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HABIT thumbnailH.A.B.I.T.- Human Animal Bond in Tennessee

H.A.B.I.T. is an animal-assisted interaction program that sponsors community programs for those of all ages, in a variety of settings, from child and family services centers to nursing homes. Animal-assisted interaction provides an opportunity to create relationships between animals and people that assist in creating better mental and physical wellbeing. Read more here.


Nurses without bordersInternational Health Care Mission

An intense clinical experience provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures while developing and sharpening their clinical nursing skills. UT  faculty and students engage directly with local physicians, nurses and tribal medicine men. Students are introduced to tropical medicine and gain experience in providing primary health care, while community members benefit from immunizations, primary care, dentistry, and home health care visits.  Read more here.


35.EPartnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee

UT history department faculty collaborate with public school teachers and administrators in the East Tennessee region for content enrichment for the teaching of history. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society, UT faculty provides content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods. Read more here.


Plan ET SliderPlanET- Plan East Tennessee

UT history department faculty collaborate with public school teachers and administrators in the East Tennessee region for content enrichment for the teaching of history. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society, UT faculty provides content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods. Read more here.


Project Grad slider 3Project GRAD Summer Institute

Project GRAD’s Summer Institute enhances urban high school students’ academic skills in preparation for demanding college level courses, and exposes them to career paths they may pursue through post-secondary education. In the most recent year, the Institute involved 11 graduate teaching assistants, eight faculty members from multiple disciplines, six educators representing three different school districts, 145 high school students, and 12 pre-college mentors.


SLIDER-87608358SWORPS Child Care Quality Initiatives

The SWORPS Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources & Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child-care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.
Read more here.


water3Tennessee Water Resource Center in the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment

TNWRRC improves regional water quality through community-based projects, education, training, and community empowerment activities. Center initiatives have included a half-million dollar watershed improvement plan in Beaver Creek, a Knox County Adopt-A-Watershed which has engaged thousands of K-12 students, and state-wide professional development training for hundreds of participants per year. Over 40 UT student theses and dissertations have been written thus far on projects implemented through the center and its partners.


University assisted schools 300x200University Assisted Full-Service Community Schools

Aimed at addressing the unmet basic needs of Knoxville area children and their families that are not met by public schools and human service agencies, this program seeks to improve educational outcomes and reduce the number of high school dropouts. The program also provides service-learning and career development opportunities for UT students in a broad array of academic disciplines.


Opt.-Externship-2Veterinary Externship Program

The summer semester Veterinary Externship Program provides sophomore veterinary students and 5th-semester professional students an opportunity to work directly with more than a dozen private veterinary practices in East Tennessee. The program also provides community veterinarians the opportunity to enhance their veterinary knowledge through interaction with the college and students.