Student Success Funded Proposals

As part of Mizzou’s work to strengthen student success, there was a call for proposals for units could complete to request funding to support efforts that enhance teaching and learning. President Choi and Provost Ramchand are pleased to announce the 51 proposals which received funding through MizzouForward to enhance student success. An overview of the funded proposals are below. We will provide updates as the units begin to use the funding to enhance student success across our institution.

Department/UnitContact PersonProject Overview
 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Amy MoumRenovation and technology enhancements for 2-06 Agriculture Science Building
 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Amy MoumConversion of 2-07 Agriculture Science Building to a technology enhanced active learning (TEAL) classroom
Animal SciencesBryon WiegandUpgrades to audio-visual technology in two classrooms.
Architectural StudiesBimal Balakrishnan, Lyria Bartlett, and Deborah VernizCreate an outdoor space for the installation of large-scale fabrication and design prototypes where students can evaluate and test their artifacts in real-world conditions.
 Arts & Science Dean’s OfficeNicole Monnier Creation of an Arts & Science undergraduate space on campus to provide an physical space that is easily accessible personnel dedicated to their academic success through advising, high impact learning opportunities, career readiness, as well as a sense of belonging.
BiochemistrySharyn FreyermuthUpdate of equipment and to improve infrastructure and support of the teaching laboratories in Biochemistry.
Biological SciencesDavid Schulz Creation of two new teaching microscopy labs that can serve up to 48 students at a time with 24 new high quality teaching microscopes.
Center for Academic Success & Excellence Elijah ThornCreation of a multi-media room/production studio inside the CASE office including renovation, production equipment, laptops and other technology required to produce content to enhance access to these student success resources.
College of Education & Human Development Jennifer Fellabaum-TostonRenovate 202 Townsend into a Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classroom
Civil EngineeringPraveen EdaraEnhancements to increase capabilities in providing hands-on experiences and visual learning for undergraduate students and K-12 outreach, particularly for the visualization and understanding of structural and ground movements.
Electrical EngineeringYe DuanPurchase of MiddleVR software, which is essential to support teaching and learning of students in immersive visualization environments.
EngineeringNoah ManringNew Torsion Testing Machine
EngineeringNoah ManringAudio & video equipment upgrades to Ketcham Auditorium
EngineeringNoah ManringRenovation to Pulsed Power Building
Engineering – Information TechnologyBrian MaurerEnterprise edition of the Boston Dynamics Spot robot
Engineering – Information Technology#2Brian MaurerAddition of a full body scanning, including finger and facial capturing, capabilities into our existing Extended reality (XR) curriculum and lab capacity.
ExtensionMichael KrauchExpanding the technology, tools and physical classroom modifications to increase audience reach and improve capacity for learning.
Geological SciencesMian Liu, Sarah Jacquet Update the Geological Science Teaching Collection.
Graduate SchoolJeni HartThe MU Graduate Student Success Center will be a dedicated space to function as a social and intellectual hub for current graduate students, and a place for peer and near peer interactions for recruitment and retention of graduate students, and mentoring of students seeking national prestigious fellowships and awards.
Health ProfessionsRose HaydenUpdates to the main student lobby in Lewis and Clark Halls.
Health ProfessionsStephanie Reid-ArndtPurchasing computers for students engaged in electronic health/medical records documentation associated with providing patient care in SHP teaching clinics.
Health Professions – Clinical and Diagnostic SciencesKathy MossCreation of an Image Analysis Lab
Health Professions – Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – Nuclear MedicineKathy MossCreation of a Nuclear Medicine Teaching Laboratory in Lewis Hall
Health Professions – Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – DMUKathy MossInvestment in ultrasound scanning equipment for the DMU Teaching Laboratory
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems EngineeringJames NobleUpgrade to an AR learning platform by integrating state-of-the-art indoor real-time location technology and the 3D full-body motion capture system.
Information Science & Learning TechnologiesCynthia DudenhofferCreation of a WeMake space that includes diverse and current technologies that will allow SISLT, the CEHD, and other units across campus to utilize the lab’s functionality to re-energize the coursework, research, outreach, and student activities centered around the space.
LawBen TrachtenbergEnhancements to Classroom 7 in Hulston Hall
Law Enforcement Training InstituteJohn WordenFunding a virtual realty training system to be used to train law enforcement officers on campus and around the state.
LibrariesDeb WardPurchase of ebooks would support the success of all students by providing easy 24/7 access to the materials.
MU Fire and Rescue TestingJohn WordenFunding for a virtual realty system to be used for training members of the fire service throughout the State of Missouri.
MusicJulia Gaines Updates to the AV/IT in the Music portion of the Fine Arts Building.
Natural ResourcesPatrick MarketUpdated equipment in the soil lab.
Natural ResourcesPatrick MarketUpgrade the current computing infrastructure, and also purchase a suite of broadcast-ready weather graphics and equipment to allow for the production and dissemination of quality weather forecasts and seasonal climate outlooks to the University of Missouri campus and beyond.
Natural ResourcesRobin RotmanCreation of healthy classrooms in the School of Natural Resources
NursingSharon ZahnSupport for EHR Go supports nursing students as they learn to use technology in their implementation of practice human-centered care.
Nutrition and Exercise PhysiologyJill KanaleyMUFITT aims to markedly enhance the experiential learning of our students which will build-on and complement the MU campus vision of translational and precision medicine.
Occupational TherapyCrystal GateleyNew technology and software for classroom instruction, lab equipment and supplies for hands-on student learning in classrooms and clinics and board certification test preparation materials.
Office of Financial SuccessJim GreenDevelopment of a new workshop outlining financial planning concepts concentrating on student financial aid processes and availability.
Physics and AstronomyPaul Miceli Upgrades to the Advanced Physics Laboratory (APL), instrument acquisition and computer software.
Physics and Astronomy/Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPaul Miceli and Carlos Wexler, Physics; Craig KleuverThe Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Physics Departments are proposing a new cross-listed laboratory course to be called Mechatronics Laboratory.
Plant Science & TechnologyHeike BueckingPurchase of advanced biotechnology lab equipment to enhance newly renovated teaching lab space within the Agriculture Building.
Political Science/Teaching for Learning CenterLael Kaiser, Tori Mondelli Redesign project to incorporate Game-Based Learning (GBL) which leverages innovative, experiential, and multi-modal opportunities for increased student engagement and learning.
Student Success CenterChristina BrownUpdates to the Student Success Center space on the lower floor.
Student Success CenterChristina BrownUpdates to the Student Success Center space on the main floor.
Student Unions FacilitiesTracy SchultzUpdates to 10 classrooms in Strickland Hall
SurgeryAndrew WheelerThe Department of Surgery in collaboration with the College of Engineering received funding to support the educational training of medical students, surgical residents in multiple specialties and surgical fellows in the discipline of surgical techniques, as well as engineering students with an interest in 3-dimensional (3D) printing.
Textile and Apparel ManagementJung Ha-Brookshire Updates and re-envisioning of Kitty Dickerson and Knipschild Design Labs.
Undergraduate ResearchChristina BrownAddition of a soundmasking system
Veterinary Medicine Kile TownsendPurchase of a SynDaver Equine Head Model to provide the review of basic anatomy and for students to get hands on experience prior to working with an animal.
Visual StudiesLee Ann GarrisonPurchase of new and up-to-date film production equipment.
Visual Studies Deborah HuelsbergenCreation of a student centered, flexibility based, state-of-the-art professional graphic design studio