TACT History



The Legacy of TACT

This page is dedicated to the history and legacy of the Texas Association of College Teachers.  The slideshow below is a collection of pictures from the TACT Office and from our membership, showcasing the proud history of our organization.


TACT was founded in 1948 by Sam B. Barton as the College Classroom Teachers Association. The name was changed to the Texas Association of College Teachers in 1958.

For over 70 years, TACT has been at the forefront of the fight for teacher salaries and retirement benefits, academic freedom in the classroom, and tenure protection.  Credit for the success of the association goes to the thousands of academic leaders who spent their time, talents, energy and emotion to guide TACT through its six decades of service to the profession.

TACT History: A Timeline of Success

Below, view an excerpt from our Fifty Years of Success publication, which chronicles our successes in advocacy year by year.  Join TACT today and become a part of the legacy, helping us tackle the issues and fight for Texas' faculty!

TACT Legacy Brochure