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2016 Commission Meeting Archive

Work Session

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Agenda
Video Streaming Link
**Please note** We had technical difficulties streaming the presentation files associated with this meeting.  The presentations are available to view, below.

I.            University of Memphis Master Plan (Recommend Consent Agenda)

II.            Southwest Tennessee Community College Master Plan (Recommend Consent Agenda)

o     ​​Presentation File for Items I and II

III.            October 31 Revised Budgets, 2015-16 (Recommend Consent Agenda)

o     ​​Presentation File

IV.            2015 Articulation and Transfer Report (Information)

V.            2015 Academic Supply and Occupational Demand Report (Information)

o     ​​Presentation File for Items IV and V

VI.            2016 LEAP Annual Report (Information)

o     ​​Presentation File

Joint Meeting with State Board of Education

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
3:30 p.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Agenda
Video Streaming Link

I.            Welcome and Comments

o     Chairman Evan Cope, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

o     Chairman Fielding Rolston, State Board of Education

II.            SAILS Update

o     Victoria Harpool, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

o     Presentation File

III.            Tennessee Promise Update

o     Emily House, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

o     Presentation File

IV.            State Board of Education Update
TNReady, Standards Review and Teacher Preparation

o     Sara Heyburn, State Board of Education

o     Laura Encalade, State Board of Education

o     Presentation File

V.            Annual Joint Report

o     Emily House, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

o     Laura Encalade, State Board of Education

o     Presentation File

VI.            Adjourn

Commission Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2016
9:00 a.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Combined Agenda PDF
Video Streaming Link

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes: November 19, 2015 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

o    TN Reconnect Presentation Link

·         Recognition of Institutional Excellence

o    Cyber Security in Energy Delivery Systems, Tennessee State University

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

Presentation File

o    University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Approval of New Academic Degree Programs

              1.            East Tennessee State University, Sport Science and Coach Education, MS

              2.            Tennessee Technological University and East Tennessee State University, Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering

      B.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

      C.            October 31 Revised Budgets, 2015-16

      D.            University of Memphis Master Plan Update

       E.            Southwest Tennessee Community College Master Plan Update

II.            Information Items

      A.            Academic Program Review

Presentation File

      B.            2016 Improving Teacher Quality Grant Awards

      C.            Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 20-21, 2016

Work Session

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Agenda
Video Streaming Link

I.            Tennessee Promise

o     Presentation File

II.            FOCUS Act 

  1. Complete Legislation and Summary

b.      Role of THEC

c.       Impact on THEC Duties and Structure

d.      Spheres of Influence

e.      Planning and Communication

f.        July THEC Meeting
 

III.            Tennessee Reconnect Communities Panel Discussion

o    Nancy Eisenbrandt - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Workforce Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

o    Lisa Hankins - Director, Regional Economic Development Initiative, Southwest Tennessee Development District

o    Lillian Hartgrove - Vice President, Workforce Development and Education, Highlands Economic Partnership

IV.            Financial Aid Panel Discussion

o    Kristie Hutchinson - High School Counselor, East Magnet High School

o    Annie Trout - Outreach Specialist, TSAC

o    Sue Pedigo - Director of Financial Aid, Volunteer State Community College

V.            2016-17 State Budget

o    Presentation File

Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Combined Agenda PDF
Video Streaming Link

·         Adoption of Agenda

·         Approval of Minutes, January 28, 2016 Meeting

·         Chairman's Report

·         Executive Director's Report

·         Recognition of Institutional Excellence

o    Volunteer State Community College Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  Presentation File

·         Systems' Reports

o    Tennessee Board of Regents

  Presentation File

o    University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Approval of New Academic Degree Programs

              1.            East Tennessee State University, Human Services, MS

      B.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Institutional Reauthorization (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

              2.            Authorization of New Institutions

              3.            Approval of New Programs

      C.            University of Tennessee at Martin Master Plan Update

 Presentation File

      D.            University of Tennessee at Knoxville Master Plan Update

 Presentation File

II.            Information Items

      A.            Legislative Updates

§  Presentation File

      B.            FOCUS Act Legislation

      C.            Amendment to the 2016-17 Disclosed Capital Projects List

      D.            Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy for Commission Members

       E.            Summer Commission Meeting, July 20, 2016

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award.  On April 21, 2016, a reception will be held in their honor at Parkway Towers, 18th Floor, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN, at 11:30 a.m. Central time.  

Video Streaming  Link (both meetings)
Combined Agenda

Work Session

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8:30 - 12:00 p.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Evan Cope, Chairman
Opening Remarks and Overview of FOCUS Act

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Cecelia Foxley, AGB Consultant
Characteristics of Effective State Coordinating Boards

Expectations of Board Members of State Coordinating Boards

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Defining Areas of Responsibility

·         THEC

·         Public Higher Education Institutions and Systems

·         Relationship Between Institutions, Systems and THEC

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wrap-up

Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:00 p.m. CDT
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers

Adoption of Agenda
Approval of Minutes, April 21, 2016 Meeting
Chairman's Report
Executive Director's Report

Systems' Reports

·         Tennessee Board of Regents

·         University of Tennessee

I.            Action Items

      A.            Election of 2016-17 Officers

      B.            Postsecondary Education Authorization

              1.            Authorization of New Institutions

              2.            Approval of New Programs

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

              4.            Rule Revisions

      C.            2016-17 Proposed Operating Budgets

      D.            TSU Master Plan Update

       E.            MTSU Master Plan Update

       F.            Drive to 55 Capacity Building Fund Criteria

II.            Information Items

      A.            College for TN Update

      B.            Transcript Exchange

      C.            Advise TN

      D.            Audit Committee Report

       E.            Formula Review Committee

       F.            Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Annual Report

      G.            Fall Commission Meeting, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST
Commission Boardroom, 18th Floor Parkway Towers
Combined Agenda (PDF)
Video Streaming Link

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes, July 20, 2016 Meeting

Chairman's Report

Executive Director's Report

Systems' Reports

·         Tennessee Board of Regents

·         University of Tennessee

Action Items

I.            Postsecondary State Authorization

      A.            Authorization of New Institutions

      B.            Approval of New Programs

      C.            Optional Expedited Authorization

     D.            Rule Revisions

II.            New Academic Programs

      A.            Middle Tennessee State University, Religious Studies, BA/BS

III.            Drive to 55 Capacity Building Fund Recommendations

IV.            2017-18 Operating State Appropriation Recommendations

V.            2017-18 Student Fee Recommendations

VI.            2017-18 Capital Projects Recommendations

VII.            Schedule of 2017 Commission Meetings