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Chancellor’s Update

This semester is flying by, but there is a lot of important work ahead of us. Hopefully we have seen our last snow day for this winter! There has been considerable discussion on campus about the Budget Rebalancing process. UPRAC is continuing its work and budget proposals that came to the committee four weeks ago have changed significantly. For example, several of the more controversial proposals have been taken

Coffee with the Chancellor

Our next scheduled Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, March 4 between 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. This month the Coffee will be in the Jim Lewis Studio in the Fine Arts Center.  Directions to the studio are: -Enter the Fine Arts Center from Vine Street -Walk past box office (on right) and at first hallway on right turn right -First door on left: Labeled Jim Lewis Studio -You

Chancellor’s Update

Great things are happening at UTC! UTC women’s basketball is ranked 20th in the AP Top 25 and 22nd in the USA Today Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches’ poll. As of Monday’s win against Western Carolina, the team’s record is 23-3 overall and 11-0 in the SoCon. The last home game is Saturday, February 28th against East Tennessee State. Come out and cheer on the Mocs! Last Thursday

Chancellor’s Update

The Spring semester 2015 is in full swing and great things are happening at UTC! This past Thursday, January 29th, we celebrated the completion of our new library with a “Grand Opening.” Thank you to everyone who participated in planning and helping to make this amazing event a great success. A special thanks to our library staff who spent the December Holidays moving from Lupton to the new facility

Coffee with the Chancellor

Our next scheduled Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, February 4 between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM in the Library, 3rd floor balcony. You will enter the building through the Chamberlain Field entrance (Starbucks side). President DiPietro will be on campus to join in the discussion. Visit with me and other colleagues. Share ideas. Ask questions. The only agenda is to have some meaningful conversation. The open door format

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back! The weather may not feel like it but “spring” semester is here. On Monday, January 12th, UTC celebrated its classification as a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Community Engaged University. UTC is one of only 361 universities in the country honored for community connections and partnerships. This is an acknowledgement of the hard work of the entire campus and also of the Carnegie Reapplication Committee

Carnegie Extends Our Community Engagement Designation

Congratulations! We were recently notified that our campus has been reconfirmed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University until 2025. Everything you do for our students, our campus, and our community helped us earn this honor. You can learn more about this distinction in the news story below. We hope you will join us in celebrating this national achievement on Monday, January 12,

Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

Helping our students achieve success lies at the heart of everything we do, and that includes a commitment to providing an environment safe from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, stalking and any other sexual misconduct will not be tolerated on our campus. To this end, we have worked with the University of Tennessee system to adopt an interim

Chancellor’s Update

The semester is over and we have a lot to celebrate! On Saturday, December 13th we graduated more than 700 students! I had the privilege to shake the hand of every graduate and they are such an impressive group. All of our graduates are inspiring, but some have overcome hardship and adversity to realize their potential. Among Saturday’s graduates was a nursing doctoral candidate who was a former high

Budget Rebalancing Website

Dear Colleagues: The campus is implementing a process to rebalance our budget and provide funds for strategic investment. It is critical that the campus is effectively and completely informed during all stages of our reallocation process. A website dedicated to the UTC Vision 2025 – Achieving Excellence budget process has been created to disseminate budget information: http://www.utc.edu/budget-rebalancing/. A budget timeline will be available shortly. An electronic form is available