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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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ARC: Program Goal Assessment

May 01, 2019

Webster’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) has assessed the current status of multiple programs: Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP), the Testing Center, the Tutoring Program, and the Writing Center. ARC is requesting that departments schedule time with ARC team members to discuss the various programs, services that ARC offers and how to integrate them into your classrooms to ensure ARC is an integral part of students’ academic experiences.

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Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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Prep for the End of Spring Semester at the ARC

April 16, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) encourages students to begin preparing for the end of the semester now. The ARC is a great place to get assistance with writing, testing and tutoring. It also provides access to computers, printers, and other resources and to study and complete assignments. All ARC services will be available through finals week, May 6-10.

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ARC offers tips for students preparing for final exams

Best Practices for Students Regarding Preparing for Final Exams

April 01, 2019

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 offers tips as students prepare for final exams and encourage faculty members to share this information with their students.

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Exciting Student Success Portal Updates - and Requests for Feedback

March 29, 2019

Webster has been using the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, beginning mid-October 2017. The site has been reorganized to better organize the guides in the “For Faculty” and “For Advisors & Staff” tabs. Feedback on the Student Success Portal is welcomed. If you’re interested in sharing your comments, please send your feedback to

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ARC Announces Demo for Online Tutoring Program, NetTutor

ARC Announces Demo for Online Tutoring Program, NetTutor

March 21, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is hosting a demo for a professional online tutoring program, NetTutor. The proposed partnership with NetTutor will supplement the current options within the Tutoring Program. An online demonstration showing of NetTutor is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, from 3-4:30 p.m., in EAB 137. Anyone interested in joining the session remotely may join via WebEx.

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ARC Policies, Guidelines Channel Now Available in Connections

February 19, 2019

Academic Resource Center (ARC) policies and guidelines may now be found in a newly created ARC Policies and Guidelines channel, accessible to Webster employees on the Faculty and Staff tabs within Connections. Current policies and guidelines available include ADA Procurement Process, Flexible Assignment Deadline Guidelines, Occasional Absence Due to Medical Reason Guidelines, Webster ESA (Emotional Support Animal) Policy and Contract, Webster SA (Service Animal) Guidelines, and Webster General Housing Accommodations Guidelines.

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The Writing Center and Online Writing Center is available to all students.

Writing Center Resources for Students

February 08, 2019

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center can give you feedback on your essays and help you improve your writing. We encourage you to use the face-to-face Writing Center whenever possible for real-time feedback and discussion. If you are a graduate student, online student, or a student at an extended or international campus, we encourage you to use the OWC for your writing needs. Our friendly coaches give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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ARC Offers Tutoring Help

February 04, 2019

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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ARC to Conduct Spring I Focus Groups, RSVP for Sessions

January 31, 2019

The Academic Resource Center will conduct faculty/staff focus groups to assess its success in meeting the individual program goals of our Testing Center and academic integrity initiatives and programs, our Tutoring Program, and our Writing and Online Writing centers and services. Full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as staff are invited to attend these focus groups and provide feedback at a session on either Feb. 26, Mar. 7 or Mar. 22. All sessions will be held in the Library, Room 315, and WebEx will be available for those who would like to participate remotely.

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