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.
Summer Session Ideal for Employees’ Children
Sons and daughters of UT employees who come home from other colleges during the summer can continue to work on their degrees by taking classes here. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
ELEMENTS Update to Expand Faculty Ability to Track Activity
The second phase of ELEMENTS will launch in January and all faculty members will be able to record all their scholarly, teaching, and professional activities in the system. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
Scent of Success: UT Students Honored in Genetic Engineering Competition
They took an industrial byproduct, treated it with the E. coli bacteria, and created a usable fragrance product for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.
From Poverty to Prosperity: Nursing Grad to Deliver Commencement Speech
Chisa Huffman was six years old when she fell in love with nursing after a traumatic domestic violence incident sent her mother to the hospital. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.