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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 1999-2000 BULLETIN OF lHE UNIVERSITY OFTEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO USPS #982940 VOLUME xvm APRIL 1999 NUMBER 4 Published five times ayear (one issue in February, one issue in March, two issues in April, and one issue in September) by The University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Admissions and Registrar 6900 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78149-0616. Periodicals Postage Paid at San Antonio, Texas POSTMASTER: Send address changes to BULLETIN OF THE UNNERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO Office of Admissions and Registrar 6900 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78249 The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and The University of Texas at San Antonio or The University of Texas System. This catalog is a general information publication, and it does not contain all regulations that relate to students. The University of Texas at San Antonio reserves the right to withdraw courses at any ~ time and to change fees, tuition, rules, calendar, curriculum, degree programs, degree 1 requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirement affecting students. 1 The policies, regulations, and procedures stated in this catalog are subject to Change. without prior notice, and changes become effective whenever the appropriate authorities so determine and may apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. University policies are required to be consistent with policies adopted by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and are in compliance with state and federal laws. STUDENTS ARE HELD INDIVIDUALLYRESPONSmLE FOR MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS AS DETERMINED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO AND THE UNIVERSITYOFTEXAS SYSTEM. FAILURE TO READ AND COMPLY WITH POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES WILL NOT EXEMPT A STUDENT FROMWHATEVERPENALTIES HE OR SHE MAY INCUR. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. 1. Calendarandlnfonnation 5 Calendar 9 Information Directory 11 Maps 12 Administration 14 2. AboutUTSA 17 History, Mission, and Organization 21 Administrative Policies and Services 24 Cantpus Resources 36 Student Life 41 Health and Counseling 43 Research Organizations 46 3. Tuition, Fees, Charges, and Deposits 51 Tuition and Fee Change 55 Methods of Payment : 55 Payment and Refund Policies 56 Procedural Fees 63 Semester Fees 64 Fees for Resource Use fB Penalty Fees 72 4. Admission 75 Philosophy 79 Classifications and Requirements 79 Application Dates 88 Admission Procedures 89 Admission Review and Appeal Process 89 Readmission 90 Admission to Special Progrants (in addition to UTSA Admission) 90 5. GeneralAcademicRegulations 93 Registration Procedures I:J7 Records and Classification of Students 101 Courses 103 Grades 104 Academic Standing III Scholastic Dishonesty 112 6. Bachelor's Degree Regulations 115 Degree Requirements 119 Minors 127 . Transferring Courses 127 Enrollment in Graduate Courses 130 Graduati on 131 7. Undergraduate Program Requirements and Course Descriptions 133 College of Business 141 Division of Accounting and Information Systems 144 Division of Economics and Finance 153 Division of Management and Marketing 167 College of Fine Arts and Humanities 189 Division of Architecture and Interior Design 191 Division of English, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication 204 Division ofF oreign Languages 233 Division of Music 259 Division of Visual Arts 278 College of Sciences and Engineering 285 Division of Computer Science 287 Division of Earth and Physical Sciences ~.294 Division of Engineering 322 Division of Life Sciences 344 Division of Mathematics and Statistics 362 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 373 Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences 375 Division of Bicultural- Bilingual Studies 410 Division of Education 418 Division of Social and Policy Sciences 460 University Honors Program 508 Preprofessional Courses of Study in Law, Medicine, or Business 510 Appendix: Faculty 513 Index 535 1. CALENDAR AND INFORMATION Calendar 9 Information Directory 11 Maps 12 Administration 14 April 12-August 23 June 1 August 30 September 6 September 15 November 25-27 December 6 December 11-17 NovemberS-December 30 and January6-10 December 1, 1999 January 17 January 18 February 1 March 13-18 March 24 May 1 May 6-12 UNDERGRADUATE *FALL SEMESTER 1999 Registration. Tuesday. International student admission application deadline. Tuesday. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement for students who have been academically dismissed a second or subsequent time. Thursday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide supporting documents. Monday. Classes begin. Monday. Labor Day Holiday. Wednesday. Census Date. Last day to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose credit/no-credit grading option; drop an individual course and receive a refund. Deadline for degree candidates to apply for graduation. Friday. Last day to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W." Thursday-Saturday. Thanksgiving Holidays. Monday. Last day to withdraw from all classes. Saturday-Friday. Final examinations. Friday. International student admission application deadline for Spring 1999. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement for students who have been academically dismissed a second or subsequent time. Registration. Wednesday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide supporting documents. Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Tuesday. Classes begin. Monday. Deadline for degree candidates to apply for graduation. Wednesday. Census Date. Last day to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose credit/no-credit grading option; drop an individual course and receive a refund. Monday-Saturday. Spring Break. Friday. Last day to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W." Monday. Last day to withdraw from all classes. Saturday-Friday. Final examinations. ·For the most current and detailed calendar of semester events, see the Schedule of Classes for each semester. Aprillo-May 24 May I May31 July 4 July 6 July 11 Wednesday. International student admission application deadline for the Summer Semester. Wednesday. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement for students who have been academically dismissed a second or subsequent time. Registration for all summer terms. Monday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide supporting documents for the Summer Semester. Wednesday. Classes begin for first five-week and 10-week terms. Monday. Census Date. Last day in the first five-week and 1O-week terms to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose credit/no-creditgrading option; drop an individual course and receive a refund. Thursday. Deadline for degree candidates to apply for graduation. Tuesday. Last day for students enrolled in the first five-week term to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W." Tuesday. Last day to withdraw from all classes for the first five-week term. Monday and Wednesday. Final examinations for courses in the first five-week term. Tuesday. Independence Day Holiday. Thursday. Classes begin for second five-week term. Tuesday. Census Date. Last day in the second five-week term to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose credit/no-credit grading option; drop an individual course and receive a refund. Wednesday. Last day for students enrolled in the 10-week term to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W." Wednesday. Last day for students enrolled in the second five-week term to drop an individual course or withdraw from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W." Tuesday. Last day to withdraw from all classes for the 10- week and second five-week terms. Tuesday-Wednesday. Final examinations for courses in the 1O-week and second five-week terms. 'For the most current and detailed calendar of semester events, see the Schedule of Classes for each semester. Requests for information should be directed to the offices below. The University's address is The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249. The main telephone number is (210) 458-4011. Academic Advisement Declared majors College Deans Undeclared majors Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success New and transfer students Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success Academic Degree Programs and Courses College Deans Admission Undergraduate Director of Admissions and Registrar Graduate Dean of Graduate Studies Career Planning Director of Career Services Changes in Enrollment Office of Admissions and Registrar Continuing Education Director of Extended Education Credit by Examination Testing Services Degree Application Office of Admissions and Registrar Financial Aid, Loans, or Scholarships Office of Student Financial Aid Financial Matters Business Manager General Information Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success Health Services Student Health Services International Students Office ofInternational Programs Parking University Police Placement Service Teacher Director, Office of Teacher Advising, Certification, and Placement Nonteacher Director of Career Services Psychological Counseling Director of Counseling Center Recreational Activities Director of Athletics Refunds Business Manager Registration Office of Admissions and Registrar Residency Office of Admissions and Registrar Student Activities Director of Student Activities Student Employment Office of Student Financial Aid, Director of Student Employment and Internships Student Services, General Vice President for Student Affairs Students with Disabilities Coordinator of Disability Services Teacher Certification Program Director, Office of Teacher Advising, Certification, and Placement Transfer of Credit Office of Admissions and Registrar Transcripts Office of Admissions and Registrar Veterans Affairs Office of Veterans Certification Withdrawal from the University Office of Admissions and Registrar c...:, VJ > '0 '0 '0 IN000 c: '0"- .(.l.), ~ '0"- 0: a(l) na '0"" (JQ TrnI 0 a: 0< () 0 () .Drn <D 1. 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Evans, Chairman Tom Loeffier, Vice Chairman Rita Crocker Clements, Vice Chairman Francie A. Frederick, Executive Secretary MEMBERS TERMS EXPIRE FEBRUARY 1,2001 Dallas Midland San Antonio Houston Tyler Laredo EIPaso Houston Houston THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES Office of the President Ricardo Romo President Elizabeth T. Mitchell Affirmative Action Officer and Policy Analyst Rodolpho Sandoval Associate Vice President for Administration Office ofthe Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Guy H. Bailey Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs David R. Johnson Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs Rosalie N. Ambrosino Assoicate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies Jeanne C. Reesman Interim Dean of Graduate Studies James Almazan Interim AssociateVice President for Research Jesse T. Zapata Associate Provost for the UTSA Downtown Campus Office ofthe Vice President for Business Affairs David R. Larson Vice President for Business Affairs Ernest DeWinne Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs Jeffrey W. Noyes Associate Vice President for Information Technology Jose Gerardo (Lalo) Gomez Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations and Planning Ysabel D. Trinidad Associate Vice President for Business Affairs Jude Valdez Vice President for Extended Services 1. Terri Leal Executive Director for Assessment and Institutional Analysis Norma S. Guerra Executive Director of Human Resources Management and Development Office ofthe Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia A. Graham Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Richard S. Reynolds Interim Associate Vice President for Student Life John H. Brown Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services Ronald D. Hedrick Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office of the Vice President for University Advancement RobertBurdick Interim Vice President for University Advancement Institute of Texan Cultures RexH. Ball Executive Director College of Business James F. Gaertner Dean James E. Groff Associate Dean Martha A. Fasci Associate Dean for the UTSA Downtown Campus Daniel R. Hollas Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Marshall K. Pitman Interim Director, Division of Accounting and Information Systems Lila 1. Flory-Truett Director, Division of Economics and Finance Jerome P. Keating Interim Director, Division of Management and Marketing College of Fine Arts and Humanities Alan E. Craven Dean John A. Stoler Associate Dean John D. Vander Weg Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Richard Tangum Director, Division of Architecture and Interior Design Linda T. Woodson Director, Division of English, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication Santiago Daydi- Tolson Director, Division of Foreign Languages Clarence J. Stuessy Director, Division of Music James A. Broderick Director, Division of Visual Arts College of Sciences and Engineering Weldon W. Hammond, Jr. Interim Dean Lawrence R. Williams Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Vacant Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Richard F. Sincovec Director, Division of Computer Science Eric R. Swanson Interim Director, Division of Earth and Physical Sciences Lex A. Akers Director, Division of Engineering Joe L. Martinez, Jr. Director, Division of Life Sciences Raymond R. Baird Interim Director, Division of Mathematics and Statistics College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dwight F. Henderson Dean Richard Lewis, Jr. Associate Dean Bertha Perez Associate Dean for the UTSA Downtown Campus Dorothy A. Flannagan Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Daniel R. Gelo Interim Director, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences Robert D. Milk Director, Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Christopher A. Borman Director, Division of Education Francisco Durand Interim Director, Division of Social and Policy Sciences 2. ABOUTUTSA History, Mission, and Organization 21 History 21 Mission 21 Organization 22 UTSA Downtown Campus 23 Accreditation 23 Administrative Policies and Services 24 Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents 24 Academic Advisement 24 Hazing 25 Disciplinary Actions 26 Solicitation and Distribution of Materials 26 Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act 27 UTSA Student Graduation Rate 27 Student Grievances 28 Financial Aid 28 Satisfactory Academic Progress 29 Scholarship Office 31 Competitive Scholarships 31 Veterans Assistance 32 Identification Cards 32 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 32 Directory Information 33 Access to File 34 Challenge to Record 34 Copies 35 Complaints 35 Students with Disabilities 35 Lost and Found 36 Campus Resources 36 UTSA Libraries 36 Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success 36 Center for Academic Technology 37 Office of Extended Education " 38 Office of International Programs 38 Office of Study Abroad 38 Exchange Programs 38 Office of Multicultural Programs 39 Disability Services 39 UTSA Art Gallery 39 UTSA Bookstore 40 Campus Dining 40 Information Technology (Computing Resources) 40 University Network 40 Academic Computing 40 Administrative Computing 41 Distance Education 41 Telephone System 41 Student Life 41 University Center 41 Student Leadership and Activities 42 UTSA Alumni Association 42 Intercollegiate Athletics 42 Intramural and Recreational Activities 42 Living Accommodations 43 Health and Counseling 43 Student Health Services 43 Counseling Services 44 New Student Programs 44 Testing Services 45 Career Services 45 Teacher Placement Service 46 Research Organizations 46 Institute for Music Research (IMR) 46 Institute for Studies in Business (ISB) 46 Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute 47 Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) 47 Center for Water Research 47 Center for Archaeological Research 48 Center for Learning Development and Research in Education 48 Center for the Study of Women and Gender 49 Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE) 49 Hispanic Research Center 49 Institute of Texan Cultures 50 HISTORY, MISSION, AND ORGANIZATION UTSA celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1994. It was created by a