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Posted: 8/17/2017 4:20:00 PM

8/17/17 - Adjunct Faculty Development Funds Application Process

Applications Now Being Accepted For Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

The application process is underway for the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, a program introduced by the Office of the Provost in Spring 2016 to support professional development, professional travel and research opportunities for Webster University (United States) adjunct faculty.

Visit here for more information about the application process. Please note that funding requests should be for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 15.

For more information, please contact Rita Smith, director of Academic Resources and Planning in the Office of Academic Affairs, at kosemund@webster.edu, or 314-246-6914.

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Posted: 7/14/2017 1:07:00 PM

It’s Here! Learn How To Use Office 365 Email and Shared Calendar Functions.

During the weekend of July 15-16th, 2017, your email will be transitioned to the NEW Office 365 Email & Calendar at Webster University. You can access your email by following these step-by-step instructions.

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Posted: 7/11/2017 9:57:00 AM

7/11/17 Adjunct News

Travel Ban Information; Three Films By Adjunct Filmmaker Featured In the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase, July 16; Associate Dean Named For School of Communications

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Posted: 5/18/2017 9:01:00 AM

Don’t Forget To Fill Out Your Adjunct Survey – DUE Friday, May 19

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage our St. Louis adjunct faculty and improve and enhance the teaching experience, we introduced an online survey with 12 (brief) questions on Tuesday, May 9.

The survey will close on Friday, May 19, please take a moment to fill it out and tell us what you think!

Link to the survey

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Posted: 5/9/2017 9:35:00 AM

5/9/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

Feedback is essential within any organization, and Webster University is no different. It can help identify challenges, recognize successes, and surface worthwhile suggestions.

For these reasons, we encourage you to share your thoughts about your teaching experience as an on ground and/or online adjunct faculty member in the St. Louis area.

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Posted: 5/5/2017 9:47:00 AM

5/5/17 - Office of Academic Affairs’ Focus on Academics Newsletter Now Available

The newsletter, which can be found online here, covers a variety of topics, including the following:

  • Preparations now underway for Webster University’s upcoming reaccreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Registration for the Global Citizenship Collaboratory is now open. With a theme of “Evidence in Action,” the event will be held May 23-24 in the East Academic Building. Registration closes on May 19.
  • Provost’s 2017-18 Faculty Fellows announced.
  • Faculty Grants and Office of Research updates
  • Trends and best practices in higher education.

Don’t forget to read the publication in its entirety here.

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Posted: 4/24/2017 11:28:00 AM

4/24/17 - Adjunct News

Webster University Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership; Chance Encounter With Adjunct Leads To “Hamilton” Job For One Webster Alum.

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Posted: 4/21/2017 10:36:00 AM

4/21/17 - Surveys Give Webster High Marks for Online Academic Programs and Social Mobility

The world is taking note of Webster University! Two recent studies ranked Webster as one of America’s best for online programming and for social mobility.

A recent study by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org found that the university offers the best online programming for those who live in Missouri and who are pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree online. Nationally, the school ranks sixth among the more than 1,400 programs evaluated, behind such academic powerhouses as the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University and University of Southern California.

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Posted: 4/12/2017 9:56:00 AM

4/12/17 - Graduation Questions?

Find out how to learn about your college or school’s graduation plans in this week’s news summary. Read More >


Posted: 4/7/2017 3:20:00 PM

4/7/17 - Adjunct News

This week’s news items cover a survey on whether the Webster Groves Campus should be smoke free; in addition event information on commencement (May 13) and the School of Education’s annual conference, “Equity in Education: Social Justice,” which starts tomorrow are also included.

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Posted: 3/28/2017 2:32:00 PM

3/28/17 - Adjunct News

High Fives All Around: Chess Team Wins National Championship – 5th straight year!; Webster University School of Education One of Missouri’s Best; and Biological Sciences Department Selected For Research Program

Welcome Spring 2. As everyone gets settled in with the new term, check out these news updates.

