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 early term progress survey

Student Success Portal: Fall 2 early term progress survey launches Oct. 30

October 27, 2020

The Fall 2, 2020, Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 30, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Nov. 9, at 11 p.m. CDT. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 term courses throughout the United States and at the Leiden and Uzbekistan campuses.

tags: academics, announcement, faculty, online learning, webster today, student success portal, starfish, academic resource center, advising

incomplete grades

Incomplete Grade Guidance for Fall 1, 2020

October 13, 2020

Effective on June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster life, webster today, online learning, academic resource center, arc, students

Hobsons Education Advances Award

Webster University Receives Recognition, Monetary Award as Finalist for Hobsons Education Advances Award

October 02, 2020

Webster University received recognition as a finalist for the 2020 Hobsons Education Advances Award. This designation recognizes the progress Webster University has made in support of students through the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other initiatives. This progress includes cultural change to put students first and use data to drive decision-making.

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, arc, academic resource center

October

Disability Awareness Month: Sharing tips each Monday

October 02, 2020

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. With this in mind, the University's Accessibility Committee will be sharing a tip each Monday.

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, accessibility, academic resource center, accessibility committee, students, community engagement

Testing Center

Testing Center Offers A Distraction-Reduced Environment for Students

September 28, 2020

Webster University’s Testing Center (recently remodeled and part of the Academic Resource Center in Loretto Hall Room 40 on the Webster Groves campus) provides a distraction-reduced environment for students to test outside the classroom. We offer this service free to students taking Webster course exams or Webster-based placement tests; we charge a $25 proctor fee to students taking non-Webster exams (such as CLEP, DSST, or correspondence courses for another institution).

tags: academics, students, testing center, academic resource center, webster today

Jonah Mixon-Webster

Around Webster: Mixon-Webster in Harper's, Williams voting PSA, Kwon on Ferguson, Ellard NCLCA

September 24, 2020

Jonah Mixon-Webster has three poems published in the September issue of Harper's Magazine. ... Jong Bum Kwon co-edited and contributed to an issue of the journal, American Ethnologist, centered on Ferguson. ... Gwyneth Williams participated in Public Service Announcement for the City of St. Louis encouraging people to vote. ... Erica Ellard contributed to a special issue of the journal, The Learning Assistance Review, about higher education’s response to the novel coronavirus.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, english, anthropology, academic resource center, political science, news around webster, employee news, faculty, webster today

ARC

Academic Resource Center Writing Support Services

September 22, 2020

The Writing Center, Online Writing Center (OWC), and NetTutor provide students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Due to COVID-19, our services, providing students support and feedback on every step of the writing process from brainstorming to citation, are currently remote. All Webster students, worldwide, are welcome to use any of our services. Our friendly coaches give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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ARC

Connect Your Students to Academic Counseling

September 04, 2020

This week is an ideal time to revisit academic counseling and how it can help students. Academic Counseling is a service provided by the Academic Resource Center to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community. Additionally, you and your students may be interested in academic success workshops, which are short, informative sessions on a variety of topics.

tags: academics, faculty, counseling, academic resource center, students, webster life, webster today

ARC

Maintaining Academic Integrity at Webster University

September 01, 2020

Academic work is challenging. As students, you are expected to manage classes, demonstrate critical thinking, and be responsible for your own learning. In addition, you are expected to maintain academic integrity as a college student. Part of maintaining academic integrity is utilizing the resources available to you as a student at Webster University. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) will host an online Academic Integrity Week Sept. 8-11.

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Student success portal

Student Success Portal Fall and Fall 1 Early Term Progress Survey Launches Sept. 4

September 01, 2020

The Fall and Fall 1, 2020, Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, Sept. 4, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Sept. 14, at 11 p.m. CDT. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Fall semester and Fall 1 term courses throughout the United States and at the Leiden and Uzbekistan campuses.

tags: academics, faculty, online learning, student success portal, starfish, academic resource center, advising, webster today

ARC

Academic Resource Center's Testing Center Reopens Aug. 31

August 27, 2020

The Academic Resource Center’s Testing Center (located on the Webster Groves, Missouri, campus at Loretto Hall room 40) reopens Monday, Aug. 31. In order to maintain appropriate social distancing and density guidelines, other Academic Resource Center services will largely remain remote. Tutoring and writing appointments will continue to be available remotely through peer tutors and writing coaches, NetTutor, and the Online Writing Center.

tags: academics, faculty, academic resource center, testing center, students, webster today

TAP

First Virtual TAP Program a Success

August 21, 2020

This year's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program was the second largest to date with 36 participants, running July 15-24. It included 10 days of virtual delivery amid COVID-19 restrictions. students who are conditionally-admitted first-time freshmen or transferring with fewer than 30 credit hours). This year, the TAP program included fully-admitted students as well, and included two credits of WRIT 1000 - Basic Writing Workshop and one credit of EDEX 1500 - Webster 101, marking three credits for successful completion of the program.

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Advising

Academic Advising Center Offers Limited Walk-Up Advising Aug.19-28

August 19, 2020

The Academic Advising Center will host a walk-up “quick questions” advising tent outside its 568 Garden Avenue office on Wednesday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. This is an opportunity for undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus to have quick advising questions answered without a scheduled appointment.

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incomplete grades

Incomplete Grade Guidance for Summer 2020

July 23, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster life, webster today, online learning, academic resource center, arc, students