TACRAO Committees

TACRAO committees are open to TACRAO members. You can request to join a TACRAO committee by completing the TACRAO Committees Form.
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Standing Committees

TACRAO has nineteen standing committees. All standing committees are appointed by the Executive Committee. 
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Assessment 
Auditing
Communications
Community College
Conference Site Selection
Corporate Relations 
Graduate and Professional School Relations
High School Relations
Historical
Honorary Membership and Recognition Awards
Legislative Issues
Local Arrangements
Newcomers 
Nominations
Resolutions 
Strategic Enrollment Management 
Technology 
University Issues 



Session Planning Committees

TACRAO has nine session planning committees. Session planning committee chairs and members are appointed by the Executive Committee in August, and are expected to attend the next two annual conferences. Each committee has one chair and 4-5 members.

Session planning committees are responsible for developing program for the Annual Conference. Committee members are responsible for confirming presenters and facilitators, and for identifying audio-visual needs.
Session planning committees report to the Vice Presidents as follows:

Admissions Session Planning Committees

• Access and Equity for Students and Staff
• Community College, Technical and Transfer
• Health Sciences, Graduate and Professional Schools
• Student Success
• Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
 
Records and Registration Session Planning Committees
• Certification and Legal Issues
• Technology and Data Collection
• Management, Organization and Professional Development
• Records, Registration and Graduation

 

 

Standing Committees:
Assessment 
Assessment Committee has six members with two rotating off each year. Oversee the coordination and implementation of the organization’s assessment efforts.

Auditing
Auditing Committee has three members with one rotating off each year. Each member will serve a total of three years with the last year as chair. Purpose - to annually review the financial transactions of the Association as reflected in the financial records of the Treasurer of the Association and the immediate past Local Arrangements Committee and any committee which generates funds or handles money.

Communications
Communications Committee has one chair and six members. The chair will also serve as the Newsletter Editor for a term of three years. Members of this committee are designated as Regional Editors for each area of Texas determined to be appropriate by the committee and approved by the Executive Committee. Regional Editors will serve a three-year term with a balanced number of members rotating off each year. During the third year of the term, the Regional Editor will work with an apprentice to transition responsibilities. The chair of Communications Committee will be selected by the Executive Committee.

Community College Issues
Community College Issues Committee has three members with one rotating off each year. Each member will serve a total of three years with the last as Chair. The committee will identify issues facing community colleges and provide a forum (usually in late July) for discussion among community colleges, the Coordinating Board, state auditors, and others groups or agencies as needed.

Conference Site Selection
Conference Site Selection Committee is chaired by the Past President and will include two members with experience in conference site selections or local arrangements. Each member will serve two years with one member rotating each year.

Corporate Relations
Corporate Relations Committee has four members and a Chair. Each member will serve a three-year term, with one member rotating off each year. The Chair of the Corporate Relations Committee will be appointed by the Executive Committee and will serve a term of three years. The Chair will recommend a Chair-Elect who will shadow during the Chair’s third and final year. The Executive Committee will have final approval of the Chair-Elect appointment. The Corporate Relations Committee is the liaison to our sponsors and exhibitors for the TACRAO annual conference.

Graduate and Professional School Relations 
Graduate and Professional School Relations Committee has six members and a Chair. Each member will serve a five-year term with at least one member rotating off each year. To diversify institutional representation, each member’s appointment will be made with the consideration given to institutional type and geographic location. The Chair will serve a three-year term. The Committee will provide and promote recruitment opportunities for graduate and professional school programs and to address issues related to the unique needs of these programs.
 
High School Relations
High School Relations Committee members are designated as Regional Coordinators of each area of Texas determined to be appropriate by the Committee and approved by the Executive Committee. Each member will serve a five-year term with a balanced number of members rotating off each year. During the fifth year of the term, the Regional Coordinator will work with an apprentice to transition responsibilities. The Chair of the High School Relations Committee will be selected by the Executive Committee and will serve a three-year term. The Committee will organize, plan, and present a statewide schedule of high school day/night college programs.
 
Historical
Historical Committee has three members with one rotating off each year. Each member will serve a total of three years with the last year as chair. The Committee will collect and archive materials and memorabilia related to the organization’s activities and the conduct of business.

Honorary Membership and Recognition Awards
Honorary Membership and Recognition Awards Committee has three members with one rotating off each year. Each member will serve a total of three years with the last year as chair. The Committee will recommend to the Executive Committee individuals eligible for honorary membership and/or special recognition.

Legislative Issues
Legislative Issues Committee has six members, each representing one TACRAO region. Each member will serve a four-year term with two members rotating off each year. The Chair will serve a two-year term beginning with an odd numbered year. A Co-Chair will also be appointed. The Committee will monitor and respond to proposed and passed legislation affecting higher education in the general areas pertaining to the TACRAO membership.
 
Local Arrangements
Local Arrangements Committee Co-chairs are nominated by the Past President and approved by the Executive Committee as part of the annual meeting site selection process which takes place 18-24 months in advance of the meeting. The number of members will be determined and individuals selected by the Chair. Each will serve until all business associated with the conclusion of the annual meeting is finished. The Chair of Co-chairs will attend all Executive Committee meetings for two years prior to their conference, and serve as ex-officio members without vote for the year leading up to their conference. They host Executive Committee meetings the year leading up to their conference. The LAC plan, organize, manage, and present the Annual Conference in early November each year.
 
Newcomers
Newcomers Committee is chaired by the Past President and include three additional members with the Past President and one member rotating off each year. Each member shall serve a total of three years with the last as Coordinator. The Committee will plan and present activities for new TACRAO members and/or first-time attendees at the Annual Conference.
 
Nominations
Nominations Committee members are elected by the membership of the Association. The committee has one chair, one chair-elect, and three members. The committee is responsible to recommend a slate of in-coming officers to the Executive Committee and to the membership for approval at the Annual Business Meeting.

Resolutions
Resolutions Committee has three members with one rotating off each year as Chair. The Committee will prepare and present resolutions to the membership that state a goal or position on issues pertinent to the Association.

Strategic Enrollment Management
Strategic Enrollment Management Committee has six members, each serving a five-year term, with a balanced number of members rotating off each year. The SEM Committee will promote the concept of strategic enrollment management through the admissions, registration, and records processes and to provide information, training, and counsel to the membership and our educational Partners throughout the state of Texas regarding strategic enrollment management issues. To submit, plan, and execute program sessions and workshops at the Annual Conference.

Technology 
Technology Committee has six members, each serving a five-year term with a balanced number of members rotating off each year. The Chair will be appointed by the Executive Committee and will serve a three-year term. The Technology Committee coordinates the Texas SPEEDE Users’ Group summer conference. Also, will identify technology available to enhance the admissions, records, and registration processes, to facilitate the implementation of available technology, and to provide technical support to the TACRAO membership.

University Issues
University Issues Committee has three members with one rotating off each year. Each member will serve a total of three years with the last as chair. This committee will coordinate activities for the Senior College Summer Meeting. The Committee will identify issues facing senior colleges and provide a forum for discussion among senior institutions, the Coordinating Board, state auditors, and other groups or agencies as needed.