Agenda[1]: Texas Woman's University
Board of Regents Committee Meetings

Finance and Audit Committee,
Academic Affairs Committee,
Student Life Committee, &
Institutional Development Committee

Board of Regents Room, 10th Floor
TWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center
6700 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas

Friday, November 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Finance & Audit Committee:

Regents Wilson (Chair), Gibson (Vice Chair), Bancroft, & Farias

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of August 16, 2013 (Exhibit 11) 
  2. Consider Recommending Approval of Personnel Report (Exhibit 1)
  3. Consider Recommending Acceptance of Grants (Exhibit 2)
  4. Consider Recommending Approval of Contracts and Agreements (Exhibit 3)
  5. Receive the Quarterly Status Report of the Office of Internal Audits (Exhibit 4)
  6. Receive Informational Items on Activities of the Office of Finance and Administration, Including:
    1. Compensation Plan Update
    2. Financial Impact of Shutdown of Federal Government
    3. Impact of Affordable Health Care Act
    4. Impact of Federal Regulations on TWU
    5. Update on Public Funds Investment Act
    6. HUB Report (Exhibit 5)
    7. Project Status Report (Exhibit 6)
    8. Co-Presentation by Dr. Bob Neely and Dr. Brenda Floyd on Effect of SB 215 as Know to Date:  Low-Producing Degree Programs and Capital Projects 

Academic Affairs Committee:

Regents Scanlon McGinity (Chair), Tonn (Vice Chair), Berry & Wilson

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of August 16, 2013 (Exhibit 12)
  2. UNT - TWU Collaborations
  3. SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Update
  4. Progress in Developing the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence
  5. Receive Informational Items on the Activities of the Office of Academic Affairs, Including:
    1. Highlights of Student and Faculty Activity
    2. Noteworthy Reports and Planning Efforts
      1. TWU Libraries Strategic Plan (Exhibit 7)

Student Life Committee

Regents Schrader (Chair), Berry, Chriss, & Farias

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of August 16, 2013 (Exhibit 13)
  2. Presentation by Terry Foundation Staff
  3. Consider Recommending Approval for a Summer 2014 Renovation Project for Guinn and Stark Halls Not to Exceed $1.5 Million from Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance
  4. Receive Informational Items on the Activities of the Division of Student Life, Including:
    1. Enrollment Update
    2. Scholarship Update
    3. Update Report on Fisher Decision

Institutional Development Committee:

Regents Chriss (Chair), Gibson, Paup, & Tonn

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of August 16, 2013 (Exhibit 14)
  2. Consider Recommending Approval of an Amendment to Article III, Sections 2 and 2.4, of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents regarding Standing Committees of the Board by Changing the Name from the Committee on Institutional Development to the University Advancement Committee
  3. Receive the TWU Fundraising Report (Exhibit 8)
  4. Consider Recommending Acceptance of Gifts to TWU (Exhibit 9)
  5. Receive the TWU Charitable Gift Planning Report (Exhibit 10)
  6. Receive the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Report
  7. Receive Informational Items on Activities of the Office of University Advancement, Including:
    1. Search for a Stewardship Coordinator 
    2. Preparation of Institutional Advancement for the Next Chancellor 

Agenda[2]: Texas Woman's University
Board of Regents Meeting

Board of Regents Room, 10th Floor
TWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center
6700 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas

Friday, November 1, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

Full Board Meeting:

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Executive Closed Session: Real Estate, Litigation, or Personnel Matters, under V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 551.072, 551.071, and 551.074, Respectively
  3. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Joint Meetings of the Finance & Audit Committee and Board of May 31, and August 9, 2013 and the Board Meeting of August 16, 2013 (Exhibit 15)
  4. Consideration of Public Testimony on Full Board Agenda Items, If Any
  5. Finance and Audit Committee Items:
    1. Consider Approval of:
      1. Personnel Report (Exhibit 1)
      2. Acceptance of Grants (Exhibit 2)
      3. Contracts and Agreements (Exhibit 3)
  6. Student Life Committee Items:
    1. Consider Approval for a Summer 2014 Renovation Project for Guinn and Stark Halls Not to Exceed $1.5 Million from Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance
  7. Institutional Development Committee Items:
    1. Consider Approval of an Amendment to Article III, Sections 2 and 2.4, of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents regarding Standing Committees of the Board by Changing the Name from the Committee on Institutional Development to the University Advancement Committee
    2. Consider Acceptance of Gifts to TWU (Exhibit 9)
  8. Receive Chancellor and President Report, Including:
    1. Update on the Activities in the Office of the Chancellor and President
  9. Board Chair's Closing Remarks and Adjournmentr

[1] During the committee meetings a majority of the Board of Regents may be present. Each committee reserves the right to go into executive closed session for real estate, litigation, or personnel matters under V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 551.072, 551.071, and 551.074, respectively, for any item listed on the Agenda.

[2]The Board reserves the right to go into executive closed session for real estate, litigation, or personnel matters under V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 551.072, 551.071, and 551.074, respectively, for any item listed on the Agenda.

For Public Testimony at the Full Board Meeting, please see the following:)

Public Testimony at Regular Meetings of the TWU Board of Regents

It is the policy of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents (‘Board”) to allow the public to present, for a reasonable amount of time and for any item on the agenda, oral and/or written testimony at a regular meeting of the Board, under the following conditions, which are determined by the Board to be reasonable:

  1. Requests to Address the Board: This policy relating to public testimony is applicable to regular (quarterly) meetings of the Board. Requests to appear before the Board to make comments on a specific agenda item must be received by the Secretary to the Board in writing no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the Board meeting at which the individual wishes to speak. In making a request to appear before the Board, individuals must identify the specific Board agenda item to be addressed and give their names, addresses, any relevant title or affiliation, and whether they are presenting for or against the item.
  2. Time Allocation: The Board will allow up to ten (10) speakers for public comment per agenda item. An individual speaker will be permitted three (3) minutes for a presentation on an agenda item and will be allowed to speak only once on the item. Time not used will not be allocated to another speaker or for another item. The Board will allow a total of up to twenty-five (25) speakers for public comments per regular meeting. Copies of written testimony for distribution to the Board of Regents, not to exceed two (2) pages in length double-spaced, in size 12 font or larger, will be accepted if received by the Secretary to the Board of Regents no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the beginning of the regular Board meeting in question. The limits in the number and order of written testimonies to be considered will be the same as is set out for speakers. Public comments will take place during the scheduled public comment period at the beginning of each regular meeting.
  3. Other Meetings: While a specific period for public testimony will be limited to the regular (quarterly) meetings, written comments are welcome for any other scheduled meeting of the Board. Forward one copy of your comments to the Chancellor for distribution to the Regents.
  4. Scheduling of Speakers: Generally, requests to speak will be approved based on the order in which the written request was received by the Secretary to the Board. However, if the number of proposed speakers is such that they all will not be allowed to speak pursuant to the above policy, one (1) speaker will be permitted to speak for and one (1) against on each item on the agenda, provided that the total number of speakers presenting does not exceed twenty-five (25).
  5. Special Appearances as Requested by the Board Chair or Chancellor: The Chair/Presiding Officer of the Board or the Chancellor may invite individuals to appear before the Board at any Board meeting for specific purposes without the necessity of complying with the requirements set forth above.

This policy is effective October 1, 2005.