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Educators, economic development professionals convene first TNTrained class

TNTrained kicks off its first class

About 80 educators and economic and workforce development professionals are assembled in Smyrna today for the first TNTrained class, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee, the state Department of Economic and Community Development and other state agencies.

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TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 6

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, to begin discussions of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Educators examine High Impact Practices for student success

High Impact Practices conference

More than 80 college faculty, staff and administrators from Tennessee’s 40 community and technical colleges gathered to discuss and share high impact practices (HIP) for student success at The College System of Tennessee’s “Get HIP to Teach” conference in Murfreesboro.

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College system selected to work on two high-level national student success initiatives

Business students at Nashville State Community College

The projects, both funded by the prestigious Lumina Foundation in partnership with other national higher education organizations, will work to scale up High Impact Practices that improve student success, and to encourage the use of Comprehensive Student Records, which detail more of students' learning experiences and competencies.

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Board approves warranty for new technical program graduates, with tuition-free retraining

Tennessee Board of Regents December 14, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.

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TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables offer insights into assisting adult learners achieve their dreams

TN Reconnect Strategic Roundtable at Jackson State Community College

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are stepping up their preparations to assist the adult learners who will enroll tuition-free in 2018 using the state’s new Tennessee Reconnect scholarship program.

As a series of 10 TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables wraps up today, it’s evident that Tennessee Board of Regents’ colleges will be well-prepared to help the anticipated large number of adults who will start classes in Fall 2018 with Reconnect paying their tuition and mandatory fees.

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Board of Regents to meet Dec. 14 at Volunteer State Community College; agenda includes warranty for technical program graduates

Volunteer State Community College

The board will convene at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Wemyss Auditorium of Caudill Hall on the campus of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.

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Laura Monks appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville

Laura Monks

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Laura Monks as the new president of the TCAT–Shelbyville. Monks has served as interim president since former president Ivan Jones retired Sept. 1 and her appointment as president is effective Nov. 1.

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Nashville State Community College president search committee selected. Public forum & committee meeting Oct. 25

Nashville State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Nashville State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting Oct. 25 after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

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