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TBR News
12/03/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Dec. 10. The agenda includes action on criteria for the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at McKenzie and Paris, new programs at Colleges of Applied Technology, and several informational reports.

The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee, comprised of the state's 13 Community Colleges and 27 Colleges of Applied Technology.  

A young reader enjoys learning about technical careers in a new children’s book from Tennessee’s Colleges of Applied Technology.
11/25/2020

It’s no secret that Tennessee, like much of the nation, has experienced a shortage of skilled workers in recent years – with high demands for more nurses, computer technicians, welders and other technical fields. In an effort to encourage more young Tennesseans to consider one of these many careers, TBR – The College System of Tennessee has premiered an original children’s book entitled “Let’s Explore Technical Careers.”

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab
11/20/2020

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are ready to help Tennesseans who want to learn a new career or new skills. With Tennessee Reconnect, it’s tuition-free – and enrolling in classes online or in your community is easy.

TBR News
11/11/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ committee chairs and the Audit Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, to receive updates and review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans
11/10/2020

Military veterans at Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are being honored in Veterans Day activities this week – and one veteran at each college will be awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Chancellor Flora W. Tydings established the new commendation as a system-level award to honor the service, bravery and sacrifices of military veterans in the campus communities. It supplements Veterans Day ceremonies, observances or recognitions that the colleges traditionally conduct.

three students studying rocks
10/21/2020

As part of its continuing work to reduce the costs of college attendance and increase equity in student outcomes, the Tennessee Board of Regents is awarding grants to faculty teams at seven community colleges to create learning materials for their courses that students will use for free, in lieu of commercially published textbooks.

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Cleveland State & Motlow State community colleges win 2 of the 3 annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia 05/22/2020
Jackson State Community College conducts virtual forums for its presidential finalists 05/11/2020
Two College System of TN students awarded prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 04/28/2020
Board of Regents Finance Committee to meet April 29 to begin review of tuition, fees for 2020-21 04/23/2020
Nine TN Colleges of Applied Technology win SkillsUSA Chapters of Excellence designation; Advisor of the Year named 04/16/2020
College System honors its Outstanding Students, Faculty & Staff Members, & Colleges in second annual SOAR Awards 04/07/2020
TN Board of Regents spring quarterly meeting is April 7 by conference call. Agenda includes SOAR Awards winners, new programs & policies 04/02/2020
TN community & technical colleges help protect health professionals 03/23/2020
Systemwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 03/16/2020
Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology given broad operational flexibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 03/12/2020
Two TN Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet March 10 03/05/2020
Four finalists selected for Jackson State Community College's next president. Campus visits set for March 16-19 02/28/2020
Chattanooga State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn national Leader College status 02/21/2020
National Signing Day for high school students pursuing career & technical educations 02/20/2020
TBR Audit Committee to meet Feb. 11 02/05/2020
TBR Finance Committee sets meetings on student fees for Feb. 7, Feb. 20 & March 10 02/03/2020
Congratulations to our December graduates! 12/20/2019
Board of Regents approves 12 new training programs at Colleges of Applied Technology in its quarterly meeting 12/12/2019
Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Dec. 12. Agenda includes 12 new student training programs at TCATs 12/06/2019
TBR Strategic Plan Steering Committee convenes Dec. 11 to launch plan review 12/06/2019

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