Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2012 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. October 27, 2011, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Implementing systemic and cultural changes on college campuses – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Thunderwater Organizational Learning Institute - Faculty Professional Development Program – Richland College
  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 Adult Basic Education and Postsecondary Education Report (General Appropriations Act, HB 1, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Section 29, page III-47)
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 13, Subchapter J, Section 13.187, of Board rules, concerning the Texas Fund for Geography Education (SB 5, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 4, Subchapter O, Sections 4.240 through 4.245, of Board rules, concerning the Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy (HB 1678, 76th Texas Legislature)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to reallocate funding within the Work-Study Mentorship Program
  7. Lunch-Executive Session; Open Session
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the personnel evaluation of Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, and other personnel matters
    2. Consideration by the Board, in open session, relating to the compensation of Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Report on the Higher Education Policy Institute
    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. Update on Participation and Success Goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015
    7. Update on the Texas Tuning Project
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
      1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)degree
      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Psychology
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the statutory four-year review of the Mission Statements and Table of Programs for the following institutions:
      1. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
      2. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
      3. University of North Texas Health Science Center–Fort Worth
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a revised mission statement from The University of Texas at Brownsville
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Lamar University's application for the University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields Incentive Award (TEC, Section 61.0596)
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of unspent program year 2010-2011 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds for use in program year 2011-2012
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request For Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request For Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Education Grant Program
    15. Proposed rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter E, Sections 4.110 - 4.115 of Board rules concerning Financial Literacy Training
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds, Subchapter E, Sections 6.91 - 6.96 of Board rules concerning the Texas Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program (S.B. 7, 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to various programs in Chapter 21 of Board rules to update the Texas Education Code citation and/or the title of Chapter 21, Subchapter B, of Board rules, regarding the determination of resident status
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter B, Section 21.22, and new Section 21.30 of Board rules, concerning the Determination of Resident Status
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter NN, Sections 21.2099, 21.2100, 21.2102, 21.2107, and 21.2108 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
      6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter RR, Section 21.2244 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter SS, new Sections 21.2260 through 21.2264 of Board rules, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter X, Sections 21.730 through 21.752 of Board rules, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons
      9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to various programs in Chapter 22 of Board rules to update the Texas Education Code citation and/or the title of Chapter 21, Subchapter B, of Board rules, regarding the determination of resident status
      10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter B, Sections 22.22, 22.24 and 22.25 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program
      11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter E, Sections 22.81 through 22.86 of Board rules, concerning the Texas New Horizons Scholarship Program
      12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter I, Sections 22.161 through 22.171 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for the Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program
      13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter T, Section 22.523 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption for Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses
      14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter V, Sections 22.570 - 22.577 of Board rules concerning Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Challenge Scholarship Program (H.B. 2910, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the four-year review of Coordinating Board Rules
      1. Chapter 1, Agency Administration
      2. Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
      3. Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
      4. Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds
      5. Chapter 7, Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
      6. Chapter 8, Creation, Expansion, Dissolution, or Conservatorship of Public Community College Districts
      7. Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges
      8. Chapter 11, Texas State Technical College System
      9. Chapter 13, Financial Planning
      10. Chapter 14, Research Funding Programs
      11. Chapter 15, National Research Universities
      12. Chapter 17, Resource Planning
      13. Chapter 21, Student Services
      14. Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs
      15. Chapter 25, Optional Retirement Program
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request For Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Texas Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program (S.B. 7, 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session)
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request For Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program (H.B. 2910, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Dual Credit Report (Rider 33 of the Appropriations Act)
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to submit the 2011 report on the National Research University Fund to the Comptroller and Legislature
    21. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to requests to become recognized as an accrediting agency in Texas:
      1. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
      2. Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
    22. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    23. Report on the Coordinating Board's Sunset Review Process
    24. Annual report on the operations of the College for All Texans Foundation for the year ending August 31, 2011
  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 relating to a Resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $175 million, in one or more series; authorizing the Commissioner to approve all final terms of the Bonds; approving the forms of an Official Statement, Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement, and Bond Purchase Agreement, and resolving other matters related to the subject
  10. Adjournment