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Reporting Unprofessional Behavior & Mistreatment

Student Help: Reporting Unprofessional Behavior and Mistreatment
UTMB is committed to providing the best educational climate possible. If you experience unprofessional behavior or mistreatment-whether from a resident, faculty member, fellow student or someone else-we want to know about it, so we can rectify the problem for you and for others. This reporting tool is a resource for students seeking to report professionalism concerns to a neutral third party. Confidentiality is respected. All concern notes submitted through the website will show the return address as www.utmb.edu not the sender's email address. There is no identifiable information and no response can be sent back to the sender unless that information is included in the Professionalism Concern Note (PCN). The PCN is forwarded to the Student Ombudsman for follow-up and triage. It is important to note that an anonymous PCN makes it difficult to follow-up and corroborate incidents. An anonymous PCN accompanied with enough information can be useful, if nothing else, it can be noted for the record. This tool is brought to you by the Professionalism Charter Committee, a group of faculty, staff and students working to promote a culture of professionalism at UTMB.

What to do if you see or experience unprofessional behavior
  1. Follow the instructions outlined in your course syllabus for reporting such concerns and complaints. If directions for reporting unprofessional behavior are not outlined in your course syllabus, you are encouraged to contact your course coordinator or departmental program advisor.
  2. Report the unprofessional behavior incident here.

Additional student resources are available to help you:
Ombudsman services are available to help you with academic and non-academic concerns, questions and complaints (e.g., fee payment, housing, financial aid, grades, professors, parking and other university-related issues). An ombudsman is a neutral third party, and confidentiality is ensured.

The Student Ombudsman Office is located in Suite 2.110, Lee Hage Jamail Student Center, 409.747.4820. Visit http://www.utmb.edu/ombudsman/ for more details.

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