Craver named to state committee on learning technology

Ken Craver, director of distance education at Tyler Junior College, has been appointed to the Learning Technology Advisory Committee (LTAC) of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

LTAC serves as a forum for problem-solving and generating ideas to improve online education that reflect the goals of Texas’ higher education plan, 60x30TX.

The goals of 60x30TX are:
• 60 percent of Texans, ages 25-34, will earn a higher education credential by the year 2030
• at least 550,000 students will complete a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution of higher education
• graduates from Texas public institutions of higher education will have completed programs with identified marketable skills 
• undergraduate student loan debt will not exceed 60 percent of first-year wages for graduates of Texas public institutions

The Learning Technology Advising Committee, which meets up to four times per year, is composed of 23 voting members (10 each from public community colleges and public universities, two from public health-related institutions, and one from a private institution) and one non-voting undergraduate student member. Committee members serve three-year terms.

“It is an honor to serve on this committee, and I am looking forward to representing not only TJC but all Texas colleges,” Craver said.

Craver joined TJC in 1989 as a computer science professor. He was named director of distance education in 2005.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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