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Academic Affairs / Provost

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

Academic Policies & Procedures:

UCM Faculty Guide


I. University Organization and Governance

A. Mission Statement
B. Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education
C. Board of Governors
D. Strategic Leadership Team
E. University Policy Review Council
F. Provost's Council
G. Academic Council
H. Academic Department Chairs
I. Faculty Senate
J. Organizational Charts of UCM

II. Academic Policies and Procedures

A. Academic Honesty Policy
B. Academic Advisement
C. Commencement - Faculty Role
D. Faculty Meetings
E.1.Graduate Faculty
E.2.Adjunct Faculty and Dual-Credit Faculty

F.1. Instructional Procedures: Syllabi, Availability of Faculty, Attendance at UCM, Classroom Control
F.2. Instructional Procedures: Examinations, Grades, Grading System, Recording Devices, Field Trips

F.3. Instructional Procedures: Additional Costs for Courses, Extended Studies, Textbooks, Student Records
G. Evaluation of Faculty, Department Chairs, Deans and Provost

H. Student Academic Appeal Procedures
I. Teacher/Professional Education Governance and Procedures

J. Establishing and Maintaining Academic Policy and Procedure
K. Responsible Conduct of Research

III. Personnel Policies and Procedures

A.1. Employment: Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement
A.2. Employment: Procedures for Employment of New Faculty/Academic Staff

A.3. Employment: Faculty Classification

A.4. Employment: Faculty Teaching Workload Guidelines

B.1-2. Promotion and Tenure Policies: Academic Freedom, Promotion Policy, Eligibility
B.3. Promotion and Tenure: Tenure Policy, Contracts, Probationary Period

B.4. Promotion and Tenure: Timeline and Procedures

B. Promotion and Tenure: The Promotion and Tenure Dossier

C. Faculty Compensation
D. Employee Benefits
E. Worker's Compensation
F. Liability Protection
G. Faculty Professional Enhancement
H. Faculty Awards
I. Retirement

J. Grievances
K. Resignation
L. Termination -Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Cause
M. Check-Out Procedures
N. Retrenchment Policy
O. Other Leaves and Absences
P. Vacation
Q. Legal Proceedings and Voting
R. Military Duty
S. Bereavement

IV. Institutional Policies and Procedures

A. Confidentiality of Personnel and Legal Records
B. Admission to Campus Events 
C. Alcohol Policy
D. Fiscal Responsibility, Telephone Calls, Mail Service & Purchasing Procedures
E. Conflict of Interest Policy
F. Intellectual Property Rights Policy
G. Illegal and Controlled Drugs Policy
H. Tobacco Use Policy
I. Immunization Policy
J. Sexual Harassment Policy
K. Discrimination and Harassment

L. Travel
M. University Store Discount Policy
N. Responsible Conduct of Research
O. Regulations and Guidelines Regarding Technology

V. University Services

A. 1. Accident, Injuries or Illness Emergency Procedures
A. 2. Assaults, Thefts, or Other Criminal Action
A. 3. Emergency Operations Plan
A. 4. Keys and Parking Permits

B. 1. Information Services
B. 2. Marketing, Promotions, UCM Licensing and Print Production

C. 1. Career Services
C. 2. Counseling Center
C. 3. Academic Enrichment
C. 4. Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders
C. 5. Office of Accessibility Services, ADA/504 Coordinator
C. 6. University Health Center
C. 7. Office of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention
C. 8. Student Financial Assistance
C. 9. Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support
C. 10. Office of Military and Veterans Services
C. 12. Title IX

D. JC Kirkpatrick Library

VI. External Relations

A. Advertising
B. Grants and Contracts with Outside Agencies
C. Gifts and Grants
D. Guest Lecturers, Speakers
E. Publicity
F. Radio and Television Stations
G. Scheduling of Campus Facilities
H. Student Recruitment

VII. Academic Procedures and Regulations

*Academic Procedures and Regulations provide specific guidance from the provost to academic programs.


1. Search Guidelines

2. Academic Chairs Position Description

3. Academic Program Advisory Boards

4. Faculty Load & Compensation

5. Salary Savings/Lectureships

6. Faculty Early Retirement Procedures

7. International & Domestic Study Tour Guidelines

8. Coordination of Surveys through the Office of Institutional Research

9. Procedures for Human Subjects Review

10. Extended Studies Special Projects Variable Contract Rates

11. Guidelines for Electronically Delivered Courses

12. Entrepeneurial Offerings

13. Weekend College Courses

14. Space Utilization & Reassignment

15. Captial Project Prioritization & Scheduling

16. Budget/Accounting Responsibility

17. Sponsored Programs

18. Student Technology Fee Procedures

19. Procedures for Market Discipline Designation

20. Staff Plan Guidelines

21. Promotion and Tenure Appendices

22. Certificate Program Approval Guidelines

23. Academic Department By-Laws and Internal Governance

24. Reappointment of Non-Tenure Track Faculty

25. Joint Accelerated Degree Programs

26. Intellectual Property Rights
27. UCM Internship Standards

28. Off-Campus Delivery of Academic Programs



Policy Updates - Fall 2015
Policy Updates - Spring 2016
Policy Updates - Fall 2016

If you experience problems accessing any part of the Guide, please email Dr. J. Putnam at