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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Excitement Builds Around Student Success Portal

May 04, 2018

Faculty, professional staff, and even students have been expressing excitement about Starfish, the Student Success Portal. Feedback has focused on a number of areas, including the accessibility of information that is needed for day-to-day operations that was previously more cumbersome to find. But the excitement extends beyond the accessibility of information to the ease of connecting students to the supports they need to be successful, the ability to access and share notes in one globally-accessible location, and the improvement of business practices.

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The deadline for faculty-led programs in spring and summer 2019, for anywhere in the world, is May 4.

Faculty-Led, Short-Term Study Abroad Proposals for Spring, Summer 2019

April 12, 2018

Webster faculty members are invited to submit proposals for short-term, faculty-led study abroad courses for Spring or Summer 2019. Applications are open until the extended deadline of May 4, 2018. These programs are credit bearing and have an embedded travel component that highlights and supports the course learning objectives.

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Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

Outcomes Survey for Spring 1 2018 Graduates

April 09, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 1 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

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Join the final session of the academic year on April 6.

Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Relating Course Material to Real Life

April 02, 2018

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its final session of the academic year on Friday, April 6, 12-1p.m. 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).

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The annual Collaboratory provides a space for faculty, students, and academic partners to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

8th Annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory May 21-22

March 29, 2018

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to attend the eighth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory May 21-22 on the Webster Groves campus, East Academic Building. This year’s Collaboratory theme, “Making Every Course Excellent: Developing Skills to Support Lifelong Success” invites the Webster community to consider the intersections between skills instruction, engaging technologies, student motivation, and continuous improvement.

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Tips, Resources for Starting and Sustaining Successful Research Program

March 29, 2018

Webster's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences invite community members to this informal and tasty opportunity to learn from two seasoned researchers about how to establish and grow a thriving research program. Join the lunch and learn April 12 and bring your questions for Washington University's Brian Carpenter, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Susy Stark, associate professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work.

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The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25.

Apply for Summer/Fall 2018 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

March 27, 2018

To date, the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant has provided research awards to more than 100 undergraduate students. The program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product. The application deadline for Summer/Fall 2018 projects has been extended to Wednesday, May 2.

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A welcome dinner for Webster University and Instituto Superior de Arte students and faculty

Students Enjoy Study Abroad in Greece, Costa Rica, Cuba, Galapagos

March 19, 2018

During the spring break, 33 students participated in various short-term faculty-led trips to Athens, Greece; San Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. These programs are designed to enrich the curriculum by giving students a learning experience outside the classroom, and allow them understand the world around them.

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Study Abroad in Florence: Learn more March 13

March 08, 2018

Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of Florence is itself an open air museum, full of art and architechture including Michelangelo's statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo. Students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about this exciting addition to the Webster network in a March 13 "lunch and learn" with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, campus director of Webster Florence at KSU Florence. Food and beverages will be served, so RSVP to the Office of Study Abroad.

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The workshop is rescheduled for March 7

Walk-in Faculty Workshop: Teaching via WebNet+

February 27, 2018

Did you know that WebNet+ credit hour production has more than tripled since its formalized beginning in Fall 2015? Did you know that WebNet+ has connected courses between Webster Groves, Leiden, and Geneva while also including a cohort of 19 online students for a fully immersive, 21st-century learning experience? Faculty and staff are invited to a workshop on March 7 to see what it’s like to teach a WebNet+ course.

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Reflective Teaching Community

Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Reflection Activities March 2

February 26, 2018

The next Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) session on Friday, March 2, 12-1 p.m., will welcome,Amanda Kracen, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will facilitate our discussion on “Reflection Activities that Make Course Material Relevant.” This session continues the Reflective Teaching Community’s year-long exploration of making learning relevant and meaningful.

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Twenty-two faculty members received Faculty Research Grants for 2018.

2018 Faculty Research Grants Announced

February 23, 2018

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 22 recipients and 18 projects of the 2018 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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The CIC's

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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Faculty and staff from across disciplines will present or speak during roundtables and poster sessions on the opening day of the Teaching Festival.

Teaching Festival Preview: Global Learning, WebNet+, Inclusive Teaching and more

February 09, 2018

Before Monday's poster session and Academic Resource Center open house, faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first sessions of the 2018 Teaching Festival, including presentations and discussions on global learning, teaching in the WebNet+ format and inclusive teaching. The session on global online curricula will be available via WebEx.

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Sessions begin in February

Study Abroad 101: Weekly info sessions led by study abroad alumni

February 09, 2018

Hear it from students who have been there: Study Abroad 101 gives you all of the basics for studying abroad with Webster. Learn everything from our different campus options and destinations, to financial aid and scholarships, to starting your online application. If you’re interested in study abroad and aren’t sure where to begin, let Study Abroad 101 be your starting point to the experience of a lifetime!

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