Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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 April 21, 2005 meeting (Approximate start time - 8:30 A.M.)

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

  3. Consideration of resolutions of appreciation for Coordinating Board members whose terms are expiring in August (Approximate start time - 8:40 A.M.)

  4. Major Policy Discussion/Action (Approximate start time - 9:00 A.M.)

    1. Report on the Coordinating Board at 40

    2. Commissionerís Report on Higher Education

    3. Report on results of the 79th Texas Legislature: Legislation affecting higher education, the Coordinating Board, and Closing the Gaps

    4. Consideration of the annual report on Progress Toward Closing the Gaps

    5. Consideration of initial approval of revised targets for Closing the Gaps Goals


  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Planning (Approximate start time - 10:45 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Excellence (Approximate start time - 11:00 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of a request from a private postsecondary education institution, the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (Dallas), for a certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas

    3. Consideration of approval of a mission statement and preliminary authority in various fields for the following general academic institutions:


      • Tarleton State University (preliminary authority requests)

      • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (preliminary authority requests)

      • The University of Texas at Arlington (preliminary authority request)

      • The University of Texas-Pan American (mission statement)

      • The University of Texas at Tyler (preliminary authority request)


    4. Consideration of approval of new degree programs and administrative changes
        LAMAR UNIVERSITY

      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Chemical Engineering


    5. Consideration of proposing, and adopting on an emergency basis, an amendment to Section 4.3 and new Section 4.9 of Board rules, concerning an excused absence from a public institution of higher education for a person called to active military service (H.B. 1630, 79th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration)

    6. Consideration of proposing amendments to Section 5.24 of Board rules, concerning preliminary authority for doctoral degree programs (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of simultaneously adopting the repeal of Sections 4.101 through 4.108 and adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting new Sections 4.151 through 4.161 of Board rules, concerning Early College High Schools (Final Consideration)

    9. Report on the distribution of funds trusteed to support Graduate Medical Education for program year 2006

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


  7. Lunch Break (Approximate start time - 12:00 P.M.)

  8. Commissionerís Report on Agency-related Matters (Approximate start time - 1:00 P.M.)

  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Research (Approximate start time - 1:15 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Report on new structure for the Advanced Research Program (ARP) grant competition


  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate start time - 1:30 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of the Strategic Plan for the Participation and Success goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015

    3. Consideration of the statutory requirement to determine whether it is practical and feasible to designate the exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assessment as the primary assessment for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

    4. Report on Developmental Math, Part II

    5. Report on allocations of Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech-Prep, and State Leadership activities for program year 2005-2006

    6. Consideration of withdrawing proposed amendments, and proposing and adopting, on an emergency basis, new amendments to Section 21.1083 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (S. B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration)

    7. Consideration of proposing, and adopting on an emergency basis, amendments to Sections 21.953, 21.954, 21.956, and 21.959 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (S. B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration)

    8. Consideration of proposing, and adopting on an emergency basis, amendments to Sections 21.122 and 21.124 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program (S. B. 579, 79th Texas Legislature) (First Consideration)

    9. Consideration of simultaneously adopting the repeal of Sections 21.710 through 21.717 and adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting 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 (Second Consideration)

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 21.255 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (Final Consideration)

    12. Consideration of adopting new Sections 21.2099 through 21.2108 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act) (S. B. 101, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    13. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 1.116 through 1.120 of Board rules, concerning Employee Scholarships (Final Consideration)

    14. Consideration of Report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2004


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Campus Planning (Approximate start time - 2:15 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of adopting amendment to Section 17.101 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)

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


      1. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Construct Bio-safety Level 3 Laboratory Building

      2. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Construct and Renovate University Center Expansion, Phase III

      3. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Construct and Renovate Recreation and Wellness Center, Phase II

      4. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Re-approve Construction of Thermal Energy Plant No. 2 and Parking Garage

      5. University of Houston - Downtown
        Construct Academic Building and Parking Structure


  12. Matters relating to the Committee on Administration and Financial Planning (Approximate start time - 2:30 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of authorizing the continuation of active advisory committees which will expire on August 31, 2005, unless continued by the Board

    3. Consideration of the Coordinating Boardís budget for Fiscal Year 2006

    4. Consideration of methodology for allocating funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board for enrollment growth at two-year institutions, in accordance with the General Appropriations Act, Page III-47, Section 15, 79th Texas Legislature

    5. Consideration of methodology for allocating funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board for the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program, in accordance with the General Appropriations Act, Page III-53, Section 47, 79th Texas Legislature


  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Board Operations (Approximate start time - 3:00 P.M.)

    1. Deleted

    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