An arts integration course for UTC education majors is team taught by SCEA directors each fall and spring at Battle Academy and Brown Academy. SCEA recently designed the course of study for video and web-based instruction for the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Channel. Three series are now airing nationally: The Arts in Every Classroom, Connecting with the Arts, and The Art of Teaching the Arts.
The Southeast Center fosters unique collaborations among people and institutions. It has significantly impacted local, state and national education policy and practice. The Tennessee Arts Commission has commissioned SCEA to develop a statewide professional development research initiative for arts integration. The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded the Southeast Center its 2003 Governors Arts Leadership Award.
For more information see the Center's website: www.sceaonline.com.
Student Support Services
Shirl S. Gholston, Director
The Division of Student Support Services, Project FOCUS (Facilitating Opportunity and Climate for Underrepresented Students) 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. Eligibility is considered if students are low income, or first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor's degree), or have a documented disability. 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 ĘThe 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 bachelors 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. Students are assisted to raise their cumulative grade point average. 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 Peer Mentors (successful upperclass students). Students are matched with a Peer Mentor (to the extent possible) according to academic major, and/or career interest.
Students may apply for admission by picking up an application in Siskin Trailer A or by contacting staff at (423) 425-5235. Applicants are selected based on availability of space in the program. For additional information, visit the web site at www.utc.edu/StudentSupportServices.
Booker T. Scruggs, II, Director
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that provides eligible high school students with academic and cultural activities to improve their chances of entering and successfully completing postsecondary education. Students are recommended by their high school guidance counselors and selected by the Upward Bound staff. High schools served are Brainerd, East Ridge and Howard. Upward Bound offices are located in Pfieffer-Stagmaier Dorm.
Grayson H. Walker Teaching Resource Center
Karen I. Adsit, Professor and Director
The Grayson H. Walker Teaching Resource Center staff works with faculty to improve teaching and learning and to integrate technology into the classroom. The Walker Teaching Resource Center provides campus-wide faculty development seminars, workshops, and individual consultations on methods to improve teaching, learning, and to integrate technology into the classroom. Virtual workshops on topics are also available through the Walker Teaching Center website at www.utc.edu/TRC.
The Walker Teaching Resource Center also provides instructional design consultation for faculty who wish to produce multimedia and other instructional materials.
The Walker Teaching Resource Center is located in 401 Hunter Hall.
John McCormack, Station Manager
WUTC is the public radio station licensed to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Operating at 88.1 FM, it provides a 24 hour-a-day broadcasting service. WUTC is the Blues, Jazz, acoustic music, and informational programming source for this area. WUTC is the National Public Radio Station for the tri-state region.