Missouri S&T's mission is to integrate education and research to create and convey knowledge to solve problems for our State and the technological world. Each student and alumni is part of that mission. S&T students and graduates are expected to solve these problems in morally responsible and transparent ways that don't tarnish the reputation of the institution or diminish the value of an S&T degree.
Video Resource: Plagiarism 2.0 -- Information Ethics in the Digital Age (click on the Missouri S&T Access link mid-page)
University of Missouri CRR 200.010 Standard of Conduct
The Honor Code of the Missouri S&T Student Body, as approved in the Constitution of the Missouri S&T Student Council. *The student honor code was approved by the Missouri S&T Student Council in 2012; it has not neceessarily been reviewed or approved by the UM Board of Curators or by the University of Missouri General Counsel.
Students who use ChatGPT and other AI systems on assignments without instructor approval or who misuse them violate the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations 200.10 academic integrity rules.
Cheating includes the use, dependence upon or possession of unauthorized materials in class- or homework, or quizzes, tests or examinations.
Plagiarism is the use of another person's work or ideas without proper citation, whether by paraphrase or direct quotation. Go here for some specific examples of plagiarized passages and how they could be corrected.
Plagiarism includes unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. It is also the unacknowledged use of original work that has been produced through collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators.
For more information, contact the Writing Center on campus.
Here is a quick video overview about what constitutes plagiarism.
Savotage is interfering with, modifying or destroying the work or intellectual property of another member of the University without permission.
The term unauthorized use of artificially generated content, includes, but is not limited to
Use of commonly available tools such as spelling or grammar checking software or features of software that propose anticipated words or phrases while text is being written will not be considered unauthorized use of artificially generated content unless such use is contrary to instructions from the instructor.
The following is a list of possible sanctions. More than one of the sanctions may be imposed for any single violation.
A notice in writing to the student that the student violated institutional regulations.
A written reprimand for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe sanctions if other instances of academic dishonesty are discovered.
Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
Work assignments, service to the university, or other related discretionary assignments.
An involuntary separation of the student from the University; there is no definite time period attached to this sanction.
Separation of the student from the University for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
Permanent separation of the student from the University.
If Undergraduate Education receives a report that an academic dishonesty violation may have occurred, it is our first step to speak with you to get your personal insight regarding the incident. This letter will come to your Missouri S&T email account via Maxient, our online software. The first thing you should do is review the letter in its entirety. Some important things to look for are:
Once you have reviewed the letter, it is very important that you reply to the notice within two business day to confirm your meeting or request a new meeting time if a conflict arises.
Most correspondence for conduct related matters will be sent to you via Maxient, our secure management platform. To ensure your privacy, all letters are secured and require you to input your Missouri S&T student ID number. If you have issues accessing your letter or wish to confirm its legitimacy, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Education by phone 573-341-7276 or email email@example.com.
Your first meeting regarding the incident is called an Informal Deposition . The Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, who is the Missouri S&T Primary Academic Officer, will explain the alleged incident to you and allow you to provide your personal experience during the incident. The Vice Provost will work with you to understand the violation(s) of the Standard of Conduct, should there be any, and how those actions may impact you and the community.
If you are found to have violated the Academic Standard of Conduct, the Vice Provost will discuss with you any future action steps to resolve the matter. This is done via an informal disposition.
Yes! You are permitted to bring someone with you to serve as an advisor. The role of the advisor is outlined in CRR 200.020.10.
If you wish to bring someone to your meeting, complete an Authorized Release of Information which is attached your letter at least one business day prior to your meeting.
After Undergraduate Education has completed its investigation and has met with you, we generally will offer an informal disposition. The informal disposition includes:
Should the informal disposition be accepted, all proposed outcomes will go into effect. If rejected, the student will meet with the Vice Provost or designee to discuss the formal hearing process. If the student does not reply to the informal disposition within seven days, the informal disposition automatically goes into effect as well as the proposed outcomes.
It is always our hope to gain your personal perspective of the incident and to have educational and developmental conversations with you that may assist you in your future coursework. Should you choose not to attend meetings with Undergraduate Education, a finding may be made in your absence based upon the information available to the Primary Academic Officer.
First, it is important to note that the academic conduct process is meant to be educational and developmental in nature, not comparable to or resembling a legal process. As such, you won’t hear terminology like verdict, guilty, trial, plaintiff, accused, etc. Instead, you will hear terms like “responsible,” “not responsible,” “academic conduct meeting,” or “hearing.” If you are unsure about certain terms, reach out to the Primary Academic Officer outlined in your meeting request letter or informal disposition.
All determinations in the conduct process are made based upon the preponderance of the evidence standard. Meaning, whether it is “more likely than not” that there is a violation of the Standard of Conduct.
Communication is always the key. We can’t work with you if we don’t know there is an issue. While an extension is not a guarantee, we can work with you to develop a plan for completing the requirements.
Overdue requirements often result in a hold being placed on your student account preventing future course registrations.
Generally, Undergraduate Education will place a hold on your student account when you have outstanding requirements from an academic dishonesty matter. This hold will prevent you from registering for classes.
If you have a hold, consult your informal disposition to determine what requirements you need to complete or contact us.