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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 2 2018 Graduates

June 18, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 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, June 18.

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A powerful career management platform for Webster students and alumni

Webster Offers Handshake for Student, Alumni Career Planning

June 13, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to offer Webster University students and alumni an easier way to keep track of their career planning through Handshake, the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers and strengthens student engagement. Launching at Webster in July, Handshake is a robust career platform designed by students to help them build meaningful careers.

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Click the link below for a full infographic on Writing Center usage.

Faculty Referrals Help Students Use Writing Center Resources

June 12, 2018

The Webster University community used the Academic Resource Center’s (ARC’s) Writing Center and Online Writing Center more than 2,000 times during the 2017-2018 academic year, with graduate students and undergraduate freshmen being the largest users, in part thanks to faculty recommendations about these services. The accompanying infographic highlights key usage statistics for the year.

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Bruce Umbaugh kicked off the 2018 Collaboratory.

Resources from 2018 Global Citizenship Collaboratory

June 04, 2018

The entire Webster University community is invited to review videos, handouts and presentation resources from the eighth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory. The May 21-22 event brought guests from Webster’s international campuses and over 80 faculty, staff and students participating. Highlights included sessions on teaching GCP skills such as oral communication and critical thinking, and plenary activities related to assessment, planning, student success, and Webster’s technology ecosystem.

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Carolyn Brown

Brown Named to New ARC Assistant Director Role

June 01, 2018

Carolyn I. Brown has accepted the position of assistant director in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). She will officially begin this role on June 16, 2018, and has been filling most of the relevant responsibilities since late December 2017. The assistant director position is designed to consolidate all ARC integrity programs in one role.

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Overall, 42 students were awarded scholarships for study abroad in Summer or Fall 2018.

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to 42 Students

May 29, 2018

Webster University study abroad scholarships have been awarded to 42 students going abroad on Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs. Overall, 26 students received awards for summer and 16 for fall. Award amounts ranged from $500-$3,000, with the average award was around $1,000. Students were selected based on a variety of factors, including GPA, financial need, essays, and recommendations, and the specific requirements of each award. During the 2018-19 academic year, about $100,000 in study abroad scholarships will be awarded.

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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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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 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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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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