UM faculty considering policy to revoke degrees

Saturday, October 16, 2010 | 4:13 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Faculty council groups from the University of Missouri System are in the early stages of considering formalizing a policy to revoke degrees.

Leona Rubin, chairwoman of University of Missouri's Faculty Council, said she mentioned the need for a degree revocation process during a general faculty council meeting this month.

Rubin told the Columbia Daily Tribune that the discussion is just beginning and likely will be handled first within the Intercampus Faculty Council, the body that represents all four campuses.

Bill Wiebold, a University of Missouri professor who chairs the Intercampus Faculty Council, said the group will first need to get information from the university system's academic office and seek legal advice from the general counsel.

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Ellis Smith October 16, 2010 | 5:37 p.m.

This isn't very specific. The Columbia Tribune article specifically mentions revocation for cheating, and notes the case of a Columbia, Missouri student who lost her degree for cheating at USC.

I didn't cheat, but do you suppose they would revoke my degree for some other reason. Fifty-five years later, how much difference would it even make?

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