Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 2010 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 Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 27, 2010, Strategic Planning Board Meeting
    2. January 28, 2010, Board Meeting
    3. February 22, 2010, Strategic Planning Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Consideration of the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board for funding formulas for use by the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in making appropriations recommendations to the appropriate Legislative Committees
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Texas General Education Core Web Center
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Update on Closing the Gaps in Excellence and Research
    3. Quarterly Update on College Readiness Initiatives: Highlights focusing on the Accelerated Closing the Gaps Plan
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to initiatives for faculty development
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of amendments to extend contracts to 2012, and provide additional funding for the College and Career Readiness Faculty Collaboratives
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Developmental Education Math Improvement Project, FY2010-2011
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board to provide additional funding for the 2009-2011 Teacher Quality Grants Projects with documented program need
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Subchapter A, Section 5.5, of Board rules, concerning the Uniform Admission Policy
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for the purchase of services in excess of $750,000 regarding an amendment relating to the College Access Challenge Grant and College Readiness Initiative to allow for second-year, FY2011 funding for the College and Career Readiness Standards Marketing Campaign to Create a College-Going Culture
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to new Section 4.61 of Board rules, concerning the Commissioner’s limited authority to waive Texas Success Initiatives requirements
    8. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a Request for Applications regarding Regional P-16 College and Career Readiness Marketing Projects, FY2011
    9. Consideration of guidelines for the 2010 Texas Higher Education Star Awards
  7. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Actions taken by the Committee on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Angelo State University
        Construct Addition to the Center for Human Performance
        2050 South Johnson
        San Angelo, TX 76909
      2. Texas A&M University System Engineer Experiment Station
        Construct National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing
        100 Discovery Drive
        College Station, TX 77845
      3. Texas A&M University System AgriLife Extension Service
        Donation of Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation Building
        4180 SH-6
        College Station, TX 77845
      4. Texas State Technical College System
        Renovate BRIC - Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative
        600 General Parkway
        Waco, TX 76704
      5. The University of Texas at Austin
        Reapprove Construct Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art – Phase II
        200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
        Austin, TX 78713
      6. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
        Renovation for the New University Hospital, Parts 1, 2, and 2a – Relocations from the West Campus
        6303 Forest Park Road
        Dallas, TX 75390
      7. University of Houston - Downtown
        Third Reapproval of Academic Building and Parking Structure
        One Main Street
        Houston, TX 77002
      8. University of North Texas
        Energy Savings Performance Contract
        1501 West Chestnut Street
        Denton, TX 76201
      9. University of North Texas
        Renovate Music Building Concert Hall and Building MEP Upgrades
        415 S. Avenue C
        Denton, TX 76201
      10. West Texas A&M University
        Construct Underclassmen Residence Hall – Phase 1
        101 26th Street
        Canyon, TX 79016
    3. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    4. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the FY2009 Consolidated Evaluation Report
    5. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Accelerated Plan for Closing the Gaps by 2015 and the Long Term Vision for Texas Higher Education
    6. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for authorization for the Board Chair and Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy to approve the Coordinating Board Strategic Plan 2010-2014, to be submitted to the Governor’s Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2010
    7. Consideration of the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for authorization for the Board Chair and Chair of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy to approve the Strategic Plan of Texas Public Community Colleges 2011-2015, to be submitted to the Governor’s Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2010
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Women’s Studies
      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      1. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree
      UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Atmospheric Sciences
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Sam Houston State University to offer a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Counselor Education via Distance Education
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the University of North Texas to offer the existing Doctor of Philosophy degree and the existing Doctor of Education degree with a major in Higher Education via Distance Education
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from North Central Texas College to re-designate the current teaching site in Graham, Young County, Texas as a branch campus
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to the statutory four-year review of degree programs and mission statements for the following institutions:
      1. University of Houston-Clear Lake
      2. University of Houston-Downtown
      3. University of Houston-Victoria
      4. University of Houston
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Grant Program Awards
    14. Consideration of proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter B, Section 4.28 of Board rules, concerning Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a new Chapter 4, Subchapter R, Sections 4.285-4.293 of Board rules, concerning Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Sections 7.3, 7.7, and 7.11 of Board rules concerning Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter B, Section 13.22 of Board rules, concerning the Report of Fundable Operating Expenses
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter F, Section 13.102 of Board rules, concerning rules applying to formula funding and tuition charges for repeated and excess hours of undergraduate students
      6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Sections 21.29 and 21.30 of Board rules, concerning the Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (S.B. 2244, 81st Texas Legislature)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 21, Subchapter M, Section 21.402 of Board rules, concerning the Texas College Work-Study Program
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter NN, Section 21.2100 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
      9. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 22, Subchapter F, Section 22.102 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students
      10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 22, Subchapter G, Section 22.122 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students
      11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to an amendment to Chapter 22, Subchapter H, Section 22.142 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program
      12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter L, Sections 22.226 and 22.234 of Board rules, concerning the Toward EXcellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
      13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter M, Sections 22.254 and 22.260 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program
      14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter T, Sections 22.519 and 22.523 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption for Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses
      15. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to adopting Chapter 22, Subchapter J, new Sections 22.181 through 22.188 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program (H.B. 3519, 81st Texas Legislature)
    15. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview, including ARRA Update and Financial Report Summary
    2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request for approval to amend the current purchase order to increase the usage of Document Execution Service fees not to exceed $750,000 for judgment portfolio through Fiscal Year 2011
  9. Adjournment