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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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9/26/2014
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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