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Board of Governors Approves New Long-Range Plan for MSU-West Plains

MSU’s Board of Governors has approved a new long-range plan for MSU-West Plains. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

The long range plan runs from 2012 to 2016, and the theme is “Putting Students First.”

According to a release, university officials have outlined six areas to focus on serving students’ needs over the next four years.

The campus will continue to have an open-admissions policy to the primary seven counties it serves in south-central Missouri. Its goal is to be the first choice for students in that seven-county region while promoting itself beyond those counties. Part of the new plan is to pour more efforts into student engagement, and to improve academic programs by boosting innovation in the classroom and getting more involved with the community.

The plan also includes working with other groups and organizations in the region to build strong economic and community ties, and to strengthen fundraising efforts. Lastly, the campus says it aims to better assess and evaluate its teaching, learning, and other activities.

To see the specifics of the long-range plan for MSU-West Plains, including the measurable outcomes for each goal, you can visit http://wp.missouristate.edu/longrangeplan/.

For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Davidson.