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LEAD - Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines

Our Mission

The Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD) Program provides learning forums to students who wish to increase their understanding, improve their skills, and validate their mastery of concepts and content in a wide variety of foundational courses to achieve their full potential. Student-oriented Learning Centers are staffed by discipline-based faculty and accomplished undergraduate peer learning assistants who guide students in the learning process within an atmosphere of cooperative engagement and teamwork. Drop-in peer tutoring is also provided for students who are more responsive to individualized, small-group learning environments. The LEAD Program at the Missouri University of Science and Technology actively promotes the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education*

Adopted by the UM Board of Curators for the UM Strategic Action Plan   A Design for the Future (1999).

As passed by the Academic Council (April 17, 2003), faculty are urged to:

Encourage Student-Faculty Contact
Encourage Cooperation Among Students
Encourage Active Learning
Give Prompt, Frequent, Informative Feedback
Emphasize Time on Task
Communication High Expectations
Respect and Encompass Diverse Talents and Learning Styles

* modified slightly from the original Seven Principles article by Chickering and Gamson (1987)

Director of LEAD has been named

Jeffrey Winiarz
Associate Professor, Chemistry
327 Schrenk Hall
Phone:  (573) 341-6733

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