Jefferson City’s historic Lincoln University is launching a new program aimed at improving the school’s freshmen retention rate.
Lincoln president Dr. John Moseley says this year’s freshman class will be an inaugural cohort of LU’s first-year success program.
“We’re hopeful that through this first-year success initiative that the students will get hands-on care through a faculty leader, two faculty instructors, and then an academic coach and also a peer,” Dr. Moseley says.
Dr. Moseley says students will participate in study nights twice each week. He tells 939 the Eagle that about 80 students will be in the initial program.
“We expect that these students will be engaged in outside of the classroom, learning opportunities and study halls, to contribute to their academic success in their first year and put them on the path to graduation,” says Moseley.
LU began classes this week, and President Moseley says they’re seeing a 22 percent increase in first-year students.