Webster University Prepares to Welcome Students in Academic Resource Center's Summer TAP Program

Jul. 13, 2017

Webster Prepares to Welcome Students in Summer TAP Program

Webster University's Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program which will be held from July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. 

During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life. This is the sixth year that the program has been institutionally funded.   

The TAP program is excited to continue partnerships with Admissions, the Office of First Year Experience (FYE), Academic Advising, Career Planning and Development, MCISA, Study Abroad, the Office of Financial Aid, Student Employment, the Webster Library, Housing and Residential Life, Media and Academic Technology Services, and Public Safety. The program will also feature a discussion on undergraduate research opportunities for Webster students with Eric Goedereis, associate professor in the Department of Psychology.   

The 2016 TAP participants wrap up the program
With the help of partnering departments across campus, during the 10-day TAP program participants live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in a variety of workshops and activities to help their transition to university life.

This year the program will be incorporating a rigorous, two-credit hour class specifically for TAP: WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop. This course will introduce students to essay writing fundamentals, conducting research, and maintaining academic integrity. Carolyn Brown, Writing Center & Plagiarism Prevention Program Coordinator, developed the curriculum and three sections will be offered. This new addition is important as it now means that TAP students can earn a full 15 credit hours by the end of their first semester.

Gathering in the EAB

Additionally, TAP will continue with the popular faculty “Lunch and Learn,” in which faculty from all Schools/Colleges will meet with TAP students to discuss their interests, give departmental tours, and answer questions related to their respective majors.  

The Transitions staff is excited about continued program expansion, partnerships, and the promise of increased student involvement and participation. We look forward to welcoming these new students to campus next week.

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