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Posted: 3/10/2017 3:43:00 PM

Spring Break Webinars: Learn About Webster University’s Classroom Tools and Programs

Who would not want time off, but thanks to the Walker School adjunct faculty “spring breakers” can use the time to learn more about the many tools Webster University offers full- and part time faculty through a series of free webinars taking place next week.

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Posted: 3/9/2017 2:40:00 PM

Where’s Can I Find…?

This week’s post includes information on how you can stay up to date on Webster University news and developments.

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Posted: 3/1/2017 9:41:00 AM

Diversity Conference Underway; Marletto’s To Enjoy a Facelift

Don’t forget to stop by the “Embracing Diversity & Inclusion: Critical Conversations” conference under way today in the Luhr Building. Learn about Marletto’s upcoming redesign, which will be unveiled in the fall.

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Posted: 2/27/2017 9:53:00 AM

2/27/17 - Deans Appointed for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Walker School

Find the latest adjunct news, which includes information on the new Dean appointments for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Walker School of Business and Technology. In addition, appointment letters for the Spring 2 term have been mailed. Read More >


Posted: 2/27/2017 9:26:00 AM

2/27/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

Last week, President Donald Trump’s office announced it was rolling back guidelines previously issued under President Barack Obama that extended protections regarding use by members of the LGBTQ+ communities of facilities at educational institutions. While this may be a troubling change of federal policy, we at Webster will maintain our commitment to working with the LGBTQ+ community and building on our values to becoming more inclusive.

Webster has been a pioneer in assuring LGBTQ+ rights for decades, and our University has reached out to under-served communities since its inception. Webster University has had a student club for LGBTQ+ students for many years. Currently, it’s called the Webster LGBTQ Alliance. The University also has hosted the longest-running annual Drag Ball in the St. Louis region for more than two decades.

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Posted: 2/21/2017 9:30:00 AM

2/27/17 - President’s Message on Upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Check out a written message from President Elizabeth Stroble and her video message with Nicole Roach, Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion concerning the upcoming “Embracing Diversity & Inclusion Conference – Critical Conversations.” The second annual conference will be held on March 1 and 2 in the Luhr Building on the Webster Groves, MO campus.

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Posted: 2/13/2017 9:30:00 AM

2/13/17 - Town Hall Highlights

Take a look at some of the takeaways from the recent Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty hosted by President Stroble and Provost Schuster. Read More >


Posted: 2/3/2017 11:44:00 AM

Meet the Dean Finalists for the Walker School

Mark your calendars to meet the final two candidates who are interviewing for the position of dean of the Walker School of Business and Technology. The gatherings will be held on the following dates and times in EAB 102:

  • Monday, February 6 at Noon
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 11:45 a.m.

We hope to see you there.

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Posted: 2/1/2017 9:44:00 AM

Save the Date: Town Hall on Immigration Executive Order

The Webster University community is invited to a town hall to discuss the impact on students, faculty and staff of the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order on immigration.

The event at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, in Winifred Moore Auditorium will also be streamed online for viewing and taking questions from those who cannot attend in person. Watch this space, the Events Calendar and Webster social media channels for further details.

The event will include on-campus resources, thoughts from an immigration attorney, and University leaders fielding the community's questions and concerns. A mode for submitting questions in advance will also be made available soon.

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Posted: 1/24/2017 9:30:00 AM

1/24/17 - REMINDER: Adjunct Faculty Town Halls

Don’t forget to attend one of the two Town Hall Meetings scheduled this week, featuring the University president, provost, and deans of the colleges/schools. Also in attendance will be Greg Malone from IT to address any questions concerning the rollout of Microsoft 365. 

The Town Halls will be held in EAB 253/262 on:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.

See you there!

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Posted: 1/24/2017 9:30:00 AM

1/29/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

On Friday, the administration of President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that bans anyone with passports from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan from entering the United States for 90 days or longer, even if they already have a green card or a visa. We are closely monitoring this developing situation and acknowledge the problems this raises for the international scholarly community. We understand this raises anxieties because of the rapid shift in U.S. policies in the past few days and because the order’s full ramifications are still unknown.

