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Strategic Plan, which seeks to “Progress and sustain a nurturing college culture where diversity, equity, inclusion, and community are enduring sources of strength and core tenets in developing the next generation of Vols.”

Developing DEI expertise in everything CCI faculty, staff, and students do is critical to the college’s future, said Professor Vandana Singh, who is CCI’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. That’s Read more “Oral History Project Will Bring Hispanic Journalists’ Voices to the Table”


Professor Sam Swan established the very first study abroad program at the College of Communication and Information. That program grew and evolved into what is now Global Programs, which now consists of several trips every year that take students out of their comfort zones and into exciting new places.

Goal 1 of the CCI Strategic Plan is all about finding those unique opportunities to enhance student experiences and learning, and Global Programs is part of that. CCI faculty and staff will continue to build on the existing foundation that was first set more than two decades ago Read more “CCI Summer Global Programs Trips Give Students New Perspectives”


Land Grant Films work started by Nick Geidner, School of Journalism & Electronic Media associate professor, she knew it was something special.

“He really taught me a lot about what it takes to do a documentary. I was so impressed not just by what he was doing, but how he was doing it,” Woolley said.

As a UT alumna who graduated with a degree in journalism and worked in newspapers for 20 years, Woolley understands what it takes to report a good story—but she didn’t fully know how stories are told through the Read more “Alum Deborah Woolley Creates Endowed Scholarship for Land Grant Films”