Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 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. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. October 28, 2010, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of improving teacher effectiveness based upon lessons learned from Teach For America’s most successful teachers
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Reach Out and Read Program
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Update on Generation Texas campaign
    3. Presentation on Participation and Success Goal of Closing the Gaps by 2015
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Consolidated Annual Program Evaluation Report
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to amending Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 contracts for the Math, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of amendments to provide additional funding and extend contracts to 2012 for Teacher Quality Grants Projects
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the approval to add additional sites for the AVID Postsecondary Project with increased funding to the institutions of higher education
  7. Lunch - Executive Session

    The Board will hold a closed session to deliberate the following matters:
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss the personnel evaluation of Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, and other personnel matters
    2. Under Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071(1)(A) and 551.071(2), the Board will meet in closed session to consult with its attorney regarding issues related to its student loan program.
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    4. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Participation Forecast
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the joint Coordinating Board/Texas Workforce Commission Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report to the Legislature on the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program (Subtitle B. Texas Workforce Commission; Workforce Development; Employment Services, Chapter 305)
    7. Update on Coordinating Board’s priorities for the 82nd Texas Legislature
    8. Consideration of higher education impact statements for the 82nd Texas Legislature
    9. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Tech Prep funding formula for program year 2011-2012
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Request for Applications and the allocation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges and consortia for Basic and Tech Prep grants for 2011-2012
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a Request for Applications regarding the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to eligible applicants for the State Leadership activities for program year 2011-2012
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of unused Fiscal Year 2010 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds for use in program year 2010-2011
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board for approval of Texas A&M University – Kingsville’s application for the University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields Incentive Award (H.B. 51, 81st Texas Legislature)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendations to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:


    15. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering
      1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering

      THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      1. Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree with a major in Nursing Practice
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas A&M University Health Science Center for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Medical Sciences via off-campus instruction at the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston, Texas
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Temple College to hold a branch campus maintenance tax election in the Hutto Independent School District in Hutto, Williamson County, Texas
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to revised Mission Statements from the following institutions:
      1. Texas A&M International University
      2. Texas A&M University-Central Texas
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the Engineering Recruitment Program Request for Application and Approval to Fund the Fiscal Year 2011 Engineering Summer Program
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
    21. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for a Certificate of Authority to grant degrees in Texas
    22. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter Q, Approval of Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Courses and Programs for Public Institutions, Sections 4.72, 4.73, and 4.78 of Board rules, concerning Definitions, General Provisions, and Functions of Regional Councils
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and/or Selected Public Colleges of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter C, Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Assessment of Existing Degree Programs, Section 5.46 of Board rules, concerning Criteria for New Doctoral Programs
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 6, Health Education, Training and Research Funds Subchapter C, Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Funds, Section 6.73 of Board rules, concerning Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-Related Education Grant Program
      4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed new Chapter 15, National Research Universities, Subchapter C, National Research University Fund, Sections 15.40 – 15.44 of Board rules, concerning National Research University Fund
      5. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter B, Determination of Resident Status and Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons, Sections 21.22 through 21.25 of Board rules
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter S, Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program, Section 21.591 of Board rules
      7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner’s recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new sections to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter U, Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses, Sections 22.530 through 22.537 of Board rules
    23. Consideration of adopting the staff request to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to submit the 2010 report on the National Research University Fund to the Legislature
    24. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  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 to approve a list of investment banking firms eligible to be selected to serve as underwriters in connection with any negotiated sale of the Board's College Student Loan Bonds
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding a Resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan and Refunding Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $190 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 Escrow Agreement; and resolving other matters related to the subject
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee’s recommendation to the Board regarding a request for approval to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to contract for temporary employee services for Fiscal Year 2012 with the option to extend for the two succeeding fiscal years in one-year increments in a total amount that may exceed $750,000 but be less than $1,000,000
  10. Adjournment