TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.
University Organization and Governance
 
A.
Mission Statement
I-1
 
B.
Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education
I-1
 
C.
Board of Governors

I-1 to I-2

 
D.
Strategic Leadership Team (formerly President's Cabinet)  
I-2
1.  President of the University 
I-2
2.  Provost and Chief Learning Officer
I-3
3.  Vice President for University Development/Executive Director of UCM Foundation   
I-3
  4.  Vice President of Finance and Chief Operations Officer  
I-3
5.  General Counsel
I-3
6.  Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement
I-3
7.  Vice Provost for Technology/Chief Information Officer   
I-4
8.  Vice Provost for Enrollment Management   
I-4
9.  Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment 
I-4
10.  University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
I-4
  11.  Chief Communications Officer  
I-4
  12.  Executive Director, Facilities Planning and Operations   
I-5
13.  Executive Assistant to the President   
I-5
     
E.
University Policy Review Council
I-4
 
F.

Provost's Council

I-5
1. Provost and Chief Learning Officer, Chair of the Provost's Council
I-5
2. Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
I-5
3. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
I-6
4. Vice Provost for Technology/Chief Information Officer
I-6
5. Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement
I-6
6. Dean of the Graduate School and Extended Studies
I-6
7. Dean of the Honors College   
I-6
8. Dean of the College of Health, Science, and Technology 
I-6
9.  Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 
I-7
  10. Dean of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies 
I-7
11. Dean of the College of Education   
I-7
12. Dean of Library Services  
  I-7
13. Faculty Senate Vice President   
I-7
  14. Director of International Center 
I-7
 
G.
Academic Council
I-8
 
H.
Academic Department Chairs

I-8

1. Duties
I-8
  2. Selection Process
I-8
3. Appointment, Evaluation and Retention of Department Chair

I-9

 
I.

Faculty Senate

I-9
1. Faculty Senate Constitution
I-9 to I-13
2. Faculty Senate By-Laws
I-13 to I-18
3. Faculty Senate Special Rules of Order
I-18 to I-19
4. Faculty Senate Representatives
I-19
 
J.

Committee Structure

I-19
1. University/Administrative Committees
I-19
2. Faculty Senate Committees
I-19
3. Faculty Senate Guidelines for Service on Faculty Committees
I-19 to I-21
 
II.
Academic Policies and Procedures
 
A.

Academic Honesty Policy

II-1
1. Honesty - University Responsibilities
II-1
2. Honesty - Student Responsibilities
II-1
3. Procedures for Enforcement of Central's Academic Honesty Policy
II-1 to II-4
 
B.
Academic Advisement
II-4
 
C.
Commencement -- Faculty Role
II-5
 
D.
Faculty Meetings
II-5
 
E.
Graduate Faculty
II-5 to II-6
 
F.

Instructional Procedures

II-6
1. Course Syllabi
II-6
2. Office Hours
II-6
3. Classroom Control
II-6
4. Examinations
II-6
5. Grades
II-7 to II-8
6. Grading System
II-8
7. Additional Costs for Courses
II-8
8. Class Attendance
II-9 to II-10
9.  Extended Studies   
II-10
10. Field Trips   
II-11
12. Textbook System Guidelines   
II-11 to II-13
13. Student Records: Access and Confidentiality   
II-13
14. Use of Mechanical Recording Devices in the Classroom   
II-13
 
G.

Evaluation of Faculty, Department Chairs, Deans and Provost

II-14
1.  Evaluation of Faculty   
II-14
 2.  Evaluation of Department Chairs, Deans and Provost   
II-14 to II-15
 
H.
Student Academic Appeal Procedures   
II-15
  1. Types of Grievances   
II-15 to II-16
  2. Procedure   
II-16 to II-17
     
I.
 Teacher/Professional Education Governance and Procedures   
II-17 to II-20
III.
Personnel Policies and Procedures
 
A.

Employment

III-1
1. Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement
III-1
  2. Procedures for Employment of New Faculty/Academic Staff III-1
3. Special Faculty Classification
III-1
4. Faculty Teaching Workload Guidelines
III-1 to III-4
  5. Faculty Identification Card
III-4

B.

