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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

House Bill 2504 Compliance

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Below are outlined the requirements per House Bill 2504 as well as Howard College's implementation of those requirements.  All syllabus and curriculum vitae are presented in Adobe PDF format which may require an additional piece of software for your computer to be viewed properly.  Most modern web browsers and computing environments have PDF file viewing capabilities but free viewer software is readily available at www.acrobat.com if needed. 

All public institutions in Texas, other than health-related institutions, are required to post course and faculty information on the institution's website (HB 2504) beginning Fall 2010.

House Bill 2504 - Section 51.974. Internet Access to Course Information

Each institution of higher education, other than a medical and dental unit, as defined by Section 61.003, shall make available to the public on the institution’s Internet website for each undergraduate classroom course offered for credit by the institution: Syllabus, Curriculum Vitae for each instructor, Departmental Budgets (if available), and a Plan for Posting Student Evaluation Results.

Class Syllabus

Online Syllabus Requirements:

Online syllabi must satisfy the standards adopted by the institution.

Syllabi must provide a brief description of each major course requirement, including each major assignment and examination, required/recommended reading, and a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion.

H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

Howard College Syllabus Implementation

Howard College uses our online Class Schedule to gain access to course syllabus information for each course and section available.  This can be accessed from the main Howard College website (www.howardcollege.edu) by mousing over the 'Schedule' item on the main menu.  Select 'Class Schedule (All Campuses)' to navigate to the interactive Class Schedule.  Select the Term, Campus and Department of interest and click 'List Courses.'  A list of available classes and sections are displayed.  Clicking the Course ID (first column on the left) will display the course syllabus for that course / section.  The syllabus is presented in Adobe PDF format for easy viewing.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Requirements:

Curriculum vitae made public on the institution’s Internet website for each regular instructor must list the instructor’s postsecondary education, teaching experience, and significant professional publications.

Curriculum vitae made public on the institution’s Internet website may not include personal information, including the instructor’s home address or home telephone number.

H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974

Howard College CV Implementation

Howard College uses an online Class Schedule to gain access to instructor curriculum vitae information for each course and section available.  This can be accessed from the main Howard College website (www.howardcollege.edu) by mousing over the 'Schedule' item on the main menu.  Select 'Class Schedule (All Campuses)' to navigate to the interactive Class Schedule.  Select the Term, Campus and Department of interest and click 'List Courses.'  A list of available classes and sections are displayed.  Clicking the Instructor name (in the Instructor column) will display the course instructors curriculum vitae.  The CV is presented in Adobe PDF format for easy viewing.

 

Budgets

Departmental Budget Report (if available):

If available, a departmental budget report from the most recent semester or other academic term during which the institution offered the course.

H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974


Howard College Budget Implementation

Howard College budgets are presented below in Adobe PDF format which may require an additional piece of software for your computer to be viewed properly.  Most modern web browsers and computing environments have PDF file viewing capabilities but free viewer software is readily available at www.acrobat.com if needed. 


Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements for Syllabus, Curriculum Vitae, Departmental Budget Reports:

The information required must be accessible from the institution’s Internet website home page by use of not more than three links; searchable by keywords and phrases; and accessible to the public without requiring registration or use of a user name, a password, or another user identification.

The institution shall make the information required available not later than the seventh day after the first day of classes for the semester or other academic term during which the course is offered.

The institution shall continue to make the information available on the institution’s Internet website until at least the second anniversary of the date on which the institution initially posted the information.

H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974


Howard College Additional Requirements Strategy

All syllabus and curriculum vitae information is available in 3 clicks and is searchable via the Howard College class schedule accessible from the main HC website.  All information is posted according to the required timeline and is made available by the seventh class day.  All information is retained for a minimum of two years from the date the information is initially posted.

 

Standards for Compliance  

Section 51.974 - Standards for Compliance (Syllabus and Curriculum Vitae Online Information and Plan to Make Evaluations Available Online):

The institution shall update the information required as soon as practicable after the information changes.

The governing body of the institution shall designate an Administrator to be responsible for ensuring implementation. The administrator may assign duties under this section to one or more administrative employees.

Not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, each institution of higher education shall submit a written report regarding the institution’s compliance with this section to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the presiding officer of each legislative standing committee with primary jurisdiction over higher education.

Institutions of higher education included in this section shall conduct end-of-course student evaluations of faculty and develop a plan to make evaluations available on the institution’s website.

H.B. 2504 – Section 51.974


Howard College Compliance

All information is updated as needed when course information or instructor specifications change.  An updated version is put in place showing correct information.  An administrative position has been assigned to ensure implementation with duties delegated to additional administrative employees.