TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 20-21 at Cleveland State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 20 in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers, Academic Policies and Programs, Personnel and Compensation, and Finance and Business Operations. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Heritage Center’s Theater.

Program implementations, terminations and modifications are on the agenda for the TTC Committee, along with a recommendation for the new director at TTC-Crump and a report on the SkillsUSA National Awards. The Academic Policies and Programs Committee will discuss policy revisions and approval of a new community college degree program. Tenure upon appointment recommendations, system-wide compensation plans and the chancellor’s performance review will be discussed in the Personnel and Compensation Committee. The Finance and Business Operations Committee agenda includes policy approvals, a technology access fee report, approval of meeting minutes and presentation of the capital budget request.

New business for the full Board to consider on Friday includes approval of next year’s Board meeting dates and the naming of several buildings and facilities at campuses across the system.

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. The meetings are also accessible 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 Monica Greppin-Watts at Monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 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 no later than 4:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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

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.