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Syllabus Institutional Policies
UTA students are encouraged to review these institutional policies and informational sections and reach out to the specific office with any questions.
Observance of Religious Holy Days
A student who misses an examination, work assignment or other project because of an observance of a religious holy day will be given the opportunity to complete the work missed within a reasonable time after the absence provided the student has properly notified each instructor. To meet the proper notification requirements, students must notify each instructor in writing of classes scheduled on the dates they will be absent in observance of a religious holy day.
Notification must be made within the first 15 class days and either personally delivered, acknowledged and dated by the instructor, or sent certified mail, return receipt requested. The student may not be penalized for these excused absences, but the instructor may appropriately respond if the student fails to complete satisfactorily the missed assignment or examination within a reasonable amount of time after the excused absence.
A “religious holy day” means a holy day observed by a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code.
UT Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of all federal equal opportunity legislation, including The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All instructors at UT Arlington are required by law to provide “reasonable accommodations” to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of disability. Students experiencing a range of conditions (Physical, Learning, Chronic Health, Mental Health, and Sensory) that may cause diminished academic performance or other barriers to learning may apply for services and/or accommodations from the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center). It is the responsibility of the student to contact the SAR Center so that eligibility can be determined through an interactive process. Instructors will be provided an official Faculty Notification Letter via the Student Access & Resource Center online services portal stating the approved accommodations. Application for services: https://bachelor.accessiblelearning.com/UTA/
Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disability-based academic accommodations can be found at the SAR Center website or by calling 817.272.3364.
The syllabus is divided between course info and institutional policies. The institutional policies are gathered under one link so it is easier to update them as there are frequent changes by various units around campus-https://resources.uta.edu/provost/course-related-info/institutional-policies.php
Title IX Policy
- Intervene to prevent harmful behavior from continuing or escalating
- Provide support and remedies to students and employees who have experienced harm or have become involved in a Title IX Investigation
- Investigate and discipline violations of the university’s relevant policies.
Faculty members and certain staff members are considered “Responsible Employees” or “Mandatory Reporters,” which means that they are required to report violations of Title IX to the Title IX Coordinator. I am a Responsible Employee and must report any Title IX related incidents that are disclosed in writing, discussion, or one-on-one. Before talking with me, or with any faculty or staff member about a Title IX related incident, be sure to ask whether they are a responsible employee. If you want to speak with someone for support or remedies without making an official report to the university,
For more information about policies, reporting options and resources, visit the Title IX website: www.uta.edu/titleix or contact the Title IX Coordinator Michelle Willbanks at: email@example.com.
Students enrolled all UT Arlington courses are expected to adhere to the UT Arlington Honor Code:
I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.
I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code.
UT Arlington faculty members may employ the Honor Code in their courses by having students acknowledge the honor code as part of an examination or requiring students to incorporate the honor code into any work submitted. Per UT System Regents’ Rule 50101, §2.2, suspected violations of university’s standards for academic integrity (including the Honor Code) will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Violators will be disciplined in accordance with University policy, which may result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the University. Additional information is available at Student Conduct. Faculty are encouraged to discuss plagiarism and share the following library tutorials Copyright & Fair Use: Plagiarism and Acknowledging Sources.
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Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) includes a variety of resources and services to help you maximize your learning and succeed as a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. ASC services include supplemental instruction, peer-led team learning, tutoring, mentoring and TRIO SSS. Academic Success Center services are provided at no additional cost to UTA students. For additional information visit: Academic Success Center. To request disability accommodations for tutoring, please complete this form.