Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 2006 Agenda


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

  2. Approval of Minutes of the January 26, 2006 meeting (Approximate Start Time: 8:35 A.M.)

  3. Approval of Minutes of the February 26-27, 2006 meeting (Approximate Start Time: 8:37 A.M.)

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

  5. Major Policy Discussion (Approximate Start Time: 8:45 A.M.)

    1. Commissionerís Report on Higher Education Ė Developing a Statewide Strategy for P-16: Closing the Gaps Between Public Education and Higher Education

    2. Report by Shirley Neeley, Commissioner of Education

    3. Panel Discussion: P-16 Councils Ė A Model for Collaboration

  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success (Approximate Start Time: 10:15 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

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

    3. Report updating the status of The Roadmap to a College-Going Culture

    4. Report on the College For All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps fund raising efforts

    5. Deleted

    6. Report on First Generation College Student Grant Program

    7. Consideration of the approval of the funding formula for awards to the Tech-Prep consortia for fiscal year 2006-2007

    8. Consideration of approval of 2006-2007 Teacher Quality Grants to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in elementary, middle, and secondary schools

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.56, 21.61, and 21.62 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.401, 21.402, 21.404, and 21.406 of Board rules, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program (Final Consideration)

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 22.304, 22.306 and 22.307 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children (Final Consideration)

  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning (Approximate Start Time: 11:00 A.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of funding formulas for use by the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in making appropriations recommendations to the Legislature

    3. Consideration of authorization for the Board Chair and the Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning to approve the Coordinating Board Strategic Plan, 2007-2011, to be submitted to the Governorís Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2006

    4. Consideration of authorization for the Board Chair and the Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning to approve the Strategic Plan for Texas Public Community Colleges, 2007-2011, to be submitted to the Governorís Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2006

    5. Consideration of revised Closing the Gaps targets to include bachelorís and doctoral degrees completed at independent institutions in Texas

    6. Report on the Excellence and Research Goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015

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

      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-approval to renovate Darrell K Royal Ė Texas Memorial Stadium Expansion

      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Executive Education and Conference Facility

      3. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approval Replacement of the Research Facility

      4. Texas A&M University
        Construct Mitchell Physics Building

      5. Texas Tech University
        Construct Jones SBC Stadium Expansion

    8. Deleted

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

  8. Executive Session (Approximate Start Time: 12:00 P.M.)
    The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matters:

    1. Consultation with the Commissioner regarding personnel matters pursuant to Section 551.074, Tx. Govt. Code


    2. Consultation with attorney regarding possible litigation over termination of contracts pursuant to Section 551.071, Tx. Govt. Code.


    3. Consultation with attorney regarding investigations related to possible criminal activity in the Loan Program Operations pursuant to Section 551.071, Tx. Govt. Code.


    4. Consultation with attorney concerning the issuance, refunding, and defeasance of the State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds pursuant to Section 551.071, Tx. Govt. Code.


  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 Chairís Report

    2. Public hearing and consideration of adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan and Refunding Bonds, Series 2006; authorizing the Commissioner to approve all final terms of the bonds; approving the forms of a Preliminary Official Statement, paying agent/registrar agreement and escrow agreement; and resolving other matters related to the subject

    3. Consideration of adopting a resolution authorizing the defeasance of the Series 1990 and Series 1991 State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds; approving the form of an escrow agreement; authorizing and directing the transfer of certain moneys from the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund to the Student Loan Auxiliary Fund; authorizing and directing the deposit of†certain excess student loan repayments in the Student Loan Auxiliary Fund; and resolving other matters related to the subject

    4. 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, clarifying that the foundation shall use all funds to support Closing the Gaps by 2015

    5. Consideration of approval of a contract to purchase a PBX and IVR phone system

    6. Consideration of guidelines for the 2006 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

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

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

  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research (Approximate Start Time: 2:00 P.M.)

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of grants to be awarded under the 2006 Advanced Research Program

    3. Consideration of approval of: 1) preliminary authority for pharmacy education at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center; and 2) an administrative change request to establish a College of Pharmacy within the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, to be named the ďIrma Lerma Rangel College of PharmacyĒ on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville

    4. Consideration of approval of preliminary authority for the following general academic institutions and health-related institutions:
        Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
        The University of Texas at Dallas
        The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    5. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University to deliver its Doctor of Philosophy degree with major in Computer Science in Abilene via face-to-face instruction and two-way interactive videoconferencing

    6. Consideration of a request from Texas Tech University to deliver its Doctor of Education degree with major in Educational Leadership to multiple off-campus sites including Abilene, Amarillo, Fredericksburg, Junction, and Marble Falls primarily via two-way interactive videoconferencing, but also via the Internet and with on- and off-campus face-to-face classes

    7. Consideration of approval of new degree programs and administrative changes
        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON
      1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a major in Nursing Practice

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