Compliance Certification Report

The institution provides instruction for all course work required for at least one degree program at each level at which it awards degrees. If the institution does not provide instruction for all such course work and (1) makes arrangements for some instruction to be provided by other accredited institutions or entities through contracts or consortia or (2) uses some other alternative approach to meeting this requirement, the alternative approach must be approved by the Commission on Colleges. In both cases, the institution demonstrates that it controls all aspects of its educational program. (See Commission policy "Core Requirements 2.7.4: Documenting an Alternate Approach.") (Coursework for Degrees)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has requested to utilize an alternative approach to meet the requirements of 2.7.4. UTMB provides instruction for all coursework required for successful completion of all Masters, Doctoral, and First Professional degrees. As an upper-division, graduate, and professional institution, UTMB does not provide the instruction for the prerequisite courses required for admission to our three undergraduate baccalaureate programs. The programs for which UTMB proposes an alternative approach to satisfy this requirement are the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care offered by the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing offer by the School of Nursing (1). Please see Core Requirement 2.7.3 for UTMB’s policy on undergraduate core curriculum courses for students enrolled in baccalaureate programs.
Letter of May 25, 2007, from Pamela G. Watson to Belle S. Wheelan
Hard copy in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness