University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Steven Angle issued a “call to arms” today, urging everyone at the university to work together and create a plan to help students achieve their goals and be a productive member of society.

In his annual State of the University speech, Angle focused on “The UTC Difference,” the characteristics that make the school unique. Building upon those will propel UTC from good to great, he said.

UTC must have “a total focus on student learning, in the classroom, of course, but also in housing, student organizations, scholarship, in performances, in research, in athletics, in volunteering within the community, in internships, in every aspect of life related to our campus,” he said.

Collaboration between students, faculty and staff is imperative to reaching those goals, he said.

“When a UTC graduate is asked if a collaborative learning experience made a difference, my hope is the response will be absolutely ‘Yes,’” the chancellor said. “They were encouraged to explore areas that are less defined than in a traditional classroom lecture.”

The chancellor also said enrollment for Fall 2017 has increased and on-campus housing is full. Total enrollment head count rose to 11,586 students, while graduate enrollment is up 3.5 percent to 1,411, he said.


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Shawn Ryan is the executive staff writer in the Office of Communications and Marketing at UTC.

1 Comment » for Chancellor stresses student success, collaboration in State of the University address
  1. John Shalett says:

    I am a UC 1967 graduate(B.S. Social Work). I would not have been as successful in my career were it not for the spirit of collaborative learning with my major professor’s.
    I have been intentional in my career to practice collaborative learning and inclusion with graduate students that I have either taught or supervised throughout the years.