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Off-campus locations play a significant role within Tennessee's higher education system. They meet the needs of many citizens who are unable to take advantage of the services provided at main campus locations and, in turn, serve the needs of the institution by making education available to more students. It is the responsibility of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, under the purview of the State, to review and approve any new locations. Pursuant to the Commission's responsibilities relative to T.C.A. Section 49-7-202(c)(10), this report provides information on the location of off-campus higher education facilities throughout the state. In reading this report, it is important to note the difference between an off-campus center and an off-campus site. An off-campus center must meet the following criteria: (1) There is a continuing administrative presence, as evidenced by at least one full-time or part-time administrator housed on-site, but with the institution's executive personnel housed on another campus; (2) Courses are offered every semester and there is at least one academic program fully available on-site; and (3) The physical facility must be either: (1) owned by the institution; (2) leased by the institution; (3) owned by another public institution of higher education; or (4) is provided at no cost to the institution. An off-campus site does not have to meet any of the above criteria and is a physical space that is often used for "credit enrollment only." Typical offerings at off-campus sites include dual enrollment courses, workforce development opportunities, and/or other short-term, specific instructional needs.

Descriptors: Off Campus Facilities, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Geographic Location, Extension Education, Enrollment

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Author: Tennessee Higher Education Commission


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