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The workshop focused on encouraging students to explore informal learning through observations pattern recognition and the belief that everyone holds specialized expertise that can benefit the larger community.

Scholars Learning Community Presents at the Association for General and Liberal Studies Conference

September 29, 2017

Former Scholars Learning Community members Katie Fields and Megan Schramm explained how they used observations to form patterns and draw conclusions to attendees of Webster University’s panel at the Association for General and Liberal Studies in Memphis in late September.  They conducted an exercise using several demographic, historical, and specialized maps of Memphis so that attendees could replicate their experience in their First Year Seminar of exploring a community.

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Students held on-campus activities to raise awareness of the issues.

GCP Keystone Course Examines Contemporary Slavery, Human Trafficking

May 30, 2017

As part of their Global Citizenship Program keystone course, "Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking," students at Webster Geneva reflected on the forms of modern slavery and how it is often hidden in plain sight. Their class final project examined different aspects of slavery in the supply chain to inform -- and surprise -- the campus community about the kinds of products they consume that are supported by slave labor.

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Program Details: 2017 GCP Collaboratory May 23-24

May 10, 2017

Complete program details for the 2017 Global Citizenship Collaboratory (May 23-24) have been published on the event’s website. 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. The registration deadline is May 18.

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gcp collaboratory attendees

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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GCP First Year Seminar Substitute Course for Transfers, Online Students

April 04, 2017

An eight-week online course, "GLBC 1210: W1: Gateway Seminar to the Global Citizenship Program in Online Environments," has been developed to address the same core skills that are components of the First Year Seminar Program. This seminar is not an option for on-campus, first semester, first year students, but will meet degree requirements for transfer students, fully online undergraduate students, and undergraduates who did not pass their First Year Seminar course.

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attendees at the global citizenship collaboratory

Save the Date: Global Citizenship Collaboratory May 23-24

February 21, 2017

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to save the date for the seventh annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory, May 23-24. 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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Seeking Applicants for Director of Keystone Partnerships

November 16, 2016

The Global Citizenship Program Committee is seeking applicants for director of Keystone Partnerships. The ideal applicant will be familiar with the Keystone Seminar program, having taught or participated in the development of a Keystone Seminar and is a full-time faculty member with continuing status (tenure or FDL). Please submit a letter of interest and a CV by Friday, Dec. 2.

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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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Six were honored at the board of trustees meeting.

Six Honored at Board Meeting for Advancing Strategic Plan Goals

September 23, 2016

Six colleagues who have advanced strategic plan goals in achieving student success through recruitment and retention and recognized quality of their programs were recognized at the Sept. 22 board of trustees meeting: Erin Bullerdieck, Michael Cottam, Ted Hoef, Eric Rothenbuhler, Peter Sargent and Bruce Umbaugh.

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Bruce Umbaugh teaching a Global Citizenship Program course

Global Citizenship Program Receives Exemplary Program Award

September 12, 2016

Webster University’s Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is receiving the Exemplary Program Award from the Association of General and Liberal Studies. The national organization, whose mission is singularly committed to quality general education programs and their central role in the liberal education of students, is honoring Webster’s GCP program in the category of “Program Revision or Enhancement.”

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Crossing Borders Education

Crossing Borders Education Conference: Linking intercultural learning, diversity training and key skills

May 06, 2016

Join Arnd Wachter, founder and director of Crossing Borders Education (CBE), and Webster University faculty facilitators for a one-day program to support and ensure effective use of CBE intercultural resources. The CBE curriculum package is designed to link intercultural learning and diversity training through intentional activities to support a deeper level of transformative learning, enable the development of key skills such as empathy, curiosity, critical thinking, and global awareness, and stimulate interest in studying abroad.

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Pasquerella to Keynote Sixth Global Citizenship Program Collaboratory

April 25, 2016

Members of the Webster community are invited to attend the 6th Global Citizenship Program Collaboratory, May 17-18 on the home campus. This event is open to the entire University community. This year’s Global Citizenship Collaboratory will provide a space to share and examine emerging issues surrounding teaching and assessing evidence-based instructional approaches that foster deep learning. The featured speaker this year is Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College since 2010 and newly appointed president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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The clothing drive is April 5-8.

Students in 'Living Generously' Attack Poverty, Water Scarcity

April 05, 2016

Students in the Global Citizenship Program keystone course, "Living Generously," have organized drives to support institutions that help Americans escape the cycle of poverty and help people around the world get access to safe, clean water. Events to support these are being held April 5-8 and April 12. As part of the course, the students are using teamwork, oral and written communication, and ethical reasoning to choose a class project that involves the Webster community.

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Faculty, students, and academic partners will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on developing the core competencies for global citizenship.

Save the Date: GCP Collaboratory 2016

February 05, 2016

As Webster University expands programs that ensure high-quality learning experiences, students and faculty are learning to engage with evidence-based instructional approaches that foster deep learning. The sixth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory May 17-18 will provide a space to share and examine emerging issues surrounding orienting, teaching, assessing, supporting, and reflecting on educational practices that are becoming increasingly commonplace in our academic culture.

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