Planned growth of our undergraduate population is important to maintaining stable student numbers and contributing to the financial health of our university. We are working on a five-year strategic plan that will guide us in this growth.
We are working to define the Volunteer experience—that special something that makes our university the perfect fit for our students. Finding the right words will help us recruit students and instill a sense of pride among our entire Volunteer community.
This summer, we launched Advising: The Volunteer Experience, a new approach that will significantly improve our academic advising of students and help us take the next steps in boosting retention.
We’ve invested $4 million in our Graduate School to support the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, an effort that will help us recruit stellar graduate students.
Here are several special faculty events you may want to attend this semester.
Learn more about ONSF successes, Life of the Mind opportunities, Experience Learning, and the new Faculty Central website.
Faculty Appreciation Week will be held February 6–12 and will feature a full slate of special events, including a campus-wide farewell party for Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.
A collection of sundry gatherings and other tidbits to pique your interest this spring.
Faculty can now apply for grants and sign up for training to redesign courses or sponsor programming that advances our Experience Learning initiative.
We’ve improved our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate in recent years, but it’s going to take all of us working together to achieve our goal.