ERIC Number: ED365397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
TJCTA Messenger, Fall 1987-Spring 1988.
Burnside, Charles L., Ed.
TJCTA Messenger, v19 n1-4 Fall 1987-Spring 1988
Published four times annually by the Texas Junior College Teachers Association (TJCTA), this newsletter provides news about events affecting Texas Junior Colleges and their faculty, chronicles the efforts and activities of the TJCTA, and provides a forum for discourse on topics in community college education. The first issue of the 1987-88 academic year (Fall 1987) discusses the Texas Governor's veto of a $45.3 million group insurance premium for employees at Texas junior and community colleges, includes an article on writing across the disciplines, and presents the TJCTA's code of professional ethics and its position statements on academic integrity, student recruitment and institutional integrity, student retention, academic marketing, faculty development, discretionary compensation, academic freedom and responsibility, faculty evaluation, student conduct, and financial exigency. The Winter 1988 issue highlights small faculty salary increases, including salary data by college; presents an interview with the Texas Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby; includes an article by William C. Davis on the Texas Academic Skills Test, and information on TJCTA's legal assistance philosophy and procedures. The January 1988 issue provides the program for TJCTA's annual convention, the theme of which was "We Care...We Teach." The Spring 1988 issues includes the text of Carol A. Tavris's convention presentation on the theme of the convention and the role of community college faculty, and an article by Scott Nelson, "Liberal Arts, Cultural Literacy, and All That," describing the need for improved liberal arts education leading to a well-informed populace. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Advocacy, College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Conferences, Educational Policy, Faculty Organizations, Liberal Arts, Newsletters, Organizations (Groups), Standards, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges, Writing Across the Curriculum
TJCTA Messenger, 7748 Highway, 290 West, Suite 310, Austin, TX 78736-3218 (subscription included in Texas Junior College Teachers Association dues of $25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Junior Coll. Teachers Association, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas; Texas Junior College Teachers Association