Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 2003 Agenda


  1. Approval of Minutes of the July 17-18, 2003 meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:30 A.M.)

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

  3. Major Issue (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 A.M.)


    1. Policy Issue: What type of accountability and performance system would contribute the most to closing the gaps in success?


  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 10:10 A.M.)


    1. Consideration of grants to be awarded under the 2003 Advanced Technology Program

    2. Consideration of grants to be awarded under the 2003 Technology Workforce Development Grant Program

    3. Consideration of report on institutional use of grants for increasing graduates in computer science and electrical engineering, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.840 (Senate Bill 353, 77th Texas Legislature)


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - 11:00 A.M.)


    1. Report on the Fall 2003 Preliminary Enrollment

    2. Report on the impact of FY 2004 legislative appropriations on public institutions of higher education


  6. Lunch Break (Approximate Start Time - 11:45 A.M.)

  7. Commissionerís Report (Approximate Start Time - 12:45 P.M.)

  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of adopting Field of Study curricula for Communication (Second Consideration)

    2. 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

    3. Report on the Higher Education Pathway Model

    4. Consideration of revised measurement instruments for the on-site review process for career schools and colleges offering Associate of Applied Science and/or Associate of Applied Arts degrees

    5. Report on the Annual Report to the United States Department of Educationís Office for Civil Rights on the Priority Plan to Strengthen Education at Prairie View A&M University and at Texas Southern University

    6. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039:


      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 4.1 through 4.135 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to all public institutions of higher education, and simultaneously propose an amendment to Section 4.85(d) concerning dual credit courses, adding an exception allowing dual credit students to mix with high school-only students in dual credit classes (First Consideration)

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 5.1 through 5.78 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to public universities and/or health-related institutions of higher education in Texas

      3. Review and re-adopt Sections 6.1 through 6.74 of Board rules, concerning health education, training, and research funds

      4. Review and re-adopt Sections 7.1 through 7.17 of Board rules, concerning private and out-of-state public postsecondary educational institutions operating in Texas

      5. Review and re-adopt Sections 11.1 through 11.30 of Board rules, and simultaneously propose amendments to Sections 11.24, 11.25, and 11.28 concerning updating references in Chapter 11 of Board rules for two-year associate degree granting institutions that have changed with the repeal and adoption of other Board rules amendments (First Consideration)


    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to sections of Board rules (Second Consideration):


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

      3. Adopt amendments to Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning the commissionersí 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)

      4. Adopt 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)


    8. Consideration of withdrawing proposed amendments and proposing new 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) (First Consideration)


  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - 1:45 P.M.)


    1. Report on the First Generation College Student Initiative, a joint federal Workforce Investment Act Incentive Grant to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, and the Coordinating Board for 2003-2004

    2. Report on the evaluation of the GO Theatre and Community Based Outreach for the College for Texans Campaign

    3. Consideration of a process for selecting institutions to participate in the Freshman SUCCESS Pilot Program (Section 51.9356, Texas Education Code as amended by Senate Bill 4 of the 78th Texas Legislature)

    4. Consideration of adopting the repeal of sections and adopting new sections of Board rules concerning the Success Initiative (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature) (Second Consideration):


      1. Adopt repeal of Sections 4.51 through 4.59 of Board Rules, concerning testing and developmental education

      2. Adopt new Sections 4.51 through 4.60 of Board rules, concerning implementation of the Texas Success Initiative

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

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


    5. Consideration of Report on the Admission Referral System Pilot Program (H.B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 39, page III-64 of the 77th Texas Legislature)

    6. Consideration of adopting amendments to sections and adopting new sections of Board rules concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (Second Consideration):


      1. Adopt 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 Program (S.B. 1007, 78th Texas Legislature)

      2. Adopt 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. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.251, 21.555, 21.262, and 21.263 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature)

      4. Adopt 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. Adopt 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. Adopt new Sections 21.171 through 21.176 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (S.B. 286, 78th Texas Legislature)

      7. Adopt amendments to 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. Adopt new Sections 22.280 through 22.285, concerning the Individual Development Account Information Program (S.B. 968, 78th Texas Legislature)

      9. Adopt 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)


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 2:15 P.M.)


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


      1. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate Seven Buildings and Address Infrastructure Upgrades
        (Backfill Phase III)

      2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate Cancer Prevention Building for Computing Data Center

      3. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Re-approve North Campus Phase 4 (Research Complex)


    2. Committee approval of construction and rehabilitation projects and land donation


      1. Texas State University Ė San Marcos
        Construct Round Rock Higher Education Center and Accept
        Donation of 100 Acres of Land

      2. Texas Tech University
        Re-approve Construction of University Golf Course

      3. University of North Texas
        Re-approve Construction of Athletic Center

      4. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate Fannin Holcombe Building

      5. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Purchase Remote Data Center

      6. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Renovate Mesa Building/Gymnasium; Phase I

      7. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Re-approve Student Housing Phase II

      8. Sam Houston State University
        Re-approve Construction of Sam Houston Village

      9. Texas Womanís University
        Renovate and Expand Parkland Campus

      10. Texas Womanís University
        Renovate and Upgrade Steam Tunnel Infrastructure


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate Start Time - 2:45 P.M.)


    1. Report on the cost study for the Instruction and Operation Matrix for the General Academic Institutions

    2. Report on appropriations to Texas public institutions of higher education made by the 78th Texas Legislature

    3. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039:


      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 1.1 through 1.83 of Board rules, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 1.1 through 1.83 and propose new Sections 1.1 through 1.99 of Board rules concerning Agency Administration (First Consideration)

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 25.1 through 25.3 of Board rules, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 25.1 through 25.3 and propose new Sections 25.1 through 25.6 of Board rules, concerning Optional Retirement Program (First Consideration)


  12. Matters relating to Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 3:30 P.M.)


    1. Report on Governing Board Conference

    2. Report on 2003 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

    3. Consideration of the appointment of the Secretary of the Board

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

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