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GENERAL INFORMATION

INSTITUTIONAL MISSION
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in their chosen profession in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. A&M International provides students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, Texas A&M International University embodies a strategic point of delivery for well-defined programs and services that improve the quality of life for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY
Established as an upper level center in 1970, the University has evolved into a 4-year institution with authority to develop doctoral level programs. The University has operated as Texas A&I University at Laredo (1970-1976), Laredo State University (1977-1992), and, since 1993, Texas A&M International University, a member of The Texas A&M University System.

LOCATION
As its name implies, Texas A&M International University is an international university, poised at the Gateway to México and serving as the intellectual center of a vibrant bilingual and bicultural community.

Laredo is 156 miles south of San Antonio, 158 miles west of Corpus Christi, and 153 miles north of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México. Laredo is at an enviable crossroads of international business and life. Its history is hallmarked by seven sovereign flags and people of all races and nations seem drawn by a colorful environment and tropical climate that affords a pleasant lifestyle for all.

Over 237,396 people call Laredo home and the city is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and the United States.

The Río Grande river winds its way between Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Nuevo Laredo is home to over 348,387 people and offers its own rich culture, history and traditions, most proudly shared by the peoples of Los Dos Laredos.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
In compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 11246, Texas A&M International University is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Texas A&M International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era status.

This University will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreements for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the State of Texas require institutions to demonstrate the outcomes and effectiveness of their programs and services. Information necessary to determine institutional effectiveness may take the form of surveys, focus groups or evaluations. Students will be expected to participate in the collection of this information.

THE SUE AND RADCLIFFE KILLAM LIBRARY
Students and faculty at Texas A&M International University benefit from an attractive library facility that is well equipped to handle traditional print library resources as well as the rapidly expanding electronic library services. It houses more than 259,086 bound volumes, 1,079,218 microfiche and microfilm and over 51,218 state and federal documents. Library users have access to 1,464 print subscriptions and approximately 28,895electronic journals in full text or full image. Other research resources include over 46,000 electronic books.

The Texas A&M International University library belongs to TexShare, a state-wide resource sharing network featuring joint electronic databases, and the following state-wide services: an interlibrary loan agreement supported by a courier service and Internet document delivery and a universal library ID card. It is also a member of OCLC, the largest library network in North America, which makes the collections of other institutions available to our library through interlibrary loan. The library also belongs to a consortium of other Texas A&M University System libraries which shares the Endeavor Voyager library automation system. More information on the Killam Library is available on the university web page (http://library.tamiu.edu).

RETENTION STATEMENT
The University is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with an excellent curriculum and support services designed to assist the students to be successful in achieving their individual goals in a reasonable period of time. Entering first year students are offered the opportunity to enroll in a Freshman Year Experience course designed to introduce the students to University resources while enhancing their writing and other academic survival skills. All students have access to a University supported tutoring center.

The 6-year graduation rate for the first freshman class at Texas A&M International University enrolled in Fall 2002 is 41%.

STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT,
PUBLIC LAW 101-542 AND AMENDMENTS THERETO
This act is designed to provide prospective or entering students with information concerning (a) campus security policies and procedures, security services available, campus crime statistics, and alcohol and drug use policies; (b) completion or graduation rate of full-time certification-seeking or degree-seeking undergraduate students; and (c) graduation rate of student athletes who receive athletic scholarships. The information concerning campus security is published yearly by the University Police Department and is available on the Internet at: http://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/police/Crime.htm. The graduation rate for the first freshman class at Texas A&M International University enrolled Fall 2002 is 41%.

TUITION REBATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
The state of Texas is providing financial incentives for students who complete their undergraduate degree with no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for graduation. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credits earned through examinations, courses dropped after the official census date, for credit developmental courses, internship and cooperative courses, and repeated courses. The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000.

To be eligible for rebates under this program, students must have: (1) enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the Fall 1997 semester or later, (2) receive the baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university, and (3) been a resident of Texas and entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.

Students desiring to qualify for the tuition rebate are responsible for complying with all university rules and regulations related to the administration of the program, and are solely responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for the rebate.

Students who transfer from another institution, including out-of-state institutions, shall provide the university with official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended in order that the total number of hours attempted may be verified.

Tuition rebates shall be reduced by the amount of any outstanding loan, including an emergency loan, owed to or guaranteed by the state. If a student has an outstanding student loan, the institution shall apply the amount of the rebate to the loan.

Application forms and instructions are available in the Office of the Registrar.

SUPPLEMENTARY UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS

Student Handbook (published by the Office of Student Affairs available online)

Student Financial Aid Handbook (published by the Office of Financial Aid available online)

Class Schedule (published by the Office of the Registrar available online)

Faculty Handbook (published by the Provost’s Office available online)

 

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