Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Course Guidelines and Procedures

Class Cancelling Guidelines

  1. If UT cancels classes, SIS will cancel classes as well.
    – UT generally cancels classes due to bad weather; this impacts students, faculty and DE support.
  2. If a class is delayed because of weather or software issues, students will not be expected to wait more than 60 minutes. So, if the class has not started after 60 minutes from the class start time, the class is automatically canceled and the students should not be expected to join class after 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, instructors should send out an email to students informing them that the class is canceled.
  3. When a class is cancelled due to any of the reasons mentioned above, the instructor should record a makeup class that can be attended asynchronously by students. Cancellation of class should not mean a smaller number of classes will be taught in the semester.

Addressing Concerns about Courses

Students with concerns about a specific course in which they are enrolled should use one of the following options to bring their concerns to the School’s attention. These are presented in sequential order, however, if the student is not comfortable with one of the options, they should proceed to the next option. Students may request anonymity at any point in the process.

Students should:

  1. Get in touch with the course instructor and ask for clarifications or explanations.
  2. Get in touch with their academic advisor and discuss the situation with them.  They will be the best person to advise you regarding next steps.
  3. Get in touch with the Director of Graduate Studies.
  4. Get in touch with the School of Information Sciences Director.