UT took several steps today to reiterate its commitment to diversity and inclusion while acknowledging missteps in a recent web posting about holiday party considerations for faculty and staff.
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The university does not have an official policy regarding religious and cultural décor and celebrations in the workplace.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites faculty and staff to meet with him during his open office hours throughout the day on Friday, November 6. Appointments must be arranged in advance. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on Friday, October 30.
The first Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour concluded Thursday with a stop at Farragut High School. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek brought great news to thirty Knox County students this week by dropping into their classrooms to hand deliver an offer of admission. The Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour began on Sunday, September 20, and traveled more than 1,300 miles to visit nine high schools in eight cities across the state. Seniors who applied to UT in early August were among the first to be admitted to the Class of 2020.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has been appointed to a Southeastern Conference working group to review issues surrounding student-athlete conduct.
The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase as part of UT Knoxville’s $1.06 billion new fiscal year budget, which begins July 1.
Knoxville-area faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to Picnic on the Plaza, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at the Humanities Amphitheater. Hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek with support from the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, and President Joe DiPietro, the Picnic on the Plaza is a special event to celebrate UT’s faculty and staff and thank them for their service and excellence.
UT’s graduate programs in nuclear engineering, supply chain management, and clinical law training are in the top ten among all public universities in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, DC, today to address increasing college access for low-income students. This is the second time this year Cheek has been invited by the White House to discuss this issue. Cheek will share UT’s commitment aimed at increasing STEM graduates by 20 to 25 percent with a primary focus on underrepresented students. Find more information on the College Opportunity Day of Action summit, or watch it live at WhiteHouse.gov.
For the second time this year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, to address increasing college access for low-income students. The event is the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action and will build on efforts from the first summit, which was held in January. The meeting takes place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov.