The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 14, to consider a building naming request from Pellissippi State Community College and seven proposed revisions to TBR policies.
The board will meet by telephone conference call at 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET) for the short agenda. The meeting is public; anyone wishing to listen may contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason atSonja.Mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 for dial-in information.
It's Spring Commencement season across the College System of Tennessee -- a major milestone in the lives of our students and their families, and the culmination of another academic year on our campuses.
Thousands of students will don their caps and gowns and other regalia to participate in the time-honored tradition of graduation, receiving the degrees they've worked and studied hard to earn. Many will continue their studies at universities, while many of their fellow graduates will launch their careers immediately.
Columbia State Community College and the University of North Alabama have announced a partnership that will benefit associate degree students wanting to continue their educations and earn a bachelor’s degree in humanities.
An exciting new era of training and career development arrived in Middle Tennessee when Motlow State Community College held a grand-opening ceremony of the new Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) in McMinnville April 26
An open house will be held May 8 -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- for the public to get a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art training center. The 12,500-square-feet facility is located on 4.5 acres of land, donated by the Warren County Commission, adjacent to the Motlow State and Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville campus.
The Cyber Defense Program at Jackson State Community College is the only community college program in Tennessee to be certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
The designation puts Jackson State among an elite group of institutions across the country offering computer information technology courses that meet rigorous federal standards and sets graduating students apart from others, said Dr. Tom Pigg, Jackson State’s Dean of Health Sciences and Computer Information Technology.
A new online workforce training initiative tailored to specific industries, building apprenticeship programs, and the latest industrial technology were focus topics at the TNTrained Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Economic & Community Development at Nashville State Community College this week.
The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, to begin discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 academic year at Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology.
The Tennessee Board of Regents website has several new interactive tools – including Data Dashboards – that make it easier for Tennesseans to track and analyze data related to the student success and workforce development missions of the TBR system’s 40 community and technical colleges.
The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski, effective April 1.
The board’s unanimous vote for the appointment occurred during its quarterly meeting in Nashville and ends a four-month search. Whitehead has been vice president of TCAT Pulaski since August 2015 and succeeds Tony Creecy, who retired Jan. 2 after 33 years of service at the college.
The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year during the first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville.
After a four-month search process, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending appointment of Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski. The Board of Regents will consider and act on the recommendation at its next quarterly meeting Thursday, March 21, in Nashville.
The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next quarterly meeting March 21 in Nashville. The agenda includes appointment of a new president at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski, updates on the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs, and small changes in student incidental fees at six community colleges.
Other agenda items include new training programs at nine technical colleges, routine revisions to TBR policies, and updates on research partnerships and Gov. Bill Lee’s budget recommendations for higher education.
The College System of Tennessee will honor its outstanding students, faculty and campus staff – and the College of the Year – during its first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration March 19-20 in Nashville.
The two days of activities will include judging and a dinner for finalists in each of the SOAR Award individual categories; a Student Honors Luncheon honoring members of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team and the National Technical Honor Society, and the annual Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Day on the Hill.
Brandon Hudson, vice president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville, has been selected to join the 2019 class of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a year-long immersion in leadership development activities for career and technical educators.
This is the program’s inaugural class and has only 20 members from postsecondary institutions offering career and technical education (CTE) across the nation. Hudson is the only class member selected from Tennessee.
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, March 12, to consider increases or other modifications in some incidental student fees at six of the state’s community colleges that requested them for the 2019-20 academic year.
The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 9 a.m. CT March 12. The conference meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 by 4 p.m. March 11 for call-in information.
The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s standing committees will meet Tuesday, March 5, to review a number of items in advance of the board’s next quarterly meeting March 21.
Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department is one of three national finalists vying for the American Association of Community Colleges 2019 Awards of Excellence in the category of Community College Safety and Planning. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions. The other finalists are College of DuPage in Illinois and Rockland Community College in New York.
(CMT) In an effort to increase the number of work-ready residents in the state, CMT has joined forces with TBR - The College System of Tennessee, for a free multi-city concert tour targeting rural areas of the state this spring to encourage Tennesseans to pursue higher education. The tour will begin on April 3 and travel to four Community Colleges across the state.
A Search Advisory Committee has selected two finalists for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski. The candidates will visit the campus March 1 and March 4 to meet with faculty, staff and students – the next step in the selection process.
The finalists are:
Representatives from Jackson State Community College and Murray State University met at the City Hall in Paris, TN, February 18 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership that will offer JSCC students a structured, guaranteed pathway for transferring to MSU.
The MOU provides a seamless transition from a JSCC associate degree program to an MSU bachelor's degree program.