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Academic Affairs / Provost

Administration 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116

Faculty/Staff Support and Development

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) role of promoting academic excellence at UCM is achieved through several avenues of support.  The CTL offers many new development opportunities for faculty and administrators geared toward pedagogical advancement and educational innovation, as well as needed information and training on policies and regulations that affect them on a daily basis.

Questions related to academic affairs policy are often be answered by connecting faculty and staff to some of the many resources that the University has to offer. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at

One example of connecting faculty and staff occured when the library staff helped faculty to understand about predatory journals and the issues that can occur with publication practices and authorship.  With the advent of open access journals for publication of research material, various questionable journals and organizations/organizations have appeared. It is wise of those who are submitting research to various journals or who may be approached by someone to be a part of an editorial board to be wary! The link below is to a resource that can aid in the identifying of these predatory publishers. It is the work of Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver.He has maintained the lists for a few years and the link is to the most recent update.  You may provide your email address and subscribe to the blog that provides information that may be useful. 01/02/bealls-list-of- predatory-publishers-2015/



Janice Putnam PhD, CIP, RN University of Central Missouri 
Dockery, Room 103C
Warrensburg, MO 64093