Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

Janaury 2006 Agenda


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may convene in Executive Session for any of the following items:
  1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks (Approximate Start Time: 8:30 A.M.)

  2. Approval of Minutes of the October 27, 2005 meeting (Approximate Start Time: 8:35 A.M.)

  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar (Approximate Start Time: 8:40 A.M.)

  4. Major Policy Discussion: What will it take to Close the Gaps? (Approximate Start Time: 8:45 A.M.)

    1. Commissionerís Report on Higher Education

    2. Discussion of issues related to determining the resources needed to close the gaps

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

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Report on the Success Goal of Closing the Gaps by 2015

    3. Report on the Accountability System

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

      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Biomedical Engineering Building

      2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Construct Medical Arts & Research Center

    5. Consideration of adopting new Sections 13.140 through 13.143 of Board rules, concerning reporting of tuition and fees (Final Consideration)

    6. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects

      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Renovate LBJ Plaza and Lady Bird Johnson Center

      2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate South Campus Vivarium Facility

  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research (Approximate Start Time: 10:45 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of revised mission statement and preliminary authority for the following general academic institutions:
        Midwestern State University (revised mission statement)
        The University of Texas at Brownsville (preliminary authority request)
        The University of Texas-Pan American (preliminary authority request)


    3. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree with major in Pharmacy in Abilene

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

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Systems and Engineering Management offered on-campus, face-to-face; off-campus, face-to-face and via interactive videoconferencing in Amarillo

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      2. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with majors in Materials Science and Engineering

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Applied Demography
        Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Applied Statistics

        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
      4. Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Philosophy

    5. Consideration of a request from the Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, for a certificate of authority to grant Associate of Arts degree in Texas

    6. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 7.3, renumbering Sections 7.12 through 7.17, and adopting new Sections 7.12, 7.13, and 7.20 of Board rules, concerning prohibiting the use in Texas of fraudulent or substandard degrees (Final Consideration)

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

  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time: 11:30 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps permitting the acceptance of funds for the benefit of the TEXAS Grant Program

    3. Report on the outcomes and next steps from the November 2005 Commissionerís Summit, Ensuring Academic Excellence:† Developing Strategies of Success Campus by Campus

    4. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 21.127 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program (Final Consideration)

    5. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.728, 21.730, 21,731, 21.733, 21.734, and 21.735 of Board rules and adopting new Section 21.736, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (Final Consideration)

    6. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.2100 through 21.2107 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act) (Final Consideration)

    7. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 22.26 of Board rules, concerning the Tuition Equalization Grant Program (Final Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 22.257 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (Final Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 22.231 of Board rules, concerning the Towards EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 4.59 of the Board rules, concerning the Texas Success Initiative (Final Consideration)

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

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

  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations (Approximate Start Time: 1:15 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairmanís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of Resolution authorizing the making of additional student loans from the 1991 Student Loan Revenue Bond Fund

    3. Consideration of approval of Resolution authorizing the submission of an application to the Texas Bond Review Board for private activity bond allocation for bonds to be issued for the Hinson-Hazlewood student loan program

    4. Deleted

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

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