Executive Summary- March 2017 Quarterly Meeting
liability credit card similar to that available under the predecessor program. We understand that this
is consistent with an industry trend to move away from issuance of personal liability credit cards
within a corporate payment card program. Since the System can no longer offer a personal liability
credit card to employees, the following policy changes are recommended:
• Delete existing policy language that describes the
Corporate Credit Cards for Travel
that no longer exists; and
• Revise the language on temporary travel advances to permit their use as approved by Approving
Authority (Chancellor, College Presidents,
2. Proposed Revisions to TBR Policy 2:01:00:03-Principles for Articulation in Vocational/
(Vice Chancellor Denley)
Since the approval of the revision of Policy 2:01 :00:03,
Principles for Articulation in
at the September 2015 Board of Regents meeting in Jackson,
Tennessee, the policy was again reviewed to reflect a greater emphasis on the recognition of skills
demonstrated by working adult; and a more transparent pathway for TCAT students into relevant and
related programs of study in the community colleges.
• Aligned community college applied science curriculum competencies will be delineated for
for transfer of credit
from the TCAT or other technical
• Representative community college faculty in the subject will develop the statewide
based course supplemental document.
• The statewide competency-based course document will represent a minimum of70 -
between the colleges.
• Community college and TCAT faculty of aligned programs will convene
to develop and
recognize standardized processes and procedures
among the colleges that will allow for the
TCAT graduate in the field
to continue a competency-based pathway.
Components of Articulation Agreements: A-031
With the Policy 2:01 :00:03 again under consideration by the Board, Guideline A-031:
of Articulation Agreements
was reviewed for the purpose of greater clarity. The principal proposals
for consideration are:
Statewide agreements for the awarding of semester credit hours will be based upon aligned
among and between institutions of higher learning. The award of credit will be based
• Validation of equivalent competencies; and
• Where both programs have the purpose of the graduate being able to sit for the same
credential, certification, or license,
the community college will recognize the industry award as
the validation assessment for the awarding of credit[ s] within the program.
• The community college system, upon the alignment of programs of study among the community
colleges, may bring together representative in-field faculty from the institutions to develop a
common method for the awarding of semester credit hours based upon recognition of equivalent
learning outcomes through the establishment of
statewide assessment processes.
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