Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 2009 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. Introduction of New Student Board Member, Heather A. Morris
    2. Consideration of resolution of appreciation for Laurie Bricker, Robert W. Shepard and Robert V. Wingo
    3. Recognition of Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 30, 2009, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Accelerating Latino Educational Achievement
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Academy for Collegiate Excellence and Student Success (ACCESS) Program at Prairie View A&M University
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation relating to the annual report on Progress Toward Closing the Gaps by 2015
    3. Significant Outcomes of the 81st Texas Legislature
    4. Update on the Federal Stimulus Funds
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University – Central Texas
        Construct New Classroom/Office Building
        1700 S. Clear Creed Road (Hwy 201)
        Killeen, TX 76549
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee)
      2. Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
        Reapprove Veterinary Research Building Addition
        588 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy.
        College Station, TX 77843
      3. Texas A&M University – San Antonio
        Construct Multipurpose Building
        1200 University Way Blvd.
        San Antonio, TX 78264
        (Approved on an emergency basis by the Commissioner and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee)
      4. Uniiversity of Houston
        Purchase University Business Parkway
        5000 Gulf Freeway
        Houston, TX 77023
    6. Actions taken by the Strategic Planning Committee on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Midwestern State University
        Second Reapproval in Renovation of D.L. Ligon Coliseum
        3410 Taft Blvd.
        Wichita Falls, TX 76308
      2. Texas A&M University
        Construct University Apartments
        Hensel Drive and Ball Street
        College Station, TX 77840
      3. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        Construct Mid-Campus Parking Facility
        1400 Braeswood Blvd.
        Houston, TX 77030
      4. University of North Texas at Dallas
        Construct UNT Dallas Campus Second Building
        Houston School Road at Camp Wisdom
        Dallas, TX 75241
    7. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for approval of nominated members of the Formula Funding Advisory Committees for 2012-2013 biennium
    9. Consideration of proposed rule changes resulting from the 81st Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to adopting amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter A, Section 5.5, of Board rules concerning the limitation on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 51.803 (a-1) – (a-5) (S.B. 175, 81st Texas Legislature)

      2. Consideration of the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to adopting amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter F, Section 13.104, of Board rules concerning the formula funding for public institutions of higher education for certain credit hours that do not count toward a degree, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 61.0595 (d) (H.B. 101 and S.B. 1343, 81st Texas Legislature)
      3. Consideration of the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to adopting amendments to Chapter 17, Subchapter B, Section 17.11 concerning rules applying to projects exempt from Board approval and Section 17.14 concerning rules applying to re-approval of projects (S.B. 1796, 81st Texas Legislature)
      4. Consideration of the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to adopting amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter S, Sections 22.501, 22.502, 22.503, 22.504, 22.505, 22.506, 22.507, and 22.508, concerning the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program, as required by Texas Education Code, Sections 61.9621, 61.9629, 61.96232, 61.96233 (H.B. 4471, 81st Texas Legislature)
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic Excellence and Research
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to statutory four-year review of degree programs, Mission Statements, and Table of Programs for the following institutions:
      1. Texas A&M University
      2. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
      3. Texas A&M University-Galveston
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the proposed Mission Statement and Table of Programs for the following institutions:
      1. Texas A&M University-Central Texas
      2. Texas A&M University-San Antonio
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to preliminary authority requests for the following institutions:
      • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
        1. Rangeland Ecology and Management (doctoral-level step 2 cooperative program in cooperation with Texas A&M University)
        TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
        1. Communication Sciences and Disorders (master’s level)
        2. Dietetic Studies (master’s level)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to requests for a new degree program:

        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
        1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in School Psychology
        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS
        1. Master of Science (M.S.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Cancer Biology
        TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
        1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Criminal Justice
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from The University of Texas at San Antonio to expand its existing Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree with a major in Educational Leadership via distance education
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from North Central Texas College to hold a branch campus maintenance tax election in the Graham, Young County, Texas Independent School District
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to authorize the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Research to approve the 2008-2009 African American Museum Internship Report to be submitted to the Governor’s office and Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2009
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter B, Section 5.24 of Board rules concerning Role and Mission, Table of Programs, Course Inventories
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter C, Section 5.44 and new Section 5.52 of Board rules concerning Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and/or Selected Public Colleges
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter D, Section 5.78 of Board rules concerning Operations of Off-Campus Educational Units of Public Senior Colleges, Universities and Health-Related Institutions
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter G, Section 13.120 - 13.125; repeal of Section 13.126 - 13.130; and the addition of new 13.126 - 13.127 of Board rules concerning Research Development Fund
    13. Consideration of proposed rule changes resulting from the 81st Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 4, new Subchapter M, Sections 4.215-4.218 of Board rules concerning notice of the availability of higher education textbooks through multiple retailers, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 51.9705 (H.B. 1096, 81st Texas Legislature)
