News Sentinel: UT engineering hires faculty, grows enrollment

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured an article about the growth of the College of Engineering. Over the last five years, the college has grown its undergraduate enrollment 37 percent, and it has a multimillion dollar plan to continue that growth over the next five years, according to the article. After a pitch to the governor — and commitments from other parts of the university — the state allocated $3 million in recurring funding to help make this happen. Over the next three years, the state money will be used to hire a lecturer, seven assistant professors, seven full professors and three “faculty of practice” — that is, real-world engineers qualified to teach at the college level. To read more of the story, visit the News Sentinel’s website.

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