The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has selected Missouri State to participate in a key project that will benefit students.
MSU will join the first Communities of Action, a training program that aims to empower leaders statewide to bring lasting, positive change to Missouri. The three key topics include:
- Equity in practice.
- Project management.
- Data collection.
The first Community of Action provides coaching to create or expand Summer Bridge Programs across the state. The department selected Missouri State thanks to the university’s Jump START, a program that allows students who don’t meet admission criteria for the fall semester a chance to prove themselves academically before enrolling.
“This opportunity will introduce new ideas to Jump START and allow students to build relationships, gain credit and introduce critical college resources for continued success at Missouri State,” said Kim Stagner, coordinator of student success initiatives.