Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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 Joe Hinton, Lyn Phillips and Whit Riter
    2. Introduction of New Board Member, James Lee, and new Student Board Member, Amir Barzin
    3. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 27, 2011, Board Meeting
    2. June 7, 2011, Special Called Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of the Annual Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report
    2. How will Texas achieve the goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015 with diminished resources?
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Lean Initiative at The University of Texas at Dallas
  6. 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 the approval to provide additional funding for the evaluation of the Comprehensive Student Success Program
    3. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of Success Initiative in DE-Mathematics (SIDE-M) Project funds
    4. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to approval to enter into contracts for the purpose of identifying promising practices in the area of developmental education in partial fulfillment of HB 1244 and SB 162, 82nd Texas Legislature Regular Session
    5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to expend funds awarded to the Coordinating Board under the 2011-2012 College Access Challenge Grant (CFDA #84.378)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of contracts for the Work-Study Mentorship Program
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval for a Request for Applications for the Teacher Quality Grants Program to provide long-term, sustained professional development for teachers
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of amendments to extend certain contracts for higher education bridging programs, and to provide additional funding for such contracts
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of amendments to extend contracts, and to provide additional funding for the College and Career Readiness Faculty Collaboratives Project
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of funds to new and continuing adult basic education programs in partial fulfillment of Rider 45, Align Adult Basic Education and Postsecondary Education, General Appropriations Act, 81st Texas Legislature
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval to issue a Request for Applications regarding new Developmental Education Demonstration Projects, and either extend current evaluation contracts or issue a Request for Applications for evaluation of the programs
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval to issue a Request for Applications regarding new Adult Basic Education Innovation Grants, and either extend current evaluation contracts or issue a Request for Applications for evaluation of the programs
  7. Lunch
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    3. Report on facilities decisions of projects certified to meet the requirements of the expedited process for approval
    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 for approval of nominated members of the Formula Funding Advisory Committees for 2014-2015 biennium
    6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the certification of Texas Research Incentive Program gift funds to the Emerging Research Universities
    7. Consideration of authorizing the Chair and Vice Chair to approve the submission of the report to the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency as required by H.B. 9, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session
    8. Update on Coordinating Board's recommendations for the 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree with a major in Developmental Education Administration

      TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees with a major in Developmental Education

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Rehabilitation Sciences

      UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      1. Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Petroleum Well Design Engineering
      2. Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Petroleum Well Completion and Intervention Engineering
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from South Texas College for a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Medical and Health Services Management
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas State Technical College Harlingen, Le Tourneau University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the University of Houston, The University of Texas at Brownsville in Partnership with Texas Southmost College, The University of Texas-Pan American, and Wayland Baptist University to create a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center in Harlingen, Texas
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Midland College to hold a branch campus maintenance tax election in Pecos County
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Request for Applications and funding for the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program 2011 Competition
    14. 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 2012 and report on trusteed funds distributed in Fiscal Year 2011
    15. 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 for State Leadership grants for program year 2011-2012
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to authorize the Assistant Commissioner of Academic Affairs and Research to approve the 2011 African American Museum Internship Report to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2011
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
    18. Proposed rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Section 4.11, of Board rules concerning Common Admission Application Forms
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter P, Section 4.264, of Board rules concerning Formula Funding General Provisions
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Financial Planning, Subchapter H, Reporting of Tuition and Fees, Section 13.142 of Board rules, concerning Definitions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter B, Sections 21.22 through 21.27 of Board rules, concerning the Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons; the repeal of Section 21.29, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons; the repeal of Section 21.30, concerning Residence Determination Official; and new Section 21.29, concerning Residence Determination Official
      5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed Chapter 21, Student Services, new Subchapter X, Sections 21.730 through 21.752 of Board rules, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Section 21.3 of Board rules, concerning Loan Repayment Deferral and Loan Forgiveness for Emergency Loans for Tuition, Fees and Books Made Under Texas Education Code, Section 56.051, and new Section 21.10, concerning Exclusion of Certain Resources in Determining Need for State Aid (H.B. 3578 and H.B. 3708, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to the title of Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter CC, Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program, and to Section 21.950 of Board rules, concerning Authority and Purpose (H.B. 3708, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      8. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter II, Educational Aide Exemption Program, Sections 21.1084 and 21.1086 of Board rules, concerning the Application and Awarding Process and Reimbursements (H.B. 3708, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter NN, Sections 21.2099 through 21.2110 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act) (S.B. 639, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      10. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter RR, Sections 21.2240, 21.2241, 21.2242, 21.2244, and 21.2247 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (H.B. 3470, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      11. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter B, Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program, Section 22.24 of Board rules, concerning Provisions that Apply Only to 2006 Revised TEG Program Students (H.B. 2907, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      12. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter M, Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Section 22.256 of Board rules, concerning Eligible Students (H.B. 3577, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      13. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter U, Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses, Section 22.530 of Board rules, concerning Authority and Purpose (H.B. 1163, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    19. Emergency rules resulting from the 82nd Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Financial Planning, Subchapter E, Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates, Section 13.82, of Board rules concerning Eligible Students (S.B. 176, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter B, Board Approval Section 17.15, of Board rules, concerning Expedited Process for Certain Projects (S.B. 5, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      3. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter T, the Vaccination against Bacterial Meningitis for Students approved to reside in on-campus dormitories or other on-campus housing facilities at Institutions of Higher Education, Sections 21.610 – 21.614 of Board rules concerning the vaccination against bacterial meningitis for entering students at public or private or independent institutions of higher education (S.B. 1107, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    20. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    21. Report on the Agency's Sunset Review Process
  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 regarding the Coordinating Board's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2012
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board for a resolution relating to authorizing the filing of one or more applications to obtain a portion of the state's allocation for private activity bonds and unencumbered state ceiling; and containing other provisions relating to the subject
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee'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 2012 with the total for the year not to exceed $900,000
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2010 (S.B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 48, page III-61, 81st Texas Legislature)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to approve an Inter-Agency Contract between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Office of the Attorney General for the litigation and collection of delinquent student loans for the 2012-2013 biennium
  10. Adjournment