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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.

tags: extended campus, global, webster today, leiden, faculty, community engagement, academic resource center, faculty development center

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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.

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

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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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Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 18

October 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 18, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long, graduate and undergraduate, U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window.

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

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Academic Resource Center Offers Testing Center Aid for Students

September 30, 2019

The Testing Center at the Webster Groves campus serves students who need tests rescheduled with an instructor’s approval as well as accommodated tests, MBA waiver exams, foreign language placement exams, the MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment), and credit by exam assessments. Webster University Testing Center staff is committed to protecting academic integrity and has strict guidelines in regards to what constitutes academic dishonesty.

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

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Writing Center Resources for Students

September 23, 2019

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. The Writing Center encourages undergraduate students to use the face-to-face Writing Center. 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.

tags: academics, webster today, writing center, academic resource center, online learning center

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Academic Resource Center Offers Tutoring Aid for Students

September 17, 2019

With the Fall semester underway, students may need additional subject-matter assistance. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) will offer a Tutoring Program that provides tutoring assistance to current Webster University students either through peer tutoring or through access to professional, online tutoring by NetTutor. Both resources are offered free of charge and can help students achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners.

tags: academics, webster today, academic resource center, students, tutoring, online

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Save The Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair, Sept. 20

September 12, 2019

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Friday, Sept. 20 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. Join your colleagues for a quick beer or glass of wine, or stay for the entire event.

tags: employee news, faculty, webster today, academic resource center, faculty development center

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Connect Your Students to Academic Counseling

September 09, 2019

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. 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.

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

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ADA Accommodation Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

September 04, 2019

With the new academic year upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall I and fall semester courses. To assist in making these accommodations, the ARC has a variety of resources, from charts to podcasts. In addition, there will be various training sessions throughout the year for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first of these trainings will take place on Oct. 30.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, global, online learning, webster life, webster today, academic resource center, ada, accomodations