Links to state and national higher education associations are provided below.
The Council and its members are pleased to participate in a variety of higher education-related organizations, several of which are highlighted below:
Enrollment Services Efficiency Committee (ESEC) - a subcommittee of the CPUPC, the committee works to create high impact efficiencies in campus operations related to enrollment management, financial aid, and student business services in the public colleges and universities of Texas. These efficiencies will allow colleges and universities to direct more resources toward student participation and success in higher education.
Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) - created by the 77th Texas Legislature to provide services to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing medical education. Undergraduate universities (public and independent/private) and all medical/dental schools throughout Texas support the program.
Education Reach for Texans - convenes postsecondary institution representatives and child welfare professionals to facilitate sharing of ideas and the spurring of implementation of campus-based support programs for foster youth and alumni.
Texas Academic Leadership Academy/TALA - an initiative of the Texas Council of Chief Academic Officers/TCCAO. The Texas Academic Leadership Academy supports, prepares, and enhances the leadership skills of those aspiring to department and college level leadership positions.
Texas Counts - a state-wide collaborative effort to engage leaders and organizations to leverage, amplify, and share resources to help get out the count in Texas to ensure all Texans are counted in the 2020 Census. Includes resources for educators.
Texas Internship Challenge - an initiative of the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - encourages paid internship positions for Texas students with employers and provides an online portal for students to search and apply for the internships.
Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) - assists educators and students worldwide to strengthen instructional programs, build effective management and administrative structures, and develop a foundation for active, lifelong learning. TIEC delivers a full range of services by utilizing the extensive resource base of 32 Texas public universities with other institutions in the United States.
Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) - the American Council on Education/ACE network organization for Texas dedicated to developing, advancing and supporting women employed at colleges and universities across the state. TWHE is committed to providing its members with the skills needed to reach leadership positions and enhancing the leadership skills of those already there.
Representatives of CPUPC member institutions contribute their time, energy and expertise to many professional associations, each dedicated to advancing higher education delivery for students and their families across the state. These include:
Western Association of Veterans Education Specialists (WAVES)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Council on Education (ACENET)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities (APLU)
Excelencia in Education
Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)