Texas Education Code

Sec. § 61.821

In this subchapter:


“Core curriculum” means the curriculum in liberal arts, humanities, and sciences and political, social, and cultural history that all undergraduate students of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree.


“Field of study curriculum” means a set of courses that will satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific academic area at a general academic teaching institution.


“Faculty member” means a person who is employed full-time by an institution of higher education as a member of the faculty whose primary duties include teaching, research, academic service, or administration. However, the term does not include a person holding faculty rank who spends a majority of the person’s time for the institution engaged in managerial or supervisory activities, including a chancellor, vice chancellor, president, vice president, provost, associate or assistant provost, or dean.


“Meta major” means a collection of programs of study or academic disciplines that share common foundational skills.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1016, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1584, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1210 (S.B. 25), Sec. 8, eff. June 14, 2019.

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