The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers a high-quality and dynamic learning environment for every student. Goal area one of the university’s Strategic Vision, Cultivating the Volunteer Experience, calls for us to collaborate on relevant and dynamic educational opportunities accessible to all learners that align with 21st-century workforce needs.
To meet this call, representatives from across campus are partnering to design several opportunities for faculty and students. To date, these include:
- Establishing academic department Student Success Grants that support course redesign and the integration of well-being pedagogy in priority, high-enrollment courses
- Refining and promoting the Teaching & Learning Innovation Course Redesign Institute and the Fostering the Volunteer Experience in the Classroom Certificate
- Reviewing how UT defines and evaluates residential and non-residential learning communities and relevant best practices
- Transforming the First-Year Seminars curriculum to integrate learning science and well-being content
As we look to a future in which well-being and life-career readiness efforts are woven into the fabric of our culture, we envision developing a Faculty Fellows program that nurtures the capacity of the UT community to integrate well-being practices in the curriculum.