Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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. Consideration of Resolution of Appreciation for Ruby Elizabeth Garcia, Interim Director Internal Audit
    2. Consideration of Resolution of Appreciation for Amir H. Barzin, Student Representative to the Board
    3. Recognition of Phillip Hoverstadt the recipient of the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Award 2012-2013
    4. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
    5. New Procedures for Public Testimony
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 26, 2012, Board Meeting
    2. January 27, 2012, Board Planning Session
    3. March 20, 2012, Special Called Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of the college readiness performance standards for STAAR End of Course assessments in Algebra II and English III Reading and Writing
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Dr. Kathryn C. Wetzel, Professor of Mathematics and Engineering, and Department Chair of Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering, Amarillo College
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Public Testimony on Items Relating to the Committee on Closing the Gaps
    3. Update on information that could be provided to independent school districts (ISDs) regarding student transition to postsecondary education
    4. Consideration of adopting the staff's recommendation to the Board to award a contract to The College Board for the development and implementation of the new Texas Success Initiative classification and diagnostic assessment instrument that determines the college readiness, developmental, or adult basic education level for incoming students to Texas institutions of higher education
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the guidelines for the 2012 Texas Higher Education Star Award
    6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the Consolidated Annual Program Evaluation Report
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to extending the Developmental Education Demonstration Project (DEDP) contract with Texas State University – San Marcos and providing additional funds
    8. Consideration of adopting Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the amendments to the Work-Study Mentorship Program contracts for the reallocation of funding
  7. Lunch
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Public Testimony on Items Relating to the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy
    3. Actions taken by the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    4. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project
    5. Report on facilities decisions of projects certified to meet the requirements of the expedited process for approval
    6. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee'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
    8. Consideration of adopting 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 2013-2017, to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 2012
    9. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board on the community colleges Financial Information Reporting Requirement (H.B. 1, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, Rider 14, III-198)
    10. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the American University of the Caribbean for a Certificate of Authority to offer courses in Texas leading to a medical degree
    11. 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. The University of Texas at Arlington
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
      3. The University of Texas at Brownsville
      4. The University of Texas at Dallas
      5. The University of Texas at El Paso
      6. The University of Texas-Pan American
      7. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
      8. The University of Texas at Tyler
      9. The University of Texas at San Antonio
      10. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
      11. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
      12. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
      13. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
      14. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
      15. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tarleton State University to establish a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center (MITC) in Midlothian in partnership with Navarro College
    13. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to all Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B, Section 4.28 of Board rules concerning Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter N, Section 4.227 of Board rules concerning Public Access to Course Information (HB 2504)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee'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 B, Section 5.24 of Board rules concerning Criteria and Approval of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 7, Degree Granting Colleges and Universities other than Texas Public Institutions, Subchapter A, Sections 7.3 and 7.14 of Board rules concerning Distance Education Approval Processes for Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other than Texas Public Institutions
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter G, Sections 21.173, 21.174, and 21.176 of Board rules, concerning the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
      6. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter T, Sections 21.612 and 21.614 of Board rules concerning the vaccination against bacterial meningitis for entering students at public or private or independent institutions of higher education
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter II, Sections 21.1083 through 21.1086 of Board rules, concerning the Educational Aide Exemption Program
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter SS, new Sections 21.2270 through 21.2275 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Dependent Children of Persons Who Are Members of Armed Forces Deployed on Combat Duty
      9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Grant and Scholarship Programs, Subchapter K, Sections 22.197 through 22.202 of Board rules, concerning Provisions for Scholarships for Students Graduating in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Class
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the allocation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges for Basic grants for 2012-2013
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and subsequent Awarding of Grants pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act to eligible applicants for the State Leadership activities for program year 2012-2013
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to forward the report, Blueprint to establish a State System Administration for Community Colleges (Rider 53) as directed
    17. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to a report on Providing Graduate Medical Education Positions for Texas Medical School Graduates (HB 2908, 82nd Texas Legislature)
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Grant Program Awards
    19. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the joint Coordinating Board/Texas Workforce Commission Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report to the Legislature on the Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program (Subtitle B. Texas Workforce Commission; Workforce Development; Employment Services, Chapter 305)
  9. Matters relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Public Testimony on Items Relating to the Committee on Agency Operations
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board regarding the Coordinating Board's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013
  10. Adjournment