University of Missouri System http://news.stlpublicradio.org en UM System Expands Academic Tracking Platform To Boost Retention And Graduation Rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/um-system-expands-academic-tracking-platform-boost-retention-and-graduation-rates <p>The University of Missouri is expanding an early alert system that tracks academic performance to all four of its campuses this fall.</p><p>The system, developed by the company Starfish Retention Solutions, is designed to improve retention and graduation rates by better connecting students, faculty and staff. &nbsp;</p><p>The expansion follows the success of a pilot program at the university's Columbia campus&nbsp;that gives advisors real-time grading information on students and tracks performance trends among classes and subjects.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:07 +0000 Joseph Leahy 37867 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UM System Expands Academic Tracking Platform To Boost Retention And Graduation Rates Sexual Assault Policies, State Funding And More: A Conversation With UM System President Tim Wolfe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sexual-assault-policies-state-funding-and-more-conversation-um-system-president-tim-wolfe <p>University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe was our guest today on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em>. He oversees the management of the four institutions within the system: University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Missouri University of Science and Technology, and has held the position since February 2012.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:08:22 +0000 Camille Phillips 35780 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sexual Assault Policies, State Funding And More: A Conversation With UM System President Tim Wolfe Building A Pipeline Of Doctors To Help The Shortage In Missouri's Rural Communities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/building-pipeline-doctors-help-shortage-missouris-rural-communities <p><em>Part three of three</em></p><p>For someone who was clueless about what he wanted to do after finishing high school, Luke Stephens has done quite well in life.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s now </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Luke Stephens, with a degree in cell and molecular biology from Missouri State University in 2004, and a&nbsp;medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:13:10 +0000 Robert Joiner 34498 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Building A Pipeline Of Doctors To Help The Shortage In Missouri's Rural Communities UMSL Optometry Expansion Wins Curator Approval http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/umsl-optometry-expansion-wins-curator-approval <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite financial concerns that threatened to derail its approval, a $17 million building for the optometry program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis won passage Friday, but not without reservations over how it will be paid for.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:29:22 +0000 Dale Singer 33394 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UMSL Optometry Expansion Wins Curator Approval Nixon Calls For Tuition Freeze, More Higher Education Funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-tuition-freeze-more-higher-education-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon wants public universities in Missouri to keep their tuition the same for the 2014-15 school year in exchange for an increase of $36.7 million in his budget request for higher education.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:30:03 +0000 Dale Singer 32166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Calls For Tuition Freeze, More Higher Education Funding St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon Merger Approved By UM System Curators http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-radio-st-louis-beacon-merger-approved-um-system-curators <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the University of Missouri Board of Curators' two-day meeting at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the board unanimously approved the merger of the non-profit news organizations St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon, which is expected to be completed next month.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leadership at both organizations has been planning the merger for more than a year.</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:49:48 +0000 Tim Lloyd 31656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon Merger Approved By UM System Curators President Timothy Wolfe outlines challenges to UM System http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-timothy-wolfe-outlines-challenges-um-system <p>On the job since February, <a href="http://www.umsystem.edu/">University of Missouri System</a> President Timothy Wolfe leads an institution with four campuses, more than 74,000 students, and over 13,000 employees. He joined Don Marsh on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?date='2012-04-23'"><em>St. Louis on the Air</em> today</a> from the Columbia studios of <a href="http://www.kbia.org/">KBIA</a>. You can hear their entire conversation in the <em>St. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:31:36 +0000 Libby Franklin 3554 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Timothy Wolfe outlines challenges to UM System UM system president urges vote on domestic partner benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/um-system-president-urges-vote-domestic-partner-benefits <p>The new president of the University of&nbsp;Missouri system wants curators to soon decide whether to offer&nbsp;domestic partner benefits to campus workers.</p><p>The<a href="http://bit.ly/yf2Bkz"> Columbia Daily Tribune reports</a> that&nbsp;president Tim Wolfe says the Board of Curators should take up the issue before the end of the year. Some professors and other employees have long sought to expand health insurance coverage and&nbsp;other benefits to same-sex couples.</p><p>Wolfe told the newspaper that &quot;we owe our great employees and&nbsp;potential employees a decision.&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:57:11 +0000 The Associated Press 3127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UM system president urges vote on domestic partner benefits Words "inevitable" and "job-losses" used together in U. of Mo. system budget talks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/words-inevitable-and-job-losses-used-together-u-mo-system-budget-talks <p><em>Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Dan Verbeck used in this report.</em></p><p>The word &ldquo;inevitable&rdquo; is being teamed with &ldquo;job-losses&rdquo; if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-mo-schools-should-avoid-big-tuition-hikes-response-budget-cuts">an expected 12.5 percent cut in state funding for 2013</a>. The statement comes from the University Curators interim president at the end of its meeting in Kansas City.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:19:39 +0000 KCUR 3003 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Words "inevitable" and "job-losses" used together in U. of Mo. system budget talks Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-23-2011 <p><strong>New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant</strong></p><p>A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.</p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:47:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Maria Altman 2744 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011