2007 Reaffirmation Teams
3.9.1 - 2007 Reaffirmation Teams
The institution publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community.
The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) publishes a clear and appropriate statement of student rights and responsibilities and disseminates the statement to the campus community. The university makes this information available in an assortment of publications and at various locations on its website.
The UT Dallas catalogs, both undergraduate and graduate, provide Rules, Regulations and Statutory Requirements related specifically to student conduct and discipline, grievance procedures, academic appeals, privacy related to student records, the Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, and facilities use  . Academic policies and procedures may also be found in the undergraduate catalog , and the graduate catalog outlines Respective Responsibilities of Students and Faculty . Policy matters for the campus community specifically related to equal opportunity, access, discrimination, and privacy, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), may also be found on the UT Dallas website Policy Matters for Students , on the policy memorandum web page for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost , and in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs .
Title V of the UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP)  addresses policies and procedures related to speech, expression, and assembly , use of university facilities , student discipline and conduct , and student grievances . Additional information regarding student grievances and complaints is available in the response to Principle 4.5 [U405]. Information about the grievance policy is also available in all syllabi as discussed below. In addition, incoming freshmen and international students are presented with this material during their campus orientation sessions , and international students receive information in the International Student Service Office Guidebook .
Two additional publications are distributed to students. The A to Z Guide  is currently mailed to students each semester. The guide includes student’s rights and responsibilities and rules and regulations of the university; the guide is referenced in class syllabi as a reminder for students that the guide serves as a valuable reference . Additionally, the Student Planner and Guide  is distributed to all freshmen students enrolled in RHET 1101 and made available for sale in the UT Dallas bookstore. FERPA information is delivered via e-mail each fall and spring semester .
Finally, the syllabi templates, adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2006 and published on the Academic Senate’s website , contain information regarding grievances, field trip policies, student conduct and discipline, academic integrity, scholastic honesty, copyright notice, e-mail use, withdrawal policies, student government procedures, incomplete grade policy, disability services, and religious holy days  . The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost’s assessment team monitors the use of the syllabi in all classes and posts the syllabi on UT Dallas’ website .
All UT Dallas policy statements  are consistent with Series 50101 of the UT System Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations , which details standards of conduct with regards to scholastic dishonesty, drugs, health and safety, disruptions, inciting lawless action, unauthorized use of property, hazing, altering official documents, vandalism, prohibited conduct, etc. and establishes the disciplinary process which is overseen by the university’s dean of students. The hearing policy outlined in Series 50101 is strictly followed at UT Dallas .