Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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 resolutions of appreciation for Coordinating Board members whose terms are expiring in August
  2. Approval of Minutes of the April 19, 2007 meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. The role of effective instruction in Closing the Gaps
    2. Significant outcomes of the Legislative session
  5. 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 by 2015
    3. Consideration of methodology for allocating funds trusteed for enrollment growth and new campuses at two-year institutions
    4. Consideration of methodology for allocating funds trusteed for Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program
    5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 17.101 (3) (A) of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 17.30 (2) (B) of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning (Final Consideration)
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 21.735 (5) (B) (ii) of Board rules, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (Final Consideration)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University
        Construct Emerging Technologies and Economic Development Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, On Campus
        College Station, TX 77845
      2. Texas A&M University at Galveston
        Construct Science Building, On Campus,
        Galveston, TX 77553
      3. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
        Construct Medical Education and Research Building, Main Campus, Bryan, TX 77845
    9. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Re-approve Renovate Ratliff Engineering and Sciences Complex
        3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799
      2. Texas A&M International University
        Construct Student Success Center, 5201 University Boulevard
        Laredo, TX 78041
      3. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
        Construct Nursing, Health Sciences, and Kinesiology Facility
        6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5761
      4. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
        Re-approve Construct International Pain Center
        3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
      5. Texas State University-San Marcos
        Re-approve Student Recreation Center – Phase II
        1011 Academy, San Marcos, TX 78666
      6. Midwestern State University
        Renovate Fowler Hall, 3410 Taft Blvd.
        Wichita Falls, TX 76308
      7. Midwestern State University Renovate D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308
      8. Stephen F. Austin State University
        Construct Education Research Center,
        2322 Raguet Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Update on Doctoral Program Review Status
    3. Consideration of approval of a request from University of Houston-Clear Lake to develop a branch campus in Pearland, Texas
    4. Consideration of approval of mission statement revisions from:
      1. University of Houston –Clear Lake
      2. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    5. Consideration of approval of preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
        1. Chinese Studies (bachelor’s level)

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE
        2. Public Service (bachelor’s level)

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER
        3. Communication (master’s level)
        4. Mechanical Engineering (master’s level)
        5. Electrical Engineering (master’s level)
    6. Consideration of approval of requests for a new degree program

        TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY–SAN MARCOS
        1. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in Physical Therapy

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
        2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Wind Science and Engineering

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
        3. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in Physical Therapy

        TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
        4. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a major in Nursing Practice

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE
        5. Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER AT GALVESTON
        6. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in Physical Therapy
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to an amendment to Section 13.193 of Board rules, concerning the periodicity and frequency of new requests for proposals for the Technology Workforce Development Grant Program (Final Consideration)
    8. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to new Sections 22.312 through 22.315 of Board Rules, concerning Engineering Recruitment Programs (H.B. 2978, 80th Regular Session, Texas Legislature)
    9. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Section 4.3 and new section 4.10 of Board rules, concerning limitations on the number of courses that may be dropped under certain circumstances by undergraduate students (S.B. 2183, 80th Regular Session, Texas Legislature)
    10. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
  7. Lunch Break
  8. Commissioner’s Report on Agency-related Matters
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Presentation by Dr. Eugene Anderson, Associate Director, National Initiatives, Division of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education, entitled “Higher Education: Solutions for Our Future”
    3. Consideration of adoption of Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy
    4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning Dual Credit Requirements (Final Consideration)
    5. Updates on College Readiness and Success Initiatives
    6. Consideration of Report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2006
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to a new Section 1.18 of Board rules, concerning the Operation of Education Research Centers (Final Consideration)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 21.55 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program (Final Consideration)
    9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.402, 21.404, 21.406 through 21.409, and 21.411, and the repeal of Sections 21.405 and 21.410 of Board rules, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program (Final Consideration)
    10. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.953 and 21.956 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)
    11. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.1081 and 21.1083 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (Final Consideration)
    12. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.2100 through 21.2103 and 21.2108 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act) (Final Consideration)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 22.165 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program (Final Consideration)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.229 and 22.234 of Board rules, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program (Final Consideration)
    15. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.305 and 22.306 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and their Children (Final Consideration)
    16. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner’s recommendation related to new Sections 4.191 through 4.195 of Board Rules, concerning Work-Study Student Mentorship Program
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Memorandum of Understanding between Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps
    3. Consideration of the proposed plan to review agency rules pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code
    4. Report on allocation 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 2007 – 2008
    5. Consideration of the Coordinating Board’s budget for Fiscal Year 2008
    6. Consideration of approval of report on Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Management Controls by DeLoitte & Touche, LLP
    7. Consideration of approval of report on Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006 by KPMG, LLP
    8. Consideration of amendment to contract for Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2007 by KPMG, LLP
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board regarding the contract with Baylor College of Medicine for medical education trusteed funds appropriated on page III-42, General Appropriations Act, D.1.1. Strategy and set out by Rider 8, page III-45
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board regarding the contract with Baylor College of Medicine for Graduate Medical Education (GME) trusteed funds appropriated on page III-42, General Appropriations Act, D.1.2. Strategy
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board regarding the contract with Baylor College of Medicine for tobacco funds and tobacco settlement receipts trusteed funds appropriated on page III-43, General Appropriations Act, G.2.1. Strategy and set out by Rider 30, page III-49
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board regarding contracts with the Education Research Centers
    13. Report on Process for Appointing Non-Voting Student Representative to the Coordinating Board and Student Representatives to Advisory Committees in Compliance with SB 1007
    14. Discussion of a possible amendment to rules relating to contracts for materials and services
    15. Request Board authorization to initiate the FY 2008 contracting process for Medical and Graduate Medical Education Trusteed Funds
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding a contract for the Facilitation of Development and Implementation of College Readiness Standards
    17. Consideration of approval of proposal guidelines for the FY 2008–FY 2009 Advanced Research Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 142.001 through 142.007
    18. Consideration of proposed guidelines for the FY 2007 Technology Workforce Development Grant Program, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, Sections 51.851 through 51.860
    19. Report on college readiness and success contracts approved by the Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    20. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to new Section 5.5 of Board Rules, concerning high school curriculum requirements for admissions to public institutions of higher education (H.B. 3826, 80th Regular Session, Texas Legislature)
    21. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner since the previous Board meeting