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TBR, UT Announce 50 Guaranteed Transfer Pathways between Community Colleges and Universities

Community college students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree now have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee, if they choose one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and the UT systems have collaborated to create 50 “Tennessee Transfer Pathways” for timely and cost-effective transitioning from a two- to four-year degree. All pathways are effective for the fall 2011 semester.

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TBR Hosts Site Review for Nursing Accrediting Commission

The Regents Online Degree Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Genesco Building located at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37217-2833. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

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ETSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University has been selected and will meet for the first time Aug. 22.

The advisory committee will meet Monday, Aug. 22, at the ETSU Millennium Centre in Mountain States Health Alliance Meeting Room 237. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. EST. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the search criteria for the new president from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Millennium Centre.

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TBR Approves Next Step to Allow U of Memphis to Offer Classes on Lambuth Campus

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted this morning to approve the next step in the process to allow the University of Memphis to establish a satellite campus at the former Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.

Classes could begin as early as Aug. 27 if approvals and requirements are met.

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Complete College America to provide $1 million for innovation to speed student success

From Governor Haslam's Newsroom: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that the state has been awarded $1 million to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion. The grant is provided by Complete College America as part of its national Completion Innovation Challenge grant competition.

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Board to Hold Special Telephonic Meeting July 29

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special-called meeting via telephone on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m. CDT.

The meeting will allow the Board to receive and act on a report from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission about the acquisition of the former Lambuth campus for use by the University of Memphis. Other business will be discussed as needed.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. on July 28.

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TBR Supports TSU Program Restructuring; President Shields

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has approved and supports Tennessee State University’s academic restructuring plan announced this spring.

The plan discontinued six academic programs that are not productive or mission-essential to the university; reorganized and/or consolidated marginally productive but mission-essential academic programs; realigned a number of academic programs and colleges/schools; and reorganize academic schools and colleges.

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Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 23-24

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Nashville State Community College on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 23 in Room S-118 of the Student Services Building. Committees will meet in this order: Finance and Business Operations; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs; Business, Community and Public Affairs; and Committee on Tennessee Technology Centers. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the same location.

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