Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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

  2. Approval of Minutes of the April 20, 2006 meeting

  3. Approval of Minutes of the May 19, 2006 Special Called meeting

  4. Approval of the Consent Calendar

  5. Major Policy Discussion

    1. Commissioner’s Report on Higher Education

    2. Higher Education Strategic Planning and closing the gaps


  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Excellence Showcase: Report on achieving the Baldrige Award by Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, President, Richland College, Dallas County Community College District

    3. Consideration of a request from the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center for approval of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree

    4. Consideration of a request from the University of Houston for an off-campus higher education unit

    5. Consideration of a study to assess the need for a new pharmacy school located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area

    6. Consideration of a feasibility study regarding the automatic admission of certain associate degree and certificate holders (Senate Bill 1227, Section 58)

    7. Consideration of grants to be awarded under the Technology Workforce Development Grants Program

    8. Report on the impact of the Advanced Research Program and its role in future state research grant programs:

      1. Advanced Research Program impact study

      2. Recommendations for continuation of the Advanced Research Program by the Advisory Committee on Research Programs (ACORP)

      3. Report on Emerging Technology Fund


    9. Consideration of approval of revised mission statements and preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        Lamar University
        Prairie View A&M University
        Tarleton State University
        Texas A&M University-Commerce
        Texas A&M University-Kingsville
        Texas A&M University-Texarkana
        Texas Tech University
        West Texas A&M University  


    10. Consideration of preliminary authority requests from Texas State University-San Marcos, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and a mission statement revision from the University of North Texas

    11. Consideration of approval of requests for new degree programs

        SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a major in Reading

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Educational Leadership

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

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE
      4. Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a major in Educational Leadership


    12. Report on the Distribution of Funds Trusteed to Support Graduate Medical Education for Program Year 2007

    13. Report on Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP)

    14. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 4.28(d), and new Sections 4.28(j) and 4.28(k) of Board rules, concerning rules applying to all public institutions of higher education in Texas (Final Consideration)

    15. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 7.6, 7.7, and 7.9 of Board rules, concerning private and out-of-state public postsecondary educational institutions operating in Texas (Final Consideration)

    16. Report of compliance with recommendations resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions

    17. Report on Texas Industry Cluster Initiative


  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Consideration of the annual report on progress toward Closing the Gaps

    3. Consideration of request for Board approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project

      1. University of Houston
        Purchase 20555 State Highway 249


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

      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct Activities Building Expansion & Renovation – Phase 1

      2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Braeswood Parking Garage

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

      4. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Bastrop Facility Strategic Plan – Stage 2

      5. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve Renovate FEMA 406 Projects

      6. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Re-approve Construction and Renovation of University Plaza

      7. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Construct Laboratory Research and Support Building – Phase 2

      8. Texas State University – San Marcos
        Construct Student Recreation Center – Phase 2


    5. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 13.142 of Board rules, concerning Financial Planning (Final Consideration)


  8. Executive Session

    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 regarding the administration of the Texas College Student Loan Bonds pursuant to Section 551.071, Tx. Govt. Code

    5. Consultation with the attorney regarding the selection of external auditors pursuant to Section 551.071, Tx Govt. Code


  9. Commissioner’s Report on Agency-related Matters

  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Update on the Commissioner's Priorities for Participation and Success

    3. Consideration of report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2005

    4. Deleted

    5. Consideration of repealing Section 9.147 of Board rules, concerning Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Public Two-Year Colleges, and adopting new Sections 9.201 through 9.206 of Board rules, concerning the statewide evaluation of Tech-Prep Consortia (S.B. 1809, 79th Texas Legislature) (Final Consideration)

    6. Consideration of adopting new Section 21.7 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions (Final Consideration)

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.55 and 21.63 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program (Final Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.122, 21.124, and 21.126 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program (Final Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.251, 21.257, 21.261, 21.262, and 21.263 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 21.282 of Board rules, concerning The Good Neighbor Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)

    11. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.728, 21.731, and 21.732 of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (Final Consideration)

    12. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.951, 21.952, 21.953, 21.954, 21.956, 21.957 and 21.959 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)

    13. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.2083 and 21.2084 of Board rules, concerning the Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program (Final Consideration)

    14. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 22.27 of Board rules, concerning the Tuition Equalization Grant Program (Final Consideration)

    15. Consideration of adopting the repeal of Sections 21.21 through 21.27 of Board rules, concerning Determining Residence Status (Final Consideration)


  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR) for the 2008-2009 biennium

    3. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s budget for Fiscal Year 2007

    4. Deleted

    5. Consideration of the continuation of the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program Advisory Committee, retroactive to September 1, 2005, and the continuation of the National Geographic Awards Committee and the Restricted Research Expenditures Advisory Committee, effective September 1, 2006

    6. Consideration of adopting new Section 1.16 of Board rules, concerning contracts for materials and services (Final Consideration)

    7. Consideration of the ratification of the termination of contract between the Coordinating Board and Sierra Systems

    8. Consideration of ratification of the selection of external auditors

    9. Consideration of an investment policy for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Reserve Funds

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

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

    12. Consideration of approval of options regarding the Loan Program System Migration Project

    13. Consideration of approval to contract with a vendor regarding the Loan Program System Migration Project