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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The University Campus

Location. Cookeville, Tennessee, the site of Tennessee Technological University, is located on Interstate 40, Highway 70 North, and Highway 111.

The city of Cookeville has a population of more than 26,000 and is located on the eastern Highland Rim of Tennessee at an elevation of 1,140 feet. The local public schools, civic clubs, and churches have a friendly and cooperative relationship with students, faculty, and staff. The surrounding area, enhanced by three major lakes, abounds in natural beauty and is served by several state parks.

Campus. The campus consists of a tract of 235 acres made attractive by shrubbery, native trees, and a system of driveways and walks; the buildings are arranged to make a compact and convenient university plan.

Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum. Established on the campus by the Cookeville Tree Board and the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology (now Agricultural and Human Sciences). This tribute to former Agriculture and Home Economics Dean Gerald Coorts was officially dedicated on March 7, 1997. This lovely “garden” includes more than 150 trees, shrubs, and flowering plants located in areas behind South, Jere Whitson and Kittrell Halls.

Residential Life. The Office of Residential Life realizes the impact that living arrangements can create on a student’s life and education. We feel the decision to live in University housing, while attending college, will provide additional opportunities; for personal growth, educational development, connectedness, and leadership experiences. Studies consistently show that students living in the residence halls have higher grade point averages and lower dropout rates and are involved in more campus activities than those living at home or off campus.

TTU campus has 15 residence halls, two for men, one for women and 12 coeducational halls accommodating approximately 2,300 students.  Each residence hall is supported by an Assistant Coordinator, a live in professional staff member, a Hall Director, an experienced student staff member providing additional support to the hall, and between 9 and 12 Resident Assistants (RAs), upper class students hired to provide support, guidance and community development on each of the floors. Each residence hall is secured by entry through an electronic card access with only assigned residents and staff being allowed entrance.

Engineering Residence Halls—Maddux Hall and McCord Hall, both co-educational residence halls, are available for students majoring in any discipline within the College of Engineering. Contact the Basic Engineering Program for specific information.

Honors Residence Hall—Murphy Hall, a co-educational residence hall, is available for students majoring in the Honors program. Contact the Honors Department for specific information.

Business Residence Hall—Jobe Hall, a co-educational residence hall, is available for students majoring in any discipline within the College of Business. Contact the College of Business Student Success Center for specific information.

International Residence Hall—MS Cooper Hall, a co-educational residence hall, is available for International Students and students declaring majors in Foreign Languages and International Business and Cultures. Contact the Office of International Student Affairs for specific information.

Men’s Residence Halls. Tennessee Technological University has two residence halls housing approximately 265 male students. The names of the halls are: Browning and Evins.

Women’s Residence Halls. Tennessee Technological University has one residence hall housing approximately 235 female students. The name of the hall is: Crawford

Co-Ed Educational Residence Halls. Tennessee Technological University has twelve co-educational halls housing approximately 2000 students. Male and female residents are assigned on alternating floors. The names of the halls are:

Cooper Dunn Ellington Jobe
McCord Maddux MS Cooper Murphy
New Hall North New Hall South Pinkerton Warf

 Living-Learning Villages.  The Village concept was conceived to create smaller, more personal groups within the larger university, to enhance student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom and to enhance positive student connections within the University. Each Village will be organized around a common theme and supported by a Faculty Head working together with the Assistant Coordinator, the Residential Life staff and the Village residents. Beginning fall 2010 our 1st 2 villages debuted; Environmental Village and Service Village, then with 2 additional villages each year thereafter; fall 2011 Engineering Village and Women’s Issues Village.

New Hall North “Treehouse” Environmental VillageA beautiful co-ed facility, newly opened fall 2010 - housing 238 co-ed residents.  New Hall North offers both double and single rooms with private baths. Additional amenities include: a great room for residents to gather on each floor, laundry rooms on each of the upper floors, as well as three study rooms centrally located within the hall. Also housed in New Hall North is the Environmental Village, including the Faculty Head office. As a part of the “Treehouse” there are a number of activities and programs scheduled throughout the academic year supporting environmental issues and additional opportunities for interaction and connection to the campus community. 

