Benefits to Members

Membership consists of the twenty-one community, junior and technical colleges listed. The University of North Texas serves as University Affiliate.

Geographically, the Consortium membership covers the northeast quadrant of the state and consists of one half of all of the community colleges in Texas.

Benefits to Member Institutions


Professional Enrichment Opportunities Sponsored, Co-Sponsored, or Supported by the Consortium:

  • Annual Fall Leadership Convocation
  • Annual Outcomes and Assessment Conference
  • Annual GRIT Forum
  • Annual Spring Leadership Convocation
  • Annual Prior Learning Assessments
  • Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference
  • Annual Developmental Education Regional Forum
  • Biennial Academic Advising Conference
  • Annual Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy CLARA)

Professional Networks, Resources, and Support for:

  • Resource Development and Grants
  • Global Education Programs, Events, and Initiatives
  • Institutional Research, Institutional Planning, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Leadership Training and Renewal
  • Core Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Teaching and Learning - Traditional, Hybrid, and Distance
  • Articulation, Transfer, Orientation, and Advising
  • Humanities Programs, Events and Initiatives
  • Technology - Trends, Innovations, and Best Practices in Instructional, Administrative, and Research Computing Technology
  • Reaccreditation Process, Guidelines, Updates
  • Surveys, Analyses, and Reports on Current Issues and Initiatives

Professional Interaction with Regional, State, and National Higher Education and Governing Organizations:

  • Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)
  • Texas Community Colleges Teachers Association (TCCTA)
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Texas Legislature
  • Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC)
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)

Professional Communication and Articulation

  • A Consortium-wide Newsletter
  • Regular Communiques and Briefings to the Board of Directors and other leadership groups
  • A CLARA Newsletter for Leadership Academy participants and graduates
  • A Website providing detailed information about the Consortium and its activities


Membership Dues: Formula & Guidelines