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Posted: 1/19/2017 9:36:00 AM

1/19/17 - Town Hall Meetings: Chat With the President, Provost, and the College/School Deans

Don’t forget the upcoming Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty, which are scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. or Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Both sessions will be held in EAB 253/262.

Adjunct faculty are welcome to ask questions and offer insights, while university and departmental developments will also be shared by university leadership. Mark your calendars!

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Posted: 1/11/2017 10:59:00 AM

1/11/17 - Adjunct News

It’s a new term/semester. Take a look at some key dates coming up – including Town Hall Meetings with the President, Provost and the deans of the colleges and schools.

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Posted: 12/19/2016 12:59:00 PM

12/19/16 - Adjunct News

The latest post announces the scheduling of two Town Hall Meetings for adjuncts, which will be hosted by President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, and the deans from each of the colleges and schools. In addition, we’ve alerted everyone that nominations for the William T. Kemper Awards are open, and today’s post includes more details.

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Posted: 12/16/2016 11:45:00 AM

12/16/16 Adjunct News

Check out information about “We Are All Webster,” an art project intended to promote solidarity and community. In addition, you can find out how to volunteer to welcome returning and new students for the Spring Term.

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Posted: 12/7/2016 8:53:00 AM

12/7/16 - Adjunct News

Today’s Adjunct News includes news about a recent appointment for President Elizabeth Stroble and an honor bestowed upon Webster French Professor Lionel Cuillé. An item about a recent meeting of international student life coordinators at the home campus is also included.

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Posted: 12/5/2016 2:37:00 PM

12/5/16 - Lend A Hand To Your Struggling Students

The University is tracking and reaching out to students with incomplete grades, along with D’s and F’s, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve student success and boost graduation rates.

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Posted: 11/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

11/16/16 Adjunct News

Our most recent post includes news about three Webster students who placed first in a national lighting competition; and the latest construction update.

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Posted: 11/10/2016 10:16:00 AM

11/10/16 - Message from the President and Provost

As members of one global community, we acknowledge the expression of democracy underway in the United States and the peaceful transition of power that now begins, as a new administration settles into place in Washington, D.C. Record voter turnout has marked this electoral season in many locations, and it was also notable for the impassioned positions of those who conveyed differing viewpoints during that process.

We thank and congratulate our community for setting an example to others throughout this election season. We welcomed debates, discussions, and other events hosted on our campuses worldwide. Despite the national mood in the U.S., these discussions on our campuses showed that Webster University is a supporter of free speech and civil dialogue. We join our community with the conviction that we will continue to provide that peaceful example for others to emulate.

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Posted: 11/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

11/10/16 - Interested in Teaching At One Of Webster’s International Campuses?

Applications are now being accepted for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.

Adjunct and full-time Webster faculty members may apply for the fellowship, which will fund travel, housing and some incidental costs associated with teaching at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, and St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). Adjunct faculty must have previously taught at least six courses at Webster to be eligible for the fellowship, while full-time faculty must have taught for at least one academic year.

The submission deadline for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 applications is Friday, November 18, 2016. Applications for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 will open in January. Link here for more information and to access the online application.

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Posted: 11/1/2016 9:30:00 AM

11/1/16 - At Risk Students – Learn What to Look For and What To Do

Faculty instructors are invested in the success of their students. However, almost everyone hits a bump in the road during their scholastic careers.

If you sense a student is at risk of not continuing their Webster education because of financial, academic or personal issues, please alert your campus director and/or the chair of your department. Taking action will help the University explore the appropriate intervention that may help the student continue with their studies.

Visit here for more information.

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Posted: 10/27/2016 3:36:00 PM

10/28/16 - National Magazine Gives Webster High Marks For Faculty Resources

U.S. News & World Report ranked Webster University first for “Faculty Resources,” among all Midwest Regional Universities. Webster is the only St. Louis area university to make the prestigious list.

