As I was finishing high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do going forward. Sure, college was the idea, but I could not tell you where on earth I wanted to attend, much less what I wanted to study while I was there. I had some ideas - maybe I could become an English teacher, or get a humanities degree of some kind. There were plenty of institutions within driving distance … [Read more...] about It’s okay not to know
If the second year in college centers on reflection and decision-making, the third year is one of purpose and preparation. Students have had two years of discovery and growth and many opportunities to sample ideas and academic disciplines. They know their campus and its resources and have formed deep friendships. They are juniors. Now the second half of their college … [Read more...] about Junior year in college — Make it great
Excellent question. It’s a little unnerving for family members to start the “letting grow” process. This is especially true when it comes to your students grades. For the past 12 years, you saw the grades on report cards, tests that had to be signed, you knew their schedule. You attended parent/teacher conferences which provided insight in to ways you could help your student. … [Read more...] about Ask Priscilla! I’m worried that my student is never going to tell me any of their grades in college. Is there a way I can still see my student’s grades?
The Common Reader, a program for our first-year students, is an integral part of the Missouri State public affairs mission. It's not just an assignment or busy work for our students, it's a tool to enhance the first-year student's experience, encourage the students to think about the public affairs mission and to start having conversations with their fellow students about the … [Read more...] about Ask Priscilla! What is the Common Reader?