Office of the Provost News

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.

Melanie D. Wilson Named College of Law Dean

Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.

UT Mic/Nite Highlights Faculty Research from All Colleges

Eleven UT faculty members will present their research—ranging from George Washington’s political leadership fail to interactive art projects using a five-foot opossum—in seven minutes or less at this fall’s Mic/Nite on Wednesday, November 12, at the Relix Variety Theatre.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 14

John A. Lovett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in College of Law Classroom 132. Lovett is the De Van D. Daggett Jr. Distinguished Professor and the associate dean for faculty development and faculty academic affairs at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 10

Melanie Wilson, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 10, in College of Law Classroom 132. Wilson is a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 9

William Corbitt

William Corbett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in College of Law Classroom 132. Corbett is the Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at Louisiana State University Law Center. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

UT to Host Academic Affairs Conference

Sally McMillan

Academic affairs administrators from twenty top universities will gather at the University of Tennessee October 8–10 for a conference focusing on managing change in undergraduate education. The event was organized by Sally McMillan, vice provost for academic affairs.