TBR plans review of higher ed funding gaps, Personnel Committee and Quarterly Board meetings Dec. 10 and 11 in Nashville

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents plan to review Tennessee’s higher education funding models and projected funding gaps during a Board retreat on Dec. 10.

The retreat is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Tennessee Hospital Association building located at 5201 Virginia Way in Brentwood.

Board members will hear a discussion abut higher education funding in the regional and national context from Dave Spence, president of the Southern Region Education Board; a presentation on Tennessee’s economy and state revenues looking forward by Bill Fox, director of the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research; a review of the projected funding gap analysis; and a comparison of future availability of public resources with Board goals and aspirations.

A meeting of the TBR Committee on Personnel and Compensation will begin at 8:15 a.m. the next day, Dec. 11, in the Genesco Building in Nashville. On the agenda are: approval of revisions to the TBR policy on military leave, a proposal by the University of Memphis to increase its minimum wage, and implementation of the executive performance incentive plan approved last year.

The Board will then convene in regular quarterly session beginning at 9 a.m. CST in the Genesco Building Training Center.

The meeting agenda includes:

  1. Opening remarks and special presentations
  2. Minutes
  3. Report of the committees and approval of committee minutes
  4. Report of the Regents Award in Excellence in Philanthropy
  5. Report of the Chancellor
    1. Administrative Efficiency Scope of Work
    2. Update on the Business Process Model
    3. Approval of the 2015-2025 Strategic Plan
  6. Reports of Presidents and Directors
  7. Unfinished Business
    1. Approval of the Revision to the Bylaws as Noticed on September 26, 2014
  8. New Business
    1. Consent Agenda
      1. Proposed Revision to TBR Policy 4:03:03:50 Athletic and Other Group Travel
      2. Review and Consideration of New TBR Policy 4:01:05:70 Emergency Management Planning
      3. Proposed Revisions to TBR Policy 2:03:00:00 – Admissions (Dual Enrollment)
    2. Informational Reporting
      1. Financial Report Overview
      2. Employer and Alumni Survey Report for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology
      3. Private Fundraising Report
      4. Critical Conversations Initiative
    3. Action Items  
      1. Review and Approval of the Criteria for the President of Southwest Tennessee State Community College
      2. FY 2014-15 October Revised Budget
      3. Dual Enrollment Maintenance Fee
      4. 2015 System-wide Legislative Initiatives
      5. Approval of Program Proposals
      6. Review and Approval of New TBR Policy 2:02:00:02 – Reverse Transfer
      7. Approval of University Housing Policies
      8. Proposed Program Terminations, Modifications, and New Technical Program Implementations for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology
      9. Approval of the Minutes from the Dec. 11, 2014, Meeting of the Personnel and Compensation Committee
      10. Approval of the Resolution of Appreciation for Director William N. Ray

A full agenda and meeting materials will be available on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/december-2014-quarterly-board-meeting.

The Board retreat and 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 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, so building security clearance can be arranged. The committee and Board 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 no later than 4:30 p.m. CST Monday, Dec. 8.

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.

Meeting/Event Information
December 2014 Quarterly Board Meeting