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Faculty Affairs

The Division of Faculty Affairs is responsible for the recruitment, retention, evaluation, promotion, and professional development of all faculty. The division consists of Academic Personnel Services (APS) and Faculty Development and Advancement (FDA), which includes Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI). 

Mission

The mission of Academic Personnel Services is to support the appointment, retention, review, and promotion of all faculty throughout their careers at UTK and to serve as an expert resource to our campus partners.  

Vision 

Academic Personnel Services will collaborate with campus partners to innovate and refine processes and policies related to faculty affairs. Our goals are to:

  • Empower, enable, and educate our campus partners to provide high quality service;  
  • Promote fair and equitable treatment of faculty; 
  • Support departments and colleges in the appointment, advancement, and retention of faculty.

Values 

Accessibility | Sustainability | Integrity | Collaboration | Innovation | Excellence

Assistance

The APS team holds office hours every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and also hosts a Teams site for administrative support specialists across campus. For the Zoom link, Teams information and for other inquiries, contact us at vpfacultyaffairs@utk.edu.


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For Current UT Faculty and Staff

For current UT faculty and staff, information about faculty affairs processes can be found on the employee hub.