Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 2006 Agenda

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may convene in Executive Session for any of the following items:

4:00 P.M., October 25, 2006

  1. Call to Order: Opening Remarks and Announcements

  2. Executive Session
      The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matters:
    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

    2. Consultation with attorney regarding the issuance, refunding, and defeasance of the State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds and related issues pursuant to Section 551.071(2) Tx. Govt. Code

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

    8:30 A.M., October 26, 2006

  3. Reconvene

  4. Approval of Minutes of the July 20, 2006 meeting

  5. Approval of Minutes of the September 28, 2006 Special Called meeting

  6. Approval of the Consent Calendar

  7. Major Policy Discussion

    1. Commissionerís Report

    2. Improving Learning Outcomes Through Course Redesign Ė Implementing HB 1

    3. Update on HB 1


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

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of a study to examine strategies for increasing graduation rates at professional nursing programs

    3. Consideration of approval of the Technology Workforce Development annual report on grants for increasing graduates in computer science and electrical engineering, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.859

    4. Consideration of approval of mission statement revisions from Texas Womanís University and The University of Texas at Dallas

    5. Consideration of approval of a report of preliminary findings on the 2006 Research Assessment Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Chapter 144

    6. Consideration of approval of requests for new degree programs

        TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
      1. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in Administration of Justice

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      2. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in Criminology

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Chemistry


    7. Consideration of approval of a report on the Texas Fund for Geography Education Program

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

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


  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Presentation of the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2006

    3. Consideration of approval of the 2006 Regional Plan for Texas Higher Education

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

      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Dell Pediatric Research Institute

      2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approve Construct Replacement Research Facility

      3. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve Renovate Backfill, Phase III

      4. The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
        Re-approve Construct Galveston National Laboratory

      5. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Construct General Services Complex

      6. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Re-approve Construct and Renovate University Center Expansion,Phase III

      7. University of Houston
        Purchase 20555 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77070

      8. University of North Texas System
        Purchase 1901 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

      9. University of North Texas System
        Purchase 1900 Elm Street (Majestic Lofts for Downtown Residence Halls), Dallas, Texas 75201


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

      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Donation of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

      3. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Renovate Existing Facilities Ė Redevelopment, Phase 1

      4. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve American Disabilities Act Upgrades

      5. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Smithville Facility Strategic Plan, Stage 2

      6. Texas Southern University
        Construct College of Science and Technology Building


    6. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 13.108 of Board rules, concerning Financial Planning (Final Consideration)

    7. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 17.21, 17.22, 17.51 and 17.52 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)

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


  10. Lunch Break

  11. Commissionerís Report on Agency-related Matters

  12. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Update on the Commissionerís Priorities for Participation and Success

    3. 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 2006-2007

    4. Report on the provisions of the new Perkins IV federal law, processes and timelines for the development and submission of a new six-year Perkins implementation plan, and issues to be addressed

    5. Consideration of approval of the report on the evaluation of state exemption and waiver programs

    6. Update on the 2006 Texas Higher Education Star Awards

    7. Consideration of adopting new Sections 4.171 through 4.174 of Board rules concerning college-readiness standards and adopting an amendment to Section 4.3 of Board rules concerning definitions for rules that apply to all public institutions of higher education in Texas (Final Consideration)

    8. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 21.126 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program (Final Consideration)

    9. Consideration of adopting amendments to Section 21.954 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.1083, 21.1084, 21.1086, and 21.1088, and adopting new Sections 21.1089 and 21.1090 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (Final Consideration)

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


  13. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations

    1. Committee Chairís Report

    2. Consideration of approval of resolution relating to the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of up to $75 million, and delegating to the Commissioner authority for the filing of an application to obtain a portion of the State's allocation for private activity bonds

    3. Consideration of approval of an investment policy and related agreements for the investment of the Board's bond funds

    4. Consideration of approval of contracts in excess of $750,000

    5. Report on Coordinating Board issues for the 80th Texas Legislature

    6. Consideration of a recommendation to hire a General Counsel

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