Pursuant to HB 2504, The University of Texas at Austin is required to make available to the public on its website certain undergraduate course information.
To implement the legislation related to undergraduate course information, rules were developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The Board's rules state that for each undergraduate classroom course offered for credit, the following information will be made available to the public:
- A syllabus which must include a brief description of each major course requirement (including each major assignment and examination), learning objectives for the course, a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion, and any required or recommended readings;
- A curriculum vitae for the instructor(s) of record which summarizes their career and qualifications, including at a minimum all institutions of higher education attended with degree(s) earned, all previous teaching positions including the names of the institutions, the position(s) beginning and ending dates, a list of significant professional publications relevant to the academic positions held including full citation data for each entry. The departmental operating budget from the most recent semester or other academic term during which the institution offered the course including detail for the most recent academic year for which data are available, income from all sources, and a summary by functional categories such as salaries and wages, travel, etc.; and
- Instructor end-of-course student evaluations for each undergraduate classroom course.
Course Syllabi and instructor-of-record CVs are due in the departmental office or dean’s office (in non-departmentalized schools/colleges) by that semester’s (Spring, Summer 1 & 2, Fall) first day of classes. They must be uploaded to the Access Syllabi and CVs system no later than seven days after that semester’s first day of classes.