Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Information for Current Students

William J. & Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Tennessee Secondary School Leadership

The Field Award, which is administered by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, recognizes a Tennessee secondary school principal whose life and work are characterized by leadership excellence.

Graff Scholars

The Orin Graff Scholarship is a substantial monetary award that is available to students pursuing the doctoral degree in educational administration. Recipients must be in full-time residency at the University of Tennessee while they pursue the terminal degree. Criteria for this award include evidence of the following qualities: (1) excellence in scholarship, (2) sensitivity to current social problems, and (3) a high degree of leadership potential. This award can be granted for up to two years.

The Erma Graff Scholarship is also a monetary award that is available to students pursuing the doctoral degree in educational administration. Recipients must be in full-time residency at the University of Tennessee while they pursue the terminal degree. Criteria for this award include evidence of the following qualities: (1) excellence in scholarship, (2) sensitivity to current social problems, and (3) a high degree of leadership potential. This award can be granted for up to two years.

Students interested in the above opportunities are encouraged to contact Pam Angelle at 865-974-4139 or pangelle@utk.edu

Application for the Leadership Studies in Education Orin Graff Scholars Award

CEHHS travel support is available to students presenting papers, posters, and abstracts at professional meetings. Travel associated with student organizations, exhibit booths, and program recruitment is not funded through college funds. Travel requests must be submitted to the associate dean’s office at least one week prior to the travel dates. International travel that involves a request for SARIF support funds must be submitted at least one month prior to the travel dates.

CEHHS students will receive up to $50 support for research presentations. When several students are participating in the same presentation, the amount of funding per student will be reduced to ensure that college resources to support students are distributed equitably across departments and programs. Students can seek additional support through the Graduate Student Senate Travel Award (set deadlines each semester). All requests must be made prior to the travel dates and comply with all related policies associated with this resource. More information regarding this fund and the required application can be found here.

The IRB is the Institutional Review Board at the University of Tennessee. It has the responsibility of reviewing all research projects that involve human subjects. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulates all research activities involving human subjects on the UT Knoxville campus. The IRB is a committee appointed to ensure rights, safety, and welfare of human research subjects; ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws/regulations; and conduct ethical reviews of human research activities including initial, continuation, modification, unanticipated problems and alleged noncompliance. Its primary responsibility is to assure UT Knoxville researchers operate within the provisions of the Federalwide Assurance of Compliance filed with the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

The IRB review process is now accomplished online through iMedRIS. More information can be found here.

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