Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

July 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. Introduction of New Board Member Chris Huckabee and New Student Board Member Alice Schneider
    2. Consideration of Resolution of Appreciation for Board members whose terms expire August 31, 2013
    3. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
    4. Remarks regarding higher education issues by Senator Kel Seliger, Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 25, 2013, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Population Change in Texas: Implications for Education
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Texas A&M Blinn TEAM ("Transfer Enrollment at A&M") 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
      1. Texas A&M University
        Construct Kyle Field Stadium Redevelopment
        161 Wellborn Road
        College Station, TX 77840
      2. The University of Texas at Dallas
        Purchase Waterview Park Apartments
        2200, 2400, 2600 Waterview Parkway
        Richardson, TX 75080
        EMERGENCY APPROVAL
      3. University of Houston
        Construct Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building
        4720 Calhoun
        Houston, TX 77204
    4. Update on construction, rehabilitation, and property purchase projects
      1. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
        Construct University Center Expansion
        6300 Ocean Drive
        Corpus Christi, TX 78412
      2. The University of Texas at Austin
        Third Reapprove Renovate DKR-TMS-UT Athletics Offices Infill
        405 East 23rd Street
        Austin, TX 78712
      3. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
        Construct Academic Learning and Teaching Center
        7703 Floyd Curl Drive
        San Antonio, TX 78229
      4. University of Houston
        Construct New Football Stadium - Phase 2
        3900 Cullen Boulevard
        Houston, TX 77204
    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 Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of the nominated members of the Formula Funding Advisory Committees for 2016-2017 biennium
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of the Annual Closing the Gaps by 2015 Progress Report
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to new criteria relating to the review of accountability groups
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the certification of Texas Research Incentive Program gift funds to the Emerging Research Universities
    11. 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
  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 at El Paso for a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Biomedical Engineering
    4. 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. Texas A&M University
      2. Texas A&M University - Central Texas
      3. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
      4. Texas A&M University – Galveston
      5. Texas A&M University - San Antonio
    5. 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 2014 and report on trusteed funds distributed in Fiscal Year 2013
    6. Update on New Medical and Graduate Medical Education Programs, to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015 (H.B. 1025 and H.B. 2550, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    7. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the release of funds for the Planning Grants and Unfilled Position Grants for Graduate Medical Education
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to approve the 2013 African American Museum Internship Report to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by October 1, 2013
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request to extend the contract with The University of Texas at Austin for the maintenance of the ApplyTexas system
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board designating the governing board of Austin Community College as the grant administrator of the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) grant fund
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of members to the Certification Advisory Council
    12. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board to expend funds which may be awarded to the Coordinating Board under the 2013-2014 College Access Challenge Grant (CFDA #84.378)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of funds to continue five successful Intensive College Readiness Programs for Adult Education Students (IPAES) and extend the current evaluation contract for evaluation of the programs in partial fulfillment of Rider 40, Align Basic Education and Postsecondary Education, General Appropriations Act (SB 1, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval to issue a Request for Applications regarding new Accelerate Texas grants, and extend the current evaluation contract for evaluation of the programs
    15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval to extend the contract with Jobs For the Future for technical assistance to new and continuing Accelerate Texas grantees through 2015
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval for a Request for Applications for the Teacher Quality Grants Program to provide long-term, sustained professional development for teachers
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of contracts for the Work-Study Mentorship Program
    18. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of a Request for Applications for the Texas Teacher Residency Program
    19. Proposed Rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendment to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Section 4.5 of Board rules concerning the common calendar
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter C, Sections 4.53, 4.54, 4.55, 4.56, 4.57, 4.59, and 4.62 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Success Initiative to reflect developmental education reform efforts as required in H.B. 1244, H.B. 3468, and S.B. 162 (82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      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 C, Approval of New Academic Programs and Administrative Changes at Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and Review of Existing Degree Programs, Sections 5.41, 5.43, 5.44, 5.48, 5.49, 5.50, and 5.52 of Board rules concerning the approval of new programs and the review of existing programs and the repeal of Section 5.47 concerning criteria for administrative change requests
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 7, Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Sections 7.3, 7.7 and 7.13 of Board rules concerning definitions and the annual review of institutions under a Certificate of Authorization
    20. Emergency Rules resulting from the 83rd Texas Legislative Session:
      1. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, Subchapter E, Student Complaint Procedures, Sections 1.110 and 1.111 of Board rules, concerning student complaint procedures (H.B. 2000, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter D, Dual Credit Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Texas Public Colleges, Section 4.85 of Board rules, concerning dual credit requirements (H.B. 5 and S.B. 31, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      3. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter L, Sections 4.211 and Repeal of Section 4.213 of Board rules, concerning financial literacy training offered by general academic institutions (S.B. 1590, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      4. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter R, Review of Low-Producing Degree Programs, Sections 4.286, 4.287, 4.290; the Repeal of Sections 4.291, 4.292, 4.293 and New Section 4.291 of Board rules, concerning the review of low-producing degree programs (S.B. 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      5. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B, Role and Mission, Tables of Programs, Course Inventories, Sections 5.21 - 5.25 of Board rules, concerning role and mission statements, tables of programs, and course inventories (S.B. 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      6. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions 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, Sections, 5.42, 5.44 - 5.46, 5.54, 5.55, the repeal of Section 5.49 and new Section 5.56 of Board rules, concerning the approval procedures and criteria for programs (S.B. 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      7. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to new Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds, Subchapter F, Planning Grants for Graduate Medical Education, Sections 6.105 – 6.110 of Board rules, concerning the award of planning grants for graduate medical education (H.B. 1025 and H.B. 2550, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      8. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to new Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds,, Subchapter G, Unfilled Position Grants for Graduate Medical Education, Sections 6.120 – 6.125 of Board rules, concerning the award of unfilled position grants for graduate medical education (H.B. 1025 and H.B. 2550, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      9. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to new Chapter 6, Health Education, Training, and Research Funds,, Subchapter H, Grants for New and Expanded Programs for Graduate Medical Education, Sections 6.135 – 6.140 of Board rules, concerning awards under grants for new and expanded programs for graduate medical education (H.B. 1025 and H.B. 2550, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      10. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 7, Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Sections 7.3 and 7.8 of Board rules, concerning Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions (S.B. 215 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      11. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 13, Financial Planning, Subchapter G, Research Development Fund, Sections 13.122 and 13.126 of Board rules, concerning eligibility of Prairie View A&M University to participate in the Research Development Fund and the handling of expenditures from pass-through awards (H.B. 870, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      12. Consideration of adopting on an emergency basis the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Student Services, Subchapter T, The Vaccination against Bacterial Meningitis for Entering Students at Public and Private or Independent Institutions of Higher Education, Sections 21.611, 21,612, and 21.614 of Board rules, concerning the requirement for entering students under the age of 22 (S.B. 62, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    21. Report on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges for Basic and Leadership Grants
    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 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 regarding the Coordinating Board's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the report on Financial Aid for College Students in Texas, Fiscal Year 2012 (H. B. 1, General Appropriations Act, Rider 31, page III-52, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to issue a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for selection of new software solution to replace the Board's HELMS loan management system with a new loan management system
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board regarding a request to extend the contract for the HELMS student loan software annual usage and support fees for Fiscal year 2014 with the total for the year not to exceed $1,250,000
    7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to Approve a Renewal of the Inter-Agency Contract between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Office of the Attorney general for the litigation and collection of delinquent student loans for the 2014-2015 biennium
  11. Adjournment