Departmental Policies

Food and Drink Policies Statement

For students’ health and safety, no food is to be consumed in studios as some materials used are hazardous if ingested. Only water bottles or beverages with lids are permissible. To prevent accidental consumption of hazardous materials through contaminated food or exposed beverages, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and only consume food outside of the studios. 

Art + Design Department – Academic Integrity Statement

Updated April 19, 2023

University policy: Missouri State University is a community of scholars committed to developing educated persons who accept the responsibility to practice personal and academic integrity. You are responsible for knowing and following the university’s honor code, Student Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures are available at the Reserves Desk in Meyer Library.

The Department of Art and Design supplemental policy: Any student participating in any form of academic dishonesty -- including but not limited to the submission of text or images (still and moving, digital or physical) that are not a student’s individual academic or artistic property -- will be subject to sanctions as described in the University policy. Submitted work – both textual and visual – must be formally, materially, and creatively/intellectually the student’s own production.

Particular coursework or assignments may involve the use of appropriated images or works in the public domain; in these circumstances, work that appropriates or responds to photographs, published images, incorporates artificial intelligence generated content, and/or other artists’ works must show significant and synthetic development or manipulation of the formal qualities, design, and/or concept of the source material beyond duplication.  In a manner analogous to the citation of textual sources in written assignments, students should clearly acknowledge any source material used.