TACT Spring Leadership Conference

Join us for the 2015 TACT Spring Leadership Conference

Attend the TACT Spring Conference and Capitol Visits!  Join us February 27th at the Embassy Suites Central – Austin (5901 North IH 35, Austin, 78723) for breakfast at the hotel and then leave for the Capitol at 8:30am.  Tickets are only $40 for a full day of learning, networking and lobbying for YOUR salary and retirement!  

Legislative Visits

We are a scheduling appointments with several committees at the Capitol for the morning of the 27th .  The committees we are looking to visit with are Senate State Affairs, Senate Finance, Senate Higher Education, House Higher Education and The House Appropriations Committee – S/C on Article III.

Program Topics

We will reconvene at the hotel after lunch at the Capitol to attend the following speakers and topics:
- Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune will talk about “Higher Education and the 84th Legislative.”
- Renee L. Cowan, Asst. Prof., Department of Communication;  Michael Fischer, V.P. Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty; Marvarene Oliver, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Counseling and Ed. Psychology; Mary A. Steinhardt, Prof. Health Behavior and Health Education, Faculty Ombuds will address “Collegiality, Bullying, and Academia.”
- Peter Hugill, Professor Geography will discuss “AAUP and Higher Education”
At 4:00pm we will gather for the TACT Board of Director Meeting.  The annual banquet, with special guest State Representative Travis Clardy, District 11, a member of the House Committee on Higher Education, will begin at 7:00pm in the Longhorn Colorado Room.  Banquet tickets are an additional $35.

We look forward to seeing you at what will be a great learning and educational experience.