We are committed to providing the highest quality learning and instructional experiences for our campus community through resources, partnerships, program assessments and other meaningful support.

Program and Course Development Resources

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General education resources

Learn more about our general education requirements, UMKC Essentials and Missouri Transfer Core 42, as well as how to propose new general education courses and topics.

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Managing programs and courses

Need to create or modify a course? Find instructions and essential information here.

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Online course compliance

Everything you need to know about creating, proposing and offering online courses. Plus tools to find online certified courses and instructors.

Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation

At UMKC, curriculum and assessment are equal parts of a continuous development cycle designed to improve the educational value of programs and experiences for students. Faculty develop curriculum as part of a vision of educational value; assess the student learning outcomes associated with that curriculum; and design improvements to programs as a result of assessment. It is a recursive, progressive model of academic improvement.

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UMKC's curriculum development and modifications go through established processes and approval by the General Education Curriculum Committee and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Learn more about curriculum deadlines and the standards that drive the creation of relevant curriculum that leads to student success.

Curriculum components for consideration

Curriculum sequencing and delivery

Annual curriculum cycle and support

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Our academic assessment process underpins the success of our programs. Learn more about our unique approach to short- and long-term assessment, which ensures students receive a relevant education that prepares them for their next steps.

Assessment process and approach

Annual program review

Five-year program review

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The university and its programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and program-specific accrediting bodies. Explore academic accreditation at UMKC and see how we satisfy HLC requirements.

Institutional and specialized accreditations

HLC assumed practice

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Faculty Credentials

Our faculty meet credentialing and equivalent experience qualifications established by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Faculty credentials can be found within the UMKC Academic Catalog. Additional information about our faculty members can be found on the directory pages for each academic unit.

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Explore school faculty and leadership

Our Approach to Academic Excellence


New academic programs undergo a thorough review process, known as academic innovation, to ensure they meet established standards for excellence, relevance and financial sustainability.


Explore our system-wide standards for academic integrity, review school specific honor codes and learn more about the reporting process for suspected academic misconduct.


Partnering with other institutions has a global impact on education. Review the program agreements we hold with dozens of domestic and international institutions.