With the partnership between The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College to officially end in August of 2015, communication on our campus over the next couple of years will be of vital importance to achieve our goal of offering seamless services to students. Today we begin a new series of e-bulletins, Transition Focus, which will inform you of decisions that have been approved by both UTB and TSC for the transfer of services.
In regions of the state that have both a univeristy and community college, dual enrollment has traditionally been offered through the auspices of the community college. Following that model, UTB will be transferring the function of providing dual enrollment to TSC, with the exception of students at the Brownsville Early College High School and UTB Math and Science Academy.
School districts are in the process of being notified that high school students in our region will continue to have uninterrupted opportunity to earn tuition-free dual enrollment high school and college credit taught by teachers who meet the same rigorous SACS standards in their high school classroom.
These courses will continue to be eligible for transfer to any public institution of higher education. Until TSC obtains separate accreditation, dual enrollment courses will be accredited under the partnership accreditation.
I ask your help in assisting the dual enrollment staff as they prepare for a smooth and seamless transition.
New Office Space
The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is now located in the Life and Health Sciences Building.
The offices of Dr. Alan F.J. Artibise, Ben Reyna, Linda Ufland, Liza Dimas and Maria Y. Conde are located on the second floor through Room 2.402. Additional Provost and Academic Affairs administrators and staff previously located in BRHP and Gorgas Hall have relocated as well. Dr. Janna Arney, Dr. Ruth Ann Ragland, Karla Mongeon-Stewart, Monica Garza, and Gricelda M. Ramos have moved to LHSB 2.436, while Academic Service Center staff Eduardo Gutierrez, Ernesto Tusa and Veronica Cardenas have moved to LHSB 2.418.
All telephone extensions have remained the same. For questions or assistance in locating someone, please call 956-882-8266.