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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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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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Undergraduate Advising Program, First Session

September 05, 2018

The first program in a year-long series on undergraduate advising will take place on Friday, Sept. 14 at 2:00 p.m. This session will take up Advising Basics, including Pillars of Advising, using the degree audit and undergraduate catalog, taking advantage of the Student Success Portal, and what’s new on the Undergraduate Advising webpage.

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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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Faculty and staff advisors in Albuquerque

Webster Advisors at NACADA Summer Institute

August 07, 2018

A team of Webster University faculty and staff advisors gathered at the NACADA (Global Community for Academic Advising) Summer Institute in Albuquerque to work on an action plan to discuss the creation of a Global Advising Council for Webster University. Faculty advisor attendance at the summer institute was funded in part by the Presidential Retention Challenge Fund.

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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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Faculty and staff can explore the Inventory in the Student Success Portal.

New in Student Success Portal: Learn about Inventory now!

July 06, 2018

The Inventory, available beginning Friday, July 6, is a new feature available to faculty and staff users in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. The Inventory is a listing of student success interventions, including at other Starfish partner institutions, that can be explored to provide additional support to students. Faculty and staff users can search the Inventory and share relevant information on services, programs and support with students.

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Incomplete Grades: Faculty guidance on usage, Starfish features

June 27, 2018

Courses ending Friday, June 29, must have grades posted by Friday, July 6. Do not submit an Incomplete as a student’s grade or leave a student’s grade as In Progress if the student has not attended class for several weeks and/or is missing most of the required work. Inaccurately using Incomplete grades or leaving In Progress grades posted can harm a student’s academic progress, course sequencing, persistence and graduation. See this post for more guidance.

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Student Success Portal Summer Early Term Progress Surveys launch June 15 with updates

June 11, 2018

The Summer Early Term Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, June 15, 2018. This survey will be distributed to most graduate and undergraduate Summer 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, June 25, 2018. Courses not surveyed are running in non-standard terms and have already completed or will not yet have started by the time of the survey window.

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Wienke and Kracen

First Advisor of the Year Award Recipients Announced

May 14, 2018

The Academic Advising Center and Office of Academic Affairs announced the 2018 Advisor of the Year recipients. Amanda Kracen, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and Jordan Wienke, graduate international academic advisor, are the first faculty advisor and professional staff advisors to receive this honor, recognizing their outstanding care, knowledge and engagement as advisors to Webster students.

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Incomplete grades: Guidance on when to use them and why, new Starfish features

May 08, 2018

Do you have a student who has not attended class for several weeks? Do you have a student who is missing most of the required work? If so, do not submit an Incomplete as the student’s grade or leave the student’s grade as "In Progress." Instead, submit the appropriate earned grade for the student. If the student contacts you to discuss the grade and you want to offer opportunities for the student to successfully complete the course, you still have options.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Excitement Builds Around Student Success Portal

May 04, 2018

Faculty, professional staff, and even students have been expressing excitement about Starfish, the Student Success Portal. Feedback has focused on a number of areas, including the accessibility of information that is needed for day-to-day operations that was previously more cumbersome to find. But the excitement extends beyond the accessibility of information to the ease of connecting students to the supports they need to be successful, the ability to access and share notes in one globally-accessible location, and the improvement of business practices.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Student Success Portal Open Office Hours

April 18, 2018

Have questions or ideas about the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish? Want to walk through the process of adding filters to access specific information? Need help setting up your profile or clearing a flag? Want to learn how to set up online office hours to streamline appointment scheduling with students? Join members of the Student Success Team on Fridays any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. CDT for assistance.

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