Legislative

Are Corporate Funded Research Grants and Federal Regulations the Answers to Texas Public Universities’ Financial Woes?

On the heels of TACT’s First Alert last week, the rising cost of Texas tuitions are the topic for discussion at the Capital. The Austin American Statesman reported (click here for full article) on a meeting between UT President Greg Fenves, House Speaker Joe Strauss and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to discuss a national study which suggests the road to financial redemption for public universities is paved with corporate dollars and federal rule changing.

Documentary Depicting Changing University Goals

“Starving the Beast” Documentary Depicting Changing University Goals

Soon to debut is a documentary titled “Starving the Beast,” which includes examples of former A&M President McKinney and former UT-Austin President Powers as collateral damage in the changing political winds of university purposes and funding.

More Guns on More Campuses

More Guns on More Campuses

After helping defeat guns on campus legislation for three successive legislative sessions, TACT is now communicating with leaders of individual campuses as they craft their local options within the confines of the statute.

The Texas Faculty Association Host Forums on “Campus Carry”

The Texas Faculty Association Host Forums on “Campus Carry”

TFA has recently announced they will be sponsoring two forums at Texas State University regarding the upcoming implementation of SB11, or “Campus Carry”.

Dates and Times:

October 26th, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. LBJ Student Center, Room 3.7.2

October 29th, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. LBJ Student Center, Room 4.1.9

LBJ Student Center is located at: 109 Student Center Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

Another Day, Another Campus Shooting

This tragedy occurred in Flagstaff, AZ. Will Texas become one of the statistics? 

For years, TACT shared statistics with legislators that college campuses were comparatively safe locations; it would be difficult to assume that the next set of data will say the same thing.  And yet, public policy continues to encourage more legal locations for firearms with the argument that the good guys will gun down the bad guys before the bad guys kill more good guys.  Where’s THAT data?

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