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Module Two: Texas House Bill 2504
Public Access to Course Information Web Site
State of TexasDuring the 2009 legislative session, the Texas Legislature passed a bill designated House Bill 2504 that mandates that all public institutions of higher learning in the State of Texas make available to the public certain information concerning undergraduate academic programs. This bill mandates that certain information, including class syllabi, instructor-of-record CVs and cost of attendance (if available) must be readily accessible on the institution’s website (specifically no more than three clicks from the main web-page and without password protection). The effective date to comply with certain requirements of the bill is August 31, 2010.
 
Each institution of higher education, other than a medical and dental unit, is to make available certain course information to the public on the institution's Internet Web site. In addition, the university must post information about work-study opportunities and departmental budgets. This information must be:
  1. accessible from the institution's Internet website home page by use of not more than three links;
  2. searchable by keywords and phrases;
  3. accessible to the public without requiring registration or use of a user name, a password, or another user identification;
  4. 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; and
  5. 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.

 

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