Students to Visit Civil Rights Monuments in Alabama

Hayley Vawter| Editor When Joshua German, president of Phi Theta Kappa, took African American Literature in Spring 2018, he had no idea it would lead to orchestrating a school trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama the following year.   The trip will take place April 12-14 and is available for all … Continue reading Students to Visit Civil Rights Monuments in Alabama

SOAR to 2024- Strategic Planning Progress

Hayley Vawter| Editor Since August 2018, ECC and CampusWorks-- a company designed to help create strategic plans for higher education-- have been working hard to create a five-year strategic plan for the college. After ECC received an accreditation status of “on notice” from the Higher Learning Commission in Oct. 2017, the college hired CampusWorks to … Continue reading SOAR to 2024- Strategic Planning Progress

New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Hayley Vawter | Editor As of July 2018, East Central College was put “on notice” by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Following that, ECC had hired a new position: Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Michelle L. Smith.  “Institutional effectiveness really has to do with overall, as a college is ECC making thoughtful, data-based decisions. … Continue reading New Director of Institutional Effectiveness at ECC

Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’

Hayley Vawter | Editor Recently, fear about sex trafficking has taken social media by storm. In the last few months, several women in the Franklin and Phelps county areas have made social media posts about sex trafficking and their experiences with possible instances of trafficking. Every post is different, but several mention being followed at … Continue reading Sex Trafficking Fear in Franklin County: Not a ‘problem’ but ‘possibility’

ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing

Jennifer Somers | Editor During a visit to campus in October of 2017, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) found that East Central College did not meet the criteria required to maintain accreditation and recommended that the college be placed on probationary status. The HLC is ECC’s regional accrediting agency. The organization accredits degree-granting postsecondary educational … Continue reading ECC Prepares for Accreditation Hearing