A temporary bout of hearing loss gave Lisa Tackett a taste of the struggles deaf and hard-of-hearing students experience daily in school.
College of Education Health and Human Sciences News
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for the 2015–2016 academic year. The academy is a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools that prepares individuals to become new school principals.
WATE Channel 6 recently interviewed Karee Dunn about tips on how parents can help their children deal with the stress of taking the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, or TCAPs. Dunn is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Watch the story here. WBIR
Students interested in researching past and current trends in children’s and young adult literature now can do so at UT, thanks to a new doctoral specialization that will be offered starting this fall.
UT will award an honorary degree to a national advocate for children and welcome leaders in business, healthcare, and government for spring commencement ceremonies set for May 6–8.
For the past four years, Leah Scruggs has been a passionate Volunteer fan, a devoted sorority sister, and a busy student pursing a degree in sport management. But the graduating senior still made time to give back to her community through Special Olympics.
Two administrators from Cleveland and Nashville, respectively, are the latest recipients of UT awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state.
WBIR Channel 10 highlighted UT’s Educators Hall of Honor, which recognizes educators who have significantly influenced students’ lives. The induction ceremony took place this week and recognized educators including renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six others. The station interviewed Giovanni in downtown Knoxville. Watch it here. Other media outlets also featured the hall of honor, including the Tennessean.
Holocaust survivor Henry A. Fribourg will speak at UT on Saturday, March 28.
Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six other educators will be inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor class of 2015 on Thursday, March 26.