STARLINK links all of the
community and technical colleges in the state through its statewide teleconference network. STARLINK is formally
governed by TACC through a contractual arrangement with the Dallas
County Community College District. Henry
Hartman, Dallas County Community College, serves as the Director
of STARLINK. As an agency of TACC, STARLINK produces
and distributes programming to benefit higher education, state
agencies, and other public entities.
Since becoming operational in the fall of
1989, STARLINK has been the recipient of numerous national and regional awards along with being rated one of the top training networks in the United States. STARLINK has
produced and distributed 285 professional development and informational
videoconferences targeted primarily to community and technical
colleges, reaching more than 400,000 audience members. Its online library features 150 hours of professional development available to faculty on-demand.