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Posted: 10/18/2016 8:04:00 AM

10/18/16 - Grading Period For Fall 1, 2016 Underway & Testing Center Closed October 19-21

Take a look at our latest update, which offers information on how to post Fall grades and a reminder that the Testing Center will be closed this week for some improvements. Read More >


Posted: 10/15/2016 3:30:00 PM

10/15/16 - Message from the President and Provost

Webster University offers its deepest condolences to the nation of Thailand and the royal family on the tragic loss of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He died Thursday in Bangkok at the age of 88 and was the longest-reigning monarch in history.

Thailand, which has hosted Webster’s campus in Cha-Am since 1999 and its Bangkok location since 2003, has entered into a one-year period of mourning. Residents in the country have been asked to refrain from public jubilation for 30 days out of respect to those who are grieving.

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Posted: 10/13/2016 9:19:00 AM

10/13/16 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

Our latest post includes information about our Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Course for students, as well as the link for the Webster Outcomes Survey for you to share with any Summer 2016 graduates if you have the opportunity. Read More >


Posted: 10/11/2016 10:03:00 AM

10/11/16 - Updated Tuition Remission Policy Posted

In June, it was announced that the university would enhance its tuition remission benefit for adjunct faculty. Accordingly, Human Resources published these new policies, which you may find here.

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Posted: 10/5/2016 11:44:00 AM

10/5/16 - Sustainability Conference Coming Up

Did you know that Webster composts almost 4,000 pounds of food waste each month? That means 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions are avoided, which is the equivalent of taking four cars off the road for a year.

That is only part of the efforts of the Webster University community to make the world a better place. At the University’s upcoming conference, “Demystifying Sustainability: The Impact of the Individual,” learn more about what others are doing to improve and sustain our planet. 

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Posted: 10/3/2016 9:30:00 AM

10/3/16 - Upcoming Events

Parking Note: University Center Parking Restricted on Thursday, Oct. 6 For Career and Internship Fair

Please note that most of Lot H near the University Center will be reserved for employers with booths at the fair, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To help minimize the impact, the University has arranged for approximately 120 staff members in selected departments to park in off-campus lots that day.

U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander to Visit Webster Campus
Tuesday, October 4 – watch for times.
Winifred Moore Auditorium

Political Pundits To Visit Webster Campus
Wednesday, October 12 - 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Winifred Moore Auditorium

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Posted: 9/29/2016 8:45:00 AM

9/29/16 - Watch For IT Updates

We’ve all lamented the hassle of remembering multiple passwords and the high cost of state-of-the-art software. Well, Webster University adjuncts and the entire Webster University community can breathe a sigh of relief on both fronts.

Get ready for a new password protocol and the availability of a comprehensive suite of apps.

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Posted: 9/26/2016 9:00:00 AM

9/26/16 - Keep Your Belongings Secure

When on campus, please keep your laptops, phones, tablets and other important personal items in a locked or secure location. Never leave them unattended or store them in an office or locker that is not locked.

Should something turn up missing, please contact Public Safety at 314-968-6911 immediately.

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Posted: 9/21/2016 8:45:00 AM

9/21/16 - Homecoming On Tap This Weekend

Homecoming On Tap This Weekend

It’s Homecoming this Friday and Saturday! You won’t want to miss the robust line up of activities destined to appeal to young and old. From Hall of Fame Inductions, Shop, Rock and Glow, and Yoga On The Quad, there’s an activity for everyone. Take a look at the schedule of events and stop by!

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Posted: 9/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

9/19/16 - Get Webster University Information

Two Important Resources To Help You Stay In Touch

Webster Today: Sign up for Webster Today so that you can stay abreast of university news and campus activities and events. It’s easy. Just send an email to webstertoday@webster.edu from your webstertoday@webster.edu email address to subscribe. Please remember, that subscription request must come from your Webster University email address.

Webster Alert System: Registering your cell number (at no cost to you) and you will receive a text, voicemail, or email notifying you of urgent campus developments. These alerts can include information about weather-related campus closures or more serious, life-threatening issues. Visit this link for more information and sign up instructions.

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Posted: 9/13/2016 9:34:00 AM

9/13/16 - Don’t Forget These Upcoming Socializing and Networking Events!

