Thank you for your thoughts and ideas at all brainstorming sessions.

 

Community Forum

Faculty and staff listening session with Interim UT President Randy Boyd, UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman and Senior Vice President Tim Cross

 
(There was an audio problem at the very beginning of the event that caused the first 2-3 minutes to not be recorded.)
 
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Hollingsworth Auditorium
Knoxville, TN
 

10:16:58 From Becky Campbell: Love the idea of saving families!

10:32:19 From Keith Barber: can the video shift so those on computers see teh speaker (not just the president, chancellor and SVP)?

10:37:18 From Keith Barber: thank you for shifting the camera!

10:37:25 From Mike Stanley: Thanks for the wider shot.

10:41:35 From aliross: Does anyone on here have any questions you would like for me to relay to the room?

10:46:00 From Keith Barber: From the UTIA Retirees Association:

10:46:42 From Becky Campbell: Are there any plans or views on how this will impact the organizational structure for three extension regions and the county extension offices?

10:46:52 From Keith Barber: 1) Why UTIA and not include teh Space Institute and athe UTHSC in this new structure? If it will help our rankings?

10:48:30 From Keith Barber: 2) Overhead for UTK is a higher percentage taken as opposed to the UTIA grant process. Will UTIA grant overhead dollars be diminished and/or cannibalized?

10:48:59 From aliross: Thank you. We see the questions from Becky and UTIA Retiree Association and they will be asked to the group.

10:49:28 From Keith Barber: 3) How will we (UTIA) maintain our identity in the future? I.E., will the Department of Plant Sciences remain as such?

10:54:05 From Keith Barber: 4) UTIA has a strategic plan. One of the goals of this plan is to take UTIA back to the staffing levels we had prior to the recession a decade ago. Resources are limited and if there are not resources to meet the basic land-grant mission, how can current programs be expanded and new programs be added?

11:14:09 From Keith Barber: Thank you for answering our UTIA Retirees’ questions. Interestingly, Interim President Boyd’s comments to John Steir’s question is contradictary to how he responded to our question about including UTHSC to help our rankings. The comment in question is in reference to the Univ of Wisconsin Medical Schools… Would he like to reply?

11:17:52 From Keith Barber: Extension and RECs are 400 miles away!

11:27:46 From Sophie Willborn Schmidt : Thanks for providing the video feed.

 

Community Brainstorming Sessions

DateLocationTime (Local)Venue
08/22/19Cookeville

7:00 a.m. CDTPutnam County Extension Office
900 S. Walnut Ave
Cookeville TN 38501
08/22/19Crossville

1:00 p.m. CDTUT Plateau Ag Research & Education Center
320 Experiment Station Road
Crossville TN 38571
08/22/19Crossville6:00 p.m. CDTUT Plateau Ag Research & Education Center
320 Experiment Station Road
Crossville TN 38571
08/23/19Cleveland7:00 a.m. EDTBradley County Extension Office
95 Church Street, SE
Cleveland TN 37311
08/23/19Madisonville1:00 p.m. EDTFarm Bureau
510 Main Street
Madisonville TN 37354
09/04/19Martin7:00 a.m. CDTUT Martin
Boling University Center, 206 ABC
11 Wayne Fisher Drive
Martin TN 38238

