Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

October 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. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 26, 2012, Board Meeting
    2. September 26, 2012, Board Planning Session
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of the Council for Continuous Improvement and Innovation's Possible Metrics for Higher Education after 2015
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Odessa College Drop Rate Improvement Program
  6. Matters relating to the Committee on Affordability, Accountability, and Planning
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Public testimony on items relating to the Committee on Affordability, Accountability, and Planning
    3. Consideration of Committee's recommendation to the Board for approval of construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
    4. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project
    5. Presentation of the Preliminary Headcount Enrollment for fall 2012
    6. Report on facilities decision of projects certified to meet the requirements of the expedited process for approval
    7. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of the 2012 Regional Plan for Texas Higher Education
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of the Facilities Audit Report
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to approval of the TSTC Study (Rider 42, Special Provisions, page 3-54 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendations to the Board relating to formula funding amount for public institutions of higher education
    12. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation relating to the Coordinating Board's Legislative Agenda for the 83rd Texas Legislature
    13. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a new section 5.8 of Board rules relating to Rules Applying to Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas concerning Internet Access to Faculty Information on Institutional Websites
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 21.2105 and 21.2107 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents (The Hazlewood Act)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter H, Sections 22.145 and 22.147 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the License Plate Insignia Scholarship Program
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Sections 22.531, 22.533 and 22.534 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses
  7. Lunch, Executive Session

    Pursuant to Texas Government Code Sections 551.074 and 551.071, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss a personnel matter and to seek its attorney's advice.
  8. Matters relating to the Committee on Academic and Workforce Success
    1. Committee Chair’s Overview
    2. Public testimony on items relating to the Committee on Academic and Workforce Success
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

      TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE
      1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with a major in Nursing

      UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in African American and Diaspora Studies
      2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Statistics

      UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS/UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
      1. Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering

      UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
      1. Doctor of Medical Physics (DMP) degree with a major in Medical Physics
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a revised mission statement from the University of North Texas
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a feasibility study regarding the Establishment of a Dental School at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (S.B. 1020, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Community College Transfer Student Report (Rider 55 of the General Appropriations Act, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to forward a report on the Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Program to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 2012 (H.B. 3443, 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to forward a report on Technology Transfer to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 1, 2012
    9. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a report on the 2012 Research Assessment Program, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Chapter 144
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to award a Nursing Innovation Grant to Trinity Valley Community College to develop a 60-hour Concept-Based Curriculum Leading to an Associate's Degree with a major in Nursing
    11. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant Awards
    12. Update on the reallocation of unspent program year 2011-2012 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds for use in program year 2012-2013
    13. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter C, Sections 4.53, 4.54, 4.55, 4.58, 4.59 and 4.60 of Board rules concerning the Texas Success Initiative (H.B. 1244, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. 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 G, Early College High Schools, Sections 4.151- 4.161 of Board rules concerning the deletion of all references to Middle Colleges
      3. 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 R, Review of Low-Producing Degree Programs, Sections 4.287 and 4.291 of Board rules concerning definitions and process for requesting a temporary exemption
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the P-16 College Readiness and Success Strategic Action Plan progress report
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the use of federal fiscal year 2012 Teacher Quality Grant funds to extend current grants and provide funding to support the continuation activities
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Statewide Developmental Education Plan (S.B. 162, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment (H.B. 3468, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Non-Semester Length Developmental Education (Rider 34, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    19. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to best practices for developmental education to be implemented statewide (Rider 52, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    20. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    21. Consideration of Appeals from Institutions of Higher Education relating to staff decisions on Low-Producing Programs
  9. Matters relating to the Task Force on Community and Technical Colleges
    1. Committee Chair's Overview
  10. Matters relating to the Task Force on Graduate Health Professions
    1. Committee Chair's Overview
  11. Matters relating to the Agency Operations Committee
    1. Committee Chair's Overview
    2. Public testimony on items relating to the Agency Operations Committee
    3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to New Chapter 1, Subchapter E, Sections 1.110 – 1.120 of Board Rules Concerning Student Complaint Procedures
  12. Adjournment