Policy News

New Policy on Drone Use on Campus in Effect

A new UT Knoxville policy governs the use of any unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) on university property or in connection with university employment.

Sexual Misconduct Policy in Place After Year of Review By Task Force

The Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking, which became effective August 19, represents a year of review and work involving stakeholders from across campus. The Sexual Misconduct Policy Task Force, made up of faculty, staff, and students, ensured that all feedback and viewpoints were considered in the review of the interim policy first introduced a year ago. Nine public sessions were held during last year, and the diversity of viewpoints represented helped to make the policy stronger, more transparent, and easier to understand.

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force Members and Meeting Announced

The university-wide Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force has been appointed and will begin a series of meetings to examine the critical issues involved in creating a responsive and comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy. The task force members encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to attend their meetings and provide feedback about the university’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence.

UT Community Invited to Participate in Climate Conference Call with Senators

UT Knoxville students, faculty, staff and community are invited to participate in a conference call with the offices of Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to hear directly from Senate staffers on climate and energy policy. Dubbed “Let’s Talk, Tennessee,” the conference call will take place on Monday, April 12 at 11 a.m.