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Update: ARC Supports and Services Remain Available

March 19, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to support faculty and students as we move all St. Louis and US Metro classes – as well as classes at many of our non-US campuses – online. Due to the need to continue to cut down on person-to-person interactions, the physical Academic Resource Center (ARC) is closing until it is safe to return to normal operations. While the physical ARC is closed, the core academic support resources and services – academic counseling, ADA services, assistive technology assistance, tutoring, and writing – remain available to faculty and students.

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Spring I Faculty Who Submitted Grades of Incomplete

March 17, 2020

Spring 1 faculty who submitted a Grade of Incomplete for any students for the Spring 1 term and who requested that the student receive continued access to WorldClassRoom (Canvas) in order for the student complete course requirements should be aware that there will be a slight delay in processing these continued access requests due to the necessary work and response surrounding the University’s COVID-19 response and continuity planning.

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Spring Midterm Progress Survey Launches March 6

March 03, 2020

The Spring 2020 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, March 6, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, March 16, at 11 p.m. CTS. This survey will be distributed to all Spring semester-long graduate and undergraduate courses offered on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus.

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Webster's Testing Center: Resources, hours and appointments

February 18, 2020

Webster University’s Testing Center, part of the Academic Resource Center on the home campus, provides a distraction-reduced environment for students to test outside the classroom. This service is free to students taking Webster course or placement exams. Read through for hours, how to schedule an appointment and contact information for any questions.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Tutoring Resources Available Through Academic Resource Center

February 03, 2020

With the Spring semester underway, students may be interested in additional subject-matter assistance. The Webster University Tutoring Program at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides tutoring assistance to current Webster University students on-ground and online through peer tutoring and a professional, online tutoring service called NetTutor. Both resources are free of charge and can help students achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners.

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Connect Your Students to Academic Counseling

January 27, 2020

Academic counseling is a service provided by the Academic Resource Center to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community. It involves individual one-on-one sessions for students who would like to develop better organizational and learning strategies. The sessions can include one-time events or ongoing academic counseling and mentoring services.

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Academic Resource Center Sees Increased Use of Key Services

January 07, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a variety of services that are an excellent resource for students and faculty alike. Between the Fall 2018 and 2019 semesters, data has shown an increase in the usage of a variety of services. To ensure faculty members continue to get the most out of the center, there are resources available to help deepen their knowledge and even bring ARC staff to the classroom and share with students.

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Ellard, Palmore Trains Leiden Community on Student Success Portal

December 05, 2019

Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Erik Palmore, director of the Faculty Development Center, spent a week in November at the Leiden campus holding training sessions for faculty, staff, and students on the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other University resources to support student success.

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Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

December 04, 2019

Submissions are being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. This competition is designed to encourage and recognize excellence in student writing and to help foster a culture of writing at Webster University. Submissions must be written during the Fall 2019 semester, be 500 words minimum and written in English. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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ARC Winter Break, End of Semester Hours

December 03, 2019

As we near the end of the Fall 2019 semester, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) encourages Webster employees and students to make use of the free academic resources available to them through the Academic Resource Center both on-ground and online. On-ground resources are available during Winter Break, except between Monday, Dec. 23, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Click through for specific Testing Center, Tutoring Program, and Writing Center schedule details for the weeks before and after these dates.

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Best Practices for Students Regarding Final Exam Preparations

November 05, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) understands how stressful preparing for finals can be—for faculty members as well as students. Final exams often test the knowledge students have acquired throughout the entire semester, and depending on how their finals are weighted, their final exam grades could mean the difference between an A and a C on their transcripts. The ARC recommends the following tips as students prepare for final exams.

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