Jim Klein, President of the Texas Association of College Teachers, led eight faculty and three staffers to visit the Texas Senate on Dec. 2nd. They visited the staffers for the Senate Committees on Higher Education, Finance, and Health & Human Services as well as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s office. The talking points were
- Academic Freedom and Tenure Ensures World Class Teaching
- Campus Safety and Building Repair due to Age & Storm Damage
- Higher Education Funding for Faculty, Staff and Research
The faculty were also members of the Texas AAUP Conference, Texas American Federation of Teachers, and Texas Faculty Association, and represented themselves as individuals. Brian Evans provided “A Pledge to Support Higher Education in Texas” by the Texas AAUP Conference to the Legislative staffers.