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Academic Support and Professional Development

Leadership Development Programs

Faculty who are exploring opportunities to move into leadership positions may access programs like the SEC Academic Consortium Leadership Development Program, the HERS program for women in higher education, the UTK Provost Leadership Program, and the UT Leadership Institute.

Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI)

TLI advances the Volunteer Experience through programs, services, and partnerships that support faculty and enrich student learning at the University of Tennessee.  Our priorities include experiential learning, service-learning, assessment, online programs, inclusive teaching strategies and UT CIRTL.

Development Leave Policy

Faculty are given regular opportunities for continued professional growth, reinvigorated intellectual achievement, and development of new skills and perspectives through study, research, writing, and training. Learn more.

Support for External Awards

We encourage and support faculty members who receive external awards (e.g., Fulbright, NSF, NEA, etc.) by ensuring adequate financial support and accommodation for their absences from campus.

Office Of Research & Engagement

The Office of Research & Engagement supports faculty research by providing technical expertise in proposal development, faculty development and training, and sponsored programs administration and compliance requirements. Learn more about our faculty research resources.

UT Libraries

The libraries provide exceptional support for research and teaching, including services such as materials and data acquisition, copyright and archiving support, digitization, bibliographic management, and instruction and technology resources.

Office of Information Technology

OIT provides instructional support for the effective and innovative uses of classroom technology with computer programmers; technology integration specialists; information scientists; and multimedia, graphics interface, and web designers.