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New Faculty Orientation, 2018

Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the faculty of the University of Tennessee!

As you settle into your position and make preparations for the upcoming academic year, please plan to participate in New Faculty Orientation on August 6-7, 2018, hosted by the Office of the Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor. This orientation provides an overview of the university’s organization and budget, highlights the critical role of faculty in student success, and introduces campus resources that support faculty success and build campus connections.

Please note that all new faculty are invited to attend an evening reception in the West Club of Neyland Stadium, which will immediately follow the first day’s sessions.

Please follow the link below to accept or decline our invitation to participate in New Faculty Orientation. Should you have any questions, please contact Heather Cockrum, Executive Assistant to the Provost (

Submit your RSVP here by Friday, July 27.

View the updated agenda. (revised July 26)


UTK Faculty Senate (Misty Anderson)

Faculty 101- An Introduction (John Zomchick)

Academic Affairs Resources to Help Faculty (Karen Sullivan-Vance)

Canvas at UTK and OIT Instructional Support Handout (Jean Derco and Jerry Riehl)

Research Software & Services (Bob Muenchen)

Meet the Division of Student Life (Student Life Panel)

Graduate Education (Dixie Thompson)

Responsible Conduct of Research (Robert Nobles)

Helpful Links for New Faculty