The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students. All courses taught overseas must conform to the regulations set forth by the THECB. Each education abroad course needs an additional process of notification to the THECB prior to being taught outside the U.S., according to Texas state regulations. This is above and beyond being part of the main course inventory of the institution or part of an approved degree or certification program. Without having this additional notification process, the University may not submit weighted semester credit hours generated by such courses to the state for formula funding. For more information about the THECB, visit their website.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States and hemisphere. SACSCOC serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education. For more information about the SACSCOC, visit their website.