Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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 Board Members
    2. Recognition of the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Retailers Education Foundation
    3. Recognition of Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 29, 2009, Board Workshop
    2. July 30, 2009, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Iowa's Experience using Continuous Improvement & Lean Principles to increase productivity, quality and cost effectiveness of state government
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s AVID Freshman Seminar Course
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Update on Governor’s Executive Order on Cost Efficiencies
    3. Update on Strategic Planning Process
    4. Report on the Higher Education Policy Institute
    5. Presentation on the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2009
    6. Consideration of adopting the recommendation by the Committee on Agency Operations relating to the certification of Texas Research Incentive Program gift funds to the Emerging Research Universities
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
        Construct Health Profession Education Center – Round Rock
        3950 A.W. Grimes Boulevard
        Round Rock, TX 78664
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Construct New College of Communication Building
        300 W. Dean Keeton Street
        Austin, TX 78712
      3. University of North Texas
        Construct New Football Stadium
        1301 S. Bonnie Brae
        Denton, TX 76207
    8. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University
        Renovate Combined Heat and Power Upgrade
        222 Ireland Street
        College Station, TX 77843
      2. Texas Woman’s University
        Construct Fitness and Recreation Center
        1607 Bell Avenue
        Denton, TX 76204
      3. The University of Texas at Arlington
        Reapprove Construct Engineering Research Complex
        W. 1st Street and Yates Street
        Arlington, TX 76013
      4. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Reapprove Construct UT Research Park Complex Phase II
        El Paseo Street and Cambridge Street
        Houston, TX 77054
      5. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Repair Infrastructure – Ike Recovery
        301 University Boulevard
        Galveston, TX 77555
      6. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Repair Healthcare Buildings – Ike Recovery
        301 University Boulevard
        Galveston, TX 77555
      7. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Repair Research Buildings – Ike Recovery
        301 University Boulevard
        Galveston, TX 77555
      8. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Repair Academic and Business Buildings – Ike Recovery
        301 University Boulevard
        Galveston, TX 77555
      9. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Renovate John Sealy Hospital Modernization
        301 University Boulevard
        Galveston, TX 77555
      10. University of Houston
        Reapprove Construct Graduate and Professional Student Housing
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
      11. University of Houston
        Fourth Reapproval of Renovation of M.D. Anderson Library
        4800 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77004
    9. Report on facilities decisions approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the proposed Mission Statement and Table of Programs for the University of North Texas at Dallas
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from The University of Texas at Dallas to offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering, to be jointly offered in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a request from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to establish the Abilene Campus as a Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to requests to create Multi-Institutional Teaching Centers:
      1. A request from Collin County Community College District, Dallas Baptist University, Texas A&M University–Commerce, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas to create a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center in McKinney, Texas
      2. A request from Alamo Colleges, St. Mary’s University, Texas Tech University, Texas State University-San Marcos, Wayland Baptist University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of the Incarnate Word to create a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center in North San Antonio
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to requests for Certificates of Authority to grant degrees in Texas:
      1. A request from the Texas Gulf Institute, a private postsecondary education institution
      2. A request from Paul Quinn College, a private postsecondary education institution
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to issue a request for application for the Hospital-Based Nursing Grant Program
    17. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter B, Section 4.36 of Board rules, concerning Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the repeal of Chapter 4, Subchapter E of Board rules, concerning Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter P, Sections 4.255 - 4.264 of Board rules, concerning Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter Q, Sections 4.270 - 4.279 of Board rules, concerning Approval of Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Courses and Programs for Public Institutions
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter N, Sections 4.225 - 4.229 of Board rules, concerning Public Access to Course Information (H.B. 2504, 81st Texas Legislature)
      6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to an amendment to Chapter 5, Subchapter C, Section 5.48 of Board rules, concerning Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and/or Selected Public Colleges
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 5, Subchapter G, Sections 5.120 - 5.122 of Board rules, concerning Strategic Planning and Grant Programs Related to Emerging Research and/or Research Universities (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 5, Subchapter H, Sections 5.130 - 5.134 of Board rules, concerning University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields Incentive Grant Awards (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
      9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 6, Subchapter D, Sections 6.81 - 6.83 of Board rules, concerning Texas Hospital-Based Nursing Education Grant Program
