TITLE 19. EDUCATION

PART 1. TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

CHAPTER 3. RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OR INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS REGARDING ELECTRONIC REPORTING OPTION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES; AMNESTY

SUBCHAPTER A. ELECTRONIC REPORTING AND AMNESTY FOR STUDENTS REPORTING CERTAIN INCIDENTS

19 TAC §3.16

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes new §3.16, Required Transcript Notation When a Student is Ineligible to Reenroll due to Non-academic or Non-financial Reason, in Chapter 3, Subchapter A, concerning Electronic Reporting and Amnesty for Students Reporting Certain Incidents. The new section requires transcript notation when a student is ineligible to reenroll due to non-academic or non-financial reasons. The intent of the amendments is to update existing rules to align with new and current statute and rule references regarding notations on transcripts. The amended rules will affect students ineligible to reenroll in a Public and Private or Independent Institutions of Higher Education in Texas.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board also proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to the new transcript notation requirements. Chapter 4, Subchapter A, §4.2 would be amended to reference authority provided by TEC §51.9364. Chapter 4, Subchapter A, §4.7 will be amended to reference Chapter 3, Subchapter A, §3.16 requirements.

Specifically, these revisions provide instruction to institutions of higher education and private or independent institutions of higher education regarding transcript notations for students ineligible to reenroll for a reason other than academic or financial. The revision also adds guidelines for transcript notation removal.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Silverman also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the section will be tougher public security and higher awareness of potential personal risks at institutions of higher education. There is no additional effect on small businesses that grant postsecondary degrees. There is no impact on other small businesses, micro businesses, or rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the proposed rule will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the rule will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the rule will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the proposed rule will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the rule proposal will create a new rule;

(6) the proposed rule will not limit an existing rule

(7) the proposed rule will not change the number of individuals subject to the rule; and

(8) the proposed rule will not affect the state's economy.

Comments may be submitted via mail to Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 rule is proposed under the Texas Education Code Section 51.9364, which provides for certain notations required on student transcripts.

The amendment and new section support Texas Education Code, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education.

§3.16.Required Transcript Notation When a Student is Ineligible to Reenroll due to Non-academic or Non-financial Reason.

(a) Each postsecondary educational institution as defined by Texas Education Code 51.9364 will publish its process for transcript notations. "Ineligible to reenroll" will be defined by the notating postsecondary educational institution.

(b) For students ineligible to reenroll in a postsecondary educational institution for a reason other than academic or financial, including, but not limited to disciplinary actions, each postsecondary educational institution must include on the student's transcript a notation stating the student is ineligible to reenroll in the postsecondary educational institution for a reason other than academic or financial. The postsecondary educational institution must use language to indicate the student is ineligible to reenroll in the institution, regardless of instructional modality. The postsecondary educational institution is neither required nor prohibited from stating the specific reason for ineligibility.

(c) If a student withdraws from the postsecondary educational institution prior to final resolution of the postsecondary educational institution's published disciplinary process that may result in the student becoming ineligible to reenroll for a reason other than an academic or financial reason, the postsecondary educational institution:

(1) may not end the disciplinary process until the postsecondary educational institution makes a final determination of responsibility, including, if applicable, a determination of whether the student will be ineligible to reenroll in the postsecondary educational institution for a reason other than an academic or financial reason; and

(2) shall include on the student's transcript the notation required under subsection (b) of this section if, as a result of the disciplinary process, the student is ineligible to reenroll in the postsecondary educational institution for a reason other than an academic or financial reason.

(d) Upon request by a student, a postsecondary educational institution may remove from a student's transcript a notation required under subsection (b) of this section if:

(1) the student becomes eligible to reenroll in the postsecondary educational institution; or

(2) the postsecondary educational institution determines that good cause exists to remove the notation.

