TITLE 19. EDUCATION

PART 1. TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

CHAPTER 1. AGENCY ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

19 TAC §1.16

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 1, Subchapter A, §1.16, concerning enhanced monitoring of contracts and grants without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 383). The rule will not be republished. Specifically, the amendments add a new subsection (l) that will address Texas Government Code 2261.253(c). Each state agency by rule shall establish a procedure to identify each contract that requires enhanced contract or performance monitoring and submit information on the contract to the agency's governing body or, if the agency is not governed by a multimember governing body, the officer who governs the agency. The agency's contract management office or procurement director shall immediately notify the agency's governing body or governing official, as appropriate, of any serious issue or risk that is identified with respect to a contract monitored under this subsection.

There were no comments received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code §2261.253(c), Required Posting of Certain Contracts; Enhanced Contract and Performance Monitoring.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901288

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


CHAPTER 4. RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

19 TAC §§4.8 - 4.12

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts the repeal of §§4.8 - 4.12 of Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter A, General Provisions, without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 384). Specifically, this repeal will remove a section of rules which are no longer supported by statute.

No comments were received regarding the repeal of these sections.

The repeal of these sections is adopted under the Texas Education Code, §61.0815, which was repealed effective September 1, 2011.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901290

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


19 TAC §§4.8 - 4.11

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts new §§4.8 - 4.11 of Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, General Provisions, allowing these rules to receive new section numbers as part of the repeal of the Expert Witnesses rules which are no longer supported by statute. The new rules are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 384). The rules will not be republished.

No comments were received regarding these new sections.

The new sections are adopted under the Texas Education Code, §61.0815, which was repealed effective September 1, 2011.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901289

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER B. TRANSFER OF CREDIT, CORE CURRICULUM AND FIELD OF STUDY CURRICULA

19 TAC §4.32, §4.33

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 4, Subchapter B, §4.32, concerning students enrolled at more than one institution, and §4.33, concerning the review schedules for Field of Study curricula, without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 387). The amendments will not be re-published.

The amendments eliminate a contradiction in the two sections about the scheduling of compliance reports. Section 4.32(f) required a report every ten years, and §4.33 required a report every five years. Section 4.32(f) is repealed in the proposed changes and §4.33 is clarified to state that the compliance report shall follow the same schedule as accreditation reports. Section 4.33(c) is added to establish a review schedule for updating existing Fields of Study.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823(e), which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to periodically review Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901291

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER D. DUAL CREDIT PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TEXAS PUBLIC COLLEGES

19 TAC §4.84, §4.85

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopts amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter D, Dual Credit Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Texas Public Colleges, §4.84, concerning institutional agreements; and §4.85, concerning dual credit requirements, with changes to correct grammar issues to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 388). The amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule. The rules will be republished.

The following comments were received regarding the amendments:

Comment: Cypress Ridge High School submitted a comment on February 11, 2019 by the Associate Principal and on March 8, 2019, after the comment period ended, by the Principal.

Cypress Ridge High School comments expressed concerns about their perceived impact resulting from the proposed changes to §4.85 (d), which states:

(d) Composition of Class. Dual credit courses may be composed of dual credit students only or of dual and college credit students. Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (e) of this section, exceptions for a mixed class that combines college credit and high school credit-only students [, which would also include high school credit-only students,] may be allowed only when the creation of a high school credit-only class is not financially viable for the high school and only under one of the following conditions:

(1) If the course involved is required for completion under the State Board of Education High School Program graduation requirements, and the high school involved is otherwise unable to offer such a course.

(2) If the high school credit-only students are College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate students.

(3) If the course is a career and technical/college workforce education course and the high school credit-only students are eligible to earn articulated college credit.

Cypress Ridge High School's Principal and Associate Principal commented that they perceived the rule change would prohibit the school from combining College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit students in the same class. They indicated that this would cause challenges in the creation of the school's master schedule.

Staff Response: Staff disagree with the Cypress Ridge High School regarding the impact the rule change would have on the ability for the school to combine AP and dual credit students. The rule change adds a condition that the high school may only combine college credit and high school credit-only students when the creation of a high school credit-only class is not financially viable for the high school. When this condition is met, the proposed rule continues to allow the high school to combine AP or International Baccalaureate students with college credit students.

No changes were made as a result of the comments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Education Code, §28.009(b) and §130.001(b)(3) - (4), which provide the Coordinating Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institutions and public universities with secondary schools.

§4.84.Institutional Agreements.

(a) Need for Institutional Agreements. For any dual credit partnership between a secondary school and a public college, an agreement must be approved by the governing boards or designated authorities (e.g., principal and chief academic officer) of both the public school district or private secondary school and the public college prior to the offering of such courses.

