ASM offers a wide range of services and programs to help students meet their academic goals.

ASM's Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The ASM team believes that:
  • A diverse and inclusive environment enhances everyone’s experience.
  • It is our responsibility to directly address the systemic inequalities and injustices that exist in our institution.
  • Each individual has unique identities, strengths, and abilities.
  • There are no limits to what any individual is capable of learning.
  • We all learn better through collaboration and soliciting multiple perspectives.
  • Everyone should have equitable access to inclusive and welcoming learning environments and feel comfortable in the spaces in which they learn.
  • Failure is an inherent part of everyone’s experience, and is what leads to growth.
  • Everyone's voice has value, and each person should have opportunities to be heard.
  • Everyone should be supported in their unique goals.
Based upon these beliefs, ASM's mission is to:

Provide innovative support services and resources to ensure educational access and personal success for every student.

ASM's vision is that:

Every UMKC student persists and graduates with the personal and professional skills to achieve their vision of success.

To achieve that vision, we collectively commit that we will:
  • Foster a culture of open-mindedness.
  • Solicit and appreciate multiple points of view.
  • Seek to learn about one another, and from one another.
  • Demonstrate appreciation for each individual.
  • Encourage everyone to be who they are.
  • Celebrate our differences and recognize that our differences make us stronger.
  • Help each student achieve their vision of success.
  • Engage in continuous and ongoing learning, dialogue, and collaboration, with an expectation that we will continually learn and grow.
  • Elevate students' voices and hear their personal experiences regarding the impact of racism in their lives.
  • Advocate for equitable systems, structures, and policies.
  • Encourage those interacting with our department to hold us accountable to these commitments and engage us in difficult conversations around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 

Academic Support and Mentoring Location

Contact Us

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816-235-1174

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Atterbury Student Success Center
2nd floor
5000 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2446

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Open hours vary between ASM services.

Administrative Staff

Julie Collins

Director, Academic Support and Mentoring and Executive Director, The International Center for Supplemental Instruction
Email: collinsju@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5758

Jessica Elam

Associate Director, Academic Support and Mentoring and The International Center for Supplemental Instruction
Email: elamjm@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5557

Kori Martiny

Student Support Specialist
Email: martinyk@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5010

Josh Ware

Office Manager, Academic Support and Mentoring and The International Center for Supplemental Instruction
Email: warejs@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1174

UMKC Tutoring

Laura King

Tutoring Coordinator
Email: lmking@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1179

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Heather Miller

Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Email: millerhe@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6708

Writing Studio

Thomas Ferrel

Director
Email: ferrelt@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1146

Summer Bridge Scholars, First Gen Roo, and Roo Up Seminars

Megan Elsen

Summer Bridge Scholars Coordinator, First Gen Roo Coordinator, and Roo Up Seminars Coordinator
Email: elsenm@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1178

Jumpstart KC

Silvina Munita

Site Manager
Email: munitas@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1003

Marcel Wilson

Associate Site Manager
Email: wilsonmarc@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6021