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Hawkins’ goal is to continue building upon the foundational strengths of the position, including student support, success, and advocacy.

Hawkins Named Transitions Coordinator

October 27, 2017

Corey Hawkins has accepted the position of Transitions Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). He will transition from his current position as Coordinator for Minority Students in the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) on Thursday, Nov. 16 to begin his new role in the ARC.

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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Participants in the 10-day program experienced everything from writing workshops and college course orientation to social activities and group projects.

TAP Preps Incoming Students for Transition to College, Success at Webster

September 02, 2016

This summer Webster's Transition and Academic Prep (TAP) program assisted 37 new students for the transition to college academics and Webster University. Since 2011 this free program has helped almost 150 conditionally admitted students connect with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

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The 2015 TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) Program Cohort

ARC Grant Connects, Engages Students and Faculty

November 11, 2015

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) has received the Bringing Theory to Practice Well-Being Seminar Grant, which supports "campus-wide planning discussions that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning.” For Webster, this grant will fund a seminar that will bring administrators, faculty and students together to examine opportunities for faculty to engage with at-risk students both in and beyond the classroom.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Harnesses Webster Network to Aid Students' College Transition

July 24, 2015

The Summer TAP Program brought new students to campus to help orient them to Webster's programs and services and prepare them for the transition to college.

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