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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.