Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

Janaury 2004 Agenda


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may convene in Executive Session for any of the following items:
  1. Approval of Minutes of the October 30, 2003 meeting

  2. Approval of the Consent Calendar

  3. Major Policy Discussion

    1. How can tuition flexibility be used to achieve affordability and the goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015?


  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success

    1. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 4.54(a)(2) of Board rules, concerning the college readiness standard on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) (First Consideration)

    2. Consideration of approval of 2004-2005 Teacher Quality Grants - Type A to improve teaching of mathematics and science in secondary schools

    3. Report on the College For Texans Campaign

    4. Report on the First Generation College Student Grants

    5. Report on implementation of the Freshman SUCCESS Pilot Program


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning

    1. Report on the Governing Board Conference and 2003 Star Awards

    2. Update on the Success Goal


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning

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

      1. Texas Tech University
        Construct Residence Hall

      2. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Easterwood Airport West Side Development Phase I


    2. Actions taken by the Committee of Campus Planning on construction and rehabilitation projects and property purchases

      1. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
        Re-approve construction of Lubbock Health Sciences Center Clinical Tower/Research Center

      2. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve construction of Residence Life Administration Building

      3. Prairie View A&M University
        Construct Juvenile Justice and Psychology Building

      4. Texas A&M International University
        Construct Student Housing Phase II

      5. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
        Construct Addition to Early Childhood Development Center

      6. University of Houston
        Renovate 17 buildings Ė FY 2004 Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance Projects

      7. University of Houston
        Purchase property at 4414 Wheeler St.

      8. University of Houston
        Purchase property at 4420 Wheeler St.

      9. University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
        Re-approve construction of Biotechnology Center and School of Public Health

      10. Texas Southern University
        Re-approve construction of KTSU Radio Station and Recording Studio

      11. Texas Woman's University
        Renovate Old Main

      12. Texas Woman's University
        Construct Apartment-Style Housing

      13. The University of Texas - San Antonio
        Re-approve construction of Biotechnology Science and Engineering Building

      14. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Construct Student Dorms

      15. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate Main Campus to Modify Energy Systems

      16. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-approve Renovation of Benedict, Mezes and Batts Halls


  7. Lunch Break

  8. Commissionerís Report

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

    1. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Sections 13.1 through 13.197 in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously proposing amendments to Sections 13.1, 13.20, 13.22, 13.23, 13.24, 13.43, 13.45, 13.46, 13.47, 13.190, 13.193, 13.194, 13.195 and creation of new Sections 13.25, 13.63, 13.64 of Board rules, concerning Financial Planning (First Consideration)

    2. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Sections 1.1 through 1.83 and adopting new Sections 1.1 through 1.99 of Board rules, concerning Agency Administration (Second Consideration)

    3. Consideration of withdrawing the proposed repeal of Sections 25.1 through 25.3 and proposed new Sections 25.1 through 25.6 of Board rules, and re-proposing the repeal of Sections 25.1 through 25.3 and new Sections 25.1 through 25.6 of Board rules, concerning the Optional Retirement Program (First Consideration)

    4. Consideration of amending the Coordinating Board budget for Fiscal Year 2004


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

    1. Consideration of approval for Hereford Independent School District to hold an election for a branch campus maintenance tax in association with Amarillo College

    2. Progress report on the development of a performance and accountability system for Texas public higher education based on Closing the Gaps

    3. Progress report on the study of doctoral education in Texas public institutions of higher education

    4. Consideration of review of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs for:

      1. The University of Texas Systemís general academic institutions

      2. All Texas public health-related institutions


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

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Hispanic Studies with cooperation and participation by Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE

      3. Master of Science (MS) degree with major in Physics


    6. Report on projects funded by two Carl D. Perkins Grants:

      1. Report by Michael Bettersworth, Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Systems and Technology, Texas State Technical College System, on the Programs for Emerging Technologies project, a new program to identify, evaluate and forecast potential emerging technology programs which are likely to have a positive impact on the stateís economy

      2. Report by Dr. Reynaldo Garcia, Executive Director, Texas Association of Community Colleges, on the Community College Strategic Planner, a new strategic planner used by Texas colleges to forecast local and regional jobs by industry and occupational demand including a curricula component that allows colleges to develop the needed courses


    7. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University to establish a higher education center at Junction

    8. Consideration of projecting the need for pharmacy education in Texas

    9. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to offer a full Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

    10. Consideration of a request from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth for planning authority for a School of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

    11. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 4.22 and 4.23 of Board rules and adding Section 4.35 to Board rules, concerning the Texas Common Course Numbering System (First Consideration)

    12. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 4.83 and 4.85(b) of Board rules, concerning student eligibility requirements for dual credit courses and appropriate college readiness assessment requirements (First Consideration)

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

      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 8.1 through 8.124 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to the creation, expansion, dissolution, or conservatorship of public community college districts; and simultaneously propose amendments to Sections 8.1 and 8.75 updating references to Board rules that have changed with the repeal and adoption of other Board rules amendments; propose an amendment to Section 8.1 to include a general definition of community colleges as including junior colleges; propose amendments to Section 8.74 and 8.123 updating the reference to the Board committee; and propose amendments to Sections 8.96 and 8.98 clarifying procedures for counties with a population of less than 150,000 seeking approval of a branch campus maintenance tax

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 9.1 through 9.186 of Board rules, concerning program development in public community/junior college districts and technical colleges; and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 9.1 through 9.186; and proposing new Sections 9.1 through 9.186 concerning program development in public two-year colleges

      3. Review and re-adopt Sections 10.1 through 10.24 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to institutional effectiveness in public two-year colleges; and simultaneously propose amendments to Section 10.3 updating definitions; and propose amendments throughout Chapter 10 replacing references to community/junior and technical colleges with references to two-year colleges

      4. Review and re-adopt Sections 12.1 through 12.46 of Board rules, concerning career schools and colleges; and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 12.1 though 12.46 and propose new Sections 12.1 through 12.46 concerning career schools and colleges


    14. Consideration of adoption of amendments to Board rules (Second Consideration):

      1. Adopt amendments to Section 4.85(d) of Board rules, concerning dual credit courses, adding an exception allowing dual credit students to mix with high school-only students in dual credit classes

      2. Adopt amendments to Sections 11.24, 11.25 and 11.28, concerning 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

      3. Adopt amendment 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)


  11. Matters relating to Board Operations

    1. Annual Report of the College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps

    2. Consideration of the appointment of the Secretary of the Board

    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

    5. Consideration of resolution of appreciation for Coordinating Board Member Dr. Hector Ruiz