Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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 July 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 Appointment of Lorraine Perryman as Secretary of the Board (Approximate Start Time - 8:40 a.m.)

  4. Commissionerís Report on Higher Education (Approximate Start Time - 8:45 a.m.)

  5. Major Policy Discussion (Approximate Start Time - 9:00 a.m.)

    1. Report on Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2005

    2. Closing the Gaps by 2015: Moving from the vision to results Ė developing a strategic action plan to accomplish the goals


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning (Approximate Start Time - 10:30 a.m.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Report on the response of Texas higher education to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    3. Consideration of revised Closing the Gaps targets

    4. Consideration of requests for Board approval of construction and property purchase projects

      1. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
        Construct Medical Education Building

      2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Faculty Center Tower

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

      4. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Re-approve Student Housing Phase II Ė Laurel Village

      5. The University of Texas - Pan American
        Construct Wellness and Recreation Sports Complex

      6. University of Houston System
        Construct Sugar Land Classroom/Office Building

      7. University of Houston
        Purchase McGregor Park Property


    5. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Section 13.25 and Sections 13.100 through 13.106 of Board rules, concerning formula funding exceptions, formula funding, and tuition charged for excess credit hours of undergraduate students and adopting new Sections 13.100 through 13.109 of Board rules, concerning formula funding and tuition charged for excess or repeated hours of undergraduate students (Final Consideration)

    6. Deleted

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 17.3, 17.12, 17.21, 17.22, 17.30, 17.60, 17.70, 17.90, 17.110, and 17.113 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)


  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research (Approximate Start Time - 11:15 a.m.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of revised mission statements for the following general academic institutions:

        Texas Womanís University (revised mission statement)
        The University of Texas at Brownsville (revised mission statement)


    3. Consideration of approval of new degree program and administrative change

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in School Psychology


    4. 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

    5. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 4.152, concerning authority given to the Coordinating Board to make rules for Early College High Schools (Final Consideration)

    6. Update on doctoral education in Texas

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 5.24 of Board rules, concerning preliminary authority for doctoral degree programs (Second Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting 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) (Second Consideration)

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


  8. Executive Session (Approximate Start Time - 12:00 p.m.)

    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the personnel evaluation of Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education


  9. Commissionerís Report on Agency-related Matters (Approximate Start Time - 1:00 p.m.)

  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time - 1:30 p.m.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 21.23 of Board rules, concerning Determining Residence Status (Final Consideration)

    3. Consideration of adopting new Sections 21.727 through 21.735 of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (Final Consideration)

    4. Report on the Texas Online Preparation for College Admissions Test (TOPCAT) Project, a joint project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation

    5. Report on the evaluation of Go Centers in Texas conducted by the University of North Texas

    6. Follow-up Report to the Developmental Education Report, Parts I and II

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 22.226 through 22.228, adopting the repeal of Sections 22.229 through 22.236, and adopting new Sections 22.229 through 22.240, concerning the Towards EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program (S.B. 1227 and H.B. 1172, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.122, 21.124 and 21.129 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program (S.B. 579 and H.B. 1172, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 22.22 through 22.24, adopting the repeal of Sections 22.25 through 22.30 and adopting new Sections 22.25 through 22.32 of Board rules, concerning the Tuition Equalization Grant Program (S.B. 1227 and H.B. 1172, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.401 through 21.404, adopting the repeal of Sections 21.405 through 21.408 and adopting new Sections 21.405 through 21.411 of Board rules, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program (S.B. 1227 and H.B. 1172, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.53, 21.54, 21.55, 21.56, 21.58, and 21.62 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program (S.B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    12. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 13.1, 13.82, 13.83, 13.85, and 13.86 of Board rules, concerning Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates (S.B. 34, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    13. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.3 and 21.4 of Board rules, concerning Loan Repayment Deferral and Loan Forgiveness for Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans Made under Texas Education Code, Section 56.051, and the Collection of Tuition (S.B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    14. Consideration of adopting 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) (Final Consideration)

    15. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 21.1083 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (S.B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    16. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 22.62 and adopting new Section 22.64 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Public Educational Grant Program (S.B.1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    17. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 22.145 of Board rules, concerning the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program (S.B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    18. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 22.253 through 22.256, adopting the repeal of Sections 22.257 through 22.262, and adopting new Sections 22.257 through 22.263 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (S.B. 1227, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    19. Consideration of adopting new Sections 22.292 through 22.297 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Faculty or Staff (S.B. 132, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    20. Consideration of adopting new Sections 22.302 through 22.309 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and their Children (S.B. 132, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations (Approximate Start Time - 2:15 p.m.)

    1. Consideration of approval to request a new capital budget item for a new telephone system

    2. Report on Governing Board Conference and 2005 Star Awards

    3. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 25.3 through 25.6 of Board rules, concerning the Optional Retirement Program (Final Consideration)

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

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