mandate from the 6lst Texas Legislature on June 5, 1969, to be a university of the first class offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees "as are customarily offered at leading American universities." The first class of 671 graduate students was admitted in June 1973; upper-division undergraduates were admitted in September 1975; and lower-division undergraduates were admitted in June 1976. The first commencement ceremony was in August 1974. The UTSA Alumni Association was formed in 1978. UTSA received full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 1976. UTSA's first endowed professorship was established in 1981 in the life sciences. The first endowed chair was established in 1985 in the College of Business. The UTSA Honors Program was initiated in September 1985. UTSA now has 52 undergraduate degree programs, 36 master's degree programs, and 3 doctoral degree programs. With the support ofthe South Texas Border Initiative, UTSA will be introducing several new programs at each level during the next few years. Ninety-eight percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their fields. Forty-one UTSA faculty have won Fulbright Fellowships to teach and conduct research in foreign countries. UTSA is in the top 30 percent of public universities in the state in research expenditures. UTSA is one of the fastest-growing universities in the state. The Fall 1998 enrollment was 18,397, and it is projected to reach over 20,000 by the year 2000. UTSA's growth in Hispanic students places it in the top five of all Hispanic-serving public universities in the continental United States. The UTSA Downtown Campus opened in 1997. Space on both campuses now totals almost 2 million square feet. A Wellness Center and a third building at the UTSA Downtown Campus are being constructed, and plans are under way for an additional academic building. UTSA, a comprehensive public metropolitan university, is committed to freedom of inquiry and the creation of an environment in which people can teach, discover, learn, and enrich themselves and their community. Through its instructional, research, and public service programs, UTSA seeks to fulfill its mission, serve the needs of the multicultural population of San Antonio and the South Texas region both at UTSA and the UTSA Downtown Campus, and emphasize programs that contribute to the technological, economic, and cultural development of the city, region, and state. UTSA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. It also 22 / About UTSA seeks to offer other appropriate doctoral programs in selected fields. The University offers students the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their chosen fields. In addition, UTSA provides the opportunity for all undergraduates to develop into truly educated individuals by mastering the newly redefined Core Curriculum. UTSA provides access to its various degree programs to a broad constituency at multiple sites and maintains rigorous academic standards in requirements for successful completion of its programs. Through flexible scheduling, varied course offerings, and student support services, UTSA encourages attendance by both traditional and nontraditional students. UTSA emphasizes a balance of excellent teaching, research and creative activities, and scholarship. To this end, UTSA recruits and retains faculty who exemplify this balance and encourages faculty to engage in public service activities appropriate to their academic fields. UTSA encourages and facilitates multidisciplinary instruction, research, and public service efforts through its administrative structure, degree programs, and personnel policies. Through its broad research efforts, UTSA adds to the knowledge base through basic research and applies that knowledge to today's problems through applied research. UTSA seeks to facilitate the transfer of research findings into the work environment through continuingeducationand graduate-levelprograms for maintainingand upgrading specialized skills of professionals employed in San Antonio and South Texas. UTSA seeks to enrich the cultural environment of the University and the community through its fine arts and humanities programming. UTSA is a component institution of The University of Texas System. Governance of the University is vested in the nine-member Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, whose members are appointed biennially by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for six-year, staggered terms. The Board of Regents delegates administrative authority to the Chancellor of The University of Texas System. The administrative authority of each component institution, such as UTSA, is in turn delegated to the President of that component. The President at UTSA is assisted by a staff including a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, a Vice President for Business Affairs, a Vice President for Student Affairs, a Vice President for University Advancement, and an Executive Director of the Institute of Texan Cultures. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides the President with advice and counsel on academic matters, acts as a liaison between the Office of the President and faculty committees concerned with academic affairs, and has direct responsibility for the development, administration, and quality of all academic programs, the administration of the academic budget, development and implementation of academic policy, and all matters directly affecting faculty. The Associate Provost for the UTSA Downtown Campus has the responsibility for coordinating the development and delivery of the University's academic program at the UTSA Downtown Campus. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog The Vice President for Business Affairs provides the President with advice and counsel on fiscal affairs and has direct responsibility for the business operation of the University, including operation ofthe Physical Plant, Information Technology, University Police, General Services, the Business Manager's Office, and Institutional Analysis. This officer is also responsible for budget preparation and analysis, contract and grant administration, and personnel administration. The VicePresident for Extended Services has responsibility for development ofUTSA's extended education programs and for the University's business assistance centers. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for overseeing student affairs and enrollment management and for providing advice to administrators on all aspects of student activities at UTSA. The Vice President for University Advancement is responsible for all areas of advancement, including development, communications, and alumni affairs within the academic colleges and coordination with the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. The Executive Director of the Institute of Texan Cultures is responsible for the administration and management of all institute programs, activities, and exhibits; leadership in educational programming and content production; dissemination of historical and cultural information to the public and schools; development and management of volunteer programs; and fund-raising. The UTSA Downtown Campus has been in operation since January 1994 at its temporary Cypress Tower location and since 1997 at its permanent site on Durango Boulevard. Its mission is to offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in historically underserved areas; provide professional development and career advancement for adult learners; identify solutions for rapidly changing public sector needs; provide management and technical assistance for business entrepreneurs; foster expansion of the region's economic infrastructure; support technological and international growth; provide research and service to support teachers and transform schools; conduct public policy research; foster urban design creativity; and enhance cultural enrichment opportunities. The Downtown Campus offers the Core Curriculum and programs or components of programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of fields. A broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses are provided in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, education, and business. The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone (404) 679-4501) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. A student at UTSA neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship. Compliance is expected with both the penal and civil statutes of the state and federal governments, the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the policies and procedures of the University. All students of UTSA are subject to the rules and regulations governing student conduct and discipline as set out in Part One, Chapter VI of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, the Handbook of Operating Procedures, and the Student Guide to UTSA. The Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, the Handbook of Operating Procedures, and the Student Guide to UTSA have full force and effect as they concern all UTSA students. The Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents and the Handbook of Operating Procedures may be consulted in the offices of the President, the Vice Presidents, and the Deans, in the UTSA Library, and on the Internet. The Student Guide to UTSA is available from the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life. All new and transfer freshman students (under 30 semester credit hours accepted by UTSA) must receive academic advisement in the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success unless they have been accepted into the Honors Program or are scholarship athletes. Honors students will be advised by the director of the University Honors Program, and scholarship athletes will be advised by the academic counselor in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Undeclared/undecided majors with 3~5 semester credit hours of coursework are offered advising in the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success (TRC) but are not required to be advised. New students entering UTSA with less than 30 semester credit hours may immediately declare a major or may elect to remain undeclared/undecided. After the first 30 semester credit hours, students will normally select majors and obtain advisement in the divisions or colleges that offer their major programs. Some programs encourage an early declaration of major, while others require one at a later point. Effective Fall 1998, all students must have taken the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) or an institutionally approved alternative test before enrolling in college-level courses. All students with TASP deficiencies (a failure to pass the math, reading, or writing test sections) are required to complete their registration in TRC each semester they attend UTSA until they pass the TASP. Students with TASP deficiencies are required by state law to be enrolled in and to satisfactorily attend and participate in a university developmental education program. Students who have failed one or more sections ofthe TASP and have satisfactorily completed a developmental education program between the two testing dates in the specific section of failure can then be enrolled through the TRC in a college-level course in the TASP-applicable section. Hazing State law (§§ 37.151 through 37.157, Texas Education Code) defines hazing as "any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in an organization." • any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other activity that subjects a student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of a student any activity involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism; that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation; that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student from entering or remaining registered in an educational institution; or that may reasonably be expected to cause a student to leave the organization or the institution rather than submit to acts described in this subdivision any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task that involves a violation of the Penal Code. Under state law, individuals or organizations engaging in hazing could be subject to fines and charged with a criminal offense. According to the statute, a person commits a hazing offense by engaging in hazing by soliciting, directing, encouraging, aiding, or attempting to aid another in engaging in hazing by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly allowing hazing to occur by failing to report in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Life firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident is planned or has occurred. The fact that a person consented to or acquiesced in a hazing activity is not a defense under the hazing law. The penalty for failure to report hazing activities is a fine not to exceed'$2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both. Penalties for other hazing offenses vary according to the severity of the injury that results; they range from individual fines of $4,000 and/or up to one year in j ail to individual fines of up to $10,000 and/or a state jail term of not less than 180 days or more than two years. Organizational penalties include fines of not less than $5,000 or more than $10,000. If the organizational hazing activity resulted in personal injury, property damage, or other loss, the penalty is a fine of not less than $5,000 or more than double the amount lost or expenses incurred because of the injury, damage, or loss. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog 26 / About UTSA In an effort to encourage reporting of hazing incidents, the law grants immunity from civil or criminal liability to any person who reports a specific hazing event to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, and immunizes that person from participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from that report. State law does not affect or in any way restrict the right of UTSA to enforce its own rules against hazing, and the University may take disciplinary action for conduct that constitutes hazing regardless of whether public authorities prosecute students under state law. Part One, Chapter VI, § 3.28 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents provides that hazing with or without the consent of the student whether on or off campus is prohibited, and a violation of that prohibition renders both the person inflicting the hazing and the person submitting to the hazing subject to discipline. Initiations or activities by organizations may include no feature that is dangerous, harmful, or degrading to the student, and a violation of this prohibition renders both the organization and participating individuals subject to discipline. A student who has engaged in conduct that violates a rule, regulation, or administrative order ofUTSA may have anyone or more of the actions listed below imposed (Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents). The disciplinary actions assessed in a particular case will be dependent upon the nature ofthe conduct involved, the circumstances and conditions that existed at the time the student engaged in such conduct, and the results that followed as a natural sequence of such conduct. For further explanation of each of the following actions, see the Student Guide to UTSA. disciplinary warning disciplinary probation withholding grades, official transcript, or degree bar against readmission or drop from current enrollment and bar against readmission restitution suspension of rights and privileges failing grade suspension expulsion educational programs revocation of degree, denial of degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma deferral of penalty other penalty as deemed appropriate under the circumstances No individual, group, association, or corporation may use the grounds, buildings, or facilities owned or controlled by any component institution or by the System, except as permitted by the provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents and approved institutional rules and regulations. The term "solicitation" means the sale, lease, rental, or offer for sale, lease, or rental of any property, product, merchandise, publication, or service, whether for immediate or future delivery; an oral statement or the distribution or display of printed material, merchandise, or products that is designed to encourage the purchase, use, or rental of any property, UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog product, merchandise, publication, or