However, one of the requests must receive approval from the state Legislature as well.
The UT Tyler is proposing a five-year pilot program aimed at expanding hybrid courses and programs on campus to improve student learning and education outcomes and save money.
The program will convert many core curriculum and degree-specific classes to hybrid courses, meaning those that combine online learning and face-to-face instruction.
These courses would take advantage of some of the latest technology and wed it with project-based learning in the classroom, university officials said.
The program will receive more than $4 million in funding from the Permanent University Fund bond proceeds thanks to the board's decision last week.
But, the university must await a decision from the Legislature regarding an additional $4.8 million funding request.
The first courses should be offered in fall 2013, according to the proposal.