TMCC Policy Manual: Curricula, Teaching and Research

Policies 6000-6999: Curricula, Teaching and Research


Courses and Curricula

Policy 6010: Addition of Programs and Departments

It is the policy of the Board of Regents that before any new degree, major, program, department, school, college, center, institute, or other structural organization may be added, such proposal must be approved by the Board of Regents.

Responsible Office(s): Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA)

Procedure: The procedures for such additions are available on the Board of Regents website.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 6502: Academic Standards

Students and faculty of TMCC are jointly responsible to maintain academic standards. Faculty have the responsibility to create an atmosphere in which students may display their knowledge. Students have the responsibility to rely upon their own knowledge and resources in the evaluation process.

Responsible Office(s): VPAA

Procedure: Rules and disciplinary procedures are available on the Board of Regents website.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 6503: Intellectual Property Policy

TMCC respects the intellectual property rights of its faculty, staff and students.

Responsible Office(s): VPAA

Procedure: The full policy and procedures are available on the Board of Regents website.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 6505: Use of Copyrighted Materials for Education Purposes

TMCC is committed to the appropriate use of copyrighted materials, in any medium, consistent with the spirit and the letter of the U.S. Copyright Law. Faculty and staff should be aware that federal copyright laws and requirements limit the type and amount of material that can be copied for classroom use, included in a course packet, placed on reserve in the library, or posted on the Web. TMCC does not support unauthorized copyright use in any form.

Responsible Office(s): TMCC Legal Counsel | VPAA

Procedure: U.S. Copyright Law

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 6520: Community College/University Articulation Policy

Transfer and articulation policies for TMCC are regulated in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14.

Responsible Office(s): VPAA

Procedure: Procedures are available on the Board of Regents website.

Updated: October 15, 2013

Policy 6525: Specialized Accreditation

The College supports specialized accreditation by the appropriate professional associations for many of its programs. Specialized accreditation evaluates professional and occupational education at the program level. Specialized accreditation is only sought if such accreditation has a significant impact on career and employment prospects of the graduates of a program.

Responsible Office(s): VPAA

Procedure: The dean of an area seeking specialized accreditation submits a written request to the VPAA with justification of the request that includes the value added for the students and the College as well as the initial costs, annual membership costs, and frequency of site visits.

Updated: October 15, 2013