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At its quarterly meeting June 17-18, the Tennessee Board of Regents will consider tuition and fee increases averaging 1.83 to 1.87 at the state’s community and technical colleges – equating to $24 per trimester at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and $42 to $45 per semester at the community colleges.

Gov. Bill Lee with Tennessee National Guard personnel

With Gov. Bill Lee’s expansion of the STRONG Act on May 17, there is no better time for Tennessee National Guardsmen to take advantage of incentives and benefits regarding their civilian education. While programs like the GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance have been around for some time, improvements to the Tennessee STRONG Act offer more educational options than ever before. Guardsmen can graduate with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or attend a technical school almost completely debt-free.

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The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting June 11 to consider its recommendations for student tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. The committee’s recommendations will then be considered and acted on by the full Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting June 18.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2021-22 announced

Thirteen faculty and staff members from the College System of Tennessee are among the 21 from colleges and universities statewide selected to participate in the 2021-22 Class of the Maxine Smith Fellows program.

The Maxine Smith Fellows program provides professional development, training and advancement opportunities for participants from traditionally underrepresented groups at the College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and the state’s locally governed public universities. Members meet monthly for a year, starting this month.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ committee chairs, the Audit Committee and the Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet Tuesday, June 1, to receive informational updates and review and consider a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting on June 17-18, including a discussion of the 2015-25 Strategic Plan Mid-Cycle Review.

Engineering Systems Technology student programs a robot in the robotics skills lab at JSCC

Jackson State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) at Jackson have signed an articulation agreement that will allow TCAT students in the Industrial Maintenance Integrated Automation program to have a more seamless transfer of credits to JSCC’s Engineering Systems Technology (EST) program.

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USDA Rural Development grant to Tennessee Board of Regents will assist workforce readiness in Chester, Decatur, Henderson & Perry counties 09/15/2019
Board of Regents meets Sept. 19-20 in Greeneville. Agenda includes fall enrollment, state budget requests, new entrepreneurship program 09/12/2019
Six College System of Tennessee leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020 09/06/2019
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 83,000 students for first day of Fall Semester 08/26/2019
Board of Regents Audit Committee & Committee Chairs to meet Aug. 27 08/20/2019
Southwest Tennessee Community College offering classes at UT Martin's Somerville Center 08/02/2019
Tennessee college students win 42 medals at SkillsUSA national competitions 07/05/2019
Southwest's President Hall appointed to AACC Commission on Economic & Workforce Development 06/25/2019
Board of Regents approves tuition & fees, campus construction project recommendations, other business in quarterly meeting 06/21/2019
Board of Regents quarterly meeting June 20-21. Agenda includes tuition & fees, new construction recommendations 06/13/2019
President Ashford & President Flora selected for Leadership Tennessee Class of 2020 06/11/2019
Board of Regents to consider tuition & fee increases averaging 2.45 percent at June 21 meeting 06/04/2019
System Marketing Team Wins 9 Awards at Annual State Conference 06/03/2019
TBR committees to meet June 4. Agendas include tuition & mandatory fee recommendations 05/29/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet May 22 to continue discussion of student tuition & mandatory fees for 2019-20 05/17/2019
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis breaks ground for new Bartlett Campus 05/15/2019
Board of Regents to meet May 14 to consider policy revisions and a building naming 05/09/2019
It's Commencement season in the College System of Tennessee 05/03/2019
Columbia State, University of North Alabama announce partnership 05/02/2019
Motlow State Automation & Robotics Training Center now open for business 04/30/2019