Guidelines / Manuals

April 16, 2020
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) List 2019

This list includes most courses in the Spring 2019 edition of the ACGM. It does not include courses previously removed or courses currently under review and scheduled for deletion. Academic Cooperatives (courses numbered 2289 and 2389), MUAP (applied music), MUEN (music ensembles), PHED/KINE activity and recreational dance courses, and Development Education are also excluded from the list.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
April 7, 2020
Workforce Education Course Manual Protocols

The WECM Protocols Manual provides guidance for the design, development, and review of credit and non-credit workforce education courses.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
March 17, 2020
Best Practices for Graduate Program Reviews-Online Included

Helpful document that outlines best practices for institutions submitting graduate program reviews for their degree programs (face-to-face or online).

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 12, 2020
Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual Spring 2020

The official list of courses approved for general academic transfer that may be offered by public community and technical colleges in Texas for state funding. The manual includes course number, title, description, learning outcomes, and funding approval code for each course.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 6, 2020
Low-Producing Degree Program Review January 2020

Description of the review process, criteria, and type of recommendations for the annual review of low-producing degree programs.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
February 4, 2020
EDC Portal User Guide

Instructions for using the secure THECB EDC Portal (CBPass Login) for submitting CBM001 reports for processing to the Educational Data Center (EDC). Last updated November 2019 for Spring 2020 CBM001 report submission.

By Educational Data Center
January 29, 2020
Good Neighbor Program (GNP) Online Recommendation Instructions - FY 2021

The purpose for this document is to provide guidance and clarification to institutions of higher education in the Good Neighbor Program online student nomination submission process. The purpose of the  form is to provide institutions with a secure method for submitting student recommendations to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

By Student Financial Aid Programs
January 13, 2020
Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Community, Technical, and State Colleges Fall 2019

Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Community, Technical, and State Colleges in effect Fall 2019 for CBM Reports for student enrollment, TSI, classes, faculty, graduation, facilities (Last updated January 2020).

By Educational Data Center
January 13, 2020
Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Independent Colleges and Universities Fall 2019

Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Independent Colleges and Universities in effect Fall 2019 for CBM Reports for student enrollment, graduation (Last updated January 2020).

By Educational Data Center
January 13, 2020
Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Public Universities Fall 2019

Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Public Universities in effect Fall 2019 for CBM Reports for student enrollment, TSI, courses, faculty, graduation, facilities, admissions (Last updated January 2020 to include CBM00T Student Transfer Report).

By Educational Data Center
January 6, 2020
Texas Core Curriculum Submission Portal User Manual

User manual for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board application to submit changes to the Core Curriculum, the Texas Core Curriculum Submission Portal.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
December 19, 2019
CBM Appendix K - ACGME and AOA Residency Programs in Texas 2019

ACGME and AOA residency program list for use with September 2019 CBM00R reporting.

By Educational Data Center
December 19, 2019
Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers Guidelines

This document provides information on this exemption in order to give guidance to institutions of higher education in the administration of this program.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
December 19, 2019
Education Benefits for Certain Survivors of Individuals in Specific Public Servant Positions Guidelines

This document contains information to provide clarity and guidance to institutions of higher education in the administration of the Education Benefits for Certain Survivors of Individuals in Specific Public Servant Position exemption.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
December 19, 2019
Good Neighbor Program (GNP) Guidelines

This document provides information and guidance to institutions of higher education on the administration of the Good Neighbor exemption program.

By Office of Student Financial Aid Programs
December 18, 2019
Financial Aid Database (FAD) FY 2020 Report Manual

The purpose of the Financial Aid Database (FAD) Report is to collect data used by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to produce an annual statewide Financial Aid Report, determine state aid program allocations, conduct compliance monitoring, and generate additional statewide and institutional reports. This document provides information and guidance to institutions for completing the FAD Report.

By Office of Student Financial Aid Programs
December 18, 2019
Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses Guidelines

This document provides information to give guidance to institutions for the administration of the Exemption for Peace Officers enrolled in certain courses.

By Student Financial Aid Programs
September 26, 2019
Reporting and Procedures Manual for Texas Career Schools and Colleges 2019

Reporting and Procedures Manual for Career Schools and Colleges and Private and Out-of-State Public Postsecondary Institutions operating in Texas under a Certificate of Authority or a Certificate of Authorization in effect September 2019 for CBM Reports for student enrollment, graduation.

By Strategic Planning and Funding
September 23, 2019
Annual Financial Reporting Manual for Texas Public Community Colleges 2019

Budget Requirements and Annual Financial Reporting Requirements for Texas Public Community Colleges for FY 2019.

By Strategic Planning and Funding
July 31, 2019
Overview of TRS and ORP

Overview of TRS and ORP for Employees Eligible to Elect ORP

By Human Resources