IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY & COURSE POLICIES

Students with Disabilities

ADA support is available to you. UTEP’s Captioning Policy and Procedure: “UTEP relies on administrators, faculty and staff to provide equal access to all programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. The University is committed to adhering to the requirements of Sections 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals who are deaf or have a hearing loss may require accommodations and/or modifications to course materials and/or other University communications” From Center for Accommodations and Support Services/ Division of Student Affairs.


If you require an accommodation or additional support, I would like to meet with you in the privacy of my office during the first week of class to be sure you are properly accommodated. Please bring appropriate documentation from the Center for Accommodations and Support Services https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/cass/


The University of Texas at El Paso Title IX (Sexual Harassment) Statement: The University of Texas at El Paso (“University”) is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that are federally funded. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated; sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and/or dating violence. 

The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex. It protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination. This commitment to non-discrimination applies to both employment in and admission to such programs and activities. Title IX also applies to issues of program equity such as in athletics and sexual harassment and sexual violence. Ms. Sandy Vasquez is UTEP’S Title IX Coordinator.  Her office is located at Kelly Hall 302, 915-747-5662 and svasquez@utep.eduor eoaa@utep.edu.


Office Hours: Please note my regular office hours above. You also can arrange to see me at other times that are mutually convenient. Office hours belong to you just as much as our class time. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of my availability and the help I am ready to offer. If you need to contact me outside of class time or office hours, it is best to communicate with me by email.


Grade Protests: A student wishing to protest an assignment or a final course grade must first try to resolve any disagreement with the instructor. 


Please submit a professional report (minimum one page, single-spaced) explaining the reasoning behind your ‘grade protest.’ You should offer substantial evidence supporting your argument clearly. After you submit this formal report for me to review, I will contact you via email to inform you about the progress of your grade protest, which might include me making the necessary changes or setting up a meeting to discuss the further details. It is vital for us to remain respectful to one another in this process.


If unable to reach a resolution, the student may follow the procedures listed under "Grade Grievance."https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/dean-of-students-office/resources/grade-grievance.html


The University Writing Center (UWC):

The University Writing Center (UWC) is located on the second floor of the UTEP library in Room227 and offers free one-on-one writing assistance for students. Online tutoring is also available. Graduate and undergraduate tutors work with writers on projects for a wide variety of classes and provide help during all parts of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. Meetings with tutors are on a first-come, first-served basis, but you may also make appointments with specific tutors. Some tutors are bilingual Spanish and English speakers. Tutors will not edit your paper for you, and you are the one ultimately responsible for the work you submit and the grade you earn. Visit the website to learn more or to sign up for online or face to face tutoring, and be sure to request tutoring well before a deadline: http://uwc.utep.edu/

 

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