Housed in The Education Institute (TEI) within Texas State University’s Developmental Education Program in the College of Education’s department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Texas DEPCO extends from the Texas Success Initiative Professional Development program grant, awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Features of the Texas DEPCO include a blog featuring short articles that focus on promising practices in Developmental Education (DE) from DE and college-readiness professionals throughout Texas. The Texas DEPCO will also house an online discussion group for DE professionals to network across institutions of higher education—a forum for conversation about current and trending issues in Texas DE. Essentially, the Texas DEPCO serves as a medium for sharing ideas, classroom exercises, assignments, syllabi, infographs, models, and any other content that can contribute to the success of college-readiness professionals and DE students in Texas.
Supplemented by a social media presence that includes Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, the Texas DEPCO serves to establish, build, and nourish a community among Texas DE professionals by also serving as a central location for upcoming conferences, DE professional development events, and relevant scholarship, legislation, and policy.