The following provisions apply to all institutions covered
under this subchapter, unless otherwise specified:
(1) Institutions shall comply with the standards and
criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
(2) Institutions shall adhere to criteria outlined
in Principles of Good Practice for Academic Degree and Certificate
Programs and Credit Courses Offered Electronically.
(3) The Commissioner shall establish procedures governing
the quality, review, and approval of distance education programs and
courses. The Commissioner may also require institutions to provide
reports on distance education programs and courses.
(4) Students shall be provided academic support services
appropriate for distance education, such as advising, career counseling,
library, and other learning resources.
(5) Institutions shall report enrollments, courses,
and graduates associated with distance education offerings as required
by the Commissioner.
(6) If a non-Texas resident student enrolls in regular,
on-campus courses for at least one-half of the normal full-time course
load as determined by the institution, the institution may report
that student's fully distance education or hybrid/blended courses
for formula funding enrollments.