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 October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903599

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206


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

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

19 TAC §4.2

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes to amend Chapter 4, Subchapter A, §4.2 to include reference authority provided by Texas Education Code (TEC) TEC §51.9364. This revision provides instruction to institutions of higher education and private or independent institutions of higher education regarding transcript notations for students ineligible to reenroll for a reason other than academic or financial. The revision also adds guidelines for transcript notation removal.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Silverman also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the section will be tougher public security and higher awareness of potential personal risks at institutions of higher education. There is no additional effect on small businesses that grant postsecondary degrees. There is no impact on other small businesses, micro businesses, or rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the proposed amendment will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the proposed amendment will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the proposed amendment will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the proposed amendment will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the proposed amendment will not create a new rule;

(6) the proposed amendment will not limit an existing rule;

(7) the proposed amendment will not change the number of individuals subject to the rule; and

(8) the proposed amendment will not affect the state's economy.

Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 Education Code Section 51.9364, which provides for certain notations required on student transcripts.

The amendment supports Texas Education Code, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education.

§4.2.Authority.

Unless otherwise noted in a section, the authority for these provisions is provided by Texas Education Code, §51.9364 and §61.051 which describes the Board's role in the Texas system of higher education.

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 October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903600

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206


19 TAC §4.7

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to new transcript notation requirements. Chapter 4, Subchapter A, §4.7, concerning Student Transcripts, would be amended to add new subsection (e) to reference requirements in Chapter 3, Subchapter A, §3.16.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board also proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to the new transcript notation requirements. Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Section §4.2 will be amended to reference authority provided by TEC §51.9364. Chapter 4, Subchapter A, §4.7 will be amended to reference Chapter 3, Subchapter A, §3.16 requirements.

Specifically, these revisions provide instruction to institutions of higher education and private or independent institutions of higher education regarding transcript notations for students ineligible to reenroll for a reason other than academic or financial. The revision also adds guidelines for transcript notation removal.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Silverman also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the section will be tougher public security and higher awareness of potential personal risks at institutions of higher education. There is no additional effect on small businesses that grant postsecondary degrees. There is no impact on other small businesses, micro businesses, or rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the rule will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the rule will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the rule will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the rule will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the rule will not create a new rule;

(6) the rule will not limit an existing rule;

(7) the rule will not change the number of individuals subject to the rule; and

(8) the rule will not affect the state's economy.

Comments may be submitted via mail to Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 amended rule is proposed under the Texas Education Code Section 51.9364, which provides for certain notations required on student transcripts.

The amendment supports Texas Education Code, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education.

§4.7.Student Transcripts.

(a) Student transcripts shall contain a record of each state funded course attempted by a student at the transcripting institution after January 1, 1998. This includes all courses for which the student was enrolled as of the official census date each term, including developmental education courses, courses that were not completed, courses that were dropped, and courses that were repeated.

(b) The student transcript or an addendum to the transcript certified by the appropriate institutional official shall contain a record of the student's status in regard to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The document should include the status for each section of a test taken for TSI purposes (reading, mathematics, writing) with information as to how the student met the TSI requirement. The information provided should enable receiving institutions to use the transcript or the addendum as a single source of information to determine the student's TSI status.

(c) Student transcripts created after September 1, 2000 should be maintained by the institutions in a format suitable for electronic interchange. The format of transcripts shall be the format that is used to store the most transcripts by Texas institutions of higher education as of September 1, 1998 or another format adopted by a majority of the members of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

(d) Student transcripts or an addendum to the transcript certified by the appropriate institutional official shall identify all courses completed in satisfaction of the core curriculum as specified in §4.28(h) of this title (relating to Transfer of Credit, Core Curriculum and Field of Study Curricula).

(e) Transcript notations are required for students ineligible to reenroll for a reason other than academic or financial as specified in Chapter 3, Subchapter B, Rule §3.16.

