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Applications now open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Faculty Mobility: Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship Applications Open

September 18, 2017

Applications for the Fall 2018 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses:  Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). 

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Submit proposals by Nov. 3.

Apply for a 2018-19 Faculty Research Grant

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2018-19 academic year. The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant program is to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 3.

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The deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

Call for Messing Faculty Award Applications

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2018 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2018.

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Marissa Cope

OIE Adds Assessment and Accreditation Analyst

September 04, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs has added Marissa Cope as the Assessment and Accreditation Analyst in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Cope will be responsible for managing the University’s official documents related to institutional, programmatic, and country/national accreditation. She will also coordinate the collection of student learning outcomes assessment reports across the University as well as serving as the day-to-day administrator for Tk20.

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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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Apply by Sept. 15.

Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Submission Period Now Open

August 15, 2017

The application period for Adjunct Faculty Development Fund requests opens today, Aug. 15, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 15. The fund, which was established last year by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel, and research activities. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Surveys went out to students and faculty.

ARC Customer Service Survey Feedback Invaluable

June 15, 2017

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) thanks everyone who completed the recent ARC customer satisfaction survey. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve our services and communications. These will be repeated every two years during the same timeframe to continue a regular cycle of program assessment and process improvement. To learn more about key feedback, see the summary and infographic.

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Verity

Verity Named Interim Director for Study Abroad

May 22, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs has announced that Hannah Verity, director of Global Program Development, has been named interim director of the Office of Study Abroad effective June 1. In this role, she will work with colleagues in Study Abroad and the WINS program to develop plans for an expanded and enhanced Study Abroad campaign for 2017-18. Verity will continue in the role of director of Global Program Development while serving as interim director of Study Abroad.

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Research Across Disciplines

Attend Research Across Disciplines May 5-6

April 28, 2017

Webster’s bi-annual student research conference, Research Across Disciplines (RAD), will take place Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, in the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus. Over the course of the two days, 72 undergraduate and graduate students from across Webster’s global network, representing 16 academic departments, will present their projects via oral talks, posters, and creative displays.

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Privacy concerns force tool to remain offline

IRS and FSA Statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool

March 31, 2017

Announcement from the U.S. Department of Education regarding data retrieval tool protection: To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced today the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season.

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teaching festival panel

Teaching Festival Preview: Panel Discussion on College Credit for Adult Learners

February 07, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a panel discussion entitled “College Credit for What Adult Learners Already Know: Helping Students Document Their Learning,” to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Library 420).

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Research Across Disciplines

Attend Research Across Disciplines Dec. 9-10

December 08, 2016

Webster’s bi-annual student research conference, Research Across Disciplines (RAD), will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, in the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus. The conference showcases the scholastic and creative efforts of undergraduate and graduate students from around the region and across a variety of academic fields.

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