House Higher Education Committee Chair Accepts Invitation

Good news! House Higher Education Committee Chair Dan Branch has accepted our invitation to provide the keynote address at the Spring Leadership Conference at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 1 at the Embassy Suites, Central Austin (sleeping rooms may be reserved by calling 512-454-8004). Registration is only $40 and includes the Friday evening banquet.

Legislative Session Convenes with Guns, Budget Cuts

Start Your Engines (and hide your valuables!).  The 83rd Texas Legislature is underway.  Senate Bill 182 (Birdwell) again attempts to permit guns on campus and the draft appropriations bills again cut funding to higher education (while we have been lobbying to reinstate the $1 Billion trimmed last time).

Call for Articles

January 2, 2013

Call for Articles

Board Nominations / Legislative Tracker

Legislative Tracker

The 2013 Legislative Session is right around the corner and TACT has compiled a list of bills we’re keeping an eye on. To view the report, visit

2012 Fall Conference Agenda and Registration

  • The agenda for the upcoming Fall Conference is available. You can view it here. Highlights include two panel discussions (“Texas’ $10,000 Competency-Based Bachelor’s Initiative” and “Mobilizing Support for Higher Education”), a keynote from Senator Kirk Watson (the Higher Education Senate Committee, the Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance) and a legislative visit on Friday morning.
  • Register for the Fall Conference today!  This year’s conference will be held October 26-27 at the Embassy Suites - Central Austin. To reserve your spot, please print and mail this form along with the cost of registration and (if desired) the Friday-night banquet. The phone number for Embassy Suites is (512) 454-8004.


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