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Executive Summary – December 2016 Quarterly Meeting

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3. Consideration of Out of Cycle Salary Increase


Vice Chancellor Sims


The Board approved a Compensation Plan for Presidents in 2012. Four factors were used to establish

salary ranges: Carnegie classification, peer president median salaries, budget and enrollment.

The Carnegie classification for Tennessee Technological University (TTU) was modified in late 2015

from Master’s Large to Doctoral with moderate research. Under the approved Compensation Plan, Phil

Oldham, the president of TTU, had his salary range increased one level. The TBR system office did not

make the adjustment to Dr. Oldham’s salary for consideration by the Board at its September 2016


The TBR system office is requesting that Dr. Oldham’s current salary of $287,451, be increased $28,745

to reflect the change in Carnegie classification. The increase will be retro-active to July 1, 2016.

4. 2017 System-wide Legislative Initiatives (

Vice Chancellor Gregory


In preparation for the 110


Tennessee General Assembly which convenes in Nashville on January 10,

2017, the Board will review and consider for approval the 2017 TBR System-wide legislative package.

Board action is required on all initiatives that become part of the TBR legislative package.

5. Approval of Program Proposals (

Vice Chancellor Denley


East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University

Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with concentrations in

Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-

Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric

Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care General (MSN-DNP only), Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse

Practitioner, and Executive Leadership in Nursing

East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech University have joined together to offer a joint

DNP program which will admit directly from either the Bachelors or Masters of Nursing. The program

will vary in credit hours based on admission level and concentration studied (BSN-DNP 481-90 SCH)

(MSN-DNP 40 SCH). Courses will be offered on ground and on-line. The program will be

administratively housed at ETSU with program directors in both institutions per the operating

Memorandum of Agreement. Graduates with be awarded a single diploma awarded in the name of both

institutions. The program will assist to address the workforce need for more nurses with the advanced

training necessary to provide leadership in practice and teaching within the nursing field.

Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dance

Middle Tennessee State Universit


proposes to offer a 120 SCH interdisciplinary BS degree which is the

outgrowth of a highly successful minor. The major will focus on dance in the context of a broad

program of general studies in the arts and humanities, the natural and physical sciences, and the social

sciences. The program offerings will develop critical thinking skills and nonverbal reasoning and

communication empowering students to develop complex, diverse, critical and creative perspectives,

while working cooperatively and collaboratively with others. It will serve the needs of students of dance