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TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 20

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.

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Search committee selects 4 finalists for presidency at Nashville State Community College

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A search advisory committee has selected four finalists for the next president of Nashville State Community College. All four will participate in campus visits and forums during the week of Feb. 12, the next step in the selection process.

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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 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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Board of Regents member Joey Hatch inducted into Public Schools Hall of Fame

Regent Joey Hatch at Public School Hall of Fame induction

Regent Hatch was among four community leaders inducted into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame Wednesday. He is the second Regent in the Hall, following Board Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds' induction in 2012.

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Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers

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The first class of Tennessee Promise students entered college in the fall of 2015. After four semesters, 56.2 percent of the first class of Promise students are either still enrolled, have earned a college credential, or transferred to a four-year university. That compares to 38.9 percent of their peers – a 17.3 percentage point difference.

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