Faculty & Staff: Reference Letter Resources

As a faculty or staff member, you have a critical role in assisting graduating students with obtaining a job upon graduation. You may be contacted by prospective employers as a reference, or may be asked to write a letter of reference for a student. There are both legal and ethical issues involved in providing references for job candidates. The following links will assist you in this role.

  • A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring
    A guide to assist you when assisting students and employers with the hiring process.
  • Faculty Reference Letter
    Contains an example for use when creating a letter of reference for students.
  • Interfolio
    Interfolio, the premier online credentials management service, is now available at The University of Tennessee. Interfolio gives students and alumni the ability to manage letters of recommendation and other credentials online. Interfolio does not just benefit students and alumni. It also helps ease the burden of those faculty entrusted with composing letters of recommendation.