TACT First Alert - August 15, 2014

Why Educators Professional Liability Insurance?  Because intellectual property ownership is a squishy and litigious thing.

TACT is frequently asked why faculty need, and TACT provides, professional liability insurance.  The link below is to an article outlining how a husband/wife faculty team developed intellectual property which was used without their knowledge or permission, and they sued to reinstate their rightful ownership.  Read the Article HERE.


TACT Back-To-School eBulletin now available



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Inside This Issue:

•         Current Activities from TACT President Cindy Simpson

•         Executive Director Chuck Hempstead’s Report 

•         50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

•         2014 ORP Report




A message from the President of TACT

Earlier this month, TACT Past President Peter Hugill shared his enthusiasm and approval for a newly refreshed website to be activated this year.  We need your support to help with this endeavor.  As technology continues to make advances, and we need to attract young, technology-savvy faculty,we wantour site to be easy to use and easy to view, especially for portable devices. 

We have taken the first step to faster online communication with a NEW TACT EMAIL ADDRESS!  

Join Me

Good day,

I was very enthused at our Saturday TACT State Board of Directors’ meeting about the direction of our association and the enthusiasm and commitment of both the Board and our Executive Director, Chuck Hempstead. One thing we accomplished was deciding to refresh what has become a very outdated website with new technology, especially for portable devices.
As you can imagine, resources are not there. Websites are so important now to how organizations like TACT reach members and prospective members that the Board and I recognized that we needed to make a special effort. I immediately made a contribution and am sending you this appeal to join with me in helping fund the needed updates. If 49 of you will agree with me at a $60 recommended contribution level, we can get this done quickly and efficiently, and without raising dues.
Please call Kelley at our state office (512-419-9275) with your credit card number and contribution level or mail a check to our office:
5750 Balcones Dr., Ste. 201
Austin, TX  78731

Spring Membership Drive Wrap Up

Good day Colleague –

For several weeks we have shared with you examples of what we do because you are not currently a member of the Texas Association of College Teachers.  We have touched on the importance that we all carry Educators Professional Liability Insurance (included with membership).  We have described how our opinions are solicited from state agencies, such as Teachers Retirement System of Texas on the development of their new strategic plan and the Higher Ed Coordinating Board on the successor to Closing the Gaps.

We have talked about our semi-annual legislative offices visits (you’re invited!) and participation at interim legislative hearings, advocating for such issues as higher faculty salaries, tuition revenue bonds, guns on campus (campus carry and now open carry), reinstating previous levels of TEXAS Grant scholarships, and so much more. 

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