With increasing frequency and intensity public voices have been critical of some of our methods and approaches related to our mission of educating students to become innovative citizen leaders in a global community. In particular, we’ve been put on the defensive regarding our approach to promoting diversity. For some it has been and continues to be an emotionally painful period.
Faculty, staff, and students in the College of Arts and Sciences have stepped into the fray—standing courageously for the principles and values for which our college stands. Our work is not done.
The Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Congress and will be engaged in actions that will affect UT this year. Be alert to opportunities to advocate for our university—just be careful to follow appropriate policies and procedure. Read more to find out how to be an effective UT advocate, http://advocacy.tennessee.edu/.