Though the deadline has passed for current faculty, staff, and student to successfully complete the 2015 Information Security Training, the UTHSC Information Security Team is continuing to offer in-person Information Security Training for NEW HIRES, incoming students, and those who would like a refresher
The University of Tennessee is conducting a study about sugar-sweetened beverages for people who are over the age of 18.
Though the deadline has passed for current faculty, staff, and student to successfully complete the 2015 Information Security Training, the UTHSC Information Security Team is continuing to offer in-person Information Security Training for NEW HIRES, incoming students, and those who would like a refresher.
I am very pleased to announce that during its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of UTHSC as a separate university, independent from the “Big Orange” conglomerate, which had previously included UTHSC. SACSCOC is the regional body charged with accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. “Big Orange” still consists of UTK, UTIA (Institute of Agriculture), UTSI (Space Institute) and UTIPS (Institute for Public Service), and is itself accredited by SACSCOC.
For several years, UTHSC has been working towards independent accreditation as a stand-alone university; and we are extremely pleased that the extensive SACS peer review process resulted in no adverse findings or recommendations. The completion of this process to independent university status in a rapid and efficient manner is both a remarkable and laudable achievement.
As an independent university, we will be required to complete our first reaccreditation compliance certification in five years. Thereafter, our accreditation will be evaluated and reaffirmed every 10 years. We remain an integral component of the UT System of universities overseen by President DiPietro and governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee.
I want to thank the leadership of the institution and all those who contributed both directly and indirectly to this strategic effort. The independent institutional accreditation of UTHSC reflects the ongoing high level of activity and myriad contributions of UTHSC faculty, students and staff.
Steve J. Schwab, MD
NIH Opportunities for Theory, Modeling, Computation, and Statistics Researchers, Webinar Viewing in Pauline 400, Wed 06/17 12-1pm
Summer Swim School is underway! The new session of The Swim School starts July 6th. Registration Deadline is THURSDAY July 2nd! Join us this summer in our indoor pool for The Swim School (for children and adults), or sign up for private instruction with classes ranging from instruction for beginner swimmers to advanced triathlete coaching.
UTHSC faculty, students, and staff – We are a little over 100 days out from the annual Ride to Fight On! Please encourage your friends, family, fellow students, and colleagues to register. Begin fundraising today to earn lots of great incentives, too. To sign up, visit: www.ridetofighton.com
UTHSC faculty/staff $10 discount code: utcycles2015
UTHSC student $30 discount code: utms8867fundraise
You are cordially invited to a Retirement Reception honoring Dr. Thomas Elmore, Associate Professor and Clerkship Director, on Tuesday, June 23, from Noon-2:00 pm in Room E102 – Ob/Gyn Academic Office, Rout Center. Please join us as we wish Dr. Elmore well and celebrate his 18 years of exemplary service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.