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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.

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John ZomchickInterim 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.

People enjoying the exhibits at Gallery 1010New Home for Student-Run Gallery 1010
For over 30 years, Gallery 1010 has allowed students to showcase their work and gain professional experience. It is the only nonprofit student-run exhibition space in Tennessee. This fall, the gallery moved to a new location at 1150 McCalla Avenue. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Tricia HepnerThree Professors Named Fulbright Scholars for 2017–18 Academic Year
Tricia Hepner, Mark Hulsether, and Liz Teston are serving as Fulbright Scholars, participating in the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Harrison Schmitt and Lawrence TaylorDecades of Growth and Discovery Mark NASA Research at the University of Tennessee
When NASA launched Apollo 17 in 1972, little did they realize it was also the beginning of a fruitful relationship that would eventually lead to the creation of UT’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

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