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Welcome to the website of the Office of the Provost. We hope the information on the site provides you with a clear idea of the function of our office and the services that we who staff it are ready to provide.

We are charged with overseeing the academic operations of the campus. In all we do, we are guided by the goals set out in Vol Vision 2020. Above all, we are dedicated to supporting the academic experiences that help transform lives of our students. In partnership with the entire Volunteer family, we are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive academic community. And we work to support excellence in scholarship and creative activity, teaching and learning, and outreach and engagement. We strive to embody the Volunteer Spirit—the mission, vision, and values of our great university—in all we do.

Our office is guided by principles of shared governance, and we strive for transparency in all our operations. Throughout the site you will find a variety of guides, services, and policies, all of which are intended to further the professional development of our faculty and students.

In the current academic year, we have pledged to work with our colleagues across the university to enhance student success. Our focus will be on helping all of our first-year students acclimate to the demands of college life so that they can persist through the first year into the following years in order, finally, to become proud alumni of Rocky Top.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to working with you to achieve our campus goals.

Featured Stories

Faculty Chose Open Textbooks, Saved Students over $700,000

Students saving money — and thanking their professors for helping them do so. Instructors feeling more freedom in teaching not to the book but to the subject. Sound interesting? Read the full story in Tennessee Today.

Two Students in Newest Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Two UT students have been named to the latest class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China. Read the full story in Tennessee Today.

Tsunamis to Service Dogs: Student Veteran Continues to Help Others

From aiding efforts in Japan after the 2011 tsunami as a US Navy diver to tutoring fellow student veterans at UT, Alex Weber has always had a desire to serve and help others. Read the full story in Tennessee Today.

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Interim Provost Zomchick Announces Cluster Hires to Tackle Grand Challenges

We are planning to make a series of cluster hires that will allow us to build upon our existing and emerging expertise in order to make a real difference in people’s lives. We need your help to identify and build upon our strengths. Read the full story.

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