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1 NEW ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AUGUST 9, 2013 Legal Issues – Advice and Resolution: What You Might Find in Your Inbox Patti Ohlendorf Vice President for Legal Affairs FAC 438 (G4800) Phone 471-1241 Fax 471-1255 pohlendorf@austin.utexas.edu http://www/utexas.edu/vp/irla/

2 Handout #1 Copy of Citation and Plaintiffs First Amended Petition

3 Handout #2 Subpoena Duces Tecum

4 Handout #3 Tort Claim

5 Handout #4 Complaint from U. S. Office for Civil Rights

6 Handout #5 Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Statement

7 Handout #6 Letter to Department Chair Regarding Request under Texas Public Information Act

8 Handout #7 Memo to Department Chair Regarding Involvement in Political Activities by Faculty Member

9 Date: 7/22/13 Time: 11:25am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor John Doe Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Would like to review his promotion and personnel files. x x

10 Date: 9/3/13 Time: 4:30 pm Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor John Help Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: There is a student with a disability who needs special accommodations. x x

11 Date: 8/5/12 Time: 8:30 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From John Doe – Elementary School Principal Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Involves pornography on a student/employee account (on a web page). Needs to discuss as soon as possible. xx x

12 Date: 8/6/13 Time: 9:30 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From President of OfStudents to Promote Mandatory Studies Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Would like to speak to you about designing their web site, i.e. use of the UT seal, pictures, etc. xx x

13 Handout #8 Copy of Statement Regarding Allegations Against Faculty Member

14 Date: 6/11/13 Time: 8:40am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor Jane Doe Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Received a terrible score and a threatening note (to kill her) on a students evaluation form. What should she do? x

15 Date: 10/6/13 Time: 11:15 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Lawyer John Doe Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Trying to find out if Professor John Law was given rights in all his inventions by the University? xx x

16 Date: 10/5/13 Time: 9:45 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Jane Doe --EMERGENCY Ofxxxx Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: 10 students in her class have fainted from a noxious smell and others are becoming nauseous. What should she do? xx x

17 Date: 9/13/13 Time: 11:35 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Mrs. Jane Doe Of Phone xxx/xxx-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: This parent is very upset. Her son is majoring in your department. She has heard reports that, sex and drugs run rampant in the dorms. Please call her. xx x

18 Date: 7/23/13 Time: 10:43am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor John Doe Of Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: He is not going to teach the additional course that you assigned to him and a grievance has been filed. x

19 Date: 9/17/13 Time: 11:37am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Student John Doe Of Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Professor Ima Faculty discriminated against me based on my race. Possible to investigate complaint and not tell professor who made accusation? x

20 Date: 4/19/13 Time: 10:29 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor Jane Doe Of Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Re: liability issue. She wants to have party at restaurant for her class and restaurant wantsUT to assume liability for any damages to their property as a result of this event. Will you sign the document? xx x

21 Date: 5/15/13 Time: 11:31 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor Jane Doe Of Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: She has been teaching one course in one three-hour time slot per week and advising from home. You now want her to teach two classes per week. You will need to pay for her transportation from out of town for these extra responsibilities. xx

22 Date: 7/16/13 Time: 8:41 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Office of Accounting OfChair Phone 1-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: Deceased faculty members family used Procard and FedEx account for personal purchases. Card/FedEx account cancelled. FedEx account used again - Accounting has bill. Next step? xx x

23 Date: 10/04/13 Time: 2:04 pm Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Anonymous Of Phone Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: A bomb is in the Departments auditorium where Mandatory Studies 301 just began meeting. xx x

24 Date: 11/24/13 Time: 8:45 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From Professor Taka Fieldtrip OfURGENT - EMERGENCY Phone xxx-xxx-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: One of the vehicles on departmental field trip involved in accident. One student dead at scene and two taken to hospital. Student driver is not physically harmed but seems to be in shock. (We are about 30 minutes outside Houston.) What should we do? xx x

25 Date: 7/25/13 Time: 8:00 am Voicemail: WHILE YOU WERE OUT From UT Graduate of Mandatory Studies OfLiving out of state Phone xxx-xxx-xxxx Telephoned Will Call Again Was In Please Call Returned Call Important MESSAGE: An alum of your department who just retired from XXX State Prison system is moving back to Austin. Request to wed his fiancée during half-time at a UT home football game. xx x

26 Faculty: Rules and Regulations of the UT System Board of Regents, Series 31008, Section 6.1 Section 2-2310, UT Austin Original Handbook of Operating Procedures Teaching Assistants and Assistant Instructors: Section 9-2050, UT Austin Original Handbook of Operating Procedures Non-Instructional Employees: Section 5-2430, UT Austin Original Handbook of Operating Procedures UT Austin Grievance Procedures

27 Academic Related/Graduate Students – Policy 1.C.2, UT Austin Revised Handbook of Operating Procedures Academic Related/Undergraduate Students – Student Svcs.,2012-2013 General Information Catalog Student Programs and Student Activity Related – Appendix C, 2012-2013 General Information Catalog Disability Related – Appendix I, 2012-2013 General Information Catalog Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Student Misconduct, and Sexual Assault – Appendices D, E, and H, 2012-2013 General Information Catalog UT Austin Grievance Procedures Students


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