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New Grade Book Coming to WorldClassRoom in Spring 2020

December 03, 2019

The grade book in WorldClassRoom has a significant update coming in the Spring of 2020. The grade book will be sporting a facelift and new, enhanced features that will enable instructors to have a more personalized approach to grading. New features will include:  Policies for late and missing assignments, sorting and filtering of assignments and assignment visibility on an individual assignment basis.

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WebsterLEADS Fall 2019 Cohort Final Poster Presentations

December 03, 2019

The Webster University community is invited to a viewing of posters presented by the WebsterLEADS Fall 2019 cohort on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 2-3:20 p.m. in the Sverdrup Hall West Atrium. Students will present original leadership models of personally compelling leaders. LEADS is an acronym that stands for Learn Evolve Apply Develop and Serve.

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Invitation for 2020-2021 Presidential Faculty Fellow Program

November 18, 2019

The President’s Faculty Fellowship is an invitation for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs support units (Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Study Abroad, and Global Program Development). This opportunity allows faculty to work on special projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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28 St. Louis-Area Students Receive Young Citizens Scholarships to Attend Webster

November 06, 2019

Webster University and the Rotary Club of St. Louis recently awarded college scholarships to 28 high school students in the St. Louis area. The 28 students were all awarded $5,000 scholarships renewable for three years for a total of $20,000 if they apply and are accepted to Webster University. The purpose of the Young Citizenship Award is to find and reward those students who work hard at being good citizens at home, at school, and in the community.

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Updated Curriculum Proposal Forms Now Available

September 23, 2019

Updated curriculum proposal forms are now available on the Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council websites. The goal of the updated proposal forms is to simplify the proposal process for the petitioner and reviewers.The proposal forms continue to be dynamic and it is strongly recommended that you save your work. The forms are compatible for work to be saved if you use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. The latest Adobe products are available from Webster University through Adobe Creative Cloud.

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FDC and OIE Staff, Service Updates

September 16, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce staff changes in the Faculty Development Center (FDC) and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). Marissa Cope, assessment and accreditation analyst, has moved to the FDC. Allison Scheuler joins the OIE in her new role as analyst, continuing her work with the IRB and the Academic Program Review Committee while taking on additional OIE responsibilities. Additionally, the FDC will establish a learning inquiry lab, which will be used to help faculty and academic partners.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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NAFSA returns to St. Louis in 2020.

NAFSA in St. Louis: Call for proposals

August 14, 2019

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is coming to St. Louis in May 2020 and the call for proposals is open now! Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit proposals to present at this premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and supporting organizations. Session proposals are due Aug. 21, and poster proposals are due Dec. 11.

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Hamline University Partners with Webster's WINS Program

August 12, 2019

Hamline University, a private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has joined the Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program. The WINS program provides access to Webster's international campuses on four continents, allowing full-time, degree-seeking students of affiliated U.S. universities to study abroad at one of Webster's international campus locations and allows for collaborative program development amongst partner institutions.

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ARC Programs Receive Three-Year Recertification

July 24, 2019

The Tutoring Program and Writing Center, two programs in the Academic Resource Center (ARC), have received recertification of the College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Training Program Certification. Work for the recertification was completed by Carolyn I. Brown, assistant director, and Kristin Cobos, Writing and Online Writing Center coordinator.

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Additional Tutoring Resources Available for All Webster Students

June 27, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is excited to announce the additional tutoring resource of online, professional tutoring through NetTutor. To use this resource, students can access any course in WorldClassRoom (Canvas) and now click on NetTutor in the left-hand menu of the course. NetTutor’s professional tutoring resources compliment the current peer tutoring resources offered through the ARC’s Tutoring Program, and students may access both programs and resources.

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Grades must be posted by Dec. 31

Incomplete Guidance: Undergrad first 5-week session grades due July 5

June 26, 2019

Grades for Undergraduate first 5-week session courses are due Friday, July 5. Grades must be posted by the end of the day July 5, and may not be left as In Progress (IP). Any Incomplete (I) grades posted must have the required accompanying paperwork submitted with them (see article for details and links).

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