Why MSU-Moorhead is texting students

Just making sure they get the message

“We’re trying to get to their level. Students are texting. They’re using apps. So we’re adjusting.”

— Graduate assistant John Edmonds, who specializes in new media for Minnesota State University – Moorhead’s university college office, on how the university is now texting students important information instead of e-mailing it.

Apparently, a number of students weren’t checking their Dragon Mail accounts for financial aid and advising information.

The Advocate student paper adds who those tended to be:

… 150 freshmen on academic warning and 260 other students who successfully appealed their suspensions after fall semester. They’re reminded of mandatory meetings with counselors and alerted to recommended workshops on topics ranging from time management to test-taking skills.

University college Dean Denise Gorsline tells the paper:

“Before, those messages weren’t getting through. This leaves little room for them to have an excuse.”

Read the full story here.