2016 Kemper FellowsKemper Fellows, Truman Scholar Recognized in Homecoming Parade

The latest class of Kemper Fellows and MU’s 2016 Truman Scholar were among the dignitaries recognized in Mizzou’s 2016 Homecoming parade. Four of the five members of the Kemper Fellows Class of 2016—Mary Beck, Sarah Bush, Robert O’Connell and Alexandra Socarides—took part in the festivities. The Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence were established in 1991 to honor MU faculty who excel in the important role of teaching. Read More

University of Missouri Selects Canvas for Learning Management System

The Mizzou community has chosen Canvas to be its new learning management system (LMS). During a campuswide LMS review process led by a faculty-based working group, a recommendation was made for Mizzou to move from Blackboard Learn to Canvas. Read More

Yong Volz is an associate professor in the School of Journalism.Faculty Orientation 2016

A guide to Mizzou for new instructors and researchers. Faculty orientation starts at 8:30 a.m. on August 11, 2016. Read More

Anne AlexanderThe Tradition Continues

Another MU faculty member receives International Boyer Award

Each spring the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning presents the Ernest L. Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes a faculty member who expands the boundaries of teaching, learning and technology in higher education. In five of the last six years, that honor has gone to a faculty member from Mizzou. Read More

Lecture by Skype

Technology brings UK professor into MU classroom

Earlier this month, Polly McMichael, professor at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, delivered a lecture via Skype to MU students enrolled in a course about contemporary Russian culture. Read More

William DeresiewiczWilliam Deresiewicz to Deliver Celebration of Teaching Keynote Address

Award-winning essayist and critic William Deresiewicz will deliver the keynote address at the University of Missouri’s Celebration of Teaching at 1 p.m. on May 17. Read More

Corey Webel, Anne Alexander, and Jason HallSkillful Use of Technology in Teaching Recognized

Four MU community members have been honored for using educational technologies to improve teaching and learning at Mizzou. Corey Webel, Anne Alexander, Jessica Kettenbach and Jason Hall earned the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award, which comes with $500 to apply toward educational technology teaching-related expenses. Read More

Sarah Bush, Bethany Stone, Newton D'Souza and Betsy BakerWinning Tradition

Mizzou faculty members earn the Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching in four of the last five years. Read More

Sarah BushAnother Mizzou Professor Wins Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sarah Bush has become the fourth University of Missouri faculty member in the last five years to win the nationally-competitive Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching. Read More

Marilyn James-Kracke receives awardFour Honored with Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award

Four members of the MU community have been recognized for using technologies to advance teaching and learning. Sarah Bush, Marilyn James-Kracke, Sarah Smith-Frigerio and Jessica Klockow earned the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award and each received a $500 award to be applied toward educational technology teaching-related expenses. Read More

Urska LenartUrska Lenart Earns Advising Shout Out Award

School of Journalism adviser receives recognition.

Urska Lenart, an academic adviser in the School of Journalism, was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out Award winner for May. The Shout Out Award, which was first presented in December 2010, is awarded twice a semester and recognizes undergraduate advisers for the impact they make on students’ lives. Read More

Top Advisers Honored at Mizzou

Mark Kirk and Adrienne Vaughn earn advising awards.

Mark Kirk and Adrienne Vaughn have been named the recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Advising Awards. Kirk, a professor of biological sciences, received the faculty advisers award, and Vaughn, an academic adviser in the department of psychological sciences, earned the professional advisers award. Read More

Judy WallIntercollegiate Honor

Judy Wall of Biochemistry is SEC’s Faculty Achievement winner

Judy Wall, Curators’ Professor of Biochemistry, was a recipient of a 2014 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. These annual awards recognize a faculty member from every SEC university who demonstrates outstanding records of teaching, research and scholarship. Read More

Newton D'SouzaMizzou Professor Wins Boyer Award

Newton D’Souza, an associate professor of architectural studies, has become the third University of Missouri faculty member in the last four years to win the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching. Read More

UMFS Promotes New Faculty Success

In February, the University of Missouri Faculty Scholars (UMFS) met to discuss promotion and tenure at MU.

The UMFS program is designed to bring together new faulty from each UM System university, acclimate them to the campus and support faculty development. The campus-specific groups meet monthly and there are system-wide programs three-times a year. Read More

Balancing Universities’ Missions

Large state universities share multiple missions, which can often collectively compete with scholarship. Politics, accreditation, income and racial disparities, learning outcomes and more place stress on balancing a university’s mission.

As missions and stressors increase and state support continues to decrease, research universities are finding it increasingly challenging to maintain quality. Historically, this has been accomplished with mission-specific efforts, but there is realized and potential crossover among the missions at many levels.

On Feb. 28, three leaders of higher education took part in a conference at Mizzou, sharing with MU faculty, staff and administrators ways to rethink the relationship among missions to identify new opportunities for synergies. Read More

David Setzer Earns Advising Shout Out Award

Professor of biological sciences receives recognition.

