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Summary Of Spring 2016 Board Of Regents Meeting

May 27, 2016
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May

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The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved the following items for Sam Houston State University during the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University Round Rock Campus on May 26-27:

Academic Affairs:

  • Increase freshman admission standards effective for freshmen entering in the fall 2017 semester
  • Increase semester credit hour total from 120 to 124 for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Composite Science degree within the College of Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2016
  • Offer a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Film and TV Production, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Offer a degree program, through a repackaging of existing doctoral Educational Leadership course, to create a new degree leading to the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Offer a degree program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Digital and Cyber Forensic Science, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Decrease semester credit hour total from 128 to 126 for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Forensic Chemistry degree, effective Sept. 1, 2017
  • Change the name of the Master of Education with a major in International Literacy degree to a Master of Education with a major in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages degree, effective Sept. 1, 2016
  • Offer an online graduate certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Offer a Performer’s Certificate: Post-Baccalaureate, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Offer an Artist Diploma Certificate: Post-Master’s, pending final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Finance and Audit:

  • Approve the design development documents for the Biology Laboratory Building and the projected total project cost of $65 million to be funded by Tuition Revenue Bonds in the amount of $48 million and by Revenue Financing System Bonds in the amount of $17 million

Rules and Regulations:

  • Approve Campus (Concealed) Carry Policy in Accordance with Senate Bill 11 of the 84th Texas Legislature

 Contracts:

  • Approve interlocal agreement with the City of Huntsville granting a storm drain easement across the intramural fields to serve as storm water detention in exchange for the vacation of three street segments (parts of Bowers Boulevard, Avenue J and Avenue I), which are needed to support campus infrastructure, construction and master planning activities.
  • Authorization to purchase property at 2416A Sam Houston Avenue for future development 

The next Board of Regents meeting will be Aug. 18-19, 2016, in Austin.

 

 

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