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Glenda Goetz

Glenda Goetz

During the approximately 25 years Glenda Goetz worked for UCM, she had the opportunity to touch many students’ lives as learning strategies instructor/ coordinator of supplemental instruction. She retires from the university taking pride in opportunities she had to assist in forming Learning Communities on campus, and having instilled in students an understanding that they can come to her for help with any issue. After beginning work at UCM in September 1989, Goetz taught courses such as Learning Strategies, which was a study skills course designed to help students transition from high school to college, as well as Textbook Reading and Speed Reading to help students succeed in their college careers. She coordinated the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program and supervised SI classes, and assisted and taught in the Student Success program.

The instructor emerita of reading/study skills was active in the university outside the classroom, and got involved in numerous committees related to student retention. She participated in committee work within the Department of Academic Enrichment, and during the past five years organized and facilitated the formation of Fall Freshman Learning Communities during spring semester. She advanced her professional knowledge and service through membership in organizations such as Theta Chi Fraternity, where she served as a faculty advisor from 1995-2003. She also served as faculty advisor for Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honors Society, 2005-2008. Goetz is a UCM alumna, having earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in reading from UCM. She is a former member of the UCM Alumni Board, and has dedicated many years of service to her local community. This includes serving on the Warrensburg R-VI School Board, 1986-1995, where she was a member and spent two one-year terms as board president.