Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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 January 29, 2004 meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:30 A.M.)

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

  3. Consideration of resolution of appreciation for Coordinating Board Member Windy Sitton (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 A.M.)

  4. Consideration of resolution of appreciation for Commissioner Don Brown (Approximate Start Time - 8:50 A.M.)

  5. Major Policy Action (Approximate Start Time - 9:20 A.M.)


    1. Consideration of funding formulas for use by the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in making appropriations recommendations to the Legislature


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - 10:50 A.M.)


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

    2. Consideration of authorization for the Board Chairman and the Chairman of the Planning Committee to approve the Coordinating Board Strategic Plan, 2005-2009 to be submitted to the Governorís Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 18, 2004

    3. Consideration of authorization for the Board Chairman and the Chairman of the Planning Committee to approve the Strategic Plan for Texas Public Community Colleges, 2005-2009, to be submitted to the Governorís Office and Legislative Budget Board by July 2, 2004


  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate Start Time - 11:30 A.M.)


    1. Public Hearing and consideration of adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas Variable Rate College Student Loan Refunding Bonds in an amount not to exceed $52,765,000, 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

    2. Consideration of adopting a resolution approving amendments to the Standby Bank Bond Purchase Agreement entered into in connection with the Board's State of Texas Variable Rate College Student Loan and Refunding Bonds, Series 2003, and resolving other matters relating to the subject

    3. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Sections 25.1 through 25.3 and adopting new Sections 25.1 through 25.6 of Board rules, concerning the Optional Retirement Program (Second Consideration)

    4. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 13.1, 13.20, 13.21, 13.22, 13.23, 13.24, 13.43, 13.45, 13.46, 13.47, 13.190, 13.193, 13.194, 13.195, and adopting new Sections 13.25, 13.63, 13.64 of Board rules, concerning Financial Planning (Second Consideration)


  8. Executive Session

    Under Texas Government code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in Executive Session to deliberate the appointment of a Commissioner of Higher Education.

  9. Consideration of the appointment of a Commissioner of Higher Education

  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate Start Time - 1:15 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of the Table of Programs for the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, including a request for planning authority for a School of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

    2. Consideration of approval of new degree programs and administrative changes


        BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE

      1. Bachelor of Applied Technology degree with major in Technology Management

        MIDLAND COLLEGE

      2. Bachelor of Applied Technology degree with major in Technology Management

        SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

      3. Bachelor of Applied Technology degree with major in Technology Management

        PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

      4. Doctor of Philosophy degree with major in Clinical Adolescent Psychology

        TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

      5. Associate of Applied Science degree with major in Medical Laboratory Technology

      6. Advanced Technical Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

      7. Associate of Applied Science degree with major in Histotechnology

      8. Advanced Technical Certificate in Histotechnology

        TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

      9. Doctor of Philosophy degree with major in International Business Administration

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI

      10. Doctor of Education degree with major in Curriculum and Instruction with a program in Reading


    3. Consideration of proposing rules amendments establishing the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree and proposing three Associate of Arts in Teaching curricula intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification (First Consideration)


      1. Propose an amendment to Section 4.3 of Board rules, concerning the definition for an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program

      2. Propose an amendment to Section 9.183 of Board rules, concerning degree titles, program length, and program content for academic associate degrees

      3. Propose three Associate of Arts in Teaching curricula for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification


    4. Consideration of approval of the funding formula for awards to the Tech-Prep consortia for award year 2004-2005

    5. Consideration of a request from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to offer their existing Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing Science as a distance education program to Stephen F. Austin State University

    6. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 7.4 of Board rules, concerning the addition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to the list of accrediting agencies recognized by the Board and thereby exempting private institutions accredited by ACICS from the requirement to hold a certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas†(First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 12.60 through 12.77 of Board rules, concerning the offering of bachelorís and masterís degrees by career schools and colleges (First Consideration)

    8. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 5.73 and 5.78 of Board rules, concerning the reporting of student enrollments to be counted toward the enrollment thresholds of the Higher Education Supply/Demand Pathway model (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 6.73 of Board rules, concerning the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Education Grant Program (First Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adoption of amendments to Board rules (Second Consideration)


