An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.
Tennessee is a Go Alliance member state.
Go Alliance Representative: Troy Grant, Associate Executive Director for College Access and Success, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Educational Technology Cooperative
Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education.
Tennessee representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Tennessee ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions.
Tennessee sent a representative to the 2017 ETC Annual Meeting on teaching and technology. Robbie Melton, executive educational technologist at Tennessee State University, conducted a session on the internet of things, smart connected devices and edugadgets.
Tennessee ETC Representative and Member Agency: Greg Sedrick, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Tennessee eCampus, Tennessee Board of Regents
Technology Purchasing Savings
Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on over $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.
Tennessee saved $684,734 on $6,923,417 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017.