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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Past Faculty Senate President, Maurice Field passed this past Wednesday and left a legacy difficult to match. If you visit his website at: http://www.mauricefield.net/, you will see his passion, which was for waterfowl. Maurice was such a deep and interesting … Continue reading
The repetitious but powerful line, “Say what you need to say” from John Mayer’s “Say”, used as part of the soundtrack for the movie: “Bucket List”; is one of those little ditties that can get in your head and stay … Continue reading
Between 1999 and 2009, median family income in Tennessee dropped by around 7%, while the cost of public higher education increased by over 70%. During that time, the lottery scholarship came into being, originally giving eligible (min 21 ACT and … Continue reading
As is the case with a multitude of words such as liberty, freedom, and values; the term “unsustainable” has become another rope in a tug of war. The liberty of libertarians is nothing like the liberty being promoted by Thomas … Continue reading
I am certainly no fan of using the business model to discuss education, but these days, I seem to be in a distinct minority on that; so I thought I would discuss the recent changes in higher education, using business … Continue reading
We stayed on schedule today at the faculty-senate retreat, which I realize is not much of a measure of success. Meetings are never productive, I suppose; but good ones make later productivity more likely. Thanks to all who participated. Let’s … Continue reading
Janet Wilbert, immediate Past President of UTM’s Faculty Senate and I, spent our weekend in Johnson City, TN at the TUFS meeting. We both took notes and I hope to use our notes as source material for Tuesday’s FS retreat. … Continue reading
Today, yes Saturday, will be a full day at the TUFS (Tennessee University Faculty Senates] meeting here in lovely Johnson City, TN. Last night we heard a speaker on the subject of higher education funding across the US, with a … Continue reading
Janet Wilbert and I will travel to Johnson City, TN today [and return Sunday, August 14], to attend the late-summer meeting of TUFS (Tennessee University Faculty Senates). Each campus is asked to submit a summary of senate news and I … Continue reading
Tennessee tax collections in July were higher than estimates for the twelfth month in a row. July revenue was $843 million, or $19.9 million more than budgeted. Sales tax collections were $30.5 million more than the estimate, accounting for much … Continue reading