Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 2003 Agenda


  1. Approval of Minutes of the April 24, 2003 meeting (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 9:30 a.m.)

  2. Approval of Consent Calendar (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 9:35 a.m.)

  3. Consideration of resolutions of appreciation for Coordinating Board members whose terms are expiring in August (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 9:40 a.m.)

  4. Major Actions of the 78th Texas Legislature (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 10:00 a.m.)

    1. Report on results of the 78th Texas Legislature: Legislation affecting higher education, the Coordinating Board, and Closing the Gaps


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 11:00 a.m.)

    1. Consideration of the Annual Report on Progress Toward Closing the Gaps


  6. Executive Session (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 11:45 a.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.


  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Aproximate Start Time - Thursday, 12:45 p.m.)

    1. Consideration of re-proposed Field of Study curricula for Communication (First Consideration)

    2. Consideration of withdrawing proposed amendments and proposing amendments to sections of Board rules (First Consideration):

      1. Propose amendments to Section 6.73 of Board rules concerning the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Education Grant Program (H.B. 3126, 78th Texas Legislature)


      2. Withdraw proposed amendments to Section 13.82 of Board rules and propose new amendments to Section 13.82, concerning the $1,000 tuition rebate for certain undergraduates (H.B. 1890, 78th Texas Legislature)


      3. Propose amendments to Section 4.4 of Board rules, concerning excused absences for religious holy days for students in institutions of higher education (H.B. 256, 78th Texas Legislature)


      4. Propose amendments to Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning the commissioners’ funding agreement for dual credit courses and the waiver of all or part of tuition and fees for dual credit students by public institutions of higher education (H.B. 415, H.B. 1621 and S.B. 258, 78th Texas Legislature)

      5. Propose amendments to Sections 12.1 through 12.46 of Board rules, concerning the replacement of references to proprietary schools or institutions with references to career schools or colleges (S.B. 1343, 78th Texas Legislature)


    3. Report on allocations of federal Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech-Prep, and State Leadership activities for program year 2003-2004

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

      1. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

      2. Master of Engineering (MENGR), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with major in Materials Science and Engineering

        TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY


      3. Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy (MUPEP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, each with major in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO


      4. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Civil Engineering


      5. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Rhetoric & Composition

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO


      6. Program in Cell and Molecular Biology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Biology


      7. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Environmental Science and Engineering

        UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS


      8. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Applied Gerontology

        WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY


      9. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with major in Mechanical Engineering


    5. Consideration of a plan for administering the baccalaureate degree pilot project for selected public community colleges in accordance with Senate Bill 286, 78th Texas Legislature

    6. Consideration of on-site review process and measurement instruments for schools offering Associate of Occupational Studies degrees

    7. Report on the distribution of funds trusteed to support graduate medical education for program year 2004


    8. Consideration of requests from two private postsecondary institutions, the Center for Christian Education (Irving) and the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (Dallas), for certificates of authority to grant degrees in Texas


    9. Consideration of Proposal for Decision in the matter of Temple of Praise Ministries, a Texas non-profit corporation, d/b/a National Christian University, a Texas non-profit corporation, d/b/a National Christian University College of Law, and Gilbert D. Perez, individually; and Gertrude Perez, a/k/a Trudie Perez, individually


    10. Consideration of adopting new Sections 9.181 through 9.186 of Board rules concerning academic associate degree programs (Second Consideration)


    11. Report of compliance with recommendations resulting from Institutional Effectiveness peer review visits


  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 1:45 p.m.)

    1. Consideration of a process for developing the college readiness score for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for 2004

    2. Consideration of proposing the repeal of sections, creation of sections, and emergency adoption of sections of Board rules concerning the Success Initiative (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration):

      1. Propose repeal of Sections 4.51 – 4.59 of Board rules, concerning testing and developmental education


      2. Propose new Sections 4.51 – 4.60 of Board rules, concerning implementation of the Success Initiative


      3. Propose amendments to Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning the Success Initiative requirements for dual credit students


      4. Propose amendments to Sections 12.3, 12.24, 12.28, and 12.30 of Board rules, concerning the Success Initiative and career schools or colleges


