academics News

Changes to the UT Knoxville Drop Policy

UT Knoxville has strengthened its drop policy to improve course availability for students and make more efficient use of faculty time. The new policy limits students to dropping only four classes during the course of their undergraduate program. This fall, everyone starts with a clean slate.

UT Tightens Class Drop Policy; Four is the Undergraduate Limit

Starting this fall, students at UT Knoxville will be limited to dropping only four classes during the course of their undergraduate program. The more stringent policy will increase course availability for students and make more efficient use of faculty time, according to Sally McMillan, vice provost for academic affairs.

UT Athletics Supports Academics with $10 Million Contribution, Including $1.375 Million for Student Scholarships

Continuing the tradition, the UT Athletic Department is providing funds in support of academics for the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville campus. With a total gift of just over $10 million, $1.375 million goes to support academic scholarships awarded to non-student athletes including Volunteer, Bicentennial and band scholarships, as well as scholarships for members of the Peyton Manning and Neyland Scholars Programs.

New Grant Funding for Outreach Projects

UT Knoxville’s Office of Research and the Academic Outreach and Engagement Council recently announced a new incentive grant program to fund campus outreach projects. As part of the campus’ commitment to community engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach, the two units have issued a call for proposals that may include projects, partnerships or programs that promote outreach and engagement in research, scholarship, or creative activity; in teaching; or in service.