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KNOXVILLE — The academic affairs and student success committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Memphis.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. CST in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave.

The committee will consider increasing class sizes in the Institute of Agriculture’s College of Veterinary Medicine, due to the strong industry demand for graduates of the college.

The committee also will consider a request to reclassify the Early Childhood Education concentration at UT Chattanooga to a full major in which students would earn a bachelor of science in Early Childhood Education.

In addition, the committee will consider a revision to the UT Knoxville faculty handbook on non-tenure track joint appointments to describe more effectively the responsibilities of faculty members who have joint appointments with Oak Ridge National Laboratory or another entity.

Informational items on the agenda include presentations on Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Tennessee Diploma Project to better prepare high school students for college and/or the workforce, and the Tennessee State Board of Education’s plan to update high school curricula.

A complete agenda and supporting materials are available upon request.

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Contact: Elizabeth Davis, UT media relations, (865) 974-5179,