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Use these suggestions from the ARC to prepare for final exams

Best Practices for Students Regarding Preparing for Final Exams

November 13, 2017

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.

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Training sessions have been announced for the Student Success Portal

Student Success Portal Advanced Training Announced

November 08, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is a robust system used throughout the global Webster network. Training sessions are being offered to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Advanced training has been scheduled for three key areas: advising tools, progress surveys, and advanced filters.

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Find out what the portal can do for you and your students.

Student Success Portal Initial Training Wrapping Up

November 03, 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. Please see the final sessions of Fall 2017 initial introductory training to get you up to speed.

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Find out what the portal can do for you and your students.

Upcoming Student Success Portal Training for Faculty, Staff, Students

October 27, 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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Hawkins’ goal is to continue building upon the foundational strengths of the position, including student support, success, and advocacy.

Hawkins Named Transitions Coordinator

October 27, 2017

Corey Hawkins has accepted the position of Transitions Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). He will transition from his current position as Coordinator for Minority Students in the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) on Thursday, Nov. 16 to begin his new role in the ARC.

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Proposals are due by Dec.15.

2018 Teaching Festival Call for Prosposals, Deadline Dec. 15

October 23, 2017

The Teaching Festival Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations, posters, panels, and roundtable discussions for the 2018 Teaching Festival on the theme “Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning.” The Teaching Festival will be held Feb. 12-16, 2018, and proposals will be accepted until Dec. 15.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, teaching festival, faculty development center, academic resource center, online learning center, university library

Find out what the portal can do for you and your students.

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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