2007 Reaffirmation Teams :: 3.9.1 - 2007 Reaffirmation Teams

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.

Compliance Judgment

Compliance

Narrative

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 [1] [2]. Academic policies and procedures may also be found in the undergraduate catalog [1], and the graduate catalog outlines Respective Responsibilities of Students and Faculty [3]. 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 [4], on the policy memorandum web page for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost [5], and in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs [6].

Title V of the UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) [7] addresses policies and procedures related to speech, expression, and assembly [8], use of university facilities [9], student discipline and conduct [10], and student grievances [11]. 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 [12], and international students receive information in the International Student Service Office Guidebook [13].

Two additional publications are distributed to students. The A to Z Guide [14] 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 [15]. Additionally, the Student Planner and Guide [16] 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 [17].

Finally, the syllabi templates, adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2006 and published on the Academic Senate’s website [18], 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 [19] [20]. 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 [21].

All UT Dallas policy statements [22] are consistent with Series 50101 of the UT System Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations [23], 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 [24].

Supporting Documents

Footnote Document
[1]UG Catalog Academic Polices and Procedures
PDF Document, 5 Pages, 113.09 KB (catalog1036)
[2]Grad Catalog Appendix I Rules, Regulations, and Statutory Requirements
PDF Document, 4 Pages, 20.66 KB (catalog1033)
[3]Grad Catalog Appendix II Respective Responsibilities of Students and Faculty
PDF Document, 1 Page, 11.22 KB (catalog1034)
[4]Policy Matters for Students Equal Opportunity, Access, Discrimination and Privacy
PDF Document, 1 Page, 12.64 KB (statement1097)
[5]UT Dallas Numbered Policy Memoranda
PDF Document, 2 Pages, 64.38 KB (list1011)
[6]UT Dallas Undergraduate and Graduate Online Catalogs Website
PDF Document, 1 Page, 69.60 KB (catalog1022)
[7]Office of the Dean of Students: Judicial Affairs Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V
PDF Document, 1 Page, 51.11 KB (procedure1030)
[8]UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V, Chapter 46: Speech, Expression, and Assembly
PDF Document, 20 Pages, 63.25 KB (policy1137)
[9]UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V, Chapter 48: Use of University Facilities
PDF Document, 6 Pages, 19.15 KB (policy1139)
[10]UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V, Chapter 49: Student Discipline and Conduct
PDF Document, 18 Pages, 56.14 KB (policy1140)
[11]UT Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures Title V, Chapter 51: Student Grievances Procedures
PDF Document, 3 Pages, 21.80 KB (policy1141)
[12]Schedule of Events, UT Dallas Freshman Orientation, General Schedule
PDF Document, 2 Pages, 111.79 KB (agenda1021)
[13]International Student Guide Book
PDF Document, 84 Pages, 463.83 KB (manual1019)
[14]Printed Student A to Z Guide
PDF Document, 27 Pages, 2.62 MB (publication1015)
[15]Syllabus for hist2331.001.07s taught by Stephen Rabe (rabe)
PDF Document, 7 Pages, 28.01 KB (syl6745)
[16]UT Dallas Student Planner 2007-2008 cover
PDF Document, 1 Page, 116.00 KB (photo1000)
[17]E-mail to UT Dallas student body re: "Annual Notice of Your Rights Under FERPA" - dated 20070212
PDF Document, 3 Pages, 23.52 KB (email1021)
[18]Diagram Academic Senate - Syllabi Templates
PDF Document, 1 Page, 48.53 KB (diagram1023)
[19]Syllabus for ims6310.0g1.07s taught by George Barnes (gbarnes)
PDF Document, 11 Pages, 56.92 KB (syl6470)
[20]Syllabus for atec2383.001.07s taught by Bruce Barnes (dbb041000)
PDF Document, 9 Pages, 40.79 KB (syl8020)
[21]UT Dallas Syllabi Quick Search example
PDF Document, 1 Page, 77.54 KB (chart1112)
[22]UT Dallas Office of Judicial Affairs Homepage - dated 20070725
PDF Document, 1 Page, 49.82 KB (publication1084)
[23]UT Dallas Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents - Student Conduct and Discipline
PDF Document, 11 Pages, 50.21 KB (rule1096)
[24]UT Dallas Judicial Affairs Hearing Policy Website as Outlined in Series 50101
PDF Document, 1 Page, 36.76 KB (statement1358)