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Risk Management Resources & Campus Partners


Downloadable Resources



This fully accessible and interactive Risk Management Handbook will introduce you to the fundamentals of managing risks in experiential education at the University of Tennessee. You can download the handbook here: Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook

This two-page document lists the goals of risk management in the Experience Learning initiative, and introduces the Risk Management Cycle for Experience Learning.

The Risk Identification and Mitigation Table can be used to help you organize the risks that have been identified in the experiential learning course or project you are leading. To learn how to identify risks in your experience learning project, please visit page 20 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook. You can download a table for your own use here. For an example of how to best utilize this table, download this version.


The Impact and Likelihood Tables are five-point scales that can be used to establish the impact and likelihood of each of the hazards that you previously identified and listed in the Risk Identification and Assessment Table. Once you have determined the impact and likelihood of each hazard, you can fill in the remaining sections of the Risk Identification and Assessment Table, and then move on to completing the Risk Map. To learn more about how to assess risks in your experiential learning project, please refer to page 24 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook. The impact and likelihood scales are five-point scales that can be used to establish the impact and likelihood of each of the hazards that you previously identified and listed in the Risk Identification & Assessment Table. Once you have determined the impact and likelihood of each hazard, you can fill in the remaining sections of the Risk Identification and Assessment Table, and then move on to completing the Risk Map. To learn more about how to assess risks in your experiential learning project, please visit p. 24 of the Risk Management Handbook.

The Risk Map is a tool that allows you to visualize and prioritize the risks you have identified and assessed in your experiential learning project. It is important to prioritize risks because this focuses the facilitator’s time and energy on managing the most urgent or dangerous risks first. Please refer to page 32 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook for more information on managing risks in experiential education. You may download a Risk Map for your own use here.


Campus Partners

It may be helpful to explore the websites of the following offices for more information related to specific risk management questions that you may have.

  • UT Office of Risk Management
    • Please visit UT Office of Risk Management online for more information about workers’ compensation, automobile or property claims, third-party claims, insurance acquisition, certificates of insurance, and more.
  • University of Tennessee Police Department
    • Please visit UTPD online for more information about the important services and information that UTPD provides to the UT-Knoxville campus.
  • Office of Emergency Management
    • Please visit Office of Emergency Management online to learn more about campus-level planning, training, and emergency management program coordination and implementation at UT-Knoxville.
  • Office of Equity & Diversity
    • Please visit Office of Equity and Diversity online for more information about how UT-Knoxville fulfills legal mandates related to civil rights, equal employment, and affirmative action.
  • Office of General Counsel
    • Please visit Office of General Counsel online for more information about the role and scope of the Office of General Counsel, and to learn more about liability and copyright information.  
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • UTK Student Counseling Center
    • Please visit UTK Student Counseling Center online for more information about personal counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health outreach and consultation for UT-Knoxville students.
  • UTK Student Health Center
  • UTK Student Disability Services
    • Please visit UTK Student Disability Services online for more information about creating equitable access to eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity at UT-Knoxville.

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