service; the oral or written appeal or request to support or join an organization other than a registered student, faculty, or staff organization; the receipt of or request for any gift or contribution; or the request to support or oppose or to vote for or against a candidate, issue, or proposition appearing on the ballot at any election held pursuant to state or federal law or local ordinances. Exceptions to the prohibition include, but are not limited to, collection of members hip dues by faculty, staff, or student organizations and approved fund-raising performed by registered organizations. In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (20 U.S.C., § 1092(a), (e), and (t), as amended), UTSA collects specified information on campus crime statistics, campus security policies, and institutional completion or graduation rates. Pursuant to the federal law, alleged victims of violent crime are entitled to know the results of campus student disciplinary proceedings concerning the alleged perpetrators. UTSA will make timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to students and employees and reported to campus police or local police agencies. Every September, UTSA publishes and distributes a report of campus security policies and crime statistics to all current students and employees, provides copies of the report to applicants for enrollment or employment upon request, and submits a copy of the report to the Secretary of Education upon request. The annual campus crime statistics report references crimes that occur on property owned or controlled by UTSA and may be supplemented by listing crimes that occur off campus in buildings or property owned or controlled by student organizations that are registered by UTSA, when such statistics are available from local police departments. The annual security report contains UTSA's policy regarding sex-related offenses, including sexual assault prevention programs, education programs to promote awareness of sex offenders, administrative disciplinary procedures and sanctions for offenders, and counseling and student services for victims. UTSA serves undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range ofbackgrounds. Some undergraduate students are recent high school graduates; others are completing a degree after pursuing other goals. Some students work full- or part-time and extend their education over a longer period of time, and some students enroll in classes for personal or professional enrichment but choose not to pursue a degree. For the portion of UTSA's students who began their first semester of attendance at UTSA in Fall 1987 as first-time freshmen enrolled full-time as degree-seeking students, the graduation rate within a six-year period was 41.7 percent. This percentage includes students who transferred to another college to complete their studies. This percentage is not likely to include students who may have subsequently decided to attend college part-time rather than full-time, extending their education over a longer time period; nor does it likely include students who later chose to become non-degree-seeking students. Additionally, not considered in the calculation of this graduation rate are students who initially enrolled at UTSA as part-time students, who transferred 28 / About UTSA to UTSA to complete their degrees after attending elsewhere, or who attended for reasons other than to obtain a degree. UTSA students may need to pursue questions or concerns involving academic or nonacademic aspects of student life. General grievance procedures are set forth below. Students may consult with the Office of Student Life if additional information is needed concerning the pursuit of any grievance. A student with a grade grievance should refer to the Grade Grievance Procedure section in the General Academic Regulations chapter of this catalog. A student grievance may involve a UTSA employee or other students. A student with a grievance involving a University employee should first seek to resolve the problem with the employee. If the matter cannot be resolved with the employee, the grievance can be forwarded to the employee's supervisor. A student who believes another student has violated the Student Code of Conduct may institute a proceeding against a student by filing a complaint with the Office of Student Life. In conflict situations that do not require a criminal or student conduct response, it is recommended that students pursue resolution of their conflict in the Problem Solving! Conflict Resolution office. The Office of Student Financial Aid administers programs to assist students in financing an education at UTSA. Financial aid programs for undergraduate students include Federal or State Work Study, Texas Public Education-State Student Incentive Grants, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Perkins Student Loans, Federal Family Education Loan programs (FFELP), and various scholarships. A yearly determination of eligibility and financial need is required for most forms of financial aid. To be considered for financial aid, a student must 1. be officially admitted to UTSA 2. file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 3. meet deadlines set by the Office of Student Financial Aid 4. not be in default on any Title IV, REA loan made for attendance at any institution 5. not owe a refund on any Title IV, REA grant received for attendance at any institution 6. make satisfactory academic progress as required to fulfill federal requirements for financial aid eligibility (see Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy below) 7. be classified by the Office of Admissions and Registrar as a degree-seeking student. Students enrolling at midyear (transfer students, graduate students, and students who have been absent from UTSA for one or more semesters) must submit a financial aid transcript from the institution they attended the previous fall semester, whether or not they received financial aid. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Students who are not U.S. citizens must provide proof of eligibility. Students selected for "verification" by the Department of Education during the processing of the FAFSA application will be asked for additional documentation. This information must be provided to remain eligible for aid. To receive state and federal financial aid, male students 18 years of age and older must be registered with the Selective Service or must supply a statement of exemption. Satisfactory Academic Progress The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, mandates that institutions of higher education establish a standard of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving financial aid. This standard applies to a student's entire academic history at UTSA, as well as attendance at other postsecondary schools regardless of whether Title IV aid was received. Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress determines a student's eligibility for financial aid only while he or she is attending UTSA. I. Definitions. The following definitions are applicable to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at UTSA: • Academic year: Two long semesters plus the Summer Semester. • Full-time enrollment: Enrollment in at least 12 semester credit hours in both long semesters and the entire Summer Semester. • Three-quarter-time enrollment: Enrollment in 9 to 11 semester credit hours in both long semesters and the entire Summer Semester. • Half-time enrollment: Enrollment in 6 to 8 semester credit hours in both long semesters and the entire Summer Semester. • Incremental progress: Completion of required hours in a given year. The Office of Student Financial Aid determines the hours a student must complete by the end of each academic year based on the enrollment status on the University's official census date. To determine these hours, a student should calculate the total number of hours he or she takes in an academic year. For example, if a student enrolls for 10 semester credit hours in the first long semester (row 2) and 13 hours in the second long semester (column 3), 21 hours must be completed (the intersection of row 2 and column 3). Second Long Semester Enrollment (Hours) 6-8 9 or more 12 or more First Long 6-8 12 15 18 Semester 9-11 15 18 21 Enrollment (Hours) 12 or more 18 21 24 Note: The Satisfactory Academic Progress policy does apply on a semester basis according to enrollment status. 30/ About urSA 2. Satisfactory academic progress. In order to be considered making satisfactory academic progress, a full-time student must • Maintain 2.0 or higher UTSA cumulative grade-point average. • Complete the minimum number of hours required, as outlined in the table above. • Complete bachelor's degree within five academic years of full-time study. Financial aid probation. Undergraduate students who do not meet the definition of Satisfactory Academic Progress can be placed on financial aid probation for any of the following reasons: • UTSA cumulative grade-point average drops below 2.0. • 1-6 semester credit hours deficient of incremental progress requirements. • Accumulated attempted hours equal to or greater than 1.25 times the number of hours required by student's degree program. Financial aid termination. Financial aid for undergraduate students who are seriously below the Satisfactory Academic Progress standard for any of the following reasons will be terminated: • Twoconsecutive semesters with aUTSA cumulative grade-point average below 2.0 regardless of time elapsed between semesters at UTSA. • A net deficiency of 7 or more semester credit hours. • Attempted accumulated hours in excess of 1.5 times the number of hours required by student's degree. Note: Students will receive one probation before termination. 3. Special considerations. Students who began their academic career at another school and then transferred to UTSA will have their standing classified by the appropriate academic department. The financial aid eligibility of transfer students is identical to that of UTSA students with comparable hours. • Students who are working toward a second degree, either undergraduate or graduate, will be allowed the number of hours their advisor certifies on their official degree plan. This degree plan must be submitted with the Financial Aid Appeal form. • Doctoral students will be handled on an individual basis in the Office of Student Financial Aid. • The cumulative grade-point average is based solely on grades for courses completed at UTSA and does not apply to transfer grades. Successful completion of a course is defined as a course completed with an "A" through "D." Repeated courses can increase the grade-point average; however, these hours will also count toward the maximum number of accumulated hours allowed to complete a degree (see item 2 above). • The following will not be considered satisfactory completion of a class: "EP," "NC," "W," "IN," "NR," and "RP." 4. Appeal process. A student whose financial aid has been terminated may appeal by completing the Financial Aid Appeal form available at the Office of Student Financial Aid. There is no need to appeal a probation status since this does not immediately affect a student's financial aid. Appeals received for probation status will not be reviewed. The appeal form must be accompanied by a written statement describing any extenuating circumstances that were causes for not maintaining satisfactory academic progress, the student's degree plan, and appropriate supporting documentation. The appeal form and accompanying documentation will be referred to the Committee on Fellowships, Scholarships, and Loan Funds. This committee's decision is final. Once the application process is complete, financial aid will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis subject to funds availability. Students are strongly encouraged to have their applications completed by March 31 of each year. Further information and application forms are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Scholarship Office represents UTSA's commitment to assist students with the cost oftheir education. The office provides students with information on scholarships, graduate fellowships, and assistantships. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office for the UTSA scholarships it administers. Most UTSA scholarships have a March 31 deadline. In addition to providing scholarship applications, the office maintains a national database and a reference library to help students research scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Scholarship and fellowship recipients selected through a competitive process, according to state of Texas requirements, are also entitled to a waiver of their nonresident tuition (Texas Education Code, sec. 54.064). For a scholarship or fellowship to be considered competitive, it must meet the following requirements: nonresident students (out of state and international) must be in competition for the scholarships with other students, including Texas residents no money may be earmarked for nonresident students awarding and disbursement of the scholarship must be conducted by UTSA donors may not designate a particular individual to receive a scholarship or fellowship award scholarship and fellowship committees must be officially recognized by UTSA recipients must receive a total of $1,000 or more in one or a combination of competitive scholarships In addition to specific qualifications required for various competitive scholarships and fellowships awarded by UTSA, the committee responsible for selection of a given scholarship or fellowship may consider factors such as the following in designating recipients: major classification 32/ About UTSA financial need • residency cumulative grade-point average institutional grade point average high school rank SAT and/or ACT score participation in extracurricular activities and community service leadership positions first-generation college student status work experiences Educational benefits are available to veterans, eligible dependents of veterans, and personnel on active service in the Armed Forces. The UTSA Office of Veterans Certification provides the necessary forms and current information about the benefits provided under the law. Students receiving veterans assistance must keep themselves informed of and meet the academic standards of progress required of all VA recipients. These standards are set by Veterans Administration regulations and are monitored by the Texas Workforce Commission. Student identification cards are mandatory. Upon receiving a UTSACard, a student may participate in a declining balance program that allows use of the card for purchases at UTSA retail outlets. Students must apply in person at the UTSACard Office on the first floor of the John Peace Library Building. The card is valid as long as the student remains enrolled at UTSA. A $10 charge is assessed to replace a lost or stolen card. For additional information about identification cards, contact the UTSACard Office. