(a) The board, with the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,
may prescribe courses leading to customary degrees as are offered at leading American
universities and may award those degrees, including baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral
degrees and their equivalents.
(b) A new department, school, or degree program may not be instituted without the
prior approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
(c) The board shall adopt other rules for the operation, control, and management of
the university as may be necessary for the conduct of the university as one of the
(d) The board may make joint faculty appointments in the university and in other institutions
under its governance. The salary of a person who receives a joint appointment shall be apportioned to
the appointing institution on the basis of services rendered.
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