Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 28, 2010, Board Dinner
    2. July 29, 2010, Board Meeting
    3. September 10, 2010, Board Meeting and Planning Session
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of the importance of better understanding learning outcomes
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Pathways Project in Bexar County and the expansion of the project in other communities
  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 Austin
        Reapprove Construct Science Building, Vivarium, and Welch Hall - Phase I
        2400 Speedway
        Austin, TX 78712
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Sam Houston State University
        Construct SHSU University Center at The Woodlands
        3380 College Park Drive
        Conroe, TX 77380
      2. Texas A&M University
        Construct University Apartments - Phase II
        1100 Hensel Drive
        College Station, TX 77843
      3. Texas State University – San Marcos
        Purchase 604 N. Guadalupe Street
        604 N. Guadalupe Street
        San Marcos, TX 78666
        EMERGENCY APPROVAL
      4. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Third Reapproval Biosciences Facility
        751 Electric Road
        El Paso, TX 79968
      5. University of Houston
        Renovate SERC Build-Out – Phase IV
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      6. University of North Texas
        Renovate Discovery Park to Add Clean Room Laboratory
        3940 N. Elm
        Denton, TX 76207
    4. Presentation of the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2010
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding the Report on Higher Education Cost Efficiencies
    6. Update to the Board on Statistical Analysis of Predictors of College Success(Rider 60)
    7. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board for approval of the TSTC Study (Rider 52, Special Provisions)
    8. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to approve the 2010 Regional Plan for Texas Higher Education
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of the Facilities Audit Report
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree with a major in Nursing
      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
      1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Arts & Technology
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a report relating to the feasibility of establishing a public law school in Texas, including the Texas-Mexico Border Region (S.B. 956, 81st Texas Legislature)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a report on The Feasibility of Expanding Texas’ Community College Baccalaureate Programs (H.B. 2425, 81st Texas Legislature)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a report on the Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Grant Program to be submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 2010
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Community College Transfer Student Report (Rider 55 of the Appropriations Act)
    16. Report on the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program Merit Review for 2009-10 Biennium
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Research Expenditure Study (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
    18. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Interim Select Committee on Technology Research (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
    19. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a report on the 2010 Research Assessment Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Chapter 144
    20. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Technology Transfer Report
    21. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of the Request for Applications for the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Education Grant Program
    22. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities, Health Related Institutions, and/or Selected Public Colleges of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter C, Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Assessment of Existing Degree Programs, existing Sections 5.43, 5.44, and 5.52 and new Sections 5.53 and 5.54
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 7, Degree Granting Colleges and Universities other than Texas Public Institutions, Subchapter A General Provisions, Sections 7.7 and 7.8 concerning Institutions accredited by Board Recognized Accreditors and Institutions not accredited by a Board Recognized Accreditor
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 15, National Research Universities, Subchapter C, National Research University Fund, Sections 15.40 - 15.44 of Board rules, concerning National Research University Fund
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Section 17.3, of Board rules, concerning resource planning definitions
      5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter D, Rules Applying to New Construction and Addition Projects, Section 17.30, of Board rules, concerning Standards for New Construction and/or Addition Projects
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter G, Rules Applying To Auxiliary Enterprise Projects, Section 17.60, of Board rules, concerning Standards for Auxiliary Enterprise Projects
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter H, Rules Applying To Intercollegiate Athletic Projects, Section 17.70, of Board rules, concerning Standards for Intercollegiate Athletics Projects
      8. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter I, Rules Applying To Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects, Section 17.81, of Board rules, concerning Standards for Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects
      9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter J, Rules Applying To Tuition Revenue Bond Projects, Section 17.90, of Board rules, concerning Standards for Tuition Revenue Bond Projects
      10. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter K, Reports, Sections 17.100 and 17.101, of Board rules, concerning Board Reports
      11. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter L, Facilities Audit, Section 17.112, of Board rules, concerning Facilities Audit
      12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to repealing Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter B, Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program, Sections 22.21 through 22.35 of Board rules and adopting Chapter 22, Subchapter B, new Sections 22.21 through 22.32 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
    23. Consideration of adopting the staff request to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to submit the 2010 report on the National Research University Fund to the Legislature by December 31, 2010
    24. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Coordinating Board’s priorities for the 82nd Texas Legislative Session
    25. 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 adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a report on the results of the Course Redesign Grant Program (H.B. 1, 79th Texas Legislature)
    3. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board to authorize the Assistant Commissioner for P-16 Initiatives to approve the report on the Texas Fund for Geography Education Program (H.B. 1 3590, 77th Texas Legislature; Texas Education Code, Subchapter X, Section 61.941-61.945)
    4. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan progress report
    5. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Best Practices in Developmental Education report (Rider 50, General Appropriations Act, 81st Texas Legislature, page III-62)
    6. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the implementation of effective Non-Semester-Length Developmental Education Interventions report (Rider 59, General Appropriations Act, 81st Texas Legislature, page III-63)
    7. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Proposal and contract for the evaluation of the College Access Challenge Grant
    8. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Proposal and contract for the evaluation of the Adult Basic Education Community College Grants
    9. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Proposal and contract for the evaluation of the Developmental Education Demonstration Project
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview and Renovation Update
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s [or the Commissioner’s recommendation if the Committee on Agency Operations does not meet] recommendation to the Board for authorizing staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for selection of underwriting pool members for the calendar years 2011 and 2012
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s [or the Commissioner’s recommendation if the Committee on Agency Operations does not meet] recommendation to the Board relating to the amendment of the contract for Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2010, by KPMG, LLP
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s [or the Commissioner’s recommendation if the Committee on Agency Operations does not meet] recommendation regarding the extension of the contract with Integrated Human Capital for temporary employee services for Fiscal Year 2011 in an amount not to exceed $750,000
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s [or the Commissioner’s recommendation if the Committee on Agency Operations does not meet] recommendation to the Board to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fiscal Year 2011 purchase of systems furniture in an estimated amount of $400,000 [this item will be considered by the Board only if the Committee on Agency Operations does not act upon this item]
  10. Adjournment