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. §1232g, and the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code §552.001 et seq., are respectively federal and state laws providing for the review and disclosure of student educational records. In accordance with these laws, the University has adopted the following policy. Individuals are informed of their rights under these laws through this policy, which is included in the Handbook of Operating Procedures, the Student Guide to UTSA, and the graduate and undergraduate catalogs. The Student Guide to UTSA is available in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life, catalogs are available in the Office of Admissions and Registrar, and the Handbook of Operating Procedures is available in the UTSA Library, on the UTSA Web site, and in most administrative offices. The University will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in student education records to any party without the written consent of the student, except as authorized by FERPA. FERPA's authorizations for release without consent include the following: UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog 1. to appropriate University officials who require access to educational records in order to perform their legitimate educational duties 2. to officials of other schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, upon request of these officials and upon the condition that the student is notified and receives a copy of the record if desired 3. to federal, state, or local officials or agencies authorized by law 4. in connection with a student's application for or receipt of financial aid 5. to accrediting organizations or organizations conducting educational studies, provided that these organizations do not release personally identifiable data and destroy such data when it is no longer needed for the purpose it was obtained 6. to the parents of a dependent student as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, provided a reasonable effort is made to notify the student in advance 7. in compliance with a judicial order or subpoena, provided a reasonable effort is made to notify the student in advance unless such subpoena specifically directs the institution not to disclose the existence of a subpoena 8. in an emergency situation if the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the students or other persons 9. to an alleged victim of any crime of violence, the results of the alleged perpetrator's disciplinary proceeding may be released. The University releases information in student education records to appropriate University officials as indicated in item 1 above when such records are needed by administrators, faculty, or staff to further the educational or business purposes of the student or the University. A record of requests for disclosure and such disclosure of personally identifiable information from student education records is maintained by the Office of Admissions and Registrar for each student and is made available for inspection pursuant to this policy. If the University discovers that a third party who has received student records from UTSA has released or failed to destroy such records in violation of this policy, access to educational records is prohibited for five years. Respective records no longer subject to audit or presently under request for access are purged according to regular schedules. At its discretion, the University may release directory information, including the following: Name, address, telephone number Date and place of birth Major field of study Participation in officially recognized activities and sports Dates of attendance Most recent previous educational institution attended Classification Degrees and awards received Date of graduation Physical factors (height and weight) of athletes Class schedules E-mail address 34/ About UTSA Students may have all directory information withheld by notifying the Office of Admissions and Registrar in writing each semester during the first 12 days of class of a Fall or Spring Semester, or the first four class days of a summer term. The request for confidentiality will remain in effect until the student makes written authorization releasing the information. Upon written request, the University will provide a student with access to his or her educational records. The Vice President for Business Affairs coordinates the inspection and review procedures for student education records, including admissions, academic, and financial files. Students wishing to review their education records must make written requests to the Vice President for Business Affairs listing the item( s) of interest. Education records covered by the act are made available within 45 days of the request. A list of education records and those officials responsible for the records is maintained at the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The list includes the following: Academic Records Office of Admissions and Registrar College, division, and faculty offices Student Services Records Director, Counseling Center Director, Office of Student Leadership and Activities Associate Vice President for Student Life, Office of Student Life Financial Records Vice President for Business Affairs, Office of Business Affairs Director, Office of Student Financial Aid 1. financial records of the student's parents or guardian 2. confidential letters of recommendation placed in the educational records of a student before January 1, 1975 3. records of instruction, administrative, and educational personnel kept in the sole possession of the maker and not accessible or revealed to any other individual except a temporary substitute for the maker 4. records of law enforcement units 6. medical and psychological records 7. thesis or research papers 8. records that only contain information about an individual after the individual is no longer a student at the institution. Students may challenge the accuracy oftheir educational records. Students who believe their educational records contain inaccurate or misleading information, or information that is otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights, may discuss their problems informally with the Office of Admissions and Registrar. If agreement is reached with respect to the student's request, the appropriate records will be amended. If not, the UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog student is notified within a reasonable period of time that the records will not be amended and is informed by the Associate Vice President for Student Life of his or her right to a formal hearing. Student requests for a formal hearing must be made in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, who, within a reasonable period of time after receiving such requests, will inform students of the date, place, and time ofthe hearing. Students may present evidence relevant to the issues raised and may be assisted or represented at the hearings by one or more people of their choice, including attorneys, at the students' expense. The hearing officer who adjudicates such challenges is appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs in nonacademic matters and by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in academic matters. Decisions of the hearing officer are final, are based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing, consist of the written statements summarizing the evidence and the reasons for the decisions, and are delivered to all parties concerned. The education records are corrected or amended in accordance with the decision of the hearing officer if the decision is in favor of the student. If the student finds the decision unsatisfactory, he or she may include with the education records statements commenting on the information in the records, statements setting forth any reasons for disagreement with the decision of the hearing officer, or both. The statements are placed in the education records, maintained as part of the student's records, and released whenever the records in question are disclosed. Students who believe that the adjudications of their challenges are unfair or are not in keeping with the provisions of the act may request in writing assistance from the University President. Students may have copies of their educational records and this policy. Copies will be made at the student's expense at rates authorized in the Texas Public Information Act, with the exception of official transcripts, which cost $5. Official copies of academic records or transcripts are not released for students who have a delinquent financial obligation or financial "hold" at the University. Complaints Complaints regarding alleged failures to comply with the provisions of the FERPA may be submitted in writing to the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605. UTSA does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Special assistance is provided to students with disabilities through Disability Services. All abandoned articles found on the UTSA campus are stored in the University Police Office. Lost items may be claimed by showing proper identification of ownership. UTSA will dispose of items that are not claimed within 60 days. The UTSA libraries provide a broad range of services to students, faculty, and staff in support of the University's instructional, research, and public service activities. These services reflect the diverse nature of the University's academic programs and a strong and increasing emphasis on electronic access and document delivery. The collections include approximately 500,000 volumes, 200 electronic databases, 2.4 million microforms, and 2,300 periodical subscriptions. The libraries are a designated federal and state document depository maintaining more than 90,000 government publications. The Special Collections and Archives Department contains many rare materials relating to the history of Texas, San Antonio, Spanish colonial Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The libraries' online public access catalog, as well as a full array of electronic indexes, abstracts, journals, full text, and full image resources, are accessible through the Internet at www.1ib.utsa.edu. The libraries are involved in local, state, and national programs for resource sharing, including interlibrary lending and document delivery, and maintain cooperative agreements with TexShare, the UT System Electronic Reference Center, and the Council of Research and Academic Libraries. The UTSA Library is located in the John Peace Library Building at UTSA. In addition to traditional study and stack areas, an information desk, and circulation, interlibrary lending, and reserve services, the library maintains a multimedia center, an electronic classroom, and a bibliographic instruction center. Carrels, group study rooms, and faculty study rooms provide a variety of study opportunities. The UTSA Downtown Campus Library, which is primarily an electronic library, is designed to serve the Downtown Campus community. With few exceptions, print materials for student use are transported between the two facilities. Instruction, reference and research assistance, course reserve, and interlibrary services are available. The Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success (TRC) combines academic advising functions with an array of student support services. The TRC assigns each incoming freshman or transfer freshman (including those on academic probation or admitted provisionally) to an individual advisor who advises the student until 30 semester credit hours are completed (up to 45 if the student remains undecided about his or her major). Advising for all students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours is required each semester before registration. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Campus Resources / 37 New students entering UTSA with fewer than 30 semester credit hours may immediately declare a major or may elect to remain undeclared/undecided. Some programs encourage an early declaration ofmajor, while others require one at a later point. Effective Fall 1998, all students must have taken the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test or an institutionally approved alternative test before enrolling in college-level courses. All students with TASPdeficiencies (a failure to pass the math, reading, or writing test sections) are required to complete their registration in the TRC each semester until they pass the TASP. Students with TASP deficiencies are required by state law to be enrolled in and satisfactorily attend and participate in a university developmental education program. Students who initially fail one or more sections of the TASP must successfully complete the developmental program(s) prescribed and then retake the appropriate section(s) of the TASP. Students who fail the TASP may be allowed to take an approved college-level course. Students who earn a grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in such a course in the skill area in which the deficit was assessed shall not be required to achieve the minimum passing standard on the TASP and shall not be prohibited from graduating or continuing with their program of study. The TRC provides academic assistance programs designed to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in college work. It oversees the UTSA Mentoring Program and coordinates the Academic Development Program, a summer program for selected provisionally admitted students. Learning Assistance, in the TRC, offers academic tutorial instruction in specific subject areas and general instruction on successful study habits and techniques. Learning Assistance also coordinates Supplemental Instruction classes, which provide small group discussion and study skills to students in historically difficult classes. Individual and group tutoring sessions are provided in support of freshman and sophomore classes not covered by Supplemental Instruction. Self-paced computer software programs are available on a walk-in basis for students who want to review concepts and practice skills. Study skills workshops and in-class preparations are also provided on a variety of topics. The University-wide support services for classes are provided by the Center for Academic Technology. In addition to providing equipment, from overhead projectors to mobile multimedia stations, for use in all classrooms, this office provides two facilities: the AudioNideo Lab, where faculty and students can create and edit audio and video productions, and the New Media Lab, where faculty have access to the latest in academic technology (such as desktop video teleconferencing, multimedia authoring software, 3D and animation software, World Wide Web page builders, and digital video editing software) to assist them in developing materials supporting their teaching efforts. Personnel operating these labs provide tutorial and general assistance to faculty and students developing projects on campus. This office is also responsible for supporting special events scheduled at the University. The Office of Extended Education serves the region's adult, professional, and continuing education needs through a range of targeted programs that match the University's unique resources with the lifelong learning needs of the region. Operating out of the UTSA Downtown Campus, the office works collaboratively with academic and nonacademic units of the University to develop and present seminars, short courses, conferences, and programs for the general public, professionals, governmental agencies, and businesses. Instructional staff includes faculty and other professionals. Seminars, short courses, and programs are scheduled at convenient times and locations throughout the city. The UTSA Extended Education bulletin, published semiannually, provides information on seminars, short courses, and programs that are open to the public. The Office of Extended Education also provides specialized training to businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations needing customized programs for their employees. The Office of International Programs supports international components in undergraduate and graduate academic programs; promotes international research by students and faculty; develops and manages cooperative agreements and programs for academic exchanges; provides special services to international exchange students to maximize their academic success and intercultural exchange; maintains active relationships with its international alumni and past participants in study abroad and exchange programs; and provides assistance in obtaining financial aid for students and faculty wishing to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. The office also coordinates the Fulbright Scholar Program and the National Security Exchange Program. Office of Study Abroad The Office of Study Abroad is a component of the Office ofInternational Programs. The advisor in this office assists undergraduate and graduate students in locating universities overseas and preparing materials so students can study in foreign universities. The advisor also oversees the application process for international students interested in completing a one-year exchange program at UTSA. The office provides limited support for international visiting faculty and is responsible for international outreach programs in South Texas schools and communities. Exchange Programs UTSA maintains cooperative programs with the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM-Mexico City), the Autonomous University ofNuevo Leon (UANL-Monterrey, Mexico), Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), Keele University (England), and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (Japan). Additional cooperative linkages are being developed in Western Europe, Russia, Asia, and Mexico. UTSA is a member of the National Student Exchange program, which provides students the opportunity to study at more than 140 campuses in 47 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Member institutions include the University of Alaska system, the University of Hawaii, the University of Maryland, the University UISA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog of Massachusetts, the University of Oregon, and State University of New York-Stony Brook. Participating UTSA students pay