Consideration of the Haslam Administration’s “Complete to Compete” initiative, aimed at ensuring HOPE scholarship and Tennessee Promise recipients remain on track for timely graduation, was heard this week in the Senate Education Committee and was rolled for one week in the House Administration & Planning Committee. A vote in the Senate Education Committee was also … Continued

Lottery Legislation

Tennessee Promise Scholarship Legislation Calendared

The House Education Subcommittee will hear The Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014 (HB2491) on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm CST (Watch live by clicking here).  The Tennessee Promise, part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative, is a last-dollar scholarship proposal for Tennessee high school graduates seeking to attend a community college or Tennessee … Continued

Higher Education Funding

Higher Education Governance: Not the Focus of the Haslam Administration This Year

After a series of discussions on higher education and workforce development with business and community leaders, elected officials, educators and administrators, the Haslam Administration announced yesterday evening that they will not be seeking legislation to alter the structure of higher education governance this year. The Governor stated that his administration had nothing major in terms … Continued

Administration & Governance

THEC 2012 Lottery Report

The 2012 Lottery Scholarship Annual Report was released today for THEC’s Summer meeting.  The report reveals that for the first time, the UT System has a higher graduation rate for first-time freshman graduating with their lottery scholarships intact than all other higher education systems in the state (both public and private).

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