Our mission is student success at Missouri State University.
Our goal is to ensure that students are retained, thrive and graduate from the University.
This is done through the coordination of activities and delivery of student services
focusing on academic support beginning with student transition into the university
and persistence through graduation.
In short, we deliver programs that support student retention and completion while
serving as a resource for the campus community.
An important part of our mission is to coordinate with college staff, department heads,
and faculty to support their retention and graduation efforts. If you are interested
in learning more or in using available data to improve retention and graduation rates,
Programs to support student 1st to 2nd year retention: First-Year Programs provides all students a common course experience where they learn the public affairs
mission, develop academic skills to be successful in college, and take advantage of
campus resources. Then, we welcome students back for their Second-Year Experience.
Transition programs, like the Academic Care Team and success coaches, that help students onboard to MSU, learn skills to be successful
if on probation or return after suspension, and refer them to campus resources.
Provide a series of early alert systems for advisors and faculty to identify and assist
students to persist.
Collaborate and coordinate with campus units to facilitate delivery of student services
Promote Maroon Milestones, a sequence of high-impact practices to engage students
in meaningful activities that lead to graduation. See the poster below or view the PDF (9.4M; you need Adobe Reader to view and print this document).