in-state tuition and fees at UTSA or the host exchange institution. Students may also access the international program opportunities of participating National Student Exchange member schools. A student is eligible to participate in the exchange program if he or she has been enrolled for one or more semesters at the originating institution is a citizen or permanent resident of a participating nation or an individual enrolled in a public institution of higher education in Texas is nominated by his or her originating institution meets the admissions requirements and any restrictive enrollment criteria of the receiving institution enrolls or studies full time at the receiving institution has not participated in an exchange program for more than 12 months The Office of Multicultural Programs provides college transition support services to help minority students, other underrepresented groups, and international students have successful and rewarding college experiences. The office presents programs that educate the UTSA and San Antonio communities about the varied cultural backgrounds of University students, offering culturally diverse students a sense of self-pride and belonging. It seeks to heighten sensitivity to multiculturalism and respect for individual differences. In addition, the office is the principal source of contact between international students and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Disability Services (DS) coordinates support services and equipment for students with disabilities. Its goal is to help qualified students participate as fully as possible in university life. Some of the services and equipment available include registration assistance, note-taking, test accommodation, TDD, motorized scooters, adaptive computers, CCTV s, and a Braille printer. Eligible students should contact DS before the beginning of the semester to discuss their needs and make appropriate arrangements. A disability verification letter and an interview with the director begin the process for obtaining services. The UTSA Art Gallery enhances the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the Division of Visual Arts and the College of Fine Arts and Humanities. Exhibitions and presentations in the gallery provide a forum for the consideration and interpretation of art works and for the cultural enrichment of the University and San Antonio communities. The UTSA Art Gallery is concerned with the education of students pursuing a career in art. Programs reflect the academic curriculum, provide avenues for research, and present opportunities for the interpretation, design, preparation, and installation of exhibits. 40/ AbouturSA In addition to sponsoring a variety of curated art exhibitions of regional and national interest, the UTSA Art Gallery also presents a biennial exhibition of works by art faculty and occasionally serves as a setting for special presentations, including poetry readings, award ceremonies, and lectures. The UTSA Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Inc., is located on the first level of the University Center. The bookstore maintains a complete inventory of all required and recommended books for UTSA courses. In addition, the bookstore carries a complete line of general school supplies, writing instruments, art materials, soft goods, decals, greeting cards, and a variety of gift items. The UTSA Bookstore at the Downtown Campus is located on the first level of the Buena Vista Street Building. Dining facilities are available in the University Center, the John Peace Library Building, the Business Building, and the Frio Street Building at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Menu selections include a full self-service salad bar, a deli bar, homemade entrees and vegetables, burgers, grilled sandwiches, assorted desserts, and beverages. There are also food service outlets, including Burger King, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A. Students are encouraged to participate in the UTSACard program, a declining balance account that allows them to make cashless purchases at all dining locations. Students may open an account at the UTSACard Office on the first floor of the John Peace Library Building. Campus Dining Services, located on the first floor of the University Center, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A campuswide fiber-optic backbone network connects facilities and provides links to wide-area networks with electronic mail, file transfer, and remote log-in capabilities. Switched 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s Ethernet is used throughout most campus classrooms, laboratories, and offices. A Tl connection links the backbone to the Internet, allowing faculty, staff, and students to access electronic data quickly from any computer on the network. General-purpose computing labs at both campuses provide open access for students. Equipment includes Pentium-based workstations (Windows 95 and NT), Apple Power Macintosh systems, Sun Sparc workstations, and a variety oflaser printing, scanning, and other media tools. Full Internet access is standard in all labs. Other specialized computing facilities are maintained by each college. Student Life / 41 Electronic mail service is available to students, faculty, and staff on UNIX and Microsoft Exchange servers. Off-campus access is gained through 56K modem banks. Larger-scale applications in statistics, databases, and other numeric and symbolic computations are supported on a UNIX-based Sun Enterprise 3000 system with 90 gigabytes of disk storage and 1 gigabyte of memory. Administrative computing systems run on an IBM 2003-116/S390 computer system and support the official records ofthe University for teaching, research, and business transactions. The largest locally supported system is the mainframe-based student records system, which operates through a Web-based transactional interface called ASAP (the Automated Student Access Program). Information in the administrative systems is accessible only by use of a personal identification number and password. Through an extensive network of electronic connections and facilities, students can conduct major business functions, including registration and payment of fees, on or off campus. The UTSA libraries' system runs on a client-server platform with services for holdings, circulation, and acquisitions; this system is also accessible from the World Wide Web. The cornerstone of distance learning is a video technology network that connects the distance learner with the instructor, ensuring that distance learners receive the same quality education offered to students on site. More than 30 courses are broadcast over the UTSA network to the UTSA Downtown Campus and other University of Texas System components. Courses and seminars are also broadcast to businesses, community colleges, high schools, and other universities outside the University of Texas System. Telephone System The University-owned telephone systems at UTSA, the UTSA Downtown Campus, Cypress Tower, and the Institute of Texan Cultures are networked to provide four-digit dialing between locations and shared features such as voice mail. The University Center is located on the West Paseo between the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and the Physical Education Building. The 141,000-square-foot community center provides essential programs, services, and amenities for students, faculty, and staff. The building includes the following administrative offices: Student Leadership and Activities, Multicultural Programs, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs for Planning and Special Programs, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, New Student Programs, Student Judicial Affairs, Counseling Services, Alumni Programs, Career Services, Campus Dining, Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success, and University Center administration. 42/ About urSA Services in the University Center include the UTSA Bookstore, food service outlets, a game room, lounge space, television rooms, a video arcade, an information desk, an ATM, and a TicketMaster outlet. Space dedicated to student activities includes the Student Organizations complex, a computer room, a graphics room, the Campus Activities Board office, the Student Government office, the V.O.LC.E.S. office, and a central mailbox area for all campus Registered Student Organizations. Student activities enhance the classroom educational experience, assist students in developing leadership qualities and interpersonal skills, and create a stimulating campus environment. UTSA recognizes approximately 140 student organizations involving more than 5,000 students. These Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) represent a variety of interest areas including academic, service, cultural and minority, honorary, military, political, professional, religious, social, sports and recreation, and special interest. The Student Leadership and Activities Office provides administrative and advisory support for the Registered Student Organizations in addition to Student Government, the Campus Activities Board, the Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Services (V.O.LC.E.S.), the Greek community, and leadership development programs. The UTSA Alumni Association seeks to strengthen its ties among the University; past, present, and future students; and the community in the interests of academic excellence. It provides scholarships to new and current students. Alumni-sponsored activities include an annual awards dinner, Balloon Fest, the Dollars for Scholars 5K Run, and receptions for admitted students and career connections. The association was established in 1977 and incorporated in 1978. It is a dues-paying membership organization governed by a 21-member elected board of governors. The Office of Alumni Programs manages the daily operations. UTSA fields men's and women's teams for intercollegiate competition in Division I of the NCAA. Men's sports include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, and tennis. Women's sports are basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, softball, volleyball, and tennis. UTSA offers a wide range of intramural programs and recreational activities. The facilities available in the Convocation Center and the Physical Education Building include gymnasiums for basketball, badminton, and volleyball; two weight rooms; ample indoor jogging space; an outdoor 400-meter synthetic-surfaced track with a urSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Health and Counseling / 43 grass playing infield; intramural fields for soccer, flag football, and softball; and a tennis center. A softball and baseball complex is adjacent to the outdoor track. Intramural sports offered include tennis, track, volleyball, badminton, shuffleboard, table tennis, softball, soccer, flag football, basketball, and billiards. Living Accommodations On-Campus. UTSA, in partnership with the private sector, has developed a contemporary approach to campus housing. Residence hall and apartment housing is available on campus. Campus Housing-Residence Hall. Chisholm Hall is open to all students and offers traditional-style accommodations with two-person rooms with private baths. All utilities are included. Residents may make 24-hour-a-day use of the adjacent Activity Center, with TV, game room, and study lounge. A junior olympic-size swimming pool is open 15 hours a day. For additional residence hall information, contact Chisholm Hall. Campus Housing-Apartments. University Oaks Apartments offers efficiencies and one-, two-, and four-bedroom units. Other amenities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, basketball and volleyball courts, and limited-access gates. Housing in University Oaks is available year-round and offers various types of 9- and 12-month leases. For additional on-campus apartment information, contact the University Oaks Housing Office. Off-Campus. Student Housing Services, located within the Office of Student Life, distributes an off-campus housing directory to help students find accommodations in the San Antonio area. Contact the Office of Student Life for on- or off-campus housing information. Services and Costs. The focus of Student Health Services is to provide first aid for injuries and limited medical and nursing care for minor illnesses. In cases of severe illness or a serious accident, the student will be transferred to a local hospital for treatment and will be responsible for the expenses incurred, including transportation. The student medical service fee allows free medical coverage for general use of the student clinic and for on-campus physician visits. There are reasonable charges for student clinic laboratory tests and medications. Student Health Services emphasizes interdisciplinary health education, health promotion, prevention, wellness, and outreach programs to the student population and uses nonphysician and physician providers for primary health care. Immunizations and Insurance. Incoming students must return the Health Information form to Student Health Services. Current immunization for TD (tetanus-diphtheria) andMMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is highly recommended. Student Health Services can provide instructions on the quickest and most economical method to complete urSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog 44 / About UTSA immunizations. International students must have a tuberculosis (T.B.) test within 90 days of admission. Students are advised to carry health and accident insurance. A UTSA group plan is available. All international students are required to maintain approved comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at UTSA. For information on cost and coverage, contact Student Health Services. HIVIHBV. UTSA recognizes that Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B virus (HBV) are serious public health threats. UTSA's policy on HIV and HBV infection, as well as educational pamphlets about methods of transmission and prevention of HIV and HBV infections, are available at Student Health Services. Counseling Services provides confidential professional services to help meet the personal and developmental needs of currently enrolled students. Staff psychologists and professional counselors use counseling techniques, psychological assessment, and other aids. All services are confidential and voluntary, and most are free to enrolled students. Services include individual sessions for personal and educational concerns, services to couples with relationship difficulties, and regularly scheduled group sessions on topics such as vocational choice, assertion training, interpersonal communication skills, stress management, understanding sexual orientation, and living with HIV. Counseling Services also helps students assess career choices or identifY possible learning disabilities. The mission of the Office of New Student Programs is to provide academic and support services for freshmen during their first 30 semester hours at UTSA. Orientation programs are offered for freshmen and transfer students each semester. All freshmen (0 to 29 semester credit hours) are required to participate in orientation before registering for classes. During the summer, freshmen entering UTSA in the fall participate in two-day orientation programs that include tours of the campus, academic advising, registration, and exposure to campus services and programs. The summer program also includes family orientation programs designed to inform family members about UTSA services and programs and to assist in the transition of having a family member at college. Summer and spring orientation programs are also conducted. Special programs and services just for freshmen include Roadrunner Camp, an off-campus leadership development program for new freshmen; a Freshman Phone-a-thon during the fifth week of classes; New Student Notebook, a new student newsletter; and Family Focus, a parent and family newsletter. In addition, the office coordinates the UTSA Mentor Program and the College Success Seminar (EDP 1702), which focuses on academic issues and life and study skills to assist students with their transition to college. Testing Services provides University-wide testing services for UTSA students and prospective students. Standardized tests (paper and pencil versions) are given on national and state testing dates. Computerized standardized tests are given on a daily basis. the American College Test (ACT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) the state-required Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test in a paper and pencil version and by