Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2003 Agenda
List of Board Materials Mailed             Special Interest Memo




  1. Approval of Minutes of the October 24-25, 2002 meeting

  2. Approval of Minutes of the November 19-20, 2002 planning meeting

  3. Approval of Minutes of the November 27, 2002 emergency meeting

  4. Approval of Consent Calendar for entire meeting

  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning


    1. Major Policy Issues:


      1. Consideration of the Participation and Success Forecast for 2003-2015 and its implications for Closing the Gaps

      2. Issues related to the Excellence Goal of Closing the Gaps


        1. Consideration of report on progress towards Excellence goal and targets

        2. Consideration of process to establish institutional benchmarks and peers


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning


    1. Major Policy Issues:


      1. Consideration of the most appropriate balance of appropriations, tuition and fees and financial aid to achieve goals of Closing the Gaps

      2. Consideration of report on the cost/benefit study for Closing the Gaps


    2. Issues related to formula funding recommendations:


      1. Report on additional studies related to health-related institutions’ small program supplement

      2. Consideration of a report on the costs and benefits of annexation of property currently not included in a community college district


    3. Public hearing on resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas Variable Rate College Student Loan and Refunding Bonds in an amount not to exceed $178,190,000, in one or more series; authorizing the Commissioner to approve all final terms of the bonds; approving the forms of an Official Statement, purchase contract, paying agent/registrar agreement, escrow agreement, remarketing agreement, tender agent agreement, and liquidity agreement; and resolving other matters related to the subject

    4. Meeting of committee with Internal Auditor


  7. Executive Session


    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.071, the Board will meet in closed session to consult with its attorneys regarding pending litigation involving:


      1. HEB Ministries, Inc.

      2. Institute for Teaching God’s Word, Inc.


  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Research


    1. Consideration of the evaluation report on the Advanced Research and Advanced Technology Programs, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and Chapter 143

    2. Consideration of authorizing the Commissioner to make supplemental grants under the Advanced Research Program and Advanced Technology Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and Chapter 143

    3. Status report on review of Standards and Accounting Methods for Reporting Restricted Research Expenditures

    4. Consideration of authorizing the Commissioner to accept the final report of the external advisory panel for the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.840

    5. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 13.194 of Board rules, concerning confidentiality of information related to the proposal evaluation for the grant awards under the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.837(a) and Section 61.051(p) (Second consideration)

    6. Consideration of adopting new Sections 14.1-14.95 of Board rules, concerning the administration of the research funding programs, including the Advanced Research Program, the Advanced Technology Program, and the Technology Development and Transfer Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and Chapter 143 (Second consideration)


  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence


    1. Consideration of proposing Field of Study curricula for Communication (First consideration)

    2. Consideration of adopting Field of Study curricula (Second consideration):


      1. Computer Science

      2. Criminal Justice


    3. Consideration of approval and certification of adequacy of financing for new degree programs and administrative changes
        LAMAR UNIVERSITY

      1. Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree with major in Audiology

        PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Educational Leadership

      3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Electrical Engineering

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO

      4. Joint Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with major in Biomedical Engineering

        WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

      5. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Agriculture


    4. Issues related to developmental education:


      1. Consideration of an addendum to the October 2002 report of the mathematics developmental education study to provide additional information on differences in full-time and part-time students and an analysis of initial test scores

      2. Report of the results of (1) the on-line survey of developmental education faculty concerning institutional “best practices” and policies for developmental education programs, and (2) the phone survey conducted on student “leavers” who were required to take mathematics developmental education in order to determine major impediments to success


    5. Consideration of a recommended plan for adult basic education

    6. Consideration of proposing the repeal of sections, creation of sections, and amendments to sections of Board rules (First consideration):


      1. Propose repeal of Sections 5.1 – 5.421 of Board rules, concerning program development in public universities, health-related institutions, and two-year colleges

      2. Propose repeal of Section 9.145 and propose amendments to Sections 9.141 and 9.143 of Board rules, concerning the general oversight of public two-year colleges

      3. Propose new Sections 4.1 – 4.135 of Board rules, concerning general oversight of public universities, health-related institutions, and two-year colleges

      4. Propose new Sections 5.1 – 5.78 of Board rules, concerning academic policies affecting public universities and/or health-related institutions

      5. Propose repeal of Sections 13.120 – 13.125 of Board rules, concerning certification of adequacy of financing for new degree programs and administrative changes at public universities and health-related institutions

      6. Propose repeal of Sections 13.140 – 13.164 of Board rules, concerning family practice residency program and graduate medical education program funding

      7. Propose new Sections 6.1 – 6.74 of Board rules, concerning certain health-related education and research programs

      8. Propose new Sections 7.1 – 7.17 of Board rules, concerning private and out-of-state institutions offering baccalaureate, graduate or professional degrees in Texas