David Setzer, a professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts & Science, was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out Award winner for February. The Shout Out Award, which was first presented in December 2010, is awarded twice a semester and recognizes undergraduate advisers for the impact they make on students’ lives. Read More

Cathy DavidsonCathy Davidson to Deliver Keynote Address at Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching

Cathy Davidson, a leading innovator of new ideas and methods for learning and professional development in school, in the workplace and in everyday life, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 University of Missouri Celebration of Teaching on May 20. Davidson is a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and was recently appointed to the National Humanities Council by President Obama. Read More

Vicki Boyd-KennedyVicki Boyd-Kennedy Earns Advising Shout Out Award

College of Arts & Sciences adviser receives recognition.

Vicki Boyd-Kennedy was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out Award winner for December. Boyd-Kennedy is the MU TRIO academic adviser at the MU Learning Center and Academic Exploration and Advising Services. She advises first-year students and instructs First-Year Experience courses. Read More

Photo of Peter Motavalli and Newton D'SouzaMU Recognizes Excellence in Teaching with Technology Winners

Two Mizzou professors were recently honored with the MU Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for 2013.

Newton D’Souza and Peter Motavalli join the names of other technologically innovative and creative educators who have received this award from Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO). Read More

Tammy Conrad Earns Advising Shout Out Award

Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology adviser earns advising honor.

Tammy Conrad, an academic adviser for the department of nutrition and exercise physiology in Mizzou’s College of Human Environmental Sciences, was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out Award winner for October. Read More

Lindsey HagglundMizzou Adviser Earns MACADA Recognition

Lindsey Hagglund claims Outstanding Advising-Primary Role Award.

Lindsey Hagglund, an adviser for the departments of political science and economics in the University of Missouri’s College of Arts & Science, has been recognized by the Missouri Academic Advising Association (MACADA) for her work in advising students at MU. Read More

MU’s Cherry Award Finalist to Present Lecture on Saturday

Curators’ Teaching Professor Meera Chandrasekhar will speak as part of Saturday Morning Science series.

In April, Mizzou Curators’ Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy Meera Chandrasekhar was named one of three finalists for Baylor University’s 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The award is the only national teaching award presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. Read More

Mark MillironMark Milliron to Speak at Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching

Western Governors of Texas Chancellor is a leader in the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Mark David Milliron, whose career has been dedicated to increasing access to higher education, will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Celebration of Teaching. Milliron is the chancellor of Western Governors University of Texas, stepping into that role in 2011 when he was given the charge of leading the development of the university. Read More

Mizzou Honors Excellence in Advising

Teresa Briedwell and Lindsey Hagglund earn advising awards.

Teresa Briedwell and Lindsey Hagglund have been named the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Advising Awards. Briedwell received the faculty advisers award, while Hagglund earned the professional advisers award. Read More

McBee-Black Wins Innovative Excellence in Teaching Award

Mizzou claims award for third-straight year.

For the third-consecutive year, a University of Missouri faculty member has earned the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. The award was announced at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (ICCTL), held earlier this month in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Kerri McBee-Black, an instructor in MU’s department of Textile and Apparel Management, earned the award for 2013. She joins 2011 winner Elizabeth Baker and 2012 recipient Bethany Stone as recent winners from Mizzou. Read More

Award-winning advising continues at Mizzou

Kathleen Kerr joins list of MU advisers to earn NACADA honors.

Academic advising at Mizzou is more than guiding students through their class work. Advisers answer questions about financial aid, assist students in identifying internships and help them with housing or other issues college students come across.

For the fourth-consecutive year, the work of MU’s advisers has been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Kathleen Kerr, an adviser with Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS) has been awarded the 2013 NACADA Region 7 Award for Outstanding Adviser in a Primary Role. NACADA Region 7 includes institutions in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Read More

Shannon Breske Earns Advising Shout Out Award

Trulaske College of Business adviser earns Advising Shout Out Award.

Shannon Breske, the director of undergraduate advising for MU’s Trulaske College of Business, was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out award winner for October. Read More

Three Honored with Teaching with Technology Awards

Faculty members Jill Ostrow and Kerri McBee-Black, and graduate instructor Tilanka Chandrasekera have been honored with the Educational Technologies at Missouri’s (ET@MO) 2012 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. Read More

Two MU Advisers Earn MACADA Recognition

Kosztin and Kerr will be honored at annual MACADA Conference on Sept. 7.

Dorina Kosztin and Kathleen Kerr, who each earned Mizzou’s Excellence in Advising Awards last spring, have been recognized by the Missouri Academic Advising Association (MACADA) for their work in advising students at MU. Kosztin earned MACADA’s Outstanding Academic Adviser in a Faculty Role, while Kerr has been named the Outstanding Academic Adviser in a Primary Role. Read More

Portrait of Ken RobinsonSir Ken Robinson to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching

Robinson speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education.

One of the world’s leading speakers will come to the University of Missouri in May. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD., will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Celebration of Teaching.

Robinson is an internationally-recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. Videos of Robinson’s talks to the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference in 2006 and 2010 have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. Read More

MU Courses Receive New Look

In an on-going effort to ensure pedagogy on the MU campus remains at a high-quality; six courses at MU are taking part in course redesign projects with an aim of creating new student learning outcomes.

