Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

Janaury 2008 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 resolution of appreciation for Paul Foster’s service as a Coordinating Board Member
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion on college readiness standards
    2. Public Comment relating to the Texas College Readiness Standards
      (limited time allotted: 3 minutes per person, 21 minutes total)
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Texas College Readiness Standards
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Presentation by Professor Rosemary Karr of Collin County Community College District regarding developmental math education
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Center for Targeted Therapy
        1862 East Rd., UT Research Park, Houston, TX 77030
      2. University of Houston
        Purchase MacGregor Park
        5000 Block of Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, TX  77030
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Construct Wellborn Road Pedestrian Passageway
        Main Campus, College Station, TX 77840
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-Approve LBJ Plaza Renovation/Lady Bird Johnson Center
        2305 East Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
      3. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Student Housing/Living Learning Center #1
        800 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Purchase Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at UTHSCSA
        7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229 and
        14960 and 14980 Omicron Drive, San Antonio, TX 78245
      5. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Construct Biotechnology Development Complex – Phase 1
        2232 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75390
      6. University of North Texas
        Construct Life Sciences Building
        UNT Main Campus, Denton, TX 76201
      7. University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
        Construct Public Health Education Building
        1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Section 13.22 (b) (2) of Board rules, concerning Community and Technical College Formulas
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 22.501 thru 22.508 of Board rules, concerning the grant for Nursing Shortage Reduction Program
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 17 of Board rules, concerning Campus Planning
    7. Update on Texas Higher Education Accountability System
    8. Update on Success Goal of Closing the Gaps
    9. Legislative Update
  7. Executive Session

      The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matter:
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the personnel evaluation and a proposed salary increase for Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Presentation on Doctoral Programs in Texas
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval of requests for a new degree program and a new college

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
      1. Creation of a College of Nursing
      2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with a major in Nursing

        TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
      3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Mathematics Education in Cooperation with Sam Houston State University
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs for the following general academic institutions:
      1. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
      2. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
      3. University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval of preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY – RIO GRANDE COLLEGE
      1. Chemistry (bachelor’s level)

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI
      2. Communication (master’s level)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington for an amendment to its existing certificate of authority granting degrees in Texas
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from two private postsecondary education institutions for certificates of authority to grant degrees in Texas:
      1. Galen Health Institute, San Antonio
      2. Institute for Creation Research, Dallas POSTPONED
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval to allow Clarendon College to hold elections to levy a branch campus maintenance tax at its Childress Center in Childress County
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval to allow Clarendon College to hold elections to levy a branch campus maintenance tax at its Pampa Center in Gray County
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval to allow Weatherford College to hold elections to levy a branch campus maintenance tax for Weatherford College in Wise County
    11. Consideration of adopting Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 4.28 and 4.30 of Board rules, concerning the Texas General Education Core Curriculum
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the State Plan for Perkins IV
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to re-adoption with amendments, pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code, of Chapter 7 Rules, Private and Out-of-State Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Operating in Texas
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code of Chapter 8, Creation, Expansion, Dissolution, or Conservatorship of Public Community/Junior College Districts
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code of Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code of Chapter 10, Institutional Effectiveness in Public Two-Year Colleges
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code of Chapter 11, Texas State Technical College System
    18. Consideration of adopting the Participation andSuccess Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption pursuant to Section 2001.039 of the Government Code of Chapter 12, Career Schools and Colleges
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to new Sections 22.196 through 22.202 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of their High School Class
    20. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair's Report
    2. Presentation by 2007 Star Award Winners
    3. Update on College Readiness and Success Initiatives
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 1.18 (e) (2) and Section 1.18 (e) (3) of Board rules, concerning operation of Education Research Centers
    5. Report on Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy
    6. Reports on the Study on African American Males and the Latina/o Students Higher Education Task Force
    7. Update on Financial Aid Telethon
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of approving the Committee’s recommendation for the appointment of student representatives to the Financial Aid Advisory Committee, the Graduate Education Advisory Committee, the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee, and the Apply Texas Advisory Committee (Common Application Advisory Committee)
    3. Consideration of approving the Committee’s recommendation for authorizing the Commissioner to reallocate unused Fiscal Year 2007 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education funds for use in Program Year 2007-2008
    4. Consideration of approving the Committee’s recommendation regarding a grant award under the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Grant Program
    5. List of contracts approved by Commissioner since last Board meeting
    6. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting