Policy Category: Academic Affairs

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an intentional process that involves a collaborative partnership between the student and the academic advisor. Successful advising is a shared responsibility that will equip students with knowledge and tools to make responsible decisions and to enable them to identify and achieve their educational and career goals. Actual advising activities will depend on… Read more »

Academic Conduct Policy

In order to encourage and preserve the honor, traditions and integrity of the academic community, Texas Christian University expects that students will adopt and maintain the highest standards of personal and scholarly conduct. Faculty members are encouraged to remind stu­dents in their classes of this written statement of policies and procedures developed by the University… Read more »

Academic Conduct Policy Details

An academic community requires the highest stan­dards of honor and integrity in all of its participants if it is to fulfill its mission. In such a community, faculty, students and staff are expected to maintain high standards of aca­demic conduct. The purpose of this policy is to make all aware of these expectations. Additionally, the… Read more »

Academic Misconduct

Any act that violates the spirit of the academic con­duct policy is considered academic misconduct. Specific examples include, but are not limited to: Cheating Includes, but is not limited to: Copying from another student’s test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files and listings. Using in any academic exercise or academic setting, material and/or… Read more »

Academic Problems

Feel free to talk with your professor about any problems you may have with a course. It is usually best to make an appointment to see him/her in an office rather than trying to get an answer to a question or to take care of a problem between classes. Faculty members are expected to provide… Read more »

Attendance Expectations and Official Absence Policy

Students frequently ask, “What do I do when I miss a class?” The University’s policy on class attendance is clear and straightforward. Regular and punctual class attendance is essential, and no assigned work is summar­ily excused because of absence, no matter what the cause. Records of class attendance are the responsibility of the faculty, and… Read more »

Disruptive Classroom Behavior and Lack of Academic Progress Policy

Disruptive behavior is prohibited. Disruptive be­havior includes but is not limited to conduct that interferes with or obstructs the teaching or learning process. Civil ex­pression of disagreement with the course instructor, during times when the instructor permits discussion, is not itself disruptive behavior and is not prohibited. When any student, acting individually or in concert… Read more »

Grade Appeal

Preconditions for a Formal Grade Appeal In the event a student questions the appropriateness of a grade assigned for a course or the results of another critical component of a degree requirement (e.g. oral exam, juried exhibition, thesis.) the student must first discuss the matter with the faculty member(s) or thesis committee members (as appropriate)…. Read more »

Student Evaluation of Teaching

Affirming that the instruction of students is the first purpose of the University and the prime responsibility of every faculty member, the University requires that all faculty members provide students in their classes with the opportunity to formally evaluate instruction in accordance with established procedures. Such evaluation provides ben­eficial information to the faculty member for… Read more »