Culture Clash

UT President Joe DiPietro

Culture Clash

At its Fall Meeting, UT’s new Board of Trustees grappled with differences between the private sector and public universities.

by jesse fox mayshark • november 5, 2018

University of tennessee president joe dIpietro addressing the board of trustees during friday's meeting. (Photo courtesy of the university of tennessee)

On the surface, the committee meetings and regular session of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees at its Fall Meeting last Friday proceeded with few surprises or fireworks.
Questions from the new trustees about tenure and faculty evaluations.
The trustees unanimously approved every item on their agenda, including plans from each campus in the system to implement new post-tenure review procedures for all faculty members.
Departing President Joe DiPietro delivered a farewell address that high...

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