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Additional Resources for Discussions, Ideas on Future of Higher Education

February 20, 2018

Two more reports have been added to the library of materials for community members discussing solutions to challenging trends in the U.S. higher education landscape. These may be familiar to those who have read about or participated in Webster's on-going efforts with regional and national peer institutions. This resource base can help inform discussions and questions for members of the steering committee that is delving into these industry topics as they apply to Webster.

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Steering Committee Members and Focus Areas

February 15, 2018

As discussed at Spring Convocation and in other recent communications with our community, U.S. higher education faces significant challenges on several fronts, which pose budget strains on Webster University. As a reminder, the articles and reports shared earlier this month about this landscape provide important context as our community discusses these challenges and the Steering Committee reviews University functions and formulates recommendations for ways to address them.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Pre-visit forums for faculty and staff

February 12, 2018

Webster's working group for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation comprehensive visit by the Higher Learning Commission will host two pre-visit forums to help inform and prepare faculty and staff for what to expect during the HLC peer review team's March visit to the Webster Groves campus. Colleagues will provide an overview of the process, what to expect from the visit, its importance, and how each member of our community can help. Join members of the working group Feb. 20 or March 7, either in Browning Hall or via WebEx.

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Recent Reports about the U.S. Higher Ed Landscape

February 07, 2018

As discussed at Spring Convocation and in the Jan. 26 message from the president and provost, U.S. higher education faces significant challenges on several fronts. In addition to the steering committee of administrators, faculty, and staff formed last month to discuss ways to create a more sustainable academic and business model, we invite everyone in our community to familiarize themselves with the underlying trends and issues by reviewing these recent articles and reports on the state of higher education.

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For the second year in a row, Phi Theta Kappa has named Webster University on its Honor Roll for the best universities to attend after transferring from a community college.

Webster University Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Society for Support Offered to Transfer Students

February 06, 2018

Webster University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll for its work in helping students transfer from community colleges into baccalaureate programs. This is the second year in a row that Webster has been named to the prestigious list. The recognition was announced Friday. Webster is one of only 112 institutions, one of four universities in Missouri, and one of two institutions in the St. Louis area to make the list.

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Hasmik Chakaryan will discuss internationalizing counseling as a profession and graduate degree.

Faculty Research Symposium Presenters Announced

January 31, 2018

Eight presenters have been announced for the annual Faculty Research Symposium, which takes place this year on Thursday, Feb. 18, during the annual Teaching Festival. Life in southeast Asia, dance injury prevention, helping students publish and athlete hazing are just some of the topics to be covered by presenters Keith Welsh, Monte Hancock, Bill Russell, Kim Kleinman, Hasmik Chakaryan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Con Christeson and Allison Levin.

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The President and Provost have released a joint message about the proposed PROSPER Act, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Prosper Act: A Message from the President and Provost

January 25, 2018

This week the U.S. House of Representative’s Education and Workforce Committee prepared to move forward with the reauthorization of the of the Higher Education Act (The PROSPER Act). The President and Provost have been following the developments of this bill closely, and share their concerns with language in the bill that could affect students with the greatest financial needs.

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Michael P. McMillan, the President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, will be Webster University’s 2018 Commencement Speaker.

St. Louis Urban League President Michael McMillan Selected as the 2018 Commencement Speaker

December 14, 2017

Michael P. McMillan, the President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, will be Webster University’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. He is an accomplished civic leader and public servant who helped organize resources for the community in the aftermath of the Ferguson crisis. As the head of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, McMillan oversees the largest and highest rated Urban League affiliate in the country.

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Tom Johnson, chief architect of the Cybersecurity program and a former interim dean in the Walker School, will retire this month.

Chief Architect of the Cybersecurity Program, Tom Johnson, to Retire This Month

December 12, 2017

Tom Johnson, the chief visionary behind Webster University’s Cybersecurity Program, one of the fastest growing and most successful majors at Webster University, is retiring at the end of the month. But before he leaves, Johnson has one more program for the University – a degree in National Security that will launch next year.

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