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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.

Featured Stories

Peyton Manning and Blake TurpinPeyton Manning Awards Scholarships to Four Incoming Freshmen
The UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback awards scholarships to honors students each year on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Haslam Scholars LogoUT Names 14 Incoming Freshmen Haslam Scholars
Ten are from Tennessee while the others are from North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, and Nebraska. They were selected from more than 300 applicants based on their academic achievement, leadership potential, and service to their communities. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Amber MacDonaldFather’s Illness Pushes Grad to Research Diet, Cancer Connection
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis changed the course of her life forever. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Yolanda KirkpatrickExperience Learning Has Chosen Its First Cohort of 25 Faculty Fellows
The faculty members will receive grants to redesign courses to fit the requirements of Experience Learning. They will also participate in an Experience Learning Summer Institute. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

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