High School/College Partnerships

HSCP Podcasts


Preparation for College

  • Study Skills - Strategies for Success in College
  • A discussion with Dr. Kay Patterson, Dr. Marion Stone, Dr. Sandra (Sandy) Zerger, and Mr. Sonny Painter of the UMKC Center for Academic Development. Successful strategies to use in studying on a college or university level.

  • What Should High School Students Do To Prepare for College?
  • Featuring an interview with Dr. Judith McCormick, College of Arts & Sciences Associate Dean and Dr. Andrea Drew, College of Arts & Sciences Director of Academic Advising.

  • Making College Affordable
  • A Discussion about Financial Aid & Scholarships with Jan Brandow, UMKC Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  • Cómo hacer la universidad costeable
  • Un diálogo sobre Ayuda Financiera y Becas con Jan Brandow, Director de Ayuda Financiera y Becas de UMKC. (25 minutos)


    Scholarship Recipients Interviews

  • 2004-2005 HSCP A&S Dean's Scholarship Recipients
  • Interviews with former HSCP students who are now students at UMKC, Danielle Croux, Sam Butler, Alyssa Jackson and Maria Hisle.

  • 2003-04 HSCP A&S Dean's Scholarship Recipients
  • Interviews with Rebecca Reinbold, Tamara Weitz, Daniel Epperson, Marcus Leach, Allison Whitwood & Congratulations from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Bryan LeBeau - (August 2003).


    Teacher In-Services

  • Fall 2006 HSCP History Education In-Service
  • Recorded in conjunction with the 2006 UMKC History Teacher In-Service. This program features interviews with Dr. Cynthia Jones, UMKC History Lecturer and History Coordinator for the UMKC High School/College Partnership, Diane Elliot, Adjunct Lecturer for the HSCP at Sarcoxie High School, Sarcoxie, MO, and Dacia Rzchowski, Adjunct Lecturer for the HSCP at Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO. New on-line resources for teaching history using primary sources are explained and discussed along with other current issues and challenges facing history teachers in the state of Missouri.

  • Real World Economics and Contemporary Economics Instruction
  • Recorded in conjunction with the 2006 UMKC Economics Teacher In-Service and features discussions with Keynote Speaker, Dr. F. Gregory Hayden, Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brenda Dumler, Instructor in Family and Consumer Sciences at Lee's Summit West High School, and Dr. Linwood Tauheed, visiting Associate Professor of Economics and HSCP Economics Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. (March 28, 2006)

  • The Value of Having a Second Language
  • This broadcast was recorded live at the 2005 UMKC Foreign Languages Conference and features interviews with conference presenters Judith Liskin-Gasparro, Mildred Rivera-Martinez, Karl F. Otto, and Alice Reckley Vallejos. (April 30 & May 1, 2005)


    Student Activities and Special Events

  • Foreign Language Fair 2005
  • This Transitions Radio broadcast recorded live at the 2005 UMKC Foreign Language Fair and features several interviews with students attending the conference. Among other things, this event was intended to highlight the importance of being multi-lingual in today's increasingly multi-cultural society and today's global economy. (October 12, 2005)

  • Debate Workshop 2005
  • This Transitions Radio broadcast recorded live at the 2005 Debate Workshop features an in-depth interview with Linda Collier, Director of Debate and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Also featured are Jane Rinehart, Debate Coach at Kansas City, MO and Communications Studies lecturer with the High School/College Program. There are also several interviews with students attending the conference from the following High schools: Central (KC, MO), Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Emporia (KS), Grandview, and Lincoln. (September2005)

  • Math & Science Competition 2005
  • This Transitions Radio broadcast was recorded live at the 2005 Math & Science Competition and features interviews with high school students participating in the conference which was held on the UMKC Campus. Students talk about their interests in Mathematics and Science and share their thoughts and impressions of this year's competition. (April 2005)


    Participating School Profiles

  • Cassville High School - part 2
  • Brad Hansen, Principal, Terri Jameson, Vice Principal, Becky Simpson, History Department Chair & Cheerleading Coach, Cassville Wildcats 2003-2004 Cheerleading Squad. (September 2003)

  • North Kansas City High School - part 2
  • Dan Wartick, Principal, Laura Flores-Taylor, HSCP Spanish Instructor, Chad Lower, French, Ron Jackson, Communications Studies, Joseph White, Whitney Johnson, Junior, Nicole Brown. (October 2003)

    Contact Info

    711E 51st St, 2 Scofield
    Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
    Phone: (816) 235-1165
    Fax: (816)235-1728
    hscp@umkc.edu