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Course and University Procedures/Policies

University Policies and Notices

Academic Honesty: Your instructor will enforce UCM’s Academic Honesty Policy as described in the Student Calendar/Handbook.

Student Conduct: Each student who enrolls at Central Missouri assumes an obligation to abide by the rules and regulations of the University as well as the local, state, and federal laws. A description of student rights and responsibilities is available in the Student Handbook, and online:

University Definition of a Credit Hour: A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than: (1) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or (2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required in (1) of this definition for other activities as established by an institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading toward the award of credit hours; or (3) institutionally established reasonable equivalencies for the amount of work described above in paragraph (1) of this definition for the credit hours awarded, as represented by verifiable student achievement of intended learning outcomes.

Early Alert: As part of the College of Education and Professional Education commitment to building a positive, student-centered learning community that supports the success of every student, our faculty members participate in the UCM Early Alert Program.

ADA: Students with documented disabilities who are seeking academic accommodations should contact the Office of Accessibility Services, Union 222, (V) (TTY) (660) 543-4421.

Library Services: Get help @ your library! You may access your library account, the online catalog, and electronic databases from James C. Kirkpatrick Library's website at For help with research and assignments, you may contact Research Assistance: