The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings:
(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education.
(3) Core Curriculum or Texas Core Curriculum (TCC)--a
required curriculum for an undergraduate degree, as defined in Title
19, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, §4.23(3) (relating to Definitions).
(4) Directed Electives--a component of the Field of
Study Curriculum, as defined in Title 19, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, §4.23(4).
(5) Discipline Foundation Courses (DFC)--a component
of the Field of Study Curriculum, as defined in Title 19, Chapter
4, Subchapter B, §4.23(5).
(6) Discipline-Specific Subcommittee--a subcommittee
comprised of faculty from general academic teaching institutions and
public junior colleges in a single discipline. The Chief Academic
Officer of each university system or institution of higher education
which offers a degree program for which a Field of Study Curriculum
is proposed may submit a recommended nominee. A Discipline-Specific
Subcommittee is formed at the request of the Texas Transfer Advisory
Committee to aid and advise the development of a Field of Study Curriculum
in a specific discipline. A Discipline Specific Subcommittee is not
an advisory committee.
(7) Faculty Member--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.
However, 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.
(8) Field of Study Curriculum--a set of courses that
will satisfy lower-division requirements for an academic major at
a general academic teaching institution, as defined in Title 19, Chapter
4, Subchapter B, §4.23(7).
(9) General academic teaching institution--an institution
of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(3).
(10) Institution of Higher Education or Institution--any
public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college
or university, medical or dental unit, other agency of higher education
as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(8).
(11) Public junior college--an institution of higher
education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(2).
(12) Texas Transfer Advisory Committee (TTAC)--the
advisory committee with responsibility for advising the Commissioner
and Board on Field of Study Curricula, including their establishment
and revision. The TTAC may request to form a Discipline-Specific Subcommittee
to assist in the development of a Field of Study Curriculum.