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TBR Supports TSU Program Restructuring; President Shields

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has approved and supports Tennessee State University’s academic restructuring plan announced this spring.

The plan discontinued six academic programs that are not productive or mission-essential to the university; reorganized and/or consolidated marginally productive but mission-essential academic programs; realigned a number of academic programs and colleges/schools; and reorganize academic schools and colleges.

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Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 23-24

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Nashville State Community College on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 23 in Room S-118 of the Student Services Building. Committees will meet in this order: Finance and Business Operations; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs; Business, Community and Public Affairs; and Committee on Tennessee Technology Centers. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the same location.

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TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet June 13

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 13. The committee will discuss recommendations on maintenance fee proposals and tuition as well as changes in mandatory and incidental fees.

Meeting materials are available here.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon on June 13.

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Teacher Prep Alliance Meets in Nashville; Governor Addresses Group

Colleges and universities across the state are transforming the way they prepare Tennessee’s teachers, and the spotlight was on them this Thursday.

As more emphasis is placed on student outcomes through the Race to the Top competition, more attention is focused on preparing teachers to become more successful in the K-12 classroom.

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Finance and Business Committee to Meet May 23

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 23, 2011. The committee will continue discussing a framework for maintenance fee proposals and any other business needed.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon on May 23.

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Regents to Meet May 12 to Consider PSCC President Appointment

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, May 12, to consider Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation that Dr. L. Anthony Wise Jr. be appointed president of Pellissippi State Community College. A copy of Wise’s resume is available online at http://www.tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=7022.

The committee will also consider for approval the recommended criteria for the search for a president of East Tennessee State University. Current president Paul Stanton announced his retirement effective January 14, 2012.

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TBR Chancellor Opposes Guns on Campus Legislation

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan is speaking out, expressing his concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff on college campuses if a bill being discussed in the legislature to allow guns on public campuses is passed.

Morgan has joined the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro, and numerous other presidents, faculty, staff and students of Tennessee’s public higher education institutions in opposing the bills.

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Slight Change in Interview Schedules for PSCC Presidential Candidates

A slight change has been made to the interview schedules for two of the candidates for president at Pellissippi State Community College.

The 4-5 p.m. ET receptions for David H. Devier and L. Anthony Wise have been swapped. Devier’s reception will now be held on Tuesday, April 12, and Wise’s reception is changed to Wednesday, April 13. No changes have been made to James L. Barrott’s schedule. An updated itinerary for all three candidates is available on the TBR.edu website at http://tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=7022.

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