The last of the faculty and staff wine and cheese receptions hosted by President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will be held this week. Also, don’t forget to drop by the Webster Opportunities Networking Event on Thursday, or put our Homecoming celebration on your calendar.

Wine & Cheese Receptions:
Please don’t forget to send a note to higgins@webster.edu, if you plan to attend your school or college’s event.

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Posted: 9/12/2016 9:08:00 AM

9/12/16 - Adjunct Faculty Development Grant Deadline — Thursday (9/15)!

Don’t forget to turn in your application for the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, which is designed to support professional development, professional travel, and research activities for eligible adjunct faculty. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and the deadline for applications is this Thursday, September 15.

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Posted: 9/8/2016 9:30:00 AM

9/8/16 - Parking: It’s At A Premium

The good news: we’ll have 500 more parking spaces by April 2017. The bad news: it will be tight until then – especially on Wednesdays when the Rep has its matinees. Please plan your discretionary trips to campus accordingly.

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Posted: 9/7/2016 9:45:00 AM

9/7/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

With the 2016-17 academic year now in full swing, we want to provide an overview of a few key trends across the University. Though enrollment numbers are still coming in and subject to change as the fall term progresses, we can share some key points that reflect strategic progress in some areas and continued tactical challenges in others.

At the home campus in Webster Groves, enrollment for new students looks slightly up and exceeding budget targets, as is enrollment of freshmen minority students. Our freshman class of students is more diverse and more academically qualified, with their ACT composite increasing to 24.65 from 24.1 the previous year.

Amid challenging degree-seeking demographic realities in the St. Louis region, we believe these markers are indicative of concerted, collaborative efforts, extending from the academic development of programs that compel these students to choose Webster, to the enrollment management and marketing efforts that make them aware of this great university.

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Posted: 9/6/2016 11:44:00 AM

9/6/16 - Wine And Cheese Receptions and Webster Opportunities Networking Event On Deck

The president and provost are hosting wine and cheese receptions for each college/school’s faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff. Please refer to the schedule below for your school or college’s reception:

School of Communications
Wednesday, September 7th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Commuter Lounge, Sverdrup

College of Arts & Sciences
Wednesday, September 14th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall

School of Education
Thursday, September 15th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall

Walker School of Business and Technology
Monday, September 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

These events will be another opportunity to get acquainted with your colleagues and other Webster University personnel. We hope you will plan to attend. If you plan to do so, please send a note to higgins@webster.edu. See you there!

Learn More About Webster University and What It Has To Offer
Are you interested in making connections between academic partners and faculty in order to support students, share practices, services, and resources? Are you curious about faculty mobility or study abroad, or connecting students with internship and employment resources?

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Posted: 8/26/2016 12:16:00 PM

8/26/16 - It's a New Academic Year: Let's Touch Base

Just a quick reminder that President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, and the Deans from the colleges/schools will host a town hall meeting to update Adjunct Faculty on work place and communications improvements. In addition, the President, Provost and Deans will be happy to respond to your questions, comments and suggestions.

The meeting will take place in EAB 253/262 at 4 p.m.

We hope to see you there.

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Posted: 8/23/2016 9:56:00 AM

8/23/16 - A Letter of Welcome to St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty

Welcome! We hope you enjoyed your summer, and we look forward to the start of the Fall semester.

As a member of our Webster University adjunct faculty, you are a vital and essential element of the Webster University community. All of you make special contributions to our students’ academic enrichment and their professional pursuits.

Over the summer, we have continued our efforts to respond to your ideas and suggestions from last year. Among the actions taken:

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Posted: 7/22/2016 12:55:00 PM

7/22/16 - Fall Parking Info

Parking Permit Process Announced

New parking tags for the Webster Groves campus are now available from the Department of Public Safety located at 572 Garden Avenue. New tags must be displayed beginning August 1, 2016 and will be valid until July 31, 2017.

