Office of the Provost News

Task Force to Revitalize General Education

A task force is looking at ways to revitalize the General Education program, and the campus community is invited to participate in a roundtable event on April 8 to kick off the process.

Join Colleagues for Mic/Nite on March 10

Eleven faculty members will present their research at this spring’s Mic/Nite on Thursday, March 10, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue.

Department Heads Forum Is February 10

The next meeting of the Department Heads Forum, a series of workshops and discussions for both recently appointed and the long-standing department heads, is Wednesday, February 10.

Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour Spreads Vol Cheer at Nine High Schools

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.

Introducing UT’s Experience Learning Initiative

Experience Learning is a bold new initiative to transform the educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UT. Over a five year period, UT will give students more opportunities to be involved in civic engagement, to solve complex real-world problems, and to contribute to the welfare of their communities as part of their regular coursework.

Theriot Named UT’s Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Associate Professor of Social Work Matthew Theriot, who successfully led the effort to develop UT’s new Experience Learning initiative, has been named associate provost for teaching and learning innovation. He will oversee implementation of Experience Learning and oversee the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.