PROVO — BYU’s Honor Code Office just changed the way it will contact students and track progress and outcomes of its own work.
Through the new system, students will now learn why they’ve been asked to meet with an administrator before their first appointment.
“Our review of how we serve students showed the importance of clear communication from our office,” said Kevin Utt, Honor Code Office director. “This new system allows us to provide the details students want to know up front while still protecting student privacy.”
Here are the details, according to a BYU news release:
“In the past, students would receive a generic phone call asking them to schedule an appointment,” according to a BYU news release. “Then, the students would be informed of the reported misconduct at the beginning of their first meeting. Now the initial communication to students will be a message with a link that allows them to login and view a more detailed letter.
“The secure letter will state the reported misconduct and include additional information about a student’s rights within the process,” the news release said. “Alternatively, the letter may state that they are invited to meet with an administrator only as a witness.”
The new system will allow the Honor Code Office leadership to “measure staff performance and look for important patterns.”