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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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