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.
Provost’s Office News
Through the Smart Communities Initiative, UT faculty and students in twenty courses have spent this academic year working with the City of Cleveland, Tennessee, on thirteen projects ranging from branding research to revitalization efforts throughout the community.
Soon, students will have a new tool to help them stay on track to an on-time graduation. uTrack lays out a road map for each major so students can see which academic courses they must successfully complete—and when they must complete them—in order to graduate on time. The system will alert students if they get off track with their course work or grades.The system will go into effect in the fall for all first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students.
The second of four finalists in the search for the associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs will visit campus Thursday and lead a forum for the campus community. Rhonda Phillips, associate dean of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, will lead the forum from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, in the Crest Room of the University Center.
The first of four finalists in the search for the associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs will visit campus Tuesday and lead a forum for the campus community. Timothy Hulsey, the founding dean of The Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University, will lead the forum from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, in the Crest Room of the University Center.
Valerie Cade, author of “Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do to Stop Workplace Bullying Now!,” will be at UT Knoxville on Dec. 1 to present two free workshops for faculty and staff. Her visit is being hosted by the Provost’s Office.
In the last few months, you have heard a lot about both the VOL Vision strategic plan and the Top 25 initiative. You may be wondering how they are different, how they are alike, and, most importantly, how they will work together to make UT Knoxville the best university it can be.
In an effort to more effectively accommodate students and make more efficient use of classroom space, the provost’s office has asked a task force of faculty, staff and students to devise several new class timetable options. Your feedback is now needed on those options.
A series of meetings have been set for UT Knoxville faculty, staff and students to provide input on VOL Vision, the campus’ strategic plan, which is now under development. To keep the groups to a manageable size, colleges and specific employee groups will have their own meetings. However, two open sessions for faculty and staff have been planned, as well as one open forum for students.
Did you resolve to read more in 2010? If so, here are three books you might want to add to your list. These books will be featured in several upcoming events at UT Knoxville and in the Knoxville community.