Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Quarterly Meeting Agenda

April 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. Introduction of New Board Member Sada Cumber and Jacob Monty
    2. Consideration of Resolution of Appreciation for Alice Schneider, Student Representative to the Board
    3. Recognition of Sierra Perez recipient of the Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Award 2014-2015
    4. Recognition of New Presidents and Chancellors in the audience
    5. Commissioner's Remarks
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. January 23, 2014, Board Meeting
  3. Approval of the Consent Calendar
    1. Consent Calendar
  4. Major Policy Discussion
    1. The Future is Now: Innovative Approaches to Instructional Delivery in Texas and Beyond
  5. Recognition of Excellence
    1. The Alamo Colleges – Alamo Academies
  6. Rules Developed Through the Negotiated Rulemaking Process
    1. Consideration of adopting the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee's recommendation relating to the allocation methodology for the Texas College Work-Study Program
  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. 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 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board for funding formulas for use by the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in making appropriations recommendations to the appropriate Legislative Committees
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board for the annual report about the financial condition of the state's community college districts (S.B. 1, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Rider 13, III-203)
    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 amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter SS, Sections 21.2261 and 21.2264 of Board rules, concerning Waiver Programs for Certain Nonresident Persons (S.B. 1210, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      2. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 21, Subchapter TT, Sections 21.2270, 21.2271, and 21.2273 and adding new section 21.2276 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption Program for Dependent Children of Persons Who are Members of Armed Forces Deployed on Combat Duty (S.B. 1210, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      3. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter B, Section 22.26 of Board rules, concerning the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Program
      4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter T, Sections 22.518, 22.519, 22.521, 22.522, and 22.523 and adding new section 22.254 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption for Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses (S.B. 1210, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
      5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to amendments to Chapter 22, Subchapter U, Sections 22.531, 22.533, 22.534, and 22.535 and adding new section 22.538 of Board rules, concerning the Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses (S.B. 1210, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session)
    8. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of a student representative to the Financial Aid Advisory Committee
    9. Update on Texas Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee Activities
  8. Lunch, Executive Session
    1. Under Texas Government Code, Section 551.076, the Board will meet in closed session to discuss security recommendations
  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. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to a request for a new degree program from Texas Woman's University for a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ODT) degree with a major in Occupational Therapy
    4. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to requests for a new degree program:

        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
      1. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Engineering Physics

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      2. Master of Science (MS) degree with a major in Software Engineering

        UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
      3. Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree with a major in Construction Management
    5. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the appointment of student representatives to the ApplyTexas Advisory Committee, the Graduate Education Advisory Committee, the Learning Technology Advisory Committee, and the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee
    6. Consideration of adopting the Committee's recommendation to the Board relating to the guidelines for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Star Award
    7. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the approval of the proposed Texas Success Initiative Operational Plan which provides recommendations for institutions of higher education on how to better serve students who assess at basic academic skill levels based on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment
    8. Notification of change in organization for regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission
    9. Consideration of adopting the staff recommendation to the Board relating to the submission of the Adult Basic Education Postsecondary Education Transition Report (Rider 28, General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill 1, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Section 28, page III-52-53)
    10. Report on institutional requests acted on by the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner since the previous Board meeting
  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 relating to the Coordinating Board's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2015
    4. Consideration of adopting the Commissioner's recommendation to the Board relating to the authorization of the Board Chair, Board Vice-Chair and Chair of the Committee on Agency Operations to approve the Coordinating Board Strategic Plan 2015-2019, to be submitted to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board by June 23, 2014
  11. Adjournment