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UT Board of Trustees Holds Annual Meeting June 24-25 in Knoxville

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microphones set up on a table for a Board of Trustees meeting

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet June 24-25 in Knoxville.

The full board’s meeting will begin at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 25, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus.

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
  • FY 2016 operating budget, student tuition and fees, and compensation guidelines
  • Amendment of the Student Housing Rule for UT Knoxville
  • Amendment of the Traffic and Parking Rule for UT Chattanooga
  • Amendment of Student Conduct Rules
  • Amendment of the Honor Code Rule for UT Health Science Center
  • Revised Audit Committee charter
  • Bylaw amendments
  • Authorization of the vice chair to make committee and committee chair appointments before the fall meeting
  • Election of the chair and vice chair
  • Election of University officers
  • Report of the Audit Committee
  • Resolution appointing a managerial group for U.S. government contracts
  • Ratification of quasi-endowments
  • FY 2016 distribution of UC Foundation unrestricted endowment funds
  • Cherokee Woodlot easement
  • Chi Phi Street transfer from city of Knoxville
  • Annual report of the sale of gift property
  • President emeritus agreement with Dr. Joseph E. Johnson
  • Resolution on corporate authorization to transfer securities
  • Converting course fees to differential tuition for UT Knoxville College of Architecture and Design
  • Revised differential tuition for UT Knoxville Haslam College of Business
  • Revised differential tuition for UTC College of Business
  • Standard business practice for calculating increases to differential tuition rates
  • UTC regional tuition rate program for undergraduates
  • UTC regional tuition rate program for graduate students
  • Distribution from the Julian G. Fleming M.D. Scholarship Quasi-Endowment
  • Distribution from unrestricted annual giving quasi-endowment for alumni and development
  • 2015 AgResearch voluntary retirement incentive program for staff
  • UTHSC long range master plan
  • 2015 comprehensive list of academic programs
  • Authorization to confer degrees
  • Honorary bachelor’s degree, UT Chattanooga
  • Program of study leading to the degree of Master of Social Work at UT Chattanooga
  • Program of study leading to the degrees of Master of Interior Design and Master of Science in Interior Design at UT Chattanooga
  • Program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Nematology at UT Knoxville
  • Program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Public Health at UT Knoxville
  • UT Knoxville Faculty Handbook revisions regarding outreach, community engagement and Extension
  • UT Knoxville Faculty Handbook revisions regarding faculty-student relationships
  • UT Chattanooga strategic plan
  • Tenure recommendations
  • Naming the science building at UT Knoxville
  • Naming the Black Cultural Center at UT Knoxville

Various board committees will meet both days. All meetings will be held in Hollingsworth Auditorium. Here is a schedule of their meetings:

Wednesday, June 24

  • 1:15 p.m. – Research, Outreach, and Economic Development Committee
  • 3 p.m. – Finance and Administration Committee

 Thursday, June 25

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

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

Security measures initiated at the winter board meeting will continue in effect at this meeting. All bags will be subject to searches upon entering Hollingsworth Auditorium, and everyone attending the meeting will be required to enter via the main doors facing the courtyard.

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. EDT, Friday, June 19.


Gina Stafford, Assistant Vice President and Director of Communications
(865) 974-0741
823 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Elizabeth Davis, Assistant Director
(865) 974-5179
P265 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

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