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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.

Featured Stories

HydroLit CoverLandscape Architecture Students Earn Top National Award for HydroLIT
Four students received The Award of Excellence in the “Communications” category for their publication, HydroLIT, Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook. Read the full story on the College of Architecture + Design website.

write NOW iconUT Humanities Center Launches New Program to Support Faculty Writing and Research
The writeNOW faculty research initiative allows faculty in the humanities to bring their laptops and use a reserved community space to devote two hours to their writing. Read the full story on the UT Humanities Center website.

Sahba holding a brainExperience Learning Sees First 16 Designated Course Offereings
The “S” and “R” designated classes were approved this past spring by the Undergraduate Council’s Curriculum Committee, the Undergraduate Council, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and the Faculty Senate. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

Jade ArnoldUT Welcomes First Group of Tennessee Fellows for Graduate Excellence
The fellows come from 31 states and nine countries. Fifteen completed prior studies at UT. They will receive $10,000 each year for four years of study—amounting to $40,000. Read the full story on Tennessee Today.

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