(b) Elements of Institutional Agreements. Any dual credit agreement must address the following elements:

(1) Eligible Courses;

(2) Student Eligibility;

(3) Location of Class;

(4) Student Composition of Class;

(5) Faculty Selection, Supervision, and Evaluation;

(6) Course Curriculum, Instruction, and Grading;

(7) Academic Policies and Student Support Services;

(8) Transcripting of Credit;

(9) Funding; and

(10) Defined sequences of courses, where applicable.

(c) Institutional Agreement between Public Institution of Higher Education and Public School District. Any agreement entered into or renewed between a public institution of higher education and public school district, including a memorandum of understanding or articulation agreement, must:

(1) include specific program goals aligned with the statewide goals developed under TEC 28.009, Subsection (b-1);

(2) establish, or provide a procedure for establishing, the course credits that may be earned under the agreement, including developing a course equivalency crosswalk or other method of equating high school courses with college courses and identifying the number of credits that may be earned for each course completed through the program;

(3) describe the academic supports and, if applicable, guidance that will be provided to students participating in the program;

(4) establish the institution of higher education's and the school district's respective roles and responsibilities in providing the program and ensuring the quality and instructional rigor of the program; and

(5) be posted each year on the institution of higher education's and the school district's respective Internet websites.

§4.85.Dual Credit Requirements.

(a) Eligible Courses.

(1) Courses offered for dual credit by public two-year associate degree granting institutions must be identified as college-level academic courses in the current edition of the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual adopted by the Board or as college-level workforce education courses in the current edition of the Workforce Education Course Manual adopted by the Board.

(2) Courses offered for dual credit by public universities must be in the approved undergraduate course inventory of the university.

(3) A college course offered for dual credit must be:

(A) in the core curriculum of the public institution of higher education providing the credit;

(B) a career and technical education course; or

(C) a foreign language course.

(i) This provision does not apply to a college course for dual credit offered as part of an approved early college education program established under TEC §29.908 or an early college program as defined in this subchapter.

(ii) Any college course for dual credit offered as part of an early college program as defined in this subchapter must be a core curriculum course of the public institution of higher education providing the credit, a career and technical education course, a foreign language course, or a course that satisfies specific degree plan requirements leading to the completion of a Board approved certificate, AA, AS, AAS degree program, or FOSC.

(4) Public colleges may not offer remedial and developmental courses for dual credit.

(b) Student Eligibility.

(1) A high school student is eligible to enroll in academic dual credit courses if the student:

(A) demonstrates college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative as set forth in §4.57 of this title (relating to College Ready and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Standards) on relevant section(s) of an assessment instrument approved by the Board as set forth in §4.56 of this title (relating to Assessment Instrument); or

(B) demonstrates that he or she is exempt under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative as set forth in §4.54 of this title (relating to Exemptions, Exceptions, and Waivers).

(2) A high school student is also eligible to enroll in academic dual credit courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading, writing, and/or mathematics under the following conditions:

(A) Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing:

(i) if the student achieves a minimum score of 4000 on the English II State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End of Course (STAAR EOC); or

(ii) if the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.):

(I) a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or

(II) a score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or

(iii) if the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire.

(B) Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in mathematics:

(i) if the student achieves a minimum score of 4000 on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and passing grade in the Algebra II course; or

(ii) if the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.):

(I) a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or

(II) a score of 510 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or

(iii) if the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire.

(3) A high school student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses contained in a postsecondary Level 1 certificate program, or a program leading to a credential of less than a Level 1 certificate, at a public junior college or public technical institute and shall not be required to provide demonstration of college readiness or dual credit enrollment eligibility.

(4) A high school student is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses contained in a postsecondary Level 2 certificate or applied associate degree program under the following conditions:

(A) Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing:

(i) if the student achieves a minimum score of 4000 on the English II STAAR EOC; or

(ii) if the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.):

(I) a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or

(II) a score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or

(iii) if the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire.

(B) Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in mathematics:

(i) if the student achieves a minimum score of 4000 on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and passing grade in the Algebra II course; or

(ii) if the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (Mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015 and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015 is not allowable.):

(I) a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or

(II) a score of 510 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or

(iii) if the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire.

(C) A student who is exempt from taking STAAR EOC assessments may be otherwise evaluated by an institution to determine eligibility for enrolling in workforce education dual credit courses.

(5) Students who are enrolled in private or non-accredited secondary schools or who are home-schooled must satisfy paragraphs (1) - (4) of this subsection.

(6) To be eligible for enrollment in a dual credit course offered by a public college, students must meet all the college's regular prerequisite requirements designated for that course (e.g., minimum score on a specified placement test, minimum grade in a specified previous course, etc.).

(7) An institution may impose additional requirements for enrollment in courses for dual credit that do not conflict with this section.

