Spring 2015 Registration Information / Student Authorization Form


Registration begins Monday, November 3 for Spring 2015 classes.


NOTE: The Student Authorization form MUST be completed in Self Service before registration is permitted

All students before they are able to register for Spring 2015 classes must complete a brief electronic form in Self Service.


The form is titled the UTHSC Student Authorizations, which displays a set of terms and conditions related to financial aid, billing, and registration that students must review and accept in Self Service.  Once the Student Authorization is completed, students will be able to register for Spring classes and the process will be the same as previous terms.


Reason for the Student Authorization

The Federal Government requires UTHSC to notify students of issues regarding the acceptance and disbursement of financial aid and gives the student the opportunity to authorize the use of excess Title IV funds. In addition, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will require students to acknowledge or authorize additional use of student funds or fees.



How to access and submit the Student Authorization in Self Service

  1. Login to Self Service at http://banner.uthsc.edu
  2. Type your NetID and Password.
  3. Select the Student Tab.
  4. Click on UTHSC Student Authorization. (this is a link)
  5. Review the information, make your selections, and click submit.
  6. Register for your Spring classes.


How to get your class list for Spring 2015

Your college will send you information concerning the classes you need for Spring 2015.


Note: 1st year Medicine, 1st year Dental and 1st year Pharmacy students

Your registration method has changed and you will need to discuss with your college if you have not been notified currently.

Advance The Common Good For All By Improving Education, Health and Financial Stability

To UTHSC Faculty and Staff:

In a few days, the annual United Way of the Mid-South employee giving begins and each of you will be given the opportunity to help our friends and neighbors in Memphis and Shelby County. United Way serves as an excellent avenue to extend our combined support to the less fortunate in eight counties. Your gift to the United Way makes it possible for non-profit agencies, and vital health and human care programs to reach literally thousands of our neighbors annually. Whether it’s specialized day care for a child, counseling for abused spouses or a rape victim, or services to help a senior stay in their own home, your gift to United Way is addressing what matters most.

Last year, some 250 Health Science Center employees graciously pledged more than $51,000 to help more than 90 non-profit agencies in our community.

Our team members are well recognized for our leadership skills and generosity in support of our community. We have consistently demonstrated that public service, a core element of our mission, translates into outreach that strengthens our neighborhoods. Today, our commitment is even more important because when we engage with our community, we encourage others to follow our example.

This year, in the face of continuous needs, your giving is even more critical. Giving to United Way is a symbol of your concern for friends, neighbors and fellow employees, as well as a symbol of concern for our entire Mid-South community.

Please join the UTHSC United Way Campaign, and make this another record-setting year for giving. Remember, your donation — no matter what amount — makes a difference and is vitally important. If you have not given in the past, this is a great opportunity for you to help those who are in need.

If you have any questions about the 2014-15 UTHSC United Way Campaign, please contact Elise Moore, this year’s campaign coordinator, at 448-5618 or emoore@uthsc.edu.

Thank you in advance for your generous support.


Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE
Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operations Officer
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Seminar: Finding needles in the haystack with Big Data

Seminar: Center for Biomedical Informatics Faculty Candidate, Dr. Jiang Bian
Monday, November 3rd, 12PM-1PM,
910 Madison, Room 502

Big data presents not only a world of new opportunities but also new analytics challenges. There is an enormous search space for identifying the best prediction model and model parameters.

“Finding needles in the haystack with Big Data: from complex networks to large-scale predictive analytics”

Dr. Bian currently is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). He also serves as the IT Research Manager of Research System within the Information Technology at UAMS. He has a diverse yet strong multi-disciplinary background and extensive research experience in machine learning, data analytics, network science, distributed parallel computing systems and software engineering. He has contributed to a number of clinical and clinical research informatics efforts as part of the Clinical & Translational Science Awards program at UAMS. He has led the development of CLARA – an integrated clinical research administration platform that streamlined the management of clinical research projects, and the Trauma Image Repository – a medical image exchange platform that has been widely used in the state of Arkansas. His research interest includes big-data analytics, network science, machine learning, and knowledge discovery and representation. His research has produced a number of publications in various highly ranked international journals and conferences including JAMIA and JBI.

Please join us!

Dr. Jiang Bian
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
“Finding needles in the haystack with Big Data: from complex networks to large-scale predictive analytics”
Questions? Email the Center for Biomedical Informatics: bmi@uthsc.edu
Lunch will be served.

Pharmacology Seminar

Dr. Paula Grammas, Professor of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center will present “A role of brain blood vessels in the  pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease” Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Link Auditorium.

Electronic Cigarettes

The Preventive Medicine Department will be hosting Dr. Jon Ebbert, M.D. from Mayo Clinic who will be giving a one hour colloquium on electronic cigarettes Tuesday, November 18th from 9:00-10:00. Light refreshments will be served so please join us in the 1st floor classroom of the Doctors Office Building, 66 North Pauline. Please contact Lauren Colvin (448-3174) for any additional information.

Win a free tablet at the Tech Fair!

Information Technology Services invites all students, faculty, and staff to our second annual UTHSC ITS Fall Technology Fair. The event will take place:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GEB Café Area
No registration required to attend

The Technology Fair will give students, faculty, and staff access to personnel from the Information Technology Services organization, providing them with opportunities to learn about the resources, services, and technology available to the campus through ITS. We will highlight ongoing and upcoming IT projects across UTHSC. Additionally, representatives from different ITS partners will demonstrate the latest innovations in their products and offer free giveaways.

There will be a drawing for door prizes at 12:30. Some of these prizes include:

HP ElitePad tablet
Dell 23″ monitor
Dell Venue Tablet

A light lunch will also be provided to the first 200 guests. Come learn about the latest and greatest technology UTHSC has to offer! For more information about this event, visit uthsc.edu/tech-fair.

Time Off To Vote

HSC Colleagues:

As you are aware, election day is Tuesday (November 4, 2014) in Memphis, and University policy addresses “time off to vote” is as follows:

  1. All university employees who are registered voters in the state of Tennessee may receive reasonable time off, not to exceed three hours, between the opening and closing of polls, to vote in an election held in the state.
  2. A request to be absent must be made to the employee’s supervisor before 12:00 noon the day before the election. The supervisor may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.
  3. If the polls open three hours or more before the employee’s work schedule begins or if the polls close three or more hours after the employee’s work schedule ends, the employee may not receive time off to vote.

Each department is encouraged to respond accordingly to time off to vote request in a manner that is fair addressing service and productivity concerns as needed.

Thank you, Human Resources 448-5600

Retirement of CoursEval Application and Data

To All Academic Faculty and Staff,

As you may know, the University of Tennessee Health Sciences course evaluation software changed from CoursEval to Qualtrics in September 2013.  Currently, faculty and staff continue to have access to historical course evaluation data stored in CoursEval for faculty evaluations, performance reviews, and promotion and tenure activities. The CoursEval system will be permanently retired on December 19, 2014.  If you would like to access any of this data in the future, we recommended you download your reports as soon as possible. After December 19, 2014 this data will no longer be accessible.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process or how to access your historical data, please feel free to contact us.



Your CoursEval Team
Grace Rodich | 448-3839

Tonya Brown | 448-5902