Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 2011 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 Eric Rohne, Wallace Hall and Elaine Mendoza
    2. Recognition of Christopher Bolinger recipient of the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Award 2011-2012
    3. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 27, 2011, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin - Developmental Education for Mathematics
  5. Major Policy Discussion
    1. The $10,000 Degree: Governor's challenge to develop low-cost options for students
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Update on Closing the Gaps by 2015 on Research
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of amendments to extend certain contracts for Educator Preparation Demonstration Sites, and to provide additional funding for such contracts
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amending the contracts for the Intensive College Readiness Program for Adult Education Students to provide additional funding and extend contracts to 2012
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amending the contracts for Adult Basic Education Innovation Grants to provide additional funding and extend contracts to 2013
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the guidelines for the 2011 Texas Higher Education Star Awards
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request for proposals to select a vendor for statewide coordination of the Generation Texas public awareness campaign in FY2012
  7. Lunch - Executive Session

    The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matters:
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the annual evaluation of certain agency personnel
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    4. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Update on Coordinating Board's priorities for the 82nd Texas Legislature
    6. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 82nd Texas Legislature
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree with a major in Nursing Practice

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
      1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Petroleum Engineering

      UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Public Health Sciences
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for an administrative change to establish a free-standing nursing school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso Campus
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas Woman's University for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Occupational Therapy via distance education
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to revised Mission Statements from the following institutions:
      1. Midwestern State University
      2. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    12. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter P, Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs for Public Institutions, Section 4.261 of Board rules concerning Standards and Criteria for Distance Education Programs
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter Q, Approval of Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Courses and Programs for Public Institutions, Section 4.275 of Board rules concerning Standards and Criteria for Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Programs
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions 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, Sections 5.43, 5.44, and 5.52 concerning Definitions, Presentation of Requests and Steps for Implementation, and Assessment of Existing Degree Programs
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter A, Section 9.1 of Board rules concerning Definitions
      5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter J, Academic Associate Degree and Certificate Programs, Sections 9.183 and 9.185 concerning Degree Titles, Program Length, and Program Content and Academic Certificates
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter NN, Sections 21.2105 and 21.2107 through 21.2110 and the repeal of Section 21.2111 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed Chapter 21, Student Services, new Subchapter SS, Sections 21.2270 through 21.2273 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Children of Deployed Members of the Military
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter B, Section 22.24 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
      9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter S, Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program, Section 22.508 of Board rules
    13. Discussion of the Board Task Force's Recommendations Relating to Exceptions to Coordinating Board Rule 5.46(15), Essential Criterion for New Doctoral Degree Programs
    14. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  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 to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for selection of a Bond/Tax/Program Legal Counsel to perform legal services for the agency
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for selection of a Financial Advisor for the agency's loan program, including debt issuance, for fiscal years 2012-2014, with two one-year extensions immediately thereafter at the agency's option
  10. Adjournment