Course Evaluations

Service Description:  SurveyDig is the application used by UTC to administer course evaluations. This particular application was chosen because of its compatibility with the University’s Banner student information system and its rapid reporting capability.

Purpose: All tenure-track and tenured faculty in the University of Tennessee System are required by the “Board of Trustees Policies Governing Academic Freedom, Responsibility, and Tenure” to participate in annual Performance and Planning reviews as a mandatory term of employment.

At UTC, Faculty Evaluation and Development by Objectives (EDO) defines the process for these reviews.  The EDO process is based on identifying objectives, establishing a realistic program for obtaining these objectives, and evaluating and rewarding performance in achieving them. Evaluation of faculty performance is an essential component of the EDO process, providing formative and summative assessment of the individual’s performance so that he/she can maintain or improve subsequent performance; serving as a basis for promotion, tenure, salary, and other decisions; and providing accountability with regard to the quality of teaching, research and service.

Complete guidelines for faculty evaluation are found in the UTC Faculty Handbook.

Benefits: Students are able to easily access course evaluations and faculty are easily able to keep up with response rates throughout the evaluation period and access results once they are available.

Aliases: Course Learning Evaluations, Student Rating of Faculty, course evaluations
Audience: Students and Faculty

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To Request Service: Email with questions.
Documentation (URL):
Support Contact: Cindy Williamson (, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Institutional Research


Service Levels: This service is available 24/7 except during planned periods of maintenance and scheduled updates. Support is available during normal UTC business hours.
Service Requirements: All faculty and students should automatically have the appropriate access through enrollment.
Service Status/Phase: Production


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