The Office of the Provost is charged with overseeing the academic operations of the campus. Guided by the goals set out in Vol Vision 2020 and our commitment to transforming the lives of our students in a welcoming and inclusive academic community, we work to foster excellence in scholarship and creative activity, teaching and learning, and outreach and engagement. To achieve our goals, we collaborate closely with the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement and the Vice Chancellor for Student Life to create a campus culture based on the principles of free inquiry, bold creativity, social responsibility, and personal growth. We strive to embody the Volunteer Spirit—the mission, vision, and values of our great university—in all we do.
Three Undergraduates Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
Seven Seniors Receive UT’s Highest Honor
Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
Lenhart Receives 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Suzanne Lenhart, a professor of mathematics and passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields, was honored with the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
Hydrolunteers Helping Keep East Tennessee Clean
The group was formed in 2015 as a way for students from varying backgrounds to come together to better understand, protect, and preserve water resources in East Tennessee. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.