Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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 from the April 24, 2008, Board meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion and consideration of recommendation to the Board on the annual report on Progress Toward Closing the Gaps by 2015
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Presentation by The University of Texas - Pan American regarding accountability, participation, and success initiatives
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair's Report
    2. Discussion of the Texas College Readiness Mandates, Responsibilities, and Deadlines document
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board on the Feasibility Study for Restructuring State Student Financial Aid Programs in Texas (House Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 49, page III-56, 80th Texas Legislature)
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board on the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2007 (House Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 13, page III-49, 80th Texas Legislature)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to authorize the Board Chair and Chair of the Committee on Participation and Success to approve the Adult Basic Education and Postsecondary Alignment Report (House Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 50, pages III-54-59, 80th Texas Legislature)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 5.6 of Board rules, concerning the Common Admission Application Form
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.22, 21.24, and 21.25 of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.151, 21.152, and 21.154 of Board rules concerning the Matching Scholarships to Retain Students in Texas Program
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.402 and 21.404 of Board rules, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 21.910 of Board rules, concerning the Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 21.938 of Board rules, concerning Programs for Enrolling Students from Mexico
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.2100 through 21.2106 and 21.2108 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 22.24 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.83 and 22.86 of Board rules, concerning the Texas New Horizons Scholarship Program
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.141, 22.142, 22.146, and 22.147 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.162 and 22.164 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 22.280 of Board rules, concerning Individual Development Account Information Program
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.293 and 22.295 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Section 22.315 of Board rules, concerning the Engineering Scholarship Program
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.303, 22.305, and 22.306 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children
    21. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Section 22.229 of Board rules, concerning the Toward Excellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
    22. Written Updates on P-16 Initiatives:
      1. P-16 Field Specialist Report
      2. Work Study Mentorship Programs
      3. African American Male Advisory Committee
      4. College Connection Grant Program
      5. Latina/o Students in Higher Education Task Force
      6. Overview of the College Access Challenge Grant (CACG)
      7. Report on the Centers for Teacher Education for the five independent component institutions of the Texas Association of Developing Colleges
    23. Update on College for all Texans specialty license plate, ordering information and scholarship-matching and distribution plan using sales revenues
  7. 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 Tech University
        Construct Rawls College of Business Administration
        9th Street and Flint Avenue
        Lubbock, TX 79409
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Student Activity Center
        2201 Speedway
        Austin, TX 78712
      3. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Administrative Support Building
        7007 Bertner Avenue
        Houston, TX 77030
      4. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Construct Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
        IH-45 and FM 646
        League City, TX 77573
      5. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Purchase Land and Improvements at Exchange Park
        6222, 6303, 6333, 6363, and 6500 Forest Park Avenue
        Dallas, TX 75235
      6. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
        Construct Health Professions Education Center (Lease Purchase)
        West side of FM 1460, South of CR 112
        Round Rock, TX 78664
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Committee on Strategic Planning)
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Midwestern State University
        Purchase Sunwatcher Village
        3410 Taft Blvd.
        Wichita Falls, TX 76308
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner)
      2. Midwestern State University
        Re-Approve Renovation of D.L. Ligon Coliseum
        3410 Taft Blvd.
        Wichita Falls, TX 76308
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner)
      3. Sam Houston State University
        Construct Performing Arts Center
        815 17th Street
        Huntsville, TX 77340
      4. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Campus Landscape Enhancement Project
        800 W. Campbell Rd.
        Richardson, TX 75080
      5. University of Houston
        Construct Science, Engineering and Classroom Build Out-Phase 2
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
    4. Report on program and facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Update on Governor’s Task Force on Incentive Funding
    6. Legislative Update
  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(2) Texas Government Code
    2. Consultation with attorneys regarding pending or contemplated litigation as well as a potential settlement offer, pursuant to Texas Government Code Ann. 551.071(1)(A) and (B)
  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 regarding preliminary authority requests for the following general academic institutions:

        ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Social Work (bachelor’s level)                                        

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
      2. Rehabilitation Sciences (doctoral level)

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      3. Mathematics and Science Education (doctoral level)
      4. Mechanical Engineering (doctoral level)

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      5. Communication (doctoral level)  
      6. Nursing Practice (doctoral level)
      7. Biomedical Engineering (doctoral level)
      8. Transnational Society, Culture, and Politics (doctoral level)

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE
      9. Environmental Science (master’s level)
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:
         
        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY and TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY- CORPUS CHRISTI
      1. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in Marine Biology

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      2. Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees with a major in Mechanical Engineering 

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Teaching, Learning, and Culture
      4. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with a major in Computational Science

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
      5. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with a major in PhysicalTherapy

        UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      6. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a major in Pharmacy Administration
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas A&M University to deliver its Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction via online education
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Feasibility Study on Course Sharing
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 6.73 and 6.74 of Board rules, concerning Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Funds
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relatingto amendments to Chapter 7 concerning Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to authorize the Chair of the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research to approve the 2007-2008 African American Museum Internship Report
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relatingto the recognition of accrediting agencies in Texas:
      1. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
      2. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
      3. Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
      4. Council on Occupational Education (COE)
      5. Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to reaffirm the Coordinating Board’s 1997 decision to allow the independent school districts in Johnson County, Texas to hold branch campus maintenance tax elections
    11. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
    12. Recognition of Alamo Community College District's Northeast Lakeview College as a candidate for accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    13. Report on substantive proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting              
  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 regarding the Coordinating Board’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2009
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the Coordinating Board’s Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR) for the 2010-2011 biennium
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding approval of the report on Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for fiscal year ended August 31, 2007, by KPMG, LLP
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech-Prep, and Leadership activities for program year 2008-2009
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the distribution of funds trusteed to support Medical and Graduate Medical Education for Fiscal Year 2008 and report on trusteed funds to be distributed for Fiscal Year 2009
    7. Consideration of Requests for Qualifications, Requests for Proposals, or similar requests for the purchase of services as follows:
      1. Request for Proposals for the following proposed projects, using College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) funds, with estimated awards that may exceed $100,000: College Connection 2 + 2 Programs ($1.89 million); Community Partnerships ($1 million); Professional Development for Counselors ($1.26 million); evaluation of all CACG projects ($100,000)
      2. Requests for Proposals or similar competitive process for the planning, development, and production of promotional materials for College Readiness Standards (up to a total of $1.5 million)
    8. List of contracts executed by the Commissioner since last Board meeting