Catch up w/ Kristi Holsinger | PROFF | Academic Support and Mentoring
Catch up w/ Kristi Holsinger | PROFF | Academic Support and Mentoring
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Faculty Affairs Newsletter
Volume 1 Issue 6

The "Hit the Ground Running" Issue

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The history of "hit the ground running" is somewhat unknown. Some attribute it to Pony Express riders switching horses, others to jumping off a train while it is in motion. Parachuters know the benefits of landing with forward momentum as it reduces the chance the weight of the parachute hitting the ground will pull them over. The phrase gained popularity when used to describe the D-Day operation during World War II. Regardless of where the phrase came from, it speaks to starting with urgency. 

Kristi Holsinger on Student Success 

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I joined the Criminal Justice & Criminology faculty in 1999 and over the last five years have gradually transitioned into administrative work. My research and teaching focus has been on interventions for at-risk and incarcerated youth (particularly girls), youth mentoring programs, and teaching innovations that prepare students to challenge and transform “justice” systems. This work provided a logical pathway to work in the realm of student success, both as Associate Dean for undergraduate students and programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and now as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Student Success. 
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Academic Support and Mentoring

UMKC’s Department of Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM) offers a wide range of services and programs to help students meet their academic goals. Services available through ASM include The Writing Studio, Supplemental Instruction, UMKC Tutoring, and Roo Up Seminars. ASM also provides programming and resources for Summer Bridge Scholars, Jumpstart KC, and Trustees' Scholars.

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