Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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
    1. Consideration of acceptance of a grant from the Houston Endowment
  2. Approval of Minutes of the January 25, 2007 meeting
  3. Approval of Minutes of the January 25-26, 2007 Board Planning Meeting
  4. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  5. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) by Dr. Roger Benjamin, President and CFO of the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), and Dr. Pedro Reyes, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chairís Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 17.101 (B) of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committeeís recommendations to the Board relating to construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Construct Engineering Building II, One UTSA Circle
        San Antonio, Texas 78249
      2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Purchase 3001 Pawnee, Houston, Texas 77054
      3. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Construct Science and Technology Building
        4901 East University, Odessa, Texas 79792-0001
      4. University of Houston
        Construct Graduate and Professional Student Housing
        On Campus, Houston, Texas 77204
      5. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Construct Indoor Athletic Facility
        On Campus, College Station, Texas 77842-3017
    4. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Chilling Station
        On Campus, Austin, Texas 78713
      2. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Vivarium and Experimental Space
        2601 Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas 75080
      3. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Renovate Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex
        3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799
      4. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Re-approve Construct and Renovate University Center, Phase 1
        3900 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas 75799
      5. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Bastrop Facilities Strategic Plan-Stage 3
        650 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop, Texas 78602
      6. University of Houston Ė Victoria
        Re-approve Construct University of Houston Ė Sugar Land Classroom/Office Building, 14000 University Blvd.
        Sugar Land, Texas 77479
      7. Texas Tech University
        Renovation and Addition to the College of Engineering, Phase I
        On Campus, Lubbock, Texas 79409
      8. Sam Houston State University
        Construct Academic Building V
        1901 Avenue I, Huntsville, Texas 77340
    5. Discussion of the revised Tuition Revenue Bond criteria
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    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 in amount not to exceed $105,000,000, in one or more series; authorizing the Commissioner to approve all final terms of the bonds; approving the forms of an Official Statement, paying agent/registrar agreement, escrow agreement; and other agreements related to the issuance of the bonds; and resolving other matters related to the subject
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committeeís recommendation to the Board relating to the transfer of funds among the separate accounts under Section 52.541 of the Texas Education Code as a result of loan program data migration
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committeeís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Memorandum of Understanding between Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and College for All Texans Foundation
    5. Report of course redesign grants to be awarded under the College Readiness Initiative
    6. Consideration of adopting higher education impact statements for the 80th Texas Legislature
    7. Consideration of ratifying higher education impact statements for the 80th Texas Legislature that were approved by the Board Chair and Vice Chair
    8. Report on higher education issues for the 80th Legislature
    9. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committeeís recommendation to the Board relating to the joint report by the Legislative Budget Board and the Coordinating Board on reporting requirements of higher education institutions

      The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matter:
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board concerning an agreement with Sierra Systems, Inc. relating to the Loan Program Migration Project
  8. Lunch Break
  9. Commissionerís Report on Agency-related Matters
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chairís Report
    2. Presentation on Higher Education: Solutions for Our Future
    3. Report on the Combined College Readiness and Success Plan
    4. Report on the State P-16 Councilís P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Plan
    5. Report on a Statewide Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy for 2007-2010
    6. Consideration of adopting guidelines for the 2007 Texas Higher Education Star Awards
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to approval of 2007-2008 Teacher Quality Grants to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in elementary, middle and secondary schools
    8. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to the funding formula for awards to the Tech-Prep consortia for fiscal year 2007-2008
    9. Presentation of ninth annual Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship for graduate study in public affairs, public policy, or public administration
    10. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 4.85 of Board rules, regarding Dual Credit Requirements (Final Consideration)
    11. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 4.175 of Board rules, regarding Composition and Duties of Statewide Discipline-Based College Readiness Vertical Teams (Final Consideration)
    12. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 21.255 of Board rules, regarding the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (Final Consideration)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 21.285 of Board rules, regarding The Good Neighbor Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to a new Section 22.33 of Board rules, regarding Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program (Final Consideration)
    15. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 22.234 of Board rules, regarding the Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program (Final Consideration)
  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chairís Report
    2. Consideration of a request from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas
    3. Consideration of the final report of the external evaluation committee for the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 51.860
    4. Consideration of approval of mission statement revision from University of Houston
    5. Consideration of approval of preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:
      1. Texas A&M University
        Forensic Science (bachelorís level)
        Homeland Security (masterís and doctoral level)
      2. Texas A&M University-Commerce
        Construction Engineering (bachelorís level)
      3. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
        Marine Biology (masterís and doctoral level)
        Geospatial Surveying Engineering (masterís level)
      4. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Womenís Studies (bachelorís level)
      5. University of North Texas
        Mechatronics (bachelorís level)
      6. The University of Texas at Pan American
        Clinical Psychology (doctoral level)
      7. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Physical Therapy (doctoral level)
    6. Consideration of approval of request for a new degree program

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS
      Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in Physical Therapy
    7. Deleted
    8. Consideration of adopting the Commissionerís recommendation relating to amendments to Section 5.24 of Board rules, concerning preliminary authority for doctoral programs (Final Consideration)
    9. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions