Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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 April 22, 2004 meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:30 A.M.)

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

  3. Major Policy Action/Discussion (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 A.M.)


    1. Closing the Gaps by 2015: Progress and Accountability


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

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


  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 10:15 A.M.)


    1. Report on promoting research at higher education institutions

    2. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 14.1, 14.74, 14.78 of Board rules, concerning the Research Funding Programs (Second Consideration)


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


    1. Consideration of a report on the funding of Graduate Medical Education

    2. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s budget for Fiscal Year 2005

    3. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s Legislative Appropriations Request for the 2006-2007 biennium

    4. Consideration of repealing Section 1.31 of Board rules, concerning Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Coordinator (First Consideration)


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 11:45 A.M.)


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


      1. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Natural Science and Engineering Research Building

      2. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Purchase and Renovate Property at 17919 Waterview Parkway

      3. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Purchase Leasehold Interest and Exchange of Land

      4. Midwestern State University
        Construct Business Building


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


      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct Silver Stone Apartments

      2. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct Meadow Run Apartments – Phase II

      3. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Purchase and Renovate Property at 2200 Mockingbird Lane

      4. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Renovate Founders Buildings

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

      6. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Construct Berms for Medical School Building

      7. Texas A&M University
        Purchase Property at 3477 F & B Road

      8. University of North Texas
        Renovate Chemistry Building


    3. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Sections 17.1 through 17.42 and adopting new Sections 17.1 through 17.114 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Second Consideration)

    4. Consideration of Report on a Summary of Deferred Maintenance: Current Accumulated Needs, Current Expenditures, and Planned Five-Year Expenditures FY 2004 to FY 2008, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 61.0582 relating to Campus Master Plan; Deferred Maintenance


  7. Lunch Break (Approximate Start Time - 12:00 P.M.)

  8. Commissioner’s Report (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 P.M.)

  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - 1:15 P.M.)


    1. Report on the actions of the P-16 Council for 2003-2004

    2. Consideration of reports on financial aid in Texas


      1. Reports on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003

      2. Report on the effectiveness and efficiency of state financial aid programs and the alignment of state financial aid programs to help close the gaps in participation and success


    3. Consideration of additional Teacher Quality – Type B Grant Awards for 2004-2005

    4. Reports on College Participation and Success Programs:


      1. Consideration of a Report on the Higher Education Assistance Pilot Program for 2003-2004

      2. Consideration of a Report on the Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy

      3. Report on the College for Texans Campaign

      4. Report on First Generation College Student Initiatives, including new federal funding for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

      5. Report on institutional Developmental Education Plans and the Texas Success Initiative


    5. Consideration of proposing amendments to Board rules, Chapter 21, concerning the authority and purpose of various financial aid programs (First Consideration)


      1. Propose amendments to Sections 21.500 through 21.513 of Board rules, concerning the Professional Nurses’ Student Loan Repayment Program

      2. Propose amendments to Sections 21.530 through 21.542 of Board rules, concerning the Licensed Vocational Nurses' Student Loan Repayment Program

      3. Propose amendments to Sections 21.620 through 21.638 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Professional Nursing Students

      4. Propose amendments to Sections 21.650 through 21.668 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Vocational Nursing Students

      5. Propose amendments to Sections 21.800 through 21.813 of Board rules, concerning the Graduate Nurses' Education Loan Repayment Program

      6. Propose amendments to Sections 21.901 through 21.911 of Board rules, concerning the Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program

      7. Propose amendments to Sections 21.970 through 21.982 of Board rules, concerning the Minority Doctoral Incentive Program of Texas

      8. Propose amendments to Sections 21.1052 through 21.1070 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Texas Air and Army National Guard/ROTC Students


    6. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 5.6 of Board rules, concerning uniform use of the Common Admission Application (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 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)

    8. Consideration of adopting amendments to Board rules, Chapter 21, concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (Second Consideration)


      1. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.124 through 21.127 and 21.129 of Board rules for the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program, 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. Adopt amendments to Section 21.174 of Board rules for the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program, concerning eligibility requirements of teachers

      3. Adopt amendments to Section 21.256 of Board rules for the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program, concerning establishing priorities for accepting applications

      4. Adopt amendments to Section 21.560 of Board rules for the Dental Education Loan Repayment Program, concerning the authority and purpose of the program

      5. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.710, 21.711, 21.714, and 21.717 through 21.722 of Board rules for the Conditional Loan Repayment Program for Attorneys Employed by the Office of the Attorney General, 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. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.2001, 21.2003, 21.2004, and 21.2006 through 21.2008 of Board rules for the Kenneth

      7. Ashworth Fellowship Program, concerning the authority and operations of the program


    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 22.41 and 22.42 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program for Students at Independent Institutions (Second Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 21.26 of Board rules for Determining Residence Status, concerning exceptions (Second Consideration)

    11. Consideration of simultaneously adopting the repeal of current sections of Board rules, Chapter 21, and adopting new sections concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (Second Consideration)


      1. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 21.401 through 21.410 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 21.401 through 21.408, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program

      2. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 21.281 through 21.288 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 21.281 through 21.187, with change concerning the Good Neighbor Scholarship Program

      3. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 21.950 through 21.960 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 21.950 through 21.960, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program

      4. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 21.990 through 21.999 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 21.990 through 21.994, concerning the Texas National Student Exchange Program

      5. Simultaneously adopt the repeal Sections 21.1080 through 21.1089 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 21.1080 through 21.1089, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program


    12. Consideration of simultaneously adopting the repeal of current sections of Board rules, Chapter 22, and adopting new sections concerning the implementation and administration of various financial aid programs (Second Consideration)


      1. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.21 through 22.28 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.21 through 22.30, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant

      2. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.61 through 22.66 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.61 through 22.63, concerning the Provisions for the Texas Public Educational Grant Program

      3. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.101 through 22.107 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.101 through 22.113, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students

      4. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.121 through 22.128 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.121 through 22.133, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students

      5. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.141 through 22.148 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.141 through 22.148, concerning the Provisions for the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program

      6. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.161 through 22.169 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.161 through 22.172, concerning the Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

      7. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.225 through 22.234 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.225 through 22.236, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program

      8. Simultaneously adopt the repeal of Sections 22.253 through 22.260 of Board rules and adopt new Sections 22.253 through 22.262, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant II Program


    13. Consideration of adopting the repeal of sections of Board rules (Second Consideration)


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

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

      3. Adopt the repeal of 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 adopting new Sections 21.2080 through 21.2089 of Board rules, concerning the Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program (Second Consideration)

    15. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate Start Time - 2:00 P.M.)


    1. Report on Doctoral Education in Texas, Part 1: Past Trends and Critical Issues

    2. Consideration of a report on Increasing Capacity and Efficiency in Programs Leading to RN Licensure in Texas

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


        LAMAR UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with major in Educational Leadership

        TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
      2. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with majors in Pharmaceutical Sciences

        TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY – SAN MARCOS
      3. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with major in Industrial Engineering

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
      4. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Mass Communications

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      5. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Public Affairs

      6. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Cognition and Neuroscience

      7. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with majors in Psychology

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      8. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      9. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Counselor Education and Supervision


    4. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University to offer its existing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Technical Communication and Rhetoric as a distance education program

    5. Consideration of approval of Hereford Branch Campus, a branch campus of Amarillo College

    6. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 4.83 of Board rules, concerning dual credit partnerships to include a definition of Advanced Placement (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of proposing 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 (First Consideration)

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


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

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

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


    9. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

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

    11. Report on the distribution of funds trusteed to support Graduate Medical Education for program year 2005

    12. Report on allocations of federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech-Prep, and State Leadership activities for program year 2004-2005

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


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 3:30 P.M.)


    1. Consideration approval of Revised Internal Audit Charter

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

    3. Report on Customer Service

    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