It is the policy of the University of Missouri to provide equal opportunity for all enrolled students and applicants for admission to the University on the basis of merit without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, or Vietnam era veteran status. Sexual harassment shall be considered discrimination because of sex. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a way as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Strict adherence to the principles of intellectual honesty is expected from all students in the completion of assigned work in nursing courses. Failure to do so will result in:
an academic assessment by course faculty of a 0% grade for the work in question
(test or assignment), and
- submission of relevant information to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, who may apply sanctions such as probation, suspension, or dismissal.
Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following:
- copying the work of another student;
- copying material verbatim from a published source without placing it in quotation marks and citing the source;
- failing to cite the source of material paraphrased from a published source;
- cheating of any kind during a quiz or exam;
- copying exam questions during test reviews and/or distributing or sharing exam questions with other students in any form;
- using non-faculty approved electronic or communication devices during examinations or class assignments.
Course faculty reserves the right to use software for assistance with plagiarism detection.
Failure to detect a violation of academic integrity on one assignment/examination does not excuse subsequent violations.
Critical behaviors that students must demonstrate in order to earn a satisfactory clinical grade include expectations of honesty and professional integrity in ALL clinical settings. Dishonest behaviors such as withholding information about errors or falsifying reports are obvious violations. Refer to the N (course number) Clinical Evaluation Tool for statements of critical behaviors that must be clearly demonstrated in each clinical experience.
The College of Nursing and the Graduate School uses the following grading scale:
69% or less
Grade Appeal Procedure
On each campus of the University of Missouri it is the Chancellor who is ultimately responsible to the President and the Board of Curators for all campus programs, policies and activities. On the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, the Chancellor has delegated responsibility for overseeing the grade appeal process to the Provost. The Provost is therefore responsible for assuring that grade appeals are handled in a fair and timely manner. More specifically, that officer is responsible for seeing that the procedures outlined below are appropriately followed.
Grievance Concerning Discrimination
Any grievance or complaint (informal grievance) that alleges discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability - especially concerning admission to and retention within the College of Nursing shall be treated according to policy of the board of Curators entitled "Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students".
Students claiming a grievance under this policy are referred to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for the specific procedures to be followed in the event of such a grievance.
Grievance Concerning Other Issues (see University Bulletin)
While the problem resolution procedure is in process, the student may remain enrolled in the undergraduate program.