|(a) In accordance with Texas Education Code, §61.823,
the Board approves field of study curricula for certain fields of
study/academic disciplines. Field of study curricula shall be developed
with the assistance of advisory committees whose membership includes
at least a majority of members who are teaching faculty (as defined
by §4.23(8) of this title, relating to Definitions for Core Curriculum
and Field of Study Curricula) within the field of study under consideration.
(b) If a student successfully completes a field of
study curriculum developed by the Board, that block of courses must
be substituted in transfer to a general academic teaching institution
for that institution's lower-division requirements for the degree
program for the field of study into which the student transfers, and
the student must receive full academic credit toward the degree program
for the block of courses transferred.
(c) A student who transfers from one institution of
higher education to another without completing the field of study
curriculum of the sending institution must receive academic credit
in the field of study curriculum of the receiving institution for
each of the courses that the student has successfully completed in
the field of study curriculum of the sending institution. Following
receipt of credit for these courses, the student may be required to
satisfy the remaining course requirements in the field of study curriculum
of the receiving institution, or to complete additional requirements
in the receiving institution's program, as long as those requirements
do not duplicate course content already completed through the field
of study curriculum.
(d) A student concurrently enrolled at more than one
institution of higher education shall follow the field of study curriculum
requirements of the institution at which the student is classified
as a degree-seeking student.
(e) Each institution must note field of study curriculum
courses on student transcripts as recommended by the Texas Association
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO).
(f) Each institution must review and evaluate its procedures
for complying with field of study curricula at intervals specified
by the Board and shall report the results of that review to the Board.
These reports shall be submitted following the same timetable as the
regular reports of core curriculum evaluations.