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Tennessee Board of Regents

Committee on Academic Policies and Programs and Student Success

September 27, 2018

AGENDA

1.

PROPOSED TCAT NEW PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATIONS, MODIFICATIONS,

AND TERMINATIONS

(Vice Chancellor Randy Schulte)

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Eight (8) program proposals are being presented for the Committee’s review and

approval. This proposal will allow the Technical Colleges to be more responsive to the

needs of students, businesses, and industries.

Eleven (11) academic actions were submitted by a TCAT institution to the Vice

Chancellor for approval based on section C of the TBR Policy: 2:01:02:00, requiring only

notification to the Vice Chancellor. Appropriate documentation to support need was

provided.

2.

APPROVAL OF NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS

(Vice Chancellor Randy Schulte)

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education (A.A.S.)

Southwest Tennessee Community College proposes the establishment of a new

Associates of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Funeral Services Education. The

program will be delivered at the Whitehaven Center and will be the first of its kind

offered at a public college in Tennessee.

Tennessee has one of the highest levels of employment for funeral service jobs in the

country. There are more than 370 establishments in the State with annual sales of $316

million. Workforce data supports the need for the proposed program.

The program was developed with input from a 25-member advisory board composed of

funeral directors and mortuary services providers and has strong support from these

industry representatives. The program is designed to meet the requirements for

accreditation through the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE),

Committee on Accreditation.