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Leadership Development Workshop for Historically-Underrepresented Faculty


This workshop is designed for tenure-line faculty from historically underrepresented groups (e.g., women, faculty of color, LGBTQ faculty) who are interested in learning more about leadership opportunities at the University of Tennessee and in higher education. Even if leadership positions are not in your immediate plans or if you are just curious about the possibilities, we hope you will join us for a day of lively presentations and conversations.

The day will begin with an introduction to leadership and a brief overview of the university’s organizational and administrative structures, followed by an interactive discussion with a panel of current and former UT leaders from historically-underrepresented populations. After the networking lunch, we will have a lively leadership coaching session with Susan Palmer, renowned leadership development coach and consultant.

Please click the link below to register for this important opportunity.  Participation may be limited based on space and available resources.

Should you have any questions, please contact Heather Cockrum, Executive Assistant to the Provost (

Workshop Agenda

Creating and Seizing Leadership Opportunities at UTK:
A Workshop for Underrepresented Faculty

Saturday, May 5, 2018
James A. Haslam II Business Building, room 440

9:00-10:00 a.m.           Welcome (John Zomchick, Interim Provost)

10:00-10:10 a.m.         Break

10:10-11:40 a.m.          Leadership Panel

India Lane, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Success

Susan Martin, Provost Emerita and Professor of Classics Emerita

Robert Nobles, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Research Integrity

Caula Beyl, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Melanie Wilson, Dean of the College of Law

Carolyn Hodges, Professor of German and Chair of Africana Studies

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Lunch (Stokely Hospitality Suite)

12:45-4:15 p.m.            Keynote Speaker: Susan Palmer, Leadership Coach

4:15-4:30 p.m.              Conclusion (John Zomchick, Interim Provost)