UT Board of Trustees to hold special meeting Aug. 4

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. CDT on Aug. 4.

Following continued guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 and in compliance with the Tennessee Pledge and local guidelines, the meeting will be held virtually with all Board members participating electronically or by telephone. Interested individuals are 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 tennessee.edu.

Agenda items include:

  • President’s update
  • Title IX Revisions to Uniform Administrative Procedures Act rules
  • Title IX Revisions to Board Policy BT0006-Polices Governing Academic Freedom, Responsibility and Tenure
  • Grant of tenure upon initial appointment

The agenda and meeting materials have been posted to the Board website and are accessible at: https://trustees.tennessee.edu/.

The Board’s Standing Rule Governing Requests to Address the Board has been extended to include this special meeting.  Requests to address the Board may be submitted using the online form or the pdf at:  https://trustees.tennessee.edu/requests-to-address-the-board/.  Requests will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 31. While the Board’s Standing Rule will apply, given the current environment regarding COVID-19, accommodations will be granted to allow for remote participation by scheduled speakers.

Anyone with a disability or otherwise needing assistance to attend this virtual meeting may contact the individuals listed below to request auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in writing, by email, or by telephone and should be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, July 31.

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