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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 15NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
SUBCHAPTER CNATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY FUND
RULE §15.42Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Coordinating Board or Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) Doctoral degree--An academic degree beyond the level of a master's degree that typically represents the highest level of formal study or research in a given field, e.g., a Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Nursing Practice.

  (3) Eligible institution--A general academic teaching institution that is eligible and meets the Coordinating Board's standards to receive distributions of money under the NRUF.

  (4) Emerging research university--A public institution of higher education designated as an emerging research university under the Board's accountability system.

  (5) Endowment funds--Funds treated as total endowment funds under the Board's accountability system.

  (6) Fund--The National Research University Fund (NRUF).

  (7) General academic teaching institution--As defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (8) Graduate-level program--Degree programs leading to master's, professional, and/or doctoral degree.

  (9) Master's degree--An academic degree that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional level.

  (10) Master's Graduation Rate--The Master's Graduation Rate is the percent of students in an entering fall and spring cohort for a specific degree program who graduate within five years.

  (11) Doctoral Graduation Rate--The Doctoral Graduation Rate is the percent of students in an entering fall cohort for a specific degree program who graduate within 10 years. Doctoral graduation rates do not include students who received a master's degree.

  (12) Restricted funds (restricted awards)--As defined in §13.122 of this title (relating to Definitions).

  (13) Restricted research expenditures--As defined in §13.122 of this title and further developed in §§13.123 - 13.127 of this title (relating to Research Development Fund).


Source Note: The provisions of this §15.42 adopted to be effective February 23, 2011, 36 TexReg 920; amended to be effective November 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 8019

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