Completion of course evaluations is a mandatory activity and students who fail to complete required evaluations will be referred for a breach of professionalism.
A single episode of failure to complete a required evaluation is considered a breach of minor concern
This is remediated by an informal meeting with the Vice Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs (or designee) to provide feedback and offer guidance about unprofessional behavior followed by a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Professionalism (or designee).
Two episodes of failure to complete a required evaluation is considered a breach of minor to moderate concern
This is remediated by an informal meeting with the Vice Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs (or designee) to provide feedback and offer guidance about unprofessional behavior followed by a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Professionalism (or designee). At this time the student will be reminded that a third episode of failure to complete required course evaluations will be considered a pattern of behavior which indicates a breach of serious concern.
Three episodes of failure to complete a required evaluation is considered a pattern of unprofessional behavior and as such is a breach of serious concern
Alleged breaches of serious concerns are addressed by the Student Evaluations and Promotions Committee, which decides the remedial plan or adverse action. An adverse action includes repetition of the course or academic year, or dismissal. https://med.uth.edu/admissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2022/03/Policy-on-Student-Advancement-and-Appeals.pdf
(Text below is cited from the Policy on Student Professionalism Concerns)
Students with breaches of serious concern are given timely written notification of the pending possible adverse action and notified of the opportunity to meet with and respond to the Student Evaluations and Promotions Committee (SEPC). The notice will contain sufficient details regarding the specific conduct raising professionalism concerns that are the basis for the SEPC’s review, including, where applicable, the date(s), time(s), and location(s) of any alleged conduct and the identity of any other involved parties, if known.
Prior to the SEPC meeting, the student will be invited to meet with a designee from the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs to discuss the process.
The student may submit a written statement detailing any mitigating circumstances that the student contends may have affected their performance. In addition to the written statement, the student may elect to appear in person before the SEPC. The student may be accompanied by an advocate of their choice. The advocate may attend the meeting but may not actively participate or address the SEPC. The student must provide advance written notice of the advocate’s name, address, and telephone number (and in the case of an attorney, a Texas State Bar license number) to the chair of the SEPC at least two (2) business days before the meeting. If the student’s advisor is an attorney, the SEPC shall also request the attendance of a university attorney.
The student will be notified of the meeting date at least five (5) business days before the meeting.
The SEPC will review the cumulative record of the student, all relevant information, and, if applicable, the student’s written statement and response. After deliberation the SEPC, by majority vote, will determine the appropriate remediation or adverse action, if any. After the SEPC reaches a decision, the student will be sent a written notice of the decision within three (3) business days.
If the student is dissatisfied with the decision of the SEPC, they can submit a written appeal to the dean or designee within fourteen (14) business days of receipt of the SEPC decision. The decision of the dean or designee is final. After the dean reaches a decision, the student will be sent a written notice of the decision within fourteen (14) business days.