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Distance Learning and Instructional Technology

Distance Learning Regulations

At Texas A&M University-Kingsville, distance learning operates according to the procedures outlined by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Rules, policies defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and policies defined by the Southern Region Education Board (SREB).  We include important THECB rules for distance learning, along with SACS and SREB documents describing distance learning policies and good practices.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Definition of Distance Education

For the purposes of the Commission on College’s accreditation review, distance education is a formal
educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous.

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Principles of Good Practice