Meeting in special telephonic session, the Tennessee Board of Regents on January 14 took up amendments to the General Personnel Policy, policy 5:01:00:00, an agenda item postponed from the December 3 regular quarterly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve the policy as amended (attached). Under the new policy, in times of severe state budget shortfall or impoundment, the chancellor has the authority to approve requests from TBR institutions to reduce compensation, mandate furloughs without pay, and/or reduce the amount of time worked.
Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning today announced he will retire as chancellor at the end of FY 2008-2009, with his resignation becoming effective June 30, 2009. In a prepared statement he read to the board at its quarterly meeting today, Manning said, “I recently heard Governor Bredesen make a point in a speech I very much appreciated: he said he is seeking at the end of his term to leave Tennessee with higher expectations of itself and what it can accomplish.
The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted unanimously to increase tuition at five TBR universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU) by 6% beginning this fall, with tuition at the University of Memphis increasing by 7%. A 6% tuition increase will also go into effect at all community colleges and technology centers. Tuition at the U of M Law School will increase by 14%, at the ETSU school of medicine by 5%, and at the ETSU School of Pharmacy by 9%.
CIO magazine has announced the Tennessee Board of Regents, the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a recipient of a 2008 CIO 100 award. The 21st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world, including those from the private business sector, that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). TBR was recognized for its outstanding success in implementing the Banner® administrative software system.