      1. Adopt 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; adopt an amendment to Section 8.1 to include a general definition of community colleges as including junior colleges; adopt amendments to Section 8.74 and 8.123 updating the reference to the Board committee; and adopt 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. Adopt the repeal of Sections 9.1 through 9.186 and adopt new Sections 9.1 through 9.186 concerning program development in public two-year colleges†

      3. Adopt amendments to Section 10.3 updating definitions and adopt amendments throughout Chapter 10 replacing references to community/junior and technical colleges with references to two-year colleges

      4. Adopt the repeal of Sections 12.1 though 12.46 and adopt new Sections 12.1 through 12.46 concerning career schools and colleges


    11. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

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

    13. Report of compliance with recommendations resulting from Institutional Effectiveness evaluations of associate degree-granting institutions


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


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

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

    3. Report on the College for Texans Campaign

    4. Report on the State Science and Engineering Fair

    5. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 4.54(a)(3) of Board rules, concerning the college readiness standard on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and simultaneously proposing amendments to Section 4.54(a)(1)(A) and (B) and 4.54(a)(3) of Board rules concerning exemption requirements for the Texas Success Initiative (Second Consideration and First Consideration)

    6. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules, Chapter 21, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039


      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.1 through 21.6 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.51 through 21.64 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program

      3. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.151 through 21.156 of Board rules, concerning Matching Scholarships to Retain Students in Texas

      4. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.430 through 21.448 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Conditional Grant Program

      5. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.465 through 21.477 of Board rules, concerning the Early Childhood Care Provider Student Loan Repayment Program

      6. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.500 through 21.513 of Board rules, concerning the Professional Nurses' Student Loan Repayment

      7. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.530 through 21.542 of Board rules, concerning the Licensed Vocational Nurses' Student Loan Repayment Program

      8. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.590 through 21.596 of Board rules, concerning the Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program

      9. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.620 through 21.638 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Professional Nursing Students

      10. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.650 through 21.668 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Vocational Nursing Students

      11. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.680 through 21.696 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Alternative Certification Conditional Grant Program

      12. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.800 through 21.813 of Board rules, concerning the Graduate Nurses' Education Loan Repayment

      13. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.901 through 21.911 of Board rules, concerning the Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program

      14. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.931 through 21.938 of Board rules, concerning the Programs for Enrolling Students from Mexico

      15. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.970 through 21.982 of Board rules, concerning the Minority Doctoral Incentive Program of Texas

      16. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.1010 through 21.1017 of Board rules, concerning the Law Education Loan Repayment Program

      17. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.1052 through 21.1070 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Texas Air and Army National Guard/ROTC Students

      18. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.2020 through 21.2026 of Board rules, concerning the Classroom Teacher Repayment Assistant Program

      19. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.2050 through 21.2056 of Board rules, concerning the Early Childhood Care Provider Student Loan Repayment Program


    7. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules, Chapter 22, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039


      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 22.81 through 22.86 of Board rules, concerning the Texas New Horizons Scholarship Program

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 22.181 through 22.186 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Tuition Assistance Grant Program

      3. Review and re-adopt Sections 22.280 through 22.282 of Board rules, concerning the Individual Development Account Information Program


    8. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules, Chapter 21, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously proposing amendments concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (First Consideration)


      1. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.121 through 21.133 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program, and simultaneously propose amendments to Sections 21.124 through 21.127 and 21.129, concerning the priority among initial applicants for loans, the criteria for continued eligibility for loans, and clarification of instances in which loans may be forgiven

      2. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.251 through 21.263 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program, and simultaneously propose amendments to Section 21.256, concerning establishing priorities for accepting applications

      3. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.171 through 21.176 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and simultaneously propose amendments to Section 21.174, concerning eligibility requirements of teachers

      4. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.560 through 21.566 of Board rules, concerning the Dental Education Loan Repayment Program and simultaneously propose amendments to Section 21.560, concerning the authority and purpose of the program

      5. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.710 through 21.722 of Board rules, concerning the Conditional Loan Repayment Program for Attorneys Employed by the Office of the Attorney General and simultaneously propose amendments to Sections 21.710, 21.711, 21.714, and 21.717 through 21.722, concerning the authority and purpose of the program, definitions used, eligibility requirements for attorneys and the deletion of obsolete sections related to a conditional loan repayment program

      6. Review and re-adopt Sections 21.2001 through 21.2008 of Board rules, concerning the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program, and simultaneously propose amendments to Sections 21.2001, 21.2003, 21.2004, and 21.2006 through 21.2008, concerning the authority and operations of the program.


