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TBR Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Rates

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations yesterday recommended increases in tuition/maintenance fees that are lower than recent years thanks to improved state funding.

The committee decided to recommend increases of 3 percent for each of the 13 community colleges across the state and ranging from 1.4 to 6 percent for the six TBR universities.

Students at the Tennessee Technology Centers will not see a maintenance fee increase.

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UT, TBR Partner with Coursera to Pilot Technology for Courses

The University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems are working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses, to develop a pilot program using the company’s technology to enhance online and campus-based blended learning courses.

Coursera announced its partnerships with 10 state university systems and public university flagships across the U.S. in national media today.

The agreement with UT and TBR systems will involve an 18-month pilot program to test Coursera’s technology platform for class offerings.

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TBR Schedules Finance, Audit, Committee Chairs and Personnel Committee Meetings June 4

Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs, and Personnel and Compensation Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 4.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 10 a.m. CDT to consider maintenance fee and tuition rate recommendations.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at approximately 11 a.m. The agenda includes:

I. Informational reporting

a. Review of Comptroller’s Office audit reports

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TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 16

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 16.

The committee will discuss the Stark Loan Fund and continue discussions related to maintenance fee and tuition rate proposals. The full Tennessee Board of Regents will vote on any tuition and fee recommendations at its June 21 quarterly meeting at Walters State Community College in Morristown.

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Brad Martin to serve as U of M interim president as campus prepares for national search

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named R. Brad Martin, a member of the university’s Board of Visitors and retired chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated, to serve as interim president of the University of Memphis effective July 1.

Martin will begin working with retiring U of M President Shirley Raines on April 25 and through the rest of her tenure to prepare for the role. Raines recently announced her retirement effective June 30 after leading the campus for 12 years.

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TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Franklin

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Friday, March 29, at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Chestnut Ballroom.

The Board will hear reports from Chancellor John Morgan, presidents and directors, and approve minutes of the Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance.

Action items include:

1. Proposed Program Terminations, Modifications, and New Technical Program Implementations

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TBR Schedules Finance Committee Meeting March 27

The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. CT at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn.

The agenda includes:

I. Consideration of fee requests

a. Mandatory fee requests

b. Non-mandatory (incidental) fee requests

c. Housing fee requests

d. Learning support software course fee

II. Volunteer State Community College request for out-of-state tuition waiver

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TBR to Reschedule Finance Committee Meeting; Audit and Committee Chairs Meet March 12

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will not meet on March 12 as previously announced.

The TBR Audit Committee and Committee Chairs will continue to meet in Nashville on Tuesday, March 12, as originally planned, but the Committee Chairs meeting will now meet at 1 p.m.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee will be rescheduled for a later date. Public notice will be made when the meeting is set.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT. The agenda includes:

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