Why Compliance Matters to Me:
Compliance is a willingness to follow a prescribed course of action, such as laws and regulations. Compliance is not about policing people’s behavior; it is about constantly striving to understand our many and varied obligations and follow them. The myriad of compliance requirements that span TAMU’s activities significantly impact the mission of teaching, research, and service.
Faculty Compliance Resources and Responsibilities:
As a faculty member, compliance requirements can impact your daily duties and interactions in many ways. While not all of the following compliance responsibilities may be part of your regular duties, it is important to have an awareness so that you may identify them and initiate actions should they arise:
- Provide an environment of academic study and employment free from harassment or discrimination.
- Make electronic information resources accessible to persons with disabilities (syllabus, media captioning, IT resources accessible with adaptive technology, etc.)
- Report concerning behavior by students, faculty, or staff to the Tell Somebody program.
- Familiarized yourself with campus safety and emergency procedures.
- Review export control laws before traveling or shipping items to foreign countries.
- Obtain appropriate advance approvals for international travel for TAMU employees and students on official University Business.
- Demonstrate the highest standards and ethical behavior in the conduct of research.
- Ensure safety in labs and classrooms with inspections and training.
- Be aware of relevant governance, rules, and procedures communicated through the University Rules and SAPs.
- Protect student records in accordance with FERPA.
- Plan field trips and course related travel in accordance with the student travel standard administrative procedure.
- Promote academic integrity through fair use of the intellectual property of others.
- Assist international faculty members obtain and maintain their right to work at Texas A&M.
- Familiarize yourself with the faculty handbook content.
- Follow state and university requirements related to planning campus programs for minors.
- Make students aware of the study abroad resources available.
- Familiarize yourself with the requirements relating to visiting scholars.
- Enhances the culture of compliance at TAMU by staying current on employee required trainings. (System Policy 33.05.02).
- Know your roles as a Campus Security Authority if you have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.