The University of Tennessee System implemented Safety Policy SA0575 (Programs for Minors) to promote a safe environment for minors participating in university-sponsored activities. Because of the unique nature of our mission and the multitude of programs we offer, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) is taking a proactive, comprehensive approach to Programs for Minors. UTIA has established its own policy and guidelines in support of Safety Policy SA0575.

UTIA Programs for Minors Policy

Resources for counties/departments/centers can be found on this website. Please contact your unit’s human resources office if you have questions or need additional information.

Note
: Extension-specific information can be found on the Extension Evaluation and Staff Development webpage.


Policy
UTIA Programs for Minors Policy


Guidelines
UTIA Guidelines for Programs for Minors 
Employee Classification Decision Tree
Volunteer Classification Decision Tree - Adult 
Volunteer Classification Decision Tree - Youth


Training
Child Protection Training for Employees
Child Protection Training for Volunteers
Child Protection Training PowerPoint for use with groups


Forms
TN Mandatory Reporting Law Form
Child Protection Training Sign-In Sheet (for groups only)
Certification Form (to be completed by Department Heads/Directors only)
Medical Authorization Form(s)


Additional Resources
Standards of Conduct (Adults - Exhibit B)
Standards of Conduct (Minors - Exhibit C)
SUPER

UTIA Designated Official
Whitney Fair, UTIA Human Resources Officer (Interim)
Phone: (865) 974-4506
Email: wfair@utk.edu

UTIA Human Resources Team
AgResearch
Whitney Fair, PHR
225-A Morgan Hall
Phone: (865) 974-4506
Email: wfair@utk.edu
CASNR
Leann McElhaney
126 Morgan Hall
Phone: (865) 974-7506
Email: jmcelhan@utk.edu

Extension
Dr. Shirley Hastings
(Interim Director)

102 McCord Hall
Phone: (865) 974-8460
Email: hastings@utk.edu

VetMed
Jennifer Daniels
A104B Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Phone: (865) 974-3833
Email: jmaples4@utk.edu