State Revenue Update

The first three months of the State’s fiscal year, which began in August, held good news:  revenues bounced upward, a welcome trend after lagging revenues plagued the 2013-2014 fiscal year. However, the most recently released figures from November mark the first point in the 2014-2015 fiscal year where revenues were less than the budgeted estimate:  … Continued

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UT President Presents Top 5 Funding Requests to Governor

UT President Joe DiPietro attended Governor Haslam’s budget hearing on Friday to advocate for the University’s top funding requests. The Governor’s budget hearings are an important first step in the State’s budget process, as the Governor weighs testimony from these hearings to develop a spending plan typically presented to the legislature in late January or … Continued

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5 Things You Should Know About the Governor’s Budget Hearings

1. The Governor’s budget hearings are where the state budget process begins. The Governor’s budget hearings serve as a launch point for the State’s budgeting process. All state departments, agencies and entities, including the University of Tennessee System, will lay out their funding requests for the state’s next budget year—requests that the Governor will ultimately … Continued

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UT President Joe DiPietro Joins Panel on Higher Ed Workforce Preparedness

Reliable funding that enables excellence while holding institutions accountable is the single-greatest challenge facing public higher education, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro told a gathering of Nashville business leaders on Wednesday. “We really started to address this challenge when our board met in June, and I suggested higher education’s current business model is unsustainable,” … Continued

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UT Board of Trustees Kicks Off Discussion on Multi-Year Initiative

Benchmarking, economic forecasts and hypothetical strategies to overcome declining state appropriations and make the University of Tennessee more effective, efficient and entrepreneurial was the subject of the UT Board of Trustees’ Wednesday workshop. UT President Joe DiPietro had set the stage for Wednesday’s discussion about funding at the trustees’ annual meeting in June. The board’s … Continued

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