Executive Summary – December 2018 Quarterly Meeting
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As various reforms have taken root and institutions experience greater enrollment through
Tennessee Promise and Reconnect, the focus moves to setting clear and feasible goals around
completion. Governor Haslam asked TBR to work with THEC and the Office of the Governor, in
order to revisit the institutional degree targets that accurately reflect credential production in the
Review and Consider Regular Rule on Public Record Requests
Public Chapter No. 712 of the Public acts of 2018 amended the Tennessee Public Records Act
(TPRA), requiring state agencies to promulgate rules regarding public records requests by
January 1, 2019. These rules will replace TBR Public Records Policy 1:12:01:00, now in place.
F. Review and Consider Revisions to TBR Policy 1:02:11- Appeals and Appearances Before
the Board and a New Policy 1:02:12 - Requests to Address the Board
Current TBR policy 1:02:11 addresses both the procedures for appeals to the Chancellor and
Board by students or employees and procedures for requesting permission to address the Board.
As part of the ongoing review of TBR policies, the following revisions to this policy are
The existing policy is revised to address only appeals to the Chancellor and the Board. Minor
changes have been made to the language to clarify the appeals process.
A new policy, 1:02:12, Requests to Address the Board, will set forth the process to be
followed by students, employees or third parties who would like to address the Board on
matters germane to the responsibilities of the Board.
Staff recommends approval of both policies.
Review and Consider New TBR Athletic Policies
While community colleges have participated in intercollegiate athletics for many years, TBR
policies and guidelines have not addressed the subject except for a single guideline pertaining to
finances. The following new policies formally authorize community colleges to participate in
intercollegiate athletics and establish a structure for participation.
Participation in Intercollegiate Athletics
Presidents Athletic Council
Financial Administration in Intercollegiate Athletics (previously
Review and Consider New Policy on Articulation
The proposed policy revision combines current TBR Policies This policy is designed to replace
the following four current TBR policies and guidelines:
Articulation with Proprietary College
Principles for Articulation in Vocational/Technical Education
Articulation Among Community Colleges and Universities