Committee of Postsecondary Educational Institutions

The General Assembly created the Committee on Postsecondary Educational Institutions through the enactment of Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-7-207. Pursuant to this statute, the Committee exercises such powers and undertakes such obligations as are delegated to it by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The Committee regularly schedules four meetings a year. Committee members are permitted to participate in meetings by telephone.  At each of these meetings, the Committee considers new institutions, new programs, applications for Optional Expedited Authorization, and reauthorizations of existing institutions for recommendation to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Below is a current list of application deadlines and quarterly meeting dates. From time-to-time, the Committee hears discussions on or addresses other items, such as rulemaking proceedings, on-going litigation, and legislative issues.

All meetings are held at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee in the 18th floor boardroom at 10:00 a.m. central standard time. An agenda for each meeting is posted to this webpage as soon as available. Training for new institutions is provided immediately following each meeting. If you are interested in attending training and you are not representing a new institution you should contact Teresa Warren at teresa.warren@tn.gov at least one week prior to the meeting date.

Deadline Date for Application Committee Meeting Agenda
11/10/2016 1/12/2017 Agenda
1/20/2017 4/20/2017 Agenda
4/17/2017 7/14/2017 Agenda
7/28/2017 10/26/2017 TBD
10/16/2017 TBD TBD

2016 Meeting Agendas

Postsecondary State Authorization