      5. Repeal, on an emergency basis, Sections 4.51 – 4.59 of Board rules, concerning testing and developmental education, and adopt, on an emergency basis, new Sections 4.51 - 4.60, concerning implementation of the Success Initiative, amendments to Section 4.85, concerning the Success Initiative requirements for dual credit students, and amendments to Sections 12.3, 12.24, and 12.30 of Board rules, concerning the Success Initiative and career schools or colleges

    3. Report on Educator Recruitment, Preparation and Retention Initiatives for 2002-2003

    4. Report on the College for Texans Campaign

    5. Consideration of proposing, and adopting on an emergency basis, new Sections 21.121 through 21.133 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Student Loan Program (S.B. 4, 78th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration)

    6. Adopt the Final Report on the Pilot Program for College Enrollment Workshops (Section 61.088, Texas Education Code and Section 40, page III-64, 2002-2003 General Appropriations Act)


    7. Consideration of proposing amendments to sections and creation of new sections of Board rules concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (First Consideration):

      1. Propose amendments to Sections 22.225, 22.226, 22.228, 22.229, 22.230 and 22.232 of Board rules, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant (S.B. 1007, 78th Texas Legislature)


      2. Propose amendments to Sections 21.950, 21.954, 21.956, 21.957, 21.958, and 21.960 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (H.B. 1882 and S.B. 1366, 78th Texas Legislature)


      3. Propose amendments to Sections 21.251, 21.255, 21.262, and 21.263 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature)


      4. Propose amendments to Section 21.26 of Board rules, concerning tuition waivers for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service (H.B. 261, 78th Texas Legislature)


      5. Propose amendments to Sections 21.53 and 21.55 of Board rules, concerning a change in the definitions and the eligibility of students for a Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan (S.B. 261 and S.B. 1343, 78th Texas Legislature)


      6. Propose new Sections 21.171 through 21.177 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature)


      7. Propose new Sections 21.2050 through 21.2056 of Board rules, concerning the Early Childhood Care Provider Student Loan Repayment Program (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature)


      8. Propose new Sections 22.280 through 22.282, concerning the Individual Development Account Information Program (S.B. 968, 78th Texas Legislature)


    8. Report on the 19th Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference


  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 2:15 p.m.)

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

      1. Stephen F. Austin State University - Construct University Center


      2. Texas Woman’s University - Construct Houston Education Building


      3. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Construct South Campus Research Building II


      4. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Construct Advanced Imaging Center


      5. The University of Texas at San Antonio - Re-approve Student Housing Phase I


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

      1. Texas A&M University - Install 138kV Electrical Transmission Line


      2. Texas A&M University-Commerce - Construct New Science Building


      3. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Install TDCJ Hospital Fire Sprinklers


      4. Texas Tech University - Renovate Art 3D Annex


      5. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Renovate FEMA 404 Projects


      6. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Renovate FEMA 406 Projects


      7. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Install Campus Circulation Improvements


      8. The University of Texas at Tyler - Construct Engineering, Science and Technology Building


      9. The University of Texas at Arlington - Construct Kalpana Chawla Hall


      10. The University of Texas at Arlington - Purchase 202 E. Border Street


      11. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Re-approve Texas Tech Parkway


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 2:45 p.m.)

    1. Consideration of adopting 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) (Second Consideration)


  11. Board Dinner (Approximate Start Time - Thursday, 6:30 p.m.)

  12. Commissioner's Report (Approximate Start Time - Friday, 8:30 a.m.)

  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate Start Time - Friday, 8:45 a.m.)

    1. Meeting of committee with Internal Auditor


    2. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s budget for Fiscal Year 2004


    3. Consideration of methodology for allocating funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board for enrollment growth at:

      1. General academic institutions, in accordance with the General Appropriations Act, p. III-57, Section 24, 78th Texas Legislature


      2. Two-year institutions, in accordance with the General Appropriations Act, p. III-55, Section 15, 78th Texas Legislature


    4. Report on the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program


  14. Matters relating to Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - Friday, 9:30 a.m.)

    1. Report on the status of reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act and impact on Texas


    2. Report on 2003 Texas Higher Education Star Awards


    3. Consideration of ratification of a higher education impact statement on HB 1566 of the 78th Texas Legislature, which provided for the offering of lower-division courses by Texas A&M University-Texarkana


    4. Discussion of actions taking during Board meeting to close the gaps


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


    6. Consideration of authorizing the Chair to appoint an ad hoc committee from the Board's membership to conduct a search for candidates for the position of commissioner of higher education