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UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 28-March 1 in Chattanooga

February 21, 2013

KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 28 and March 1 in Chattanooga.

The full board's meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. EST, Friday, March 1, in the Tennessee Room in the University Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A press conference announcing the new UTC Chancellor is expected to be held following the adjournment of the Board of Trustees meeting at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the Chattanooga Rooms of the University Center.

The Board of Trustees meeting will be webcast live and archived for later viewing. For a link to the webcast, go to

Agenda items include:

  • President’s report
  • Election and compensation of the UTC chancellor
  • Performance and retention plan for executive officers
  • Bylaw amendments on the consent agenda
  • Bylaw amendments on the composition of the Health Affairs Committee
  • Revision of the Health Affairs Committee charter
  • Revised resolution on the organization and mission of the UT Knoxville Athletics Board
  • UTC differential tuition proposal for business, engineering and nursing
  • UT Methodist Physicians LLC amendment to the affiliation agreement with Methodist Healthcare-Methodist Hospitals
  • Revised dates for the 2013 summer workshop
  • FY 2013 revised operating budget
  • Real property transactions
  • Rating scale for annual performance reviews of tenured faculty and minor clarifying revisions to the tenure policy
  • Revision of UT Knoxville Faculty Handbook concerning the rating scale for annual performance reviews
  • Grant of tenure to a UT Knoxville faculty member under expedited procedures
  • Honorary bachelor’s degree in community service at UTC
  • Revised undergraduate admission requirements for UT Martin
  • Modifying the name of the John Tickle Engineering Building at UT Knoxville
  • Modifying the name of the Frank H. McClung Museum at UT Knoxville
  • Renaming the Panhellenic Building as Thorpe Hall at UT Knoxville
  • Renaming the former Student Health Center as Temple Hall at UT Knoxville
  • Naming a new residence hall as the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall
  • Naming the football practice facility as the Anderson Training Center at UT Knoxville

Various board committees will meet both days. All meetings will be held in the Tennessee Room of the University Center. Here is a schedule of their meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 28

  • 10:30 a.m. – Health Affairs Committee
  • 11:15 a.m. – Executive and Compensation Committee
  • 1 p.m. – Research, Outreach, and Economic Development Committee
  • 3:15 p.m. – Finance and Administration Committee

Friday, March 1

  • 8:30 a.m. – Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee
  • 10:45 a.m. – Advancement and Public Affairs Committee
  • 1:30 p.m. – Full Board

The meeting's full agenda and materials will be posted at

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend these meetings may contact one of the individuals listed below to request auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than 5 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 25.



Gina Stafford,(865) 974-0741,
Elizabeth Davis, (865) 974-5179,