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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.

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Staff Updates

Academic Advising Center Staff Updates: Ord, Gygi, Steele

August 12, 2019

The Academic Advising Center welcomes Jennifer Ord as a new undergraduate academic advisor. She previously worked at the Scott AFB campus as a part-time academic advisor and faculty coordinator. Dinah Gygi, graduate academic advisor, is moving from a team appointment to a full-time role. Stop by the Center on Aug. 14 between 2:30-3:30 to say farewell to Genesis Steele, who is transitioning to a new opportunity outside Webster after three years on the graduate advising team.

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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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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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Advising Excellence Award Winners, NACADA Certificate of Merit

May 08, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Advising Center announce this year’s Advising Excellence Award winners. Terry Sullivan, assistant professor in the Communications and Journalism Department, and Amy Carroll, senior academic advisor on the Academic Advising Center’s Graduate Team for faculty and professional staff advising. Additionally, last year's winner Jordan Wienke was recently awarded with a Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role and will be recognized in October at the NACADA national conference.

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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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Janice Neal will serve as the CCME president for 2019-20.

Janice Neal Named CCME President for 2019-20

February 18, 2019

Janice Neal, director of the Webster Los Angeles Air Force Base campus location and regional director for the Western Region of military campuses, took office as president of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) during the organization’s annual symposium in Austin, Texas on Jan. 24. Neal has been actively involved in the CCME board since 2010. She previously held positions as CCME secretary, vice president, and is now president in 2019-20.

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Student Success Portal Spring Surveys launches Jan. 25

Student Success Portal Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Survey launches Jan. 25

January 22, 2019

The Spring and Spring 1, 2019, Early Term Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, Jan. 25. This survey will be distributed to all Spring and Spring 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, Feb. 4.

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Student Success Portal: Updates, reminders for Spring 2019

January 02, 2019

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, has now been in full swing at Webster University for just over one year! Thank you to everyone who has engaged with the system, working to create a University-wide centralized notes system, an institutional early alert system, and so much more. As we enter another semester, enhancements and modifications to the system continue.

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VetSuccess Counselor Moving to Advising Center

October 23, 2018

Effective Oct. 23, VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) counselor Jason Blakemore will be located in the Advising Center and Career Planning and Development Center in Garden Park Plaza. Student veterans may now check in with the Advising Center front desk for appointments. VSOC serves a vital role supporting our veteran population from the Webster Groves campus, providing various services to student veterans such as education and training opportunities, adjustment counseling to resolve problems, referrals to health and community services, assistance for other veterans benefits and a mentorship program.

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Jordan Wienke and Genesis Steele

Around Webster: Wienke, Steele 'Best of Conference,' Schultz's Scott AFB honor, Cosic screenings

October 15, 2018

Graduate academic advisors Genesis Steele and Jordan Wienke were awarded Best of Conference at the 2018 MACADA Conference for their presentation, partially funded through Webster Staff Alliance. ... Susan Schultz will be named Honorary Base Commander at Scott Air Force Base at an induction ceremony on Oct. 19. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are part of a group exhibition, RE/CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY, running through Jan. 26 at Sheldon Galleries.

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