|(a) The following words and terms, when used in this
section, shall have the designated meanings, unless the context clearly
(1) Accountability System--The online data reporting
system established in response to Executive Order RP 31.
(2) Faculty--For purposes of this section include all
individuals with teaching responsibilities who hold the following
ranks and positions: professor, associate professor, assistant professor,
instructor, nontenured or nontenure track, and teaching assistant.
(3) General Academic Teaching Institution--A general
academic teaching institution other than a public state college as
defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.
(b) Texas Education Code, §51.9745(d), authorizes
the Board to adopt rules for the administration of the section.
(c) Each general academic teaching institution shall
make available to the public on the institution's Internet website
certain faculty information as required by Texas Education Code, §51.9745.
The definitions used and the values reported must be aligned with
the affiliated definitions and values in the Texas Higher Education