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2005 Commission Meeting Archive


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
January 27, 2005 - 1:00 p.m. CST

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: November 18, 2004

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

1.      Academic Affairs

1.      New Academic Programs

1.      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public History, Middle Tennessee State University

2.      Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Tennessee State University

3.      Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Recording Arts and Technology, Middle Tennessee State University

4.      Honors College, East Tennessee State University

5.      University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Change of Focus from the Center of Excellence in Computer Applications to the Center of Excellence in Computational Engineering

2.      Articulation and Transfer Status Report

3.      Post Approval monitoring Follow-up Reports

4.      Update on the Tennessee College of Public Health

5.      Report on Pharmacy Education

6.      Temporary Authorization of New Institutions, Postsecondary Authorization Act

7.      Approval of New Programs, Postsecondary Authorization Act

2.      Fiscal Affairs

o    October 31 Revised Budgets, 2004-05

3.      Policy, Planning and Research

1.      2005 Annual Report on the Condition of Higher Education in Tennessee

2.      Master Plan Update

3.      2004 Lottery Scholarship Profile

4.      Rules Revision

o    Authorization and Regulation of Postsecondary Education Institutions and Their Agents

o    Chapter 1540-1-2

5.      Geier Status Report

6.      Improving Teacher Quality Supplemental Awards

7.      Administrative Items

o    Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 14, 2005


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
April 14, 2005 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: January 27, 2005 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

o    SREB Doctoral Scholars Program

·         Systems' Reports

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

1.      Academic Affairs

1.      Status of Public Health Education

2.      Status of Pharmacy Education

3.      Postsecondary Education Authorization

1.      Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

2.      Authorization of New Institutions

3.      Approval of New Programs

4.      Policy, Planning and Research

1.      Lottery Update

2.      Creating Partnerships for a Better Tennessee: The 2005-2010 Master Plan

3.      Proposed Revision of Performance Funding Standards for FY 2005-2010 Cycle

5.      Fiscal Affairs

  Proposed Revision of the Higher Education Funding Formula

6.      Rules Revision

1.      Authorization and Regulation of Postsecondary Education Institutions and Their Agents
Chapter 1540-1-2
(Large PDF - 60 pages)

2.      Public Higher Education Fee Waivers for State Employees
Chapter 1540-1-4

3.      Public Higher Education Fee Discounts for Children of Licensed Public School Teachers and State Employees
Chapter 1540-1-5

7.      Minority Teacher Education Awards, 2005-06

8.      Legislative Issues

9.      Geier Status Report

10. Administrative Items

  Summer Commission Meeting, July 14, 2005


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
July 14, 2005 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: April 14 and June 8, 2005 Meetings

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

·         Resolution of Appreciation for Kevin Teets, Jr.

1.      Academic Affairs

1.      New Academic Programs

1.      East Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and College of Pharmacy

2.      University of Tennessee Memphis Health Science Center, Master of Dental Hygiene (M.D.H)

3.      University of Memphis, Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioinformatics

4.      University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communications, Major in Public Relations

5.      University of Tennessee at Martin, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, Major in Finance

6.      University of Memphis, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (B.S.B.E)

7.      Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management Technology

8.      East Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geology

9.      Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Security Engineering

10. Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) ni Media Technologies

11. Nashville State Technical Community College, Technical Certificate in Web Development

2.      Post Approval Monitoring Report

3.      Public Health Initiatives

4.      Postsecondary Education Authorization

1.      Authorization of New Institutions

2.      Approval of New Programs

3.      Recommendations for Appointment to Postsecondary Education Authorization Committee

5.      Fiscal Affairs

1.      Consideration of FY 2005-06 Operating Budgets

2.      Policy on Self Supporting Academic Entities

3.      Presentation of the Motlow State Community College, Cleveland State Community College, and Pellissippi State Technical Community College Master Plans

6.      Rules Revision

  Public Higher Education Fee Discounts for Children of Licensed Public School Teachers and State Employees
Chapter 1540-1-5

7.      Geier Status Report

8.      Title VI Implementation Plan Update and Compliance Report

9.      Administrative Items

Election of 2005-06 Officers

Fall Commission Meeting, November 17, 2005

Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
September 7, 2005 - 11:00 a.m. CDT

