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TITLE 19 EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER QAPPROVAL OF OFF-CAMPUS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COURSES AND PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
RULE §4.278Function of Regional Councils
ISSUE 02/05/2016
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a) - (d)(No change.)

(e)A public community college may enter into an agreement to offer dual credit courses with a high school located in the service area of another public community college without additional regional council approval. [up to a maximum of three courses per student per academic year, except to the extent approved by the Commissioner of Texas Education Agency. This provision does not apply to students enrolled in approved early college high school programs.]

(f)Public community colleges shall submit for the appropriate Regional Council's review all off-campus lower-division courses proposed for delivery to sites outside their service areas.

(g) - (h)(No change.)

(i)Universities, health-related institutions, public technical colleges, and Lamar state colleges may enter into an agreement to offer lower-division dual credit courses with a school district and/or high school without additional regional council approval. [ that makes such a request, and regional council approval is not required in order to offer requested lower-division, dual credit courses.]

(j)(No change.)

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on January 25, 2016

TRD-201600293

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: March 6, 2016

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6114



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