Next Generation Learning Challenges
Southeast Missouri State University, along with 12 other public four-year universities in Missouri, have been awarded a $250,000 Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant to fund a project titled “The Missouri Learning Commons: Redesigning Gateway Courses at Scale.”
The grant will allow for 13 high enrollment undergraduate courses to be redesigned using innovative and technology-based learning tools to improve student learning, persistence and program completion, and reduce instructional costs. Each of the 13 universities will redesign one course common to all institutions following the National Center for Academic Transformation’s practices. The partnering universities will eventually share their redesigned course materials with the 21 public two-year colleges in Missouri.
Southeast Missouri State University is also the lead institution in a consortium of six Missouri universities that will benefit from a $250,000 NGLC competition grant awarded to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the University of Central Florida (UCF). The grant will fund “Expanding Blended Learning Through Tools and Campus Programs”—an initiative designed to expand adoption of blended learning to 20 participating AASCU member institutions, including Southeast Missouri State, through the development of a “Blended Learning Toolkit.”