      10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the repeal of Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Sections 7.1 - 7.17 and consideration of new proposed Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Sections 7.1 – 7.13 of Board rules, concerning Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
      11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter A, Section 9.1 of Board rules, concerning Definitions
      12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter B, Sections 9.27 and 9.28 of Board rules, concerning General Provisions
      13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter C, Section 9.53 of Board rules, and the repeal of Chapter 9, Subchapter C, Section 9.55 of Board rules, concerning Purpose, Role, and Mission
      14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter E, Sections 9.92, 9.93, and 9.95 of Board rules, concerning Certificate and Associate Degree Programs
      15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter F, Sections 9.112 - 9.117 of Board rules, concerning Workforce Continuing Education Courses
      16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter H, Section 9.142 of Board rules, concerning Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Public Two-Year Colleges
      17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter J, Sections 9.181 and 9.183 of Board rules; proposed new Chapter 9, Subchapter J, Sections 9.184 - 9.186 of Board rules; and repeal of Chapter 9, Subchapter J, Sections 9.184 - 9.186 of Board rules, concerning Academic Associate Degree Programs
      18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Subchapter K, Sections 9.203 and 9.206 of Board rules concerning Tech Prep Programs and Consortia
      19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the repeal of Chapter 10, Subchapter A, Sections 10.1 – 10.3 and Subchapter B, Sections 10.21 – 10.24 of Board rules, concerning Institutional Effectiveness in Public Two-Year Colleges
      20. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter I, Sections 13.150, 13.151, and 13.152 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to general provision of programs related to performance incentive funding (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
      21. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Chapter 15, Subchapter A, Sections 15.1, 15.2, and 15.10 of Board rules, concerning provisions related to the Texas Research Incentive Program (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
      22. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to a new Chapter 21, Subchapter T, Sections 21.610 - 21.614 of Board rules, concerning 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 (H.B. 4189, 81st Texas Legislature)
      23. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter J, Sections 21.251 through 21.263 of Board rules and adopting Chapter 21, Subchapter J, new Sections 21.251 through 21.262, concerning the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program of Board rules (H.B. 2154, 81st Texas Legislature)
      24. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter NN, Sections 21.2101 and 21.2102 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and Their Dependents (Hazlewood Act) (S.B. 93, 81st Texas Legislature)
      25. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to Chapter 21, Subchapter PP, new Sections 21.2220 through 21.2222 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Uniform Standards for Publication of Cost of Attendance Information (H.B. 2504 and S.B. 1764, 81st Texas Legislature)
      26. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to Chapter 21, Subchapter QQ, new Sections 21.2230 through 21.2232 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Notice to Students Regarding Tuition Set Aside for Financial Assistance (S.B. 1304, 81st Texas Legislature)
      27. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to Chapter 21, Subchapter RR, new Sections 21.2240 through 21.2250 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (H.B. 3452, 81st Texas Legislature)
      28. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter E, Sections 21.122 and 21.129 of Board rules, concerning the Texas B-On-Time Loan Program
      29. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter R, Section 21.566 of Board rules, concerning the Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
    18. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    19. Summary of compliance notification resulting from institutional effectiveness evaluation of associate degree-granting institutions
  7. Lunch
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Discussion on Closing the Gaps Accelerated Action Plan
    3. Report on Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact
    4. Discussion of the Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives
    5. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to new Chapter 4, Subchapter O, Sections 4.240 through 4.245, of Board rules, concerning the Uniform Recruitment and Retention Strategy (H.B. 1678, 76th Texas Legislature)
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the repeal of Chapter 4, Subchapter L, Section 4.210 through 4.214, of Board rules, concerning Intensive Summer Program Grants, and the adoption of amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter H, Section 4.177, of Board rules, concerning provisions for Programs to Enhance Student Success (S.B. 2258, 81st Texas Legislature)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to Chapter 4, Subchapter G, Sections 4.151, 4.153, 4.155, and 4.161, of Board rules, concerning Early College High Schools and Middle Colleges
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter A, Section 5.5, of Board rules, concerning the Uniform Admission Policy (H.B. 3826, 80th Texas Legislature)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to issue a request for application regarding the Adult Basic Education Community College Grants, Fiscal Year 2010-2011
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee’s Chair Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation amending the Fiscal Year 2010 operating budget to incorporate the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation for amendments to section 1.16 of Board rules, concerning contracts and grants for materials and services
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the AmeriCorps* Grant for program year 2009-2010
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation relating to the amendment of the contract for Audits of Agency’s Loan Program and Agency-wide Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2009, by KPMG, LLP
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation 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 2010-2011 Biennium