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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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TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet June 13

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 13. The committee will discuss recommendations on maintenance fee proposals and tuition as well as changes in mandatory and incidental fees.

Meeting materials are available here.

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 noon on June 13.

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Teacher Prep Alliance Meets in Nashville; Governor Addresses Group

Colleges and universities across the state are transforming the way they prepare Tennessee’s teachers, and the spotlight was on them this Thursday.

As more emphasis is placed on student outcomes through the Race to the Top competition, more attention is focused on preparing teachers to become more successful in the K-12 classroom.

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