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Welcome

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

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Science on Saturdays
To inspire a love of science in young minds, UT students are mixing education and experimentation with a ton of fun. Read the full story.

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Humanities Center’s Heffernan Retiring; Endowment Named in His Honor
A new endowment that will support the academic pursuits of graduate students in the humanities has been named in honor of Tom Heffernan. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

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Enrollment Management Busy Building Fall Class
Having received more than 17,890 applications so far, Kari Alldredge and her team are preparing to welcome another large and high-achieving new class of Volunteers. Read the full story.

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Emery Part of New NASA Mission ‘Lucy’ to Explore Early Solar System
UT’s Joshua Emery is part of a NASA mission that could provide new insight into one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.



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