CEHHS Student Marketing Ambassadors

We are reeving up our CEHHS Student Marketing Ambassadors this semester and are in search of engaged and driven students to join the community!

What will they do?  Our CEHHS Marketing Ambassadors are “online tour guides” for both the undergraduate and graduate programs in CEHHS. As more and more prospective students and families are developing their perspectives on colleges and majors based on digital content, we want to make sure that the student voice is heard and that the CEHHS is a leader. The audience for this content goes beyond prospective students and families and includes current students/staff/faculty, alumni, recruiters, and friends of CEHHS.  CEHHS Marketing Ambassadors may also represent departments and the College are various events.  Each Ambassador will have the opportunity for one-on-one marketing mentoring as well as enjoy a engaged community of students.

Training and Community:

Some upcoming community-building and training events for Ambassadors will include:

  • Being a CEHHS Marketing Ambassador – beyond the secret handshake and the royal wave – We shall EAT CAKE!
  • Drop By Brainstorming & Feedback on Mondays from 1-3
  • Popcorn, Cokes & The Art of Storytelling
  • Power Up your Social Media Skills (with Energy Foods)
  • Idea Roundup with Trail Foods

Samples of Content:

An ambassador may research stories of interest, conduct interviews, take photos, develop social media content, create a video, write a blog.  The topics and possibilities are endless!

  • An interesting professor
  • An upcoming event or lecture
  • A class project
  • A conversation with a classmate
  • A club meeting
  • A research project
  • An internship or job
  • The day-to-day life of a college student
  • Fun college tie-ins to trending pop culture

Time commitment is small (1-2 hours/week)

Benefits – Creative and fun community, great resume builder, make meaningful connections, learn new skills that are applicable in any career, connect with your department and college.

If you are interested please contact Jules Morris for more info and an initial meeting before 9/22

Director of Marketing & Communications

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
339 Claxton Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996

Office: 865.974.8916 Cell: 865719.7072


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Professional Development Events page

The Graduate School, in partnership with the Center for Career Development, the UT Libraries, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the Office of Research and Engagement, has provided a Professional Development Events page that lists upcoming events in the areas of research, teaching, and career development.

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Grant opportunity for Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA)

OIT offers a grant opportunity for Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA). The grant is awarded for the enhancement of a course by utilizing OIT-supported technologies and innovative instructional strategies in the redesign of a course or course component to be delivered via the web. To qualify for this grant, the GTA must be the instructor of record for a course that will be offered in spring or summer of 2018.

The grant includes a monetary award to be used for travel and/or professional development. It also includes training and one-on-one consultation provided by OIT instructional design specialists in the following areas: course design, universal design for learning, classroom technology, Canvas and Zoom features, e.g. content delivery, communication, student engagement, and assessment.

View the submission process online at GTA@OIT.

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Workshops on preparing accessible class materials

This fall, the Office of Information Technology is offering workshops to provide accessibility guidance in preparing your class materials. The September schedule is:

  • Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas—9/15 10:10-11:25 a.m. in Greve 520
  • Creating Accessible Documents with MS Office 2016—9/18 1:25–3:25 p.m. in Greve 520
  • Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos—9/21 1:00–2:30 p.m. in Greve 520


For more details, full semester schedule, and registration, visit workshop.utk.edu.

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Introducing iThenticate

Dear Campus Colleagues,
Over the past several years, there has been a growing conversation about plagiarism and its impact on academic integrity. As an institution, we are committed to protecting our scholarly reputation; thus, we have invested in an institutional license for iThenticate plagiarism detection software.
iThenticate is intended to be used for scholarly works, including scholarly drafts for theses, dissertations, peer-reviewed journal submissions, and federal grant proposals. iThenticate can be used by any current student or employee with a valid UT NetID and password. There is another product in Canvas, PlagScan, that is intended to be used for classroom writing assignments.
While iThenticate is just one tool in helping combat allegations of plagiarism, it can be an important one. The Graduate Council and Faculty Senate have instituted a policy requiring that theses and dissertations be scanned by this software before the student’s defense. The Graduate School website has information to guide students and faculty through the process of using iThenticate for their theses and dissertations.
Faculty, staff, and students are also free to use this resource for other scholarly works. The Office of Research and Engagement provides aquick log in to this useful resource.
As you begin using this tool, we hope that you find it helpful in mentoring students and in your own scholarly pursuits. If we can be of assistance, please reach out to us, and we will be glad to help.
Robert Nobles, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Dixie Thompson, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
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Earnest Harlan (class of 2016) featured on TV

In Spring 2016, Earnest Harlan graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in sport management (Project title: Autoethnographic reflections on sport, race, and prejudice). Local 8 News recently featured Earnest and his wife for building an “all orange” house, including a Power T kitchen island and fan-cave indoor pool. Check it out here: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/East-Tennessee-couple-all-orange-house-443239733.html

Go Earnest! Go Vols!

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Tenure Track Faculty Announcement in Health and Kinesiology (Applied Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control)

University of Utah, College of Health,

Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

Tenure Track Faculty Announcement in Health and Kinesiology (Applied Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control)

Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah

Our mission is to enhance health, quality of life, and human performance through discovery, dissemination, and application of the scientific foundations of physical activity. We aspire to be globally recognized for excellence in advancing the knowledge and practice of physical activity and mentoring future leaders in our discipline.

Assistant/Associate Professor – Nine-Month Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah (www.utah.edu) invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Health and Kinesiology Program. Candidates should have a strong research background related to applied biomechanics and neuromuscular control. Candidates with interests in working with clinical groups including stroke, Parkinson’s and elderly groups at risk of falling are actively encouraged. There are existing opportunities for collaboration in these research areas within the Department and the greater Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. Research infrastructure exists to assist in the development of research enterprise through the College of Health Research Office and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

At the Assistant Professor level, candidates should possess a quality track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding. At the Associate Professor level candidates should have evidence of sustained excellence in publications and external funding. Candidates will be expected to continue a strong line of scholarship and external funding as well as teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor graduate students conducting MS Thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation research, and participate in professional, department, college, and university service.


Nine-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor


Ph.D. and academic preparation in Kinesiology/Psychology/Neuroscience or a closely related discipline required. Evidence of research, teaching, and service effectiveness.


The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).

Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

Utah is the west at its best! The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


Candidates should plan to submit the following documents electronically via the web at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59569

Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Tim Brusseau, Director – Kinesiology. Email: tim.brusseau@utah.edu. Tel: 801 587 7900 or to Professor A. Mark Williams, Chair – Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Email: mark.williams@health.utah.edu. Tel: 435 901 2447.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.




The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2017, and the positions will remain open until filled.


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