Compliance Certification Report

3.2.2.1
The legal authority and operating control of the institution are clearly defined for the following area within the institution's governance structure: the institution’s mission. (Governing Board Control)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
Non-Compliant
Narrative:
The Texas Education Code states that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the governing board of institutions of higher education, shall “insist on clarity of focus and mission of each institution under its governance” and defines the legal authority of the Board to nurture "each institution under its governance to the end that each institution achieves its full potential within its role and mission (1)." It is the role of the THECB to develop, after consultation and public hearings, the role and mission for each public institution of higher education in Texas (2). Towards that end, the THECB has issued rules and guidance to assist institutions in the development of the role and mission for public higher education institutions and for periodic review of their role and mission statement (3).

UTMB has a clear and comprehensive mission statement (4), which is reviewed and approved at least every four years by The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (5). UTMB's Mission Statement and Table of Programs were last approved in January 2004 (6).
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Source
1
Texas Education Code, Title 3, Higher Education, Chapter 51, Provisions Generally Applicable to Higher Education, Subchapter G., Responsibilities of Governing Boards, System Administrations, and Institutions, Section 51.352, Responsibility of Governing Boards, Items (4) and (5)
http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/ed.toc.htm
2
Texas Education Code, Title 3, Higher Education, Chapter 61, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Subchapter C., Powers and Duties of Board, Section 61.051, Coordination of Institutions of Public Higher Education, (d)
http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/ed.toc.htm
3
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B. Role and Mission, Section 5.21, Purpose
www.thecb.state.tx.us/Rules/tac3.cfm?Chapter_ID=5&SubChapter=B&PDF=1
4
UTMB Mission Statement
www.utmb.edu/mission/default.htm
5
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B. Role and Mission, Section 5.24, Criteria and Approval of Mission Statements and Table of Programs, (c) Review and Approval Process
www.thecb.state.tx.us/Rules/tac3.cfm?Chapter_ID=5&SubChapter=B&PDF=1
6
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Approval, UTMB Mission Statement
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/aar/missions/utmbgmission.pdf