|(a) Board action on the request for approval for establishment of the branch campus shall be taken at the next regularly scheduled quarterly Board meeting. In making its decision, the Board shall consider the needs of the district, the needs of the community served by the proposed branch campus, the potential impact on other institutions of higher education, and the welfare of the state as a whole. (b) A resolution shall be entered in the minutes of the Board and conveyed in writing by the Commissioner to the governing board of the community college district. (c) Branch campus designation shall be used only upon approval by the Board. (d) If the Board approves establishment of a branch campus, the governing board of the community college district may accept or acquire by purchase or rent land and facilities in the name of said institution. (e) Board-approved branch campus sites shall be considered as auxiliary locations for the purposes of the Board's distance learning rules and regulations as outlined under Chapter 4, Subchapter E. of this title (relating to Approval of Distance Education and Off-Campus Instruction for Public Colleges and Universities).