The University of Tennessee at Martin


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of the University of Tennessee system. As such, UT Martin reflects the solid traditions of excellence that have earned the UT system its outstanding reputation.

Mission

The primary purpose of The University of Tennessee at Martin is to provide a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close relationships among students and faculty. In addition, the graduate and distributed learning programs meet life-long educational needs for all seeking knowledge. Appropriate technologies support research, scholarship, and creative endeavors which enhance teaching and expand knowledge. The University is committed to public service and applied research efforts to enhance the economic, educational, aesthetic, and cultural life of the region.


Values

UT Martin is committed to values that make the campus student-centered. In day-to-day interactions with its constituents, UT Martin students, faculty, and staff exhibit:

EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING/LEARNING PROCESS

UT Martin values the crucial role that faculty play in establishing high academic standards, individualizing instruction, engaging in scholarship, personalizing advising, and stimulating both creative and analytical thinking.

INTEGRITY

UT Martin places fairness, honesty, objectivity, and accountability at the forefront of its policies and practices in all areas of University life.

LEADERSHIP

UT Martin takes an active role in the development of individuals who can contribute, through leadership and public service, to the campus and to West Tennessee, creating a more globally aware, politically vital, and economically diverse region.

COMMUNITY

UT Martin is committed to being a caring campus community of students, faculty, and staff working collaboratively to foster individual growth in and out of the classroom.

INCLUSIVENESS

UT Martin provides an environment devoted to intellectual and personal discovery where ideas are freely expressed and challenged as individuals learn from and grow with one another within a global community.

CREATIVITY

UT Martin uses creative approaches, including technology, to deliver intellectual ideas on campus and inservice to people of the region.


History

Higher education began on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus as Hall-Moody Institute, which was established by the Baptists of Martin in 1900. The property was acquired by the University of Tennessee in 1927, and UT Junior College was established. UT Junior College became a senior college in 1951. Named "The University of Tennessee Martin Branch," it offered bachelor's degree programs in agriculture and home economics. In 1967, the institution officially became The University of Tennessee at Martin and since that time has grown to offer degree programs in more than 80 specialized fields of study.


Location

UT Martin is situated in Northwest Tennessee, about 125 miles northeast of Memphis and 150 miles northwest of Nashville, and within 50 miles of many popular recreation areas. Tennessee's only natural lake, scenic Reelfoot Lake, offers opportunities for fishing, hiking and other nature experiences. Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River, and its Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area, offer opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking and water sports. Natchez Trace State Park, Shiloh National Cemetery, and Ft. Donelson National Monument are also nearby.


Academic Programs

UT Martin offers baccalaureate degree programs in more than 80 specialized fields. Master's degrees are offered in accounting and business administration; administration & supervision; counseling and teacher education; agricultural operations management; and family and consumer sciences.


National Accreditations

The University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The University of Tennessee at Martin places great importance on achieving accreditation for all eligible academic programs from their appropriate governing bodies. These programs are recognized as maintaining high standards that qualify graduates for the best job opportunities. UT Martin holds accreditation from the following agencies:

  • the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology-Engineering Accreditation Commission
  • the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • the American Chemical Society
  • the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International
  • the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association
  • the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • the Council on Social Work Education
  • the National Association of Schools of Music
  • the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission


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