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Committee Charter


The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) provides a supportive environment for scholars and students to engage in teaching, research, and public service. Integrity in our work and compliance with applicable laws and regulations are critical to our academic enterprise and the university‚Äôs operations. The locus of compliance with applicable laws and regulations is in the UT academic and administrative units that are responsible for policy development and implementation of compliance issues. The mission of the UTIA Institutional Compliance Committee (ICC) is to promote excellence in all of our compliance efforts to assure integrity and compliance with our legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities.


The chair of the ICC is appointed by the chancellor. The committee should include the UTIA Compliance Officer and a representative from each component of UTIA. The chair has the discretion to include any university employee who is relevant to the issues being addressed. The committee will be assisted by a member of the UT System Institutional Compliance, and the Office of General Counsel will be consulted as needed.


  • Identify the significant compliance risks facing the campus and facilitate potential solutions for those risks.
  • Serve as an open avenue of communication among the various campus compliance officers and senior management.
  • Advise the chancellor on the campus’ compliance priorities and potential risk mitigation plans.
  • Follow up on risk mitigation plans that have been approved by the chancellor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify the laws and regulations that present the most compliance risk for the campus.
  • Ensure that an individual is assigned campus-level responsibility for compliance for each significant law and regulation and understands his or her campus-level responsibilities.
  • Perform a compliance risk assessment, with the assistance of the Institutional Compliance.
  • Review the results of the campus risk assessment and determine the priorities for plans to mitigate risks.
  • Facilitate the development of risk mitigation plans with the appropriate campus compliance officers and university officials.
  • Present recommended risk mitigation plans to the chancellor.
  • Verify the progress of approved risk mitigation plans and report their status to the chancellor.