There are no specific prerequisites for this class. Students are
expected to have graduate standing, or to have received the
instructor's permission to take this class.
In general, the information found
in Code of Conduct is a good guide
on how to conduct yourself in this class. Additional general
information about College of Natural Sciences (CNS) class coursework
and procedures can be found in Vice Provost Laude's
memorandum to the
This course should comply with the requirements of the University and
the State of Texas. Texas House Bill 2504
specifies a number of items regarding course materials and instructor
qualifications: Hunt. In addition, the
material contained in the class webpages are designed to be compliant
with Gretchen Ritter's (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and
Faculty Governance) August 3, 2012,
memorandum. Ritter's memorandum also
addresses issues concerning campus safety and security. Please
familiarize yourself with this information, and let us know if you
believe the class Website does not comply with these requirements.
Any scholastic dishonesty will be referred to the Dean of Students
Office. The following passage is taken from the University of Texas
at Austin Information Handbook for Faculty.
The Discipline Policies Committee believes that in most cases of
scholastic dishonesty the student forfeits the right to credit in that
course, and that a penalty of "F" for the course may be warranted.
In addition to the academic penalties assigned by a faculty member,
the Dean of Students or the hearing officer may assign one or more of
the University discipline penalties listed in the "General
Information" bulletin, Appendix C, Sections 11-501 and 11-502.
Certain types of misconduct, such as a student substituting for
someone else on an exam or having someone substitute for the student,
submitting a purchased term paper, or altering academic records, have
usually involved a penalty of suspension from the University.
As a reminder, the "UT Code of Conduct" is included below, and
on-line where one may find additional information (through additional
links) about what constitutes plagiarism, cheating, etc.
Policies and Procedures of UT Austin may be consulted if you have
The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning,
discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and
responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold
these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect
toward peers and community.
We fully support the University's scholastic honesty policies, and we
will follow the University's policies in the event of any scholastic
dishonesty. If you are ever unsure whether some act would be
considered in violation of the University's policies, do not hesitate
to ask your instructors or other University academic representatives.
Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic
accommodations from the Division of Diversity and Community
Engagement, Services for Students with Disabilities, 512-471-6259,
or follow this link.
A notice regarding accommodations for religious holidays. By UT
Austin policy, you must notify us of your pending absence at least
fourteen days prior to the date of observance of a religious holy day.
If you must miss a class, an examination, a work assignment, or a
project in order to observe a religious holy day, you will be given an
opportunity to complete the missed work within a reasonable time after
The following recommendations regarding emergency evacuation from the
Office of Campus Safety and Security, 512-471-5767, or see the
safety office website.
Occupants of buildings on The University of Texas at Austin campus are
required to evacuate buildings when a fire alarm is activated. Alarm
activation or announcement requires exiting and assembling outside.
Familiarize yourself with all exit doors of each classroom and
building you may occupy. Remember that the nearest exit door may not
be the one you used when entering the building. Students requiring
assistance in evacuation shall inform their instructor in writing
during the first week of class. In the event of an evacuation, follow
the instruction of faculty or class instructors. Do not re-enter a
building unless given instructions by the following: Austin Fire
Department, The University of Texas at Austin Police Department, or
Fire Prevention Services office.
Information about emergency
evacuation routes and emergency procedures is available.