Policies and Procedures

We know - policies are the last thing you want to deal with when getting registered for classes. But the more you know, the easier the process will be, so we've collected relevant policies in one place for you here.

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Miscellaneous Policies

Most of our policies can be covered in the previously mentioned areas, but we have a few that don't fall within those categories. Review our policies for third party site agreements and preferred name here.

Faculty who require students to register at third-party sites, especially if grades are stored on the third-party server are only allowed for students to register and utilize these services if they are an approved vendor listed below. If a publisher has not signed a FERPA-compliance agreement with UMKC any instructor who requires a student to sign up for a non-approved site is placing the students and the institution at risk for a possible FERPA violation. The following third party vendors have appropriate security clearance and agreements with UMKC.

  • Cengage
  • MasteringBiology -- Pearson/Benjamin Cummings
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pearson

The following is a list of approved third party software vendors that have been approved and cleared by UMKC’s security administrator. The approved software vendors are used to provide online solutions for the various offices and or schools listed below.

  • AdAstra – Registration & Records
  • ActiveNetwork – eCommerce and event registration
  • Akcia – School of Medicine and School of Nursing
  • Canvas – UM System
  • CourseLeaf - UM System
  • DecisionDesk – Conservatory of Music and Dance
  • Foliotek – Academic Affairs
  • GradeFirst – Student Athletics
  • iModules – Alumni Affairs
  • Intelliworks – School of Education
  • LiveText – School of Education
  • Moodle – Run by UMKC but hosted at MoreNet
  • MyLabsPlus – Provost's Office
  • NaceLink (RooCareer Network) – Career Services
  • Point & Click – Student Health Center
  • Slate – UM System
  • Starfish – Provost's Office
  • TerraDotta – Study Abroad
  • TutorTrac – Center for Academic Development
  • TurnIt IN – Provost’s Office
  • RecTrack – Swinney Recreation Center
  • uAchieve – UM System
  • WeaveOnline – Provost's Office

Any Academic Units or campus support office wanting to purchase and use third party software must be approved by the Chief Information Officer and meet all security requirements required by UMKC. For additional information contact Amy Cole, Registrar, or Andy Goodenow, CIO.

UMKC acknowledges that many students use names other than their legal name to identify themselves.  Student can update their preferred name in Pathway 

Adding a preferred name does not change a student’s official name as a part of their educational record.  Your official name is your legal name. Your official name is used for financial aid, transcripts, international student I-20’s and other documents required by the university.

Preferred names will be displayed in the Pathway student center, Pathway class roster, and Pathway grade roster.  Additionally, a preferred name may be displayed in other university maintained software applications such as Blackboard or Moodle.

Students who choose to take advantage of this preferred name policy are subject to the University Collected Rules and Regulations as well as the Acceptable Use Policy for technology.


Review official name change policies


Find information about changing your legal name in Missouri


Change your preferred name in Pathway (PDF)