Texas Education Code 61.0331 requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to engage in negotiated rulemaking with institutions of higher education and other affected entities in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 2008, when adopting policies, procedures, or rules relating to certain matters. Texas Administrative Code, Rule 1.14, sets forth the THECB's negotiated rulemaking process.
Committee and Purpose
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Block Scheduling for Certain Programs
NRMC will meet on October 13; additional information may be found here.
B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Program
The THECB will establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on BOT for Public Universities and a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on BOT for Private/Independent Non-profit Institutions to develop rules for the BOT allocation methodology and procedures for THECB staff to verify the accuracy of the application of that allocation methodology. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.
Convening memos requesting nominations for both negotiated rulemaking committees will be emailed to stakeholders by November 2.
Educational Aide Exemption Program
The THECB will engage institutions of higher education in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code, when adopting a policy, procedure, or rule relating to the allocation or distribution of funds, including trusteed funds, and establish allocation methodologies and procedures to verify the accuracy of those allocation methodologies. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.
Convening memo requesting nominations for the negotiated rulemaking committee will be emailed to stakeholders by November 2.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grants (TEOG)
With passage of HB 1 which contains two separate budget strategies for TEOG, one for community colleges and one for technical and state colleges, the THECB will establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on TEOG for Community Colleges and a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on TEOG for Technical and Lamar State Colleges to develop rules for the TEOG allocation methodology and procedures for THECB staff to verify the accuracy of the application of that allocation methodology. This is in accordance with provisions of the Texas Education Code 61.0331. The allocation methodologies (emergency rules) developed by these negotiated rulemaking committees (NRMC) upon reaching consensus will affect the FY16 allocations.
Additionally, the rules were published in the July 24 edition of the Texas Register, the 30-day public comment period expired August 24, and no comments were received. Rules will be recommended for adoption at the October 22 Board meeting.
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Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP)
NRMC met via audio conference on October 5; rules with committee consensus will be published in the October 30 edition of the Texas Register for 30 days; additional information may be found here.
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
TRB Debt Service Allocation
B-On-Time (Private Institutions)
B-On-Time (Tuition Set-Asides)
Exemptions Relating to HB 5 College Prep Courses
Primary Care Innovation Grant Program
Resident Physician Expansion Program
Texas College Work Study (TCWS)
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)