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Aerial drone photo of campus during a foggy morning on February 04, 2019. Photo by Hayden Antal

Faculty Central is a portal designed to quickly connect faculty with the most often used campus web resources that relate directly to their needs.


  • Spring 2022 guidance for faculty: This page includes guidance and expectations for spring 2022 that are more specific to face-to-face instruction in the classroom.
  • University COVID-19 Information & Resources: This is the main source of information about COVID-19 on campus, including campus updates and the latest guidance.
  • Vaccine Information: This page includes information about upcoming vaccination events and how to get a vaccine appointment on campus.
  • Recommended Syllabus Language Related to COVID-19 (spring 2022): This page included supported language, official guidance, and up to date information to include on your syllabus that reinforces COVID-19 guidelines with students, and gives them information on what to do if they need to miss class due to self-isolation or quarantine.
  • COVID Form (covidform.utk.edu): Students and employees complete this form if they need to isolate or quarantine and then receive guidance and support from the campus COVID-19 support team.
  • Coping & Support Resources: This page includes resources to help employees and students cope during the pandemic.

  • A–Z Index: Online index of all campus departments and services
  • Campus Directory: Online directory of campus personnel and offices
  • Canvas: The university’s learning management system, for use with all courses
  • Cayuse: A toolset for preparing grant applications
  • Elements: The university’s tool for reporting annual faculty activity, with an overview and rationale
  • Office 365: The university’s primary all-purpose point of access for email, calendars, cloud storage and other services.
  • myUTK: All-purpose self-service site, with shortcuts to a variety of resources related to employment and study at UTK
  • Online Faculty Review System: A web-resident system for conducting annual reviews of faculty
  • SACSCOC Accreditation: A page providing information about UTK’s regional accreditation, including links to a variety of related resources
  • Traffic & Parking Regulations: Describes rules, regulations, procedures, and penalties relating to parking and traffic on the university campus

  • Charter and Bylaws of the University: Contains statement of legal establishment of the university, including charter provisions and by-laws.
  • COVID-19 Information & Support – UT’s central page on policies and procedures for COVID-19
  • Timetable Modality Definitions – Registrar’s webpage defining face-to-face, hybrid, and other formats
  • Course Timetable Redesign – Registrar’s webpage on the redesigned schedule system, completed for fall 2020
  • Free Speech at UT: The university’s statement and resources on free speech
  • Faculty Handbook: Overview and text available as a website and PDF, including links to a variety of faculty resources
  • Graduate Council: Documents and resources supporting graduate student success, including information on curriculum changes, policies, and processes, as well as thesis and dissertation processes.
  • Undergraduate Council: Faculty governance body for undergraduate curricular issues, including core general education curriculum and curriculum change policies and processes
  • Hilltopics Student Handbook: Overview and text available as a website and PDF, including links to a variety of student resources
  • Policy Central: Website with links to university policies on everything from academic and student life to research and intellectual property
    • The UT-System-wide policy website is policy.tennessee.edu. This includes all current official UT System Board, Fiscal, HR, IT, and Safety policies, including the University Code of Conduct and the Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Tenure and Promotion Resources: Website with links to guidelines for each phase in the evaluation process
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs: Online university catalog in digital format, including links to timetable of classes
  • UTK Strategic Plan: Website detailing the current strategic planning process