Department News

Withdraw Deadline is Oct 15


From: Dr Deaton
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Herff College
[with some edits]

Whether to withdraw from a course is not always an easy decision. You should consider these factors:

  • Contact financial aid and scholarship office ( to ensure that you will still be eligible.
  • Talk to the instructor of the class. Many times, instructors will drop grades, curve, or make other adjustments. ASK.
  • Talk to your advisor about impact on your program of study. For example, will the withdrawal result in a delay in graduation? What is impact if you stay on GPA?
  • It may be beneficial to stay in the course. If you withdraw, you have to repeat it anyway. If you decide to stay, do you best and work hard and you might pull up your grade, but the worst case senario is you will be possitioned to be successful at the next attempt. (Talk to your advisor about how repeated courses calcuate into your GPA).

Ultimately, it is your decision. You should consider withdrawing carefully, and do your homework about the benifits and consequences before withdrawing.

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities


From: Office of the Provost

Beginning Oct. 18, the current Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities will be phased out and the new Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities will become effective.

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Vaccinations Available On Campus

8-10-21 (Updated 8/17, 8/26, 8/31, 9/21)

from: UofM

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer vaccinations weekly to all faculty, staff and students from August 12 through September 30. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

This week's vaccination event will be Thursday, August 12, from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Rose Theatre Lobby. Pre-registration is preferred (register here), but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Future vaccinations will be on the first floor of the University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.

For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

The University strongly encourages all on our campus to get vaccinated. As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccination. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis and vaccine information, visit

eCourseware - Changes Coming


from: UofM Office of the Provost

The current license for our Learning Management System (LMS), eCourseware (D2L), expires December 31, 2021. Accordingly, the University of Memphis has decided to make the transition from D2L to Canvas by Instructure as our official LMS on January 1, 2022. The change is being made after careful study and clear, overwhelming support from faculty. Canvas was the preferred LMS by the vast majority of our 41 faculty and staff evaluators in 2020. As the LMS market leader in North American higher education, Canvas will be a valuable service for all modalities of instruction, including on-ground and online classes.

Please view the UofM Canvas LMS Transition 2022 webpage to learn more about reasons for this change and the timeline for course migration and training.

Tau Alpha Pi


Although we could not hold our normal Induction Ceremony due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are proud to announce this year's Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Technology Honor Society's Inductees:

Mason Gallaher, Jed Porter, Jacob Hayden, Andrew Burney, Joshua Cole, Carlos Villegas, Andrew Sichting, Jeremy Lamont, Carson White and Thierno Diallo.

These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.