(8) An institution is not required, under the provisions of this section, to offer dual credit courses for high school students.

(c) Location of Class. Dual credit courses may be taught on the college campus or on the high school campus. For dual credit courses taught exclusively to high school students on the high school campus and for dual credit courses taught electronically, public colleges shall comply with applicable rules and procedures for offering courses at a distance in Subchapters P and Q of this chapter (relating to Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs for Public Institutions and Approval of Off-Campus and Self-Supporting Courses and Programs for Public Institutions). In addition, dual credit courses taught electronically shall comply with the Board's adopted Principles of Good Practice for Courses Offered Electronically.

(d) Composition of Class. Dual credit courses may be composed of dual credit students only or of dual and college credit students. Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (e) of this section, exceptions for a mixed class that combines college credit and high school credit-only students may be allowed only when the creation of a high school credit-only class is not financially viable for the high school and only under one of the following conditions:

(1) If the course involved is required for completion under the State Board of Education High School Program graduation requirements, and the high school involved is otherwise unable to offer such a course.

(2) If the high school credit-only students are College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate students.

(3) If the course is a career and technical/college workforce education course and the high school credit-only students are eligible to earn articulated college credit.

(e) Faculty Selection, Supervision, and Evaluation.

(1) The college shall select instructors of dual credit courses. These instructors must meet the same standards (including minimal requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) and approval procedures used by the college to select faculty responsible for teaching the same courses at the main campus of the college.

(2) The college shall supervise and evaluate instructors of dual credit courses using the same or comparable procedures used for faculty at the main campus of the college.

(f) Course Curriculum, Instruction, and Grading. The college shall ensure that a dual credit course and the corresponding course offered at the main campus of the college are equivalent with respect to the curriculum, materials, instruction, and method/rigor of student evaluation. These standards must be upheld regardless of the student composition of the class.

(g) Academic Policies and Student Support Services.

(1) Regular academic policies applicable to courses taught at the college's main campus must also apply to dual credit courses. These policies could include the appeal process for disputed grades, drop policy, the communication of grading policy to students, when the syllabus must be distributed, etc.

(2) Students in dual credit courses must be eligible to utilize the same or comparable support services that are afforded college students on the main campus. The college is responsible for ensuring timely and efficient access to such services (e.g., academic advising and counseling), to learning materials (e.g., library resources), and to other benefits for which the student may be eligible.

(h) Transcripting of Credit. For dual credit courses, high school as well as college credit should be transcripted immediately upon a student's completion of the performance required in the course.

(i) Funding.

(1) The state funding for dual credit courses will be available to both public school districts and colleges based on the current funding rules of the State Board of Education (TEC 42.005 (g)) and the Board (TEC 61.059 (p) and (q)).

(2) The college may only claim funding for students getting college credit in core curriculum, career and technical education, and foreign language dual credit courses.

(3) This provision does not apply to students enrolled in approved early college education programs under TEC 29.908.

(4) All public colleges, universities, and health-related institutions may waive all or part of tuition and fees for a Texas high school student enrolled in a course for which the student may receive dual course credit.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901292

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER G. EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS

19 TAC §§4.151 - 4.153, 4.155 - 4.158, 4.160

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter G, Early College High Schools, §§4.151 - 4.153; 4.155 - 4.158, and 4.160, concerning alignment of rules with the addition of Texas Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter N, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Program from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, and standardizes language throughout Chapter 4, Subchapter G, with changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 391). A correction was made to §4.155(d), therefore, the rule will be republished.

The adopted amendments align the rules with the addition of Texas Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter N, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Program from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, and standardize language throughout Chapter 4, Subchapter G.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Education Code, Sections §§29.908, 29.557, and 130.001(b)(3) - (4), which provide the Coordinating Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institutions and public universities with secondary schools.

§4.155.Student Eligibility

(a) Students participating in an ECHS or P-TECH must meet eligibility requirements in accordance with §§4.81 - 4.85 of this title (relating to Dual Credit Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Texas Public Colleges) to enroll in college level courses for dual credit.

(b) A student participating in an ECHS or P-TECH is eligible to enroll in workforce education dual credit courses contained in a postsecondary Level 1 certificate program, or a program leading to a credential of less than a postsecondary Level 1 certificate, at a public junior college or public technical institute and shall not be required to provide demonstration of college readiness or dual credit enrollment eligibility.

(c) An ECHS shall assess each student for readiness to enroll in any academic course, or course contained in a workforce education postsecondary Level 2 certificate or applied associate degree program, prior to the student's enrollment in the course.