(park in front of Boling Center)
09/04/19Dyersburg1:00 p.m. CDTDyer County Extension Office
151 Everett Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 38024-5198
09/04/19Covington6:00 p.m. CDTTennessee Farm Bureau
Covington, TN 38019
09/05/19Middleton7:00 a.m. CDT
Lone Oaks Farm
1000 Lake Hardeman Road
Middleton, TN 38052
09/05/19Jackson6:00 p.m. CDTWest Tennessee Research & Education Center (WTREC)
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
09/06/19Jackson7:00 a.m. CDTWest Tennessee Research & Education Center (WTREC)
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
09/06/19Franklin6:00 p.m. CDTWilliamson County Public Safety Office
304 Beasley Drive
Franklin TN 37076
09/07/19Columbia7:00 a.m. CDTTennessee Farm Bureau
147 Bear Creek Pike
Columbia TN 38401
09/07/19Murfreesboro1:00 p.m. CDTLane Agri Park
Rutherford County Extension Office
315 John R. Rice Blvd
Community Center Building
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-4105
09/10/19Blountville7:00 a.m. EDTRon Ramsey Regional Ag Ctr
(Sullivan County Ag Center)
140 Spurgeon Lane
Blountville, TN 37617
09/10/19Greeneville1:00 p.m. EDTGreeneville 4-H Center
(Clyde Austin 4-H Center)
214 4-H Lane
Greeneville, TN 37743
09/10/19Morristown6:00 p.m. EDTHamblen County Courthouse
Large Courtroom on 3rd Floor
511 West Second North Street
(Historic Side of Building)
Morristown, TN 37814
09/11/19Sevierville7:00 a.m. EDTSevier County Extension Office
752 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37862
09/12/19Knoxville7:00 a.m. EDTJoint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM)
Alcoa Highway
Knoxville TN
09/12/19Maryville6:00 p.m. EDTBlount County Extension Office
1219 McArthur Road
Maryville, TN 37804

 


 

Faculty Brainstorming Sessions

All of the following events took place on the Knoxville campus
Date Time Venue
08/20/19 3:00 p.m. EDT Hollingsworth Auditorium
09/05/19 2:00 p.m. EDT Plant Biotech Building 156-157
09/11/19 3:00 p.m. EDT Mossman Building, Room 101

 


 

Student Brainstorming Sessions

All of the following events will take place on the Knoxville campus
Date Time Venue
09/17/19 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT Plant Biotech Building 156-157
Knoxville, Tenn.
09/18/19 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT Brehm Animal Science Building 265
Knoxville, Tenn.

 


 

Staff Brainstorming Sessions

DateLocationTime (Local)Venue
09/12/19Livingston

9:30 a.m. CDTOverton County Extension Office
312 W Broad Street
Livingston, TN 38570
09/17/19Jackson

9:30 a.m. CDTWest TN AgResearch and Education Center (WTREC)
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301-3201
09/17/19Knoxville11:30 a.m. EDTPlant Biotech Building
Rooms 156-157
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

RSVP Required
09/17/19Jackson3:00 p.m. CDTWest TN AgResearch and Education Center (WTREC)
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301-3201
09/18/19Murfreesboro9:00 a.m. CDTLane Agri-Park Community Center Bldg
315 John Rice Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Join via Zoom
09/18/19Murfreesboro3:00 p.m. CDTLane Agri-Park Community Center Bldg
315 John Rice Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Join via Zoom
09/19/19Knoxville9:00 a.m. EDTEastern Region Extension Office
1801 Downtown West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919

Join via Zoom

09/20/19Zoom Session (Online)9:00 a.m. EDTZoom Online Conference Session
09/20/19Zoom Session (Online)3:00 p.m. EDTZoom Online Conference Session
09/23/19Zoom Session (Online)9:00 a.m. EDTZoom Online Conference Session
09/23/19Zoom Session (Online)3:00 p.m. EDTZoom Online Conference Session
 

Purpose

On June 21, 2019, the UT Board of Trustees approved the re-unification of the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) with UT Knoxville (UTK) to fully leverage our statewide presence and foster a culture of greater collaboration to more fully deliver on our land-grant mission of education, research and outreach to benefit the state of Tennessee.

To capture important stakeholder input, a UTIA-UTK Land-grant Unification Team has been formed and is charged with identifying and engaging stakeholders across the state. While the team will not determine policies or initiatives, they will reach out to stakeholders and identify ways to gather input. Once input has been gathered, the team will synthesize and summarize the feedback, identify common themes, organize recommendations, and present the findings to interim President Randy Boyd, Senior Vice President/Senior Vice Chancellor of Agriculture Tim Cross, and UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman. Details will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the November Board meeting.