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Preparing Your Syllabus & Associated Materials

Policies & Documentation You Should Know

  • Read through the Registrar’s information on FERPA and best practices.
  • Learn more about Campus Life, which is prepared to deal with critical incidents, crisis management, and also oversees University student discipline cases. For additional information, visit the Campus Life website, call 817-257-7926, or email
  • Review the Faculty/Staff Handbook or Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty Resource Manual for questions about policies. Below are some of the recommended policies to familiarize yourself with. (Policies are listed in the order in which they appear in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.)
    • Emergency Actions for Severe Weather
    • Notice of Non-Discrimination & Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
    • Campus Life & Absences
    • Statement on Professional Ethics
    • Academic Responsibilities and Procedures
      • Teaching
      • Attendance Expectations and Official Absence Policy
        Class “Walks”
      • Final Evaluative Exercise Policy
      • End of Semester Study Period
      • Exception to Final Examination and Study Day Policies for Graduating Students
    • Sexual Assault Reporting
    • Procedures for Students with Disabilities