Tennessee’s public universities say this is the year to stem the tide in budget cuts. The Board of Regents and University of Tennessee are asking for a $33 million increase in state funding.
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The Tennessee Board of Regents is questioning the logic of legislation that prevents public colleges from enforcing nondiscrimination rules on religious student groups. The bill responds to an ongoing dispute at Vanderbilt University, even though private institutions are excluded.
As expected, the Tennessee Board of Regents voted today to raise tuition at its campuses by an average of more than nine percent. It’s the largest increase since 2005. But to put it in perspective – as one Regent said – it’s only about the cost of an iPhone…per semester.
As stimulus money runs out, the Tennessee Board of Regents is considering the system’s largest tuition increase in at least six years.
Governor Bill Haslam says more savings can be found in focusing the missions of the state’s universities than merging them into one system. He addressed members of the Tennessee Higher Education System Wednesday.
Three members of the Tennessee Board of Regents have resigned to make way for Republican appointees.
Hearings in the state Senate about how the Tennessee Board of Regents hired its new chancellor are likely to drag on. Republican Senators questioned members of the board for a second day, trying to figure out how the former deputy governor got the top job at TBR.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he approves of the decision by the Tennessee Board of Regents to hire his deputy governor John Morgan as the next chancellor. But he says the University of Tennessee system should consider someone with more traditional credentials.
Tuition at community colleges and many state universities is set to jump again soon. Students in a Tennessee Board of Regents university who are taking 12 credit hours can expect to pay an extra $120 this fall.
The Tennessee Board of Regents may spread what’s expected to be more than a 12% tuition hike over the next two years to reduce the immediate pain to college students.
TBR is headed into its third straight year getting less money from the state, and expects by next year those cuts will add up to more than 25 percent lost.
The Tennessee Board of Regents is looking for a more favorable measure than graduation rates. They want to track the progress of students instead.
In a cover story for Newsweek Magazine, the senator calls on schools to graduate students more efficiently.
Total enrollment in Tennessee Board of Regents universities, community colleges and online degree programs is approaching 200,000 for the first time.
A buyout program for Tennessee Board of Regents employees has cut the total payroll of the college system by 4%.
Education majors at TBR institutions are beginning to take significantly fewer courses in how to teach. Instead, they spend a full year’s residency in schools, instead of a single semester of student teaching.
The Tennessee Board of Regents is fine-tuning how much it will raise tuition rates at colleges around the state later this month. But what the Board decides will depend in part on the budget the state legislature is expected to pass in the next few weeks.