Academic News

Webster colleagues gathered in St. Louis from around the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising.

Webster Advising Day and NACADA in St. Louis

October 17, 2017

Advising Day was held at the Gateway campus on Wednesday, Oct. 11 where over 30 Webster colleagues gathered from across the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising. Following Webster Advising Day, they continued their professional development journey by attending the Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference (NACADA) held through Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney was the keynote speaker.

Snapshots: Human Rights Conference addresses environmental justice

October 16, 2017

Webster's 10th Annual Human Rights Conference concluded Oct. 12 after two days of intersectional analysis of environmental racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. Growing awareness of climate change has led to increasing recognition that human rights and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked, with human rights advocates contending that climate change threatens fundamental rights with particular impact on indigenous people and the global poor.

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Student Success Portal Training Announced

October 13, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launches Oct. 16. Users will be able to access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings have been scheduled to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Introductory trainings have been scheduled beginning on Oct. 18, and running through the first full week of November. Click through for details on the first two weeks of training sessions.

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