UTC administers a number of tests and surveys to gauge student learning, engagement, and satisfaction with the University’s courses and environment.
The ETS Proficiency Profile is used for General Education outcomes assessment, and performance scores are posted annually.
Content-specific exams and licensure tests for selected majors are administered to graduating seniors each year. The results of these exams are used to plan program improvements as well as in THEC’s evaluation for Quality Assurance Funding each year.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is an important tool for UTC to learn the extent to which its students are actively engaged in their undergraduate engagement and allows for comparison to peer institutions. Faculty and administrators use the results in academic program reviews and annual assessments.
The Course Learning Evaluation (CLE) is an important method of feedback from students to faculty and administrators on the effectiveness of course design and teaching. The information it provides for faculty is essential to improvements in quality of instruction.