Promotion and Tenure Policies

III-4
1. Academic Freedom and Tenure
III-4
2. Promotion Policy
III-5 to III-7
3. Tenure Policy
III-8 to III-10
4. Timeline and Procedures for Institutional Promotion and/or Tenure
III-10 to III-19
  5. Forms – Promotion and Tenure
III-20 to III-21
 
C.

Faculty Compensation Policy

III-22
1. Faculty Compensation Policy
III-22
  2. Faculty Compensation Procedures
III-22 to III-28
   
D.

Employee Benefits

III-28
  1. Eligibility for Benefits
III-29
2. Benefits Summary
III-29
 
E.
Worker's Compensation
III-29
 
F.
Liability Protection
III-29
 
G.

Faculty Professional Enhancement

III-29
1. General
III-29
2. Services and Funding Opportunities for Faculty/Academic Staff
III-30 to III-32
3. Professional Travel Funding Categories and Priorities
III-32
4. New Skills Development
III-33
5. Instructional Development Fund: Categories, Policies and Procedures
III-34
  6. Academic Leaves: Categories, Policies and Procedures
III-35 to III-39
  7. Academic Leave Form
III-40 to III-41
 
H.

Faculty Awards

III-42
1. Byler Distinguished Faculty Award
III-42
2. Governor's Award for Excellence in Education
III-42
 
I.

Retirement

III-42
1. Normal Retirement
III-42
2. Saving for Retirement - Tax Shelter Annuities
III-43
3. Longevity Award Policy
III-43
4. Privileges Extended to Emeriti and Retired Employees
III-43
 
J.

Grievances

III-43 to III-45

 
K.
Resignation
III-45
 
L.
Termination
III-45
Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Cause
III-45
 
M.
Check-Out Procedures

III-45

 
N.
Retrenchment Policy
III-46
 
O.

Other Leaves and Absences

III-46
1. Professional Service
III-46
2. University Business
III-46
3. Sick Leave
III-46

spacera. Sick Leave Board of Governors Policy

III-46

spacerb. Sick Leave Procedure

III-46

spacerc. Family and Medical Leave Act

III-46
  4. Personal Leave
III-47
     
P.

Vacation

III-47
     
Q.
Legal Proceedings and Voting
III-47
 
R.
Military Duty
III-47
 
S.
Bereavement
III-47
 
IV.
Institutional Policies and Procedures
 
A.
Confidentiality of Personnel and Legal Records
IV-1
 
B.
Admission to Campus Events
IV-1
 
C.
Alcohol Policy
IV-1
 
D.

Business and Financial Policies and Procedures

IV-1
1. Fiscal Responsibility Policy
IV-1
2. Long-Distance Telephone Calls   
IV-2
3. Mail Service
IV-2
4. Purchasing Procedures
IV-2
 
E.

Conflict of Interest Policy

IV-2
 
F.
Intellectual Property Rights, Educational Materials and Patent Policies
IV-2
1. Intellectual Property Rights Policy
IV-2
2. Educational Materials
IV-2 to IV-4
3. Patent Policy
IV-4
 
G.
Illegal and Controlled Drugs Policy
IV-4
 
H.
Tobacco Use Policy
IV-5
 
I.

Immunization Policy

K.

L. Travel Regulations    IV-7

IV-5
 
J.
Sexual Harassment Policy
IV-5 to IV-6
     
K.
Discrimination and Harrassment   
IV-6
 
L.

Travel Regulations

IV-7
1. Board of Governors Policy
IV-7
2. Definition of Reimbursable Travel Expense
IV-7
3. Travel Planning Approval
IV-7
4. Travel on University Business
IV-7
5. Method of Reimbursement
IV-7
6. Transportation
IV-7
7. Lodging
IV-8
8. Reimbursement for Travel Expense
IV-8

spacera. Inclusions and Exclusions as to Authorized Expenses

IV-9
 

spacerb. Contract and Grant Travel 

IV-9
9. Preparation and Submission of Travel Expense Voucher Form 400
IV-9
 
M.
University Store Discount Policy
IV-10
 
N.
Responsible Conduct of Research
IV-10

Ethics in Research Document

IV-11
1. Preamble
IV-10
2. Purpose
IV-11
3. Definitions
IV-11
4. Reporting of Alleged Scientific and Scholarly Misconduct
IV-12
5. Confidentiality
IV-13
6. Research Misconduct Proceedings
IV-13 to IV-14
7. Ensuring a Fair Research Misconduct Proceeding
IV-14
8. Notice to Respondent
IV-15
9. Decision to Open Investigation
IV-15
10. Maintenance and Custody of Research Records and Evidence
IV-16
 

11. Interim Protective Actions

IV-16
12. Institutional Actions in Response
IV-17
  13. Restoring Reputations IV-17
  14. Cooperation with ORI IV-17
     
O.
Regulations and Guidelines Regarding Technology at UCM 
IV-18
 
V.
University Services
 
A.

