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200 educators attend 2nd annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference for student success

2019 Statewide High Impact Practice Conference

Two hundred college faculty and staff from across Tennessee participated in the second annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference Thursday, conducted and led by the TBR Office of Student Success.

High Impact Practices are data-driven teaching, advising and experiential practices that help our students learn, advance and graduate. The integration of HIP activities into the curricular and co-curricular work of our colleges results in the graduation of more globally aware, solution-oriented and workforce-ready students.

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Ten emerging higher education leaders comprise Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019

Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019

Ten college and university faculty and staff members from across Tennessee have begun their year of leadership study and training as the Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019.

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Board of Regents honors Gov. Bill Haslam, hears update on new Warranty program, approves new technical programs

TBR Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds presents Resolution to Gov. Bill Haslam

The Tennessee Board of Regents today named the building housing the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center as “The Bill Haslam Center” in honor of Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Board also approved a resolution summarizing Gov. Haslam’s work and accomplishments for higher education and Tennessee students – including the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs – and expressing gratitude to him for his service as both Governor and chair of the Board of Regents.

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Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Dec. 13. Agenda includes rollout of new Warranty for graduates of technical programs

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, with an agenda that includes a formal rollout of its new Warranty for graduates of technical programs, revised budgets, new academic and technical programs, new and revised policy proposals and updates on various initiatives.

The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee – the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology. The board will convene at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 in the first-floor boardroom at the System Office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville.

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TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College

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Several College System of Tennessee institutions and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are reaching out to students of two proprietary colleges whose parent company announced are discontinuing operations.

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Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success

Community College Research Center report

Tennessee's community colleges are “probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms” of any community college system in the nation, a new study by Columbia University concludes.

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Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ statement today regarding UT President Joe DiPietro’s retirement announcement:

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Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class

TNTrained's second class at TCAT Murfreesboro's Smyrna Campus

Fifty-one educators and economic development professionals from state and local agencies assembled this week to launch the second class in the TNTrained program, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee and the state departments that help recruit new jobs to Tennessee.

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Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs

Mechatronics instructors and students

Four Tennessee community colleges are each receiving a $250,000 state grant to help high school students earn two-year degrees in the high-demand field of mechatronics.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings announced that Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Motlow State and Roane State community colleges will receive the funding. The grants were funded by a $1 million appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 State Budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Study: College System increases graduates’ earnings, generates economic output of $1.06 billion

Community college graduates

Students who earned a degree, certificate or other credential from Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges in the 2016-17 academic year are projected to earn a total of $940.7 million annually during their working careers – about $224.2 million more each year than they would without a postsecondary credential, according to a new economic impact study by the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee.

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