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UTC Stands Against Racism

The horrific murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky have thrust racism front and center. These events are not “new.” Their accessibility to us, via digital recordings, news coverage, social media, and police officer cameras have left us shocked, sorrowful, and angry. The images we viewed allowed each of us to feel the pain of

UTC Stands Against Racism

The horrific murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the killing of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky have thrust racism front and center. These events are not “new.” Their accessibility to us via digital recordings, news coverage, social media, and police officer cameras have left us shocked, sorrowful, and angry. The images we viewed allowed each of us to feel the pain of

Task Force Report

The UTC Fall 2020 Task Force has completed its work and finalized their report, which provides recommendations for resuming face-to-face instruction and on campus operations for the fall semester. I want to thank the Task Force, subcommittee members and co-chairs Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Brown and Dean Robert Dooley for completion of this important report in a very short period of time. The full Fall 2020 Task Force Report

Racism and the Pandemic

I want to begin with this point – the actions in Minneapolis involving George Floyd are inexcusable. No one should be treated that way. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an institution that relies on trust and believes that by embracing diversity and inclusion we will achieve excellence and societal change. There is a lot for UTC to learn about dealing both with the pandemic and with racism

Preparing for Fall 2020

In coordination with the UT System, UTC is making plans to be fully operational with students returning to campus for face-to-face classes this fall.  All modifications made to the schedule, policies, and practices will be aligned with CDC and American College Health Guidelines. A detailed plan to bring staff and faculty back to campus, the “Campus Reintegration Plan,” will be forthcoming from HR.  A summary of the highlights of

Chancellor’s Update

This has been a semester for the record books!  I want to congratulate those students who are graduating at the end of this semester – CONGRATULATIONS!  We are proud of you and all you have accomplished during your time at UTC.  Your accomplishments are even more impressive given that you had to deal with the Coronavirus crisis and tornados in addition to the normal end-of-semester stress. If there is

FALL 2020 TASK FORCE

Fall semester 2020 is fast approaching. While we are hopeful to return to normal operations this fall, we are mindful of the health risks of COVID-19. UTC has been working to identify options, policies and procedures for a return to campus that protects the health and safety of our campus community and retains the excellence of our academic programs. I have asked Dr. Robert Dooley and Dr. Richard Brown to co-chair

Chancellor’s Update

Spring Semester 2020 is one for the record books. Violent storms that included several tornados struck our area Sunday night, demolishing complete neighborhoods and making roads impassable. Added to the impacts of the unprecedented novel coronavirus pandemic, we are left numb. Together, we will make it through this semester! I know this is a tough time for everyone, especially those impacted by the tornados. On behalf of the members

Damaging Storm Impact

Violent storms that included at least one tornado struck the greater Chattanooga area on Sunday night. This storm has complicated an already difficult situation created by the novel coronavirus pandemic. With all course instruction online and the end of the semester one week away, we are actively working to provide options for those who are able to finish the semester, while we provide flexibility to those who simply cannot

Damaging Storm Impact

Violent storms that included at least one tornado struck the greater Chattanooga area on Sunday night. This storm has complicated an already difficult situation created by the novel coronavirus pandemic. With all course instruction online and the end of the semester one week away, we are actively working to provide options for those who are able to finish the semester, while we provide flexibility to those who simply cannot