computer alternative tests for TASP tests for credit by examination in a paper and pencil version (CLEP) and by computer (CLEPLUS) math and foreign languages placement tests Students are encouraged to satisfy degree requirements through credit by examination (see General Academic Regulations). Testing Services offers a brochure on credit by examination at UTSA that covers the various tests accepted for credit. Testing Services, located in the Business Annex on West Campus, is open 8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Career Services Career Services provides comprehensive career planning, job search, and employment-related services to students and alumni. Career planning services help individuals explore career options compatible with their personal goals, interests, and abilities. The sooner students seek career guidance, the better. All freshmen are encouraged to make use of this service sometime during their first year. Career-related testing, counseling, and job market information are available to students needing assistance in selecting a major, clarifying career goals, and confirming their current choice of major. Employment-related services are designed to help students conduct a successful job search. For students who need to work while going to school, information on job openings is available through the computerized UTSA Job Bank in Career Services. Employment-related services are designed to help students conduct a successful job search. Whether students are seeking part-time jobs to supplement their income, paying co-op or internship experiences, or full-time jobs upon graduation, Career Services provides information about openings through its online job bank (www.jobbank.edu). As students progress in their college coursework, they are encouraged to consider paid internships and cooperative education, opportunities that allow them to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field before graduation. Information about 46/ About urSA internships and co-op positions, job search workshops, resume development, and career counseling is available. Students may also interview on campus with internship and co-op employers. For seniors nearing graduation, finding a full-time, entry-level career position becomes increasingly important. Since many companies recruit during the Fall Semester for December, May, and summer graduates, seniors should contact Career Services two semesters before their planned graduation date to begin their search. Services include career counseling, access to on-campus interviews, resume development, resume-faxing services, and job search workshops. Career fairs held during the year bring a large number of employers to campus. At these events, students may find out about available jobs, apply for positions, and learn more about companies for which they may want to work. The Teacher Placement Service is located in the Office of Teacher Advising, Certification, and Placement. It assists all undergraduates, graduates, or alumni who seek employment in the field of education by coordinating communication between students and employers and acting as a clearinghouse for student placement files. The office also sponsors a semiannual educator job fair. Information concerning services and fees for placement files is available through the Office of Teacher Advising, Certification, and Placement. The Institute for Music Research was established to sponsor research primarily in the areas of music psychology and music technology. Activities of the IMR include providing a variety of computer services, hosting national and international conferences, conducting research, publishing conference proceedings and other research projects, and making presentations at state, national, and international meetings. Online computer services are available worldwide via the Internet and include a bibliographic database of music research literature and a database of music-related computer software. Conferences include annual music technology conferences, an international music medicine conference, and a conference on music and the brain. Research projects include a variety of projects in music psychology and music technology, such as a PET scan of musicians and development of multimedia programs for music instruction. Publications and presentations also represent a wide variety of research activities in these fields. The Institute for Studies in Business is the research component of the College of Business. Its major objectives are to offer the opportunity for faculty and students of the University to have a superior research environment, to encourage interaction urSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Research Organizations / 47 between the business community and the University, and to provide applied economics and business training to students. While the institute is an integral part ofthe College of Business, it interacts with the faculty of the other colleges to provide an interdisciplinary approach to research and business education. The focus of activity is on application oftheories and research techniques to applied problems encountered in both public and private decision making. Specialized data files are maintained on a continuing basis, while a research library and computer systems guide interested users to sources of information. The knowledge and experience of the University's faculty and professional staff are utilized to undertake specific research projects in the broad categories of marketing, economic analysis and modeling, human resource planning, information systems, financial analysis, and economic development research. The institute, therefore, draws upon the creative resources, energy, and talent of the faculty, institute staff, and students. The Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute, located on the Downtown Campus, conducts applied science research on policy issues, provides training and issue-based education for individuals and agencies involved in policy-making, and provides direct services to nonprofit agencies and community groups in San Antonio and South Texas. Training programs include executive training seminars, conferences and colloquia, and pro bono seminars for community groups and neighborhood associations. The Center for Professional Excellence coordinates efforts within the College of Business to support the personal and professional growth ofthose who will share the responsibility of keeping our institutions vital and on the road to competitive survival. Its mission is to bring University faculty, students, and practitioners together to create a lifelong learning resource that serves their mutual needs. The CPE offers extracurricular courses, workshops, conferences, seminars, consulting, and research programs to support professional excellence in business and other community institutions. In the spirit of a joint venture with community stakeholders, the CPE conducts focus groups and supports learning communities to define needs and explore ways in which University and community resources can be effectively coupled to address them. The Center for Water Research is a component of the College of Sciences and Engineering and was organized in January 1987. Major areas of research include hydrogeology, surface water hydrology, geochemistry, geophysics, and geotechnical engineering. Research is conducted by engineers and scientists on the center's staff, members of the faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students. Research and analysis capabilities include stable isotope geochemistry,water chemistry, borehole geophysical logging, surface geophysical surveys, structural geology of aquifer systems, microbiology of bioremediation, leakage and contaminant studies, 48 / About urSA mathematical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, surface-water modeling, economic analysis of water usage, formulation of decision models for water planning, and study of municipal water supply and treatment systems. The Center for Archaeological Research, located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was established in September 1974. Among its objectives are (1) to provide the opportunity for students to train in archaeology; (2) to promote archaeological research in the South and South Central Texas regions, the Greater Southwest, and Mesoamerica; (3) to carry out archaeological research and services for private, federal, state, and local agencies as required by legislation; (4) to conduct public outreach and education programs for schools and other groups through its Legacy program; and (5) to sponsor conferences. The center's staff includes about 35 professionals and graduate and undergraduate students who have conducted archaeological investigations throughout Texas and in other states and countries. Results of center investigations are published in more than 300 volumes in 10publications series: Archaeological Survey Reports; Regional Studies; Special Reports; Guidebooks in Archaeology; Choke Canyon Series; Colha Project Interim Reports; Colha Project; Belize, Working Papers; Papers of the Colha Project; Rio Azul Reports, Rio Azul Project, Guatemala; and the Archaeology and History of the San Juan Bautista Mission Area, Coahuila, and Texas. The center has administered more than 400 contracts and grants to date, including a two-year study of the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Spanish mission complex at Guerrero, Mexico; a multiyear study of the prehistory and history of the Choke Canyon Reservoir area in southern Texas; a study of the early Mogollon farming sites in the Southwest; five seasons of excavation at the Maya site of Colha in Belize, Central America; studies of the Rio Azul site in Guatemala; numerous projects at San Antonio's five Spanish missions; and studies of historic downtown San Antonio. Several projects have also been carried out in Louisiana and New Mexico. In 1985the center launched its Friends of Archaeology program of public participation in support of archaeological research. Through this program, the center is able to provide seed grants for faculty and students, and research assistant stipends for graduate and undergraduate anthropology majors. The program also allows the center to sponsor lectures and research projects and to publish special reports. In 1994 the center enhanced its educational outreach activities by launching its Legacy program. The Center for Learning and Development Research in Education, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is designed to stimulate basic and applied research on learning and development, particularly as it relates to the educational process. Faculty and students from this college and other colleges of the University are encouraged to use the center to help them study problems appropriate to this area. The objectives of the center include promotion of research in learning and development in education; development of cooperative faculty-student research; cooperation with school districts, social service agencies, and community agencies on problems of mutual interest; and solicitation of funds for appropriate activities. urSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Research Organizations / 49 The center helps identify and coordinate faculty, student, and community interests, needs, and resources. Many of the projects undertaken through the center involve cooperative efforts among UTSA, local school districts, and the community. The Center for the Study of Women and Gender is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The center promotes multidisciplinary, multicultural, and global research on topics related to women and gender. Specifically, the center promotes, facilitates, and disseminates research by UTSA faculty and independent scholars on women and gender; promotes collaboration among academic institutions, corporate America, and the public sector on issues such as women's health, sexual harassment, affirmative action, and promotion and pay inequities; helps elementary and secondary schools, as well as institutions of higher education, integrate scholarship on women and gender into their curricula; collects primary historical sources relating to women and gender in San Antonio and throughout South Texas; and sponsors public programming-such as events for Women's History Week-and public conferences that explore a variety of women and gender policy issues. The Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE), established in 1992 as a collaborative endeavor of educational and community institutions in San Antonio, is dedicated to the continuous lifelong development of teachers as learners in a culturally diverse, technologically enriched environment. The CEDE is dedicated to serving the teachers of the greater San Antonio and South Central Texas area with innovative teacher education programs that are field based and technology oriented in order to meet the educational needs of the area's multicultural population. UTSA is in partnership with four other universities (University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary's University, and Trinity University); six school districts (Edgewood ISO, Harlandale ISO, North East ISO, Northside ISO, San Antonio ISO, and South San Antonio ISO); Education Service Center, Region 20; Alliance for Education; and the local business community (USAA). CEDE partners are currently working in 22 Professional Development Schools. UTSA's CEDE site is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the CEDE central office is located on the UTSA campus. The Hispanic Research Center operates under the auspices of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Its mission is to provide an interdisciplinary University focus on research regarding Latinos. The center stimulates research and conducts forums on Latino populations in the United States and Texas. Research areas include social equality, political access, education, substance abuse, culture, linguistics, business, economic development, mental health, and United States-Mexico relations. 50/ About urSA Institute of Texan Cultures The institute was established as the official State of Texas exhibit at San Antonio's HemisFair '68 and was transferred to The University of Texas System Board of Regents by the 61st Legislature in 1969. On February 14, 1986, the Regents approved an enhanced educational mission for the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, along with an administrative affiliation of the institute with UTSA. Since its inception, the institute has served as an educational center for the interpretation of Texas history and folk culture. Displays of art and artifacts become a teaching laboratory as professionally trained staff members and volunteers use the exhibits as a setting for living history. Outreach programs touch the lives of Texans, especially students, through traveling exhibits, TexKit presentations, and Lifetimes: The Texas Experience, an ITCIUTSA statewide radio program. With a commitment to education through technology, the institute continues to use the Internet to train teachers throughout the state in cultural diversity. The annual Texas Folklife Festival, held on the institute's grounds for four days each August, attracts more than 10,000 participants and 70,000 visitors every year. 3. TUITION, FEES, CHARGES, AND DEPOSITS TUITION, FEES, CHARGES, AND DEPOSITS Chapter Contents Methods of Payment 55 Full Payment 55 Installment Program 55 Accepted Forms of Payment 56 Payment and Refund Policies 56 Residence Regulations 56 Refund Policy for Withdrawal or Dropped Courses 57 Withdrawing from UTSA 57 Dropping Courses 58 Concurrent Tuition 58 Exemption from Tuition and Fees 58 Tuition Rebate 62 Title IV Program Refund , 62 Nonpayment of Debts 62 Procedural Fees 63 Add/Drop Fee 63 Application Fee 63 Auditing Fee 63 Credit by Examination Fee 63 Degree Application Fee 64 Duplicate Diploma Fee 64 International Student Application Fee 64 Late Registration Fee 64 Semester Fees 64 Mandatory Semester Fees 64 First Semester Only 64 Every Semester 65 Possible Additional Semester Fees 66 Architecture Studio Use Fee 66 Architecture Resource Fee 66 Communication Materials Fee 66 Educational Field Instruction Fee 66 EIS Auxiliary Fee 66 Field Trip Fee 66 Foreign Language Multimedia Learning Center Fee 67 Foreign Student Insurance Fee 67 Graphic Art Centre Fee , 67 Installment Payment Plan Fee 67 Laboratory Fee 67 Music Course Fee 67 Music Instrument User Fee 67 Parking Fees 67 Physical Education Fees 68 Studio Art Fee 68 Supplementary and Special Fees 68 Visual Resource Collections Fee 69 Writing Materials Fee 69 Fees for Resource Use 69 Foreign