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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

program

that no longer exists; and

• Revise the language on temporary travel advances to permit their use as approved by Approving

Authority (Chancellor, College Presidents,

&

TCAT Directors)

2. Proposed Revisions to TBR Policy 2:01:00:03-Principles for Articulation in Vocational/

Technical Education

(Vice Chancellor Denley)

Since the approval of the revision of Policy 2:01 :00:03,

Principles for Articulation in

Vocational/Technical Education,

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

those

courses

eligible

for transfer of credit

from the TCAT or other technical

education/training entities.

• Representative community college faculty in the subject will develop the statewide

competency–

based course supplemental document.

• The statewide competency-based course document will represent a minimum of70 -

80 percent

alignment

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:

Components

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

common

competencies

among and between institutions of higher learning. The award of credit will be based

upon:

• Validation of equivalent competencies; and

• Where both programs have the purpose of the graduate being able to sit for the same

industry

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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