Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2005 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 28, 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. Consideration of the Participation Forecast for 2005-2015 and its implications for Closing the Gaps

    2. Report on progress towards the Success Goal


  4. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate Start Time - 10:00 A.M.)


    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Report on accountability system for higher education

    3. Report on Governing Board Conference


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate Start Time - 10:30 A.M.)


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of requests from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin; the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Houston; and the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine (private postsecondary institutions offering programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine) for certificates of authority to grant degrees in Texas

    3. Consideration of review of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs for the following general academic institutions:

        Angelo State University
        Midwestern State University
        Sam Houston State University
        Stephen F. Austin State University
        Sul Ross State University
        Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College
        Texas Southern University
        Texas State University-San Marcos


    4. Consideration of approval of new degree programs and administrative changes
        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

      1. Doctor of Philosophy degree with major in Geospatial Information Sciences


    5. Report on extension and off-campus issues, including application of distance education rules to extension, non-funded and out-of-state courses and programs

    6. Consideration of a request by The University of Texas at Arlington to establish a Higher Education Center in Fort Worth

    7. Consideration of proposing new Sections 4.151 through 4.160 of Board rules, concerning Early College High Schools (First Consideration)

    8. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 4.25 of Board rules, concerning degree program requirements for students transferring from a Texas public institution of higher education to another public institution of higher education in Texas (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 5.23, 5.24, and 5.44 of Board rules, concerning planning authority for degree programs (First Consideration)

    10. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 5.50, 9.93 and 9.96 of Board rules, concerning approval of requests for new degree programs, new certificate programs, and administrative changes (First Consideration)

    11. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 12.21 of Board rules, concerning the procedures for career schools and colleges to seek authority to offer academic degrees (First Consideration)

    12. Consideration of proposing amendments to Sections 7.7 and 7.9 of Board rules, concerning standards for certificates of authority and standards for off-campus operations at exempt institutions (First Consideration)

    13. Consideration of adopting a field of study curriculum for Mexican-American Studies (Second Consideration)

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

    15. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

    16. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

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


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

  7. Commissionerís Report (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 P.M.)

  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 1:15 P.M.)


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of report evaluating the Advanced Research and Advanced Technology Programs, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and 143

    3. Consideration of report evaluating the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.860

    4. Consideration of proposing new Sections 13.120 through 13.130 of Board rules, concerning restricted research expenditures (First Consideration)

    5. Consideration of proposed guidelines for the FY 2005 Texas Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.851 through 51.860


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


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of a plan for improving adult basic education in Texas

    3. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 5.6 of Board rules, concerning distribution of operating costs of the Common Admission Application (First Consideration)

    4. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 22.112 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students (Second Consideration)

    5. Report on the College for Texans Campaign


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


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of projects for Board approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchases


      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Blanton Art Museum Ė Phase II

      2. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Construct Student Housing Expansion Ė Phase II

      3. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Construct Thermal Energy Plant

      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Construct Research Building

      5. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Re-approve Renovation of Animal Resource Center, 1108 Strand, Physical Plant, and Basic Sciences Building

      6. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Purchase 35.43 Acres of Unimproved Property

      7. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Construct Ambulatory Surgery Center

      8. Texas Engineering Extension Service/Emergency Services Training Institute
        Construct Expansion of Wastewater System and Remediate Contaminated Sites

      9. University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
        Purchase Property


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


      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 300 W. MLK Jr. Blvd and 1900 Whitis Ave

      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 1908 Whitis Ave. & 305 W. 20th St

      3. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 1908 University Ave

      4. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 1904 Ĺ University Ave

      5. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 1904 University Ave

      6. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase Property at 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911 Whitis Ave.; 205 W. 20th St.; and 200, 208, 216 W. MLK Jr. Blvd

      7. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Purchase 11.3558 Acres of Unimproved Property

      8. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve Refurbishment of Lutheran Pavilion Patient Tower

      9. The University of Texas Ė Pan American
        Purchase 701 N. 5th Ave

      10. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Construction of Chemical Engineering Building

      11. Texas A&M University Ė Corpus Christi
        Re-approve Construction of Addition to Early Childhood Development Center

      12. University of Houston
        Construct Addition to Cullen Oaks

      13. University of North Texas
        Re-approve Renovation of Chemistry Building

      14. Texas Womanís University
        Re-approve Construction of Houston Education Building


    4. Report on University of North Texas Campus Master Plan for locations in Denton and Dallas

    5. Consideration of request from Texas Southern University to dissolve Memorandum of Understanding

    6. Consideration of report on Deferred Maintenance for FY 2005 Ė FY 2009

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 17.3, 17.12, and 17.30 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Second Consideration)


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


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of proposing new Section 1.15 of Board rules, concerning the authority of the Commissioner of Higher Education to propose Board rules (First Consideration)

    3. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Section 1.31 of Board rules, concerning the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Coordinator (Second Consideration)


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


    1. Report on higher education issues for the 79th Texas Legislature


  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 3:20 P.M.)


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

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