Employee feedback is essential to identifying areas where the University is doing well and areas needing improvement. The surveys are designed to gauge the opinions and needs of faculty and staff, and responses are applied in many different ways to help make UT a better place to work.
The surveys focus on such workplace topics as pay, benefits, job satisfaction, professional development, work culture, performance evaluation, diversity, leadership and communication.

The surveys are administered by a third-party vendor that is selected through a competitive bid process every time.

The University partnered with ModernThink to conduct the 2011 and 2014 surveys. ModernThink has extensive expertise in workplace quality and employee engagement studies and has worked with more than 600 colleges and universities across the country.

Your voice matters and your responses help the University identify areas needing attention. Higher response rates give a better understanding of employee opinions and needs. Please take advantage of the opportunity to comment.
All regular, full- and part-time faculty and staff working at least 50 percent time are invited to take the surveys.

A third-party vendor reviews and analyzes the results and shares them with the University. A University task force and entity-specific teams are appointed to analyze results, establish goals for improvement and monitor progress.

The survey is administered every three years.