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07/13/2020 at 10:00 am
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TREC Education Standards Advisory Committee

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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.

Agenda Item 1 Call to order and roll call

ACTION: The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m.

Members present: Kelea Youngblood, Kellie Stokes, Marion Napoleon, Rick Albers, Candy Cooke, Mary Lou Henry, Scott Hilton, Ruben Peña, Charles Porter, Lori Solecki

Rob Cook and Sarah Norman joined shortly after the meeting began.

Commission liaison present: DeLora Wilkinson

Staff present: Chelsea Buchholtz, Mark Moore, Pim Mayo, Jennifer Wheeler, Mike Sample-Diehl, Crystal Stowell, David Dickey, Amber Hinton

Agenda Item 2 Welcome and housekeeping

Chair Youngblood provided opening remarks to the committee.

Agenda Item 3 Have all members completed their Open Meetings Training?

It was noted that, yes, all members have completed their Open Meetings Training.

Agenda Item 4 Discussion and possible action to amend the April 20, 2020, meeting minutes

No action taken.

Agenda Item 5 Public comment on non-agenda items


Scott Hilton

Agenda Item 6 Staff report on education enforcement matters

Staff Attorney Pim Mayo provided the committee with a summary of education enforcement matters that occurred since the last meeting and answered questions from committee members.

Agenda Item 7 Update from staff on licensing exam availability and re-opening of exam sites

Jennifer Wheeler provided an update to the committee.

Agenda Item 8 Discussion and possible action to recommend amendments to rules proposed at the May 4, 2020, Commission meeting as follows:
a. 22 TAC §535.65, Responsibilities and Operations of Providers of Qualifying Courses

No action taken.

Agenda Item 9 Update from the Professional Designations Working Group

Candy Cooke explained the working group is currently on hold due to the adopted rule not being effective until February 1, 2021.

Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding Continuing Education (CE) course topics

ACTION: The committee decided to form a working group consisting of Lori Solecki, Chair, Rob Cook, Scott Hilton, Marion Napoleon, Charles Porter, and Kellie Stokes.

Agenda Item 11 Discussion regarding timed outline template for courses

Jennifer Wheeler reviewed the outline template with the committee.

Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding comments received on other education standards advisory committee items since the last meeting

ACTION: The committee asked staff to request Legal I & II and Broker Responsibility course writers to include case studies that apply to different areas of real estate brokerage such as residential, commercial, property management, and leasing.

Agenda Item 13 Discussion and possible action regarding time and agenda items for next meeting
Suggested date per planning schedule: Monday, October 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.;
Alternative dates: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, or Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The following items were requested:

a. Update from CE course topics working group; and
b. A recurring agenda item regarding topics to be included on the education newsletter that were discussed in the meeting.

Agenda Item 14 Adjourn

ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.