Teaching online/hybrid classes

Teaching and Learning Innovation would like to make you aware of the support they provide for instructors who are planning to teach or who are already teaching online/hybrid classes. The Vols Online website provides information about policies around all online and hybrid courses at UT, and TLI hosts workshops designed to help instructors design and deliver courses that are equal in academic quality and rigor to those taught in traditional, on campus settings. View all of the workshops and register for those you’d like to attend.


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Your financial portfolio

What is a credit report? How does your credit report affect your finances? How can you maintain or improve your credit score? Do I need to care as a graduate student (Hint: yes)? Attend this program to learn about the world of credit and the implications it has on your financial portfolio. Join the discussion at the Center for Career Development, room 229 on March 7 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant position

Are you a current or incoming UT graduate student in good standing? Do you have strong organizational and communication skills? The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking to fill a 12-month Graduate Teaching Assistant position to begin August 1, 2018. This position will assist in areas of student outreach, engagement, assessment and research. Applications are being accepted immediately, with reviews beginning on March 23. Find out more about the position and how to apply.

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Distinguished Lecture in African-American History

On March 1, 2018 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Strong Hall Auditorium B-001, the Third Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History will be delivered by Thavolia Glymph. Thavolia Glymph is professor of history, faculty research scholar of the Population Research Institute, and faculty affiliate of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Her lecture is entitled “Against and Archive of Death, Erasure, and Evacuated Language: Writing the History of Black Women Refugees in the Civil War.”

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AKA Job Postings

New Job Listings for February 5-16, 2018 Find current position postings on the American Kinesiology Association site here: http://www.americankinesiology.org/current-openings New postings include:

Georgia Southern University

Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor

Louisiana Tech University

Assistant Professor Exercise & Sport Psychology

Michigan Technological University

Lecturer, Kinesiology
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics

Pepperdine University

Visiting Professor Position in Biomechanics/Kinesiology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine, Motor Behavior

Temple University

Department Chair

Troy University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Tulane University

Professor of Practice-Exercise Science


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If you have an electronic or paper listing of jobs in your department, please post this announcement.

For more information, contact: Amy Rose, AKA Business Office at kimscott@americankinesiology.org or (217) 403-2234.

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Sport Studies Alumni Scholar visits Feb. 26: “Fantasy Sport: Why it Matters”

Dr. Brody Ruihley, a 2010 alumnus of our sport studies Ph.D. concentration, will be coming to campus on Monday., Feb. 26 to be recognized as our Sport Studies Alumni Scholar for 2017-18. As part of his visit to campus, Brody will deliver a talk on “Fantasy Sport: Why it Matters” from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in HPER 235. Brody has authored more than 35 academic journal articles/book chapters and is currently an assistant professor at Miami University. You can view his bio here.

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KRSS hosts talk by John Dattilo “Healthy Aging through Leisure”

As part of Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month, KRSS will host Dr. John Dattilo, Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (Pennsylvania State University).

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2pm in HPER 243, Dr. Dattilo will present “Healthy Aging through Leisure: Lessons Learned from Research Collaboration.”

John Dattilo has authored numerous textbooks and has published extensively in the areas of leisure education and inclusion relative to the leisure participation of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and other oppressed groups.

In his latest book, Inclusive Leisure Services (4th ed.), Dr. Dattilo discusses the importance of including all people in leisure services, offering an educational model for learning about considerations and strategies to promote inclusive leisure services.

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