Summer 2018 Commission Meeting and Joint Meeting with TN Board of Education

THEC Commission Meeting

Cordell Hull Building, Senate Hearing Room I
July 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

Video Recording
Combined Agenda (PDF)

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes - May 17, 2018 Meeting

Chairman's Report

Executive Director's Report

Systems' Reports (Reports will be discussed in Tuition and Fees discussion)

Agenda Items

I.     Postsecondary Education Authorization (Action Item)

A.     Institutional Reauthorization

B.     Authorization of New Institutions

C.     Approval of New Programs

D.    Optional Expedited Authorization

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

II.     Policy Updates (Action Item)

A.     THEC Policy Manual Revision

III.     Academic Program (Action Item)

A.     University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science 

B.     University of Memphis, Commercial Aviation, Bachelor of Science

C.     University of Memphis, Biostatistics, Master of Science

D.    University of Memphis, Liberal Studies, Doctor of Liberal Studies

IV.     2018-19 Proposed Operating Budgets (Action Item)

V.     Tuition and Fee Development Process (in lieu of Systems' Reports)

VI.     Election of Officers (Action Item)


Annual Joint Meeting 

State Board of Education

and Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Cordell Hull Building, House Hearing Room I
July 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. CDT
Video Recording
Agenda (PDF)

 I.            Welcome

A.      Board Chairs’ Updates
          Ms. Lillian Hartgrove, Chairman, State Board of Education
          Mr. Evan Cope, Chairman, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

B.      Executive Directors’ Updates
          Dr. Sara H. Morrison, Executive Director, State Board of Education
          Mr.  Mike Krause, Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

II.            Teacher Preparation Update

A.      Introduction to Educator Preparation Conversation
          Mr. Mike Krause

B.      Overview of Teacher Preparation Report Card and Annual Reports
          Dr. Sara Morrison
          Dr. Candice McQueen, Commissioner, Department of Education

C.      Campus Perspective on Teacher Preparation Reports
          Dr. Keith Carver, Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin

III.            Support for Tennessee’s 3rd Grade Reading Goal
                 Mr. Mike Krause
                 Dr. Sara Morrison

IV.            Tennessee Dual Enrollment Study
                 Dr. Emily House, Tennessee Higher Education Commission

V.            Tennessee Pathways
                Mr. Zachary Adams, Department of Education

VI.            Adjournment