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Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Surveys Launch Oct. 19 

October 12, 2018

The Fall Midterm Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online, and will be available for faculty to complete during a 10-day window that will close on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Progress Surveys make reporting the academic progress of students easy and efficient by allowing faculty members to raise early alerts (Flags) for items and to provide positive feedback (Kudos) to students.  

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Faculty Research Grant program and the Messing Award Information Session

Faculty Research Grant and Messing Award Info Session, Oct. 17

October 12, 2018

An information session on the Faculty Research Grant program and the Messing Award will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Emerson Library, room 420). This session is an opportunity for faculty members who are considering applying for these programs to learn more about the programs, their requirements, and to hear success stories and lessons learned from previous recipients.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed her research on bees during the total solar eclipse in Smithsonian Magazine.

In the News: Miller-Struttmann in Smithsonian, Croghan 'On the Air,' Dubberke on KSDK

October 12, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann is in Smithsonian Magazine discussing her research of bee behavior during the 2017 total solar eclipse. ... Sports and Entertainment Marketing program lead Jack Croghan appears on Friday's "St. Louis On The Air" program to discuss the latest proposal to bring MLS soccer to St. Louis. ... Economics faculty member Sarah Dubberke was on NBC affiliate KSDK Thursday morning discussing consumer tips for using credit cards.

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Message from the President and Provost

October 12, 2018

At Webster, we are called to advance our mission and live our values by appreciating each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives as our strength. Webster will continue to be a place that strives to include, that avoids the shortcuts of damaging stereotypes, and that can hear each other’s stories with the desire to learn rather than to judge or stigmatize.

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Academic Program Review and Prioritization

October 12, 2018

Five years ago, we completed a comprehensive Academic Program Review and Prioritization initiative to ensure we were continuously improving and strengthening our academic offerings. Because this was the first systematic Program Review at Webster, the scope of this project was large and included gathering baseline data on all undergraduate and graduate degrees and majors.

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Webster's Faculty Development Center Launches Creativity and Evidence Learning Community

Webster's Faculty Development Center Launches Creativity and Evidence Learning Community

October 11, 2018

The Faculty Development Center welcomes all part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners to save the date for the launch of it's Creativity and Evidence Learning Community’s monthly meetings. This learning community focuses on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication. The first meeting will be held Oct. 18, 3-4 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Emerson Library 420).

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Condoleezza Rice video conferences in for CHINA Town Hall

Confucius Institute Hosts China Town Hall featuring Condoleezza Rice

October 11, 2018

On the evening of Oct. 9, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis co-hosted the nationwide CHINA Town Hall event, which featured a webcast with former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

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Cultivating Growth Mindset and Grit, An Innovative Educators Webinar, Oct. 17

October 10, 2018

Faculty and staff are invited to join Webster Staff Alliance and the Online Learning Center for an engaging webinar presentation on using Growth Mindset and fostering Grit in higher education learning environments. This webinar, presented by Innovative Educators, will provide several practical approaches to course design and assignments that can be adapted for use in a wide array of disciplines and formats.

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The sixth edition of Kelly-Kate Pease widely used text,

Hellinger on conspiracy age, Pease on IR, Green on leadership, Singaravelu on LGBTQ

October 09, 2018

Daniel Hellinger published "Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump," focusing on the tension between democracy and conspiracy. ... Kelly-Kate Pease has published the sixth edition of her widely used "International Organizations: Perspectives on Global Governance" ... Hemla Singaravelu published "The Coming-Out Process of Gay and Lesbian Individuals from Islamic Malaysia" ... Ted Green contributed to "Interpreting Leadership: 18th-Century Examples for 21st-Century Classrooms."

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Adding a simple accessibility statement to your event flyer can help signal that individuals with disabilities are welcome and included.

Accessibility Awareness Month Tips: Provide intentional inclusion

October 08, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month. Tip 2: Provide intentional inclusion. One way to accommodate individuals with disabilities is to intentionally create a place for them and provide a way for them to be included. To make individuals with disabilities feel welcome, try adding an accessibility statement to the bottom of your next event flyer.

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Tuition Exchange Program Application and Renewal Deadlines Fast Approaching

October 08, 2018

In addition to Webster Tuition Remission, the University offers two programs where dependent children of full-time Webster employees may be eligible to apply for scholarships at other higher education institutions: the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE) Program and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange Program. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 12. CIC applications are due Friday, Dec. 7.

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Cobos Appointed as New Writing Center Coordinator for ARC

October 03, 2018

Effective Wednesday, Oct. 3, Kristin Cobos will move into the full-time position of Writing Center and Online Writing Center Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Cobos will be meeting with many departments and individuals as part of her on-boarding and training process. Carolyn I. Brown, who previously filled the role, is now the Assistant Director of the ARC.

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