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August 28, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, Committee Chairs, and Audit Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 4.The Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance will meet at 12:45 p.m. CDT to review and act on the system’s 2014-15 Capital Budget Request and report on capital match plans. The Committee Chairs will meet immediately following the capital outlay and maintenance meeting. The agenda includes: I. Finance and business issues II.


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August 28, 2013

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Cleveland State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, Sept. 16. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Room J113 on the Cleveland State campus. Cleveland State’s current president, Carl Hite, previously announced his plan to retire in December after leading the college for 17 years. The new president is expected to be named by the end of the year.


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August 22, 2013

The White House released a fact sheet this morning on President Barak Obama’s plan to make the nation’s colleges more affordable. Included in it and noted in the President’s speech today is recognition of Tennessee’s innovative higher education reform efforts and Austin Peay State University’s Degree Compass program.


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July 16, 2013

Industry, the public workforce system and higher education leaders from across Middle Tennessee gathered last week to help identify and close the gap between the skills Tennessee’s college students learn and what employers need for their workforce.

The group heard from Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan about the impact their efforts can have on the state’s economy.


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July 16, 2013

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.


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July 10, 2013

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend the Board appoint Tristan Denley as the next vice chancellor for Academic Affairs during a telephonic meeting called for 3:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 16.


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June 21, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past two years and will not affect the Tennessee Technology Centers.

It also took action on recommendations by a number of committees, including Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs, and Tennessee Technology Centers.


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June 12, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT June 20 in the Lyceum of the Student Services Building. Committees will meet in this order: Personnel and Compensation; Finance and Business Operations; Academic Policies and Programs; Business, Community and Public Affairs; and Tennessee Technology Centers.


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June 5, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations yesterday recommended increases in tuition/maintenance fees that are lower than recent years thanks to improved state funding.

The committee decided to recommend increases of 3 percent for each of the 13 community colleges across the state and ranging from 1.4 to 6 percent for the six TBR universities.

Students at the Tennessee Technology Centers will not see a maintenance fee increase.


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May 29, 2013

The University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems are working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses, to develop a pilot program using the company’s technology to enhance online and campus-based blended learning courses.

Coursera announced its partnerships with 10 state university systems and public university flagships across the U.S. in national media today.

The agreement with UT and TBR systems will involve an 18-month pilot program to test Coursera’s technology platform for class offerings.


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May 28, 2013

Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs, and Personnel and Compensation Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 4.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 10 a.m. CDT to consider maintenance fee and tuition rate recommendations.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at approximately 11 a.m. The agenda includes:

I. Informational reporting

a. Review of Comptroller’s Office audit reports


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May 9, 2013

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 16.

The committee will discuss the Stark Loan Fund and continue discussions related to maintenance fee and tuition rate proposals. The full Tennessee Board of Regents will vote on any tuition and fee recommendations at its June 21 quarterly meeting at Walters State Community College in Morristown.


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April 29, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee will hold a telephonic meeting at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss and act on a personnel matter at an institution.

Some actions related to employment of campus internal auditors require approval by the Audit Committee.


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April 16, 2013

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named R. Brad Martin, a member of the university’s Board of Visitors and retired chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated, to serve as interim president of the University of Memphis effective July 1.

Martin will begin working with retiring U of M President Shirley Raines on April 25 and through the rest of her tenure to prepare for the role. Raines recently announced her retirement effective June 30 after leading the campus for 12 years.


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April 4, 2013

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 11.

The committee will discuss background materials and information needs as it begins consideration of tuition and maintenance fee recommendations.


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March 22, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Friday, March 29, at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Chestnut Ballroom.

The Board will hear reports from Chancellor John Morgan, presidents and directors, and approve minutes of the Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance.

Action items include:

1. Proposed Program Terminations, Modifications, and New Technical Program Implementations


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March 19, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. CT at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn.

The agenda includes:

I. Consideration of fee requests

a. Mandatory fee requests

b. Non-mandatory (incidental) fee requests

c. Housing fee requests

d. Learning support software course fee

II. Volunteer State Community College request for out-of-state tuition waiver


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March 8, 2013

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will not meet on March 12 as previously announced.

The TBR Audit Committee and Committee Chairs will continue to meet in Nashville on Tuesday, March 12, as originally planned, but the Committee Chairs meeting will now meet at 1 p.m.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee will be rescheduled for a later date. Public notice will be made when the meeting is set.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT. The agenda includes:


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March 7, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The agenda includes the following discussion items:

1. Governor’s proposed capital budget

2. Disclosure amendment

3. Matching capital program guidance to TBR institutions

4. Tennessee State School Bond Authority (TSSBA) bonding capacity

5. Other business


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March 7, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

The agenda includes the following discussion items:

1. Governor’s proposed capital budget

2. Disclosure amendment

3. Matching capital program guidance to TBR institutions

4. Tennessee State School Bond Authority (TSSBA) bonding capacity

5. Other business


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