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2015 Commission Meeting Archive

Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Thursday, January 29, 2015

·         Work Session - 10:00 a.m. CST

·         Commission Meeting - 1:00 p.m. CST

o    Entire Agenda and Materials - Single PDF Document

o    Video Streaming Link

·         Joint Meeting with State Board of Education - 3:30 p.m. CST

THEC Commission Meeting Agenda

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: November 20, 2014 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    University of Tennessee System

I.            Action Items

      A.            Selection of New Chair

      B.            Approval of New Academic Degree Program

                     Middle Tennessee State University, Finance, MS

      C.            Policy Revisions

1.                  A1.0 - New Academic Programs: Approval Process

2.                  A1.1 - New and Modified Academic Programs: Evaluation Criteria

     D.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

0.                  Authorization of New Institutions

1.                  Approval of New Programs

       E.            October 31 Revised Budgets, 2014-15

II.            Information Items

      A.            Drive to 55 Support and Capacity Building

      B.            LEAP Program Update

      C.            Academic Program Review

     D.            Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 23, 2015

Work Session

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers

I.            2015-25 Planning Cycle Update (Information)

      A.            Master Plan

      B.            Quality Assurance

      C.            Funding Formula

II.            2015 Legislative Reports Overview (Information)

      A.            Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Annual Report

      B.            Fact Book

III.            Postsecondary Education Authorization (Action Item; Staff recommends consent)

      A.            Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

      B.            Authorization of New Institutions

      C.            Approval of New Programs

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

       E.            Recommendation Concerning DPSA Complaint #13-0135 - to Proceed with a Hearing on Concord School of Grooming

IV.            New Academic Degree Programs (Action Item; Staff recommends Consent)

      A.            University of Tennessee Martin, Strategic Communication, MA

      B.            Middle Tennessee State University, Liberal Arts, MA

V.            Adult Learner Initiatives Overview (Information)

VI.            College Access Programs Update (Information)

      A.            GEAR UP Annual Report

      B.            TN Promise Forward Grant RFP

VII.            Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) (Information)

VIII.            2015-16 Legislative & Budget Update (Information)

      A.            Amendment to the 2015-16 Disclosed Capital Projects List

      B.            Governor's 2015-16 Budget Proposal

      C.            Legislative Update

IX.            Future THEC Meeting Format & Possible Retreat (Information)

Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Video Streaming Link
Combined Agenda PDF
 

·         Welcome and Introductions

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: January 29, 2015 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Recognition of Institutional Excellence

o    University of Memphis - Veterans Resource Center

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Approval of New Academic Degree Programs

              1.            University of Tennessee Martin, Strategic Communication, MA

              2.            Middle Tennessee State University, Liberal Arts, MA

      B.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

              2.            Authorization of New Institutions

              3.            Approval of New Programs

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

              5.            Recommendation Concerning DPSA Complaint # 13-1035 to Proceed with a Hearing on Concorde School of Grooming

II.            Information Items

      A.            Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy for Commission Members

      B.            Summer Commission Meeting, July 23, 2015

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. On April 23, 2015, a reception will be held in their honor at Parkway Towers, 18th Floor, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN, at 11:00 a.m. Central time.  

Work Session

Agenda
Work Session Video Streaming Link
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers

I.            2015-25 Planning Cycle (Staff Recommend Regular Agenda)

      A.            Master Plan

      B.            Quality Assurance

      C.            Funding Formula

II.            Approval of New Academic Degree Programs (Staff Recommend Consent Agenda)

      A.            East Tennessee State University - Pharmacy Studies, BS

      B.            East Tennessee State University - Global Sport Leadership, EdD

      C.            ​East Tennessee State University - Post-Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Certificates:  Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Executive Leadership in Nursing

