House Bill 1000, passed by the 82st Texas Legislature, Regular Session revised existing statute and established a timeframe for institutions to meet the eligibility criteria needed for fund distribution, revised reporting requirements, and stipulated a mandatory audit of eligible institutions.
Eligibility of funds is based on an institution meeting benchmarks in the following categories, as identified in the legislation. The institution:
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National Research University Fund (NRUF) Allocations
The fund allocation per fiscal year for each eligible institution, is equal to one-seventh of money appropriated for distribution plus an equal share, up to one quarter, of the remaining appropriation. The appropriated money equals to 4.5 percent of the NRUF investment, calculated at the average market value of the fund for the last 12 fiscal quarters. The average market value of the NRUF investment, as calculated for fiscal year 2015 was $631 million. The appropriated money for fiscal year 2015 is $28.4 million. The fund allocations for eligible institutions are listed in Texas Research Appropriations.
Review of Doctoral Degree Programs
An emerging research university that opts for Texas Administrative Code (TAC) rule 15.43(b)(3)(E)(iii) review (for eligibility criterion 3.E), "the comprehensive review of the faculty in five of the institution's doctoral degree programs" or TAC rule 15.43(b)(3)(F)(iii) review (for eligibility criterion 3.F), "the comprehensive review of five of its doctoral degree programs", must notify the Coordinating Board at least one year in advance of the next scheduled report to the Legislature in order to ensure sufficient time to identify out-of-state consultants, organize and schedule site visits, and draft reports on each doctoral program. Use form Doctoral Program Nomination Form to request the review.
Law and Rules
Links to the NRUF Laws and Rules.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Academic Quality and Workforce
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
Reinold R. Cornelius, PhD