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Consultation Policies:

You are REQUIRED to bring your valid MAVS ID, when checking-in at the front desk, for your appointment.

You CANNOT use the online scheduler to make same day appointments. Please come to the Writing Center and you will be seen as a walk in by our next available consultant.

Only ONE assignment/project/paper/presentation, etc. per visit. Consultants will not review multiple items during a single session. Consultants will only work with the student who produces work for a class assignment in a UTA course. All group members should attend group assignment consultations.

For questions related to grammar, spelling, punctuation, citations, or style, please choose QUICK HITS on your appointment form. During face-to-face Quick Hits sessions, the Writing Center consultant will spend up to 15 minutes helping student clients find answers on citation, style, editing, punctuation, and grammar concerns. During QH sessions, consultants will not make corrections, nor read through papers, but will respond to specific questions or concerns and point clients to the appropriate resources and answers.

Please bring a paper copy of your instructor's directions and your written draft to your individual appointments! We have a printer available if you forget, but you will need your Mav ID and funds in your account. We cannot guarantee printer availability if you need to print in our studio.

Only ONE session per day. Up to THREE sessions per week.

In order to meet high demand, clients must cancel appointments a minimum 60 minutes before the start of session. Clients who are 5 minutes late for sessions will be dropped from the schedule to accommodate those on the wait list. Clients who have two 'no shows' will be accepted as a walk-in upon availability. Staff will not make these appointments over the telephone or in advance. Student must be present to make appointment.

Only staff with an online designation below their name are available for online appointments. Please read directions at http://www.uta.edu/owl/appointments/online.php appointments for these carefully and make sure you understand how the online appointment process works before making an appointment. Due to the limits in the functionality of the online program, we cannot address format questions in online sessions. We do not offer technical support for online services and do not respond to email questions about these.

General Behavioral Policies:

Students visiting the Writing Center are expected to adhere to the code of proscribed conduct as it is outlined in the University of Texas at Arlington’s Handbook of Procedures: Policy 9; Subchapter B.  Accordingly, while at the Writing Center, students should refrain from the following behaviors: physical abuse or threat of physical abuse of any person; engaging in behavior that would be deemed by a reasonable person to be disruptive in nature (see below); conduct that endangers the health or safety or welfare of any person; any violation of the University's sexual harassment policy as outlined in Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Consensual Relationships (Procedure 14-1); or, any violation of the University's harassment policy as outlined in Harassment (HOP Subchapter 4-200).  

Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, engaging in or attempting to engage in conduct, either alone or in concert with others, that is intended to obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with, or that in fact obstructs, disrupts, or interferes with any instructional, educational, research, administrative, or public service activity or program, or any athletic event or public performance or other activity authorized to be conducted in or on a University facility; 
 
Obstruction or disruption may include noise violations, any act that interrupts, modifies, or damages utility service or equipment, communication service or equipment, or computer equipment, software, or networks, or any behavior which results in the inappropriate utilization of University resources. 

The Writing Center faculty reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any student who fails to conform to these policies, which can include suspension of services for a specific of time judged reasonable for the individual offence by the writing center executive staff. Egregious offences could result in a report to the Office of Student Conduct and eventual banishment from the Writing Center after an investigation of the circumstances.

Please note that for their safety, and to ensure that all sessions are conducted with minimum distractions, children are not permitted in the Writing Center. Clients with children who cannot make childcare arrangements should use our online services.