Announcements Archives 2009
Sally McMillan Named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
I am pleased to announce that Sally McMillan has been named vice provost for academic affairs for the Knoxville campus.
End of the Semester Academic Procedures
I write to remind you of the following policies, drawn from the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and please contact me at email@example.com should you have any questions.
Nursing Dean to Retire
Joan Creasia, dean of the College of Nursing since 1995, will retire at the end of the 2009-10 academic year.
Presentations from DDDH Retreat
Presentations by some of the speakers at this year's deans, directors and department heads retreat held September 13-14, 2009, are available for download and review.
Freshmen Seminars: New Ready for the World Initiative
The Provost requests Freshmen Seminar (FYS 129) proposals for the Spring Semester 2010 with explicit Ready for the World themes, and, closely related to this, FYS 129 faculty who are willing to help create and implement a RFTW course assessment.
Position Announcement | Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
We are conducting an internal search for the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Transition from previous Early Alert Program to a First-Year Intervention
Beginning this fall term, we are piloting a new approach to Early Alert with the goal of resolving a number of issues. The First-Year Intervention (FYI) initiative will focus on first-year students and identified special student populations.
Change in Process for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Continuation Letters
After a discussion in the Council of Deans and follow-up with HR, a decision has been made to allow continuation letters to be sent from the colleges as soon as the decision to retain these faculty member has been made (typically over the summer before the start of the academic year).
Flu Prevention and Preparation
This may be an unusual year as we confront the H1N1 flu (commonly referred to as "swine flu"), which is expected to affect our faculty, staff and students this fall. I am writing to request that you prepare yourselves in three ways to ensure the continuity and success of our academic, research and service missions.
New Undergraduate Admissions Director
I'm pleased to announce that Vern Granger, who has worked in admissions at North Carolina State University since 1998, will be our new director of undergraduate admissions at UT Knoxville.
Religious Holidays Calendar
A reminder to consult the religious holidays calendar before scheduling events for the fall semester.
2010-2011 Faculty Development Leave Applications
Application deadlines for the 2010-2011 Faculty Development Leave Proposals.
Ready for the World Leadership Changes
In an effort to broaden campus participation in intercultural and international initiatives, a committee structure has been established to direct the Ready for the World program.
Revised Faculty Handbook and Manual for Faculty Evaluation
During the 2008-2009 academic year, several revisions were made to the Faculty Handbook and the Manual for Faculty Evaluation. What follows is an executive summary of the changes in the two documents.
Fall 2009 Brown Bag Discussions
Faculty Senate President Toby Boulet and Provost Susan Martin invite faculty to join them for brown bag lunches and discussion each month during the fall semester.
Dr. Susan Martin Named Provost
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek today announced the selection of Dr. Susan Martin as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Knoxville campus.
2009-2010 Calendar for Faculty Review, Retention, and P&T
The calendar for the 2009-2010 annual faculty review and retention decisions, as well as promotion and tenure workshops and due dates is now posted.
New Faculty Orientation - Save the Dates
The annual new faculty orientation is being expanded this year.
Brown-bag Lunches with Faculty Senate President and Interim Provost
The Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate host a series of brown-bag lunches this semester.
Dean Candidates to Visit Campus and Hold Open Forums
Four finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering will visit campus in January.
End of the Semester Academic Procedures
As we enter November, we fast approach the end of the semester. Before we begin to think about Thanksgiving and our plans for winter break, I write to remind you of the following policies, drawn from the Undergraduate Catalog.
Position Announcement: Dean of the College of Engineering
The University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering.
Presentations from the 2008 Deans, Directors and Department Heads Retreat
Presentations and notes from the Deans, Directors and Department Heads Retreat held September 22, 2008, are now available for download.
New Online Academic Catalogs
Beginning with the 2009-2010 undergraduate and graduate catalogs, UT Knoxville will have online catalogs that are easy to use, database driven, attractive and searchable.
Student Progress Evaluations
Next week many of you will receive a request to submit student academic progress information using the official "Early Alert" Web-based reporting system. I am writing today to urge you to participate in this important retention effort.
129 Seminar Proposals for Spring 2009
Todd Diacon, Vice Provost for Academic Operations, solicits proposals for Freshman Seminars for the spring 2009 semester
Beginning of the Academic Year Message
Todd Diacon, Vice Provost for Academic Operations, discusses the Class of 2012, new academic policies, and reminds faculty and staff of existing programs and offerings.
Promotion and Tenure, and Retention Reviews for 2008-2009
A memo to academic deans that explains the process and timetable for submitting faculty for promotion and tenure review.
Gardial Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Sarah Fisher Gardial has been named vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Gardial, currently associate dean for academic programs for the College of Business Administration, will take over for Susan Martin, who will become interim provost on Aug. 1.
Susan Martin to Become Interim Provost
Susan Martin, currently Senior Vice Provost at UT Knoxville, has agreed to serve a two year term as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective August 1.
Holub Thanks Campus Community
As many of you know already, I have been offered an outstanding opportunity to become the chancellor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Closing Remarks for College of Business Administration Commencement
Provost Robert Holub addressed the spring 2008 graduates of the College of Business Administration.
Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
Dr. David Schumann has agreed to serve as the inaugural Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
Provost to become UMass Chancellor
Provost Bob Holub has accepted the job of chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Progress Report on Strategic Planning Committee
Robert Holub provides an update on the strategic planning process and outlines plans for the summer.
End of the Semester Academic Procedures
The end of the semester approaches, and as such it is time for this reminder on academic procedures, as quoted in part from the Undergraduate Catalog.
Position Announcement for Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
The Office of the Provost seeks a UT faculty member with rank of professor with tenure to assume the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Freshman 129 Seminar Recruitment
Tenured and tenure-track professors are invited to submit proposals for Freshman Seminars to be offered in during the Fall 2008 semester.
Textbook Order Procedure
The Vice Provost for Academic Operations reminds faculty of policies regarding the assignment and ordering of materials for their fall courses.
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Documents Now Available
The packet of documents from the Feb. 20, 2008, meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee are now posted in the strategic planning section of the Provost's website.
Search Committee for Dean of the College of Engineering
Provost Holub forms a search committee to find a replacement for Dean Way Kuo, who announced this week that he will become the next president of the City University of Hong Kong.
Susan Martin's Departure and the Search for Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Susan Martin has informed me that she will be stepping down from her position as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the end of this academic year.
Retention Task Force Releases Report
The retention task force recognizes that retention rates have increased on the campus in light of recent efforts and offers recommendations for additional efforts for further improvements.
Knoxville's Future: Searching for a Chancellor
As the Knoxville campus begins its search for a new chancellor, Provost Holub offers his thoughts on what qualities the new chancellor should possess.
Strategic Planning Progress Report
Progress reports from the strategic planning subcommittees as well as Dr. Holub's opening remarks at the SPC meeting are now posted in the strategic planning section.
Delayed Opening Follow Up
In the wake of the university's delayed opening this morning, all students, faculty and staff are advised to read the university's inclement weather policy in Hilltopics.
2008 National Science Foundation Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Conference
On Janurary 8, 2008, Dr. Holub welcomed the attendees of the NSF Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Conference to Knoxville and UT.