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Posted: 6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

6/9/16 - Adjunct Faculty Professional Development, Travel, and Research Funds

Recently the University announced the creation of a $15,000 fund to support U.S. adjunct faculty professional development, professional travel, and research. The Office of Academic Affairs will begin accepting applications for these funds on August 15, 2016. Read More >


Posted: 5/27/2016 4:23:00 PM

5/31/16 - End of the Year Letter

As we close out the 2015-16 academic year, we want to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments and challenges, while also looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. We proudly celebrated our Centennial year, using it as a springboard to launch our new strategic plan, “Global Impact For the Next Century.”

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Posted: 4/7/2016 4:53:00 PM

4/7/16 - Adjunct Benefits Announcement

Dear All Webster University Adjunct Faculty:

For the past two years, we have been discussing with the Faculty Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee the potential expansion of benefits offered to adjunct faculty at Webster’s U.S. campus locations. Several of these ideas were also suggested by your St. Louis colleagues at our Town Hall Meetings, informal breakfasts, and in the Focus Groups held this past fall.

As a result, we are happy to let you know that on April 4, 2016, the Faculty Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee recommended, and the Administration approved, the following benefit enhancements for adjunct faculty (on-ground and online) at all US campus locations:

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Posted: 3/29/2016 3:14:00 PM

3/29/16 - Let the Conversations Continue! Wine and Cheese Receptions Scheduled with President and Provost

In an effort to continue the dialogue and the exchange of ideas that took place at the Town Hall Meetings, President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will join the deans to honor all faculty and staff in each college/school at wine and cheese receptions. Read More >


Posted: 3/24/2016 5:03:00 PM

3/24/16 - 2016 Commencement May 7, 2016 - Save the Date!

Webster University’s Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 7. The university-wide ceremony will again be held at The Muny at Forest Park. Following the conclusion of the larger ceremony, each of the respective schools and colleges will have a celebration of their own at nearby locations in Forest Park. Details are posted here.

We welcome and encourage your participation in the day’s events. If you are able to attend, please contact your school or college’s commencement coordinator listed below for detailed information. We hope to see you at The Muny!

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Posted: 3/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

3/16/16 - Adjunct Communications Task Force Committees Formed

Deans from the following schools announced their Communications Task Force committee members, as part of the follow up from the recent Town Hall meetings. Each of the task forces will be meeting in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to improve the adjunct communications experience in their respective school or college.

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Posted: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 PM

3/9/16 - Town Hall Summary

Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty Members:

Recently, we held four Town Hall meetings to discuss the findings from the adjunct faculty focus groups, hear your ideas, and outline next steps for our entire University community. We are very appreciative to those of you who attended one or more of these meetings. We enjoyed the comfortable and informative give-and-take dialogue that occurred at all of the sessions and look forward to holding similar forums in the semesters ahead.

For those of you who were unable to attend, we promised to prepare a summary of the focus group findings and are pleased to do so here. We’ll begin by providing an overview of recent Webster University events, present an overview of the messages you shared with us via the focus groups, and conclude with an assessment of where we are and how we can move forward.

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Posted: 2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

2/25/16 - Adjunct Parking Fees Waived for Spring 2016

Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty Members:

This memo is to advise that we have waived parking fees at the Webster Groves campus for our adjunct faculty for the entire Spring 2016 semester, which includes Spring 1 and Spring 2.

For those of you who do not drive to campus, remember that we also offer free METRO passes for trains and busses. To obtain one, just visit the Bursar’s office and present your Webster University I.D.

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Posted: 2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

2/25/16 - Focus On Academics Newsletter

Take a look

The Office of Academic Affairs just released its Spring 1 edition of Focus On Academics, which provides an update on University programs, resources and initiatives. Stories covered in this edition, which can be found here, include:

  • Faculty Mobility Program Revisions: An initiative is underway to review and improve our faculty mobility program. The effort will examine opportunities to better communicate program benefits and streamline processes, while clearing up logistical questions and exploring ways to assess the experiences of the faculty who teach abroad.
  • Questions and Answers About Accommodations:Compliance with the ADA, how to address a student’s request for academic accommodations late in the semester, and tips to help students with learning difficulties are covered in this issue’s q’s and a’s on academic accommodations.
  • Update On Our Academic Catalogue:Check out the latest program additions to our Academic Catalogue, which covers degree and certificate additions, deletions, and modifications.
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Posted: 2/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

2/9/16 - Communications Task Force Members Needed

Findings from the recent adjunct faculty focus groups indicate adjunct faculty communications are a significant area that can be improved.

