Law:Title 3. Higher Education. Subtitle C. The University Of Texas System from Chapter 77. The University Of Texas--pan American (Texas)

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Subtitle C. The University Of Texas System

Contents

Chapter 77. The University Of Texas--pan American

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  77.01.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Board" means the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

(2)  "University" means The University of Texas--Pan American.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 305, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  77.02.  Effect Of Chapter.

The powers granted by this chapter to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System are in addition to other powers that are or may be conferred by law.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Subchapter B. The University Of Texas--pan American

Section  77.11.  The University Of Texas--pan American.

The University of Texas--Pan American is a coeducational institution of higher education located in the City of Edinburg. The university is a component institution of The University of Texas System under the governance, management, and control of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 305, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  77.12.  Courses And Degrees; Role And Scope.

(a) The board may prescribe courses leading to customary degrees offered at leading American universities and may award those degrees, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and their equivalents. These degree programs should also meet the requirements of the area for economic development.

(b)  A department, school, or degree program may not be instituted without the prior approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(c)  The university shall emphasize excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Faculty research:

(1)  is encouraged that is compatible with the academic strength of the university and economic needs of the area; and

(2)  shall be funded through private sources, competitively acquired sources, and appropriated public funds.

(d)  The university may enter into a partnership agreement with the South Texas Community College District in the manner authorized by Subchapter N, Chapter 51, providing for the district to offer the lower-division courses required for students admitted to a baccalaureate degree program at the university. The university shall provide for students admitted to a baccalaureate degree program who enroll in the community college for lower-division courses under the degree program to transfer automatically to the university on successful completion of the required lower-division course work.

(e)  The university may establish an extension campus at Rio Grande City to offer the upper-division courses required for students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at the university.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 33, Sec. 1, eff. May 3, 2001.



Section  77.13.  Gifts And Grants.

The board may accept and administer, on terms and conditions acceptable to it, gifts, grants, or donations of any kind and from any source for use by The University of Texas--Pan American.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  77.14.  Military Training.

A student of the university may not be required to take a military training course as a condition for admission to or graduation from the university.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.



Section  77.15.  Acquisition And Disposition Of Land.

(a) In addition to other powers conferred on the board, the board on behalf of the university may acquire by purchase, exchange, or otherwise any tract or parcel of land in Hidalgo County.

(b)  The proceeds from any sale or lease of real property of the university shall be deposited as other local funds of the university.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 181, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1398, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section  77.36.  Center For Border Economic And Enterprise Development.

(a) The board shall establish a center for border economic and enterprise development at Pan American University.

(b)  The center established under this section may:

(1)  develop and manage an economic data base concerning the Texas-Mexico border;

(2)  perform economic development planning and research;

(3)  provide technical assistance to industrial and governmental entities; and

(4)  in cooperation with other state agencies, coordinate economic and enterprise development planning activities of state agencies to ensure that the economic needs of the Texas-Mexico border are integrated within a comprehensive state economic development plan.

(c)  The center may offer seminars and conduct conferences and other educational programs concerning the Texas-Mexico border economy and economic and enterprise development within the state.

(d)  The board may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and donations to aid in the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the center.

(e)  The center established under this section shall cooperate fully with similar programs operated by The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas A&M International University, The University of Texas at Brownsville, and other institutions of higher education.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 586, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Education Code, Sec. 112.39 by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 19.01(32), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 632, Sec. 3, eff. June 13, 2001.


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