Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 2010 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 A. W. “Whit” Riter
    2. Consideration of Appointment of Secretary of the Board
    3. Introduction of New Student Board Member, Eric Rohne
    4. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 29, 2010, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of preliminary recommendations to the Board by the Advisory Committee on Higher Education Cost Efficiencies
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Texas A&M University’s efficiencies associated with implementing a centralized classroom scheduling system
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning & Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Construct College Park
        501 South Pecan Street
        Arlington, TX 76019
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Dell Computer Science Hall/Gates Computer Science Complex – Phase I
        2317 Speedway
        Austin, TX 78712
      3. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct Liberal Arts Building
        #9 East Mall
        Austin, TX 78712
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Angelo State University
        Construct Plaza Verde Residence Hall Phase I
        2001 Vanderventer
        San Angelo, TX 76909
      2. Lamar State College – Port Arthur
        Construct Learning Resource Center
        1500 Procter Street
        Port Arthur, TX 77641
      3. Lamar State College – Port Arthur
        Reapprove Renovation and Addition to Gates Memorial Library
        1500 Procter Street
        Port Arthur, TX 77641
      4. Texas A&M University – Central Texas
        Reapprove Construct of New Classroom/Office Building
        1700 S. Clear Creek Road
        Killeen, TX 76549
      5. Texas State University – San Marcos
        Construct North Campus Housing
        302 Student Center Drive
        San Marcos, TX 78666
      6. Texas Tech University
        Reapprove Experimental Sciences Build-Out
        Canton Avenue and Main Street
        Lubbock, TX 79409
      7. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Utility Infrastructure Improvements Project – Arts - Tech
        800 West Campbell Road
        Richardson, TX 75080
      8. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct Student Housing Living Learning Center 2
        800 West Campbell Road
        Richardson, TX 75080
      9. University of Houston - Victoria
        Reapprove Purchase 2705 Houston Highway
        2705 Houston Highway
        Victoria, TX 77901
    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 to the Board relating to a decision regarding Texas State University System’s 2006 real property acquisitions
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of the Special Item Study (Rider 54, Special Provisions)
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of the Health-Related Institutions Cost Study, including a review of the differences for overlapping disciplines between the General Academic and the Health-Related Institutions (Rider 51)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Medical Physics (D.M.P.) degree

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
      1. Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Religious Studies

      UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering

      UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT FORT WORTH
      1. Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

      WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
      1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Civil Engineering
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to the statutory four-year review of degree programs and mission statements for the following institutions:
      1. Lamar University
      2. Prairie View A&M University
      3. Tarleton State University
      4. Texas A&M University-Commerce
      5. Texas A&M University-Kingsville
      6. Texas A&M University-Texarkana
      7. Texas Tech University
      8. West Texas A&M University
      9. Texas Woman’s University
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to Texas Southern University’s proposed mission statement
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas Tech University to offer a Doctor of Education degree with a major in Higher Education via distance education
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the distribution of funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board to support medical and graduate medical education for Fiscal Year 2011 and report on trusteed funds distributed in Fiscal Year 2010
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to 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 2010-2011
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Feasibility of Accreditation for the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law Report (S.B. 956, 81st Texas Legislature)
    15. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to the report on The Feasibility of Expanding Texas’ Community College Baccalaureate Programs (H.B. 2425, 81st Texas Legislature)
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the establishment of the Interim Select Committee on Technology Research
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to authorize the Assistant Commissioner of Academic Affairs and Research to approve the 2010 African American Museum Internship Report to be submitted to the Governor’s Office and Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2010
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the distribution of funds to institutions of higher education for reprogramming related to the State Longitudinal Data System Grant
    19. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 15, Subchapter B, Sections 15.20 - 15.22 of Board rules, concerning National Research Universities
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 15, Subchapter C, Sections 15.40 - 15.44 of Board rules, concerning National Research University Fund
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Sections 21.24 and 21.25 of Board rules, concerning the Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter S, Section 22.508 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 61.9623 (H.B. 4471, 81st Texas Legislature)
    20. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  7. Lunch
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the adoption of the annual Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report
    3. Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives: Highlights focusing on the Texas College and Career Readiness Marketing Campaign
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, FY2009 (Senate Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 48, page III-61, 81st Texas Legislature)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a Request for Proposals regarding the College Readiness Assignments Field Test Project, including the process evaluation of the field test activities, FY 2011-2013
    6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to expend funds awarded to the Coordinating Board under the 2010-2011 College Access Challenge Grant (CFDA #84.378)
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for 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
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the Coordinating Board’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2011
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the Coordinating Board’s Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for the 2012-2013 biennium
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter E, Section 21.129 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program
    6. Consideration of requests for the purchase of materials or services in excess of $100,000 and less than $750,000 (this item will be considered by the Board only if the Committee on Agency Operations does not act upon the items listed below):
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request to extend the contract for the HELMS Student Loan software annual usage and support fees for Fiscal Year 2011 with the total for the year not to exceed $725,000
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request to approve the Fiscal Year 2011 purchase, in the estimated amount of $120,000, of network services through an interagency contract with the Department of Information Resources
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request for approval to amend the current purchase order of Document Execution Service fees for the judgment portfolio through Fiscal Year 2011
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board to approve the renewal membership for Fiscal Year 2011 with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
  10. Adjournment