During the 2009 legislative session, the Texas Legislature passed legislation designated HB 2504 that mandates that public institutions of higher learning in the State of Texas make available to the public certain information concerning undergraduate classroom courses offered for credit.
For TSTC, these items are available for each of our campuses here, by selecting the campus in the above campus links, you will have access to the required curriculum vitae, syllabus, and budget items.
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.
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.
If available, a departmental budget report from the most recent semester or other academic term during which the institution offered the course.
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.