§4.242: Definitions

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

(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education.

(3) Closing the Gaps by 2015--The state's master plan for higher education in Texas, adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, directed at closing educational gaps within Texas, as well as between Texas and other states, and which has four goals: to close the gaps in student participation, student success, excellence, and research.

(4) Coordinating Board Grant and Program Evaluation Fidelity Scale--

(A) 1 = serious departure from the requirements of the program;

(B) 2 = minor departures from requirements noted; and

(C) 3 = in complete accordance.

(5) Degree program--Any grouping of subject matter courses which, when satisfactorily completed by a student, entitles the student to a degree from an institution of higher education.

(6) Institution of Higher Education or Institution--Any public technical institute, public junior college, public senior college or university, medical or dental unit, or other agency of higher education as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003.

(7) Student Recruitment--Identification and enrollment of students that represent the population of Texas.

(8) Student Retention or Persistence Rate--The rate at which students persist in higher education, often as measured by the percentage of students who continue in higher education from one year to the succeeding year.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.242 adopted to be effective November 25, 2009, 34 TexReg 8318