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Intrusive Advising and Faculty Guidance Regarding Incompletes

November 21, 2016

In an effort to continue to improve student success, including persistence and graduation, the University is tracking incomplete grades (as well as other unsuccessful grades including Ds, Fs, and Ws) and more actively and regularly reaching out to students and academic departments to resolve the grades before they turn to ZFs after one year.

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Participants in the 10-day program experienced everything from writing workshops and college course orientation to social activities and group projects.

TAP Preps Incoming Students for Transition to College, Success at Webster

September 02, 2016

This summer Webster's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program assisted 37 new students for the transition to college academics and Webster University. Since 2011 this free program has helped almost 150 conditionally admitted students connect with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

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Sept. 7 Meeting for Prior Learning Assessment

August 23, 2016

Over the spring and summer, Webster University community members attended best practices webinars on prior learning assessment. The process helps students identify, document and assesses college-level knowledge and skills learned outside the formal classroom. Interested faculty, staff, and departments are encouraged to hear a report and discuss next steps on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Program Adds Service Learning Project, Preps New Students July 20-29

July 13, 2016

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the 2016 Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, which will be held from July 20-29. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During TAP, students live on campus, take college courses and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life.

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Nicholas Hall, Nancy Haparimwi, Kim McGrath, Jennifer Dickey, Nancy Hellerud and Bethany Keller at NAFSA

Webster Hosts Study Abroad Partners, Presents at Annual NAFSA Conference

June 20, 2016

International education professionals from around the globe recently meet in Denver, Colorado for the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. More than 9,000 professionals gathered to discuss issues surrounding all specialties of the field. The conference featured more than 200 sessions and workshops including presentations by Webster’s Bethany Keller, assistant director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, and Kim McGrath, WINS director.

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Webster University is revitalizing our commitment to serving adult learners by finding ways to recognize their prior learning.

Prior Learning Assessment Meeting April 13, Webinar April 20

April 12, 2016

Webster University is revitalizing its commitment to serving adult learners by finding ways to recognize their prior learning. Interested faculty, staff and departments are encouraged to attend an exploratory discussion on Wednesday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center. Those interested are encouraged to also join us for an American Council on Education webinar on “Creating Effective Policies and Procedures to Administer Credit for Prior Learning” on Wednesday, April 20, 1-2:30 pm, in the Library Conference Room.

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Summer Faculty Advising Invitation

January 27, 2016

This year the Academic Advising Center will have a limited number of advising stipends available for full-time faculty to aid in our summer freshmen and transfer student registration. Both new and veteran faculty are eligible. We are mandated by Academic Affairs to have a mix of both new and experienced faculty on the summer team.

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Applications for 2016-17 Provost's Faculty Fellows Program

November 03, 2015

Full-time Webster University faculty are invited to submit proposals for the 2016-17 Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program. This is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of Webster’s key strategic efforts on a part-time basis. Fellows are awarded a stipend for their work. The extended deadline for submission is Jan. 25, 2016.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Harnesses Webster Network to Aid Students' College Transition

July 24, 2015

The Summer TAP Program brought new students to campus to help orient them to Webster's programs and services and prepare them for the transition to college.

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