What’s a surefire way to help students write more effectively? One strategy is what renowned writing coach William Zinsser calls “bracketing.” Zinsser asks students to go through the first drafts of papers and delete every possible word. This tactic ensures conciseness, a hallmark of good writing, but it also enables writers to see where they […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mission and Goals'
January 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Career Development, Mission and Goals
January 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Awards and Honors, Health and Wellness, Mission and Goals, News
[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.] The family of the late Susan Brockmann-Bell, a former student and faculty member at the UMKC School of Dentistry, has given an additional $20,000 to the memorial scholarship endowment they set up in her honor 18 years ago.
December 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Uncategorized
[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.] Five UMKC academic units are currently developing individual diversity plans, following up on the recommendations of the overall UMKC Diversity Strategic Plan, completed by the Chancellor’s Diversity Council in April 2014.
October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News
[The following was provided by the Office of the Provost.] It is time to give some general updates on where we are in our strategic planning process and answer some questions that have arisen. There are three new entities that have “College” in their title; all are usages that are common nationally – we have […]
Tags: strategic planning
October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, Mission and Goals, Uncategorized
[The following was provided by the UMKC Black Studies Program.] The Black Studies Program series at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is focusing on a topic that has recently dominated the news.
September 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News
[The following was provided by the Office of the Provost.] The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced the search committee for the inaugural dean of the new Honors College.
Tags: Honors College
August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Uncategorized
[The following has been provided by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.] Last fall, UMKC was one of many institutions to join the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at the Harvard Graduate School of
August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Career Development, Health and Wellness, Mission and Goals
[The following was provided by Truman Medical Centers.] University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies students DeNesha Johnson (top) and Jasmin Guzman were among 14 minority scholars from colleges and universities across the country to complete the second annual Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute (BHLI).
August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals
With a love for academia, Norma E. Cantú, Ph.D., has spent more than 30 years teaching and researching cultural issues for – and about – young women.
August 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Health and Wellness, Mission and Goals, News
The 2nd annual UMKC Health Sciences Scholarship dinner and dance will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes. Networking begins at 7 p.m.; student of color scholarship and provider of color awardee presentation at 7:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 8 p.m. followed by dancing at 9 […]