      9. Propose amendments to Sections 13.82 of Board rules, concerning the $1,000 tuition rebate for certain undergraduates


    7. Consideration of a request from Hispanic Baptist Theological School, a private postsecondary institution, for a certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas

    8. Report on the Coordinating Board’s “Supply and Demand Pathway Model” and the educational centers established in accordance with its provisions

    9. Report on institutional efficiencies at public universities, community and technical colleges, and health-related institutions:


      1. Summary of academic program creations and closures

      2. Results of survey of efficiencies  


    10. Consideration of Proposal for Decision in the matter of First Century Christian Church doing business as First Century Christian College of Law

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 12.30 of Board rules, concerning Texas Academic Skills Program test requirements for students graduating from proprietary institutions (Second consideration)

    12. Consideration of an addendum to the report Projecting the Need for Legal Education in Texas, adopted by the Board in October 2002


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success


    1. Discussion of next steps in College for Texans Campaign

    2. Report on institutions’ Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy Plans

    3. Consideration of adopting or withdrawing amendments to Section 5.315 (c)(2)(A),(B),(C),(D) of Board rules concerning levels set for passing scores on alternative tests (Second Consideration).

    4. Consideration of adopting repeal of sections and adopting amendments to sections of Board rules, concerning the administration of various financial aid programs (Second consideration)


      1. Adopt repeal of Section 21.182 of Board rules, concerning affirmations for the Texas Public Educational Grant Program

      2. Adopt repeal of Section 21.132 of Board rules, concerning affirmations for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program

      3. Adopt repeal of Subchapter K, Chapter 22 of Board rules concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program

      4. Adopt amendments to Section 22.6 (e) (2) of Board rules concerning the general provisions for all grants and scholarships described in this chapter

      5. Adopt amendments to Section 22.25 of Board rules, concerning refunds for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program

      6. Adopt amendments to Section 22.128 of Board rules, concerning refunds for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students

      7. Adopt amendments to Section 22.183 of Board rules, concerning the eligible students provisions for the Texas Tuition Assistance Grant Program

      8. Adopt amendments to Section 22.84 of Board rules, concerning the selection of recipients provisions of the Texas New Horizons Scholarship Program

      9. Adopt amendments to Sections 22.226, 22.228, 22.229 and 22.232 of Board rules, concerning the definitions, student eligibility requirements, hardship provisions and awards and adjustments for the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success Grant Program


    5. Consideration of proposing the repeal of Sections 21.51 – 21.65 of Board rules and the adoption of new Sections 21.51 – 21.64 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood Loan Program (First consideration)


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning


    1. Consideration of requests for Board approval of construction and rehabilitation projects


      1. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Addition to Engineering Building

      2. University of North Texas
        Construct Residence Hall 3


    2. Campus Planning Committee actions


      1. Angelo State University
        Construct Management, Instruction and Research Building Addition

      2. Lamar University
        Purchase 9 properties in Beaumont

      3. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
        Relocate Utilities, Realign Streets and Expand Parking

      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approve Medical School Indoor Air-Quality Project

      5. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-approve Utility Infrastructure Expansion/Upgrade

      6. University of North Texas
        Construct Athletic Center

      7. University of North Texas
        Purchase 408-412 North Texas Boulevard, Denton

      8. University of North Texas
        Purchase 1811 Maple Street, Denton

      9. University of North Texas
        Purchase 12 Acres on Bonnie Brae Drive, Denton

      10. University of North Texas
        Purchase 2108-2112 West Prairie Street, Denton

      11. University of North Texas
        Purchase 106-114 North Texas Boulevard, Denton

      12. Texas Southern University
        Construct School of Public Affairs Building

      13. Texas Southern University
        Renovate School of Technology Building


    3. Consideration of adopting repeal of sections and adopting amendments to sections of Board rules, concerning campus planning (First Consideration)


      1. Propose amendments to Section 17.4(b)(7), 17.4(d)(2), 17.4(d)(6), and 17.4(h)(2) of Board rules, concerning approval of projects

      2. Propose amendments to Section 17.5(b)(2) of Board rules, concerning submission of projects

      3. Propose repeal of Section 17.40 and adopt new Section 17.40 of Board rules, concerning required reports

      4. Propose amendments to Section 17.10(c) and 17.10(d) of Board rules, concerning thresholds


  12. Commissioner’s Report

  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Legislative Relations


    1. Consideration of Coordinating Board priorities and higher education issues for the 78th Legislature


  14. Matters relating to Board Operations


    1. Consideration of adopting 2003-2004 Work Plan

    2. Consideration of guidelines for 2003 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

    3. Discussion of actions taken during Board meeting to close the gaps

    4. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner since the previous Board meeting