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Tennessee Board of Regents approves new academic programs, receives reports on student success initiatives

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved new academic programs at several of its campuses and heard reports on enrollment trends and student success initiatives. Meeting in its regular quarterly December session in Nashville, the board also heard a report on satisfaction surveys of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology alumni and their employers.

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Board of Regents quarterly board meeting Dec. 1 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Nashville, with an agenda that includes a panel discussion on enrollment trends and their impact on student completion, consideration of new legislative proposals for the 2017 session of the General Assembly, and budget revisions for the current academic year.

Candidates in Jackson State presidential search narrowed to 4. Campus visits scheduled week of Nov. 14

Jackson State Community College

Four finalists have been selected in the search for the next president of Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. Each will participate in campus forums and community receptions next week.

Gov. Haslam announces record number of Tennessee Promise applicants, calls for mentors to help them

A record 60,780 high school seniors applied for the state’s groundbreaking program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees, That’s up from 58,286 applicants in 2014 and 59,621 applicants in 2015.

TBR's Dr. Robbie Melton wins national award for her work in educational technology

Dr. Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of mobilization and emerging technology at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been awarded the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies’ top honor for her work in educational technology. WCET honored Melton with its Richard Jonsen Award, given annually since 1998 to a member who is committed to improving postsecondary education through innovative uses of technology and for exceptional service to the cooperative.

TCAT Memphis & Bartlett High School plan partnership providing early college credit

Bartlett High School

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis and Bartlett City Schools will unveil a new partnership to provide college-level machine tool training to juniors and seniors at Bartlett High School, including the placement of a machine tool technology lab on the BHS campus to promote early college credit for in-demand skills. 

Two TBR leaders among Top 30 improving education through technology

TBR Leaders

Two senior Tennessee Board of Regents administrators – Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tristan Denley and Walters State Community College Assistant Vice President of Information and Educational Technologies Joe Sargent are among the Top 30 education technology leaders honored by the Center for Digital Education for their efforts to improve education through technology.

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