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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 §9.675Required Articulation Agreements

(a) Before a public junior college may offer a baccalaureate degree program, the institution must provide at least three articulation agreements with general academic teaching institutions or medical and dental units that:

  (1) provide detailed information regarding existing course transfer and dual enrollment pathways, detailing the maximum number of students that can be served by the agreements, and

  (2) explain why existing facilities and resources cannot be expanded to meet workforce need, and

  (3) documentation that the established articulation agreements are at capacity, or

  (4) the reasons why no articulation agreements have been established.

(b) The Coordinating Board may not authorize a public junior college to offer a baccalaureate degree in a field if articulation agreements with general academic teaching institutions or medical and dental units are sufficient to meet the needs of that field.

(c) Each public junior college that offers a baccalaureate degree program under this subchapter must enter into a teach out agreement for the first five years of the program with one or more general academic teaching institutions or medical and dental units to ensure that students enrolled in the degree program have an opportunity to complete the degree if the public junior college ceases to offer the degree program.

(d) The coordinating board may require a general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit that offers a comparable baccalaureate degree program to enter into an articulation agreement with the public junior college as provided by this subsection.

(e) Each public junior college that offers a program under this subchapter must inform all students who enroll in the program covered by the articulation agreement about the opportunity to complete the degree at a general academic teaching institution or medical and dental unit.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.675 adopted to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1078

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