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Professional development leave gives UTC professor time to ‘do analyses and finish up unfinished projects’
Over professional development leave time in spring semester 2022, Dr. Tim Gaudin took a deep look at two types of sloths—both of which live in Central and South America—to try determining which of the 100 species of extinct sloths belong on the two-toed family tree and which were branches on the three-toed tree.
During professional development time he took fall semester 2021, Dr. Philip Roundy dived into the idea of a city revitalizing itself. When a city’s economy and overall image is at rock bottom, or at least near enough to brace for the splat, how do you fix it?
While Jill Shelton was on professional development leave in fall semester 2022, she analyzed data gathered through conversations between students and older adults, which took place in summer and fall semesters 2021 and fall semester 2022.
Palm and face reading were tools used by physicians in the Middle Ages, “a way for physicians to understand on the outside of the body what is happening on the inside of the body,” said Dr. Kira Robison, associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.