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TBR Schedules Committee Chairs, Audit and Academic Policies & Programs Committee Meetings Nov. 19

Tennessee Board of Regents Committee Chairs, Audit Committee and Academic Policies and Programs Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Committee Chairs meeting will begin at noon CST and include the following agenda items:

1. Finance and Business Issues

2. Legislative Initiatives and Legislative Briefings

3. Update on the Director’s Search at Morristown

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Travel Per-Diem Increases Take Effect Oct. 1

Effective October 1, 2013, the federal CONUS travel per diems are increasing. Below are rates that will change:

  • Lunch at $51 per diem rate increase from $11 to $12

General Lodging Changes:

  • Level I Counties and Cities increase from $107 to $122 + tax
  • Level II Counties and Cities increase from $97 to $102 + tax
  • Level III Counties and Cities increase from $77 to $83 + tax

Lodging changes under Exception One (chancellor, presidents, directors, etc.)

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TBR System Office Experiencing Email Difficulties

The Tennessee Board of Regents System Office is migrating e-mail and other services to the Office 365 cloud offering. Unfortunately, issues with the old e-mail system are resulting in significant delays in the delivery of some messages, and in some instances messages may bounce back as undeliverable. We apologize for this inconvenience. The move to the cloud will address the problem, but it may take a few weeks to completely move all staff members to the new Office 365 e-mail system.

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TBR Discusses Completion Agenda, Approves Academic Programs, Prior Learning Credit, Campus Salary Plans

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved new academic programs, a policy to award credits for prior learning, and salary plans for all TBR institutions, among other actions at its quarterly meeting at Austin Peay State University today.

The Board also heard a report highlighting the system’s progress toward its completion goal, the TBR’s effort to increase the numbers of degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded as part of the state’s Drive to 55 initiative.

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TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 19-20

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20.

Committee meetings will take place Thursday and begin at 1 p.m. CDT in the Mabry Concert Hall of the Music Mass Communications Building. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Academic Policies and Programs, Personnel and Compensation, and Finance and Business Operations.

The full Board will meet on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the same location.

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TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings Sept. 4

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, Committee Chairs, and Audit Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 4.The Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance will meet at 12:45 p.m. CDT to review and act on the system’s 2014-15 Capital Budget Request and report on capital match plans. The Committee Chairs will meet immediately following the capital outlay and maintenance meeting. The agenda includes: I. Finance and business issues II.

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Cleveland State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Cleveland State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, Sept. 16. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Room J113 on the Cleveland State campus. Cleveland State’s current president, Carl Hite, previously announced his plan to retire in December after leading the college for 17 years. The new president is expected to be named by the end of the year.

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President Obama Cites Tennessee’s Efforts at Higher Ed Reform

The White House released a fact sheet this morning on President Barak Obama’s plan to make the nation’s colleges more affordable. Included in it and noted in the President’s speech today is recognition of Tennessee’s innovative higher education reform efforts and Austin Peay State University’s Degree Compass program.

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Leaders Look for Ways to Tie Grads’ Skills to Employers’ Needs

Industry, the public workforce system and higher education leaders from across Middle Tennessee gathered last week to help identify and close the gap between the skills Tennessee’s college students learn and what employers need for their workforce.

The group heard from Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan about the impact their efforts can have on the state’s economy.

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