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Research Workshop Series

Research Workshop Series: Jumping Right in with R

February 17, 2017

Members of the Webster University community are invited to a four-part workshop series, Jump Right In with R: Getting Data from Twitter, held on Friday afternoons from 2-3:15 p.m., on March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14. Over the course of four short sessions, attendees will be introduced to R while learning practical skills related to gathering data from Twitter. Faculty, staff, and students from any background and with any experience level are welcome to attend. Each session builds on the previous session, so registrants should plan to attend all four sessions.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Building an Inclusive, Empowering Classroom

February 10, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a workshop entitled “Creating Meaningful Change: Building an Inclusive and Empowering Classroom Environment,” Friday, Feb. 17, noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). In this hands-on session, participants will strengthen their self-awareness of how they approach diverse identities (such as race, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, ability/disability, etc.) while developing strategies for communicating with all students in their classes.

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Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Presentation on an International Podcasting Project

February 08, 2017

Giving students voice and showing them how to refine and post those ideas are 21st century skills. They are also skills students know they need and want, so the medium, the simple podcast, becomes a way to promote student agency. By connecting the university’s international sites together with a single project, we can also foster inclusion and diversity.

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Stop by to celebrate innovations and successes in teaching and learning.

Teaching Festival Preview: 2017 Opens with Poster Session, Reception

February 06, 2017

The opening reception and poster session of the 2017 Teaching Festival will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Library Suite 420), and the event will feature projects by faculty, students, and academic partners. The entire Webster community is invited to stop by for refreshments and to celebrate Webster’s innovations and successes in the area of teaching and learning.

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Library Offering Webinars for faculty, students

February 02, 2017

The Library is offering webinars for faculty and students interested in online training sessions. These sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. The webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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RTC Session

The Reflective Teaching Community Discusses Expanded Opportunities for Faculty Participation

January 27, 2017

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session on Friday, Feb. 3, from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. CST. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group for discussion and a pizza lunch in the Faculty Development Center Suite, Emerson Library room 420. For the first time, the RTC is extending the discussion beyond the Webster Groves Campus. Colleagues joining from other campuses are invited to participate via WebEx through this meeting link.

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Presentations, panels and discussions will be oriented around the theme

2017 Teaching Festival Schedule and Highlights

January 23, 2017

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the annual Teaching Festival organized by the Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center and University Libraries, to be held Feb. 13-17 in Emerson Library. This year's theme is "Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership."

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FDC Monthly Faculty Writing Hours Begin Feb. 3

January 18, 2017

The Faculty Development Center invites all part-time and full-time faculty to participate in monthly writing hours in the FDC Suite, a quiet space designated for faculty use. All are welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. Click through to view the Writing Hours schedule for Spring 2017. In addition, the Library and the FDC will offer a full-day writing retreat on March 31.

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Action Required for New Turnitin-Canvas Integration

December 22, 2016

Turnitin and Canvas have recently released a new Turnitin-Canvas integration which will be ready to use starting Spring I, 2017. All faculty teaching online will need to view assignments that use Turnitin in their course prior to graduate students returning on Jan. 6 or undergraduate and School of Education graduate students returning on Jan. 13.

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Reflective Teaching Community: 'Formal Curriculum vs. Shadow Curriculum' Dec. 2

November 22, 2016

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session on Friday, Dec. 2, noon-1 p.m. All part-time, full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group for discussion and a pizza lunch in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library, room 420). Assistant professor David Werfelmann, will facilitate a discussion on the topic of “The Formal Curriculum versus the Shadow Curriculum.”

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After her keynote, Chen led a faculty workshop on evaluating learning through innovative media.

Evaluating Learning in Innovative Ways: 5th Annual Kemper Speaker Visit

October 27, 2016

Webster University's fifth annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Helen L. Chen, gave a keynote address and faculty workshop on the topic of documenting, sharing, and evaluating learning through innovative mediums. The takeaways from her visit will be useful for a number of current and upcoming initiatives with curriculum and accreditation.

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Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Traditional vs. Emerging Competencies Nov. 4

October 26, 2016

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group for discussion and a pizza lunch in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420). Associate professor Basiyr Rodney will facilitate a discussion on the topic of “Traditional versus Emerging Competencies.” RSVP for the November meeting to Liza Dister, Faculty Development coordinator.

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2017 Teaching Festival Call For Proposals

October 05, 2016

The Teaching Festival Committee invites proposals for presentations, posters, panels, and roundtable discussions for the 2017 Teaching Festival on the theme, “Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership.” The Teaching Festival will be held Feb. 13-17, 2017, and proposals will be accepted until Dec. 16.

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Faculty can register to have conference fees covered.

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference Registration

September 29, 2016

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) is pleased to announce the opportunity for St. Louis-based Webster full- and part-time faculty to participate in regional teaching conferences with registration fees covered by the FDC (a $100-$300 benefit to Webster faculty members). Opportunities for Fall 2016 include the Nov. 3-4 Focus On Teaching and Technology conference at UMSL.

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