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Core to College Curriculum Alignment


With the support of the Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee, faculty alignment teams have been formed to assess and align the K-12 Common Core State Standards to credit bearing, entry level courses in English and Math to create a more seamless transition  from high school to college for Tennessee students.


Each team consists of three primary members. Additionally, external evaluators from each institution and governing board will be given regular opportunities for feedback to ensure the work is reflective of the entire state.


Below, you will find information regarding the development of this voluntary alignment.


English Alignment

  • Team Members
    • Endora Feick, Nashville State Community CollegeCore to College Logo
    • Lauren Ingraham, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
    • Phillip Waldrop, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Professional Development for Pilot Participants
    • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
      • July 28th - 29th
    • Nashville Area (location TBD)
      • July 8th - 9th
  • Curriculum Materials

Math Alignment

  • Team Members
    • Holly Anthony, Tennessee Technological University
    • Stephanie Kolitsch, University of Tennessee Martin
    • Dave Vinson, Pellissippi State Community College
  • Professional Development
    • Our summer trainings have concluded, but we will present an abbreviated version of the training at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association annual conference on September 26th.
  • Curriculum Materials

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Academic Affairs Contact Information


Betty Dandridge Johnson Vacant Herbert Brown
Associate Executive Director Assistant Executive Director Academic Affairs Analyst
Academic Affairs Academic Affairs 615-741-0060
615-741-7573 615-532-9704  
Melissa Stugart Victoria Harpool Courtney Lennartz
Core to College Director First to the Top Program Graduate Assistant
615-741-3055 Coordinator 615-253-8873