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Resources for Completing Compliance Certification Reports

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The following links are sources for completing some of the general portions of the compliance certification reports. This would cover board or state documents that are not institution specific.


Degree-Granting Authority


Governing Board


Institutional Planning


Continuous Operation


Financial and Physical Resources

Financial Resources & Documents

Physical Resources


Institutional Mission

Mission Review


Administration & Organization

CEO Evaluation/Selection

Chief Executive Officer

Governing Board Characteristics

Institutional Mission
Fiscal Responsibility

Institutional Policy

Conflict of Interest

External Influence

Board Dismissal

  • Removal of a member of the Board of Regents must be conducted pursuant to a formal and public process specified in Article XV of the Texas Constitution. Section 7 of Article XV directs the legislature to provide by law for the trial and removal of officers. Pursuant to that directive, Section 665.002, Texas Government Code, provides for the impeachment of specified officers, including members of the governing boards of institutions of higher education. The impeachment process is typical, with the House of Representatives voting to impeach and the Senate conducting a trial. In addition to impeachment, Section 9 of Article XV authorizes the Governor who appointed an individual to an office (such as a member of the Board of Regents) to remove that individual with the advice and consent of two-thirds of the members of the Senate present. In both procedures for removal, the Governor must call a special legislative session to address the removal if the legislature is not in session.

Board/Administration Distinction


Organizational Structure


Qualified Administrative/Academic Officers


Faculty Appointment and Evaluation


Control of Intercollegiate Athletics


Control of Fund-Raising Activities


Institution-Related Entities


Intellectual Property Rights


Educational Programs: Undergraduate Programs

General Education Requirements

Student Outcomes: General Education


Educational Programs: Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Professional Programs


Post-Baccalaureate Program Rigor



Academic Freedom

Academic Governance