Staff Stuff News

Last Faculty Pub of the Semester

Today is the final Faculty Pub for the fall semester. As always, pub hours in the Bridgeview Grill are from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and faculty and administrators can park in the C-15 staff parking lot across Neyland Drive.

How Do You Hear About Research on Campus?

The UT Knoxville Office of Research wants to know how faculty and staff receive news about scholarly research and sponsored programs. A brief survey has been posted to collect responses on Office of Research communications tools and other sources of scholarly/research information that are important to faculty and research-related staff.

Apply Now for Women’s Leadership Program

Nominees and applications are being accepted until December 5 for the third class of the UT Knoxville Women’s Leadership Program. Designed to encourage a stronger pipeline of women faculty and staff members into campus leadership positions, the Women’s Leadership Program is a one-year commitment that combines intensive leadership training with monthly sessions that include readings, speakers, and discussions.

Campus Chest Exceeds Goal

Thank you and congratulations! UT Knoxville has exceeded its 2011-12 Campus Chest goal. The Knoxville-area campaign has raised $617,165, which is 104.6 percent of the $590,000 goal. The UT Campus Chest campaign has met or exceeded its goal for twenty years.

Campus Transit Study Under Way

UT’s Parking and Transit Services unit is conducting a campus transit study to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the current campus transit system, The T, and recommendations to enhance the system in a cost-effective manner. The campus is encouraged to stop by a transit study outreach event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, on the first floor of the University Center near the Bookstore.

End of the Semester Academic Procedures

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan addresses policies regarding end of the semester procedures for UT Knoxville faculty, staff, and students.

Online Instructor Evaluations Now Under Way

The university has converted the way students evaluate their instructors to a completely web-based, online system. It is expected to save 1.25 tons of paper each year, reducing overall costs and saving countless hours of staff time. Students received the first invitation to complete the surveys about their instructors on Monday. The SAIS system is now open through December 2.

Employee Engagement Survey Wraps Up This Week

There are just a few days left to complete UT’s employee engagement survey. The statewide survey wraps up on Tuesday, November 15. Response rates are at 44 percent across the UT system and at 43 percent on the Knoxville campus. This is a great response rate, but there is still time to get those numbers higher.

Architecture Faculty Honored by American Institute of Architects

Ten faculty members from the School of Architecture received awards last month from the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The highest honors, the Honor Citation Awards, were given for three projects: “The Ghost Houses, Phase I,” “A New Norris House,” and the “O’Dell Residence.”

Employees to Receive Sensitive Data Survey

Faculty and staff can expect to get an electronic survey about the type of information that they store on their computer desktop, laptop, tablet, or other devices registered to the UT network. The survey is part of a new sensitive data review process designed to ensure that UT complies with state and federal laws and regulations.