This decision was expected based on the response the SAC Faculty Senate received from Dr. Rex Peebles yesterday. While he understood the Senate’s concern about the college’s core curriculum change procedures not being followed by Chancellor Bruce Leslie, the THECB ultimately only follows their own rules.
Date: March 5, 2014 at 9:26:17 AM CST
Subject: Core Curriculum Approved
Sent on behalf of Rex Peebles, Assistant Commissioner, Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research Division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Thank you for submitting your institution’s 2014 Core Curriculum and related documentation for Coordinating Board review. Staff have completed the review and your academic year 2014 Core Curriculum is provided as an attachment. If your institution submitted courses that were not approved, the attachment will also include a list of those courses. No changes or alterations to your institution’s 2014 Core Curriculum may be made.
Your institution’s approved core curriculum courses will be in effect for all incoming students beginning in fall 2014. The Coordinating Board’s website (http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/CoreCurriculumSearch)