§ 61.051 Coordination of Institutions of Public Higher Education
§ 61.0512 Board Approval of Academic Programs
§ 61.05121 State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
§ 61.05122 Graduate Medical Education Requirement for New Medical Degree Programs
§ 61.0513 Court Reporter Programs
§ 61.0514 Integrated Coursework
§ 61.0515 Semester Credit Hours Required for Baccalaureate Degree
§ 61.05151 Semester Credit Hours Required for Associate Degree
§ 61.0517 Applied Stem Courses
§ 61.052 List of Courses; Annual Submission to Board
§ 61.0521 Recognition of Competency-Based Education Degree Plans for Members of Texas Military Forces
§ 61.053 Board Orders; Notice
§ 61.054 Expenditures for Programs Disapproved by Board
§ 61.055 Partnerships or Affiliations
§ 61.056 Review of Legislation Establishing Additional Institutions
§ 61.057 Promotion of Teaching Excellence
§ 61.0571 Board Assistance to Institutions
§ 61.0572 Construction Funds and Development of Physical Plants
§ 61.058 New Construction and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects
§ 61.0581 Powers Unaffected by Certain Constitutional Amendment
§ 61.05821 Condition of Buildings and Facilities; Annual Report Required
§ 61.0583 Audit of Facilities
§ 61.059 Appropriations
§ 61.0592 Funding for Courses Provided During Off-Peak Hours At Certain Institutions
§ 61.0593 Student Success-Based Funding Recommendations
§ 61.0594 Coordinated Funding of Graduate Medical Education
§ 61.0595 Funding for Certain Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours
§ 61.0596 University Funding for Excellence in Specific Programs and Fields; Incentive Grants
§ 61.060 Control of Public Junior Colleges
§ 61.061 Policies, Rules, and Regulations Respecting Junior Colleges
§ 61.062 Powers Respecting Junior Colleges
§ 61.063 Listing and Certification of Junior Colleges
§ 61.064 Cooperative Undertakings With Private Colleges and Universities
§ 61.065 Reporting; Accounting
§ 61.0651 Management Policies
§ 61.0661 Opportunities for Graduate Medical Education
§ 61.0662 Information On Research Conducted by Institutions
§ 61.0663 Inventory of Postsecondary Educational Programs and Services for Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
§ 61.0664 Collection and Study of Data On Participation of Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Higher Education
§ 61.06641 Access to Higher Education for Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Advisory Council
§ 61.0665 Study On Use and Availability of Electronic Textbooks
§ 61.0668 Open Educational Resources Grant Program
§ 61.06691 Study On Shortages in Certain Health Professions
§ 61.06692 Study Comparing Postsecondary Educational Outcomes for Certain Traditional and Nontraditional Students
§ 61.06693 Study Regarding Streamlining Physician Licensing Requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
§ 61.06695 Study On Religious Studies Program At Texas Southern University
§ 61.067 Contracts
§ 61.068 Gifts, Grants, Donations
§ 61.069 Board Role in Establishing Best Practices
§ 61.071 Student Representatives On Certain Board Advisory Committees
§ 61.072 Regulation of Foreign Student Tuition
§ 61.073 Allocation of Funds for Tuition and Fee Exemptions
§ 61.074 Official Grade Point Average
§ 61.075 Courses Benefitting Military Installations
§ 61.076 P-16 Council
§ 61.07611 Developmental Education Plan; Report
§ 61.0762 Programs to Enhance Student Success
§ 61.07621 Texas Governor’s Schools
§ 61.0764 Medical Dual Credit Pilot Program
§ 61.0766 Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies
§ 61.077 Academic Advising Assessment
§ 61.0771 Distance Learning Master Plan
§ 61.0775 Business Research and Development
§ 61.0776 Center for Financial Aid Information
§ 61.07761 Financial Aid and Other Trusteed Funds Allocation
§ 61.07762 Application for State Financial Aid
§ 61.07764 Annual Report Regarding Student Loan Data
§ 61.0777 Uniform Standards for Publication of Cost of Attendance Information
§ 61.0778 Online Information Regarding Certain Career Educational Entities
§ 61.079 Waste Management Degree Programs and Research
§ 61.080 Continuing Study of Minority Participation in Higher Education
§ 61.0816 Information Regarding Higher Education Authorities
§ 61.0817 Individual Development Account Information Program
§ 61.082 Research
§ 61.08205 Research On Substance Use Disorders and Addiction
§ 61.0821 Research On Border Region Environmental Issues
§ 61.0822 Contract With Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
§ 61.084 Training for Members of Governing Boards
§ 61.0841 Intensive Short Course for Appointed Members of Governing Boards
§ 61.085 On-Line Surplus Property Resource
§ 61.087 Matching Scholarships to Retain Students in Texas
§ 61.089 State Science and Engineering Fairs
§ 61.0899 Assistance in Certain Rural Health Care Loan Reimbursement and Stipend Programs
§ 61.090 Pilot Centers for Advancement of Quality in Long-Term Care
§ 61.0901 Incentives to Promote Retention and Graduation of Nursing Students
§ 61.0902 Publication of Performance Data of General Academic Teaching Institutions
§ 61.09021 Comparison Tool
§ 61.0903 Certificate of Recognition for Major Donors to Institutions of Higher Education
§ 61.0904 Review of Institutional Groupings
§ 61.0906 Tracking System for Medical Training and Practice Choices
§ 61.0908 Designation of Liaison Officer to Assist Students Formerly in Foster Care
§ 61.0909 Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Exchange of Information for Students Formerly in Foster Care
§ 61.09091 Strategies to Incentivize Cybersecurity Degree Programs
§ 61.09092 Coordination of Cybersecurity Coursework Development

Terms Used In Texas Education Code Chapter 61 > Subchapter C - Powers and Duties of Board

  • Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Home-rule municipality: means a municipality designated by Chapter Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle designed principally to transport persons or property on a public roadway and includes a passenger car, van, station wagon, sports utility vehicle, and truck. See Texas Local Government Code 334.101
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rental: means an agreement by the owner of a motor vehicle to authorize for not longer than 30 days the exclusive use of that vehicle to another for consideration. See Texas Local Government Code 334.101
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005