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter L, Sections 13.200-13.202 of Board rules concerning the Engineering Recruitment Program, Engineering Summer Program, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 61.791 (H.B. 2425, 81st Texas Legislature)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to the amendments to Chapter 14, Subchapter A & B, Sections 14.1-14.2 and 14.11-14.13 of Board rules concerning the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, as required by Texas Education Code, Section 142.001- Section 142.003. (H.B. 58 and S.B. 44, 81st Texas Legislature)
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to the amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter E, Section 4.105, of Board rules concerning the approval of distance education, off-campus, and extension courses and programs for public institutions and Chapter 9, Subchapter H, Section 9.144, of Board rules concerning Partnerships between Secondary Schools and Public Two-Year Colleges as required by Texas Education Code, Section 130.008(d) and (d-1) (H.B. 2480, 81st Texas Legislature)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from the Texas A&M University System, Texas Southern University, the Texas State University System, and the University of Houston System to create five coordinated, single-institution Higher Education Centers in Northwest Houston
    15. Report on Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program Merit Review for 2007-08 Biennium
    16. Update on Making Opportunity Affordable Engineering Articulation Fact Book
    17. Report on Higher Education Policy Institute
    18. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
    19. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    20. Consideration of adopting the recommendation relating to a request from Paul Quinn College for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
  8. Lunch
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Participation and Success
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Discussion of the Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives
    3. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation relating to the Statewide Developmental Education Plan
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2008 (H.B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 13, page III-49, 80th Texas Legislature)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Section 21.9 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Sections 21.121, 21.126, and 21.131 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Section 22.200 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Class
    8. Consideration of proposed rule changes resulting from the 81st Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Section 21.29 of Board rules, concerning Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (H.B. 4244 and S.B. 297, 81st Texas Legislature)
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Sections 21.1081, 21.1083, and 21.1084, repeal of Sections 21.1085 through 21.1090, and new Sections 21.1085 through 21.1089 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program (S.B. 1798 and H.B. 2347, 81st Texas Legislature)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Sections 21.2100 through 21.2102, repeal of Sections 21.2103 through 21.2108, and new Sections 21.2103 through 21.2111 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (Hazlewood Act) (S.B. 93, S.B. 297 and S.B. 847; 81st Texas Legislature)
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Sections 22.21, 22.22 and 22.24, repeal of Sections 22.25 through 22.33, and new Sections 22.25 through 22.35 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Tuition Equalization Grant Program (H.B. 4476, 81st Texas Legislature)
      5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments Sections 22.312, 22.313 and 22.315 of Board rules, concerning the Engineering Scholarship Program (H.B. 2425, 81st Texas Legislature)
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Section 22.405 of Board rules, concerning Provisions Regarding Scholarships to Relatives of Board Members of Institutions of Higher Education and University Systems (H.B. 4244, 81st Texas Legislature)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to new Sections 22.518 through 22.523 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses (H.B. 2013, 81st Texas Legislature)
  10. 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 2010
    3. Consideration of authorizing the continuation of active advisory committees which will expire on August 31, 2009, unless continued by the Board
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding approval of the report on Audits of the Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for fiscal year ended August 31, 2008 by KPMG LLP
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation of an amendment to the interagency contract with the Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide services under the Data Center Services contract to add costs of $1,658,604 for Fiscal Year 2010 and $1,421,493 for Fiscal Year 2011
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the distribution of funds trusteed to support medical and graduate medical education for Fiscal Year 2010 and report on trusteed funds distributed in Fiscal Year 2009
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, request for approval of Program Announcement for 2009 Competition
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic Grant, Tech-Prep, and Leadership activities for program year 2009-2010
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the revisions to the College Access Challenge Grant, Fiscal Year 2009 and 2010
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for a grant to purchase services through a contract regarding the Master College Readiness Special Advisors, Fiscal Years 2009, 2010, and 2011
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for a grant to purchase services through a contract regarding the Centers for Teacher Education, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for the purchase of services through contracts regarding the Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies, (Cycle 2) Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010, two-year contracts amended and extended through Fiscal Year 2011
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for requests for applications regarding the Work-Study Mentorship Program, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for requests for applications regarding the Intensive Programs, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for requests for applications regarding the Developmental Education Demonstration Projects, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for requests for applications regarding the Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies, (Cycle 4) Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for a new section 1.19 of Board Rules, concerning education and training of Board administrators and employees pursuant to section 656.048 of the Texas Government Code
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for an amendment to section 1.16 of Board rules, concerning contracts and grants for materials and services
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for a purchase of services through a contract regarding the Pre-service, Practicum, Induction, and In-Service Project, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
    21. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to purchase services through a contract regarding the Community College Developmental Education Initiative, Fiscal Year 2009
    22. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for requests for applications regarding P-16 Regional Councils, Fiscal Year 2010