Legislative Agenda 2014-2015

 
 
1.    Handguns on campuses. TACT still opposes legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.
 
 
2.    AssessmentTACT supports faculty-driven assessment measurements to evaluate faculty regarding teaching and scholarly activity.
 
 
3.    Higher Education Funding. TACT supports reinstating appropriations investments, primarily in the following areas:
 
 
A.   Fully fund the anticipated cost to universities of the Hazelwood Act Legacy Program. Current appropriations cover half the cost of the waived tuition for veterans.
 
B.   Increase current funding levels of the TEXAS Grant scholarship program to account for previous cuts, increased tuition, a growing enrollment and more students requiring financial aid.
 
C.   Increase faculty salaries to align with the average of the other ten most populous states to retain our best talent relative to national and international competition.