2008: Academic Officials              


In 2008, in an effort to increase awareness and use of public information laws, the 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.

This year's theme is academic officials and performance reviews. Students have requested performance reviews from Texas universities. Students 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.     

To find out more information about the Light of Day Project or to make a donation please contact FOIFT.

Click here to access the Texas Administrative Code mandating charges for public information.

Click here to access the Texas Public Information Act.

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