Announcements and Writings from the Provost
Beginning of the academic year
Welcome back to campus for the fall semester. I hope you have had a restful and productive summer. As the semester's activities begin, I would like to introduce you to our incoming students and remind you of existing programs and offerings.
One Stop Express Student Services Center
A new era of customer service for students begins today with the opening of our One Stop Express Student Services center.
End of Semester Academic Procedures
It is hard to believe it is mid-April and the end of the semester is upon us. Before we begin to think about the summer, I would like to remind you of several policies drawn from the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Reminder of Textbook Ordering Deadline for Fall 2013 Term
This is a reminder of the April 1 deadline for ordering reading materials for your fall courses. In 2007 the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law designed to control textbook costs at Tennessee public colleges and universities. The book order deadlines need to be observed by all faculty members to meet legislative requirements.
Change in waitlist policy
I want to let you know about two important changes in our waitlist policy. To help us better judge course demand, we are no longer allowing two common registration practices that have made registration inefficient.
2013 Spring Cleanup
In an effort to declutter our academic buildings, the campus 2013 spring-cleaning effort kicks off on March 4, 2013. Campus departments should use the Spring Cleanup program as an opportunity to remove surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables.
Associate Provost Candidates
The finalists for associate provost and director of the Chancellor's Honors and Haslam Scholars programs will visit campus over the next two weeks. As part of the candidates' campus visits, each will lead a public forum for the campus community and respond to questions following their presentations.
Reminder of Textbook Ordering Deadline for Summer 2013 Term
This is a reminder of the February 15 deadline for ordering reading materials for your summer courses. In 2007 the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law designed to control textbook costs at Tennessee public colleges and universities. The book order deadlines of April 1 for fall semester, October 1 for spring semester, and February 15 for summer school need to be observed by all faculty members to meet legislative requirements.