ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTERS

LABORATORY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND EVALUATION

Dr. Richard Hall

Director, professor of business and information technology

Evaluating and exploring the impact of information technologies on people, society, organizations and culture through the utilization of diverse research tools and methodologies.

Explore and Create Technological Tools to Facilitate Learning.

Engineering Education Center at St. Louis

Dr. Victor Birman

Director, profrssor of engineering education center

Serves the population of Greater St. Louis by providing evening graduate programs in various engineering and computer-oriented disciplines. This service is mostly intended for working engineers, computer scientists and information specialists interested in enhancing their qualifications and status by acquiring an advanced degree.

Broaden outreach and impact of UMR’s technological expertise and to make money to send to the general operating budget of the Rolla campus.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Dr. Mary Ann Burns

Director

Advancing leadership, communication and collaborative professional relationships among educators and organizations in the region.

Support excellence and equity in education through the continual improvement of the professional competencies of Missouri educators.

SPEECH COMMUNICATION CENTER

Lucy Sutcliffe

Director

Provides communication skills assessment to the campus’ new graduate teaching assistants. The center also provides oral communication consultation to the campus, coordinating with the arts, languages, and philosophy department to provide technical support to oral communication classes.

Insure that the university is in full compliance with Senate Bill 602.  Provide first-rate technical support to the Speech Communication faculty.

Student Design and Experiential Learning Center

Dr. Christopher Ramsay

Director

The Student Design and Experiential Learning Center (SDELC) serves as the business incubator and support center for fourteen multi-disciplinary student-managed design teams.

Gain national prominence in student design and experiential learning

Student Diversity, Outreach and Women's Programs

Cecilia Elmore

Director

Offering programs designed to increase the number and diversity of students prepared to enter college and successfully pursue science, technology, engineering and math degree

The Women's Programs serve as an educational and professional development resource center for all students and promote awareness of female and diversity-related issues to the campus.  The Pre-College and Diversity Programs support S&T's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrichment-focused camps, workshops and academic competitions for post-kindergarten through 12th-grade students, teachers and related educators. 

Writing Center

Dr. Kate Drowne

Director, professor of english and technical communication

Peer tutors work individually with undergraduate students in any class or major to provide coaching, feedback, and suggestions on a wide range of topics including brainstorming, thesis statements, outlines, evidence, format, and citations.

Support faculty efforts to teach writing in their disciplines.  Support student efforts to expand and develop their writing skills.