TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Franklin

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Friday, March 29, at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Chestnut Ballroom.

The Board will hear reports from Chancellor John Morgan, presidents and directors, and approve minutes of the Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance.

Action items include:

1. Proposed Program Terminations, Modifications, and New Technical Program Implementations

2. Approval of New Degree Programs

3. Revisions to the Following Campus Student Disciplinary Policies

• Austin Peay State University

• East Tennessee State University

• Middle Tennessee State University

• Jackson State Community College

• Motlow State Community College

• Nashville State Community College

• Pellissippi State Community College

• Southwest Tennessee State Community College

• Volunteer State Community College

• Walters State Community College

4. Revision to TBR Policy 2:03:00:00 – Admissions

A. Changes Required from the New Tennessee Diploma Required for High School Graduation Effective Spring 2013

B. Regarding Medical or Health Information – Section I.C.

5. Approval of the March 27, 2013 Minutes of the Special Called Meeting of the Finance and Business Operations Committee that includes:

A. Recommendation on Mandatory and Incidental Fee Requests

B. Minutes from the March 14, 2013 Meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance that includes changes to the Matching Capital Program Guidance to TBR Institutions

6. Request to Name the College of Education at Austin Peay State University

7. Request to Name a New Dormitory at Austin Peay State University

8. Request to Name the Academic Building at the Dyersburg State Community College Jimmy Naifeh Center

A full agenda and meeting materials are available on the TBR website at http://www.tbr.edu/about/default.aspx?id=1390. All meetings are open to the public and the press as observers. Any member of the public or media who plans to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, so access can be arranged. The meetings are also accessible to view via live streaming video at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tennessee-board-of-regents using the password tbr2011.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend should contact Greppin-Watts to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received by 3:00 p.m. March 27 as well.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is among the nation’s largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 technology centers, providing programs across the state to more than 200,000 students.


The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.