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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 5RULES APPLYING TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES, HEALTH-RELATED INSTITUTIONS, AND/OR SELECTED PUBLIC COLLEGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER HUNIVERSITY FUNDING FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND FIELDS INCENTIVE GRANTS AND AWARDS
RULE §5.132Definitions

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

  (1) Benchmark(s)--Point(s) of reference that designate movement towards the achievement of national recognition developed for each designated program by an external, out-of-state consultant and approved by the Board.

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

  (3) Commissioner of Higher Education or Commissioner--The Agency acting through its executive, and his other designees, staff, or agents.

  (4) Designated program or designated degree program--The degree program designated by an institution and approved by the Board for consideration of benchmark awards under the grant program described in this subchapter.

  (5) Emerging research university--A public institution of higher education designated as an emerging research university under the Board's accountability system.

  (6) Endowed faculty position--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 and holds a professorship paid for with the revenue from an endowment fund specifically set up for that purpose. 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 or assistant provost, or dean.

  (7) Field(s) of study--A set of courses that leads to a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree. Within the context of this subchapter, field(s) of study is synonymous with degree program(s).

  (8) General academic teaching institution--A public institution of higher education as designated by Texas Education Code, §61.003(3).

  (9) Highest national ranking or recognition--A program that is determined to be of national excellence based upon review by out-of-state consultants with relevant expertise in the field.

  (10) Medical and/or dental unit--A public institution of higher education as designated by Texas Education Code, §61.003(5).

  (11) Programs--Designated program or designated degree program as defined in this section.

  (12) Public state college--A public institution of higher education as designated by Texas Education Code, §61.003(16).

  (13) Research university--A public institution of higher education designated as a research university under the Board's accountability system.


Source Note: The provisions of this §5.132 adopted to be effective December 3, 2009, 34 TexReg 8512

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