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IT Wants to Hear Your Feedback On Help Sessions

March 26, 2020

The Information Technology team thanks everyone who attended one of their Information Technology Working Remotely Help Sessions that happened this past week. Now they want to hear back from those who attended the session via a brief survey. Your responses will help IT improve support and plan for additional sessions that may be of interest in the future.

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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Spring I Faculty Who Submitted Grades of Incomplete

March 17, 2020

Spring 1 faculty who submitted a Grade of Incomplete for any students for the Spring 1 term and who requested that the student receive continued access to WorldClassRoom (Canvas) in order for the student complete course requirements should be aware that there will be a slight delay in processing these continued access requests due to the necessary work and response surrounding the University’s COVID-19 response and continuity planning.

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Adobe is extending at-home access to students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during COVID-19.

At-Home Adobe Creative Cloud Use for Students

March 16, 2020

Adobe is opening up access to its Adobe Creative Cloud for students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information Technology is helping implement this option for our students during this unprecedented time. As a reminder, all active faculty and staff automatically have access to Adobe Creative Cloud on work and personal devices.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students - March 14

March 14, 2020

A message for students as Webster's COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor developments and communicate updates about resulting operational changes. We understand that these changes are occurring at an incredibly fast pace, but we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this international health crisis. We believe that these policies will significantly reduce our exposure to COVID-19 and keep our community and our loved ones safer as a result.

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Student Success Portal Updates for Spring II, 2020

March 13, 2020

Some developments have been occurring with regard to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, including additional attributes for financial aid and graduation status, more non-US campus integration and on-boarding, and updates to the website such as search parameters and a survey calendar for the 2020-21 academic year.

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COVID-19 Updates: Courses moving online, campus events canceled

March 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 Task Force considers the needs of our Webster community and the communities the University interacts with globally, we have made the following decisions to improve the climate for public health amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please see this full message for updates on courses moving to an online format, event cancelations and other important details for employees, students and community partners.

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Incomplete Grades: Updated form, guidance for Spring I

March 09, 2020

Spring I grades are due by Friday, March 13, for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Any faculty member who submits a grade of Incomplete (I) for a student will be prompted to complete the Incomplete Grade Form and provided with a button to access and complete the form. The Incomplete Grade Form is an important record-keeping and communication tool that allows various offices to complete the necessary procedures to give the student access needed to complete their work. By more closely monitoring grades of Incompletes and their resolutions and ensuring that all grades are posted in a timely manner, Webster can help students remain on track to meet their academic goals.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

March 06, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Spring Midterm Progress Survey Launches March 6

March 03, 2020

The Spring 2020 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, March 6, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, March 16, at 11 p.m. CTS. This survey will be distributed to all Spring semester-long graduate and undergraduate courses offered on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus.

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Message from the President on Coronavirus, Travel Impact

February 26, 2020

As Webster University continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus around the world and on travel recommendations from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Julian Z. Schuster has communicated the University's decision regarding Webster-sponsored travel to two locations. Webster will continue to monitor and provide communication and information on the rapidly developing situation.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble: We must innovate to advance success for students' diverse needs

February 05, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble highlighted two Webster University initiatives to illustrate her chapter in the President to President thought leadership series. The chapter notes that "no single solution" can address the dynamics of how we educate, whom we educate, for what purpose, and with what value. Webster's TAP program and the Online Learning Center's quality improvement initiative are two examples of assessing and meeting the "twin needs of access and success" for a diverse and dynamically changing student population.

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