UT System Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) Spotlight

The UT System Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) Office advances the mission of the UT System by providing employees with the resources for professional and personal development.  Ron Tredway joined the UT System in 2010, bringing more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in a variety of functions. His training includes multiple professional … Continued


K@te — Not Just for Compliance Training

By Dylan Siebert Employee and Organizational Development is proud to offer numerous online professional development opportunities using K@TE, the University of Tennessee Learning Management System. All regular faculty, staff and most temporary employees can enjoy browsing more than 1,200 eLearning courses from content providers such as Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning*. Employee and Organizational Development has … Continued


Health Insurance Premium-Free Holiday

The University of Tennessee participates in the state of Tennessee group health insurance plan. At the Jan. 24 meeting, the State Insurance Committee, which governs the plan, approved a medical premium holiday for May 2020. As a result of this decision, the medical portion of your group insurance premium will not be deducted from your May paycheck. … Continued

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Maintaining an Engaged Workforce Amid Covid-19 at the UT System

by Brian Dickens Higher education institutions have taken unprecedented actions during the last several weeks in response to the COVID-19 crisis. From shifting to online classes to social distancing to remote work and telecommuting, people across the country have followed ever-evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), federal, state and local government. The … Continued


Human Resources Spotlight

CHANDRA ALSTON Chandra Alston began working for UTHSC in 1999 as the computer trainer in Information Technology Services. She then moved to the role of BlackBoard administrator. She left UTHSC for one year and returned as the campus training administrator. Other roles Alston has held on campus are team leader for benefits, interim assistant director … Continued


UT Extension Coming Together for Racial Understanding Training

“Coming Together for Racial Understanding” is a national curriculum that was designed to equip Extension employees to help their communities engage in civil dialogues around racial issues. UT Extension sent staff to the national training and decided to utilize this new information to focus internally on extension employees, provide professional development that would foster higher … Continued


IPS Employees Participate in Diversity Workshop

  by Susan Robertson In late 2019, a select group of Institute for Public Service employees, as well as employees from UT Knoxville human resources and Office of Diversity and Engagement, UT Health Science Center Office of Equity and Diversity, and the UT Institute of Agriculture, participated in the Opening Doors diversity workshop. Opening Doors … Continued


MOC Forward at UTC

by Sarah Joyner Uncomfortable conversations. Vulnerability. Honesty. Open minds. That is the recipe for Moving Our Campus (MOC) Forward at UTC. Every October, UTC faculty and staff spend a day engaging through workshops, presentations and discussions focused on diversity and inclusion. Launched in 2017, the event enables the UTC community to understand more fully the … Continued


Unity Circle Dedicated in Honor of Divine Nine

  by Sarah Knapp MARTIN – Traditionally African American fraternities and sororities have made notable contributions to UT Martin student life. These organizations, known as the Divine Nine, were honored during 2019 Homecoming with the dedication of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Garden at Unity Circle. The Unity Circle features nine plaques in honor of … Continued


UTHSC Diversity Certificate Conference

On March 9 and 10, the UT Health Science Center hosted its second Diversity Certificate Conference, which seeks to foster and sustain the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and administration through recruitment, development, support and mentorship of those groups within the entire institution. This conference also offers an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge … Continued