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Committee Chairs Meeting and Ad Hoc Committee on Committees
Location:   TBR System Office - Nashville
Start:   11:30 AM
End:   4:30 PM

 The Committee Chairs meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT with a working lunch. The agenda includes:

Personnel and compensation issues

Finance and business issues

Academic policy revisions

Preview of new TBR.edu website

Update on directors searches at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Review draft of September Board meeting agenda

 

The Ad Hoc Committee on Committees will meet immediately after the Committee Chairs. Agenda items include the review and approval of a charter for the External Affairs Committee and discussion of the ad hoc committee’s next steps.

 

Both meetings are open to the public and the press. Those wishing to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 11 so building security clearance can be arranged. Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should use the same contact to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than noon Sept. 11.


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TBR Quarterly Board Meeting
Location:   Pellissippi State Community College

 Committee meetings will take place Thursday and begin at 1 p.m. EDT in the Clayton Performing Arts Center in the Alexander Building. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Academic Policies and Programs, Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Operations, and Audit.

The full Board will meet on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the same location. 

The Board will hear an annual report on the system-wide Completion Agenda and an update on the Tennessee Promise. New business to go before the Board includes:

    • Approval of the proposed 2015 meeting dates;

    • Minutes of the Personnel and Compensation Committee on Sept. 25 that includes tenure upon appointments; institutional compensation proposals; revised policies regarding sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct; and          evaluation of the chancellor;

    • Minutes of the Finance and Business Operations Committee on Sept. 25 that includes the capital budget for fiscal year 2015-16; and 

    • Approval of the resolutions of appreciation for retired TCAT directors Don Sadler and Mark Powers. 

A full agenda for the Board and committee meetings and meeting materials are available to download on the TBR website at http://www.tbr.edu/about/default.aspx?id=1390. All meetings are open to the public and the press as observers except for the non-public executive session of the Audit Committee. Any member of the public or media who plans to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon CDT Wednesday, Sept. 24, so access can be arranged. The meetings are also accessible to view via live streaming video athttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/tennessee-board-of-regents using the password tbr2011.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend should contact Greppin-Watts to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received by noon Tuesday, Sept. 23.


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TBR Quarterly Board Meeting
Location:   Pellissippi State Community College

 Committee meetings will take place Thursday and begin at 1 p.m. EDT in the Clayton Performing Arts Center in the Alexander Building. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Academic Policies and Programs, Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Operations, and Audit.

The full Board will meet on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the same location. 

The Board will hear an annual report on the system-wide Completion Agenda and an update on the Tennessee Promise. New business to go before the Board includes:

    • Approval of the proposed 2015 meeting dates;

    • Minutes of the Personnel and Compensation Committee on Sept. 25 that includes tenure upon appointments; institutional compensation proposals; revised policies regarding sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct; and          evaluation of the chancellor;

    • Minutes of the Finance and Business Operations Committee on Sept. 25 that includes the capital budget for fiscal year 2015-16; and 

    • Approval of the resolutions of appreciation for retired TCAT directors Don Sadler and Mark Powers. 

A full agenda for the Board and committee meetings and meeting materials are available to download on the TBR website at http://www.tbr.edu/about/default.aspx?id=1390. All meetings are open to the public and the press as observers except for the non-public executive session of the Audit Committee. Any member of the public or media who plans to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon CDT Wednesday, Sept. 24, so access can be arranged. The meetings are also accessible to view via live streaming video athttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/tennessee-board-of-regents using the password tbr2011.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend should contact Greppin-Watts to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received by noon Tuesday, Sept. 23.


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Tennessee Expands Early College Math Program Statewide 

SAILS Initiative to focus on increasing college readiness  

Nashville, Tenn. – A highly successful, cutting-edge high school math intervention program piloted in Chattanooga will be expanded to serve students statewide, according to an announcement by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Seamless Alignment and Integration of Learning Support (SAILS) program, pioneered at Chattanooga State Community College, focuses on high school seniors who score below readiness benchmarks in mathematics by delivering college remediation prior to graduation from high school.  Piloted last year to 500 students, the SAILS program resulted in an unprecedented 82 percent success rate among high school seniors.

Expanding the SAILS program is a component of Governor Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative to increase the education attainment levels across the state. Under Governor Haslam’s leadership, Tennessee is pursuing the goal of reaching 55 percent of Tennesseans with a higher education credential by 2025.

“This program provides an opportunity for our students to enter higher education ready to succeed from day one,” said Dr. Rich Rhoda, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. “We are excited to expand this model and contribute to our state reaching the Drive to 55 goal.”

Based on the successful redesign of remedial mathematics led by the Board of Regents in 2009, the SAILS program utilizes the senior year of high school to deliver intensive math instruction that, when successfully completed, leads to fully meeting the TBR mathematics learning support requirements.

“With the SAILS program, Tennessee’s Community Colleges are showing that early intervention can have tremendous impact on a student’s future success in college,” said Dr. Warren Nichols, Vice Chancellor of Community Colleges with the TBR. “The value of this program will be seen in more Tennessee students getting their secondary degrees and preparing for successful careers.”

Utilizing funds from the Governor’s Online Innovation Fund, SAILS will expand to serve up to 8,800 students in 12 community colleges across the state. Students participating in the SAILS expansion will benefit from the successful self-paced “Emporium” model of instruction, which combines guided online materials with tailored assistance from the classroom teacher.

“This program is an excellent example of secondary and higher education programs working together to ensure Tennessee students are prepared for college-level studies,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan. “We know the longer it takes for students to earn the credits they need, the less likely they are to complete their certificates or degrees. Because of SAILS, students will begin their college careers on the right path toward completion.”  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  

THEC Contact:  Mike Krause - 615-532-9704

TBR Contact:    Virginia Moreland - 615-366-4486