News Articles


Academic Resource Center Sees Increased Use of Key Services

January 07, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a variety of services that are an excellent resource for students and faculty alike. Between the Fall 2018 and 2019 semesters, data has shown an increase in the usage of a variety of services. To ensure faculty members continue to get the most out of the center, there are resources available to help deepen their knowledge and even bring ARC staff to the classroom and share with students.

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Students in the Sverdrup Complex

Advising Curriculum Series: How Students Can Take the Next Steps in Advising

December 04, 2019

The Undergraduate Team of the Academic Advising Center offers a second program for faculty advisors on Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. CT in East Academic Building Room 133 and via WebEx. "How Students Can Take the Next Steps in Advising" will cover what students can learn from advisors once they have mastered advising basics to get the most out of their education. Guests for the session include Kelly Heath, Silvia Navia and John Buck to discuss the ways different programs and credentials can complement students' major and interests.

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Student Success

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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