Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 2008 Agenda

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may convene in Executive Session for any of the following items:

  1. Call to Order: Opening Remarks and Announcements
  2. Approval of Minutes from July 24, 2008 Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of Phase II of the Texas College Readiness Standards: Entry-level College Course Gap Analysis
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Presentation by The University of Texas at Brownsville
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chairís Report
    2. Report on Higher Education Policy Institute
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:


        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY- CORPUS CHRISTI

        1. Mechanical Engineering (bachelor's level)

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY- TEXARKANA

        2. Education Administration/Leadership (Doctoral-level step 2 cooperative program in cooperation with Texas A&M University-Commerce)
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to requests for a new degree program:
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to a request from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to offer existing doctoral programs at multiple regional campuses.
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Public Health and a program in Epidemiology at the Dallas, Brownsville, and Austin regional campuses
      2. Doctor of Public Health (DRPH) with a major in Public Health and a program in Occupation and Environmental Health/Aero Medicine at the San Antonio regional campus
      3. Doctor of Public Health (DRPH) with a major in Public Health and a program in Community Health Practice at the San Antonio regional campus
      4. Doctor of Public Health (DRPH) with a major in Public Health and a program in Health Promotion/Health Education at the Austin, El Paso, and Brownsville regional campuses
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the report on Projecting the Need for Medical Education in Texas
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the report on Projecting the Need for Legal Education in Texas
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Joint Partnerships Between Institutions of Higher Education Report
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Graduate Education Advisory Committee's report on Achieving Inclusiveness and Diversity in Doctoral Education in Texas: Praxis and Recommendations
    10. Consideration of adopting the staff's recommendation relating to the Study on Improving the Curricula of Professional Nursing Education, or, if necessary, in the alternative authorize the Chair and Vice Chair to adopt the report on behalf of the Board
    11. Consideration of adopting the staff's recommendation relating to the Study on Improving the Curricula of Licensed Vocational Nursing Education, or, if necessary, in the alternative authorize the Chair and Vice Chair to adopt the report on behalf of the Board
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Study on Feasibility of Providing Immunizations to Certain Students in Health Professional Degree Programs
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Technology Workforce Development annual report on grants for increasing graduates in computer science and electrical engineering, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.859
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education (GIPWE) for use in program development, approval, and revision in public higher education institutions offering two-year degree and certificate programs
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Graduate Education Advisory Committee's recommendation relating to the 18 Characteristics for Doctoral Programs
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to an amendment to Section 7.3 of Board rules, concerning Definitions
    17. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
    18. Report on substantive proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    19. Consideration of appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chairís report
    2. Discussion and possible consideration of recommendations relating to the follow-up analysis of the Feasibility Study for Restructuring State Student Financial Aid Programs in Texas
    3. Discussion of the Texas College Readiness Mandates, Responsibilities, and Deadlines document
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to new Sections 5.8 through 5.10 of Board rules, concerning Uniform Grade Point Average
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations relating to amendments to Sections 5.114 and 5.115 of Board rules concerning Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to an amendment to Section 21.1088 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to amendments to Sections 22.23 and 22.24 of Board rules, concerning the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to authorize the Board Chair and Chair of the Committee on Participation and Success to approve the report on the Texas Fund for Geography Education Program (House Bill 3590, Texas Education Code, Subchapter X, Section 61.941 - 61.945, 77th Texas Legislature)
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to authorize the Board Chair and Vice Chair to approve the update to the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan (House Bill 1, 79th Legislature, Third Called Session, 2006)
  8. Executive Session
    1. To seek attorney's advice about pending or contemplated litigation, including pending or contemplated administrative actions, pursuant to Texas Government Code Ann. 551.071(1)(A).
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chairís report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Construct College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing Building
        1851 Wiggins Drive
        El Paso, TX 79968
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Tarleton University
        Construct Dairy Center
        College Farm Road
        Stephenville, TX 76401
      2. Texas A&M University - Commerce
        Construct Music Building
        55 Stonewall Street
        Commerce, TX 75429
      3. Texas A&M University - Kingsville
        Construct New Student Housing
        700 University Blvd.
        Kingsville, TX 78363
      4. Texas Tech University
        Construct Jones AT&T Stadium East Side Expansion
        4th Street and University
        Lubbock, TX 79409
      5. The University of Texas at Austin
        Renovate and Maintain DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium
        405 East 23rd Street
        Austin, TX 78712
      6. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-Approve Construct of Utility Infrastructure Project - Phase II
        Various locations on Campus
        Austin, TX 78713
      7. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Construct Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
        1400 N. F.M. 1788
        Midland, TX 79706
      8. University of Houston
        Purchase Bayou Oaks Student Housing
        5019 Calhoun Road
        Houston, TX 77004
      9. University of Houston
        Construct W. Robertson Smith Pavilion in Robertson Stadium
        3900 Cullen
        Houston, TX 77004
    4. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Mission Specific Formula Funding Special Report for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the 2008 Regional Plan for Texas Higher Education
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to the Facility Audit Protocol
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to amendments to Subchapter S, Section 22.507 (b), (c), and Section 22.508 (c)
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating amendments to Subchapter B, Section 17.12 (b), (e), (g), and Subchapter C, Section 17.21 (b)
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations relating to a division of responsibilities for obligations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Agency staff in relation to statutes, rules, and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Strategic Planning
    11. 2009 Presentation of the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2008
    12. Legislative Update
    13. Consideration of adopting the recommendation pertaining to various issues relating to hurricane disaster
    14. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Committee's recommendation relating to new Sections 22.196 through 22.202 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of their High School Class
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chairís Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations relating to a division of responsibilities for obligations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Agency staff in relation to statutes, rules and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Agency Operations
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to repealing Sections 1.116 through 1.120 of Board rules, concerning Employee Scholarships
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to an amendment to Rule 1.16 concerning Contracts for Materials and Services
    5. Consideration of Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Proposals, or similar requests for the purchase of services as follows:
      1. Request for Proposals to conduct Phase II of the Test Alignment project
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to an amendment to the list of Exceptional Items of the Coordinating Board's Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for the 2010-2011 biennium
    7. List of contracts executed by the Commissioner since last Board meeting