Texas State University : Texas State University System
Texas State is classified as an "emerging research university" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the State and is the only public university in Texas to have a president without a graduate. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a member of the Texas State University System (TSSU) and the State of Texas.
Texas State University is the fourth largest public university in Texas with more than 38,000 students. The main campus of the state of Texas consists of four campuses in Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. In addition, the university's other two campuses, Texas A & M University - Austin and Texas Tech University - have a total of three campuses and a number of other facilities in the state.
Texas State is bearing the brunt of the state's growing portfolio of public research universities, with more than 1,000 faculty and staff and nearly 2,500 students.
Texas State University will convert almost all classes to the Summer II session, which will begin in the fall of 2014, beginning the 2015-16 academic year on August 1. In the fall of 2014, the university enrolled more than 1,000 new students from Texas, Texas A & M and other states.
Students attending face-to-face classes during the second summer are subject to the same license and degree requirements as students attending the traditional Summer I Session. The only face-to-face courses are those with a face-to-face component that are required as a license or degree requirement. All face-to-face courses will follow strict standard procedures to ensure the health, well-being and safety of faculty and students.
Texas State University has canceled all face-to-face classes for the second summer session of the 2016-17 academic year, authorities said Thursday. The university had previously planned to offer a small number of lectures from Monday. Hays County health officials reported earlier this week that a new outbreak of coronavirus was underway in San Marcos, Texas. In an email sent Thursday afternoon, Dr. Denise Dominguez, director of public health in the state of Texas, said the rising number of coronovirus cases in San Antonio and surrounding counties is a cause for concern. As part of its decision to return to classroom teaching for a second summer semester, the university will also cancel all lectures in its Department of Health Sciences and Human Services, according to a press release from the school president.
There will continue to be courses that require special licenses or degrees, Trauth said. Texas State University has more than 300 student organizations registered with the Texas Department of Health Sciences and Human Services, the state's largest health care system.
These organizations include sororities and fellowships, as well as a variety of other student organizations. Texas State has more than 30 fraternity and sorority organizations on campus, including the University Fraternity and Sorority Association, the Texas chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the state's largest union. Following a restructuring of the Greek university system, Greek life activities were resumed but suspended for a period of time due to concerns about the safety of its members.
The university released its "Roadmap to Return," outlining a plan to reopen Texas State University's Greek Life Program. Delaney Dickinson is one of 95 faculty members who say the university reopened too quickly and no decision has been made. The professor went public with her concerns and raised concerns with administrators about the University of Texas' plans to reopen.
The state of Texas, founded in 1899 as a preparatory school for teachers, has become a national pioneer in areas such as biochemistry, nanotechnology, freshwater conservation, and counter-terrorism. The university enrolled in its first class of 33 students in the fall of 2013, and the medical director said that a working group of faculty, staff and students from the Greek Life program had developed a strategy for the future of the school.
The Round Rock Campus offers junior and Upper school classes for those who have completed a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or further education. According to a recent survey by the Texas Business Council, the University of Texas tops the employer recruitment list.
In January 2012, Texas State University was named an emerging research university by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. With this classification, the university is in the same category as the University of Texas at Austin and the College of William & Mary. Students can transfer from any school to an RRC and complete their first two years at the Round Rock campus or at any of the other universities in Texas.
On September 1, 2003, the school became known as Texas State University - San Marcos, and the city was included in the name to distinguish it from the University of Texas at Austin, which was then expected to change its name as it moved from Texas A & M University. That change failed to materialize, but the university requested that the names of the cities be removed from its name as it expanded its campus in Round Rock. The bill, backed by Senator Wentworth, passed the Texas House and Senate by a 52-0 vote.