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Faculty Orientation 2017

A guide to Mizzou for new instructors and researchers

Welcome to the Mizzou family, new faculty! As you settle in, take a tour of our beautiful campus (aka botanic garden), check out our world-class research facilities, and get to know CoMo. Here are a few of the resources you might need to become masters of the lab and commanders of the classroom.


University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar manages registration, course catalogs, add/drop, scheduling, grading policies, curriculum management and more. See the faculty page.

Syllabus Requirements

Sample statements regarding academic dishonesty, the American with Disabilities Act, intellectual pluralism and academic inquiry, course discussion and privacy are provided for use on a course syllabus.


Human Resource Services

Human Resource Services covers compensation, payroll and benefits, training and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action matters. Review the HR Manual.

Promotion and Tenure

Section 320.035 of the Collected Rules and Regulations (CRR) outlines promotion and tenure procedures for candidates as well as faculty, staff and administrators involved in the process.

Working With Students

MU Connect

MU Connect enables instructors to communicate concerns and refer students to resources. It provides an online scheduling feature to set up appointments or group meetings.

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct offers guidance for times when students become uncontrollably disruptive or threatening in campus classroom/laboratory settings.

Campus Writing Program

The Campus Writing Program offers retreats and seminars covering the principles of "writing-to-learn" and "learning-to-write” and encourages the development of writing-intensive courses by funding awards for courses, projects or initiatives.


The Disability Center ensures that all students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to a quality education, providing accommodations in partnership with faculty, staff and students. The Office of Accessibility and ADA Education works to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for people with disabilities, with an emphasis on universal design.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity aims to provide an inclusive research and learning environment in order to facilitate the success of all students, faculty and staff and in a diverse and competitive global society.


The MU Counseling Center fosters personal, intellectual and psychological well-being for all members of the Mizzou community.

Student Health Center

The MU Student Health Center provides medical, behavioral, health-coaching and wellness services, working collaboratively to provide individualized care and to connect students with appropriate resources.

International Center

The International Center facilitates all things international at the University of Missouri. We raise international awareness and foster dialogue on critical world issues. It has developed 10 ways to be an internationally-engaged faculty member.


Academic Integrity

The university is committed to ensuring ethical behavior by all its members toward all its members. All Tigers are expected to follow the academic integrity policy.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records.

Civil Rights & Title IX

The MU Office for Civil Rights & Title IX exists to help students, faculty, staff and visitors get the support they need if they experience sex-based discrimination or harassment.

Professional Development

Educational Technologies (ET@MO)

Educational Technologies (ET@MO) supports the meaningful use of technology to improve teaching and learning. ET@MO aids in researching, designing and implementing new educational technology innovations.

Faculty Development Awards

Opportunities for faculty development are available through project awards, scholarships, research funding, involvement in SEC academic programs and other avenues.

Research Resources

Faculty involved in research can find compliance policies, helpful resources and funding information through the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development.

Celebration of Teaching

The Celebration of Teaching is a free two-day professional development opportunity open to all faculty, staff, graduate instructors and advisers. The 2018 Celebration of Teaching will be held May 15-16.

Faculty Council

The MU Faculty Council is the elected representative organization of the MU faculty to the university administration and to the public at large.

MU Libraries

Librarians at MU Libraries work with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum and to develop library instruction that fosters critical thinking and supports the goals of MU students.

Student Engagement

Fellowships Office

The Fellowships Office supports students who are applying for nationally competitive fellowships.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research gives faculty the opportunity to work with highly motivated undergraduates in their fields.

Service Learning

The Office of Service Learning strives to make community and civic service part of the curriculum at MU.

Hiring Student Assistants

Career Center

The Career Center can help in hiring student employees through

Undergraduate Research Jobs Board

The Office of Undergraduate Research advertises volunteer, work-study or paid positions which offer undergraduates the opportunity to assist faculty with scholarly work at Undergraduate Research Jobs Board.

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