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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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Applications Open for Spring 2020 Collaborative Research Grants

October 30, 2019

Applications are now open for the Spring 2020 President's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. The program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product. The application deadline has been extended from Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 20.

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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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