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TTU Finalizing Master Plan Update For Board Approval

Tennessee Tech reviewing its final draft to update its 2014 master plan for the Board of Trustees to consider come March. Capital Projects and Planning Director Jim Cobb said the university has been working on the revisions since fall 2019. “THEC requires us to revisit or redo the master plan every 10 years, and this 2014 plan that I mentioned ... Read More »

TTU Competing For Demo Funding To Tear Down Foster Hall

Tennessee Tech will be competing for a special round of state funding to demolish Foster Hall. Capital Projects Director Jim Cobb said the Tennessee Higher Education Commission has put together a package of buildings statewide that institutions have on its demolition list. “Demolition is treated similar to new construction,” Cobb said. “It’s a different type of funding that the state ... Read More »

TTU Working To Add Two New Fine Arts Programs

Tennessee Tech University is in the process of adding two new bachelor’s of science programs in music and studio arts. College of Fine Arts Dean Jennifer Shank said the two degrees provide graduates more career options other than performing or creating art. “The flexibility was probably I would say our main point, because we want students to be able to ... Read More »

Tech Will Have Option To Increase Tuition

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted Friday to allow Tennessee Tech and other universities to increase tuition up to two percent next school year. The staff recommended up to a three percent increase. But several commission members expressed concern about putting that kind of strain on students during the COVID pandemic. Commissioner Dr. Nancy Dishner said the commission has talked ... Read More »