Topic: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Colonel Jimmie Cole from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 506,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
“It’s an honor to celebrate these veterans and the contributions they make to state government,” Haslam said. “There are nearly 3,000 veterans working for the state, and we are grateful for their military service and their service to Tennessee.”
Austin Peay State University to be listed in Victory Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University continues to be recognized for its dedication to veterans and active duty military students with the announcement Thursday, November 5th, 2015 that it has once again been named to Victory Media’s list of Military Friendly Schools.
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this fall, the Austin Peay State University College of Business took a major step toward earning professional accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) when it began modifying its existing academic programs.
For years, APSU business students had only one degree option—a Bachelor of Business Administration—with seven different concentrations in accounting, finance, economics, management, international management, general business and marketing.
Tennessee Board of Regents sets new Tuition, Fee rates for Colleges and Universities; among lowest in decades
Columbia, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved increases in tuition and fees that are among the lowest on average since 1996.
The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Columbia State Community College, raises hourly maintenance fees/tuition an average of 3.3 percent across the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.
Last fall the Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended tuition increases between 0 and 4 percent if dollars were provided in the state budget this year for the higher education funding formula that allocates funds based on a variety of metrics to encourage student success through outcomes, like graduation and retention. The outcomes in the formula were funded.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s longstanding support of military veterans has led the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to name the University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus.
According to THEC, VETS Campus certification is awarded to higher education institutions that “not only prioritize outreach to veterans, but successfully deliver the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.”
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Republicans in the House have spent a great deal of time this legislative session focusing on bills to assist veterans and currently serving military personnel in Tennessee. Building on legislation passed over the last several General Assemblies, the House hopes to continue finding ways to make life easier for military members and their families in the state.
One bill from this year, House Bill 8, will ensure high school students that train between their junior and senior year in the National Guard or go to advanced training after their senior year will still remain eligible for the state’s Tennessee Promise program.
Written by Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Speaker Pro Tempore
Nashville, TN – House Bill 715, the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act, would add spouses and dependent children as parties eligible for in-state tuition rates. Since a veteran can assign their benefits to a spouse or children, they would also qualify for these tuition and fee rates.
It would also shift the period of eligibility after discharge for in-state tuition rates from two years to three years. In addition, it requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to convene the University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents systems to review processes related to awarding academic credit to veterans.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that the North Tennessee Workforce Board will receive $992,037 as part of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition.
LEAP is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennessee residents to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. It is also part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiative to equip 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.
Tennessee Board of Regents Finance Committee recommends Tuition Rates; Board to Vote on Increases Tomorrow
Austin Peay State University could see a 5.6 percent Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations today recommended an increase in tuition and fees at all but one of its institutions this year.
Committee members noted that had the state been in a position to fund the outcomes in the new funding formula, the recommended TBR rate increases would be roughly half of what they approved.
If the Board approves the committee’s actions at its quarterly meeting tomorrow, hourly maintenance fees/tuition will increase 5.8 percent at the 13 community colleges across the state, 8.5 percent at the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, and ranging from 0 to 6.9 percent at the six TBR universities. The University of Memphis had requested permission not to increase maintenance fees/tuition. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approved a new graduate degree program at Austin Peay State University – a Master of Science in Engineering Technology.
The program, developed in response to the needs of industrial employers in this area, is currently accepting students for the Fall 2014 semester.
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