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2006 Commission Meeting Archive


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
January 26, 2006 - 1:00 p.m. CST

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: November 17, 2005

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

I.            Academic Affairs

      A.            New Academic Programs

              1.            Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Memphis

              2.            Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Memphis

              3.            Master of Science in Health Informatics & Information Management, UT Memphis Health Science Center

              4.            Master of Science in Cytopathology Practice, UT Memphis Health Science Center

              5.            Master of Science in Military History, Austin Peay State University

              6.            Master of Occupational Therapy, Tennessee State University

              7.            Master of Science in Allied Health, East Tennessee State University

              8.            Master of Professional Studies, RODP

              9.            Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

          10.            Associate of Science in Teaching, TBR Community Colleges

          11.            Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Chattanooga State Technical Community College

          12.            Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Jackson State Community College

      B.            Articulation and Transfer Status Report

      C.            Post Approval Monitoring Follow-up Reports

     D.            Temporary Authorization of New Institutions, Postsecondary Authorization Act

     E.            Approval of New Programs, Postsecondary Authorization Act

II.            Fiscal Affairs

      A.            October 31 Revised Budgets, 2005-06

III.            Policy, Planning and Research

      A.            Challenge 2010: Annual Master Plan Progress Report

      B.            2005 Lottery Scholarship Profile

IV.            GEAR UP Status Report

V.            Geier Status Report

VI.            Administrative Items

o    Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 20, 2006


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
April 20, 2006 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes

o    Corrected Minutes of November 17, 2005 Meeting

o    January 26, 2006 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

I.            Academic Affairs

      A.            Status of Public Health Initiatives

      B.            State P-16 Council Mathematics Curricula Alignment Initiative

      C.            Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, East Tennessee State University

     D.            Rename and Restructure of the Center of Excellence in Waste Management Research and Education Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

       E.            Postsecondary School Authorization

              1.            Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007)

              2.            Authorization of New Institutions

              3.            Approval of New Programs

II.            Policy, Planning and Research

o    GEAR UP Status Report

III.            Fiscal Affairs

 .        THEC Audit Committee Charter

A.     Tuition and Fee Recommendations FY 2006-07

B.     Amendment to the FY 2006-07 Disclosed Capital Projects List

IV.            Minority Teacher Education Awards, 2006-07

V.            Legislative Issues

VI.            Geier Status Report

VII.            Administrative Items

 .        Commission Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure

A.     Summer Commission Meeting, July 27, 2006

Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
July 27, 2006 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes

o    April 20, 2006 Meeting

o    June 28, 2006 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

·         Resolutions of Appreciation for Jim Powell and Dawn Blackwell

I.            Academic Affairs

      A.            Institute of Public Health Status Report

      B.            P-16 Status Report

      C.            New Academic Programs

              1.            East Tennessee State University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

              2.            East Tennessee State University, Ph.D. in Environmental Health

              3.            East Tennessee State University, Dr.P.H. Doctor of Public Health

              4.            University of Memphis, M.P.H. in Public Health

              5.            Tennessee State University, College of Public Service and Urban Affairs, B.S. in Urban Studies

              6.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, M.S. in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

              7.            University of Tennessee Chattanooga, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

              8.            University of Tennessee Chattanooga, B.S. in Electrical Engineering

              9.            Northeast State Technical Community College, A.A.S. in Public Safety and Justice Administration

          10.            Northeast State Technical Community College, Certificate in Chemical Process Operations

     D.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

              3.            Recommendations for Appointment to Postsecondary Education Authorization Committee

       E.            GEAR UP Status Report

       F.            Fiscal Affairs

A.                 Consideration of FY 2006-07 Operating Budgets

B.                 Audit Committee

                           1.            Status Report

                           2.            Process for Employees and Citizens to Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse - Pamphlet Attached

                           3.            New Commission Policies

                                  1.            Code of Conduct

                                  2.            Outside Employment

                                  3.            Conflict of Interest

     G.            Geier Status Report

     H.            Title VI Implementation Plan Update and Compliance Report

I.            Administrative Items

A .     Election of 2006-07 Officers

B.       Fall Commission Meeting, November 16, 2006


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
November 16, 2006 - 1:00 p.m. CST

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: July 27, 2006 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

I.            Academic Affairs

      A.            Status of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health

      B.            Post-Approval Monitoring Status Report

      C.            Status of the Tennessee P-16 Initiative

     D.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

II.            Fiscal Affairs

      A.            2007-2008 Appropriations
                     Recommendations: Operating, Capital Outlay, and Capital Maintenance

      B.            Presentation of the University of Memphis Campus Master Plan

III.            Policy, Planning and Research

      A.            Fall 2006 Enrollment Report

IV.            GEAR UP Status Report

V.            Rules Revision

1.                  Authorization and Regulation of Postsecondary Education Institutions and Their Agents
                     Chapter 1540-1-2

VI.            Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program Awards, 2006-07

VII.            Post-Geier Status Report

VIII.            Administrative Items

A .    Schedule of 2007 Commission Meetings

B.     Status of Audit Committee