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Key Priorities

2010-2015 Key Priorities

For the 2010-2015 cycle, the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee identified four key priorities.

  1. Access
  2. Student Success
  3. Quality
  4. Resourcefulness and Efficiency

The Tennessee Board of Regents and its instiutions will continue the Strategic Planning Process by developing indicators and benchmarks that reflect each of the key priorities. An brief introduction to each key priority is below. To find out more information about each key priority, follow the links at the end of the introduction.

Improving opportunities for more Tennesseans to earn post-secondary credentials is a primary area of focus for the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Serving the needs of individual Tennesseans who wish to develop their professional skills and enrich their lives is also significant. Vital to those efforts will be addressing barrier issues such as affordability, preparedness and technology, as well as issues related to increasing participation levels of traditionally underserved populations. Click here to read more...

Student Success
Increasing the number of citizens with diplomas, certificates, and degrees is a critical area of focus for the TBR system. Fostering greater success of students to persist and complete credentials and degrees enhances the viability of academic programs, the growth of existing businesses and the ability to attract new high paying industries to the state. Click here to read more...

Improving access and completion rates in higher education can improve the lives of Tennesseans only to the degree that students acquire and retain knowledge, skills and abilities they need to become productive employees and responsible citizens. System institutions will address pressing local and global needs by engaging in research, creative work and public service that advance knowledge and create new opportunities. To achieve excellence in all areas of our collective mission, we must provide high quality academic programs, faculty, services and facilities. Click here to read more...

Resourcefulness and Efficiency
The major sources of revenue for TBR institutions are state appropriations and student tuition and fees. With the financial pressures facing Tennessee, increases in state funding over the next five years are unlikely. On the other hand, increases in student tuition and fees are possible; however, if increases in tuition and fees are not accompanied by increases in alternate revenue enhancements coupled with effective deployment of resources, the ability of TBR institutions to sustain quality and access for all students may be limited. Click here to read more...


Tennessee Board of Regents, Office of Academic Affairs: 2009