A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
The law of inverse agenda length
After my most recent series of meetings, I've coined a new term: The Law of Inverse Agenda Length. The shorter the agenda, the longer the meeting. It's probably not original with me, but I'll let others Google it. My theory is that when people are faced with a long agenda, they hurry through things since they know what's left. With a short agenda, people feel more free to comment and vent.
On the other hand, longer agendas don't necessarily mean shorter meetings. But it happens. You go in expecting a longer meeting so it doesn't seem as long. Relatively speaking.
Influences another state's higher education policy. Another Republican state. From Slate. Does Arkansas’ Free Community College Program Hold Promise?
...Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an act creating the Arkansas Future Grant, or ArFuture. Hutchinson is Republican, and both houses of the state’s Legislature are led by Republicans. The first grants would be available this fall.
The grant doesn’t require a minimum high school grade point average to qualify but goes to any traditional or nontraditional student—meaning recent high school graduates and adults—who enrolls in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, or another high-demand field, at any of the state’s community or technical colleges. As a last-dollar grant, ArFuture would go to students only after they’ve received federal and state aid. Grant recipients must participate in a mentor or community-service program, and after graduation, they must work full-time in Arkansas for at least three years.