Higher Education

MU rolls out voluntary buyout for academic administrators

MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said eligible employees received letters Thursday about the program. Applications are due March 2.


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

The proposal is based on a program in Tennessee that has drawn 58,000 applicants, almost 90 percent of the state's high school seniors.

Proposed MU rule change would allow tenured faculty to be dismissed in some circumstances

The proposed change would create a nine-step process for dismissing tenured faculty for serious offenses. It's part of the UM System's Title IX overhaul.

Washington University adjunct faculty vote to form union

Monday's vote was tallied by the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis and won't be made official for seven days.


Panelists discuss beefing up cattle industry at MU summit

Gov. Jay Nixon hosted the first Missouri Beef Summit on Monday at Reynolds Alumni Center, where experts discussed ways to keep the state's beef industry strong.

Alex Trebek foundation funds Stephens College screenwriting position

The position will focus on the psychology of film and television characters.

Columbia College executive vice president, dean to return to teaching

After 18 years as an administrator at the school, Terry Smith will return to his true passion — teaching.

FROM READERS: Columbia College alumni and friends gathered for holiday social

More than 175 alumni and friends of Columbia College gathered to visit with Santa Claus and donate to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Two MU law graduates appointed to UM System Board of Curators

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Maurice B. Graham and Phillip H. Snowden to the system's main governing body, replacing Don Downing and David Bradley.

MU law graduate appointed to Board of Curators

Mary Nelson was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to fill an open position on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

New administrator will live at Stephens College

Incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs Suzan Harkness will live on campus while her 13-year-old son Sebastian finishes school in Washington, D.C.

FROM READERS: MU awards honor dedication to disability awareness and advocacy

The Chancellor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities developed the Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards as a way to recognize others on campus who share Henson’s passion and dedication to disability awareness and advocacy.

Helicoptering? More parents head to college with their children

Parents are even buying homes near campus so the family can remain together. 

MU continues to have renovations backlog

MU's Lafferre Hall will undergo renovations, but it's not the only campus facility in need. A growing student body adds to the pressure of providing students with modern facilities.

Drury agreement may bring more diversity

As part of the agreement, Drury faculty will travel to Barstow's Shanghai and Ningbo campuses in China to offer instruction in subjects, such as creative writing, that are rarely taught in China.

Former Mayor Darwin Hindman receives MU's annual honorary degree at Honors Convocation

Hindman tells the 276 Honors College graduates who received degrees at the ceremony that they "must strive to continually learn and improve."

Human and Environmental Sciences graduates eager to get out in the world

Eighty-eight graduates from the college received degrees.

Columbia College awards honorary degree at December commencement

"At times, you will need to be creative in order to persevere and succeed and you have to be able to perceive what your goals are before you can accomplish them," commencement speaker Ronald McGee told the graduates.

110 MU faculty members to retire under buyout program

Forty-two percent of eligible faculty accepted MU's voluntary separation program and will receive payouts of up to $200,000 each.

Fourth Title IX administrator candidate Olshak holds open forum

The fourth Title IX administrator candidate, Richard Olshak, held an open forum Thursday at Memorial Union. He spoke about his goals, changing MU's culture and keeping Title IX in the forefront.