II.I.1. Relationships with School Districts

II.I.1.01. College Courses at School System Facilities

The Board may enter into a contract with the trustees of an independent school district in a county contiguous to, but not a part of, the College, to hold college courses at the school district’s facilities. Both boards must approve the contract by resolution. The College may also enter into such contracts with independent school districts located wholly or partially in the College’s service area.

II.I.1.02. Reports of Academic Achievement

Under guidelines established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the State Board of Education, the College reports student performance during the first year enrolled after high school graduation to the high school or public community college last attended. This report includes, but is not limited to, appropriate student test scores, a description of developmental courses required, and the student’s grade point average. Appropriate safeguards for student privacy shall be followed.

II.I.2. Relationships with Colleges and Universities

II.I.2.01. Policy

Direct relations with other college systems and universities enhance the College’s delivery of instructional programs and services to students and citizens. The College may enter into arrangements with other college systems and universities to fulfill the College’s mission. 

II.I.2.02. Partnerships

The College develops and implements direct partnerships, contracts, and joint projects with other colleges and universities regarding transfer of coursework, joint delivery of college courses, small business development services, technology transfer, and continuing professional development.

II.I.2.03. International Affiliations

Under applicable laws and College policies, the College establishes affiliations with other institutions of higher education to allow international students to participate in College courses, distance education, online classes, and dual credit.

II.I.3. Accreditation Agencies

II.I.3.01. Relationships with Educational Accreditation Agencies

The College maintains accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The College may also pursue accreditation with other educational and licensing agencies. Each of the College’s relationships with independent school districts and with other institutions of higher education shall meet any requirements imposed by the College’s accreditation agencies.

LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on December 1, 2016

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