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2008 Commission Meeting Archive


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
January 24, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. CST

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: November 15, 2007 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.            Post Approval Monitoring of Academic Programs

      B.            Status of the THEC Academic Program Inventory

      C.            Status of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health

     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, 2007-08

      B.            Presentation of the Middle Tennessee State University Master Plan Update

      C.            Presentation of the Pellissippi State Technical Community College Master Plan Update

III.            Policy, Planning and Research

      A.            2007 Lottery Scholarship Annual Report

      B.            2005-2010 Annual Master Plan Update

IV.            P-16 Initiatives/GEAR UP TN Status Report

V.            Legislative Report

VI.            Administrative Items

o    Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 24, 2008

Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
April 24, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: January 24, 2008 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.            Nashville State Technical Community College Technical Certificate in 3D Design and Graphics

      B.            Status of Tennessee Institute of Public Health

      C.            Tennessee Diploma Project Update

     D.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

              2.            Authorization of New Institutions

              3.            Approval of New Programs

II.            Policy, Planning and Research

      A.            Employment and Earnings Trends for Tennessee's Public Higher Education Graduates
                      (Dr. Bill Fox, Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Tennessee)

      B.            Graduate Education in Tennessee and its Role in the State Economy

III.            Fiscal Affairs

      A.            Amendment to the FY 2008-09 Disclosed Capital Projects List

      B.            State Revenue Outlook

      C.            2008-09 Tuition and Fee Recommendations

IV.            P-16/GEAR UP TN Initiatives

o    Status Report on GEAR UP TN

V.            Legislative Report

VI.            Administrative Items

o    Summer Commission Meeting, July 24, 2008

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. On April 24, 2008, a reception will be held in their honor at Parkway Towers, 18th Floor, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Central time. 


Commission Boardroom, Parkway Towers
July 24, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: April 24, 2008 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    University of Tennessee System

o    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

I.            Academic Affairs

      A.            Update on the Performance Funding Program

      B.            Institute of Public Health Status Report

      C.            P-16 Status Report

     D.            New Academic Programs

              1.            East Tennessee State University, Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education

              2.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research

              3.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in School Psychology

              4.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Counselor Education

              5.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration

              6.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science

              7.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences

              8.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies

              9.            University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism

          10.            Tennessee State University, M.P.H. in Public Health

          11.            Austin Peay State University, Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work (MSW)

          12.            Middle Tennessee State University, Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work (MSW)

          13.            Tennessee State University, Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work (MSW)

          14.            University of Tennessee Chattanooga, B.S. in Early Childhood Education

          15.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

          16.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management

          17.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Technical Certificate (30 semester credit hours) in Office Administration

          18.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Technical Certificate (29 semester credit hours) in Accounting Technology

          19.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Technical Certificate (24 semester credit hours) in Medical Transcription

          20.            Nashville State Technical Community College, Technical Certificate (24 semester credit hours) in Medical Coding

       E.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

              3.            Recommendations for Appointments to the Committee on Postsecondary Educational Institutions

II.            GEAR UP Status Report

III.            Fiscal Affairs

      A.            Audit Committee Status Report

      B.            THEC Space Planning Guidelines

      C.            Consideration of FY 2008-09 Operating Budgets

IV.            Administrative Items

      A.            Election of 2008-09 Officers

      B.            Fall Commission Meeting, November 20, 2008

Fall 2008 Commission Meeting Agenda