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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 30, 2011

Regents approve curriculum changes, adopt fees

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents met in a regular session, Friday, April 29, during which the Board approved several curriculum changes and adopted the University's fee schedule for 2011-2012, among other agenda items.

Curriculum changes the Board approved included the restructuring of Northwest's two developmental mathematics courses into 10 modules aligned with the College and Career of Readiness Standards and the College Entry Level Competencies. Students with ACT math subscores of 20 or less will be required to enroll in a math skills course to remediate identified deficiencies. Pretests will then determine which modules students have yet to master, and students will be required to complete work in deficient areas.

Northwest Provost Dr. Doug Dunham said the changes are aimed at improving learning outcomes and increasing the number of students who may benefit from the courses. He also noted the changes will result in cost-savings for students enrolled in the courses because they will pay only for the coursework they need.

The Regents adopted the miscellaneous fee schedule for 2011-2012, which includes services provided to internal and external customers. The Board also approved the execution of a contract with U.S. Bank to provide banking services for a one-year period beginning July 1 with three optional one-year renewals.

The Board approved its meeting schedule for the 2011-2012 academic year. Future meeting dates are July 28; Sept. 9; Oct. 21; Dec. 16; Feb. 10, 2012; March 15, 2012; April 27, 2012; and June 28, 2012. 

The Board's final meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 23 in the Boardroom of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

The Board of Regents develops policy and has responsibility for sound resource management of the University, and determines general, educational and financial policies.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468