Law:Title 3. Higher Education. Subtitle G. Non-baccalaureate System from Chapter 131. Southwest Collegiate Institute For The Deaf (Texas)

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Subtitle G. Non-baccalaureate System

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Chapter 131. Southwest Collegiate Institute For The Deaf

Section  131.001.  Southwest Collegiate Institute For The Deaf.

The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf is a postsecondary educational institution providing instruction for hearing-impaired students preparing for a career or for enrollment in a senior college or university.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981.



Section  131.002.  Administration.

(a) The institute is under the direct control and management of the board of trustees of the Howard Junior College District.

(b)  The institute and its programs shall be administered by personnel who are trained and qualified to work with hearing-impaired students and are fluent in manual communication skills.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981.



Section  131.003.  Location.

The institute is located on land deeded to the governing board by the federal Department of Education for the purpose of operating the institute. The governing board may not conduct regular junior college programs for students with unimpaired hearing on the institute campus except as an integral part of the program offered to hearing-impaired students when:

(1)  it is educationally appropriate to enroll hearing students in classes for the hearing-impaired; or

(2)  special programs are needed to train hearing and hearing-impaired persons to become professional service providers for the deaf.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981.



Section  131.004.  Courses, Programs, And Services.

(a) The institute shall offer, but is not limited to offering, the following courses, programs, and services for hearing-impaired post-secondary students:

(1)  learning development services, including academic counseling, tutorial services, reading instruction, services to counter learning disabilities, and library-related services;

(2)  communications services, including interpreters for academic and nonacademic functions, speech therapy, and auditory evaluation and training;

(3)  academic college preparatory courses;

(4)  career analysis services designed to assist each student in identifying a career interest, considering the student's aptitudes, abilities, and skills;

(5)  regular college courses, including vocational and technical education and liberal arts courses;

(6)  extracurricular activities, including intramural athletics; and

(7)  postgraduation services, including job placement services and services designed to orient employers to hearing-impaired workers.

(b)  The course work offered by the institute shall emphasize self-contained classrooms with instruction conducted by instructors who are trained and qualified to work with hearing-impaired students and are fluent in manual communication skills. Hearing-impaired students may enroll in integrated classes that are regular classes offered to students with unimpaired hearing enrolled in the junior college.

(c)  The programs, services, and facilities of the institute shall be designed to be appropriate to the needs of hearing-impaired students.

(d)  The executive director shall determine which courses offered by the institute are appropriate for an electronic display on a screen or terminal, with less than 30 seconds delay, of a speaker's spoken message. The institute shall implement the electronic display in those courses.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 345, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  131.005.  Tuition.

(a) A Texas resident student enrolled in the institute is exempt from tuition fees under Section 54.205 of this code.

(b)  A student who is not a resident of Texas shall pay tuition at a rate that is the lesser of:

(1)  the rate provided by this code for a nonresident student enrolled at a general academic teaching institution; or

(2)  a rate determined by the board of trustees and the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System to be the approximate cost to the institute, not including room and board, of educating a student during the academic year beginning the next fall.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 140, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1985; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 116, Sec. 2, eff. May 17, 1995.



Section  131.006.  Appropriations; Grants.

(a) The governing board of the institute may receive appropriations for the institute's operations only if the board operates the institute in compliance with this chapter.

(b)  The board may accept gifts, grants, or donations of money or property given to the institute for the institute's exclusive use in carrying out the purposes of this subchapter.

(c)  The board may expend appropriated funds for maintenance and operation, including the maintenance and operation of student housing and food service, unless the funds are specifically restricted to another purpose by the appropriation.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 366, ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 14, 1981. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 25, Sec. 1, eff. April 14, 1987.


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