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We are committed to keeping our faculty informed of the most current policies and planning tools to ensure that they have what they need to excel in three areas: teaching, research and service.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Everyone has access to the university's policies and procedures

The Data Warehouse provides reports on enrollment summaries, survey results and common data sets

Universities are required to maintain up-to-date Consumer Information pages

Student Learning Outcome Assessment

Assessment is a core value and ongoing activity at UMKC. Assessment creates an environment that promotes educational excellence. Comprehensive information on assessment is available through the site and the UMKC Handbook for Learning Outcomes and Assessment.

Learn more about assessment


Academic Grievances

If you think you have an academic grievance, please review the Academic Grievance Policy and Procedures. The Academic Grievance Resolution Panel conducts prompt and efficient procedures for fair and equitable resolutions of academic grievances.

File an academic grievance


Grade Appeal

The establishment of the criteria for grades and the evaluation of student academic performance are the responsibilities of the instructor. Students are responsible for meeting these requirements. Grade appeal is available only for the review of allegedly capricious grading. A formal appeal procedure will determine the validity of the claim.

Appeal a grade (PDF)


Councils and Governance

The Graduate Council makes policy for graduate studies.

Learn more about Graduate Council


Academic Portfolio Review

Academic portfolio review allows deans, department chairs, faculty and administrators to understand how our resources are used to support our educational mission and how successful they are. The goal of academic portfolio review is to best align our mission with academic program opportunities to create efficient operations in keeping with our unwavering commitment to ensure our university resources support our students and serve our community.

Learn more about Academic Portfolio Review


Discrimination Complaints

We want all of our faculty, staff and students to be valued regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, or sexual orientation. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the UMKC Office of Affirmative Action immediately.

File a complaint

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