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New Texas law requires more class details online

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas law that takes effect this fall requires public colleges and universities to make more detailed class descriptions available online.

The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that some schools are scrambling to find the money to institute the new law.

State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham says higher education is 1 of the largest investments a person makes. Her bill marks the first time all public institutions in Texas have been ordered to make more information available to students and anyone else who cares to look.

Martyn Gunn, vice provost for academic affairs at Texas A&M University, says the school is faced with laying off faculty in the next biennium to meet projected state budget cuts, and "here we are spending a couple of hundred thousand dollars to implement this."

Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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