Lawmakers extended the sunset for the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees for one year this week, based on a state audit with no findings or recommendations, meaning a clean bill of management health for the UT System. The result of this audit is a major accomplishment made possible by the hard work of … Continued

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  The “Complete to Compete” initiative included in the Haslam Administration’s agenda was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. This legislation’s intent is to ensure that students remain on track for timely graduation by restructuring the financial aid requirements for the Tennessee Promise and the HOPE scholarship. The initiative would require … Continued

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  The “Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act,” SB1665 by Sen. Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville), was heard this week in the Senate Education Committee and passed unanimously to the Senate Calendar Committee. The UT Government Relations team worked with the sponsor and other public higher education institutions on an amendment that accomplishes the sponsor’s objective of providing … Continued

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  The Haslam Administration’s UT FOCUS Act, which would restructure the UT Board of Trustees in an effort to operate more efficiently, took center stage this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee.  The legislation is supported by the University of Tennessee and ultimately passed the Subcommittee unanimously and unchanged.  Debate is expected to … Continued

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