Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 2009 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 Charles E. “Trey” Lewis III
    2. Recognition of Alison Fader-Brock recipient of the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Award 2009-2010
    3. Recognition of Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 29, 2009, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Skills needed for success in the workforce and college
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Report on Higher Education Policy Institute
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to statutory four-year review of degree programs, mission statements, and table of programs for the following institutions:
      1. Angelo State University
      2. Sul Ross State University
      3. Sul Ross State University–Rio Grande College
      4. Texas A&M International University
      5. University of North Texas
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to preliminary authority requests for the following institutions:


        ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Food Animal Science and Marketing (bachelor’s level)

        SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
      2. Instructional Technology (doctoral level)
      3. School Psychology (doctoral level)

        TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
      4. Developmental Education (doctoral level)

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
      5. Environmental Science (bachelor’s level)     
                                                        
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to requests for a new degree program:  


        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY/TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
      1. Joint Master of Science (M.S.) degree and a Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Neuroscience

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE /TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-TEXARKANA
      2. Step 2 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree with a major in Educational Administration

        TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI
      3. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering

        TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
      4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Rehabilitation Sciences
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation certifying that Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, Tarleton State University System Center-Central Texas, and University of North Texas System Center-Dallas have met the legislatively established minimum threshold of full-time student equivalents (FTSE)
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to change the degree designation of its existing Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to Weatherford College to designate the teaching center located in Wise County as a branch campus
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to revisions to the three Associate of Arts in Teaching curricula intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) being recognized as an accrediting agency in Texas
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
    12. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
    13. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the staff’s recommendation relating to new Sections 5.8 through 5.10 of Coordinating Board rules, concerning Uniform Grade Point Average
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Section 21.8 of Coordinating Board rules, concerning General Provisions
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Sections 21.2200 through 21.2207 of Coordinating Board rules, concerning the Children’s Medicaid Loan Repayment Program
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a division of responsibilities for obligations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and agency staff in relation to statutes, rules, and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Participation and Success Committee
    6. Presentation and discussion of the Uniform Recruitment and Retention Plan Strategy: Preliminary Report of Promising Best Practices from Institutional Reports
    7. Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives
    8. Consideration of edits to the physics portion of the science standards of the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
  8. Lunch
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University
        Renovation/Addition to Memorial Student Center and University Complex
        Memorial Student Center
        College Station, TX 77843
      2. University of Houston
        Construct Undergraduate Housing in Wheeler Precinct
        4385 Wheeler Street
        Houston, TX 77004
    3. Action taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Lamar University
        Renovation of Cardinal Stadium and Replacement of Higgins Field House
        4495 MLK Parkway
        Beaumont, TX 77705
      2. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
        Construct College of Business Academic Facility
        6300 Ocean Drive
        Corpus Christi, TX 78412
      3. Texas Southern University
        Hurricane Ike Repairs/Replacements
        3100 Cleburne
        Houston, TX 77004
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee)
      4. Texas Southern University
        Construct Science and Technology Building
        3100 Cleburne
        Houston, TX 77004
      5. The University of Texas at Austin
        Renovate Data Center at the Central Receiving Building
        2200 Comal Street
        Austin, TX 78722
      6. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Student Services Building
        800 W. Campbell Road
        Richardson, TX 75080
      7. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Second Re-Approval University Center Renovation/Expansion (Phase I)
        3900 University Blvd.
        Tyler, TX 75799
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee)
      8. The University of Texas at Tyler
        Second Re-Approval-Renovate Ratliff Engineering and Sciences Complex
        3900 University Blvd.
        Tyler, TX 75799
    4. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 17, Subchapter D, Section 17.30 (2)(B), 17.30 (2)(D), and Section 17.31 concerning rules applying to new construction and addition projects
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 17, Subchapter K, Section 17.100 concerning rules applying to Campus Planning Board Reports
    7. Update on Closing the Gaps by 2015 Research and Excellence
    8. Legislative Update
    9. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 81st Texas Legislature
    10. Update on Federal Stimulus Funds
  10. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting a resolution authorizing the elimination of the Reserve Portion of the Interest and Sinking Fund for College Student Loan Bonds; prescribing the administration of the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund and authorized investments for monies therein; authorizing certain transfers of monies in the Texas Opportunity Plan Fund and the Student Loan Auxiliary Fund; and resolving other matters related to the subject
    3. 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 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 adopting the Committee’s recommendation regarding the AmeriCorps* VISTA Grant program proposal matching funds
    5. Consideration of adopting on an Emergency Basis the Committee’s recommendation for a new section 1.19 of Board Rules, concerning education and training of Board administrators and employees pursuant to section 656.048 of the Texas Government Code
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation regarding requests for applications for the allocation of Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Education Grant Program funds to hospitals, community colleges, and public and independent general academic and health-related institutions that have an initial RN licensure program for the 2010-2011 biennium
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    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation regarding requests for applications for the allocation of Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program funds to public and independent general academic and health-related institutions for the 2010-2011 biennium
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation regarding requests for applications for the Work-Study Mentorship Program
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for request for approval regarding Teacher Quality Grants for 2009 through 2011