Vols Online is administered by Online Programs, which resides within the Office of the Provost. The online programs unit:
- Promotes the design and delivery of online and hybrid programs and courses that reflect the same level of quality and academic rigor that exist in on-campus programs and courses
- Collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators across campus to identify and facilitate opportunities for online and hybrid educational initiatives
- Directs the development of policies and procedures related to online and hybrid teaching and learning
- Works in conjunction with units and departments on campus to facilitate faculty development and training opportunities
The primary mission of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. Central to this mission is the creation of innovative teaching and learning environments that increase flexibility and enhance access for motivated and qualified students. Online Programs at UT provides leadership and support for the development of innovative and quality educational opportunities for students and faculty, including online, hybrid and flipped courses.
Online and hybrid courses and programs strengthen and promote UT’s three part vision of value creation, original ideas, and leadership in the following ways:
Value creation by providing educational opportunities in areas that support the growing needs of the state, region, county, and world; and that are designed and taught by top faculty and professionals
Original ideas from committed and diverse faculty members that advance teaching, learning, research, and service through non-traditional and innovative delivery methods
Leadership in the use of technology to enhance students’ experiences and to expand learning outside the classroom for on campus and off campus students
Online Programs is committed to UT’s efforts toward becoming a Top 25 university by administering and supporting educational initiatives that expand opportunities and access for qualified students; engaging students, faculty, and staff with technology in academically meaningful and professionally relevant ways; and facilitating the growth and development of a diverse group of faculty and staff.