Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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 Appointment of Secretary of the Board
    2. Resolution from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
    3. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 28, 2011, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Academically Adrift and its Ramifications for Texas Higher Education
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Project GreenVax at the Texas A&M Health Science Center
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to expend funds awarded to the Coordinating Board under the Complete College America, Completion Innovation Challenge, which was funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  7. Lunch
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Presentation on the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2011
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    4. Report on facilities decisions of projects certified to meet the requirements of the expedited process for approval
    5. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    6. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY – SAN MARCOS
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization

      TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Agricultural Communications and Education

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
      1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering

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

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
      1. Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Translational Science
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the Lone Star College to re-designate the existing Lone Star College-University Park teaching center as a branch campus
    9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to requests from:
      1. Paul Quinn College for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
      2. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas School of Radiologic Technology for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
    10. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Community College Transfer Student Report (Rider 55, General Appropriations Act)
    11. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a report on Best Practices for Increasing Student Degree Completion (H.B. 2910, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas Woman's University to revise its mission statement
    13. 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 B, Sections 4.23, 4.25, 4.28, 4.29, 4.30, 4.31, 4.35 of Board rules concerning Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter C, Section 5.55 of Board rules concerning revisions to approved programs
      3. 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, Section 7.3, and new Section 7.14 of Board rules concerning Distance Education Approval Processes for Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other than Texas Public Institutions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter A, Section 9.1, and Subchapter D, Sections 9.73, 9.74, and 9.77 of Board rules concerning Definitions and the coordinating of transferable academic courses eligible for state appropriations
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 13, Financial Planning, Subchapter G, Sections 13.122 – 13.126 of Board rules concerning the Research Development Fund
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter E, Sections 21.122, 21.123, 21.124, and 21.129 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to a proposed amendment to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter G, Section 21.176 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
      8. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter RR, Section 21.2243 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
    14. Proposed Rule changes resulting from the 82nd Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter R, Sections 4.287 and 4.291 of Board rules concerning the review of low-producing degree programs (S.B. 5, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to a new Subchapter in Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter E, Sections 4.101 – 4.104 of Board rules concerning learning outcomes for undergraduate courses (S.B. 1726, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B, Section 5.23 and the repeal of Section 5.26 of Board rules concerning small class sizes (S.B. 1179, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds, Subchapter C, Section 6.73 of Board rules concerning grants awarded under then Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-Related Education Grant Program (S.B. 794, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter K, Sections 9.203, 9.204, and 9.206 of Board rules concerning Evaluation of the Tech-Prep Programs and Consortia (S.B. 1410, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 15, Subchapter A, Section 15.10 of Board rules, concerning provisions related to the Texas Research Incentive Program (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 15, National Research Universities, Subchapter C, Sections 15.42, 15.43 and 15.44 of Board Rules concerning National Research University Funds (HB 1000, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      8. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter A, new Section 21.11 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions (S.B. 851, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter J, Sections 21.256, 21.257, and 21.260 of Board rules, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (H.B. 1908, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    15. Proposed Rules adopted as emergency rules at the July, 2011 Board meeting:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 13, Financial Planning , Subchapter E, Section 13.82 of Board rules concerning Eligible Students (S.B. 176, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. Consideration of adopting 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 the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter T, 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)
    16. Consideration of Appeals from Institutions of Higher Education relating to staff decisions on Low-Producing Programs
  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 approval of the Annual Internal Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2011
  10. Adjournment