Lead Presenter: Dr. Kelly Wood, Associate Provost for Student Success
Missouri State has received a competitively selected Title III grant that is designed to improve retention and student success outcomes (career counseling, financial aid literacy and completion) for first-generation college students at both Springfield and West Plains’ campuses. The grant spans five years, so the opportunity for collaboration among units and campuses, especially advising, is important to meeting the goals. This session will briefly review the Title III grant, its goals, the students and the activities that will be undertaken. Advisors will play a key role in supporting the students in the grant, so I’ll seek input from the audience about ways to engage advisors in a student case management process and how to coordinate the services of the GEP faculty member, the assigned success coach and academic advisor. Attending this session will help you be prepared for the first cohort in fall 2021, identify ways to get involved and appreciate the ways this project will support our first-generation students now and into the future.