Special Interest Groups

Description:

SIGs are loosely structured communities of members formed for the purpose of knowledge sharing and discussion among members with similar interests, whether they are specific subjects, issues, or type of institution or students they serve.  SIGs nurture the growing diversity within the association by providing small “micro” communities within which members can network and add value to their TACAC membership experience.

To obtain and maintain status, SIGs are expected to adhere to the following procedures developed by the TACAC Membership Committee to assure engaged and continuous SIG leadership: Download a PDF of the Guidelines

The 2017-2018 SIG Application is available here.  The SIG Support Form is available here.!

Current SIGs:

If you are interested in joining a Special Interest Group, fill out this SIG Membership Application.

Independent Educational Consultants - Jeff Pilchiek & Aubrey Groves, co-facilitators

The mission of the Independent Educational Consultants Special Interests Group is to provide a space to discuss, advocate, and support matters directly related to IEC's to work in collaboration with high school counselors and higher educations associates. We seek to connect TACAC members who work directly with students and parents in the College Application Process. This group will welcome all who attend.

Regional Admissions Counselors - Jon Cunningham and Nick Howell, co-facilitators

The Regional Admissions Counselors SIG aims to promote a continued dialogue on the intended purpose, organizational structures and common practices of regional networks throughout the state. Admissions professionals can engage in meaningful discussions about the successes, failures, implementation and outcomes experienced within their regional network. This furthers TACAC's mission by emphasizing the value in consistent communication and building stronger relationships between secondary and post-secondary professionals in Texas. 

Transfer/Community College - Stephanie Funderburg & Megan Greene co-facilitators

Community Colleges have a unique role within higher education. However, we continue to see resistance to promote and encourage students towards community college. To help the community college voice be heard as well as continue TACAC's commitment to provide the highest standard of counseling and help students persist in their education, we ask to form a Special Interest Group for Community Colleges. This group would allow community college TACAC members to share their information with 4 year institution members allowing for a better flow of communication, more knowledgeable members, and better overall collaboration

Contact:

Chair: Charlotte Winkelmann, Hays CISD