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Section IV: COC Programs

3.4.13 For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration.



JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

Compliance.

NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE

For each major or concentration in a degree program, the University assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. Responsibility for oversight of each degree program offered through an academic department rests with the department chair and college dean.  Department chairs and faculty are highly qualified and hold terminal degrees in their fields.  In addition, a faculty coordinator (Degree Coordinators) periodically reviews the curriculum in collaboration with other department faculty in the discipline.  In the College of Business Administration some degree programs offer program concentrations. The coordination of these programs is assigned to the dean or associate dean. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has ultimate responsibility for all academic programs.

Degree programs are developed under guidelines provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Policies and Procedures Manual, Degree Program Requests)  and The Texas A&M University System (The Texas A&M University System Policies 03.02.02: Approval Procedures for Degree Programs, Administrative Changes, etc.) which includes the requirement to designate responsibility for the program.  Degree programs follow an internal review process as outlined in the Course and Program Development Procedures before being forwarded to The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for approval.





SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION


SOURCE

LOCATION/Special Instructions

Degree Coordinators

http://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/ie/dc/

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Policies and Procedures Manual, Degree Program Requests http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/UHRI/polprod/dp.htm

Backup Link:

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/thecb-dp.htm
The Texas A&M University System Policies 03.02.02: Approval Procedures for Degree Programs, Administrative Changes, etc.

http://sago.tamu.edu/policy/03-02-02.htm

Backup Link:

http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/sago-regulations-03-02-02.htm

Course and Program Development Procedures http://www.tamiu.edu/archives/3-4-6-TAMIUCourseProg.pdf Adobe Acrobat File


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