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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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