UNIVERSITY NEWS Board of Trustees Gets Updates

Discussion in 'The Raider Roundup' started by SpaceRaider, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. SpaceRaider

    SpaceRaider Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    68,145
    Likes Received:
    3,157
    Location:
    God's Country
  2. SpaceRaider

    SpaceRaider Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    68,145
    Likes Received:
    3,157
    Location:
    God's Country
     
  3. MTLynn

    MTLynn Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Messages:
    7,159
    Likes Received:
    841
    "President Sidney A. McPhee told trustees that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission has OK'd a new bachelor's degree in data science that will launch next fall."

    I am SO excited...
     
  4. FranklinRaider315

    FranklinRaider315 All American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,519
    Likes Received:
    743
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    Spin it the best way possible but....

    The reality is no one will pay to watch redshirt senior graduate students go 4-8.

    But the BOT, or at least a few of them, show up to SM’s suite for the free food and booze, win or lose.
     
    4 FranklinRaider315, Dec 11, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2019
  5. MTFNBY5

    MTFNBY5 Hall of Famer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,273
    Likes Received:
    609
    Can someone with better knowledge explain briefly just what the duties, powers and responsibilities are of the BOT?

    Do they even have the capacity to do anything but kowtow to the Board of Regents and rubber stamp what the president recommends?

    And as it pertains to this message board: Do they have any oversight at all for the athletic program?
     
  6. AustinLewis

    AustinLewis Hall of Famer
    Staff
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    5,935
    Likes Received:
    341
    Boards generally serve to guide the institution, implement policy, and oversee the administration.

    And yes, they do have some “oversight” over the athletic program. Massaro mentioned to Casey and I about three years ago about he communicates with Board about facilities and other athletic needs
     
  7. Raiderclyde

    Raiderclyde True Blue
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    281
    My understanding is the MT BOT provides formal “oversight” to the University President and makes budget recommendations to THEC which interfaces with the Legislature. They can recommend tuition increases and assessments of fees, degree programs, and set various policymaking aspects of the university, which presumably includes athletics. Think the BOT are also responsible for audit and internal control oversight, if that were a major issue.

    The only thing I see our board doing better than the TBR is the governance is more tailored to MT when presented in Nashville; however, our failure to obtain Valparaiso Law School (infamous 8-5 vote against last year) definitely hurts the credibility of the power of the BOT in that light.
     
    TrueBlue147 and blueraiderJT like this.
  8. FranklinRaider315

    FranklinRaider315 All American
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,519
    Likes Received:
    743
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    I wish someone would ask for a true accounting of gross and net revenues for athletics minus the student activity fee subsidy welfare check and actual tickets scanned attendance.

    Then I’d like to compare that to the actual revenues directly attributed to our stellar GSR ranking.
     
    BRaiderDave likes this.

Share This Page