2008, in an effort to increase awareness and use of public information
Freedom of Information Foundation
of Texas joined journalism department at universities across the state to launch the Light
of Day project. Each year, students at participating schools work on
stories concerning the same agreed-upon theme.
year's theme is academic officials and performance reviews. Students have requested performance reviews from Texas universities.
have written letters to universities requesting
the performance reviews of the presidents, provosts and deans under the Texas Public Information Act.
Copies of the performance review for each university is available here.
FOIFT provides legal and logistical support, as the students and faculty employ
state and federal freedom of information laws. FOIFT is working with
the participating schools helping to organize materials, scan information
and make necessary follow-ups with official agencies regarding FOI requests.
Professor Dan Malone (Tarleton State University) is
coordinating this year's project.
find out more information about the Light
of Day Project or to make a donation please contact
Click here to access
Administrative Code mandating charges for public information.
Click here to access the Texas
Public Information Act.