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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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Fall 2 Grades Due Dec. 31: Guidance on incomplete grades

December 18, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 course grades are due by Dec. 31, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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ARC to Conduct Academic Integrity/PPP Focus Groups

October 29, 2019

This Fall semester, the ARC will conduct faculty/staff focus groups that will help assess success in meeting the individual program goals of the Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP) and academic integrity initiatives. The PPP addresses plagiarism by educating students about Webster University’s academic honesty policy and then by having students incorporate those principles into their own work. Both full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as staff throughout the worldwide network, are invited to attend these focus groups and provide feedback either in person or remotely.

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Webster Offers One Week Study Abroad for Spring Break 2020

October 28, 2019

Webster University is offering five fantastic study abroad programs in various locations around the world for students this Spring Break! These courses are taught during the Spring Semester with the study abroad component taking place over Spring Break. There are options for both undergraduates and graduate students. Two of the five courses are online, and thus can work for students studying at any campus.

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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 25: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 25, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 18

October 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 18, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long, graduate and undergraduate, U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window.

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Professional Development: Supporting Students with Autism

September 27, 2019

Faculty and staff interested in learning about what we can do to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are invited to participate in a free online professional development course Dec. 2-13. The course is offered by Disability Access Information and Support (DAIS) and will be hosted by DAIS founder Jane Jarrow, Ph.D., and co-facilitator Bonni Alpert, EdD.

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ADA Accommodation Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

September 04, 2019

With the new academic year upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall I and fall semester courses. To assist in making these accommodations, the ARC has a variety of resources, from charts to podcasts. In addition, there will be various training sessions throughout the year for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first of these trainings will take place on Oct. 30.

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Starfish Training Opportunities, Fall 2019

August 30, 2019

The Academic Resource Center and the Student Success Portal have a variety of trainings scheduled throughout September and October. These trainings will cover a variety of topics throughout the year, starting with an introduction to Starfish on Sept. 3 and 4 where you can learn tips on navigating the system's features for teachers and students. Come learn how to leverage this tool to help you enhance your relationships with students and motivate them to persevere and succeed in your courses.

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Snapshots: President Stroble Speaks at Myrtle Beach Commencement

August 28, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, graduation ceremony welcomed President Beth Stroble as the commencement speaker on Aug. 16. Also attending the ceremony in Myrtle Beach included graduates from other Webster extended campus locations in Columbia, Fort Gordon, Shaw Air Force Base, and online students.

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Network-Wide Success Resources for Students

August 26, 2019

In an effort to promote several network-wide student-focused resources, Global Marketing and Communications has created a poster (for display at your campus if needed) website and some social media graphics which will be deployed this fall. This campaign highlights main campus resources that can be accessed remotely by online and extended campus students.

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Student Success Portal Updates and Reminders for Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is already contributing to student success and improving Webster administrative processes as we kick off the Fall semester. Updates for Fall 2019 include: attendance verification surveys, the flagging system and additions to the website resources. There will be future updates rolling out throughout fall semester and a variety of training options to get familiar with the system.

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Farewell for Michael Cottam

July 16, 2019

Michael Cottam, dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education, will depart Webster University this month. He has been named associate provost, Academic and Faculty Services, at American Public University System (APUS). Community members are invited to bid farewell at a reception in Loretto Hall 402 on Tuesday, July 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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2019-20 Academic Catalogs Finalized

June 03, 2019

The 2019-20 academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, have been finalized and are live online. Click through for summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council.

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