Southeast Center for the Arts
The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) provides innovative professional development programs in arts education and arts integration to enhance teaching and deepen learning. The goal is to establish comprehensive arts education as an integral component of basic education for all students. SCEA’s professional development programs create exciting opportunities for personal and professional discovery, nurturing the artist within and fostering the artistry of teaching.
Building on its seminal work in discipline-based arts education, SCEA has evolved incorporating emerging theories and methodologies in interdisciplinary education, placing it at the cutting edge of current practice in arts integration. SCEA’s approach employs concept-based curriculum design to facilitate the unique learning opportunities fostered at the nexus of disciplines.
As a professional development provider, SCEA collaborates with schools and organizations across the country providing consulting services, demonstrating integrated instruction, and crafting custom, site-specific programs tailored to the needs and resources of distinct communities. Personnel travel nationwide and internationally teaching classes, conducting workshops, working on committees, and serving as consultants and writers for professional organizations and state education departments.
The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts fosters unique collaborations among people and institutions, significantly impacting local, state, and national education policy and practice. The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded SCEA its Governor’s Arts Leadership Award for nurturing creative inquiry into teaching and learning.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTC is an active and vital campus organization. SGA provides funding to student organizations, gives initial approval to new student organizations, serves as a link between the student body and the administration, enacts legislation concerning current campus issues, and provides other valuable functions and services for the students at UTC. The SGA is described in detail in the “Organizations” section of this catalog.
Distributed at the beginning of each academic year, the Student Handbook provides detailed information on student services and serves as a student/faculty directory. It also contains information on the Student Government Association and specific rules for the purpose of regulating campus life. These rules are stated in the Honor Code, Student Conduct Code, and other codes regulating groups.
The University Echo serves the University community not only as a ready source of campus news and other information of interest but also as the medium through which both student and faculty opinions can be presented, discussed, and recorded. Published weekly under the editorship of students, the Echo is supported by the University and is distributed free to all students. Interested students may apply for positions on the staff in reporting, editorial (news, features, sports writing, copy reading, etc.), business (advertising, sales, bookkeeping, etc.), or layout/design capacities by coming by the Echo offices in the University Center. The Echo also welcomes individual student letters.
Student Tickets-Athletic Events
A validated Mocs ID card with a picture provides admission to the regular season home football, basketball, and wrestling events. These unreserved seats are in the student section and available on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a limited number of seats in the student section.
A student may purchase a guest ticket for the student section at a discount price to each home football and basketball game.
Student Support Services
The Division of Student Support Services, is a federally funded TRIO program that provides academic support to eligible students. Program services and activities are designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of participants. Students with low income, first generation college students (both of whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree), or students who have a documented disability may be eligible for participation. There is no charge to students for the following services and activities:
Peer Tutorials - The Peer Tutorial program provides additional assistance outside the classroom to students who have difficulty grasping specific course skills. The subjects for which assistance is offered are core courses taken by freshmen and sophomore students. Students are scheduled to work with a Peer Tutor on a weekly basis throughout the semester.
Career Counseling - This service helps students determine which careers are of particular interest to them and how to meet the University requirements for their major choice.
Academic Counseling - The project's Academic Counseling model identifies deficiencies that may impede students' success at UTC. Each student receives a diagnostic profile of his/her needs which includes a prescribed program of services and activities designed to eliminate or minimize deficiencies.
Financial Support - The program provides financial support to program participants in the form of Grant Aid Awards, Scholarships, a Book Loan Program, opportunities for employment, free use of program resources, and costs paid for approved events. The program also provides information on additional financial resources to help students finance their bachelor's degree and studies at the graduate level.
Graduate School Advising - The goal of this service is to inspire qualified students to obtain a graduate or professional degree. The program also offers graduate or professional school entrance examination study techniques and assistance with the application process.
Cultural Enrichment Activities - Students are given free tickets to local and regional cultural enrichment events.
Peer Mentoring - This service provides opportunities for freshmen to build relationships with successful upperclass students (Peer Mentor). Students are matched with a Peer Mentor according to academic major and/or career interest.