Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. Approval of minutes from the January 15, 2008 Special Called Board Meeting
    2. Approval of minutes from the January 24, 2008 Board Meeting
    3. Approval of minutes from the February 21, 2008 Board Planning Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of quality and competitiveness of doctoral programs in Texas
    2. Presentation of Preliminary Report on the Feasibility Study on the Restructuring of Student Financial Aid in Texas
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Presentation by Tarrant County College District regarding affordability, participation, and efficiency initiatives
  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 for approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
        Construct Nursing and Health Professions Education Center
        New Main Campus at State Highway 47
        Bryan, TX 77802
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Experimental Science Building/Vivarium/Welch Hall Phase 1
        2400 Speedway
        Austin, TX 78712
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University
        Re-approve Mitchell Physics Building (2nd Re-Approval)
        Main Campus, College Station, TX 77840
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Re-Approve Biomedical Engineering Building
        107 West Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78712
      3. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Math, Science, and Engineering Teaching-Learning Center
        800 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Re-Approve Construct of UT Research Park Complex – Stage 1
        7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
      5. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Re-Approve Construct of the Medical Arts and Research Center
        Greehey Campus, San Antonio, TX 78229
      6. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research Phase 2
        UT Research Park, El Paseo Street and Cambridge Street
        Houston, TX 77054
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the review and re-adoption of Chapter 17 of Board rules with amendments to Section 17.21 (c)(2), in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2001.039
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board of funding formulas for use by the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in making appropriations recommendations to the appropriate Legislative Committees
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to authorize the Board Chair and the Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning to approve the Coordinating Board Strategic Plan 2009-2013, to be submitted to the Governor’s Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2008
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to authorize the Board Chair and the Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning to approve the Strategic Plan for Texas Public Community Colleges, 2009-2013, to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2008
    8. Report on the Excellence Goal of Closing the Gaps by 2015
    9. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board on Incentive Funding for FY 2009
    10. Legislative Update
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding approval of report on Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2007 by KPMG, LLP
    3. 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 25, Optional Retirement Program
    4. Consideration of adopting a resolution relating to the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds in one or more series; and delegating to the Commissioner the authority for the filing of one or more applications to obtain a portion of the State’s allocation for private activity bonds
    5. Public hearing and consideration of adopting a resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan and Refunding Bonds 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 bonds; and resolving other matters related to the subject
    6. Discussion and consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding resolution of issues surrounding the transfer of Angelo State University from the Texas State University System to the Texas Tech University System
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Tech-Prep funding formula for program year 2008-2009
    8. List of contracts executed by the Commissioner since last Board meeting
    9. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  8. Executive Session

    The Board will hold a closed session to receive legal advice on the following matters: 
    1. Consultation with attorneys regarding the issuance, refunding, and defeasance of the State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds and related issues pursuant to Section 551.071 Texas Government Code
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to grants to be awarded under the 2007 Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      1. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Pharmacy Science

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a major in Human Resource Development  
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding mission statements and preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:
      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
      3. The University of Texas at Brownsville
      4. The University of Texas at Dallas
      5. The University of Texas at El Paso
      6. The University of Texas at Pan American
      7. The University of Texas at Permian Basin
      8. The University of Texas at San Antonio
      9. The University of Texas at Tyler
      10. The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
      11. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
      12. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
      13. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
      14. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
      15. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. School Psychology (doctorate level)

        TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
      2. Communications Disorders (bachelor’s level)

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      3. American Sign Language (bachelor’s level)

        WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
      4. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering (bachelor’s level)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the State Plan for Perkins IV
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board of repealing Chapter 12 concerning Career Schools and Colleges, repealing Chapter 7, Concerning Private and Out-of-State Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Operating in Texas and adopting a new Chapter 7 concerning Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the request from the Institute for Creation Research, Dallas for a Certificate of Authority
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request from Navarro College to convert the existing extension center in Midlothian, Texas to a branch campus
    10. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair's Report
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the guidelines for the 2008 Texas Higher Education Star Awards
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of 2008-2009 Teacher Quality Grants to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in elementary, middle, and secondary schools
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to new Sections 4.210 through 4.214 of Board rules, concerning Intensive Summer Programs
    5. 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 21, Student Services
    6. 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 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs
    7. Consideration of final adoption of amendments to Sections 21.2100, 21.2102 and 21.2103 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act) that were adopted on an emergency basis on January 15, 2008
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.54, 21.55, 21.61, 21.62, and 21.64 of Board rules, concerning the Hinson-Hazlewood College Student Loan Program
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 21.171 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.951, 21.953, and 21.954 of Board rules, concerning the Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.1081, 21.1083, 21.1084, and 21.1088 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.22 through 22.30 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.226, 22.228, 22.229, 22.231, 22.235, and 22.236 of Board rules, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.254, 22.256, and 22.260 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.282 and 21.284 of Board rules, concerning The Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.102, 22.105, and 22.107 through 22.113 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.122, 22.123, 22.125, and 22.127 through 22.133 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.2003 through 21.2005 of Board rules, concerning The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 21.727 through 21.736 of Board rules and adopting new Sections 21.21 through 21.30 of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 21.620 through 21.636 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Professional Nursing Students
    21. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 21.650 through 21.666 of Board rules, concerning the Matching Fund Employment Program for Vocational Nursing Students
    22. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 22.1 through 22.2 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program for Students at Independent Institutions
    23. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 22.41 through 22.42 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Leveraging Educational Assistance Grant Program
    24. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Sections 22.181 through 22.186 of Board rules, concerningProvisions for the Texas Tuition Assistance Grant Program
    25. Update on the College Access & Affordability Telethon 2008
    26. Update on the Transfer Success Summit
    27. Update on College Readiness Initiatives and the Texas College Readiness Mandates, Responsibilities, and Deadlines
    1. Presentation of the tenth annual Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship for graduate study in public affairs, public policy, or public administration