TITLE 19. EDUCATION

PART 1. TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

CHAPTER 1. AGENCY ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER G. APPLY TEXAS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.131

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes an amendment to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.131, concerning the abolishment date of the Apply Texas Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee for four more years. This Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding the Apply Texas Common Application System.

R. Jerel Booker, Assistant Commissioner for College Readiness and Success, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $172,000 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Mr. Booker has also determined that for the first four years the amendment is in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the section will be the clarification and improvement of policies affecting the Apply Texas Common Application System. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted by mail to R. Jerel Booker, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email to Claudette Jenks, claudette.jenks@thecb.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendment is proposed under the Texas Government Code, §2110.008, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to amend the abolishment date for this advisory committee.

The proposed amendment affects the implementation of Texas Education Code, §51.762.

§1.131.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017] in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701624

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER H. CERTIFICATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

19 TAC §1.138

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes an amendment to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.138, concerning the abolishment date of the Certification Advisory Council. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding standards and procedures related to certification of private postsecondary educational institutions that are nonexempt; assists the Commissioner in the examination of individual applications for Certificates of Authority; and performs other duties related to certification that the Board finds to be appropriate.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $5,500 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendment is in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the section will be the effective oversight of postsecondary educational institutions as they work toward Coordinating Board-recognized accreditation. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendment is proposed under the Texas Government Code, §2110.008, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to amend the abolishment date for this advisory committee.

The proposed amendment affects the implementation of Texas Education Code, §61.314.

§1.138.Duration.

The council shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017], in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110, unless it is reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701625

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER I. FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.145

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.145, concerning the abolishment date of the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding the Family Practice Residency Program.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $24,868 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendments are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of the continuation of the committee. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendments are proposed under the Texas Government Code, §2110.008, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to amend the abolishment date for this advisory committee.

The proposed amendments affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, §61.505.

§1.145.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017], in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701626

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: May 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER N. GRADUATE EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.181

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.181, concerning the abolishment date of the Graduate Education Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee for four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding graduate education.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $11,200 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendments are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification and improvement of policies affecting graduate education. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The Graduate Education Advisory Committee is a non-statutory committee.

The amendments are proposed under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110, §2110.008, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to amend the abolishment date for this advisory committee.

§1.181.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017], in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701627

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER O. LEARNING TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.188

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.188, concerning the abolishment date of the Learning Technology Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding the role that learning technology plays in Texas higher education.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $94,128 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendments are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of the continuation of the committee. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

Texas Education Code, §61.026 authorizes the Coordinating Board to appoint advisory committee as considered necessary. The amendments are proposed under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110, §2110.008, which requires the Coordinating Board by rule to provide for a different abolishment date for advisory committees to continue in existence.

The proposed amendments affect the implementation of the following statutes and codes: Texas Education Code, §61.0771 and §61.0512(g), regarding distance education; and Texas Administrative Code §§4.255 - 4.264 and §§4.270 - 4.279, regarding the approval of distance education, off-campus and self-supporting courses and programs for public institutions.

§1.188.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017] in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701628

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER P. LOWER-DIVISION ACADEMIC COURSE GUIDE MANUAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.195

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.195, concerning the abolishment date of the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendments is to continue this advisory committee four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding new disciplines of study, developments within existing disciplines represented by courses in the manual, vertical and horizontal alignment of courses within disciplines, and obsolesces of disciplines of study and courses.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $32,000 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendments are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification and currency of academic courses funded at community, state, and technical colleges that are transferable and intended to be degree applicable at public universities and health related institutions. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

Texas Education Code, §61.026 authorizes the Coordinating Board to appoint an advisory committee as considered necessary. The amendments are proposed under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110, §2110.008, which requires the Coordinating Board by rule to provide for a different abolishment date for advisory committees to continue in existence.

The proposed amendments affect the implementation of the following statutes and codes: Texas Education Code, §§61.822 - 61.823 and §§61.830 - 61.832 regarding the transfer of credit; and Texas Administrative Code §§4.21 - 4.35 and §§9.71 - 9.76 regarding the transfer of credit and transferable academic courses at two-year institutions.

§1.195.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017], in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701629

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER Q. COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

19 TAC §§1.201, 1.202, 1.204, 1.205

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes amendments to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §§1.201, 1.202, 1.204, and 1.205 concerning the abolishment date of the Community and Technical College Leadership Council. The intent of the amendments is to continue this advisory committee four more years and to allow additional flexibility concerning the membership of the council. The Committee provides the Commissioner and the Board with advice and recommendations on issues relevant to community, technical, and state colleges.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $146,000 for state or local governments as a result of amending these sections. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first four years the amendments are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the heightened understanding of issues relevant to community, technical, and state colleges. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendments are proposed under the Texas Government Code, §2110.008 and Texas Education Code, §61.062, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority.

The proposed amendments affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, §130.001.

§1.201.Council Membership and Officers.

(a) Membership shall consist of presidents, chancellors and governing board members of public junior, technical and state colleges. At [Half of the membership (at] least 6, but not more than 12[)] of the members shall consist of presidents or chancellors of public junior, technical and state colleges, and [the other half (] at least 6, but not more than 12[)] shall consist of members of the boards of regents or trustees of public junior, technical and state colleges.

(b) (No change.)

[(c) At least one trustee will be selected by Board staff and recommended to the Board for appointment from the nominations submitted by the chairs of the board of regents for public technical institutes.]

(c) [(d)] The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC), or its successor, will nominate chancellors or presidents to serve on the Council. TACC will select at least one Council member from each of the public junior college accountability groups, except Medium, which will have at least two Council members. The chancellors or presidents so selected will be recommended to the Board for appointment to the Council by Board staff.

(d) [(e)] The chancellors of public technical institutes [institute campuses] may nominate themselves or a system president. At least two [one] Council members [member] will be selected from these nominations by Board staff and recommended to the Board for appointment.

(e) [(f)] A college or college district may not have more than one trustee, regent, chancellor or president serve on the Council at one time.

(f) [(g)] When a Council member's term ends, nominations for the replacement member will only be accepted from the colleges in the same accountability group the leaving member represented. Small replaces Small, trustee replaces trustee, and so forth. Nominations to replace members whose terms have expired will be held yearly.

(g) [(h)] Interested persons, such as members of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, the Community College Association of Texas Trustees, and legislative and governmental relations staff will be regularly advised of Council meetings.

(h) [(i)] The number of Council members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(i) [(j)] Members of the Council shall select the chair and vice-chair who will each serve two-year terms. The vice-chair shall succeed as the presiding chair every two years.

(j) [(k)] Members shall serve for three-year staggered terms except an individual who serves first as vice-chair and then chair. That individual shall serve a maximum of four years.

[(l) If a member drew a one-year or two-year term in June 2013, then that member is hereby reappointed to the committee for a term to expire June 1, 2017.]

§1.202.Duration.

The Council shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017] in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§1.204.Tasks Assigned to the Council.

Tasks assigned to the Council include:

(1) - (2) (No change.)

(3) Beginning in 2016, provide guidance for how community college districts develop targets to meet statewide goals set by the next higher education plan 60X30TX [post-Closing the Gaps by 2015];

(4) (No change.)

§1.205.Report to the Board, Evaluation of Council Costs and Effectiveness.

[The Council shall report recommendations to the Board twice per year.] The Council shall [also] report Council activities to the Board at least annually to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Council's work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Council's existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 24, 2017.

TRD-201701659

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER R. UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §1.209

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes an amendment to Chapter 1, Agency Administration, §1.209, concerning the abolishment date of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee. The intent of the amendment is to continue this advisory committee four more years. The Committee provides the Board with advice and recommendations regarding undergraduate education.

Dr. Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first four years there will be an estimated cost of $60,000 for state or local governments as a result of amending this section. The costs include estimated travel and expenses paid by institutions of higher education with designated advisory committee members and time and effort of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board staff.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the four years the amendment is in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the section will be the clarification and improvement of policies affecting undergraduate education. There is no effect on small businesses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWComments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The amendment is proposed under the Texas Government Code, §2110.008, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to amend the abolishment date for this advisory committee.

The Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee is a non-statutory committee.

§1.209.Duration.

The committee shall be abolished no later than October 31, 2021 [2017], in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701630

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


CHAPTER 27. FIELDS OF STUDY

SUBCHAPTER L. MULTI AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.321 - 27.327

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §§27.321 - 27.327, concerning Multi and Interdisciplinary Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop a multi and interdisciplinary studies field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the multi and interdisciplinary studies field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections. Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in a multi and interdisciplinary studies degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.321.Authority and Specific Purposes of the Multi and Interdisciplinary Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The Multi and Interdisciplinary Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the multi and interdisciplinary studies Field of Study curricula.

§27.322.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003(8).

§27.323.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.324.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.325.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.326.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the Multi and Interdisciplinary Studies Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the Multi and Interdisciplinary Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the Multi and Interdisciplinary Studies Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.327.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701631

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER M. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.341 - 27.347

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §§27.341 - 27.347, concerning General Psychology Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop a general psychology field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the general psychology field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the new sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in a general psychology degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.341.Authority and Specific Purposes of the General Psychology Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The General Psychology Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the general psychology field of study curricula.

§27.342.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003(8).

