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

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

Board of Regents Conference Room
Administration Conference Tower (ACT), 16th Floor
304 Administration Drive, Denton, Texas

Friday, August 16, 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 June 7, 2013 (Exhibit 15)
  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. Consider Recommending Approval of the FY 2014 Budget as Presented to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Regents on Friday, August 9, 2013 (Exhibit 4)
  6. Consider Recommending Approval to Distribute an Amount Equal to Four Percent of the University Endowment Corpus, Which Is Approximately $435,249 to the TWU Endowment Distribution Accounts, This Money to Come from Investment Earnings and/or from Board Designated Tuition
  7. Consider Recommending Approval of the TWU Investment Policy (Exhibit 5)
  8. Consider Recommending Approval of the TWU Endowment Investment and Distribution Policy (Exhibit 6)
  9. Consider Recommending Approval of the Tax-Exempt Financing Compliance Policy (Exhibit 7)
  10. Consider Recommending Approval to Extend the Contract with Luther King Capital Management for One Additional Year for the Management of the University Endowment Investments until August 31, 2014
  11. Consider Recommending Approval to Extend the Contract with Vaughan Nelson Investment Management for One Additional Year for the Management of the University Investments until August 31, 2014
  12. Consider Recommending Approval of the Extension of the General Land Office Contract for Natural Gas for Two Additional Years until August 31, 2015
  13. Receive the Quarterly Status Report of the Office of Internal Audits (Exhibit 8)
  14. Consider Recommending Approval of the FY 2014 Annual Audit Plan of the Office of Internal Audits (Exhibit 9)
  15. Receive Informational Items on Activities of the Office of Finance and Administration, Including:
    1. Sale of Bonds
    2. Compensation Plan Update
    3. HUB Report (Exhibit 10)
    4. Project Status Report (Exhibit 11)

Institutional Development Committee:

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

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of June 7, 2013 (Exhibit 16)
  2. Receive the TWU Fundraising Report (Exhibit 12)
  3. Consider Recommending Acceptance of Gifts to TWU (Exhibit 13)
  4. Receive the TWU Charitable Gift Planning Report (Exhibit 14)
  5. Receive Informational Items on Activities of the Office of Institutional Development, Including:
    1. Named Scholar/Stewardship Program
    2. Update on Virginia Chandler Dykes – Dallas 2013 Luncheon

Academic Affairs Committee:

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

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of June 7, 2013 (Exhibit 17)
  2. Receive Informational Items on the Activities of the Office of Academic Affairs, Including:
    1. SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Progress
    2. New IT (Information Technology) Security Measures
    3. UNT (University of North Texas) - TWU Collaboration
    4. Overview of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
    5. Update on the Pioneer Center for Student Success
    6. Update on TWU Visioning Process
    7. Update on Program Prioritization
    8. Other Highlights of Faculty Activity

Student Life Committee

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

  1. Consider Approval of the Minutes of the Committee Meeting of June 7, 2013 (Exhibit 18)
  2. Receive Informational Items on the Activities of the Division of Student Life, Including:
    1. Enrollment Update
    2. Scholarship Update
    3. Student Showcase

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

Board of Regents Conference Room
Administration Conference Tower (ACT), 16th Floor
304 Administration Drive, Denton, Texas

Friday, August 16, 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 Board Meeting of June 7, 2013 and the Board Teleconference of June 18, 2013 (Exhibit 19)
  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)
    2. Consider Approval of the FY 2014 Budget as Presented to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Regents on Friday, August 9, 2013 (Exhibit 4)
    3. Consider Approval to Distribute an Amount Equal Four Percent of the University Endowment Corpus, Which Is Approximately $435,249 to the TWU Endowment Distribution Accounts, This Money to Come from Investment Earnings and/or from Board Designated Tuition
    4. Consider Approval of the TWU Investment Policy (Exhibit 5)
    5. Consider Approval of the TWU Endowment Investment and Distribution Policy (Exhibit 6)
    6. Consider Approval of the Tax-Exempt Financing Compliance Policy (Exhibit 7)
    7. Consider Approval to Extend the Contract with Luther King Capital Management for One Additional Year for the Management of the University Endowment Investments until August 31, 2014
    8. Consider Approval to Extend the Contract with Vaughan Nelson Investment Management for One Additional Year for the Management of the University Investments until August 31, 2014
    9. Consider Approval of the Extension of the General Land Office Contract for Natural Gas for Two Additional Years until August 31, 2015
    10. Consider Approval of the FY 2014 Annual Audit Plan of the Office of Internal Audits (Exhibit 9)
  6. Institutional Development Committee Items:
    1. Consider Acceptance of Gifts to TWU (Exhibit 13)
  7. Receive Chancellor and President Report, Including:
    1. Opening of School
    2. New Honor Society – Leadership Institute
  8. Adjournment by the Board Chair

[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.

 

 

 

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