top 25 News

Journey to the Top 25: Where the People Are

UT Knoxville is working to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff will help us get there. To highlight the campus’s top priorities, Tennessee Today is featuring stories about faculty and staff whose work is already helping UT Knoxville reach the goal. Professor Shih-Lung Shaw is a researcher in the rapidly changing field of geographic information science, which analyzes geographic data and other information about human movement and transportation.

Faculty and Staff to Receive Great Colleges Survey This Week

UT Knoxville is participating in the “2011 Great Colleges to Work For” survey administered by ModernThink, LLC. Sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the survey will be sent to all UT Knoxville full- and part-time faculty members, administrators and exempt staff. The survey will complement a system-wide employee engagement survey which will be conducted by UT Human Resources this fall. That survey will encompass faculty, exempt and non-exempt staff across the state and allow every campus to gain a picture of all employee groups.

Journey to the Top 25: Microbe Hunter

UT Knoxville is striving to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Strengthening our capacity and productivity in research, scholarship and creative activity is key to getting us there. Governor’s chair professor Frank Loeffler is leading the field of bioremediation — the use of microbes and other organisms to decontaminate polluted water and other damaged aspects of the environment.

Three UT Graduate Programs Ranked in Nation’s Top 10

Three of UT Knoxville’s graduate and professional programs in business, engineering and law rank in the top 10 nationally, according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

Journey to the Top 25: Fueling Discovery

UT Knoxville has set its sights on becoming a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Tennessee Today is featuring our faculty and staff whose work helps advance our goals. Doctoral student Daniel Reed is studying overall ecological impact of conservation practices and materials.

Journey to the Top 25: Learn To Do by Doing

UT Knoxville has set its sights on becoming a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Over the next few weeks, Tennessee Today will feature our faculty and staff whose work helps advance our goals. Learn how microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm is helping to enhance the undergraduate experience by drawing students into a lab early in their college career.

UT Knoxville Named a ‘Best Value’ Public College by Princeton Review

As the economy goes down and college costs go up, students and their families need to make every dollar count. UT Knoxville provides an academically strong education at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges for 2011” list released today, which ranked UT among the 50 best values in higher education.

UT Sees Rise in Freshman-to-sophomore Retention Rate

More freshmen at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are returning for their sophomore year: The retention rate has increased almost three percentage points to 86.2 percent, up from 83.6 percent last year. “An improved retention rate leads to an improved graduation rate,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “We work hard to recruit the finest students from Tennessee and around the country to UT Knoxville. Once they’re here, we do all we can to help them progress at a steady rate and graduate on time.”

Albrecht to Lead Top 25 Pursuit

Becoming a Top 25 university is a top priority for UT Knoxville, and to make sure the campus stays on task, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has appointed a project director to oversee the effort. Effective Sept. 1, Mary Albrecht, associate dean for academic programs and professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will oversee the Top 25 project and serve as associate vice chancellor. This will be a limited duration appointment.

UT Knoxville Ranked a Top 50 Public Institution

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2011

UT Knoxville joined the ranks of the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 undergraduate rankings released today. UT Knoxville ranked 47th among all public universities, up five spots from last year, and 104th among all national universities.