Language Testing Fee 69 Locker Fee 69 Placement Test Fee 69 TASP Alternative Test Fee 69 Teacher Placement Service Fee 69 Thesis and Dissertation Binding Fee 69 Transcript Fee 69 UTSA Athletic Facility Use Fee 72 Penalty Fees 72 Late Payment Fee 72 Library Fines for Overdue Materials and Lost or Damaged Items 72 Parking Fines 72 Property Damage Charges 73 Returned Check Fee 73 All tuition and fee amounts are subject to change by legislative action or by action of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. Changes will be effective upon the date of enactment and will be reflected in fees charged. Students are entitled to enter a class or laboratory only after payment of their tuition and fees has been arranged using one of the alternatives discussed in this section. Once a payment option has been selected by the student at registration, no change in the payment plan will be allowed during the semester. Under this option, the student makes full payment of all tuition and fees in advance of the beginning of the semester. Under the installment option, the student pays one-half of the tuition and eligible fees in advance ofthe beginning of the semester and one-fourth before the start of the sixth and 11th class weeks. There is a service charge of $16 for this payment option. A late fee of $10 will be added to the student's bill if an installment payment is not made by the due date. A student who fails to make full payment before the end of the semester may not receive credit for the work done that semester and will not be allowed to register for future semesters until the delinquent amount is paid. Not all fees are eligible for payment in installments. The fees for parking, installment, orientation, add/drop, and the property deposit are not eligible for the installment payment program and must be paid in full on the initial billing. Installment payments may be chosen only during Fall and Spring Semesters. If the student chooses to use the installment option, a promissory note must be completed and on file in the Fiscal Services Office before the registration process can be considered complete. All financial aid will be applied to total tuition and fees before calculation of the payment plan. Partial installment payments will not be accepted. However, prepayment in full of an installment or of total installments will be accepted any time after registration. Refunds from the add/drop process will be prorated for remaining installments. Additional fees incurred from the add/drop process will be added to the balance due from registration, and the installment payments will be recalculated. Payment may be made by credit card or personal check for the exact amount due, provided the bank transit number is encoded on the check in compliance with revised Federal Reserve Bank regulations. Students may not obtain cash by writing a check for a larger amount. A bad check, whether written by mistake or otherwise, unless it is the admitted error of the bank concerned, is likely to delay actual payment and thus result in a penalty (see Returned Check Fee). If a check used for payment of advance registration is returned and is not cleared before the start of the semester, a late registration fee of $15 will be charged to the student. Personal checks up to $5 may be cashed in the University Bookstore. Many local merchants will not cash out-of-town checks. It is recommended that students set up checking accounts in local banks before enrolling so they can easily cash checks in the city. All policies regarding the payment or refunding of tuition, fees, and charges are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and comply with applicable state statutes. If a person desires clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of such charges, he or she should contact the office or administrative unit from which the charge or refund originated. The Office of Admissions and Registrar is responsible for determining students' residence status for tuition purposes, using as guidance §54.052 et seq. of the Texas Education Code, as well as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status, and University regulations. Students or prospective students are classified as Texas residents, nonresidents, or foreign students. A person who meets state requirements under circumstances specified in the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status will be eligible for classification as a resident. A resident is a U.S. citizen, a national or permanent resident alien, or an alien whom Congress has permitted to adopt the United States as a domicile while in the country. An alien who is not a permanent U.S. resident and has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as his or her domicile while in the country will be classified as a foreign student. State residency requirements are complex and should be referred to on a case-by-case basis. A person classified as a nonresident or foreign student may qualify to pay resident tuition rates under certain exceptions specified in the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status. Information about residency, tuition exceptions, and waivers is available in the Office of Admissions and Registrar. Under §54.052l of the Texas Education Code, students are responsible for registering under the proper residence classification and for providing documentation as required by a public institution of higher education. Texas residents must affirm the correctness of that classification as part of the admission procedure. If classification as a Texas resident is in question or is inappropriate for any reason, students must notify the Office of Admissions and Registrar before or at the time of enrollment. Failure to notify UTSA is a violation of the oath of residency and may result in disciplinary action or other penalties. Refund Policy for Withdrawal or Dropped Courses Withdrawing from UTSA Withdrawing is the formal discontinuance of a student's enrollment at UTSA and involves the student's dropping all classes. Depending on the time of withdrawal, a student may be entitled to a refund of some part of the tuition and certain fees. The forms and exit survey needed for withdrawing from UTSA may be obtained in the Office of Admissions and Registrar. The following table presents the descending scale of refund amounts for students withdrawing from UTSA. UTSA will refund tuition and fees paid by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship to the source rather than directly to the student who has withdrawn if the funds were made available through the institution. Semester Time of Withdrawing Amount of Refund of Tuition and Returnable Fees . Regular Prior to the first class day lOO% of applicable tuition (Fall or and returnable fees Spring) Semester During the first 5 class days 80% of applicable tuition and returnable fees During the second 5 class days 70% of applicable tuition and returnable fees During the third 5 class days 50% of applicable tuition and returnable fees During the fourth 5 class days 25% of applicable tuition and returnable fees After the fourth 5 class days No refund of tuition or fees 'Supplementary, laboratory, student services, University Center, medical services, Recreation Center, library resources, publication, international education, and class related. Semester Time of Withdrawing Amount of Refund of Tuition and Returnable Fees' Summer Prior to the first class day 100% of applicable tuition Session and returnable fees During the first, second, or 80% of applicable tuition and third class day returnable fees During the fourth, fifth, or 50% of applicable tuition and sixth class day returnable fees After the sixth class day No refund of tuition or fees Dropping refers to the removal of one or more individual courses from a student's schedule while that student remains enrolled in at least one course. Refunds of applicable tuition and fees will be made for courses which a student drops on or before the Census Date, provided the student remains enrolled for that semester or term. No refund will be given for individual classes dropped after the Census Date. Refunds for courses dropped by a student who withdraws from UTSA later in the semester or term will be calculated according to the percentage schedules in the refund policy above. Refund of tuition for dropped courses will be made only if the original payment exceeds the established minimum amount. Summer terms are considered as one semester for refund and drop purposes. If courses are to be dropped in either summer term, please refer to Census Dates for refund purposes. No refunds are made until 15 days have elapsed from the Census Date. Refund checks are mailed to the address indicated when the student withdraws from the University. Students entitled to refunds should allow 10 working days after the 15-day clearing period for receipt of the refund. Students who register concurrently at more than one public institution of higher education in Texas may receive the benefits of a lower tuition rate. If, at the time of registration, a student can produce evidence of having already paid his or her tuition at another public institution of higher education in Texas, the student should present such evidence at the Fee Assessment Station during registration. The statutes of the state of Texas prescribe certain cases in which students can be exempted from tuition and/or certain fees. The various types of exemptions and the 'Supplementary, laboratory, student services, University Center, medical services, Recreation Center, library resources, publication, international education, and class related. Payment and Refund Policies / 59 fees to which such exemptions apply are described below; however, in each case it is the student's responsibility to initiate the action of applying for an exemption through the Office of Admissions and Registrar and providing satisfactory evidence that all conditions required for the exemption have been met. Until such time as the exemption is granted, a student will be required to pay all tuition and fees from his or her own funds. Students who might be eligible for an exemption should apply for the exemption at the Office of Admissions and Registrar at least one month before registration for the term in which they plan to utilize the exemption provision. (Applications for the Good Neighbor Scholarship are accepted in the Office of Student Financial Aid in January and February before the academic year in which students plan to attend UTSA.) Description Eligibility Tuition and Fees Exempted Accredited Highest-ranking graduate of an Tuition during first two School accredited Texas high school regular (Fall and Spring) Scholarship semesters following graduation Texas 1. Resident of Texas for 12 Tuition ex-servicemen months before registration Laboratory fees 2. Bona fide resident of Texas at Supplementary fees the time of entering the service 3. Served in the armed forces in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon and Panama eras, and the Persian Gulf War 4. Honorably discharged 5. Not eligible for federal educational benefits Children of Child (under 21) of full-paid or Tuition disabled Texas volunteer firefighters; full-paid Required fees' firefighters municipal, county, or state peace and peace officers; custodians of the officers Department of Corrections; or game wardens who died or became disabled in the line of duty Students who Person who is blind; person whose Tuition are blind or hearing is nonfunctional Required fees . deaf General Property Deposit 'Supplementary, laboratory, student services, University Center, medical services, Recreation Center, library resources, publication, international education, and class related. Description Eligibility Tuition and Fees Exempted Children of 1. Either Tuition Texas veterans - child of a member of the armed Laboratory fees forces who died in service during Supplementary fees World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, and Panama eras, or the Persian Gulf War - orphan of members of the Texas National Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty 2. Not eligible for federal educational benefits Good Neighbor 1. Native-born students from Tuition Scholarship other designated nations of the American hemisphere- 2. The following must be provided: - evidence of native citizenship and proof of five years' residency in that country - scholastic eligibility - valid student visa - other documentation as required (inquire at Office of Student Financial Aid) Applications are available only in January and February for the following Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters. Applications are reviewed and granted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board each semester. Firefighters Enrolled in course offered as part Tuition enrolled in fire of the fire science curriculum Laboratory fees science courses Supplementary fees Children of Child (under 21) or dependent who Tuition Prisoners of receives majority of support from Required fees" War or Persons parent; parent must be classified by Missing in Dept. of Defense as a Prisoner of Action War or Missing in Action at time of registration 'The University is limited to 235 Good Neighbor Scholarship recipients a year. "Supplementary, laboratory, student services, University Center, medical services, Recreation Center, library resources, publication, international education, and class related. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Description Eligibility Tuition and Fees Exempted Students in 1. Student in foster or other residential care Tuition foster care under conservatorship ofDept. of Protective Required fees' and Regulatory ServIces on or after: General Property - day before student's 18th birthday Deposit - day of student's 14th birthday if student was also eligible for adoption on or after that day - day student waduated from high school or received e~Ulvalent of a high school diploma 2. And enrol s as an undergraduate no later than - third anniversary of date student was discharged from foster or other residential care, date student graduated from high school, or date student received equivalent of a high school diploma, whichever is earliest; or - student's 21st birthday Certain 1. Graduated from Texaslublic school Tuition (first students who 2. Successfully complete attendance year only) received Aid requirements Required fees' to Families 3. Received financial assistance during last (first year only) with year of public high school in Texas under Dep'endent Chap. 31, Human Resources Code, for at least ChIldren six months (AFDC)/ 4. Is less than 22 years old on enrollment date Temporary 5. Enrolled at UTSA as an undergraduate no Assistance to later than one year after date of graduation Needy from a Texas public high school Families 6. Met UTSA's entrance examination (TANF) requirements before enrollment date 7. Is classified as a Texas resident Educational 1. Texas resident Tuition aides 2. Certified as an educational aide by State Required fees' Board for Educator Certification (other than class 3. Two years' school experience as certified or laboratory educational aide working directly with students fees) in a school district 4. Employed as a certified educational aide working directly with students in a district during term for which exemltion is received 5. Established financial nee as determined by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 6. Enrolled in UTSA classes necessary for teacher certification 7. Maintained acceptable grade point average as determined by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 8. Eligibility certified by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 'Supplementary, laboratory, student services, University Center, medical services, Recreation Center, library resources, publication, international education, and class related. 