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Missouri State University has devised a plan to ensure more success for the School of Social Work.

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The Missouri State University School of Social Work's new plan for improvement was revealed Tuesday afternoon during a press conference in Carrington Hall. This new plan came about after a scathing external review of the School of Social Work. The review was prompted by a lawsuit the university settled with a former student after she claimed an instructor discriminated against her based on her religious beliefs. KSMU's Joe Morgan was at the press conference and has more.

Missouri State University Provost Belinda McCarthy and Acting Director of the School of Social Work, Etta Madden discussed with reporters a new improvement plan for the School of Social Work. McCarthy says that the school needs to go back to the basics to strive for a successful turnaround.

Belinda McCarthy says she feels that Missouri State focused on the wrong issues related to this incident.

Acting Director, Etta Madden says the process of overseeing the progress will be closely monitored for a certain period of time to avoid more problems.

Madden says the changes to the program will ensure a better learning atmosphere for students as well as more opportunities.

McCarthy says the program needs to be centered around the students and it will be a strong program at Missouri State.

McCarthy said that 4 professors will not be returning to the School of Social Work next semester. For KSMU news, I'm Joe Morgan