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UT Issues Notice of Rulemaking Hearings

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Knoxville – The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will conduct rulemaking hearings, in the manner prescribed by the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, T.C.A. §4-5-204, on Oct. 23, starting at 8:30 a.m. EDT/ 7:30 a.m. CDT. Oral and written comments on the proposed rulemaking will be received at the public hearings.

The rulemaking hearings pertain to the following proposed rules:

More information on these rules is available at

Following continued guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19 and in compliance with the Tennessee Pledge and local guidelines, Board members may participate at the hearing electronically or by telephone.

The Board’s Standing Rule Governing Requests to Address the Board describes the procedures, terms and conditions that govern requests to address the Board.  The hearings will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Student Union Ballrooms (Room 272 A-C), 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996.  While the Board’s Standing Rule will apply, given the current environment regarding COVID-19, remote participation is highly encouraged and accommodations will be granted to allow for remote participation by scheduled speakers. Those wishing to address the Board in person will be required to adhere to the University’s health and safety guidelines applicable to visitors on the campus.

To address the Board at the hearings on the proposed rules (whether remotely or in person), you are requested to provide your contact information here.

The public is encouraged to watch the meeting online. The meeting will be webcast live and archived for later viewing; a link to the webcast will be available at


Interested parties may submit written comments on or before Oct. 23 to C. Ryan Stinnett, general counsel, via email at or in writing at the address listed below. In addition, Stinnett may be contacted for questions, along with copies of the rulemaking notices.

C. Ryan Stinnett, General Counsel
University of Tennessee
719 Andy Holt Tower
1331 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone:  865-974-2540


Any individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in these proceedings and/or review the rulemaking filings that require aid to facilitate such participation should contact the following individual by Oct. 13.

Melissa Tindell
University of Tennessee
P267 Andy Holt Tower
1331 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN  37996
Phone:  865-974-0741



Melissa Tindell
P267 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Jennifer Sicking
P265 Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

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