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Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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EDUCAUSE Resources Available to All Webster Faculty and Staff

July 19, 2017

Webster University has maintained an EDUCAUSE institutional membership for well over a decade. Recently, EDUCAUSE changed its membership structure so that all faculty and staff of a participating institution can create a profile and have access to research publications, professional development opportunities, and collaboration activities. Read more to set up a personal profile and learn how these resources can help you.

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Contact the FDC to register.

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference Registration

July 13, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) announces 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. A major fall 2017 opportunity is the annual Focus on Teaching and Technology conference held at UMSL Sept. 28-29.

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Find dedicated quite time and supportive colleagues during Writing Retreat hours at the library.

Summer Faculty Writing Retreat July 13-14

June 13, 2017

Registration is now open for the Summer 2017 Faculty Writing Retreat, July 13-14, in the Faculty Development Center. Writing Retreats provide dedicated quiet time for faculty to pursue their scholarly and teaching agendas free from distraction, and to experience the support and camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues. All faculty, full-time and part-time, are invited to participate.

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Registration for 2017 Global Citizenship Collaboratory Now Open

April 18, 2017

Registration for the seventh annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory (May 23-24) is now open. Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to visit the Collaboratory’s website and to register now. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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Upcoming RTC Session: 'Respecting and Challenging Authority in the Classroom and Beyond'

April 07, 2017

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session Friday, April 14, 12-1 p.m. CDT. 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). At this meeting, Ted Green, Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, will facilitate a discussion on the topic of “Respecting and Challenging Authority in the Classroom and Beyond,” which will address issues of power, authority, and justice in the classroom and university environment at large.

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Reflective Teaching Community: Safety, Discomfort in the Classroom March 3

February 27, 2017

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session, Talks about Safety and Discomfort in the Classroom, on Friday, March 3, from noon-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 420). Those wishing to join remotely can participate via WebEx.

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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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