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Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 5 to begin discussions of student fees for 2019-20 academic year

Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, to begin discussions of student fees at the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology for the 2019-20 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 9 a.m. CT Feb. 5 – the first of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss fees other than tuition. The other meetings are set for 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m. March 12.

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Nashville State Community College awards Associate degrees to 23 inmates in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Initiative

Nashville State President Shanna Jackson addresses graduates

Twenty-three inmates at Tennessee’s Turney Center Industrial Complex were awarded their Associates degrees by Nashville State Community College during a special graduation ceremony Jan.24 at the prison near Only, Tenn.

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Student government presidents discuss ways to support TN Reconnect and other students

Student government presidents gather for quarterly meeting

More than two dozen student leaders from Tennessee colleges and universities discussed ways to support new adult learners arriving under the Tennessee Reconnect program and students with various needs when they gathered for the quarterly meeting of the Student Government Presidents Council on Jan. 25.

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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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TCAT Pulaski Presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 10

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski

The Search Advisory Committee assisting in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski will hold its orientation meeting and public forum Jan. 10 at the college’s main campus in Pulaski.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT in the college’s main administration and classroom building at 1233 East College Street, Pulaski. The meeting will open with a forum in which members of the public and the college community can express their views about the search and the characteristics the next president should have.

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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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TCAT Memphis & Southwest reach out to displaced Vatterott & L'Ecole Culinaire students

HVAC students

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are reaching out to students of Vatterott Career College and L’Ecole Culinaire campuses in Memphis that closed on Monday.

Vatterott Educational Centers Inc. announced Monday that it is closing all of its institutions in several states, effective immediately. It operated three campuses in Memphis: Vatterott Career College’s locations on Appling Farms Parkway and Dividend Drive and L’Ecole Culinaire in Cordova.

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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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