Office of the Provost News

Beginning of the Academic Year Reminders

Susan Martin

With the Fall 2012 semester about to begin, Provost Susan Martin introduces faculty and staff to this year’s freshman class, and address policy changes in place for the new academic year.

Dandaneau Named Vice Provost at Kansas State University

Steve Dandaneau

Steve Dandaneau, associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs, leaves UT Friday to become the vice provost for undergraduate studies at Kansas State University. He will be the first person at K-State to hold this position. A search for Dandaneau’s replacement is planned.

Zomchick Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

John Zomchick

John Zomchick has been named vice provost for faculty affairs. The executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English, he will take over for Sarah Gardial, who leaves July 1 to become the dean of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Zomchick will oversee the faculty promotion and tenure process and the recruiting, retaining, and training initiatives for faculty.

Public Forums Scheduled for Vice Provost Candidates

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in forums during the next two weeks to meet the three finalists for vice provost for faculty affairs. The candidates are John Zomchick, executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English; Dixie Thompson, professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies; and Jay Whelan, professor and head of the Department of Nutrition.

Martin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Provost Susan D. Martin, professor of classics was recognized last week at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Martin received a Latin Ovatio, the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. CAMWS is the largest regional classics association representing thirty-two states and three Canadian provinces.

Vice Provost Applicants Sought

Applications are now being sought for the position of vice provost for faculty affairs. This vice provost will work closely with the provost on promotion and tenure decisions and will make recommendations on personnel issues. Applicants must be UT faculty members with rank of professor and with tenure. Review of applications will begin on April 9 and will continue until the position is filled.

Gardial Named Dean of Tippie College of Business

Sarah Gardial, vice provost for faculty affairs, has been named dean of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. She begins the job July 1. She has been vice provost since 2008 and has helped enhance faculty benefits and career path advancement.

Call for Proposals for Fall 2012 Freshman Seminar

The Freshman Seminar Program is looking for tenured and tenure-track faculty interested in teaching First Year Seminar courses. Faculty will have the opportunity to engage with student on topics of mutual interest and receive $1,500 for research support. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, April 9.

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.