Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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 July 15, 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 Discussion/Action (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 A.M.)


    1. Update on State Demographics by Dr. Steve Murdock

    2. Report on the Fall 2004 Preliminary Enrollment

    3. Accountability System for Texas Higher Education


      1. Consideration of the Accountability System for Public Universities, Health- Related Institutions, State Colleges and Technical Colleges

      2. Report on the Accountability System for Public Community Colleges


  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - 10:45 A.M.)


    1. Consideration of approval for the 2004 Regional Report


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 11:15 A.M.)


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


      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Residence Hall – Phase II

      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology

      3. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Purchase of Zale Lipshy University Hospital

      4. Texas A&M University
        Construct General Services Complex

      5. University of Houston
        Construct Parking Garage

      6. Sul Ross State University
        Construct Student Housing


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


      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct MRI Imaging Center – Phase I & II

      2. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Renovate Founders Building – Stage 3

      3. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Re-approve Construction of Student Dormitory and Academic Excellence Center

      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approve Repair of the Medical School Building

      5. Texas A&M University
        Construct Bonfire Memorial

      6. Texas A&M University-Commerce
        Purchase Driftwood Terrace Apartments

      7. University of Houston
        Re-approve Renovation of M.D. Anderson Library

      8. University of Houston
        Renovate Buildings – FY 2005 Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance Projects

      9. Texas Tech University
        Renovate and Construct Addition of Child Development Research Center and Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery

      10. Lamar University-Beaumont
        Renovate and Construct Addition to McDonald Gym

      11. Texas Southern University
        Re-approve Renovation of Infrastructure Upgrades and Beautification


    3. Consideration of report on Higher Education Assistance Fund Reallocation for the period FY 2006 through FY 2015

    4. Consideration of report on pre-proposals for Tuition Revenue Bond Requests for the 2006-2007 biennium

    5. Consideration of report on Master Plans FY 2005–2010

    6. of amending Sections 17.3, 17.12 and 17.30 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (First Consideration)


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

  7. Commissioner’s 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. Report on Doctoral Education in Texas, Part 2: Recommendations for the State

    2. Consideration of proposing a field of study curriculum for Mexican-American Studies (First Consideration)

    3. Consideration of a request from The University of Texas at Tyler for planning authority for a doctoral-level program in Human Resource Development

    4. Consideration of requests from four private postsecondary institutions offering programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine for certificates of authority to grant degrees in Texas

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

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI

      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Coastal and Marine Systems Science
        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with major in Chemistry


    6. Report on the Lumina Foundation's Achieving the Dream project

    7. Report on The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston’s offering of its existing Doctor of Science in Nursing (DSN) degree with major in Nursing Science as a distance education program

    8. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 4.7(b) of Board rules, concerning changing references from the former Texas Academic Skills Program to the Texas Success Initiative (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 5.45 (3) and 5.46 (5) of Board rules, concerning the academic qualifications of faculty in Texas institutions of higher education in regard to requests for new degree programs (First Consideration)

    10. Deleted

    11. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 7.4(a) of Board rules, concerning accrediting agencies which exempt institutions from Board oversight, to list the new names of recognized accreditors (First Consideration)

    12. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 4.83 and 4.85 of Board rules, concerning dual credit partnerships to include a definition of Advanced Placement (Second Consideration)

    13. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning the public education and higher education 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 (Second Consideration)

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


  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 2:15 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of report on the 2004 Research Assessment Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Chapter 144

    2. 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 51.859


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - 2:30 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 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for 2004-2005

    2. Report on the College for Texans Campaign

    3. Report on actions of the Participation and Success Committee

    4. Consideration of the Report on the Freshman SUCCESS Pilot Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.9356

    5. Consideration of the report on the value of the Texas Geography Fund Programs, the membership of its advisory committee, projects supported by the fund, and other information, as provided in the Texas Education Code, Sections 61.944 and 61.945 (House Bill 3598, 77th Texas Legislature)

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

    7. Consideration of Report on the Admission Referral System Pilot Program, in accordance with H.B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 26, page III-58 of the 78th Texas Legislature

    8. Consideration of proposing an amendment to Section 22.112 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Board rules, Chapter 21, concerning the authority and purpose of various financial aid programs (Second Consideration)


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

      2. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.530 through 21.542 of Board rules, with changes to Section 21.531(4) and Section 21.533, concerning the Licensed Vocational Nurses' Student Loan Repayment Program

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

      4. Adopt amendments to Sections 21.650 through 21.668 of Board rules, with changes to Section 21.652(1)(D) and Section 21.653(a)(1), concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Vocational Nursing Students

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

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

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

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


    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 5.6 of Board rules, concerning uniform use of the Common Admission Application (Second Consideration)


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Legislative Relations (Approximate Start Time - 3:00 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of Coordinating Board issues for the 79th Texas Legislature


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


    1. Report on 2004 Texas Higher Education Star Awards and Governing Board Training

    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