At the recent Town Hall Meetings, President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced that each of the school/college deans would assemble an “Adjunct Faculty Communications Task Force” to assess their school’s/college’s communications approach, explore opportunities for enhancements, and assemble a list of best practices and recommendations for improvement.

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Posted: 2/3/2016 3:27:00 PM

2/3/16 - Last Adjunct Faculty Town Hall Meeting – This Saturday!

Please don’t forget the last Town Hall meeting to discuss the adjunct faculty focus group results will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on the first floor of Webster Hall.

The meeting, which will be hosted by President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster, will also offer a status update on University issues and an overview on next steps to address needed improvements.

Please mark your calendars.

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Posted: 2/1/2016 11:34:00 AM

2/1/16 - Faculty-Led Short Term Study Abroad Proposals Due Mid-February

Faculty-Led Short Term Study Abroad Proposals Due Mid-February

Adjunct Faculty Members Who Have Taught 6 Courses At Webster Are Eligible

At a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the recent focus group results, several adjunct faculty members expressed an interest in international teaching opportunities.

The deadline for submitting international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Fall Break 2016 is Monday, Feb. 15.

Adjunct faculty members can plan and propose these short-term study abroad courses. However, it highly recommended that adjunct faculty interested in pursuing these opportunities work closely with their department chair to do so. Before signing off, the department must confirm the course, the enrollment, and faculty participation.

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Posted: 1/25/2016 10:57:00 AM

1/25/16 - Town Hall Meeting Added

In response to requests, President Beth Stoble and Provost Julian Schuster added another Town Hall meeting to discuss the findings of the adjunct faculty focus groups that convened last fall, a status update on University issues, and next steps to address needed improvements.

The additional meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26 in the East Academic Building, Room 253/262 at 4 p.m. Also, don’t forget the fourth and last of these Town Hall events is still scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 9 a.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Please mark your calendars to attend one of the sessions.

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Posted: 1/20/2016 6:20:00 PM

1/20/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

Dear Colleagues:

Last week we hosted two Town Hall Meetings for our adjunct faculty during which we highlighted some updates about current developments at Webster University, the feedback we received in the Focus Group sessions conducted by Towers Watson, and our thoughts on how to address the issues brought to light in the Focus Groups. We have had great questions from those who were present.

If you have not had a chance to come to one of the earlier meetings, we hope you will be able to attend the third session or fourth session listed below. We added an additional Town Hall Meeting on January 26, 2016, to enhance the opportunity for participation. Read More >


Posted: 1/14/2016 1:25:00 PM

1/14/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty:

On Tuesday, January 12, we held the first of three town hall meetings to share with you the results of the recent adjunct faculty focus group sessions, our key takeaways, and our next steps. These sessions also provide you with an opportunity to ask us your questions.

Two more of these town hall meetings are scheduled over the next few weeks, and we hope you can find the time to attend one of them. Both will be held in the Winifred Moore Auditorium and will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
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Posted: 1/8/2016 4:30:00 PM

1/8/16 - Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Town Hall Meetings On Focus Group Results Scheduled

Don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend one of the three scheduled Town Hall meetings with President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster to discuss the findings from the recent adjunct faculty focus groups.

The Historic Arcade Building: Webster University’s New Downtown Home

It has been nearly three decades since the Arcade Building at the corner of Pine and 8th Streets was open for business. That changed this week when the building came to life as Webster University students started classes in this new location.

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Posted: 12/22/2015 5:10:00 PM

12/22/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

Dear Colleagues:

We committed to you last spring and again this fall that we would share the feedback we received from the recent focus groups, and we are pleased to begin doing so today. These sessions reflect a total of 18 hours of direct feedback and data from your adjunct faculty colleagues on how we are doing and how we can improve going forward. It isn’t always fun or easy to ask someone to tell you how you can improve, but it is through this honest dialogue and feedback that we learn and move forward rather than staying complacent. We ask this of our students and, accordingly, demand it of ourselves.

