Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas College and University System Coordinating Board, Health Affairs Division:

An Inventory of College and University System Coordinating Board Health Affairs Division Records at the Texas State Archives, 1964-1976, bulk 1969-1972



Overview

Creator: Texas College and University System Coordinating Board. Health Affairs Division.
Title: College and University System Coordinating Board Health Affairs Division records
Dates: 1964-1976
Dates: bulk 1969-1972
Abstract: The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board was created by the Higher Education Coordinating Act of 1965 (House Bill 1, 59th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to provide statewide leadership in achieving excellence in college education through efficient and effective use of resources and the elimination of unnecessary duplication in program offerings, faculties, and campus facilities. Records include correspondence, agenda, minutes, reports, proposals, notes, newsletters, brochures, etc., relating to various public and private organizations concerned with health education in Texas and maintained by the Health Affairs Division, dating 1964 to 1976.
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board was created by the Higher Education Coordinating Act of 1965 (House Bill 1, 59th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, amended in 1971 and again in 1987: Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Sections 61.001-61.204). It succeeded the Texas Commission on Higher Education, created in 1953 (Senate Bill 341, 53rd Legislature, Regular Session). This temporary commission was to make recommendations to strengthen higher education in the state through coordination of leadership of senior colleges and universities. The Coordinating Board was composed of 18 members, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate; requirements included that board membership represent all areas of the state and that no member could be professionally employed or remunerated in the field of education during his or her tenure. The agency was renamed the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 1987 (House Bill 2181, 70th Legislature, Regular Session). The board is made up of nine members appointed by the governor for six-year terms. The governor also appoints the chair and vice-chair. The duties of the Coordinating Board are broad and complex, consisting of more than 50 separate charges in the original legislation and expanding since that date. It represents "the highest authority in the state in matters of public higher education," and must "provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system, institutions and governing boards" in order to "achieve excellence for college education of its youth through the efficient and effective utilization and concentration of all available resources and the elimination of costly duplication in program offerings, faculties, and physical plants." The board appointed the Commissioner of Higher Education to administer the agency, which employed a staff of approximately 70 in 1972. The responsibilities of the agency can be grouped into four subject areas: program development in academic and health education; financial planning and administration; campus planning and physical facilities development; and student financial aid programs.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 4th ed. (1972) and 11th ed. (2001); Legislative Reference Library of Texas, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/index.cfm; and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board web site, http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/, both accessed on December 9, 2015; and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, was a statutory board appointed by the Governor. It was responsible for statewide planning and policy-making to assure quality and efficiency in Texas higher education. The Board's primary areas of responsibility were financial planning, senior colleges and universities, community colleges, and continuing education, health affairs, student services and campus planning. Records consist of subject files, which include correspondence, agenda, minutes, reports, proposals, notes, newsletters, brochures, etc., relating to various public and private organizations concerned with health education in Texas and maintained by the Health Affairs Division, dating 1964 to 1976. The purpose of these subject files was to study the state of the education of health professionals as well as the needs of the state in regards to the health profession.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by subject and are in the original order as maintained by the agency.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System.
Subjects:
Higher education and state--Texas
Health education--Texas
Health planning--Texas
Document Types:
Agendas (adminsitrative records)--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Correspondence--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Minutes (administrative records)--Higher education--Texas, 1964-1976.
Newsletters--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Reports--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Notes--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Brochures--Higher education--Texas--1964-1976.
Functions:
Coordinating higher education.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board records, 1966, 1970-1972, 1976-1997, 1999-2002, undated, bulk 1978-1983, 37.9 cubic ft.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board agenda and minutes, 1953-54, 1957-2012, 12 cubic ft.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board press releases, 1985-1997, fractional [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2006/141.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas College and University System Coordinating Board Health Affairs Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1989/168

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Health Affairs Division of the Texas College and University System Coordinating Board (via the Records Management Division of the Texas State Library) on July 27, 1989.

Processing Information

Tony Black, November 1989

Encoded in EAD and revised for DACS-compliance by Susan Floyd, January 2016


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas College and University System Coordinating Board Health Affairs Division records, 1964-1976,
1 cubic ft.

Box
1989/168 Physicians in Texas: Distribution by County, December 31, 1969
Project HOPE, 1970
Regional Medical Program of Texas, 1970-1971
Regional Medical Program of Texas: Scientific and Technical Review Committee, 1972
Regional Medical Program of Texas: Task Force on Communications, 1969-1971
Regional Medical Program of Texas: Continuing Education and Biomedical Communications, 1970-1971
Regional Medical Program of Texas: Task Force on Communications and Continuing Education, meeting, August 5, 1970
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Atlanta Conference, May 5-6, 1970
TALON (Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana-Oklahoma-New Mexico) Regional Medical Library Program, 1970-1972
Military Experience Directed Into Health Careers (MEDIHC) Task Force, June 18-19, 1971
Graduate Programs in Texas in the Biomedical Sciences and Other Health-Related Areas (mislabeled Allied Health Programs at Baylor College of Medicine), September 1976
Health Occupations Education Workshop, Health Education and Welfare (HEW) Region VI, Dallas, June 7-9, 1971
Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education in Texas (ACTVE), 1970
Central Texas Medical Education Foundation, Temple, Texas, 1971
Comprehensive Health Planning in Texas, 1969-1972
Continuing Medical Education Survey for the Texas Medical Association, September 1970
Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions, 1970
Governor's Conference on Health Care Costs, April 13-14, 1970
Health Care Facility Obsolescence, April 1970
Health Data Institute Advisory Committee, 1970-1971
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, annual reports, applicants for examination, 1964-1972
Health Education Committee, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, 1970
Health Manpower Resources Survey, 1969
Health Manpower Survey, 1970
IMPACT, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1971
Interagency Health Council, 1968-1972