Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

January 2014 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 24, 2013, Board Meeting
    2. December 12, 2013, Board Retreat
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
    1. Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. Measuring Student Learning Outcomes
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. Temple College - Texas Bioscience Institute
  6. Rules Developed Through the Negotiated Rulemaking Process
    1. Consideration of adopting the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee's recommendation relating to the allocation methodology for Tuition Equalization Grants
    2. Consideration of adopting the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee's recommendation relating to the allocation methodology for B-On-Time Loans (for private, independent institutions of higher education)
    3. Update on Compliance Monitoring and consideration of adopting the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee's recommendation relating to the compliance monitoring function at the THECB
  7. 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 adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new sections to Chapter 1, Subchapter S, 1.213-1.219 of Board rules concerning the establishment of the Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee
    4. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to appointment of members to the Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee
    5. Update on RAND Community Colleges Baccalaureate Study in addressing the state's projected workforce needs for training and education (S.B. 414 and H.B. 1296 Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    6. Report on facilities projects that were submitted to the Coordinating Board
    7. Proposed rules:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter F, Section 13.107 of Board rules concerning Formula Funding and Tuition Charges for Repeated and Excess Hours of Undergraduate Students
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 13, Subchapter C, Section 13.43 and the repeal of Section 13.44 of Board rules concerning budgets
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter P, Sections 21.500 – 21.511 of Board rules, concerning the Professional Nurses' Student Loan Repayment Program
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter Q, Sections 21.530 – 21.540 of Board rules, concerning the Licensed Vocational Nurses' Student Loan Repayment Program
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter R, Sections 21.560 - 21.566 of Board rules, concerning the Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
      6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 21, new Subchapter X, concerning the Loan Repayment Program for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (Senate Bill 620, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      7. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to Chapter 21, new Subchapter Y, concerning the Student Loan Default Prevention and Financial Aid Literacy Pilot Program (Senate Bill 680, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter Z, Sections 21.800 – 21.811 of Board rules, concerning the Graduate Nurses' Education Loan Repayment Program
      9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter FF, Sections 21.1010 - 21.1017 of Board rules, concerning the Law Education Loan Repayment Program
      10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter HH, Sections 21.1052 – 21.1068 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Texas Air and Army National Guard/ROTC Students
      11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter JJ, Sections 21.004 – 21.005 of Board rules, concerning the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
      12. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter KK, Sections 21.020 - 21.026 of Board rules, concerning the Classroom Teacher Repayment Assistance Program
      13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter MM, Sections 21.080 - 21.089 of Board rules, concerning the Doctoral Incentive Loan Repayment Program
      14. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 21, Subchapter OO, Sections 21.2200 - 21.2207 of Board rules, concerning the Children's Medicaid Loan Repayment Program
      15. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 22, Subchapter F, Sections 22.101 – 22.111 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Vocational Nursing Students
      16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 22, Subchapter G, Sections 22.121 – 22.131 of Board rules, concerning the Provisions for the Scholarship Programs for Professional Nursing Students
      17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter L, Sections 22.225 - 22.231, 22.234 - 22.236, 22.239 and 22.241 of Board rules, concerning the Toward EXcellence Access & Success Grant (TEXAS) Grant Program (Senate Bill 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      18. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter M, Sections 22.254, 22.256, and 22.260 of Board rules, concerning the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG) (Senate Bill 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      19. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter O, Sections 22.293 and 22.295, as well as new Section 22.298 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff(Senate Bill 1210, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      20. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the repeal of Chapter 22, Subchapter Q, Sections 22.312 – 22.318 of Board rules, concerning the Engineering Scholarship Program
    8. Annual report on the operations of the College for All Texans Foundation for the year ending August 31, 2013
  8. Lunch

  9. 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. Recognition of selected winners in the Generation Texas Take the Challenge Social Media Contest
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from the University of North Texas for a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree, each with a major in Biomedical Engineering
    5. 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 2014-2015
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the awarding of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds to colleges for Leadership grants for 2014-2015
    7. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the awarding of the grants for Early College High Schools (ECHS) designed specifically for career and technical education programs
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the awarding of the grants for the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program
    9. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to issuance of a Request for Applications and the awarding of the grants for the Engineering Recruitment Program – Engineering Summer Program (ERP-ESP)
    10. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to a request from Texas State Technical College - Marshall to operate an extension center in the city of Red Oak, Ellis County, Texas
    11. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board to authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to submit the 2013 report on the National Research University Fund to the Comptroller and Legislature
    12. Proposed rule changes:
      1. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities, Health-Related Institutions, and/or Selected Public Colleges of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter G, Strategic Planning and Grant Programs Related to Emerging Research and/or Research Universities, Sections 5.121 and 5.122 of Board rules, concerning submission of strategic research plans (S.B. 215, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 9, Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter J, Academic Associate Degree and Certificate Programs, Sections 9.182, 9.183, and 9.184 of Board rules, concerning the number of semester credit hours required to earn an associate's degree at a public institution of higher education (S.B. 497, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      3. Consideration of the staff recommendation to the Board relating to proposed new sections to Chapter 1, Subchapter Q, Section 1.199 – 1.205 of Board rules concerning the establishment of the Community and Technical College Leadership Council
      4. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 7 (Degree Granting Colleges and Universities Other Than Texas Public Institutions), Sections 7.3(15), 7.8(3)(K-L) (Certification Advisory Council)
      5. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to proposed amendments to Chapter 14 (Research Funding Program), Section 14.1(3) and the repeal of Section 14.71 (Advisory Committee on Research Programs)
    13. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment and re-appointment of members to the Advisory Committee on Research Programs (ACORP)
    14. 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)
    15. Report on proposals approved by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
    16. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to awards for Teacher Quality Grants Projects for the 2014-2015 grant year
    17. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the issuance of a Request for Applications regarding a regional professional development program addressing Adult Basic Education policies and programming
  10. Matters relating to the Task Force on Community and Technical Colleges
    1. Consideration of adopting the final report of the Task Force on Community and Technical Colleges
  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. Update on Agency Strategic Planning
  12. Adjournment