To: Commission Members

From: Richard G. Rhoda

Date: September 2, 2005

Enclosed for your review are briefing materials for the September 7 called meeting of the Commission, which will be held at 11:00 a.m., Central Time, in the Commission’s boardroom on the 18th floor of Parkway Towers. The agenda for the meeting is limited to the call, as follows:

1.      Consideration of the 2005-2010 Master Plan for Tennessee Higher Education (action item)

2.      Consideration of the Funding Formula (action item)

o    New Model Presentation

3.      Overview of the GEAR UP grant (information item)

4.      Overview of the legislative tuition study (information item)

The Commission staff is recommending approval of the new master plan and funding formula, both of which were reviewed recently with the legislative committee that was established for this purpose. The committee met on August 23 and discussed in depth various aspects of the plan and formula. A more thorough summary of the discussion will be presented on September 7.

With respect to the master plan, the final draft that is enclosed incorporates editorial changes that had been suggested over the course of the review process. It also reflects the recently announced GEAR UP grant award. Otherwise, the final draft is true to the provisions adopted in concept at the April 14 Commission meeting.

The enclosed summary of the new funding formula contains the same information that was presented and adopted in concept on April 14. A timeline of the development of the new formula has been added to demonstrate the level of review and input that has gone into this effort.

Also enclosed is a summary overview of the new GEAR UP grant.

THEC has received a State GEAR UP grant for twenty million dollars in federal funds over six years. Tennessee's GEAR UP project will promote student achievement and enhance awareness of the need to expand access to post-secondary education statewide, especially in those areas of the state that are traditionally underserved. Specifically, the Tennessee GEAR UP project aims to (1) increase the academic performance and preparation of students in order to prepare them for post-secondary education; (2) increase high school graduation rates and transition rates to post-secondary education; and (3) increase education expectations and aspirations for students and their families. The GEAR UP project will directly support access and student preparation goals of The 2005-2010 Master Plan for Tennessee Higher Education. Staff will provide more detailed information on September 7.

The last agenda item is a briefing on the study that is underway pursuant to a provision in the 2005 Appropriation Bill:

“The Tennessee Higher Education Commission shall, in conjunction with the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee, coordinate the creation of undergraduate tuition models for public higher education in Tennessee. The models shall include at least a five year projection of potential undergraduate tuition increases at public institutions of higher education including Tennessee Technology Centers. These models shall consider the impact of undergraduate student enrollment growth, the impact of Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, need-based financial aid programs, anticipated state appropriations, estimated maintenance and operational costs and other fixed costs, salary and benefit and technology costs, maintaining competitiveness with the respective institutions’ peer institutions, as well as other public and private institutions and any other relevant factors. This analysis shall also include an evaluation of the growth in higher education costs in relation to the consumer price index.”

A conference call meeting with Chancellor Manning and President Petersen was held earlier this week to review the study design and identify UT and TBR staff that will be engaged in the study.

We look forward to the meeting next Wednesday. Please advise regarding questions or comments concerning the agenda items.

Enclosures


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
November 17, 2005 - 1:00 p.m. CST

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes

o    July 14, 2005 Meeting

o    September 7, 2005 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

1.      Academic Affairs

1.      Status of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health

2.      Postsecondary Education Authorization

1.      Authorization of New Institutions

2.      Approval of New Programs

3.      Status of University of Phoenix Appeal of Civil Penalty

2.      Fiscal Affairs

1.      2006-2007 Appropriations Recommendations: Operating, Capital Outlay, and Capital Maintenance

2.      Appropriations, Tuition and Financial Aid Study Status Report

3.      Policy, Planning and Research

1.      Fall 2005 Enrollment and Lottery Scholarship Update

         (III.A Attachment)

2.      GEAR-UP Status Report

4.      Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program Awards, 2005-06

5.      Education Leadership Commission

6.      Policy Revisions

1.      New Policies and Reorganization of "Other Policies" Section

         (VI.A. Attachment)

2.      Revision to the Rules of the Commission

3.      Revised Policy on Disclosed Capital Projects

7.      Geier Status Report

8.      Administrative Items

1.      Schedule of 2006 Commission Meetings

2.      Creation of an Audit Committee of the Commission