It was in Gilbreath Hall on the ETSU campus where the inaugural faculty of East Tennessee State Normal School first taught more than a century ago. Those 18 faculty members trained at some of the most impressive institutions in the world, and they came to this campus with the shared belief that through education, lives can be changed and our communities could be made better.
Fast-forward over a 100 years later, and that same tradition continues. Today, hundreds of faculty call this institution home. Our faculty believe in the power of higher education, and that with a college degree, any dream is possible. Our faculty are champions for our students. They are leaders, mentors, scholars, innovators, and public servants. They are award-winning teachers and noted researchers in their fields of study. They meet the needs of others. They generate new ideas and develop solutions for our community.
And, they are all committed to the success of their students.
Welcome to East Tennessee State University.
It is my honor to serve as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at this amazing institution that is transforming the lives of others every day.
Dr. Kimberly D. McCorkle
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Key Updates for ETSU Faculty/Staff
And the winner is...
After submitting book recommendations and voting on a final top 10 list, the campus
community helped select the 2023-24 ETSU Campus Read: The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki. Please stay tuned for announcements about campus book discussions
and book club gatherings.
Great Lecture Series: Oct. 13
The Great Lecture Series invites faculty who have recently been promoted to full professor at ETSU to deliver a "great lecture" in their respective fields. The first Great Lecture installment will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m. in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp Center. It will feature Dr. Alissa Lange and Dr. Mary Mullins.
Open Office Hours
Provost McCorkle will host an open office hour from 11 a.m. until noon each Wednesday. All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to stop by and visit -- and are encouraged to bring a book recommendation when they stop by. The Provost's office is located in 206 Burgin Dossett Hall.
General Education Redesign
We have launched our review of the general education curriculum. The General Education Redesign task force has begun meeting under the co-chairmanship of Dr. David Harker and Dr. Sharon McGee. This committee is in full motion, focused on examining our general education curriculum.
University Council Minutes: Looking for the most recent minutes from our monthly University Council meeting? Visit here.