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MSU-West Plains Offers Students a New Guarantee

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Students began class at Missouri State University in West Plains with a new guarantee from university officials: if they go to all of their classes, do all of their homework, communicate with their instructors and use the school’s free tutoring service, and still earn below a 2.0 grade point average--then the school will let them retake that course once, free of charge. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

 

According to a press release from MSU-West Plains, the university’s guarantee was developed this summer by faculty, staff and administrators based on other educational practices that are already used on campus.

This idea is part of a plan called '10 Steps to Success,’ which outlines specific details about how the guarantee works. The plan points out each student’s responsibility for his or her education and gives students a list of resources available to help them succeed.

University officials have been spreading the word about the new guarantee--it was included in a new student orientation. Also, details about the guarantee have been included in the syllabus for each class.

This educational guarantee is just for students on the MSU-West Plains campus.

For KSMU News, I’m Rebekah Clark.   

LINK:

The guarantee can be found at http//:www.wp.missouristate.edu/EducationGuarantee.