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Student Success Portal Training Continues for Faculty, Staff, Students

October 19, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launched Oct. 16. Users (students as well as faculty and staff members) may now access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings continue to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Get yourself up to speed on this major initiative through one of the following introductory training options.

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Student Success Portal Training Announced

October 13, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launches Oct. 16. Users will be able to access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings have been scheduled to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Introductory trainings have been scheduled beginning on Oct. 18, and running through the first full week of November. Click through for details on the first two weeks of training sessions.

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Helping students achieve greater confidence, independence and success as learners

ARC Offers Peer Tutoring Program to Assist Students

September 26, 2017

As the semester continues, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) encourages students who may be presenting a need for additional subject-matter assistance to take advantage of The Peer Tutoring Program. The Peer Tutoring Program provides a pool of capable tutors who can work one-on-one with students to help them achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners.

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Beepball adds a spin on baseball that allows those who are legally blind to compete.

Webster Hosts Beepball Game in Honor of Disability Awareness Month

September 25, 2017

MindsEye provides an annual Beepball Tournament every summer and now they’re bringing the fun to Webster University. What's beepball? Similar to baseball, it's a game to be played by the blind and the signted, cooperatively. This event is sponsored by the Webster University’s Academic Resource Center and Webster University’s Multicultural and International Student Affairs departments. The game will be played on the University Center Quad at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.

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Workforce Recruitment Program for Students, Recent Grads with Disabilities

September 06, 2017

The University is again participating in this year's Workforce Recruitment Program, which connects federal employers with college students and recent grads with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs. Eligible candidates from all majors and degree programs, ranging from college freshmen to recently-graduated students, must register by Oct. 11, 2017.

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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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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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