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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 QAPPROVAL OF OFF-CAMPUS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COURSES AND PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
RULE §4.275Standards and Criteria for Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Programs

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

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

  (2) 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.

  (3) The Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee may approve for delivery by other modes doctoral and special professional degree programs that have previously been approved by the Board.

  (4) An institution offering an off-campus degree or certificate program shall comply with the standards and criteria of any specialized accrediting agency or professional certification board.

  (5) Each degree program offered off-campus shall be approved by an institution's governing board or the governing board's institutional designee. Certification of approval shall be submitted to the Board upon request.

  (6) Institutions shall require that students (except for students in out-of-country programs) enrolled in an off-campus or self-supporting degree program satisfy the same requirements for admission to the institution and the program as required of regular on-campus students. Students in degree programs to be offered collaboratively shall meet the admission standards of their home institution. Out-of-country students shall meet equivalent standards for admission into programs.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.275 adopted to be effective February 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 1452; amended to be effective May 24, 2011, 36 TexReg 3183

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