The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Institutions of Higher Education or Institution--Any
public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college
or university, medical or dental unit, or other agency of higher education
as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.
(2) Measurable Learning Outcomes--The knowledge and
skills a student is expected to acquire or achieve upon completion
of a course. Measurement may be quantitative or qualitative, depending
upon the subject matter of the course.
(3) Undergraduate Course--Any lower- or upper-division
credit course offered to five or more students. This includes on-campus,
off-campus, distance education, and dual-credit courses (including
those taught on high school campuses). It excludes courses with highly
variable subject content that are tailored specifically to individual
students, such as Independent Study and Directed Reading courses.
It excludes laboratory, practicum, or discussion sections that are
intrinsic and required parts of larger lecture courses and are directly
supervised by the same instructor(s) of record for those large courses.