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GCP Collaboratory: Opportunities to Join Remotely

May 16, 2018

Faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s worldwide network are invited to tune in for streamed events during the Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22. The plenary events on Monday will be streamed at webster.edu/live, and participants can also remotely join two concurrent sessions on Tuesday. Those attending in person should RSVP by May 17.

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Bill Barrett will facilitate the final discussion focusing on Adobe Spark

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Final Meeting of the Year April 26

April 18, 2018

The year’s final meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Apr. 26, 3-4 p.m. in the FDC Suite (Library 420). All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication.

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John Aleshunas

Teaching Climate Change Policy with a Little Number Crunching

April 03, 2018

Complex topics, like climate change policy, can often be better understood when students get experience with the underlying information and data supporting the policy. Practical exercises help students understand policy concepts and the reasons why these policies become politically complex. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join John Aleshunas for a workshop on using data to teach about climate change, Wednesday, April 4, in East Academic Building 212, 2-3 p.m.

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Join the final session of the academic year on April 6.

Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Relating Course Material to Real Life

April 02, 2018

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its final session of the academic year on Friday, April 6, 12-1p.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).

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Basiyr Rodney will facilitate the March 29 discussion.

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Meets March 29

March 26, 2018

All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community's monthly meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication. At the March 29 meeting, Basiyr Rodney will facilitate our discussion. Meetings cover topics such as evaluating evidence and digital literacy, and how to use Adobe tools in the classroom.

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The workshop is rescheduled for March 7

Walk-in Faculty Workshop: Teaching via WebNet+

February 27, 2018

Did you know that WebNet+ credit hour production has more than tripled since its formalized beginning in Fall 2015? Did you know that WebNet+ has connected courses between Webster Groves, Leiden, and Geneva while also including a cohort of 19 online students for a fully immersive, 21st-century learning experience? Faculty and staff are invited to a workshop on March 7 to see what it’s like to teach a WebNet+ course.

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Register now for  the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat

Registration Open for March 9 Spring Faculty Writing Retreat

February 20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held on Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library, Suite 420). The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty, both full-time and part-time, to participate. If you’re struggling to set aside time for a particular project or you just need some momentum, mark your calendar for this retreat.

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Elizabeth Sausele will lead a discussion on assessing creative student work

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Meets Feb. 22

February 19, 2018

The next meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, 3-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite, Library room 420. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s monthly meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication. At our upcoming meeting, Elizabeth Sausele, Instructor in the International Human Rights Program, will be leading a discussion on assessing creative student work.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Festival Preview: Student Success Portal, FlipGrid, Storytelling, Instructional Design, more

February 13, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Wednesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a presentation about using FlipGrid to engage students, as well as workshops on the Student Success Network (Starfish), storytelling and instructional design, and using experiential learning to teach complex topics such as climate change.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday at the Teaching Festival: Student-Centered Learning, Integrative Learning, Office365

February 12, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Tuesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a roundtable discussion on ensuring student competency while supporting student success (this session available globally via WebEx), a panel presentation with Webster students on integrative learning, and a workshop focused on Office 365.

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Faculty and staff from across disciplines will present or speak during roundtables and poster sessions on the opening day of the Teaching Festival.

Teaching Festival Preview: Global Learning, WebNet+, Inclusive Teaching and more

February 09, 2018

Before Monday's poster session and Academic Resource Center open house, faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first sessions of the 2018 Teaching Festival, including presentations and discussions on global learning, teaching in the WebNet+ format and inclusive teaching. The session on global online curricula will be available via WebEx.

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Teaching Festival poster sessions

Teaching Festival Preview: Poster sessions, reception, open house in ARC

February 08, 2018

After the panels and roundtables on Monday during the first day of the Teaching Festival, stop by the Academic Resource Center for refreshments, the annual poster session, and to learn about the Academic Resource Center’s work to support student success. Poster presentations by faculty, students and academic partners will be part of this open house in the ARC from 3-5 p.m.

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