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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 §4.262Standards and Criteria for Distance Education Courses

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

  (1) Each course shall be within the role and mission of the institution responsible for offering the instruction and shall be on its inventory of approved courses.

  (2) All courses covered under this subchapter shall meet the quality standards applicable to on-campus courses.

  (3) Institutions shall report to the Coordinating Board, in accordance with Board policy and procedures, all distance education courses and programs.

  (4) Except for students in out-of-country courses, students shall satisfy the same requirements for enrollment in an academic credit course as required of on-campus students.

  (5) Out-of-country students shall meet equivalent standards for enrollment in an academic credit course and shall be assessed for academic guidance purposes in a manner determined by the admitting institution.

  (6) The instructor of record shall bear responsibility for the delivery of instruction and for evaluation of student progress.

  (7) Prior Board approval may be required before an institution may offer programs in certain subject area disciplines or under other conditions specified by the Board or Commissioner.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.262 adopted to be effective February 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 1452

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