Review and Approval of Online Courses and Programs

Policy number: 
06.030
Policy description: 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has transferred the authority to approve electronically delivered undergraduate and Master’s level courses and degree programs to the university governing boards. This policy is intended to ensure high quality instruction, all programs the flexibility to compete in a highly competitive digital environment, encourage faculty to participate in distributed learning, and meet federal and state guidelines.

Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Terri Day
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Division of Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Monday, February 1, 1999

Last updated: 

Date: 
2016-10-19
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to reflect changes in technology/terminology (from “distributed learning” courses to “online” courses, etc). The revisions resulted in a total overhaul of content, with changes related to definitions, clarifications and reorganization. Effective 10/19/2016.
Date: 
2011-04-01
Action: 
Review without revision
Date: 
2003-06-01
Action: 
Revision