Classroom Protocols, Processes and FAQs for Faculty
outlines safety protocols defining how you and your students should enter and exit classrooms to maintain social distancing.
FAQs for faculty who have a student test COVID-positive & classroom issues
on what to do if a student in your class tests positive for COVID-19 and other questions and answers about classroom issues you may face this term.
Protocols for positive tests or close contact
help guide faculty through the steps they should take if they come in contact with a student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19.
Suggested scripts and a flow chart
to guide you through discussions with students who don’t comply with UTA’s mask protocol.
Infographic-no face covering
has useful information on how to discuss the mask protocol with students, and how to report individuals who are refusing to comply.
FERPA and recording of courses
As a growing number of faculty use online teaching tools, UT System has developed guidance
on FERPA and posting and re-using course recordings, use of webcams, live proctoring and other practices that may raise questions about student privacy.
It is important to note that if students' personally identifiable information such as faces, names, and voice are evident in the recordings, depending on their use, consent may be needed or the recording may need to be edited. Faculty are also reminded to use only UTA approved platforms such as Canvas and Teams to ensure that student and course information is secure.
Academic policy changes in response to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, temporary academic policy changes went effect during the spring 2020 semester. This FAQ
documents those changes for faculty.
For additional information, visit the Faculty FAQ – Fall 2020 webpage and continue to monitor UTA's official COVID-19 webpage for important campus updates.