Texas Physics Consortium
Texas Physics Consortium (TPC) is a group of Physics Departments that pool faculty expertise and institutional resources to provide access to quality upper-level undergraduate and graduate physics courses. The TPC use of pooled resources provides their students with the wide range of upper level physics courses usually available at only large institutions while maintaining the intimate student-faculty interaction of a small department. The TPC has submitted an application to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all TPC institutions except Commerce to award a single Joint BS Physics Degree. If the proposal is approved, the TPC would become the third largest producer of B.S. Physics Graduates in Texas.
The basic administrative structure of the Texas Physics Consortium is defined by a signed Memorandum of Understanding between the member institutions. This MOU details how money is transferred and courses are offered. The implementation of the MOU and assessment of the Joint Degree is carried out using procedures developed by the faculty of the Texas Physics Consortium and approved by a Council composed of the Deans of the member institutions.
- Memorandum of Understanding
Students wanting to take courses from the Texas Physics Consortium should seek admission from a member institution. The following forms are used to enter and remove students from member institution from the Texas Physics Consortium student database and course management systems.
Completed forms should be either faxed (254-968-9953) or submitted electronically ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to the Chair of the Texas Physics Consortium.