School of Social Work Faculty and Staff:

The Office of Student Success exists to support the
academic and professional success of our students. At times, their progress may
be impeded by behaviors considered below standard
. The list
that follows contains professional standards we expect students to demonstrate in the
classroom, in the field and in communication with others. These include the standards
of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, the Code of
Conduct prescribed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, the
UTA Code of Conduct and Honor Code, and the School of Social Work
Professional Standards. Additionally, as stated in the Code of Conduct for
UTA, “all students are expected and required to obey federal, state,
and local laws, to comply with the Regents' Rules and Regulations,
with The University of Texas System and institutional rules and regulations,
with directives issued by an administrative official of the UT System or
institution in the course of his or her authorized duties, and to observe
standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.” These Codes and
Standards, therefore, serve as criteria for students' behavior during
classes, volunteer work, and field practicum work while at UTA. For
the purpose of this form, these standards are organized and operationalized
around behavior, self-disclosure/awareness, communication, and emotional and
mental abilities. Within each category are listed areas of concern which may indicate
that a student is unable, or unwilling, to follow the aforementioned
Professional Standards. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and may
be amended by faculty as needed.

This evaluation requires your
professional appraisal of the student in your course, in the field or in communications
with others, whose conduct and/or communication are of concern relative to
his/her progress and potential in the classroom, field, or profession. By
documenting the student’s demonstrated indicators of concern, you are providing
the Office of Student Success with an opportunity to know your concerns,
support your efforts to intervene, address the areas of concern directly with
the student, and determine possible patterns of unprofessional
conduct/communication that may be occurring in other classes, in the field or
in the profession. 

Once submitted to the Coordinator of
the Office of Advising and Student Success, this form will be used to determine an
appropriate course of action. Information disclosed during student meetings
with faculty, program directors, or school administrators can be shared as
appropriate if the information raises concerns about professional performance.   

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