October 14, 2009
4. “The constitutional amendment establishing the national research university fund to enable emerging research universities in this state to achieve national prominence as major research universities and transferring the balance of the higher education fund to the national research university fund.”
This proposition would lead to the establishment of a national research university fund to provide a funding source for Texas’ seven emerging research universities -- Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Houston, and University of North Texas. These funds would help the schools become major research universities and gain prominence at the national level.