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Tennessee Open Education

As part of its continuing strategy to reduce the costs of college attendance and increase equity in access and student success, the Tennessee Board of Regents is awarding grants totaling $477,624.00 to 19 faculty-led teams at 11 colleges and universities to create free Open Educational Resources (OER) for their courses.

The 72 faculty members, librarians, instructional designers and other professional staff who comprise the teams will collaborate and innovate within and across campuses to transform their courses with support from the OER Grant Program. 

Vol State presidential search begins

The Search Advisory Committee leading the search for the next president of Volunteer State Community College has scheduled its first meeting and a public forum on Wednesday, April 28.

The forum is scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. CT, with the committee’s meeting immediately following at 9:30 a.m. – both by teleconferencing due to health and safety precautions for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center Inaugural Ceremony

The College System of Tennessee is proud to be a major part of the new Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center in Lawrenceburg, whose opening was celebrated Friday by the Lawrence County community.

Vol State Campus

The Search Advisory Committee that will lead the search for the next president of Volunteer State Community College has been appointed and will meet April 28, following a public forum on the search process.

Regent MaryLou Apple will chair the 18-member committee, which also includes Regents Joey Hatch and Emily J. Reynolds and representatives of the college’s students, faculty, staff and alumni, and civic and business leaders from the community. The complete list of members is below.

Willie Huffman, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Paris and McKenzie

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Willie Huffman as the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Paris and McKenzie, and approved criteria for the next presidents of Volunteer State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville.

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The College System of Tennessee honored the outstanding students, faculty and staff members, two colleges of the year and the philanthropists, volunteers and partners who support them in the system’s third annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Awards ceremony today.

The six individual SOAR Award winners are from Chattanooga State, Southwest Tennessee and Walters State Community Colleges and the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Oneida, Pulaski and Shelbyville.

News Title Post date
Tennessee Board of Regents sets new tuition, fees for colleges and universities; adopts policy on firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change 06/24/2016
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 23-24 at Northeast State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations, Policies on Firearms 06/17/2016
TBR Finance Committee and Committee Chairs to meet June 7 05/31/2016
Board to vote Friday on Tony Miksa as new president for Walters State 05/24/2016
Northeast, Southwest Tennessee community colleges selected for dual enrollment Pell grants 05/18/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 11 05/04/2016
Chancellor David Gregory's statement regarding the campus gun bill 05/02/2016
Candidates for Walters State Presidential Search Narrowed to 3; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of April 18 04/11/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 12 04/06/2016
Transforming remedial programs = Dramatic gains in student success 04/05/2016
TBR sees success rates for unprepared students soar; Approves new programs, fees and naming opportunities 03/30/2016
TBR plans quarterly meeting March 30 at Columbia State’s new Williamson campus 03/24/2016
TBR Schedules 4 Committee Meetings March 15 03/08/2016
TBR task force to review campus safety and security commences March 4 03/02/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 25 02/18/2016
Walters State presidential search public forum and search committee meet Feb. 24 02/18/2016
TBR plans Feb. 18 meeting to discuss FOCUS Act, campus safety 02/11/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents Co-Requisite Remediation Model Produces Giant Leaps in Student Success in Math and English 01/29/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 4 01/28/2016