Last week, we met with the focus group facilitator to hear what she learned from all of you who openly shared your thoughts, feelings and experiences about our Webster. We need some time to fully digest everything that was shared and are committed to doing so.

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Posted: 12/18/2015 5:45:00 PM

12/18/15 - Deadline For Grades: Dec. 31

The grading period for the Fall period opened on Dec. 14, 2015, and will close on Dec. 31, 2015.

Webster Today, our daily intranet of campus news and happenings, recently posted instructions here for you to enter your class grades.

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Posted: 12/9/2015 2:25:00 PM

12/9/15 - Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Feb. 29 – March 1 & Help Welcome Spring Students!

Mark Your Calendars: Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Feb. 29 – March 1

Webster University will host “Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Conversations” on the Webster Groves home campus Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016.

Keynote addresses, student panel discussions, and facilitated dialogue sessions will be planned to create opportunities for those present to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Our intention during these two days is to explore ways to move forward on the continuous path of equity, valuing the strength that comes from the diversity of the community.

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Posted: 12/1/2015 7:38:00 PM

12/1/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

To Our St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty:

With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to bring you up to date on a number of issues and developments important to our Webster community.

Centennial Year Celebration
November 1, 2015, marked the close of Webster’s first century, and the celebrations concluded earlier this month with our “Dance Through the Decades” open house and the gala fundraiser, which raised more than $1.2 million to fund student scholarships. At both events, we welcomed members of our community, our neighbors, and University friends and supporters. Those celebrating with us learned more about Webster and our global mission. Thank you to all who helped to organize the events of the past year and to those who joined us.

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Posted: 11/13/2015 6:46:00 PM

11/13/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

Dear St. Louis Area Adjuncts,

I wanted to be sure you heard about a couple of items of interest to all of our adjuncts:

Appointment Letter Process Changes We have heard from a number of you that you would like adjunct appointment letters to be issued earlier. As a result, our Academic Affairs team is working diligently to accelerate the appointment letter process. We are still working out some of the details and hope to share more information with you soon. Our goal is to have the letters in the mail well in advance of the Spring 1 term and the Spring Semester. Watch this space for more details.

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Posted: 10/15/2015 11:34:00 AM

10/15/15 - Parking Permits and Public Transportation

Dear St. Louis Adjuncts:

Parking Permit Clarification: We have had several inquiries from our adjuncts about how payroll deductions work with the new parking permit system, and we would like to take a moment to clarify the information previously presented.Most importantly, please be assured your paycheck will not be deducted for parking unless – and until – you request a parking permit from Public Safety.

If you do request a parking permit, a deduction of $7.65 will be taken from your paycheck. However, if you do not receive a paycheck (i.e. you are not teaching during a given term), a deduction will not be made. With this new model, parking costs will stay the same or be reduced, and you pay for parking only when you are using the permit.

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Posted: 10/15/2015 11:20:00 AM

10/15/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

To Our Valued St. Louis Adjuncts:

Welcome to Webster University. Whether you have taught as an adjunct at Webster University before, or this is your first experience, we are pleased to work with you and wish you well as you pursue your teaching assignment(s).

Last spring, we made a commitment to you that we would look closely at the adjunct experience at Webster University and explore opportunities for enhancements. We believed a good place to start was by directly asking our adjuncts. As a result, we convened several meetings over the course of the summer. During these sessions, our primary objective was to listen and better understand what we are doing well and where improvements can be made. These meetings were extremely informative and provided direction as we moved forward.

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Posted: 10/1/2015 1:24:00 PM

10/1/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

Welcome to Webster University! We hope the semester is progressing smoothly and we are pleased to have you with us.

We look forward to another successful academic year, along with a productive and engaging give-and-take dialogue with all our employees – particularly members of our adjunct faculty. This website will be critical to these efforts. We hope you find the information included helpful.

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