- Academic Calendar
- Program Catalogs
Students are expected to adhere to all rules, regulations, and policies contained within this catalog as well as the AOMA Student, Clinic, Financial Aid, and Safety & Security Manuals. Students who attend fulltime normally graduate under the curriculum in place at the time of their original enrollment. However, AOMA reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal the rules, regulations, policies, and curriculum printed herein.
2017-18 AOMA Catalog (with addendum)
Key program components are in links below:
- Campus Classroom Calendar
- Community Notifications
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- Southwest Symposium
- Student Complaints
Written student complaints
Scope: Staff and students
Directives from the United States Department of Education and SACS principles 4.5 and 3.13.3 require institutions of higher education to establish procedures for resolving student complaints. Compliance requires the maintenance of records related to all written complaints from students along with a log recording a summary of the complaint, the person or office charged to resolve the complaint, and the resolution or actions taken in response to the complaint. A written complaint from a student received by an office for redirection to another appropriate office becomes the responsibility of the receiving office.
Records associated with the written complaint along with the information included in the log that contain personally identifiable information about students may be subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and should be protected against improper disclosure.
The records and logs are subject to examination by the United States Department of Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Definition of written student complaint
Complaints are expressions of dissatisfaction or formal allegations against AOMA, its units, its faculty, and its students. Examples would include grade appeals, academic dishonesty, sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination, disability, financial aid, and those issues specifically identified in the policies listed below.
Grievance policies and complaint resolution
The various grievance policies include methods for resolving complaints. The nature of the student’s complaint will follow the resolution procedures of the appropriate grievance policy. The following offices are required to maintain logs:
- Dean of students (includes student services, registrar, academic advising, financial aid)
- Academic program directors (includes library and clinical education)
- Director of operations, (includes operations, admissions, facilities, finance, veterans’ affairs, clinic and retail operations, information technology)
Questions or complaints about this institution should be addressed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints
The web address for rules governing student complaints, Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120:
Revised: October 2012, January 2013, January 2019
Further information on grievances and complaints are detailed in the General Policies Manual in the Manuals tab on the MY AOMA page: https://aoma.edu/my-aoma. Addresses for accreditors and other agencies can be found here https://aoma.edu/about/accreditations/.