During the 2009 legislative session, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted Chapter 4, Subchapter N, Sections 4.225-4.229, concerning Public Access to Course Information, required by House Bill 2504, 81st Texas Legislature. Texas Education Code § 51.974 authorizes the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to mandate that all public institutions of higher learning in the State of Texas make available to the public certain information concerning academic programs.

Each institution of higher education is to make available certain information, including class syllabi, instructor-of-record CVs and cost of attendance (if available) readily accessible on the institution’s website (specifically no more than three clicks from the main web-page and without password protection). In addition, the institution must post information about work-study opportunities and departmental budgets.