TAMUS Course Exchange Program

About the Host-Provider Model

By terms of the Host-Provider model, a student enrolls in their home campus and is eligible to participate in distance education courses from the provider campus.

The Host college student participates in the distance education (i.e., virtual) classroom along with other students that may be enrolled at the faculty’s own campus. Host-Provider partnering institutions contribute to a more efficient utilization of academic resources, administrative and student services.

The CEP is modeled after the Virtual College of Texas.

Duties of the Host (Local) College

  • Applies the same due diligence in selecting courses to host that it does when determining courses to originate on campus. This includes ensuring an approval process for hosted courses and that the faculty qualifications meet the institutions’, SACS, and (as appropriate), other accreditation requirements
  • Enrolls students locally to take courses taught by faculty located at other (Provider) institutions
  • Provides CEP-enrolled students with the same slate of student services it provides to on campus students
  • Proctors tests as directed by Provider institution faculty
  • Administers student evaluation of instruction
  • Includes the courses on the Host institution’s transcripts
  • Awards course credit

Duties of the Provider (Remote) College

  • Provides faculty who:
    • define course content and instructional methodologies;
    • direct all class activities, including assignments and tests;
    • award final grades;
    • manage students enrolled in the online class environment using best practices
  • Submit invoices to Host institution for remittance
  • Uses the same due diligence with ensuring the quality of the distance education courses included in the CEP as it does with its own on campus courses