The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville
is giving release time to three faculty so they can work this year in Knox
--Edmund J. Campion, modern foreign languages and literatures, at the Vine
Middle Magnet Performing Arts and Sciences Academy.
--Stuart B. Elston, physics and astronomy, Bearden High School.
--Beth Conway Mullin, botany, Ritta Elementary School.
All Knoxville schools were invited to apply to participate in the
Scholars-in-the-Schools program. Selection is based on proposals by school
administrators, teachers, and parents for utilizing the UT faculty.
A committee of representatives from UT, public schools, Parent-Teacher
Associations, and community business leaders made the school
"We feel confident that the schools, the teachers and the parents are
committed to making the most of this opportunity," Director of Public and
Community Outreach Lynn Champion said. "Everyone has been working on this
since spring, so we are ready to go when school opens."
UT faculty will enrich the schools' curricula by providing special
experiences related to their fields of expertise for students, teachers and
parents, Champion said. The program is starting its fourth year.
Faculty benefit, Champion said, by becoming more familiar with the needs of
elementary and secondary schools--important because UT students preparing
for teaching careers now complete their undergraduate work in the College
of Arts and Sciences.
Faculty assignments are for the full school year, with the professors
spending eight to 12 hours each week in the schools. Financial support is
provided by private gifts to the Scholars-in-the-Schools program and the
liberal arts enrichment fund, Champion said.
The funding also pays for replacement instructors to teach classes the UT
faculty will miss when they are in the schools.
UT faculty branches out to Knoxville area schools
Published: Thu Sep 17, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:36 p.m.