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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 PAPPROVAL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES AND PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
RULE §4.260Standards and Criteria for Institutions

The following provisions apply to all institutions covered under this subchapter, unless otherwise specified:

  (1) Institutions shall comply with the standards and criteria of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  (2) Institutions shall adhere to criteria outlined in Principles of Good Practice for Degree and Certificate Programs and Courses Offered Through Distance Education.

  (3) The Commissioner shall establish procedures governing the quality, review, and approval of distance education programs and courses. The Commissioner may also require institutions to provide reports on distance education programs and courses.

  (4) Students shall be provided academic support services appropriate for distance education, such as advising, career counseling, library, and other learning resources.

  (5) Institutions shall report enrollments, courses, and graduates associated with distance education offerings as required by the Commissioner.

  (6) If a non-Texas resident student enrolls in regular, on-campus courses for at least one-half of the normal full-time course load as determined by the institution, the institution may report that student's fully distance education or hybrid/blended courses for formula funding enrollments.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.260 adopted to be effective February 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 1452

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