Public Safety

V-1
1. Accident or Illness Emergency Procedures
V-1
2. Assaults, Thefts, or Other Criminal Action
V-1
3. Emergency Warnings
V-1
4. Hazardous Conditions
V-1
5. Keys
V-2
6. Parking Permits
V-2
 
B.

Staff Services

V-2
1. Information Services
V-2
2. Marketing and Promotions 
V-2
3. UCM Licensing   
V-3
  4. Center for Print Production    
V-3
 
C.

Student Services - Referral

V-3
1. Career Services
V-3
2. Counseling Center
V-3
3. Academic Enhancement
V-4
4. Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders
V-5
5. Office of Accessibility Services, ADA/504 Coordinator
V-5
6. University Health Center
V-5
  7. Office of Violence and Substance Abuse Program
V-6
8. Student Financial Assistance
V-6
 
D.
James C. Kirkpatrick Library
V-7
 
VI.
External Relations
 
A.
Advertising
VI-1
 
B.
Grants and Contracts with Outside Agencies
VI-1
 
C.

Gifts and Grants

VI-1
1. Public Support
VI-1
2. Private Support
VI-1
3. Corporate Sponsorship Policy
VI-1
4. In-Kind Gifts
VI-2

spacerGuidelines for Receiving In-Kind Gifts

VI-2

spacerIn-Kind Gift Record

VI-3
 
D.
Guest Lecturers, Speakers
VI-4
 
E.
Publicity
VI-4
 
F.
Radio and Television Stations
VI-4
 
G.

Scheduling of Campus Facilities

VI-5
1. Campus Groups
VI-5
2. Workshops - Variant Courses - Entrepreneurial Courses
VI-5
3. Off-Campus Groups
VI-5
     
H.
Student Recruitment
VI-5
     
VII.
Listing of Academic Procedures and Regulations
   

AP&R 1

Search Guidelines

VII-1

AP&R 2

Academic Chairs Position Description
VII-1

AP&R 3

Academic Program Advisory Boards
VII-1

AP&R 4

Faculty Load & Compensation
VII-1
AP&R 5
Salary Savings/Lectureships
VII-1
AP&R 6
Faculty Early Retirement Procedures
VII-1
AP&R 7
Study Tour Guidelines
VII-1
AP&R 8
Coordination of Surveys through the Office of Institutional Research
VII-1
AP&R 9
Procedures for Human Subjects Review
VII-1
AP&R 10
Student Enrollment Grants
VII-1
AP&R 11

Guidelines for Electronically Delivered Courses

VII-1
AP&R 12
Entrepreneurial Offerings
VII-1
AP&R 13
Weekend College Courses
VII-1
AP&R 14
Space Utilization & Reassignment
VII-1
AP&R 15
Capital Project Prioritization & Scheduling
VII-1
AP&R 16
Budget/Accounting Responsibility
VII-1
AP&R 17
Sponsored Programs
VII-1
AP&R 18
Student Technology Fee Procedures
VII-1
AP&R 19
Procedures for Market Discipline Designation
VII-1
AP&R 20
Staffing Plan Guidelines
VII-1
AP&R 21

Promotion and Tenure Appendices

VII-1
AP&R 22
Certificate Program Approval Guidelines
VII-1
AP&R 23
Academic Department By-Laws and Internal Governance
VII-1
AP&R 24
Reappointment of Non-Tenure Track Faculty
VII-1
 
Appendix Organizational Charts of U.C.M.  
     
Note:  Board policies contained in the Faculty Guide are referenced with the corresponding Board of Governors policies by a reference number, i.e. Board of Governors Policy 1.2.070.  
   
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