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Academic Integrity & Ethics

Academic Dishonesty

Academic honesty is essential to the intellectual life of the University. Thus, academic dishonesty is a basis for disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, falsifying and fabricating data, or submitting any fraudulent document in academic work, research, and creative activity. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the supervising faculty

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Conflict of Interest and Student Interaction with Industry

Conflict of Interest All graduate students who hold an assistantship or are student employees are required to self disclose any outside employment or business activities and interests that could interfere with their regular duties or represent a conflict of interest (University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 330.015.D). To disclose, go to and complete

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Fellowship and Assistantship Acceptance Deadline

The University of Missouri is a signatory to the Council of Graduate Schools’ resolution regarding the offering and acceptance of financial aid. Specifically, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support for the coming academic year before April 15. When a student accepts an offer before this date and subsequently desires to withdraw

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Intimate Relations with Graduate Students

Consensual romantic relationships between members of the University community are prohibited when one participant has evaluative or supervisory authority over the other. Such prohibited relationships include supervisory relationships between an employee (faculty, staff or student) and a student, as well as between a supervisor (faculty, staff or student) and a subordinate. Implicit in the idea

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