Category: UCM News

UCM adds faculty mentoring component to success advising model

The University of Central Missouri is adding a campuswide faculty mentoring program to engage students beyond the classroom. Ken Schueller, director of Success Advising, said the idea is to customize a faculty mentorship program with each school on campus. Schueller said this provost-initiated program started in January by first meeting with school chairs and program… Read more »

Sinkhole forms on South Main Street

A section of South Main Street is closed after a sinkhole opened up on a culvert. Marvin Coleman, director of public works, said the sinkhole is located directly south of Crane Stadium and Brookside Apartments. He said the hole formed after a joint in the culvert failed, causing water and soil to escape through the… Read more »

Education and Human Services team for expo

Career Services Center is hosting the first-ever Education and Human Services Career Expo Monday, in the Multipurpose Building. The expo is designed to help student teachers and other majors such as child and family development, social work, psychology, speech pathology and more, find internships and jobs after graduation, according to Career Services. The event is… Read more »

MIC program offers certifications for non-traditional students

The Missouri Innovation Campus offers students who aren’t interested in traditional degrees a gateway into the workforce through certifications and skill-set trainings. Clarinda Dir is the operations manager of the Workforce Development Program. She said this job originally started out as a career services position. When she changed positions to be the operations manager, she… Read more »

Battling it out: STA program teaching robot design

An after-school program on the Missouri Innovation Campus teaches juniors and seniors in high school how to build battlebots for competition. Eric Walters, an instructor and adjunct professor at UCM, helps run the program called Summit Cubed. He said students involved with Summit Cubed learn how to build the bots within certain guidelines, weight restrictions,… Read more »

MIC offers convenience to KC computer science students

Ryan Charles went back to school, while working as a technical apprentice at Cerner. He attended the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, but finally settled on studying computer science at UCM through the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. While the computer science and cybersecurity programs are similar to… Read more »

MIC fast-track for area students to start careers

Kansas City area high school students are getting hands-on learning through a one-of-a-kind program offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. The University of Central Missouri and Metropolitan Community College is teaming up with 18 area school districts and various business partners to bring the project to life. The program initially started at… Read more »

Faculty Senate awaits decision on raise request

Faculty at UCM has gone without across-the-board pay increases for nearly three years and the salary compression brought to light by Faculty Senate reports in 2017 continues to exist two years later. Salary compression occurs when there is a lack of variation in employee salaries regardless of experience or skill. UCM faces a situation where… Read more »

Library hosts e-book workshop

E-books are growing in popularity and UCM librarians are working to help the campus community navigate these resources. Anthony Kaiser, associate professor and humanities librarian, is scheduled to present a workshop regarding the use of e-books from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, Room 2441. Kaiser said the… Read more »