Attached to New Hall North is the sorority wing; housing chapter rooms for four campus sororities,  “The Perch” (pizza and grill) and convenience store, a recreation area - both located on the first floor, as well as a multipurpose/classroom located on the second floor.

New Hall North is available to all students with selected rooms held for new, incoming freshman residents. 

New Hall South “The Service Station” Service Village.  The companion to New Hall North, housing 358 co-ed residents, offers double rooms with private bathrooms. Additional amenities include: an atrium lounge that includes a large screen television and a ping pong table, four study rooms located throughout the hall as well as a multimedia classroom on the fourth floor. Also housed in New Hall South is the Service Village including the Faculty Head office. As a part of “The Service Station” there are a number of activities and programs scheduled throughout the academic year supporting service opportunities and additional chances for interaction and connection to the campus community. New Hall South is available to all students with selected rooms held for new, incoming freshman residents.  

Maddux/McCord Hall Engineering Village.  Maddux/McCord Hall is a traditional hall, housing 239 co-ed residents, that offers additional support for engineering students; 5 student engineering coordinators, hired especially to provide direct academic support for engineering students, as well as a computer lab specially equipped with engineering programs, as well as study lounges. Also housed in Maddux/McCord is the Faculty Head office for the Engineering Village. As a part of the Engineering Village there will be a number of activities and programs scheduled throughout the academic year geared towards students talking engineering classes. 

Crawford Hall Women’s Village.  A traditional hall located just across from the Nursing & Health Services Building, housing 219 women residents. In addition to the normal traditional hall amenities, also housed in Crawford Hall is the Faculty Head office, study rooms and a classroom for the Women’s Village. As a part of the Women’s Village program there will be a number of activities and events scheduled throughout the academic year selected to support women on a college campus. 

Specialty Housing.  In addition to our Living Learning Villages we also have 3 specialty housing areas: Honors Program located in Murphy Hall. Jobe Hall provides support for business majors. M.S. Cooper Hall is our international hall as well as our hall utilized for break periods. In specialty housing, the Residential Life staff along with program mentors will provide opportunities for students to assist one another, both academically and personally. Activities include faculty involvement programs, study groups, technology resources and academic support programs. 

Tech Village. There are 300 Tech Village apartments for the following student groups; juniors, seniors, 21 years or older, married, single with children, graduate, and faculty/staff. Beginning fall 2011the 1st phase of our apartment renovation project will be completed (all apartments will be totally renovated at about 100 apartments per year).

Athletic Fields. Overall Field, home to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Football team, is covered with artificial turf, and has an eight-lane artificial track. Tucker Stadium seats 16,500 spectators. The east stadium section houses facilities for the football team and instructional  laboratories. The west stadium section contains classrooms, laboratories, rifle range, and offices for the Army R.O.T.C. program. Other fields include Quillen Field (the intercollegiate baseball field), the Ray Drost Intramural Fields, and lighted tennis courts.

Academic and Service Facilities. The following facilities serve either as academic buildings or as service buildings for the educational programs of the University:

Bartoo Hall houses a Learning Resources Center, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Educational Support Services, and computer labs.

Brown Hall houses the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Manufacturing Center.

Bruner Hall houses the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

Bryan Fine Arts Building houses the Department of Music and Art and the James A. Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Clement Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Basic Engineering Program, and the D.W. Mattson Computer Center.

Mattie Sue Cooper Residence Hall houses the Office of Residential Life as well as students assigned to the building.

Daniel and Matthews Halls house the Academic Development Program, Department of Sociology and Political Science, the Child Development Laboratory, the Special Education Program, Counseling and Psychology, and a number of model demonstration programs in education.

Derryberry Hall houses the central administration offices, Concert Hall (an auditorium with 828 seats), Admissions Office, Offices of Records and Registration, University Development, University Advancement, and Graduate School.

Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Craft located on Center Hill Lake near Smithville houses 87,000 sq. ft. of facilities including the Office of the Director of the Craft Center, classrooms, studios, a library, conference rooms, exhibition and sales galleries, a café, and residential quarters for 64 students.

Hooper Eblen Center houses the offices of the intercollegiate athletics program, the Eagle’s Nest (an alumni-sponsored lounge and meeting room), and the center for varsity basketball games, convocations, concerts, and conferences. The seating capacity of this of this facility is 10,200.

Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion is utilized during the week to support instruction in the School of Agriculture and is located at Shipley Farm. Phase I has over 4,000 sq. ft. for animal holding facilities and a sales/demonstration arena. Phase II has a standard show arena and seating for over 2,000. It has office space, classrooms, and laboratory facilities.

The W. Clyde and Marie Hyder Farm contains thirty-one acres and is used as grazing acreage by livestock herds. The farm is operated by the School of Agriculture.

Foster Hall houses the Department of Chemistry.

Foundry Building houses Industrial Technology metal casting.

Henderson Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Center (GECU), the Departments of English and Communications and History, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Extended Programs and Regional Development.

Indoor Tennis Building houses two tennis courts.

Jere Whitson Building houses the Alumni Center, the Backdoor Playhouse and offices, laboratories and classrooms for the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences, the Upper Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral Center, and the Tennessee Early Childhood Technical Alliance Office.

Johnson Hall houses the Office of the Dean of the College of Business, the Departments of Accounting; Decision Sciences and Management; Economics, Finance, and Marketing, the MBA program, two computing and technology resource centers, all multimedia classrooms, and an auditorium with 150 seats.

Kittrell Hall houses the Department of Earth Sciences.

Lewis Hall houses the offices and instructional laboratories for the Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Technology.

Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library and Media Center houses the print and multimedia collections. The Library is a selective U.S. Federal Depository. Access to the Library’s holdings is provided by an online catalog accessible through the campus network. The Library provides information sources in a variety of electronic formats. The Library participates in regional and national bibliographic networks which provide extensive resource sharing capability. The collections are now over two million titles.

Memorial Health and Physical Education Building houses offices, classrooms, apparatus rooms, handball courts, swimming pool, and two intramural gymnasiums. A large gymnasium which has a seating capacity of 3,262 is also located in this building.

Old Infirmary Building houses University Police and Telecommunications.

Old Maintenance Building houses the Agricultural Engineering Technology Laboratory and College of Engineering Research Laboratories.

Nursing and Health Services Building houses the offices, classrooms, and clinical simulation laboratories for the School of Nursing.

Pennebaker Hall houses the Biology Department, Cooperative Fisheries Unit, Women’s Center, and Art Education.

Facilities and Business Services Buildings house offices, shops, and storage space for operation and maintenance of the University’s physical plant.

Ray Morris Hall houses the Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Oakley STEM Center includes administrative offices and interview rooms, learning studios and prep lab, 240-seat auditorium, virtual theatre, food service, and multipurpose lobby space.

Prescott Hall houses the Departments of Civil and Environmental, Chemical, and Industrial and Systems Engineering; the Water Resources Center; and the Energy Systems Research Center. Also located in the building is an auditorium with a seating capacity of 401.

Recreation and Fitness Center is a facility of approximately 80,000 square feet which houses spaces for physical activity and recreation, including a natatorium. The construction and operation costs for this facility are funded entirely by student fees.

The Shipley Farm, which serves as a farm laboratory, contains three hundred acres and is located two miles from the main campus. It is used for demonstration, instruction, and research, and is operated by the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences Programs.

South Hall houses the School of Agriculture, and the School of Human Ecology, including the School’s Historical Textiles Collection and Friday Cafe. In addition, it houses the Department of Foreign Languages.

T. J. Farr Education Building houses the Office of the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and the Advisement Center of the College of Education, the Rural Education Research and Services Consortium, the Office of the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning, and Offices of the Honors Program.

Roaden University Center Building houses the central dining rooms including a cafeteria and a grill; Post Office; Bookstore; Mini-Market; student and faculty conference rooms; Joan Derryberry Art Gallery; Student Government Association Offices; student publication offices; Public  Affairs Office for news, publications, and sports information; Career Services; Counseling Center; WTTU-FM; offices and conference rooms for student personnel services; Office of Financial Aid; Office of Student Activities and Campus Life; Office of Student Affairs; Dean of Students Office, Office of Disability Services, Office of Minority Affairs and Orientation and Student Success Office.

University Services Building houses the Heating Plant and Printing Shop.

Walton House. The president’s residence is located near Old Walton Road and historic Dixie Avenue. The Old Walton Road is a part of the route traveled between Washington, D.C., and The Hermitage by the Seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.