Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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. Consideration of Resolution of Appreciation for Ryan T. Bridges, Student Representative to the Board
    2. Recognition of Carol Gilson recipient of the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Award 2013-2014
    3. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 24, 2013, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the statewide College Ready cut score; and consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a Developmental Education cut score for the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment and discussion of next steps
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Center for Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Research, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jay Horton
  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. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase project
      1. Prairie View A&M University
        Construct Student Recreation Center
        1681 O.J. Thomas
        Prairie View, TX 77446
      2. Tarleton State University
        Construct O.A. Grant Humanities Building Expansion
        211 North Lillian Street
        Stephenville, TX 76402
      3. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
        Construct Student Housing Phase VI
        4901 East University
        Odessa, TX 79762
      4. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Construct Campus Transformation Project
        500 West University Avenue
        El Paso, TX 79968
      5. The University of Texas at El Paso
        Purchase of Land and Improvements at 1900 Oregon Street
        1900 Oregon Street
        El Paso, TX 79902
    4. Report on facilities decision of projects certified to meet the requirements of the expedited process for approval
    5. Report on facilities decisions made by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    6. Update on the Coordinating Board's Legislative and Budgetary recommendations to the 83rd Texas Legislature
    7. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board on community colleges Financial Condition Report (H.B. 1, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, Rider 14, III-198)
    8. Presentation and discussion of an online database and report by College Measures, comparing first-year earnings of Texas graduates
    9. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Section 17.3, of Board rules, concerning resource planning definitions
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 17, Resource Planning, Subchapter B, General Provisions, Section 17.12, concerning delegation of approval authority for capital projects
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee'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
    10. Update on Closing the Gaps 2015
  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. Presentation of New Undergraduate Existing Program Performance Review System
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the reallocation of funds to support the Work Study Mentorship program
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the guidelines for the 2013 Texas Higher Education Star Award
    6. 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. Angelo State University
      2. Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande
      3. Texas A&M International University
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from South Texas College to create a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership degree
    8. 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 Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and Awarding of Grants for the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program 2013 Competition
    10. 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)
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter D, Transferable Academic Courses, Section 9.74 of Board rules concerning Unique Need Courses
    12. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to higher education impact statements for the 83rd Texas Legislature
  9. Matters relating to the Task Force on Community and Technical Colleges
    1. Committee Chair's Overview
  10. 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 to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for selection of a Bond/Tax/Program Legal Counsel to perform legal services for the agency
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, Subchapter A. Section 1.16 of Board rules concerning General Provisions
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, Subchapter E. Section 1.115 of Board rules concerning Student Complaint Procedure
  11. Adjournment