Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 2003 Agenda
List of Board Materials Mailed             Special Interest Memo


  1. Approval of Minutes of the January 30-31, 2003 meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:30 a.m.)

  2. Approval of the Consent Calendar (Approximate Start Time - 8:35 a.m.)

  3. Resolution of Appreciation of Coordinating Board Member Marc Cisneros (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 a.m.)

  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - 8:50 a.m.)

    1. Consideration of preliminary report on progress towards Participation and Success goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate Start Time - 9:45 a.m.)

    1. Report on the work of the Transfer Issues Advisory Committee

    2. Consideration of approval of the funding formula for awards to the Tech-Prep consortia for award year 2003-2004

    3. Consideration of Mission Statement and Table of Programs for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

    4. Consideration of approval and certification of adequacy of financing for new degree programs and administrative changes

        SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Aquatic Resources

        TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

      2. Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with major in Educational Leadership

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

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

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

      4. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Political Science

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

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

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN

      6. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with major in Social Work

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

      7. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with major in Biomedical Engineering


    5. Consideration of a request from Texas A&M University to establish a branch campus in Qatar

    6. Consideration of proposing new Sections 9.181 through 9.186 of Board rules, concerning academic associate degree programs (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of adopting repeal of sections, adopting new sections, and adopting amendments to sections of Board rules (Second Consideration):

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

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

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

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

      5. Repeal 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. Repeal Sections 13.140 – 13.164 of Board rules, concerning family practice residency program and graduate medical education program funding

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

      8. Adopt 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. Adopt amendments to Section 13.82 of Board rules, concerning the $1,000 tuition rebate for certain undergraduates


    8. Report of compliance with recommendations resulting from Institutional Effectiveness evaluations


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - 10:45 a.m.)

    1. Presentation of the fifth annual Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship for graduate study in public affairs, public policy, or public administration

    2. Consideration of approval of 2003-2004 Teacher Quality Grants to improve the teaching of mathematics, science, and reading in the elementary and secondary schools

    3. Report on the College for Texans Campaign

    4. Report on the State Science and Engineering Fair

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


  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 11:00 a.m.)

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

      1. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Construct Institute of Molecular Medicine

      2. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Renovate University Plaza

      3. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Renovate Animal Resource Center, 1108 Strand, Physical Plant, and Basic Sciences Building

      4. The University of Texas at Arlington Construct Chemistry and Physics Building

      5. The University of Texas at Arlington Renovate Activities Building

      6. Southwest Texas State University Renovate Education Building

      7. University of Houston Re-approve MD Anderson Library

    2. Consideration of requests for Committee approval of construction and rehabilitation projects

      1. The University of Texas – Pan American Purchase 1407 East Freddy Gonzalez Drive

      2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Install Emergency Fire Safety Sprinkler System, Phase II

      3. West Texas A&M University Purchase 2300 North Western Street, Amarillo

      4. Sam Houston State University Construct Sam Houston Village Student Housing Complex


    3. Consideration of adopting amendments to sections, adopting repeal of sections, and adopting new sections of Board rules (Second Consideration):

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

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

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

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

    4. Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas Southern University


  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 11:30 a.m.)

    1. Consideration of approval of proposal guidelines for the FY 2004 – FY 2005 Advanced Research and Advanced Technology Programs, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and Chapter 143 

    2. Consideration of approval of proposal guidelines for the FY 2004 – FY 2005 Texas Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.831-51.840

    3. Consideration of report on FY 2002 research expenditures, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 61.051(h)

    4. Consideration of proposing an amendment to Section 13.193 of Board rules, concerning submissions by institutions related to grant competitions under the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.837(a) and Section 61.051(p) (First Consideration)


  9. Executive Session (Approximate Start Time - 12:00 p.m.)

    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.


  10. Commissioner’s Report (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 p.m.)

  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate Start Time - 1:15 p.m.)

    1. Report of committee’s meeting with Internal Auditor

    2. Report on the seven percent reduction to the Coordinating Board’s budget for Fiscal Year 2003

    3. Report on the 12.5 percent reduction to the Coordinating Board’s request for legislative appropriations for 2004-2005


  12. Matters relating to the Committee on Legislative Relations (Approximate Start Time - 3:00 p.m.)

    1. Report on higher education issues for the 78th Legislature

    2. Report on the status of the Coordinating Board’s Sunset Bill


  13. Matters relating to Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 3:30 p.m.)

    1. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 78th Texas Legislature

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

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