      D.            UT Chattanooga- Social Work, MSW

       E.            UT Chattanooga - Interior Design, MID and MSID

III.            Postsecondary Education Authorization (Staff Recommend Consent Agenda)

      A.            Authorization of New Institutions

      B.            Approval of New Programs

IV.            July 1 Proposed 2015-16 Operating Budgets (Staff Recommend Consent Agenda)

V.            College Access Programs Update (Information)

VI.            Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Annual Report (Information)

VII.            Diversity in Teaching Grant Awards, 2015-17 (Information)

Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting Video Streaming Link
Combined Agenda PDF
Thursday, July 23, 2015
9:00 - 10:30  a.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
 

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes:  April 23, 2015 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Recognition of Institutional Excellence

o    DSCC Summer Skill Builder Program, Dr. Karen Bowyer

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Election of 2015-16 Officers

      B.            Approval of New Academic Degree Programs​

              1.            East Tennessee State University - Pharmacy Studies, BS

              2.            East Tennessee State University - Global Sport Leadership, EdD

              3.            ​East Tennessee State University - Post-Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Certificates:  Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Executive Leadership in Nursing

              4.            UT Chattanooga- Social Work, MSW

              5.            UT Chattanooga - Interior Design, MID and MSID

      C.            ​Postsecondary​​ Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

      D.            Approval of the 2015-2025 Master Plan for Tennessee Higher Education 

       E.            2015-20 Outcomes-Based Formula

       F.            2015-20 Quality Assurance Funding

      G.            2015-16 Proposed Operating Budgets

      H.            University of Tennessee Health Science Center Master Plan Update

II.            Information Items

      A.            College Access Programs Update

      B.            Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Annual Report

      C.            Diversity in Teaching Grant Awards, 2015-17

      D.            Audit Committee Update

       E.            Fall Commission Meeting, November 18-19, 2015

PowerPoint Presentations

·         Quality Assurance

·         Master Plan

·         Funding Formula

o    PowerPoint

o    Excel File

·         TELS Report


Work Session

Work Session Video Streaming Link 
**Please note that the video equipment malfunctioned during the work session, and a portion of the video was lost.
Agenda
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers

I.            Labor Education Alignment Program Panel Discussion (Information)

      A.            Participants

              1.            Dr. Myra West, Director, TCAT Livingston

              2.            Mr. Christopher Edmonds, LEAP Project Manager, TCAT Morristown

              3.            Dr. Terri Messer, Dean, Business and Industry, Jackson State Community College

      B.            Moderated by Curt Johnston, LEAP Director at THEC

II.            Ford Foundation Study of Outcomes-based Funding Formula (Information)

o    ​​Presentation File

1.       Dr. Erik C.  Ness, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia

III.            2016-17 Funding Recommendations (Staff Recommend Regular Agenda)

o    ​Presentation File

1.      Operating State Appropriations Recommendations

2.      Student Fee Recommendations

3.      Capital Recommendations

IV.            Adult Learner Initiatives Overview (Information)

o    ​​Presentation Link

1.      ​​Reconnect + Complete

2.      Outreach Efforts

3.      TN Reconnect Communities

4.      Adult Learner Web Portal

Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting Video Streaming Link
Combined Agenda PDF
Thursday, November 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
 

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes:  July 23, 2015 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

o    Migration Patterns of Public Higher Education Graduates in TN Presentation File

o    2015 Year in Review Handout

·         Recognition of Institutional Excellence

o    Institutes for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation - University of Tennessee

  Presentation File

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

o    University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

      B.            New Academic Program

              1.            UT Knoxville, Master of Laws (LL.M.) United States Business Law

      C.            ​2016-17 Operating State Appropriations Recommendations

  Presentation File (Action Items C, D, and E)

     D.            2016-17 Student Fee Recommendations

       E.            2016-17 Capital Projects Recommendations

       F.            Audit Committee Appointment

II.            Information Items

      A.            Office of P-16 Initiatives Status Report

  Presentation File

      B.            2015 Articulation & Transfer Report

  Presentation File

      C.            2016 Improving Teacher Quality Grant Awards

     D.            TN Promise Program Update

  Presentation File

  Summary of Tennessee Promise Data

       E.            Title VI Implementation Plan Update and Compliance Report

       F.            Schedule of 2016 Commission Meetings