|PART 1||TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD|
|CHAPTER 4||RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS|
|SUBCHAPTER B||TRANSFER OF CREDIT, CORE CURRICULUM AND FIELD OF STUDY CURRICULA|
|RULE §4.31||Implementation and Revision of Core Curricula|
In offering its Board-approved core curriculum, an institution of higher education must list only those courses that have been approved by the Board as compliant with the Texas Core Curriculum.
(1) Implementation and initial approval of core curricula.
(A) Each public institution of higher education must submit its proposed core curriculum to the Board for staff review and approval by November 30, 2013.
(B) An institution shall follow the procedures posted on the Board's website regarding the implementation and approval of the initial core curricula.
(C) The institution will receive a letter from Board staff giving notice of approval of the initial core curriculum and/or indicating any courses that do not meet provisions of the core curriculum.
(D) Upon receiving an approval letter from Board staff, the institution will document the approved core curriculum in institutional publications.
(2) Revision of Existing Approved Core Curricula.
(A) An institution of higher education may request changes to its core curriculum annually. One comprehensive request may be submitted each academic year, on a schedule that suits the institution's needs, except that requests received later than March 1 of each year will not be approved to be effective for the upcoming academic year.
(B) An institution should follow the procedures posted on the Board's website to modify its core curriculum by adding or deleting courses and must provide information to justify the requested changes.
(C) The institution will receive a letter from Board staff giving notice of approval of the proposed changes and/or indicating any changes that do not meet provisions of the current core curriculum, and identifying an effective date for any approved change(s).
(D) Upon receiving an approval letter from Board staff, the institution shall make any required changes to its core curriculum and will document those changes in institutional publications.