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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 9PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER NBACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
RULE §9.674Program Requirements

(a) Must meet the same criteria and standards the coordinating board uses to approve baccalaureate degree programs at general academic teaching institutions and medical and dental units.

(b) Before a baccalaureate degree program can be offered at a public junior college these additional requirements must be met:

  (1) workforce need for the degree program must be documented in the region served by the junior college; and

  (2) how the degree program would complement the other programs and course offerings of the junior college; and

  (3) documentation of program success for the underlying associate degree, such as licensure pass rates, employment placement rates, and completion rates.

(c) Before a public junior college may be authorized to offer a baccalaureate degree program under this subchapter, the public junior college must submit a report to the coordinating board that includes:

  (1) a long-term financial plan for receiving accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges;

  (2) a long-term plan for faculty recruitment that:

    (A) indicates recruitment strategies and the ability to pay the increased salaries of doctoral faculty; and

    (B) ensures the program would not draw faculty employed by a neighboring institution offering a similar program; and

  (3) detailed information on the manner of program and course delivery.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.674 adopted to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1078

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