The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has entered into a collaborative partnership with two regional postsecondary institutions: Knoxville College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville. Strengthened by a letter of intent in the summer of 2020, the partnership reinforces UT’s commitment to connect the university’s knowledge and resources with the community in mutually beneficial ways.
The university has actively worked to understand the facts and listen to the concerns related to a faculty member’s use of a racially charged acronym on a whiteboard last week as part of an Africana Studies class on the African diaspora. We are committed to being transparent about the facts, concerns, and actions taken.
As part of this month’s Black History Month celebration, six students, faculty, and staff members shared pieces of their stories and the importance of representation in higher education.
Coming off a year in which community has been deeply sought, UT will host a series of events throughout January, both virtual and in person, to build community and celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
UT celebrated first-generation students, faculty, and staff last week, November 9-13 as part of First-Generation Celebration Week. Take a look back at a photo gallery from the week.
Six faculty and staff members have been selected inaugural fellows of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Division of Diversity and Engagement for the 2020–21 academic year.