The University of Tennessee System

Career Development Fund

Staff of the University of Tennessee have the opportunity to participate in a special Career Development Fund (CDF) program supported by annual gifts from employees.

The purpose of the fund is to provide the opportunity for employees to participate in job- and career-related development activities. Monies from the fund are expended to provide total or partial support for employees' participation in approved on- or off-campus activities.

Employees are encouraged to apply to the fund for assistance when they believe participation in a program or activity will contribute to their personal and professional career growth. The Career Development Fund Committee (CDFC) reviews requests and approves funding based on the CDF Guidelines. (Please note that the CDF guildlines were recently updated. The revised guildines will go into effect on November 1, 2008.) 

For further information about CDF, please contact Angela McLemore.


The University endorses the concept of career development and encourages departments to support employees who wish to improve their skills and opportunity for advancement.

Career Development Fund

220 Conference Center Building
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974-8359
Fax (865) 974-9715