Common Syllabus Information
This page represents links and information that is explicitly included in all syllabi.
Counseling Services: Counseling Services provides confidential, professional services by staff psychologists, social workers, counselors and psychiatrists to help meet the personal and developmental needs of currently enrolled students. Services include individual brief therapy for personal and educational concerns, couples/relationship counseling, and group therapy on topics such as college adaptation, relationship concerns, sexual orientation, depression and anxiety. Counseling Services also screens for possible learning disabilities and has limited psychiatric services. Visit Counseling Services at http://utsa.edu/counsel/ or call (210) 458-4140 (Main Campus) or (210) 458-2930 (Downtown Campus).
Student Code of Conduct and Scholastic Dishonesty: The Student Code of Conduct is Section B of the Appendices in the Student Information Bulletin. Scholastic Dishonesty is listed in the Student Code of Conduct (Sec. B of the Appendices) under Sec. 203 http://catalog.utsa.edu/policies/administrativepoliciesandprocedures/studentcodeofconduct/
Students with Disabilities: The University of Texas at San Antonio in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provides “reasonable accommodations” to students with disabilities. Only those students who have officially registered with Student Disability Services and requested accommodations for this course will be eligible for disability accommodations. Instructors at UTSA must be provided an official notification of accommodation through Student Disability Services. Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disability-based academic accommodations can be found at www.utsa.edu/disability or by calling Student Disability Services at (210) 458-4157. Accommodations are not retroactive.
Transitory/Minor Medical Issues: In situations where a student experiences a transitory/minor medical condition (e.g. broken limb, acute illness, minor surgery) that impacts their ability to attend classes, access classes or perform tasks within the classroom over a limited period of time, the student should refer to the class attendance policy in their syllabus.
Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental Instruction offers student-led study groups using collaborative learning for historically difficult classes. Supported courses and schedules can be found on the TRC website. You can call the SI office if you have questions or for more information at (210) 458-7251.
Tutoring Services: Tomás Rivera Center (TRC) may assist in building study skills and tutoring in course content. The TRC has several locations at the Main Campus and is also located at the Downtown Campus. For more information, visit the Tutoring Services web page or call (210) 458-4694 on the Main Campus and (210) 458-2838 on the Downtown Campus.
Academic Success Coaching: The Tomas Rivera Center (TRC) Academic Success Coaching Program offers one-on-one study skills assistance through Academic Coaching. Students meet by appointment with a professional to develop more effective study strategies and techniques that can be used across courses. Group workshops are also offered each semester to help students defeat common academic challenges. Find out more information on the TRC Academic Success Coaching website or call (210) 458-4694.
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct: UTSA is committed to providing an environment free from all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If a student has experienced or experiences any of these incidents, know that UTSA has resources to help.
UTSA faculty have the responsibility to create a learning environment that is safe and free from hostility. State and federal law as well as UTSA’s Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP 9.24) require that instructors must report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct they learn about to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. This means that if a student tells their instructor about a situation (including classroom discussions, written work and/or one-on-one meetings) involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, the instructor must report it to the EOS/Title IX Office. Although the faculty member must report the situation, the student will still have options about how their case will be handled, including whether or not they wish to pursue a formal complaint. The university’s goal is to make sure students are aware of the range of options available to them and have access to the resources they need.
If a student wishes to speak to someone confidentially, they can contact any of the following on-campus resources, who are not required to report the incident to the EOS/Title IX Office: (1) Counseling Services at 210-458-4140; (2) Student Health Services at 210-458-4142; or (3) PEACE Center at 210-458-4077.
Campus Safety & Emergency Preparedness: UTSA is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As members of the community, we encourage you to take the following actions to be better prepared in case of an emergency:
- Alerts: Ensure you are signed up for UTSA Alerts through your ASAP.utsa.edu account.
- Emergency Procedures: Read through the emergency response guide on the UTSA Alerts website (www.alerts.utsa.edu)
- Safety App: Download the LiveSafe App on your phone through the Apple store or Google Play; visit the UTSA Alerts website for details.
- Important Numbers: UTSA Police - Emergency: (210) 458-4911; Non-Emergency: (210) 458-4242
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