(d) For this assessment, an ECHS or P-TECH may use any instrument otherwise approved by the Board for Texas Success Initiative purposes in accordance with §4.54 (relating to Exemptions, Exceptions, and Waivers), §4.56 (relating to Assessment Instrument), and §4.57 (relating to College Ready Standards) of this title.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901293

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


19 TAC §§4.154, 4.159, 4.161

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts the repeal of Chapter 4, Rules Applying to All Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter G, Early College High Schools, §§4.154, 4.159, and 4.161, concerning removing sections of rules which are not supported by statute or current practices pertaining to early college high schools by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or Texas Education Agency without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 392). The rules will not be republished. The repeal of these sections better aligns the Texas Administrative Code with the Texas Education Code and current practices pertaining to early college high schools by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Education Agency.

No comments were received regarding the repeal of these sections.

The repeal of these sections is adopted under the Texas Education Code, §§29.908, 29.557, and 130.001(b)(3) - (4), which provide the Coordinating Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institutions and public universities with secondary schools.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901294

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


CHAPTER 23. EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS

SUBCHAPTER D. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

19 TAC §§23.94 - 23.98, 23.100

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 23, Subchapter D, §§23.94 - 23.98; §23.100, concerning Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 393). Specifically, the amendments will incorporate into existing rules new provisions enacted by House Bill 3803 and House Bill 3088, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, which require the Coordinating Board to seek the maximum amount of federal grant matching funds available through the National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration approved the Coordinating Board's first application for SLRP providers beginning in FY 2020.

The amendments to §23.94 clarify the definition of "full-time service" for SLRP and non-SLRP providers: 40 hours per week for SLRP providers and 32 hours per week for non-SLRP providers. Additionally, a new definition for "SLRP-State Loan Repayment Program" has been added to provide the federal authority under which the SLRP is authorized.

The amendments to §23.95(6) specify the degree requirements for licensed chemical dependency counselors applying for enrollment in the SLRP.

The amendments to §23.96(6) describe the contract terms, including monetary penalties for failure to meet the service obligation and completion of counseling procedures, to which SLRP applicants must agree. The former language has been stricken.

The amendments to §23.97(d)(2) and (f) add SLRP providers to the priority ranking order for each practice specialty and allow the maximum award amounts to be adjusted in the event state funds for all eligible applicants are not sufficient.

The amendments to §23.98 add new language to address additional requirements that SLRP providers must meet to receive SLRP funds.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Education Code, §61.608, which authorizes the Coordinating Board to adopt rules for the administration of the Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals.

This agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901295

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


CHAPTER 27. FIELDS OF STUDY

SUBCHAPTER A. ENGINEERING FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.101 - 27.107

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts the repeal of Chapter 27, Subchapter A, §§27.101 - 27.107 concerning the Engineering Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 395). The rules will not be republished. The adopted repeal eliminates the Engineering Field of Study Advisory Committee in anticipation of establishing separate advisory committees for the subdisciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and other engineering fields.

No comments were received regarding the repeal of these sections.

The repeal is adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901296

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER B. MUSIC FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.123, §27.124

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter B, §27.123 and §27.124, concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Music Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 396). The rules will not be republished. The amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901297

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER C. NURSING FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.143, §27.144

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter C, §27.143 and §27.144 concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Nursing Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 396). The rule will not be republished. The adopted amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901298

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER D. BUSINESS FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.163, §27.164

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter D, §27.163 and §27.164 concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Business Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 397). The rules will not be republished. The adopted amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted 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.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901299

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER E. COMMUNICATIONS FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.183, §27.184

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter E, §27.183 and §27.184 concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Communications Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 398). The rules will not be republished. The amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901300

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER G. MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.223, §27.224

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter G, §27.223 and §27.224, concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 399). The amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901301

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER H. ARCHITECTURE FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §27.243, §27.244

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) adopts amendments to Chapter 27, Subchapter H, §27.243 and §27.244, concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Architecture Field of Study Advisory Committee without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019 issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 399). The amendments renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding these amendments.

The amendments are adopted under the Texas Government Code, Chapter 61, §61.823, which provides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board the authority to form advisory committees to develop Field of Study curricula.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901302

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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


SUBCHAPTER LL. CHEMISTRY FIELD OF STUDY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

19 TAC §§27.841 - 27.847

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Board) adopts new Chapter 27, Subchapter LL, §§27.841 - 27.847, concerning the duration and committee membership terms for the Chemistry Field of Study Advisory Committee, without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 25, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (Volume 44, Number 4, Page 400). The amended rules will not be re-published.

The adopted new sections renew the committee for another four years and align the membership terms with the projected meeting schedule.

No comments were received regarding the new sections.

The new sections are adopted 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 agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

TRD-201901303

Bill Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Effective date: May 22, 2019

Proposal publication date: January 25, 2019

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