One avenue to accomplish that is to enhance the effective use of technology in the classroom. Instructors are working with teams from their colleges and departments and with Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO) to incorporate new teaching methods and technologies into the framework of their classes. Read More

Two Mizzou Advisers Earn National Award

Two award-winning advisers from Mizzou have added to their honors by earning national recognition. The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) awarded Trista Strauch and Susan Klusmeier the Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award. Read More

Career Counselors, Coaches Offer Support

As a psychology major and student-athlete at Vanderbilt University, Lea Lafield was involved in a counseling program that offered a sports niche for its students. For her, a specific program such as that helped her get the attention she needed in a concentrated way.

Now, she finds herself on the other side of the table. Lafield serves as both a career counselor and career coach at the University of Missouri’s Career Center. Read More

Mizzou’s Success with ICCTL Awards Continues

Bethany Stone honored at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

For the second-consecutive year, a University of Missouri faculty member has earned a pair of awards at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (ICCTL), held earlier this month in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Bethany Stone, an associate professor of biological sciences at MU, earned the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology as well as the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. Read More

Students Honored at MU Excels

On April 10, the University of Missouri hosted a celebration to recognize undergraduate and graduate students who have applied for nationally-competitive awards and fellowships with support of the MU Fellowships Office. Read More

Mizzou Honors Excellence in Advising

Dorina Kosztin and Kathleen Kerr earn advising awards.

Dorina Kosztin and Kathleen Kerr were named recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Advising Awards at an April 10 reception at Memorial Union. Kosztin received the faculty advisers award, while Kerr earned the professional advisers award. Read More

University of Missouri Honored for Community Service

For the third-consecutive year, the University of Missouri has been selected to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education. The honor is awarded to the nation’s leading colleges and universities and their students, faculty members and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning. This year, MU was named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. Read More

Sonja Wilhelm Stanis Named Advising Shout Out Award Winner

Department of parks, recreation and tourism adviser earns March advising award.

Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, Ph.D., of the department of parks, recreation and tourism in the School of Natural Resources was named the Advisors Forum Advising Shout Out award winner for March. Stanis, who has been at MU since 2008, advises both undergraduate and graduate students and was nominated by one of her advisees. Read More

Janice Faaborg Earns Advising Shout Out Award

MU department of fisheries and wildlife advisor earns Advising Shout Out Award.

Janice Faaborg from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the School of Natural Resources was named the Advisors Forum 2012 Advising Shout Out award winner for December. Faaborg was nominated by one of her advisees. Read More

Mizzou Advisors Claim NACADA Region 7 Awards

Trista Strauch and Susan Klusmeier receive recognition for Outstanding Advising.

Trista Strauch of the division of animal science and department of fisheries and wildlife and Susan Klusmeier from the Trulaske College of Business have been presented 2012 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region VII Outstanding Advising Awards. Read More

Several Areas Benefit from Student Success Center Renovation

After months of drilling and reconfiguring of space, the Student Success Center (SSC) at Mizzou is now better equipped to help students find success and increase efficiency for both students and faculty. Read More

Jennifer Schaffer Earns Advising Shout Out Award

Schaffer receives traveling megaphone in recognition of this honor.

Jennifer Schaffer of the Academic Exploration and Advising Services was named the Advisors Forum 2011 October Advising Shout Out Award winner. Schaffer was nominated by one of the students she advises. Read More

Two MU Professors Awarded Excellence in Teaching with Technology Honor

ET@MO honors Bimal Balakrishnan and Bethany Stone for utilizing technology in their teaching.

The Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO) award selection committee has honored Mizzou faculty members Bimal Balakrishnan and Bethany Stone with the 2011 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Awards. Read More

MU’s Trista Strauch Receives MACADA Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

Dr. Strauch is an assistant adjunct professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at Mizzou.

Dr. Trista Strauch, an adjunct professor in the division of animal sciences and the department of fisheries and wildlife sciences at the University of Missouri has been awarded the 2011 MACADA Outstanding Academic Advisor in a Faculty Role. Read More

Award-Winning Teacher Dr. Nancy West Will Lead MU Honors College

West has been a member of the MU faculty since 1995.

Nancy M. West, a member of the University of Missouri Department of English since 1995, has been named the director of the Honors College at MU. West joined the Mizzou faculty as an assistant professor in 1995, became an associate professor in 2001 and was promoted to full professor this year. She was also associate chair of the Department of English from 2004-07. Read More

Tim Parshall Named Director of University of Missouri Fellowships Office

Parshall has been with MU’s Assessment Resource Center since 1987.

Tim Parshall, who has worked with the MU Assessment Resource Center for the past 24 years, has been named the director of Fellowships at the University of Missouri. He will start in his new role on Sept. 1. Read More

Mizzou Professor Claims a Pair of Awards

Dr. Elizabeth Baker honored at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Elizabeth Baker, associate professor of literacy studies in the University of Missouri’s College of Education, went to the 22nd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning as a nominee for two awards. She returned to Columbia as the recipient of both of those honors. Read More