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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  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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