Legislative

TACT First Alert January 14, 2014

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus. Best wishes for all of your academic new year’s resolutions.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has released the following Interim Charges for higher education to be studied before the 84th Texas Legislature:

TACT First Alert August 15, 2013

UT-Austin President Bill Powers yesterday provided his faculty with a report on the future of online learning and asked for faculty input on issues such as blended learning, flipped classrooms, pedagogy and curriculum. He encouraged faculty to contribute further content that may be shared in nontraditional ways.

TACT First Alert July 31, 2013

More Time, More Issues?
 
At the risk of redundancy, the latest legislative special session has emboldened its leaders to again ask the Governor to add issues of importance to TACT to the agenda.  Tuition Revenue Bonds for campus construction and more guns on campus for more shootings are still alive (pardon the pun), even after a Regular Session, two specials and seven months.  TACT supports more roofs to cover more students and fewer weapons to keep them safer.
 

TACT First Alert July 10, 2013

Additional Tuition Revenue Bonds Legislation Filed

Consistent with our July 3rd  TACT First Alert about asking the Governor to add Tuition Revenue Bonds to the call of the Special Session, new legislation – HB 5 - was filed yesterday.  Coauthors include House Higher Education Committee Chair Dan Branch and Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Pitts.

You are encouraged to consider supporting this legislation to your Senator, House Member and Governor.  

 

TACT First Alert July 2013

TACT Endorses Tuition Revenue Bonds

TACT has contacted the Governor to encourage him to add to the call of the Special Session HB 30 and HB 34 to facilitate the development of campus facilities to meet the growing demand of record enrollments.  Texas is behind its traditional schedule of approving tuition revenue bonds.  It would be helpful if you contacted your legislators asking them to support new facilities by contacting the Governor.
 

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