    9. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Sections 22.41 and 22.42 of Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, concerning the Provisions for the State Student Incentive Grant Program, and simultaneously proposing amendments to Sections 22.41 and 22.42, concerning the Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program for Students at Independent Institutions (First Consideration)

    10. Consideration of the review and re-adoption Sections 21.21 through 21.27 of Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, concerning Determining Residence Status and simultaneously proposing amendments to Section 21.26, concerning exceptions (First Consideration)

    11. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules, Chapter 21, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously proposing the repeal of current sections and proposing new sections concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (First Consideration)


      1. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 21.401 through 21.410 of Board rules and propose new Sections 21.401 through 21.408, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program

      2. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 21.281 through 21.288 of Board rules and propose new Sections 21.281 through 21.187, concerning the Good Neighbor Scholarship Program

      3. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 21.950 through 21.960 of Board rules and propose new Sections 21.950 through 21.960, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program

      4. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 21.990 through 21.999 of Board rules and propose new Sections 21.990 through 21.994 concerning the Texas National Student Exchange Program

      5. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, simultaneously repealing Sections 21.1080 through 21.1089 of Board rules and propose new Sections 21.1080 through 21.1089, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program


    12. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Board rules, Chapter 22, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously proposing the repeal of current sections and proposing new sections concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (First Consideration)


      1. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.21 through 22.28 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.21 through 22.30, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant

      2. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.61 through 22.66 of Board rules regarding Provisions for the Texas Public Grant Programs and propose new Sections 22.61 through 22.63, concerning the Provisions for the Texas Public Educational Grant Program.

      3. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.101 through 22.107 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.101 through 22.113, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students

      4. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.121 through 22.128 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.121 through 22.133, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students

      5. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.141 through 22.148 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.141 through 22.148, concerning the Provisions for the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program

      6. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.161 through 22.169 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.161 through 22.172, concerning the Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

      7. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.225 through 22.234 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.225 through 22.236, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program

      8. Review and re-adopt Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, and simultaneously propose the repeal of Sections 22.253 through 22.260 of Board rules and propose new Sections 22.253 through 22.262, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant II Program


    13. Consideration of the review of Board rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039 and simultaneously proposing the repeal sections of Board rules (First Consideration)


      1. Repeal Sections 21.740 through 21.749 of Board rules, concerning Incentive Grants for Professional Nursing Student Retention

      2. Repeal Sections 21.770 through 21.779 of Board rules, concerning Incentive Grants for Vocational Nursing Student Retention

      3. Repeal Sections 22.1 through 22.8 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions for All Grant and Scholarship Programs Described in Chapter 22


    14. Consideration of proposing new Sections 21.2080 through 21.2089 of Board rules, concerning the Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program (First Consideration)

    15. Consideration of proposing new Sections 22.1 and 22.2 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program for Students at Independent Institutions (First Consideration)


  12. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 3:30 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of request for Board approval of construction


      1. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Construct Student Housing Expansion


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


      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct New Chiller #5 and Infrastructure Improvements

      2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approve Construction of Recreation Center

      3. Texas A&M University-Kingsville
        Construct Wildlife Center

      4. Texas Tech University
        Renovate Student Union Building IIB

      5. Lamar University
        Approve Energy Savings Performance Contract


    3. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Section 17.1 through 17.42 in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039, concerning Campus Planning, and simultaneously proposing the repeal of Sections 17.1 through 17.42 and proposing new Sections 17.1 through 17.114 of Board rules (First Consideration)


  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 4:00 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of†report on FY 2003 research expenditures, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 61.05(h)

    2. Consideration of the review and re-adoption of Sections 14.1 through 14.95 in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039 and simultaneously proposing amendments to Sections 14.1, 14.74, 14.78 of Board rules, concerning the Research Funding Programs (First Consideration)


  14. Matters relating to Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 4:45 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of guidelines for the 2004 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

    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


  15. Commissioner's Report