‘We Don’t Make Widgets’

'We Don't Make Widgets'

How is a university not like a business? UT faculty undertake an educational campaign for their new corporate leaders.

by jesse fox mayshark • october 4, 2018

Misty anderson, president of the university of tennessee Knoxville faculty senate, addressess the ut board of trustees last week. (Photo courtesy of the university of tennessee)

When Randy Boyd stepped to the lectern last week as the newly minted interim president-elect of the University of Tennessee, he sought to allay faculty concerns about his lack of academic credentials.
Where success is measured in critical thinking skills rather than profits.
He noted that he is not an engineer, but his company, Radio Systems Incorporated, employs hundreds of them. “I’ve created I think a great culture for them to thrive in,” he said. “I think we can do that here,...

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