Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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. Introduction of New Student Board Member, Ryan Bridges
    2. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
    3. New Board Committees
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 25, 2012, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of Financial Aid Strategies to Encourage Student Success
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Houston Community College System's In-House Online Tutoring Program
  6. Invited Testimony
    1. Texas Association of Community Colleges Presentation on the Texas Success Legislative Agenda
    2. Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant – South Texas College and TAMU-Commerce
  7. 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. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the annual Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report
    4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board to expend funds awarded to the Coordinating Board under the 2012-2013 College Access Challenge Grant (CFDA #84.378)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval to issue a Request for Applications regarding new Adult Basic Education Innovation Grants, amend and extend previously funded Adult Basic Education Innovation Grants, and either extend current evaluation contracts or issue a Request for Applications for evaluation of programs
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of an additional year of funding for Intensive Programs for Adult Education Students and amending and extending the contract for external evaluation
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval to issue a Request for Applications regarding new Developmental Education Demonstration Projects, and either extend current evaluation contracts or issue a Request for Applications for evaluation of programs
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval to issue a Request for Proposals for the development and implementation of a professional development program supporting the integrated reading/writing model for students not college-ready, and to issue a Request for Applications to secure a contract to do the evaluation
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of an amendment to extend the contract and increase funding for technical assistance to Comprehensive Student Success Program sites
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of an additional year of funding for participating AVID postsecondary institutions of higher education and amending and extending the contract for external evaluation
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter C, Section 4.57 of Board rules, and new Section 4.62 of Board rules, concerning Texas Success Initiative (H.B. 1244, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval to issue a Request for Applications for the development and implementation of one or more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Teacher Preparation Center(s) at public institutions of higher education, and a separate competitive solicitation for the evaluation of the Center(s)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of an amendment to extend certain contracts for Educator Preparation Demonstration Sites, and to provide additional funding for such contracts as well as for the supporting evaluation contract
  8. Lunch
  9. 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. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board for approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas Southern University
        Construct Student Housing Facility at Wheeler and Sampson
        3531 Wheeler Street
        Houston, TX 77004
    4. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project
      1. Texas A&M University
        Renovate Kyle Field District Plan Phase 2
        878 Houston Street
        College Station, TX 77840
      2. University of Houston – Victoria
        Reapprove Construct Academic and Regional Economic Development Building
        3007 North Ben Wilson
        Victoria, TX 77901
    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 Commissioner's recommendation to the Board to accept and forward to the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency the report on improving student outcomes and higher education governance (H.B. 9, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of formula funding for community colleges Fiscal Year 2013 (General Appropriations Act, H.B. 1, 82nd Texas Legislature, Section 2, p. 111-196)
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to approve the 2012 African American Museum Internship Report to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2012
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas Tech University to change the degree designation of its existing Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Special Education to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Special Education
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the distribution of funds trusteed to the Coordinating Board to support medical and graduate medical education for Fiscal Year 2013 and report on trusteed funds distributed in Fiscal Year 2012
    12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a report on the Methods for Increasing Student Success and Degree Completion at Public Institutions of Higher Education (S.B. 36, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    14. Report on the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Grant Program
    15. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter E, Sections 4.101-4.104 and Sections 4.110-4.115 of Board rules concerning Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Courses and Financial Literacy Training
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to new sections to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter E, Sections 4.101 – 4.104 of Board rules concerning Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Courses
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to new sections to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter L, Sections 4.208 – 4.213 of Board rules concerning Financial Literacy Training
      4. 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 C, Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Review of Existing Degree Programs, Section 5.46 of Board rules concerning Alternate Undergraduate Success Measures
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter NN, Sections 21.2100 and 21.2101 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act), and the repeal of Section 21.2111, concerning the Tuition Exemption for Children of Military Service Members Who Are Deployed
    16. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  10. 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 to the Coordinating Board's Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for the 2014-2015 biennium
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request to extend the contract for the HELMS student loan software annual usage and support fees for Fiscal Year 2013 with the total for the year not to exceed $1,150,000
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2011 (H.B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 31, page III-52, 82nd Texas Legislature)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to accept a grant from the St. David's Foundation in the amount of up to $1,070,025 to administer a student loan repayment program for critically needed health care providers at nonprofit clinics serving the underserved populations of the following five Central Texas counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson
  11. Other Business
    1. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to approval to enter into an Interagency Agreement with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that would allow the use of state funding for Baylor College of Medicine to draw down federal funds under the Section 1115 Waiver Program
  12. Adjournment