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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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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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The competition will include 32 finalists who will interview with faculty, staff and current student leaders.

Presidential Scholarship Competition on Campus

February 08, 2018

The Office of Admission and President Beth Stroble will host the 2018-2019 Presidential Scholarship Competition on campus on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Presidential Scholarship is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at Webster University. On Saturday 32 finalists will compete for five full-tuition scholarships after interviewing with Webster faculty, staff and current student leaders.

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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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Summer Study Abroad Info Session Rescheduled for Feb. 12

January 30, 2018

An information session for Summer Study Abroad will be held Monday, Feb. 12, from 5-6 p.m. at the Pearson House, room 2. Students will learn about study abroad research opportunities, including coursework, research and field trips, research projects, special scholarship and other funding opportunities. The session will cover two unique research focused programs: "Thailand: Inequality and the Environment" and "Athens: Global Health and Inequality."

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Encourage recent graduates to respond to the outcomes survey.

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall Graduates

January 29, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Fall 2017 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Reflective Teaching Community

Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Experiential Learning

January 29, 2018

The next Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) session on Friday, Feb. 2, 12-1 p.m., will welcome, Dorcas McLaughlin, professor in the Department of Nursing, to facilitate a discussion about experiential learning activities that promote student success. This session continues the Reflective Teaching Community’s year-long exploration of making learning relevant and meaningful.

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Advising with faculty

Faculty Advising Resource Discussion Feb. 2

January 29, 2018

The Academic Advising Center’s Undergraduate Team’s third discussion on Faculty Advising Resources of this academic year is set for Friday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in EAB 131. Topics include using the Grades of Concern Report to help vulnerable students, using the Student Success Portal, using degree plans as an advising tool, and registering new freshmen. Please rsvp to Kim Kleinman.

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The new site makes research easier on all smart devices.

New Smart Device-Friendly Library Site is Live

January 09, 2018

Webster University Library is excited to unveil its new website. The new homepage will make research easier on all smart devices, and will help library staff better serve students at extended sites, international campuses and online. Library staff members are eager to support students, faculty, and staff during this transition. Visit libanswers.webster.edu to contact a librarian.

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Applications are open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Applications Now Open

January 09, 2018

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). 

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Check out how the Student Success Portal can help you

Student Success Portal: January training dates and new, updated resources

January 08, 2018

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is being used to promote student success by aiding in student advising, facilitating communication between faculty and students, and helping students access Webster resources. New resources and frequently asked questions are regularly added, and the following additions or updates may be especially helpful.

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Wingo accepted the award for Webster during a Dec. 8 luncheon.

Webster Wins Green Business Challenge Award

December 20, 2017

Webster University has again won an Award of Merit in the annual St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The award means Webster was one of the top three performers in the Champion category, the top tier. Recipients were praised for "driving both internal greening and the value of sustainability as a business practice for our regional economy as a whole." Several accomplishments and innovations contributed to Webster receiving this recognition, said Kelsey Wingo, Webster's sustainability planner.

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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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