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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER BTRANSFER OF CREDIT, CORE CURRICULUM AND FIELD OF STUDY CURRICULA
RULE §4.23Definitions

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

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

  (2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education.

  (3) Core Curriculum or Texas Core Curriculum--the curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social, and cultural history that all undergraduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree. Core curriculum provisions apply to institutions of higher education that offer academic undergraduate degree programs.

  (4) Field of Study Curriculum (FOSC)--a set of courses that will satisfy the lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in a specific academic area at a general academic teaching institution. A field of study curriculum affects academic degree programs at public junior colleges, public technical institutes, or universities as designated within the particular field of study curriculum.

  (5) Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS)--a Board-approved course numbering system for lower-division academic courses that assigns common course numbers in order to facilitate the transfer of lower-division academic courses among institutions of higher education by promoting consistency in course designation and identification.

  (6) Institution of Higher Education or Institution--any public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college or university, medical or dental unit, other agency of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.

  (7) Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM)--a Coordinating Board-approved publication listing academic courses that public two-year colleges can teach and report for contact hour reimbursement from state appropriations without special approval from the Board. Courses (except for developmental courses) listed in the ACGM are freely transferable among all public institutions of higher education in Texas in accordance with the Texas Education Code, §61.051(g).

  (8) Faculty Member--a person who is employed full-time by an institution of higher education as a member of the faculty whose primary duties include teaching, research, academic service, or administration. However, the term does not include a person holding faculty rank who spends a majority of the person's time for the institution engaged in managerial or supervisory activities, including a chancellor, vice chancellor, president, vice president, provost, associate of assistant provost, or dean.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.23 adopted to be effective May 27, 2003, 28 TexReg 4109; amended to be effective May 23, 2004, 29 TexReg 5056; amended to be effective November 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 7996

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