News Articles

DJ Kaiser and Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya presented on inclusion and ecotourism.

News Around Webster: Faculty, Students Present at Summer Conferences

August 14, 2018

DJ Kaiser and Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya presented an article about inclusion and ecotourism from research in Thailand. ... J.P. Palmer published two cases in a new text on human resource management. ... Linda Woolf, Michael Hulsizer, Esa Alaraudanjoki and Debbie Stiles presented at the American Psychological Association convention. ... Stiles also presented with student Rika Yamaguchi at the International School Psychology Association conference.

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CampusConnect VDI Launch, Training, Plans

August 13, 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, Information Technology is launching the first phase of CampusConnect, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative. This first phase provides a new way for certain students and faculty to access special software or applications with an end-goal of providing truly anytime, anywhere access to applications for all Webster students, faculty and staff in an efficient and secure way. Please see the following resources on access, eligible software, future plans, and faculty training happening this week.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925.

Webster Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from HLC

August 10, 2018

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed accreditation of Webster University. Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925, and this accreditation applies to every Webster campus and location throughout the world and online. The reaffirmation concludes the 10-year cycle under the HLC’s Open Pathway program, a process that includes self-evaluation steps, compliance reports, collection of evidence, quality improvement initiatives, and interim visits leading up to a peer review team’s comprehensive evaluation and visit, which was conducted at the Webster Groves campus in spring 2018. 

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faculty

Fall 2018 Faculty Review Notices

August 08, 2018

The Committee to Review Faculty invites signed, written testimony on any of the faculty listed below who are going up for initial status (FDL or tenure) and/or promotion. Please see the instruction after each faculty member name for where to submit testimony for the review. Note: This post is updated throughout the term as notice of new reviews are received.

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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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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Sign up to help welcome grad students Aug. 20-30.

Help Welcome Graduate Students for Fall 2018

August 03, 2018

Welcoming our new and returning graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help staffing our Welcome Tables during the weeks of Aug. 20-30, 2018. If you are interested in offering your time and energy, please sign-up to volunteer through the link in this post. We hope to see you as we welcome students to campus!

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Updates are scheduled for Saturday evening, Central Daylight Time.

365 Email, Distribution List Migration This Weekend

July 26, 2018

Information Technology will be performing the final steps for the full cutover of all remaining email services to the Office 365 platform this Saturday evening, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The main impacts for this cutover, including brief unavailability of all email services and accounts, distribution list migration, and webmail, are identified in this post.

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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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Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15

July 18, 2018

Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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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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