(a) In this section, “advisory committee” means the adult education and literacy advisory committee created under this section.
(b) The commission shall establish an adult education and literacy advisory committee
composed of not more than nine members appointed by the commission. Members of the advisory committee must have expertise in the field of adult education
and literacy and may include adult educators, providers, advocates, current or former
adult education and literacy program students, and leaders in the nonprofit community
engaged in literacy promotion efforts. The advisory committee's membership must include at least one representative of
the business community and at least one representative of a local workforce development
(c) The advisory committee shall:
(1) meet at least quarterly;
(2) report to the commission at least annually; and
(3) advise the commission on:
(A) the development of:
(i) policies and program priorities that support the development of an educated and
skilled workforce in this state;
(ii) statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for adult education and literacy
services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skill development;
(iii) a statewide strategy for improving student transitions to postsecondary education
and career and technical education training; and
(iv) a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult
basic education and literacy program performance outcomes;
(B) the exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit community
engaged in literacy promotion efforts, entities in the business community, and other
appropriate entities to improve statewide literacy programs; and
(C) any other issue the commission considers appropriate.
(d) Chapter 2110, Government Code, does not apply to the size, composition, or duration
of the advisory committee.
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