Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2007 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 October 26, 2006 meeting

  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar

  4. Major Policy Discussion

    1. Discussion on College Readiness Standards by Dr. David Conley, Director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon

  5. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Update on House Bill 1, 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session 2006

    3. Consideration of adopting the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan as recommended by the P-16 Council (House Bill 1, 79th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session 2006)

    4. Consideration of adopting an amendment to Section 4.3 of Board rules concerning definitions, adopting amendments to Sections 4.171 through 4.174 of Board rules concerning definitions and college readiness standards, and adopting new Sections 4.175 through 4.177 of Board rules concerning the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan and programs to enhance student success (Final Consideration)

    5. Consideration of adopting amendments to Sections 21.728, 21.730, 21.731, 21.733, and Charts II, III, and IV of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (Final Consideration)

    6. Excellence Showcase: Presentations by 2006 Star Award Winners

      1. College Connection Program, Austin Community College

      2. Academic Assistance and Resource Center, Stephen F. Austin State University

      3. SureStart Program, Tarrant County College District

      4. Chemistry Peer Leader Program, The University of Texas at El Paso

      5. YES College Preparatory Schools

  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Consideration of the Capital Funding Work Group Recommendations

    3. Report on the Participation and Success Goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015

    4. Consideration of the 2007 Participation Forecast

    5. Update on the Accountability System

    6. Consideration of request for Board approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects

      1. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Construct Mitchell Physics Building
        College Station, TX 77840

      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Utility Infrastructure Project – Phase II
        Austin, TX 78701

      3. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-approve Renovate Darrell K. Royal Stadium and Expansion
        Austin, TX 78701

      4. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Construct Physical Sciences/Engineering Core Facility – Phase 1
        El Paso, TX 79968

      5. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Re-approve Construct Student Housing Expansion, Phase II
        (Laurel Village), San Antonio, TX 78249

      6. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-approve Construct Replacement Research Facility
        Houston, TX 77030

      7. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research
        Houston, TX 77030

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

      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Re-approve Construct Activities Building
        Expansion and Renovation – Phase I, Arlington, TX 76019

      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Purchase 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78702

      3. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-approve Construct Research Office Complex
        J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Austin, TX 78758

      4. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Re-approve Construct Biosciences Facility, El Paso, TX 79968

      5. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Purchase Land on Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78249

    8. Consideration of the report on alignment of Legislative Budget Board and Coordinating Board performance measures

    9. Consideration of adopting new rule, Section 1.17 of Board rules delegating authority to the Commissioner to provide direct supervision of the Education Research Centers (Final Consideration)

    10. Consideration of authorization of the Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Commissioner to select and designate Education Research Centers

  7. Lunch Break

  8. Commissioner’s Report on Agency-related Matters

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

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

    2. Progress report on study of undergraduate education in Texas

    3. Staff presentation on consumer protection information on the Internet, including the listing of institutions offering fraudulent or substandard degrees

    4. Consideration of amendments to Sections 7.3, 7.6, and 7.9 of Board rules, concerning definition of Board and a minor correction and reference change in the rules

    5. Consideration of requests from three private postsecondary education institutions for certificates of authority to grant degrees in Texas:

      1. Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin

      2. American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Houston

      3. B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington

    6. Consideration of approval of preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

      1. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
        Nursing Practice (doctoral level)

      2. Texas Woman’s University
        Spanish (baccalaureate level)

      3. The University of Texas at Brownsville
        History (master’s level)

      4. University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
        Physical Therapy (doctoral level)

    7. Consideration of approval of requests for new degree programs

        TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in Physical Therapy

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Business Administration, with a program in Marketing

    8. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions

  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations

    1. Committee Chair’s Report

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

    3. Report on higher education issues for the 80th Texas Legislature

    4. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 80th Texas Legislature

    5. Consideration of adopting new amendments to Section 1.16 of Board rules, concerning Contracts for Materials and Services (Final Consideration)

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