Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2013 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 25, 2012, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Discussion of Changes in Population Projections and the Effect on State Enrollment Projections and Closing the Gaps by 2015
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center; Texas Woman's University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center
  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
      1. Texas A&M University System
        Construct Pandemic Influenza Facility
        8801 Health Science Center Parkway
        Bryan, TX 77807
      2. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
        Construct Victory Lakes Specialty Care Center Expansion
        2240 Gulf Freeway South
        League City, TX 77573
      3. University of North Texas
        University Union Renovation and Expansion
        1155 Union Circle
        Denton, TX 76201
    4. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project
      1. Stephen F. Austin State University
        Purchase Beef Farm Property on County Road 124
        1090 County Road 124
        Nacogdoches, TX 75965
      2. Texas A&M University
        Renovate Corps Dormitory - FY 2013
        695 Military Mall
        College Station, TX 77840
      3. Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
        Renovate Engineering Technology Center
        201 East 21st Street
        Harlingen, TX 78550
      4. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Construct School of Management Building Number 2
        800 West Campbell Road
        Richardson, TX 75248
      5. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
        Construct University Housing - Phase III Expansion
        El Paseo Street
        Houston, TX 77054
    5. Report on facilities decision 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 relating to approval of the Enrollment Forecast
    8. Update on the Coordinating Board's Legislative and Budgetary recommendations to the 83rd Texas Legislature
    9. Demonstration of Compare College TX
    10. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendment to Chapter 13, Subchapter F, 13.102, 13.104, 13.106, and 13.107 of Board rules concerning Formula Funding and Tuition Charges for Repeated and Excess Hours of Undergraduate Students
      2. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter B, General Provisions, Section 17.13, concerning approval considerations for capital projects
      3. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter C, section 17.20, concerning project approval criteria for capital projects
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter L, Sections 22.226, 22.228, 22.231, 22.234, and 22.236 of Board rules, and new Sections 22.241 and 22.242 of Board rules, concerning the Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
    11. Annual report on the operations of the College for All Texans Foundation for the year ending August 31, 2012
  7. Lunch

  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 a request from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to remove a contingency on the previously Board-approved Doctor of Nursing Practice to allow the institution to offer the degree as a post-baccalaureate program for the nurse anesthetist concentration
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request for a new degree program from Prairie View A&M University for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request for a new degree program from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin for a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree with a major in Nursing
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the request from Texas A&M University for six doctoral degrees:
      1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services Research,
      2. Doctor of Public Health (DRPH) in Epidemiology and Environmental Health,
      3. Doctor of Public Health (DRPH) in Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences,
      4. Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS),
      5. Doctor of Medicine (MD), and
      6. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the request from Texas A&M University for a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with a major in Law
    8. 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. Midwestern State University
      2. Sam Houston State University
      3. Stephen F. Austin State University
      4. Texas Southern University
      5. Texas State University-San Marcos
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board regarding institutions' plans for closure and/or teach-outs pursuant to Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Section 7.7(5)
    10. Discussion 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 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 2013-2014
    12. 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 funds to eligible applicants for the State Leadership activities for program year 2013-2014
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Awarding Carl D. Perkins Reserve Grants
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request For Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Consolidated Annual Program Evaluation Report
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Cost of Distance Education Report (Rider 57 of the General Appropriations Act, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to submit the 2012 report on the National Research University Fund to the Comptroller and Legislature
    18. Report on the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program Merit Review for the 2011 to 2012 Biennium
    19. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) Grant Awards
    20. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of Work-Study Mentorship Program funding
    21. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner'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
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a proposed amendment 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 a reference to the delivery of doctoral programs through distance education and/or off-campus instruction
      3. 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, General Provisions, Sections 7.3 -7.8, 7.10-7.12 and 7.14 of Board rules concerning definitions and requirements placed upon Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a proposed amendment to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter E, Certificate and Associate Degree Programs, Section 9.93 of Board rules concerning Presentation of Requests and Steps for Implementation of New Degree and Certificate Programs in Career Technical/Workforce Education
    22. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  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
    2. Consideration of the White Paper: The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
    3. Consideration of the report on Undergraduate Medical Education: A Survey of Texas Medical Schools Clinical Clerkships and Rotations
  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 a Resolution authorizing the issuance of State of Texas College Student Loan and College Student Loan Refunding Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $240 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 Bond Purchase Agreement, and resolving other matters related to the subject. The Resolution also authorizes the Commissioner to either execute a mode conversion and remarket the Board's Series 2004 and 2006 variable-rate bonds to a fixed-rate mode as provided under their respective authorizing resolutions, or refund such bonds
  12. Adjournment