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give yourself a boost

The Nease Institute curriculum and student experience includes several components that have been proven to boost the preparation and academic accomplishments of college students.

By participating in the Nease Institute, you will learn key strategies for starting strong and succeeding at MVNU. You will participate in CSS-1001 College Success Strategies which covers reading strategies, note-taking strategies, study strategies, time management, mindset, financial literacy, stress management and mental well-being.

Additionally, the Nease Institute includes an integrated writing component. Writing is a fundamental component of almost every course in college. When the fall semester begins, you will have a ‘tool box’ of essential writing skills, and trained writing coaches will be available during the week and throughout the year to help you continue to hone and develop the necessary skills for lifelong success.

Conditionally admitted students who successfully complete the Nease Institute save themselves one credit of work as they will take the 2 credit HUM-1012 course instead of the required HUM-1013 during the school year.

Hired and trained by the Center for Student Success, these students will be working alongside the students of the Nease Institute, both during the seven days of the summer bridge program and during the first year of college. Our mentors have specific training in how best to help first-year students succeed academically as well as helping with the adjustment to college life. Our peer tutors are recommended by faculty, have been trained in tutoring best practices, and excel in one or more academic area critical to the first year of college.
The MVNU community provides a goldmine of resources to help all students succeed academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically. As the University mission states, MVNU “exists to shape lives through educating the whole person ...” Over the course of the 7-day summer bridge program, the Nease Institute includes intentional encounters and activities with the resources and people of MVNU that are most valuable to students’ success. In a nutshell, by the end of the Nease Institute, students will know how and where to get answers better than most sophomores and juniors. This knowledge and confidence has been cited by past Nease Scholars as the most valuable part of the bridge program.

For more info

Lee Bjornsen
740-397-9000 ext. 4612