Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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 renaming the Advanced Research Program as the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program
  2. Appointment of Secretary of the Board
  3. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 19, 2007 Board meeting
    2. July 19-20, 2007 Board Planning Session
  4. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  5. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion on college readiness
    2. Consideration of recommendation to the Board, by the Committees on Participation and Success and Academic Excellence and Research, relating to draft college readiness standards and expectations that address what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses offered at institutions of higher education, (TEC §28.008)
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chair’s report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Incentive Funding for FY 2009
    3. Report on Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2007
    4. Consideration of methodology of distribution of Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) Community College Start-up funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board in the 80th Legislature
    5. Discussion of various ways of determining graduation outcomes
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 13, as amended at this meeting, and with proposed modifications to Section 13.22, of Board Rules in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University-Texarkana
        Construct Multipurpose Library Building and Central Plant,
        Bringle Lake Campus, Texarkana, TX 75505
      2. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Construct UT Research Park Complex – Stage 1
        7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
      3. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Construct South Texas Research Facility, 8403 Floyd Curl
        San Antonio, TX 78229
      4. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Alkek Extension
        1515 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030
      5. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Construct Science and Technology Complex – Phase 2
        4901 E. University, Odessa, TX 79762
      6. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Construct North Campus, Phase 5 – Part 1
        6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390
    8. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Angelo State University
        Re-approve Construct Centennial Village
        1900 Jade Street, San Angelo, TX 76909
      2. Stephen F. Austin State University
        Re-approve Construct University Center
        1921 Alumni Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
      3. Texas A&M University Agricultural Experiment Station
        Purchase Centeq Building
        1500 Research Parkway, College Station, TX 77843
      4. The University of Texas at Austin
        Renovate UT Administration Building
        1616 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701
      5. The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Re-approve Construct Thermal Energy Plant 2
        Main Campus, San Antonio, TX 78249
      6. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve Construct T. Boone Pickens Academic Tower
        1515 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030
      7. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Re-approve Construct Smithville Facility Strategic Plan
        1808 Park Road 1C, Smithville, TX 78957
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of approval of mission statement revision from The University of Texas at San Antonio
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 5 title and Sections 5.21 through 5.23 and 5.41 through 5.43 of Board Rules, concerning three public colleges authorized to offer baccalaureate degrees
    4. Consideration of approval of preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
        1. Physical Therapy (doctorate level)

        SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
        2. Computer and Information Technologies (bachelor’s level)

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AT VICTORIA
        3. Nursing (master’s level)

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
        4. Computational Science (master’s and doctorate level)

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
        5. Construction Science and Management (bachelor’s level)
    5. Consideration of approval of requests for a new degree program
    6. Update on Medical Education and Health-Related Institutional Expansion
    7. 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
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 13.200 through 13.202 of Board Rules, concerning Engineering Recruitment Summer Camps
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’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
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 4.181 through 4.183 of Board Rules, concerning the Nursing Education Performance Initiative
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 6.81 through 6.83 of Board Rules, concerning the Texas Hospital-based Nursing Education Partnership Grant Program
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 4.201 through 4.206 of Board Rules, concerning instructional material for blind and visually impaired students and students with dyslexia
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 4 of Board Rules, as amended at this meeting, in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 5 of Board Rules, as amended at this meeting, in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 6 of Board Rules, as amended at this meeting, in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 14 of Board Rules, as amended at this meeting, in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    17. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
  8. 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. Under Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1)(A), the Board will meet in closed session to seek its attorney's advice about pending or contemplated litigation, including pending or contemplated administrative actions
  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 College Readiness and Success Initiatives
    3. Consideration of approval of Perkins State Plan for Perkins IV
    4. Report on the development of a new design and a timeline for launching and promoting the sale of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board License Plate
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 4.191 through 4.195 of Board rules, concerning Work-Study Student Mentorship Program
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 5.91 through 5.96 of Board rules, concerning Texas Governor's Schools
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 5.111 through 5.115 of Board rules, concerning Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.951, 21.953 and 21.956 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Section 21.710 and 21.714 through 21.716 of Board rules, concerning Education Loan Repayment Program for Attorneys employed by the Office of the Attorney General
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.2100 through 21.2106 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to new Sections 22.312 through 22.318 of Board rules, concerning the Engineering Scholarship Program
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to new Sections 22.401 through 22.407 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions Regarding Scholarships to Relatives of Board Members of Institutions of Higher Education
    13. Star Awards Update
  11. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of approving the Committee’s recommendation for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant and Tech-Prep activities for program year 2007–2008
    3. Consideration of a resolution relating to the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds in one or more series, and delegating to the Commissioner authority for the filing of one or more applications to obtain a portion of the state’s allocation for private activity bonds
    4. Consideration of a contract between the Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, an entity of the State of Texas, and the Board in accordance with the General Appropriations Act to support the Consortium of Alzheimer Disease Centers not to exceed $3.9 million
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board concerning an amendment to Rule 1.16 regarding contracts for materials and services
    6. Consideration of adopting new Section 5.5 of Board rules, on a permanent (rather than emergency) basis, concerning high school curriculum requirements for admissions to public institutions of higher education (H.B. 3826, 80th Regular Session, Texas Legislature)
    7. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board concerning an amendment to Section 1.5(d) of Board rules on voting by Board Members of Board Committees
    8. Consideration to an amendment to the contract with KPMG, LLP
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review of Chapter 1 of Board rules, as amended at this meeting, in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    10. List of contracts approved by Commissioner since last Board meeting
    11. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting