Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bear Power

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two and a half year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) transitioning out of high school.
The Bear POWER mission is: “To effectively utilize existing campus and community resources to create an inclusive academic college program that generates individual outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities in the areas of education and employment.”

College Magazine recognized MSU in its August 27, 2020 publication of the :Top Ten Universities for Students with Disabilities 2020". MSU ranked 9th.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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College Magazine recognized MSU in its August 27, 2020 publication of the :Top Ten Universities for Students with Disabilities 2020". MSU ranked 9th.

https://www.collegemagazine.com/top-10-universities-for-students-with-disabilities-2020/

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