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, has rolled for a series of weeks but is expected to be heard next week by the Senate Education Committee and House Education Administration & Planning Committee. The initiative would … Continued

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  President Dr. Joe DiPietro will deliver UT’s budget presentation next Wednesday, March 7, at 2:30 PM CT. The governor’s proposed budget includes several UT projects including capital investments for the UT Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Learning Center, the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Energy and Environmental Science building, among others. While the University will continue … Continued

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  The “Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act,” SB1665 by Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville), as amended, passed unanimously this week on the Senate Floor and will be heard next Tuesday by the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. UT, along with other higher education stakeholders, have worked extensively on the amendment along with other higher education stakeholders. As … Continued

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  The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee. The Haslam Administration has proposed the measure in an effort to help the UT Board of Trustees operate more efficiently. The University of Tennessee supports the legislation, which is based … Continued

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  Consideration of the Haslam Administration’s “Complete to Compete” initiative, aimed at ensuring students remain on track for timely graduation, will continue next week. The initiative restructures financial aid requirements for the Tennessee Promise and the HOPE scholarship and is modeled after a similar program in Indiana. The initiative would require students receiving the Tennessee … Continued

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