<<Prev Rule

Texas Administrative Code

Next Rule>>
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 DOPERATION OF OFF-CAMPUS EDUCATIONAL UNITS OF PUBLIC SENIOR COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND HEALTH-RELATED INSTITUTIONS
RULE §5.73Definitions

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) Branch campus--A major, secondary location of an institution offering multiple programs, usually with its own administrative structure and usually headed by a Dean. A branch campus must be established by the Legislature or approved by the Coordinating Board.

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

  (4) FICE--Identification number assigned to each institution by the Federal Interagency Committee on Education for reporting and other purposes.

  (5) FTSE--The full-time student equivalent is determined by dividing the number of semester credit hours (SCH) generated at each level by a full-time standard for the level. For example: undergraduate SCH are divided by 15 (fall or spring semester) or 30 (annual); master's or first-professional SCH are divided by 12 (fall or spring semester) or 24 (annual); and doctoral SCH are divided by 9 (fall or spring semester) or 18 (annual).

  (6) Higher education center--A Multi-Institutional Teaching Center, University System Center, or single institution center established by the Legislature or approved by the Coordinating Board for the specific purpose of offering academic credit courses and programs from the parent institution(s). Higher education centers are of a larger size and offer a broader array of courses and programs than higher education teaching sites. They have minimal administration and (usually) locally provided facilities.

  (7) Higher education teaching site--An off-campus teaching location that promotes access in an area not served by other public universities. Teaching sites offer a very limited array of courses and/or programs and do not entail a permanent commitment for continued service. Teaching sites may not own facilities, nor are they eligible for state support to acquire or build facilities. Teaching sites do not require Board approval or recognition.

  (8) Multi-Institution Teaching Center (MITC)--A higher education center administered under a formal agreement between two or more public higher education institutions. It may also involve one or more private institutions. It has minimal administration and locally provided facilities.

  (9) Off-campus educational unit--A subdivision under the management and control of an existing public university, university system, health-related institution or a combination of these units, hereinafter referred to as the parent institution(s), in a geographic setting separate from the parent institution(s). Off-campus education units include teaching sites, higher education centers, university system centers, Multi-Institutional Teaching Centers, regional academic health centers, branch campuses, and all other off-campus educational endeavors.

  (10) Parent institution--The general academic institution or health-related institution that offers its courses, programs or training at an off-campus educational unit. Credit hours are reported by the parent institution and degrees are awarded in the name of the parent institution.

  (11) Pathway Education Center (PEC)--A higher education center that is on the Supply/Demand Pathway.

  (12) Recognized higher education teaching site--A higher education teaching site that is recognized by the Coordinating Board and is included in the Coordinating Board's inventory of statewide teaching sites.

  (13) Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC)--A special purpose campus of parent health-related institution(s) that may be used to provide undergraduate clinical education, graduate education, including residency training programs, or other levels of medical education in specifically identified counties.

  (14) Special Purpose Campus--A major, secondary location of an institution offering programs related to specific and limited field(s) of study, usually with its own administrative structure and usually headed by a Dean. Regional Academic Health Centers are considered special-purpose campuses. Special Purpose Campuses must be established by the Legislature or approved by the Coordinating Board.

  (15) Supply/Demand Pathway (SDP)--The Supply/Demand Pathway is a developmental approach to providing access which allows for the gradual increase of resources as demand grows, operating under the principle of avoiding over-commitment as well as under-commitment of state resources.

  (16) Texas CIP Classification System--The Texas adaptation of the Classification of Instructional Programs taxonomy developed by the National Center for Education Statistics. The CIP system is used to classify instructional programs and report educational data.

  (17) University System Center (USC)--A higher education center administered by a university system or individual institution in a system. It has minimal administration and locally provided facilities.


Source Note: The provisions of this §5.73 adopted to be effective May 28, 2003, 28 TexReg 4126; amended to be effective August 11, 2004, 29 TexReg 7671

Next Page Previous Page



Home TxReg TAC OM NewTac Public Footer Bar