Topic: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Nashville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has received a $40,000 grant to pay for STEM Academy and Middle College High School’s students’ fees for dual enrollment in college courses.
The Tennessee College Access and Success Network awarded a total of $412,426 this week to six schools, two higher education institutions and four nonprofits in its third annual grant competition, raising the total amount of Race to the Top funds awarded by the Network to more than $1.6 million. «Read the rest of this article»
Loos to remain Head Coach for Austin Peay Men’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – When Dave Loos was named Austin Peay State University Athletics Director in April 1997, he was one of a handful of basketball coaches who also served as CEO of his respective athletics department.
In 2006 after Fang Mitchell resigned his Coppin State athletics director’s duties to concentrate on his basketball coaching responsibilities, Loos was the last of a dying breed.
Now, nearly seven years later Loos will step down as APSU athletics director, but remain as Governors’ basketball coach. «Read the rest of this article»
Corporate leader to spearhead effort in coordination with state leadership
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Randy Boyd will join his administration as special advisor to the governor for Higher Education to focus on affordability, access and quality of state programs.
Boyd will consult with a formal working group appointed by Haslam made up of the governor, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and president of the University of Tennessee. Although Boyd’s position will be full-time, he will be working for the state on a voluntary, unpaid basis. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, Austin Peay State University leads Tennessee’s four-year institutions in increasing the retention and graduation successes of its students, according to a report released today during the fall quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
In its report, the THEC recommends that APSU receive a 12.9 percent increase in funding for 2013-14, based on the second year of the funding formula. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is featured in a new e-book about how colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to reach more learners effectively and with greater impact.
The e-book, titled “Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies,” includes a case study about Degree Compass, which was launched at APSU by Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic affairs. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University faculty member has been selected to receive the coveted 2012 Harold Love Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
John Moseley, associate professor of mass communication, is one of five faculty and staff recipients of the Love Award. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will lead a conversation with Tennessee college and university leaders Tuesday about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development.
Haslam will join higher education leaders Tuesday morning at the spring 2012 Tennessee College Completion Academy at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The academy is part of an initiative announced last summer by Haslam for college and university presidents and their senior management teams to join forces in developing strategic plans for increasing student graduation and retention rates throughout the Volunteer State. «Read the rest of this article»
Improvement in Graduations best among Tennessee Universities
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University continues to move toward the 11,000-student mark. Figures for the Fall 2011 semester show a record enrollment of 10,873 students at APSU.
But APSU has more reason to celebrate. Not only is enrollment increasing, but APSU also is graduating more students than ever.
While growth in student enrollment is vital for any postsecondary institution, APSU, like other public institutions in Tennessee, is being assessed by retention and graduation performance. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee, one of the nation’s leaders in developing bold education reforms, is refining its methods for evaluating teacher preparation programs. Today, the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability released a legislative brief, A Review of Tennessee’s Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs, which addresses those efforts.
The legislative brief reviews the Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs (the report card), which is annually prepared by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to evaluate teacher preparation programs in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – After being nominated by the top two administrators at Austin Peay State University, the assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU has been selected by the Tennessee Board of Regents as a Maxine Smith Fellow.
Dr. Brian Johnson will split his work duties between APSU and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) in Nashville, where he will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Rhoda, executive director of the THEC. Johnson, whose project will focus on the Complete College Tennessee Act, was nominated by APSU President Tim Hall and Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic affairs. «Read the rest of this article»