§27.343.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.344.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.345.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.346.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the General Psychology Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the General Psychology Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the General Psychology Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.347.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701632

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER N. BIOLOGY FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.361 - 27.367

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §§27.361 - 27.367, concerning Biology Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop a biology field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the biology field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in a biology degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the new sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.361.Authority and Specific Purposes of the Biology Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The Biology Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the biology field of study curricula.

§27.362.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003(8).

§27.363.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.364.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.365.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.366.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the Biology Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the Biology Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the Biology Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.367.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701633

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER O. ACCOUNTING FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.381 - 27.387

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §27.381 - 27.387, concerning Accounting Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop an accounting field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the accounting field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in an accounting degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the section as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.381.Authority and Specific Purposes of the Accounting Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The Accounting Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the accounting field of study curricula.

§27.382.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003(8).

§27.383.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.384.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.385.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.386.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the Accounting Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the Accounting Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the Accounting Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.387.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701634

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER P. KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.401 - 27.407

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §§27.401 - 27.407, concerning Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop a kinesiology and exercise science field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the kinesiology and exercise science field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in a Kinesiology and Exercise Science degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.401.Authority and Specific Purposes of the Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the kinesiology and exercise science field of study curricula.

§27.402.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003(8).

§27.403.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.404.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.405.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.406.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the Kinesiology and Exercise Science Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.407.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701635

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104


SUBCHAPTER Q. DANCE FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.421 - 27.427

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) proposes new §§27.421 - 27.427 concerning Dance Field of Study Advisory Committee. The proposed new rules authorize the Board to create an advisory committee to develop a dance field of study. The newly added rules will affect students when the dance field of study is adopted by the Board.

Dr. Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for the first five years there will be no fiscal implications for state or local governments as a result of adding the new sections.

Dr. Peebles has also determined that for the first five years the rules are in effect, the public benefits anticipated as a result of administering the sections will be the clarification of which lower division courses are required in a dance degree and improve transferability and applicability of courses. There are no anticipated economic costs to persons who are required to comply with the sections as proposed. There is no impact on local employment.

Comments on the proposed new sections may be submitted by mail to Rex C. Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711 or via email at AQWcomments@THECB.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

The new sections are proposed under the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a), which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to develop fields of study curricula with the assistance of advisory committees and Texas Government Code, §2110.005, which requires a state agency that establishes an advisory committee to adopt rules that state the purpose and tasks of the committee and describe the manner in which the committee will report to the agency.

The new sections affect the implementation of Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.

§27.421.Authority and Specific Purposes of the Dance Field of Study Advisory Committee.

(a) Authority. Statutory authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, §61.823(a).

(b) Purpose. The Dance Field of Study Advisory Committee is created to provide the Commissioner and the Board with guidance regarding the dance field of study curricula.

§27.422.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings:

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

(3) Field of Study Curricula--The block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution and must be substituted for that institution's lower division requirements for the degree program into which the student transfers, and the student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

(4) Institutions of Higher Education--As defined in Texas Education Code, Chapter §61.003(8).

§27.423.Committee Membership and Officers.

(a) The advisory committee shall be equitably composed of representatives of institutions of higher education.

(b) Each university system or institution of higher education which offers a degree program for which a field of study curriculum is proposed shall be offered participation on the advisory committee.

(c) At least a majority of the members of the advisory committee named under this section shall be faculty members of an institution of higher education. An institution shall consult with the faculty of the institution before nominating or recommending a person to the board as the institution's representative on an advisory committee.

(d) Board staff will recommend for Board appointment individuals who are nominated by institutions of higher education.

(e) Members of the committee shall select co-chairs, who will be responsible for conducting meetings and conveying committee recommendations to the Board.

(f) The number of committee members shall not exceed twenty-four (24).

(g) Members shall serve staggered terms of up to three years. The terms of chairs and co-chairs (if applicable) will be two years dating from their election.

§27.424.Duration.

The Committee shall be abolished no later than July 31, 2021, in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110. It may be reestablished by the Board.

§27.425.Meetings.

The Committee shall meet as necessary. Special meetings may be called as deemed appropriate by the presiding officer. Meetings shall be open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties, and minutes shall be available to the public after they have been prepared by the Board staff and reviewed by members of the Committee.

§27.426.Tasks Assigned to the Committee.

Tasks assigned to the Committee include:

(1) Advise the Board regarding the Dance Field of Study Curricula;

(2) Provide Board staff with feedback about processes and procedures related to the Dance Field of Study Curricula; and

(3) Any other issues related to the Dance Field of Study Curricula as determined by the Board.

§27.427.Report to the Board; Evaluation of Committee Costs and Effectiveness.

The Committee shall report recommendations to the Board. The Committee shall also report Committee activities to the Board to allow the Board to properly evaluate the Committee work, usefulness, and the costs related to the Committee existence. The Board shall report its evaluation to the Legislative Budget Board in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request.

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 April 19, 2017.

TRD-201701636

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: June 4, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6104