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 October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903601

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206


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

19 TAC §4.85

The Texas Higher Coordinating Board proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to the degree plan requirements of proposed new subchapter T. Chapter 4, Subchapter D, concerning Dual Credit Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Texas Public Colleges, §4.85, Dual Credit Requirements, subsection (g) would be amended by adding a reference to degree plan requirements of the proposed new subchapter T.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Stacey Silverman has also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the amendment will be the efficient progress and graduation of students at public 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 small businesses, micro businesses, and rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the proposed amendment will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the proposed amendment will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the proposed amendment will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the proposed amendment will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the proposed amendment will not create a new rule;

(6) the proposed amendment will not limit an existing rule;

(7) the proposed amendment will not change the number of individuals subject to the rule; and

(8) the proposed amendment will positively affect the state's economy.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted by mail to Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 to §4.85 is proposed under the Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.9685, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to adopt rules through the negotiated rulemaking process necessary for administration and to ensure compliance of required filing of degree plans by students.

The amendment affects TEC, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education, Subchapter Z Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 51.9685 Required Filing of Degree Plan.

§4.85.Dual Credit Requirements.

(a) - (e) (No change.)

(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.

(3) A student enrolled in dual credit courses at an institution of higher education shall file a degree plan with the institution as prescribed by §4.344 of this chapter (relating to Degree Plans for a Student Enrolled in Dual Credit Courses).

(h) (No change.)

(i) (No change.)

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

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903604

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206


SUBCHAPTER T. REQUIRED DEGREE PLANNING

19 TAC §§4.340 - 4.347

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposes new rules for inclusion in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, as new Subchapter T, §§4.340 - 4.347, concerning required degree plans for students at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

The Texas Higher Coordinating Board also proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to the degree plan requirements of the proposed new Subchapter T. Chapter 4, Subchapter D, concerning Dual Credit Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Texas Public Colleges, would be amended by adding reference to degree plan requirements of the proposed new Subchapter T in 4.85(g), concerning Dual Credit Requirements. Chapter 9, concerning Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter L, concerning Multidisciplinary Studies Associate Degrees, §9.555, concerning Student Advising, would also be amended to reference the proposed new Subchapter T.

Specifically, this new subchapter will require degree plans to be filed for students early in their enrollment at public institutions of higher education and includes provision for degree plans for students enrolled in dual credit courses.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Stacey Silverman has also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the new subchapter will be the efficient progress and graduation of students at public 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 small businesses, micro businesses, and rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the rules will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the rules will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the rules will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the rules will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the rules will create new rules;

(6) the rules will not limit existing rules;

(7) the rules will not change the number of individuals subject to the rules; and

(8) the rules will positively affect the state's economy.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted by mail to Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 subchapter in the TAC is proposed under the Texas Education Code (TEC), §51.9685, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to adopt rules through the negotiated rulemaking process necessary for administration and to ensure compliance of required filing of degree plans by students.

The new subchapter affects TEC, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education, Subchapter Z, Miscellaneous Provisions, §51.9685 Required Filing of Degree Plan.

§4.340.Purpose.

The purpose of this subchapter is to ensure students file degree plans adhering to institutional process early in their enrollment at public institutions of higher education and graduate from their degree programs without excess hours.

§4.341.Authority.

Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.9685, Required Filing of Degree Plan, authorizes the Board to adopt rules necessary for the administration of the section and to ensure compliance.

§4.342.Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) Degree plan - defined in TEC Section 51.9685 (a) (1) A statement of the course of study requirements that an undergraduate student at an institution of higher education must complete in order to be awarded an associate or bachelor's degree from the institution.

(2) Institution of higher education - has the meaning assigned by TEC Section 61.003 (8).

(3) Board or Coordinating Board - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

(4) Dual credit courses - College courses in which an eligible high school student enrolls and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and the high school.

(5) Associate degree program - A grouping of subject matter courses which, when satisfactorily completed by a student, will entitle the student to an associate degree from an institution of higher education.

(6) Bachelor's degree program - Any grouping of subject matter courses which, when satisfactorily completed by a student, will entitle the student to a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

§4.343.Degree Plans for a Student Enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor's Degree Program.

(a) A student enrolled in an associate or bachelor's degree program at an institution of higher education must file a degree plan with the institution after the 12th class day but before the end of the semester or term immediately following the semester or term in which the student earned a cumulative total of 30 or more semester credit hours for coursework successfully completed by the student, including transfer courses, international baccalaureate courses, dual credit courses, and any other course for which the institution the student attends has awarded the student college course credit, including course credit awarded by examination.

