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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.

News Title Post date
Two academic leaders from Tennessee community colleges selected for prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowships 04/30/2018
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 30 to begin review of tuition, mandatory fees for 2018-19 04/27/2018
First class of TNTrained graduates ready to assist in Tennessee’s jobs recruitment efforts 04/16/2018
Board of Regents approves criteria for next Northeast State Community College president, new degree programs, changes in student incidental fees 03/29/2018
Search Advisory Committee for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro meets April 2 03/27/2018
Board of Regents quarterly meeting is March 29; agenda includes criteria for next president of Northeast State Community College, student incidental fee changes 03/23/2018
Carrington Fox named College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year 03/21/2018
College System of Tennessee's 2nd Advising Academy focuses on adult learners 03/19/2018
Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Motlow State and Nashville State community colleges 03/13/2018
Board of Regents to meet March 13 to consider recommendations for new presidents of Motlow State, Nashville State community colleges 03/06/2018
Two Tennessee community colleges are finalists for prestigious national excellence awards 02/28/2018
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 20 02/14/2018
2018 All-Tennessee Academic Team honored at 22nd annual celebration 02/14/2018
Students, presidents participate in College System's Day on the Hill 02/14/2018
Search committee selects 4 finalists for presidency at Nashville State Community College 01/31/2018
Finalists selected for presidency of Motlow State Community College 01/31/2018
Educators, economic development professionals convene first TNTrained class 01/31/2018
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 6 01/31/2018
Educators examine High Impact Practices for student success 01/30/2018
College system selected to work on two high-level national student success initiatives 12/20/2017