Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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 January 27, 2005 meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:30 A.M.)

  2. Approval of Minutes of the January 27-28, 2005 Planning Meeting (Approximate Start Time - 8:32 A.M.)

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

  4. Commissionerís Report on Higher Education (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 A.M.)

  5. Major Policy Discussion/Action (Approximate Start Time - 9:00 A.M.)


    1. Consideration of updated targets for Closing the Gaps Goals

    2. Discussion of excellence and graduate education in Texas


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


    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of the Community College Accountability System


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


    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of a request from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin for a certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas

    3. Consideration of review of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs for the following general academic institutions:
        Texas A&M International University
        Texas A&M University
        Texas A&M University at Galveston
        University of Houston-Clear Lake
        University of Houston-Downtown
        University of Houston-Victoria
        University of North Texas


    4. Consideration of approval of doctoral-level planning authority in the fields indicated at the following general academic institutions:

        Sam Houston State University (Mathematics Education)
        Texas State University-San Marcos (Mathematics and Mathematics Education)
        The University of Texas at Tyler (Nursing)


    5. Report on Distance Education

    6. Report on the Supply-Demand Pathway and its development and evolution

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

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

      1. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in Physics

        UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Philosophy, in cooperation with The University of Texas at Arlington


    8. Consideration of simultaneously proposing the repeal of Sections 4.101 through 4.108 and proposing new Sections 4.101 through 4.108 of Board rules, concerning the applicability of Board rules to extension, correspondence, and out-of-state courses and programs, and the definition of distance education (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting new Sections 4.151 through 4.160 of Board rules, concerning Early College High Schools (Second Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 5.23, 5.24, and 5.44 of Board rules, concerning planning authority for degree programs (Second Consideration)

    12. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

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

    14. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

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


  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate Start Time - 11:30 A.M.)


    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Report on the Impact Assessment of the Advanced Technology Program

    3. Consideration of report on FY 2004 research expenditures, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 61.051(h)

    4. Consideration of approval of proposal guidelines for the FY 2006 Ė FY 2007 Advanced Research and Advanced Technology Programs, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Chapter 142 and Chapter 143

    5. Consideration of grants to be awarded under the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program

    6. Consideration of adopting new Sections 13.120 through 13.130 of Board rules, concerning the standards and accounting methods for reporting restricted research expenditures (Second Consideration)


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

  10. Commissionerís Report on Agency-related Matters (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 P.M.)

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


    1. Committee Chairís Report

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

    3. Consideration of approval of 2005-2006 Teacher Quality Grants to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in the elementary and secondary schools

    4. Report on Survey Results concerning Developmental Education, Part I

    5. Consideration of the approval of the funding formula for awards to the Tech-Prep consortia for fiscal year 2005-2006

    6. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 22.162 and 22.166 through 22.172 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 21.1083 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (First Consideration)

    8. Consideration of simultaneously proposing the repeal of Sections 21.710 through 21.717 and proposing new Sections 21.710 through 21.716 of Board rules, concerning the Education Loan Repayment Program for Attorneys Employed by the Office of the Attorney General (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 5.6 of Board rules, concerning distribution of operating costs of the Common Admission Application (Second Consideration)

    10. Report on the College for Texans Campaign


  12. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate Start Time - 2:00 P.M.)


    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

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


      1. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Construct National Biocontainment Laboratory

      2. Sam Houston State University
        Re-approve Construction of Baseball/Softball and Dressing Room Complex


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


      1. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Reapprove Biosciences Facility


  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate Start Time - 2:30 P.M.)


    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

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


  14. Matters relating to the Committee on Legislative Relations (Approximate Start Time - 2:45 P.M.)


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


  15. Matters relating to the Committee on Board Operations (Approximate Start Time - 3:15 P.M.)


    1. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 79th Texas Legislature

    2. Consideration of guidelines for the 2005 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

    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