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Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Surveys Launch Oct. 19 

October 12, 2018

The Fall Midterm Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online, and will be available for faculty to complete during a 10-day window that will close on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Progress Surveys make reporting the academic progress of students easy and efficient by allowing faculty members to raise early alerts (Flags) for items and to provide positive feedback (Kudos) to students.  

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Adding a simple accessibility statement to your event flyer can help signal that individuals with disabilities are welcome and included.

Accessibility Awareness Month Tips: Provide intentional inclusion

October 08, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month. Tip 2: Provide intentional inclusion. One way to accommodate individuals with disabilities is to intentionally create a place for them and provide a way for them to be included. To make individuals with disabilities feel welcome, try adding an accessibility statement to the bottom of your next event flyer.

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Cobos Appointed as New Writing Center Coordinator for ARC

October 03, 2018

Effective Wednesday, Oct. 3, Kristin Cobos will move into the full-time position of Writing Center and Online Writing Center Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Cobos will be meeting with many departments and individuals as part of her on-boarding and training process. Carolyn I. Brown, who previously filled the role, is now the Assistant Director of the ARC.

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Disability Awareness Month: Accessibility Tips

October 01, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month. Tip 1: One in five Americans is a person with a disability, and not all disabilities are visible. A person may be born with a disability, may acquire a disability through an accident or illness, or may acquire a disability as result of aging. Please be aware that people may have a hidden disability.

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Students are invited to visit the ARC for tutoring services and other opportunities.

Tutoring Program Available to Students Through the Academic Resource Center

September 21, 2018

As the semester is well underway, students may be presenting a need for additional subject-matter assistance. The Webster University Tutoring Program at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) 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. This program is free of charge and serves all students who are currently enrolled in courses at Webster University. Individual peer tutoring is available by appointment for both short-term "catch-up" assistance and ongoing support.

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Deadline Extended for Fall, Fall 1 Starfish Early Term Progress Survey

September 14, 2018

Deadline extended for current Starfish Early Term Progress Survey. Due to recent access issues to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, the Early Term Progress Survey – Fall and Fall 1, 2018, which was set to expire at 11 p.m. CST on Monday, Sept. 17, has been extended to 11 p.m. CST on Friday, Sept. 21.

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Faculty: Connect students to Academic Counseling

September 10, 2018

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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Student Success Portal Fall, Fall 1 Early Term Progress Surveys launch Sept. 7

August 31, 2018

The Fall and Fall 1 Early Term Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. This survey will be distributed to all Fall and Fall 1 U.S. on-ground and online courses and will be available for faculty to complete during a 10-day window that will close on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

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The ARC serves the global Webster system and is available by phone, email, and video conferencing to all Webster students and employees.

Resources for Students, Faculty: ARC ready for Fall 2018

August 17, 2018

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is ready for you this fall! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Not sure how the ARC can help you and your students? Our 10 Facts to Know about the Academic Resource Center is a quick-access guide to all the support it can offer.

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Grades must be posted by Dec. 31

Incomplete Guidance: End of Summer terms

July 24, 2018

As faculty members prepare to submit grades, we encourage faculty members and academic advisors to review the guidance regarding Incompletes and ensure that Incompletes are only being used in appropriate situations. All graduate and undergraduate Summer session courses should be assigned a grade by Friday, Aug. 3, and undergraduate second five-week session courses should be assigned a grade by Friday, Aug.10. Click through to review some new processes regarding incomplete grades.

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This is the 7th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 18-27

July 16, 2018

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 18-27, 2018. 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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