62 / Tuition, Fees, Charges, and Deposits Tuition Rebate Resident students entering a baccalaureate degree program on or after September 1, 1997, may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1,000 if the student is awarded a baccalaureate degree has attempted no more then 3 semester credit hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree, including transfer credits and credit earned by examination. As an institution participating in programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, The University of Texas at San Antonio is required to refund unearned tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges to certain students attending the institution for the first time who have received a grant, loan, or work assistance under Title IV of the act or whose parents have received a loan on their behalf under 20 U.S.C. § 1087-2. The refund is required if the student does not register for, withdraws from, or otherwise fails to complete the period of enrollment for which the financial assistance was intended. No refund is required if the student withdraws after a point in time that is 60 percent of the period of enrollment for which the charges were assessed. A student who withdraws before that time is entitled to a refund of tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges that is the larger of the amount provided for in § 54.006, Texas Education Code, or a pro rata refund calculated pursuant to § 484B of the act, reduced by the amount of any unpaid charges and a reasonable administrative fee not to exceed $25. UTSA will use the pro rata method for determining refunds of tuition and fees, as in the following example: Fall Semester Week % Refund Week % Refund 1 90 5 and 6 60 2 and 3 80 7 and 8 50 4 70 9 40 Students who fail to pay full tuition and fees, including late fees, on the due date are subject to one or more of the following actions at the University's option: 1. denial of readmission, including further registration 2. withholding of official transcripts 3. withholding a degree to which the student would otherwise be entitled 4. withholding of grades 5. all penalties and actions authorized by law. When a student has any of the above actions against his or her record, it is the student's responsibility to clear any obligations with UTSA and see that the Office of Procedural Fees / 63 Admissions and Registrar is notified. No further services of the University will be provided until all obligations are cleared. A student who pays tuition and fees with a check that is not subsequently honored by a bank and the fault is not that of the bank, and who does not make payment within 15 days, will be withdrawn from the University by the Office of Admissions and Registrar for nonpayment of tuition and fees. A $5 fee will be charged for each add or drop transaction processed during the add! drop period (beginning the first class day and ending on the Census Date). The fee is not charged before the first class day or for transactions initiated by UTSA. This fee is nonrefundable. UTSA charges a nonrefundable application fee of $25 to all undergraduates applying for admission to the University. Former UTSA students applying for undergraduate admission are not required to submit the application fee. All auditors of courses must submit for approval a Request to Audit form to the Enrollment Services Center. Students registered at UTSA may, with the approval of the instructor and Dean ofthe college in which the course is offered, audit courses by paying an auditing fee of $25 per course. The audit fee is not refundable. Upon approval of a Request to Audit form, a nonstudent auditor must pay an auditing fee of$50 per course. The fee is nonrefundable. Nonstudents over 65 are permitted to audit without paying a fee, provided space is available and a Request to Audit form is approved. Nonstudent auditors who wish to have library privileges may receive them by filling out a Friends ofthe UTSA Library application at the circulation desk in the UTSA Library, John Peace Library Building, second floor, and by paying a nonrefundable fee. There are limits on the services offered to Friends of the UTSA Library cardholders; further details are available from the circulation desk. Permission to audit may be obtained and fees paid beginning the first day of class through the Census Date. All auditors of courses must register their vehicles and obtain parking permits from the Office of Fiscal Services. A fee of $20 per examination is required of students who challenge UTSA undergraduate courses. Procedures for challenging courses by examination are in chapter 5 (General Academic Regulations) of this catalog. A $30 application fee is required of candidates for a degree. Application for a degree must be made at the Enrollment Services Center and the fee paid according to the specific dates listed in chapter 6 (Bachelor's Degree Regulations). This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid each time an application for degree is filed. The degree application fee does not cover cap and gown rental or purchase. An initial nonrefundable international student application fee of$lOO is required of all prospective international students applying for admission to the University. If no additional evaluation of international coursework is required, international students applying for readmission are required to pay only the $25 nonrefundable application fee. A late registration fee of $5 is charged for the first day of late registration, and an additional $2.50 per day is assessed thereafter. The maximum late registration fee for anyone term is $15. This fee may be waived only in extenuating circumstances by the President or his delegate. The late registration fee is not refundable. General Property Deposit. Every student must make a general property deposit of $10 at the time of initial registration to protect the University from losses such as property loss, damage, or breakage; violation of rules in any University library or laboratory; failure to return keys furnished by the University; or damage to or loss of any other University property. The deposit is refunded upon request, less outstanding charges, only when the student officially withdraws from school or graduates. When the property deposit refund is requested, the student has the option to elect that the property deposit be used to pay his or her first year's dues in the UTSA Alumni Association. The form for requesting a refund or that the deposit to be used for association dues is available at the Office of Fiscal Services. A general property deposit that remains without call for refund for a period of four years from the date of last attendance at UTSA shall be forfeited, and the deposit shall become operative to the permanent use and purpose of student scholarships. UTSA 1999-2000 Undergraduate Catalog Semester Fees / 65 International Student Program Fee. A $45 fee is assessed new international students for programs in the Office of Multicultural Programs. Orientation Fee. An orientation fee of $55 is assessed all new freshmen and transfer students when they are admitted to UTSA. Orientation programs provide information about UTSA's academic requirements, campus services, and student activities. Almost all of the programs also
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|Title||University of Texas at San Antonio Undergraduate Catalog, 1999-2000|
|Creator||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Description||University of Texas at San Antonio Undergraduate catalog, 1999-2000|
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Catalogs.|
|Publisher||University of Texas at San Antonio|
BULLETIN OF lHE UNIVERSITY OFTEXAS
AT SAN ANTONIO
USPS #982940 VOLUME xvm APRIL 1999 NUMBER 4
Published five times ayear (one issue in
February, one issue in March, two issues
in April, and one issue in September) by
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Admissions and Registrar
6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78149-0616.
Periodicals Postage Paid at San Antonio, Texas
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
BULLETIN OF THE UNNERSITY OF TEXAS
AT SAN ANTONIO
Office of Admissions and Registrar
6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249
The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied,
between any applicant, student, or faculty member and The University of Texas at San
Antonio or The University of Texas System. This catalog is a general information
publication, and it does not contain all regulations that relate to students.
The University of Texas at San Antonio reserves the right to withdraw courses at any ~
time and to change fees, tuition, rules, calendar, curriculum, degree programs, degree 1
requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirement affecting students. 1 The policies, regulations, and procedures stated in this catalog are subject to Change.
without prior notice, and changes become effective whenever the appropriate
authorities so determine and may apply to both prospective students and those
already enrolled. University policies are required to be consistent with policies
adopted by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and are in
compliance with state and federal laws.
STUDENTS ARE HELD INDIVIDUALLYRESPONSmLE FOR MEETING ALL
REQUIREMENTS AS DETERMINED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN
ANTONIO AND THE UNIVERSITYOFTEXAS SYSTEM. FAILURE TO READ AND
COMPLY WITH POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES WILL NOT
EXEMPT A STUDENT FROMWHATEVERPENALTIES HE OR SHE MAY INCUR.
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject
to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The
University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on any basis
prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.
1. Calendarandlnfonnation 5
Information Directory 11
2. AboutUTSA 17
History, Mission, and Organization 21
Administrative Policies and Services 24
Cantpus Resources 36
Student Life 41
Health and Counseling 43
Research Organizations 46
3. Tuition, Fees, Charges, and Deposits 51
Tuition and Fee Change 55
Methods of Payment : 55
Payment and Refund Policies 56
Procedural Fees 63
Semester Fees 64
Fees for Resource Use fB
Penalty Fees 72
4. Admission 75
Classifications and Requirements 79
Application Dates 88
Admission Procedures 89
Admission Review and Appeal Process 89
Admission to Special Progrants (in addition to UTSA Admission) 90
5. GeneralAcademicRegulations 93
Registration Procedures I:J7
Records and Classification of Students 101
Academic Standing III
Scholastic Dishonesty 112
6. Bachelor's Degree Regulations 115
Degree Requirements 119
Minors 127 .
Transferring Courses 127
Enrollment in Graduate Courses 130
Graduati on 131
7. Undergraduate Program Requirements and Course Descriptions 133
College of Business 141
Division of Accounting and Information Systems 144
Division of Economics and Finance 153
Division of Management and Marketing 167
College of Fine Arts and Humanities 189
Division of Architecture and Interior Design 191
Division of English, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication 204
Division ofF oreign Languages 233
Division of Music 259
Division of Visual Arts 278
College of Sciences and Engineering 285
Division of Computer Science 287
Division of Earth and Physical Sciences ~.294
Division of Engineering 322
Division of Life Sciences 344
Division of Mathematics and Statistics 362
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 373
Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences 375
Division of Bicultural- Bilingual Studies 410
Division of Education 418
Division of Social and Policy Sciences 460
University Honors Program 508
Preprofessional Courses of Study in Law, Medicine, or Business 510
Appendix: Faculty 513
Information Directory 11
April 12-August 23
December 1, 1999
*FALL SEMESTER 1999
Tuesday. International student admission application
Tuesday. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement for
students who have been academically dismissed a second
or subsequent time.
Thursday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide
Monday. Classes begin.
Monday. Labor Day Holiday.
Wednesday. Census Date. Last day to drop or withdraw
without a grade; choose credit/no-credit grading option;
drop an individual course and receive a refund. Deadline for
degree candidates to apply for graduation.
Friday. Last day to drop an individual course or withdraw
from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W."
Thursday-Saturday. Thanksgiving Holidays.
Monday. Last day to withdraw from all classes.
Saturday-Friday. Final examinations.
Friday. International student admission application deadline
for Spring 1999. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement
for students who have been academically dismissed a
second or subsequent time.
Wednesday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide
Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Tuesday. Classes begin.
Monday. Deadline for degree candidates to apply for
Wednesday. Census Date. Last day to drop or withdraw
without a grade; choose credit/no-credit grading option;
drop an individual course and receive a refund.
Monday-Saturday. Spring Break.
Friday. Last day to drop an individual course or withdraw
from all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W."
Monday. Last day to withdraw from all classes.
Saturday-Friday. Final examinations.
·For the most current and detailed calendar of semester events, see the Schedule of Classes for each
Wednesday. International student admission application
deadline for the Summer Semester.
Wednesday. Deadline to file Petition for Reinstatement for
students who have been academically dismissed a second
or subsequent time.
Registration for all summer terms.
Monday. Deadline to apply for admission and provide
supporting documents for the Summer Semester.
Wednesday. Classes begin for first five-week and 10-week
Monday. Census Date. Last day in the first five-week and
1O-week terms to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose
credit/no-creditgrading option; drop an individual course
and receive a refund.
Thursday. Deadline for degree candidates to apply for
Tuesday. Last day for students enrolled in the first five-week
term to drop an individual course or withdraw from all
classes and receive an automatic grade of"W."
Tuesday. Last day to withdraw from all classes for the first
Monday and Wednesday. Final examinations for courses in
the first five-week term.
Tuesday. Independence Day Holiday.
Thursday. Classes begin for second five-week term.
Tuesday. Census Date. Last day in the second five-week
term to drop or withdraw without a grade; choose credit/no-credit
grading option; drop an individual course and receive
Wednesday. Last day for students enrolled in the 10-week
term to drop an individual course or withdraw from all
classes and receive an automatic grade of"W."
Wednesday. Last day for students enrolled in the second
five-week term to drop an individual course or withdraw from
all classes and receive an automatic grade of"W."
Tuesday. Last day to withdraw from all classes for the 10-
week and second five-week terms.
Tuesday-Wednesday. Final examinations for courses in the
1O-week and second five-week terms.
'For the most current and detailed calendar of semester events, see the Schedule of Classes for each
Requests for information should be directed to the offices below. The University's
address is The University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San
Antonio, TX 78249. The main telephone number is (210) 458-4011.
Declared majors College Deans
Undeclared majors Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success
New and transfer students Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success
Academic Degree Programs and Courses College Deans
Undergraduate Director of Admissions and Registrar
Graduate Dean of Graduate Studies
Career Planning Director of Career Services
Changes in Enrollment Office of Admissions and Registrar
Continuing Education Director of Extended Education
Credit by Examination Testing Services
Degree Application Office of Admissions and Registrar
Financial Aid, Loans, or Scholarships Office of Student Financial Aid
Financial Matters Business Manager
General Information Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success
Health Services Student Health Services
International Students Office ofInternational Programs
Parking University Police
Teacher Director, Office of Teacher
Advising, Certification, and Placement
Nonteacher Director of Career Services
Psychological Counseling Director of Counseling Center
Recreational Activities Director of Athletics
Refunds Business Manager
Registration Office of Admissions and Registrar
Residency Office of Admissions and Registrar
Student Activities Director of Student Activities
Student Employment Office of Student Financial Aid,
Director of Student Employment and Internships
Student Services, General Vice President for Student Affairs
Students with Disabilities Coordinator of Disability Services
Teacher Certification Program Director, Office of Teacher
Advising, Certification, and Placement
Transfer of Credit Office of Admissions and Registrar
Transcripts Office of Admissions and Registrar
Veterans Affairs Office of Veterans Certification
Withdrawal from the University Office of Admissions and Registrar
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