Negotiated Rulemaking

Texas Education Code (TEC) Section 61.0331 requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to engage in negotiated rulemaking with institutions of higher education and other affected entities in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 2008, when adopting policies, procedures, or rules relating to certain matters. Texas Administrative Code Rule 1.14, sets forth the THECB's negotiated rulemaking process.

Current Committees

Certain Notations on Student Transcripts [Status/Information] 
House Bill 449, 86th Texas Legislature, relating to a requirement that public and private institutions of higher education include a notation on a student’s transcript under certain circumstances, amends TEC Chapter 51 by adding Section 51.9364, Certain Notations Required on Student Transcripts. The legislation requires the THECB to adopt rules for the administration of this Subchapter.

Core Curriculum Study & Report [Meeting Date TBD]
Senate Bill 25, Sections 8-10, 86th Texas Legislature, amends TEC Section 61.821 by adding Subdivision (4), amends Subchapter S by adding Section 61.8221, and amends Section 61.827. The legislation requires the THECB to establish an advisory committee to assist the Board of the THECB in completing the board’s duties under Section 61.8221 and provide the board with subject matter expertise and analysis. The legislation also requires the THECB to develop rules regarding the recommended core curriculum developed under Section 61.822.

Degree Plan Filing [Status/Information]
Senate Bill 25, Section 4, and House Bill 3808, Section 3, 86th Texas Legislature, both amend TEC Chapter 51.9685 by amending Subsections (b), (c), and (g) and Senate Bill 25 adding Subsection (c-2). The legislation requires the THECB to adopt rules for the administration of this Section.

Recommended Course Sequences [Request for Nominations in November]
Senate Bill 25, Section 5, 86th Texas Legislature, amends TEC Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, by adding Sections 51.96852 and 51.96853

Sexual Harassment/Assault [October 16/October 17 Mtg Info | September 23 Mtg Info
Senate Bill 212 and House Bill 1735, 86th Texas Legislature, relate respectively to the reporting of and the development of policies regarding certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private institutions of higher education. Each bill amends certain sections of TEC Chapter 51. SB 212 requires the THECB to adopt reporting rules. HB 1735 requires the Commissioner of Higher Education to establish an advisory committee to make recommendations to the Board of the THECB regarding rules as necessary to implement and enforce certain provisions of the new legislation and develop recommended training for Title IX coordinators at postsecondary educational institutions.

 

Inquires should be directed to Laurie.Frederick@thecb.state.tx.us.