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September 2019 Edition

Faculty Spotlight
Moonhee Cho, Assistant Professor, Public Relations


"This course helps give students the confidence they need to advocate for the importance of PR to a nonprofit or business, and it also gives them a taste for the real world... Service-learning allows my students to think strategically, and our clients walk away with some great ideas to help their organization. And it’s all so much fun to watch.” 

In this issue's Faculty Spotlight, we learn how service-learning can make an impact on students and the community through the work of Moonhee Cho, assistant professor in the College of Communication & Information.
 
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Join today: Faculty Mentoring Program 

The Faculty Mentoring Program, created through a collaboration between the Office of the Provost and the Commission for Blacks, Commission for LGBT People, and Commission for Women, provides a voluntary network of university-wide teams to ensure high-quality mentoring for faculty from historically underrepresented groups. The program is open to tenure-track and full-time non-tenure-track faculty members at all ranks. Learn more and sign up today.

Featured Fall 2019 Programming


Developing Future Faculty
We've recently launched our Developing Future Faculty program, which assists graduate students aspiring to become future faculty through training opportunities focused on teaching techniques and strategies. 

Online Course Showcase
Interested in teaching online, but not sure where to begin? Or perhaps you have taught online, but are looking for fresh teaching strategies for your online course? We're partnering with OIT to host the first Online Course Showcase at UT. Instructional faculty who have designed and taught online classes will be showcasing a course or portion of a course. Faculty will share experiences and insight into the elements of quality course design and delivery in the online classroom. 

Diversi-Tea
Speaker, educator, and comedian Christina Irene shares her expertise in talking openly about invisible disabilities and their implications on inclusive practices both in and outside the classroom. Drawing from her own experiences, Irene discusses the challenges of living with an invisible disability and helps participants develop inclusive strategies to support those having to navigate these issues. You can register to attend this session in person, or watch it live or recorded via webcast.

Find our full list of Fall 2019 programming opportunities on teaching.utk.edu/fall2019.

Featured Faculty Support

UTK ASCEND Program

The ASCEND Program is working to promote equity in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of women in STEM disciplines at UTK. Three areas of focus that ASCEND will focus on are: raising awareness of and reducing implicit bias, expand social and professional networks and leadership opportunities, and support work-life integration. The program has added a few more resource links to their website, including a full list of faculty campus resources, helpful weblinks for those who are relocating to the Knoxville area, but also showcasing the upcoming CIRTL Network workshops.
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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a proud institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs. Read more about NCFDD on our website. 
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