SACS Principles of Accreditation

Section III: COC Comprehensive Standards

3.2.4 The governing board is free from undue influence from political, religious, or other external bodies, and protects the institution from such influence.



JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

Compliance.

NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

The Texas A&M University Board of Regents is free from undue influence from political, religious, or other external bodies, and protects the institution from such influence. The provisions of the Texas Ethics Commission, Sub Chapter A. General Provisions, 571.001. Purpose regulates elections and prohibits undue influence. The Commission thereby protects the constitutional right of the governed to apply to their government for the redress of grievances by achieving the following objectives:

  1. to control and reduce the cost of elections;
  2. to eliminate opportunities for undue influence over elections and governmental actions;
  3. to disclose fully information related to expenditures and contributions for elections and for petitioning the government;
  4. to enhance the potential for individual participation in electoral and governmental processes; and
  5. to ensure the public’s confidence and trust in its government.
This section of the Government Code also prescribes the procedures to be followed for filing a complaint. If a violation of a law administered and enforced by the Commission has occurred, the Commission may issue and enforce a cease and desist order, issue an order to require compliance and/or impose a civil penalty.

Members of The Texas A&M University Board of Regents are required to file a financial statement with the Texas Ethics Commission on an annual basis. The Texas A&M University System Policy 07.01: Ethics Policy, TAMUS Employees specifically addresses principles of ethical standards and conflict of interest which apply to all system employees regardless of rank or position. The Board of Regents has also adopted other policies, such as The Texas A&M University System Policy 01.01: Scope and Authority of Policies, that allow for the conduct of business without undue influence from political, religious or other external bodies.




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SOURCE

LOCATION/Special Instructions

Texas Ethics Commission, Sub Chapter A. General Provisions, 571.001. Purpose

http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/statutes/03ch571.htm#571.001

Backup Link:

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/03ch571.htm#571.001

The Texas A&M University System Policy 07.01: Ethics Policy, TAMUS Employees

http://sago.tamu.edu/policy/07-01.htm

Backup Link:

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/07-01.htm

The Texas A&M University System Policy 01.01: Scope and Authority of Policies

http://sago.tamu.edu/policy/01-01.htm

Backup Link:

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/01-01.htm



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