Respecting All Points of View

Embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence and societal change.

- Goal 4, UTC Strategic Plan 2015-2010

UTC is people of different regions, nationalities, cultures, races, abilities, ethnicities, generations, interests and viewpoints. And yet, we are one—a University committed to the success of our students and excellence in all we do.

While this turbulent time in American life leads many to mourn the loss of civility, at UTC we believe it presents an opportunity for us to lead by example.

United by open-mindedness and respect for those with differing viewpoints, we can be the community where civility enables respectful hearing of other voices. We can refute the notion that civil discourse is no more.

When we prepare students to encounter differing viewpoints and perspectives with respect, we prepare them to succeed in the workforce and in our society.

Take advantage of these opportunities to better understand how much stronger we are as one than we could be separately.

“Culture and Conversation: An Eco-Psycho-Sociopolitical Case Study of a Convergence between Birds and Blackness”

“Culture and Conversation: An Eco-Psycho-Sociopolitical Case Study of a Convergence between Birds and Blackness”

Are you interested in art, biology, ecology, literature, nature, ornithology, photography, wildlife and how all of those interests intersect? If so, join us!
“Embedding Civic Engagement in the Curriculum”

“Embedding Civic Engagement in the Curriculum”

Faculty often are called upon to embed civic engagement into student learning. This workshop provides a brief overview of best practices for civic and political engagement pedagogy before moving on to concrete examples of how to implement these initiatives and on a shoestring budget. Lunch workshop for interested faculty. Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Speaker Symone D. Sanders

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Speaker Symone D. Sanders

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs; Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Department of Communication. Sanders is a champion for women, a strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and was a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

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"If we cannot be civil to one another, and if we stop dealing with those with whom we disagree, or that we don’t like, we would soon stop functioning altogether."U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, of Tennessee, 1925-2014