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Features Added as New Students Complete Summer TAP Program

August 20, 2019

The 2019 cohort of the Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts, with 26 students enrolled in two credits of WRIT 1000 Basic Writing Workshop and one credit of EDUC 1500 Webster 101, marking three credits for successful completion of the program. This year’s program ran July 18-27.

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Extended Campuses: ADA Accommodations Webinar Aug. 13

August 09, 2019

Nellie Hopmann, Webster University’s Academic ADA coordinator, will be hosting a webinar for all extended site employees who work with students to set up and implement ADA accommodations on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 12:30 p.m. CST. The webinar will provide information on the steps that should be taken in setting up accommodations, and how extended site staff can support students throughout the accommodations process.

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Academic Resource Center Ready for Students, Faculty this Fall

August 06, 2019

A new Fall semester approaches, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is looking forward to working with you and your students! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Here are hours, 10 facts, resources and contacts that will help you get the most out of the ARC.

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Hands-on Faculty Training for Teaching and Learning Technology

August 05, 2019

All part-time and full-time new and returning faculty are invited to three hands-on sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 20, about using technology to support and engage students. Come learn how the Student Success Portal, Microsoft Office 365, and WorldClassRoom (Canvas) can help you support student success, engage your students in and out of the classroom, and collaborate and communicate with colleagues and students. All sessions will be held on Aug. 20 in the Library eClassroom (Emerson Library 110).

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The first podcast in the series discusses accessing accommodations and tips for self-advocacy.

Podcast Series Supports Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

July 31, 2019

Throughout Fall 2019 Webster University’s Accessibility Committee will be coordinating with campus and community partners to produce a series of podcasts focused on providing access to students with disabilities. The first podcast of the series is "Student Self-Advocacy 101," with important information about accessing accommodations as a student with a disability. This information is important for all students and helpful to faculty and staff members as well.

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ARC Programs Receive Three-Year Recertification

July 24, 2019

The Tutoring Program and Writing Center, two programs in the Academic Resource Center (ARC), have received recertification of the College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Training Program Certification. Work for the recertification was completed by Carolyn I. Brown, assistant director, and Kristin Cobos, Writing and Online Writing Center coordinator.

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Helping Students Succeed: Let the library, ARC help with extended site orientations

July 12, 2019

Prepare new students for success by including the Library in your orientations! Librarians are available to appear at your campus via Webnet+ to give students a brief demonstration of the resources and services available to them. Web conference can be as brief as 10 minutes, and be tailored to meet the needs of your students. Our general introduction video, How We Can Help, is also available on the library YouTube channel and homepage. The Academic Resource Center also makes such orientation available.

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This is the 8th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 17-26

June 30, 2019

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 17-26. 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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Additional Tutoring Resources Available for All Webster Students

June 27, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is excited to announce the additional tutoring resource of online, professional tutoring through NetTutor. To use this resource, students can access any course in WorldClassRoom (Canvas) and now click on NetTutor in the left-hand menu of the course. NetTutor’s professional tutoring resources compliment the current peer tutoring resources offered through the ARC’s Tutoring Program, and students may access both programs and resources.

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Grades must be posted by Dec. 31

Incomplete Guidance: Undergrad first 5-week session grades due July 5

June 26, 2019

Grades for Undergraduate first 5-week session courses are due Friday, July 5. Grades must be posted by the end of the day July 5, and may not be left as In Progress (IP). Any Incomplete (I) grades posted must have the required accompanying paperwork submitted with them (see article for details and links).

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Student Success Portal Summer Early Term Progress Survey Launches June 14

June 06, 2019

The Summer 2019 Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, June 14, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, June 24, at 11 p.m. This survey is distributed to all Summer U.S. on-ground and online courses. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to the flags and kudos raised.

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Academic Resource Center Pairs with NetTutor, Wyatt Moves to Tutoring Program Coordinator

May 17, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is excited to announce two developments with the Tutoring Program. Effective Monday, June 3, Cherie Wyatt, current part-time Undergraduate Academic Advisor, will move into the full-time role of the Tutoring Program Coordinator. Additionally, the university is moving forward with its partnership with NetTutor, a professional online tutoring program.

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