(b) A student who enrolls in an associate or bachelor's degree program at an institution of higher education for the first time with a cumulative total of 30 or more semester credit hours, shall file a degree plan with the institution after the 12th class day but before the end of the semester of first enrollment.

§4.344.Degree Plans for a Student Enrolled in Dual Credit Courses.

A student enrolled in dual credit courses at an institution of higher education shall file a degree plan with the institution not later than:

(1) the end of the second regular semester or term immediately following the semester or term in which the student earned a cumulative total of 15 or more semester credit hours of course credit for dual credit courses successfully completed by the student at that institution; or

(2) if the student begins the student's first semester or term at the institution with 15 or more semester credit hours of course credit for dual credit courses successfully completed by the student, the end of the student's second regular semester or term at the institution.

§4.345.Responsibilities of Institutions.

In accordance with TEC 51.9685(d) and (f), institutions shall.:

(1) Provide students information about the degree plan filing requirement and options for academic advising, including electronic communication; and

(2) Notify students failing to file a degree plan and shall not provide official transcripts to the students until a degree plan is filed.

§4.346.Responsibilities of Students.

In accordance with TEC 51.9685(e) (1) and (2), students shall.:

(1) File a degree plan with the institution as specified in this subchapter;

(2) Notify appropriate offices at the institution of higher education of changes in their choice of degree programs; and

(3) Enroll in courses consistent with the filed degree plan.

§4.347.Institutional Compliance.

The Board reserves the right to audit institutional student records at any time to ensure compliance with any of the conditions of this subchapter.

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 October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903602

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206


CHAPTER 9. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

SUBCHAPTER L. MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES ASSOCIATE DEGREES

19 TAC §9.555

The Texas Higher Coordinating Board proposes to amend existing rules to include reference to the degree plan requirements of the proposed new subchapter T. Chapter 9 Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges, Subchapter L Multidisciplinary Studies Associate Degrees §9.555 would be amended to reference the proposed new subchapter T.

Dr. Stacey Silverman, Interim Assistant commissioner for Academic Quality and Workforce, has determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, there will not be any fiscal implications to state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the rules.

Dr. Silverman has also determined that for each year of the first five years the section is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of administering the section will be the efficient progress and graduation of students at public 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 small businesses, micro businesses, and rural communities.

Government Growth Impact Statement

(1) the rule will not create or eliminate a government program;

(2) implementation of the rule will not require the creation or elimination of employee positions;

(3) implementation of the rule will not require an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4) the rule will not require an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5) the rule will not create a new rule;

(6) the rule will not limit an existing rule; and

(7) the rule will not change the number of individuals subject to the rule.

(8) the rule will positively affect the state's economy

Comments on the proposal may be submitted by mail to Stacey Silverman, Interim 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 amended rule is proposed under the Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.9685, which provides the Coordinating Board with the authority to adopt rules through the negotiated rulemaking process necessary for administration and to ensure compliance of required filing of degree plans by students.

The amendment affects TEC, Chapter 51 Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education, Subchapter Z Miscellaneous Provisions, Section 51.9685 Required Filing of Degree Plan.

§9.555.Student Advising

A student enrolled in a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program shall file a degree plan as prescribed by TAC Chapter 4, Subchapter T. The [Notwithstanding Texas Education Code §51.9685, before the beginning of the regular semester or term immediately following the semester or term in which a student successfully completes a cumulative total of 30 or more semester credit hours for coursework in a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program established under this section, the] student must meet with an academic advisor to complete a degree plan, as defined by §9.553 of this title (relating to Multidisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Program) [(relating to Multidisciplinary Studies Associate Degree Program], that:

(1) Accounts for all remaining credit hours required for the completion of the degree program; and

(2) Emphasizes the student's transition to a particular four-year college or university that the student chooses; and

(3) Preparations for the student's intended field of study or major at the four-year college or university.

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 October 7, 2019.

TRD-201903603

William Franz

General Counsel

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 17, 2019

For further information, please call: (512) 427-6206