Thomas Davis News

Provost’s Office Working on “S” Designation for Service-Learning Courses

The Provost’s Service-Learning Office is working on a plan to give an “S” designation to approved courses with a service-learning component. The application process was piloted this spring by nine faculty members, each representing a different college. The university already has many courses that employ service-learning, and the service-learning office is developing mechanisms to enhance the support and recognition of faculty who do this work.

Architecture Professor’s Proposal Honored for Outreach and Engagement

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An associate professor of architecture has received a national award for his exemplary engagement and outreach scholarship. This was one of six granted in the nation. Thomas K. Davis’s program, which focuses on outreach partnerships in greater Nashville, was selected by a panel of university engagement administrators through the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Architecture and Design

Mary Beth Robinson (in blue) with students, from left, Teal Nabors, Michelle Hawfield, and Lindsay Payne.

Get to know Thomas K. Davis and Mary Beth Robinson from the College of Architecture and Design. Davis recently received national recognition for his community outreach program with students, which aims to produce a walkable, pedestrian-friendly Nashville. Robinson invites students to explore how they relate to the environment through their important life moments, where they came from, and what sensory influences shaped them.

UT Earns National Honors for Community Outreach Program, New Norris House

A Nashville-based community outreach program and the design and construction of the New Norris House have garnered national recognition for UT architecture faculty. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, an organization that annually honors architectural educators for exemplary work, has honored UT for having best practices in school-based community outreach programs and design-build projects.