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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty Training Resources




University Policy and Governance



Academic Honesty

  • Plagiarism
  • You might consider adapting this template View Word Doc when writing a letter to a student when charging them with academic dishonesty. Check with your department chair to determine if there is a different template in your department.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When do classes meet?

Check the important dates provided by the Registrar's office. 

2. When can students register for classes?

Again, check the important dates provided by the Registrar's office. 

3. When are final exams?

View the final exam schedule released by the Registrar's office. 

4. What student information can I share with others (e.g., parents)?

Read the "What You Should Know About FERPA" at the Registrar's office website.

5. How do I know who is in my classes?

  1. Log into the secure area of CatPAWS
  2. Go to the Faculty/Advisors menu
  3. Go to either the Summary Class List or the Detail Class List
  4. Select the appropriate term
  5. Select the CRN/Class for which you need the roster
  6. Print your list.

6. What if one of my students is called to military duty?

Read the "Withdrawal Policy For Students Who Are Called To Military Duty" View Word Doc at Northwest Online. 

7. What should I do if a student has excessive absences?

Learn more about student absences at Student Affairs.

From page 41 of the current Undergraduate Catalogue:

Students are expected to attend all classes as specified in the course syllabi for each course. However, specific attendance policies may vary from instructor to instructor. Each instructor will clarify the attendance policy at the beginning of each course. It is the responsibility of the student to promptly notify his or her instructor when unable to attend class. Students receiving veterans' benefits should consult with the coordinator of Veterans' Affairs for the additional attendance requirements.

A student may make up class work without penalty if (1) engaged in University activities endorsed by the provost, (2) prevented from attending class by illness, the validity of which is proven to the satisfaction of the instructor, or (3) prevented from attending by some other circumstances considered adequately extenuating by the course instructor. After the add period until the end of the drop period, an instructor may request the Registrar to delete a student from the class roster due to non-attendance.

Library Research and Services

  • Library Faculty Resources
  • eCompanion - Library Information for Faculty under Special Courses
  • eCompanion - Library Information for Students under Special Courses
  • Request a Library Unit for your eCompanion or eCourse site.