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9/14/17 Adjunct News

Posted: 9/14/2017 11:19:00 AM

Two Messages From the President and the Provost

Recently, President Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster issued two statements: the first concerning DACA and the second building community at Webster University. You may read both using the links below:

Building Community at Webster University (September 12, 2017)

DACA Statement (September 5, 2017)

Webster University Receives Largest Grant In Its History

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $2.7 million grant to the Webster University School of Education to train local teachers to work with English language learners in three St. Louis area school districts:  Parkway, Ritenour, and the St. Louis Public Schools. 

The award is the largest grant in the University’s history. Click here for additional information.

Don’t Forget To Apply For 2017-18 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Grants

You have until tomorrow –September 15 – to apply for a grant from the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, which was established in 2016 to help adjunct faculty fund travel, research, and development initiatives that will enhance their teaching efforts. To learn more about the fund, visit here. To go to the application, click here. To complete the application, you will need the following:

  • A resume or a curriculum vitae
  • A list of recent courses taught – including course number and title
  • A written endorsement from a main campus department chair or extended campus director
  • A brief (no more than 250 words) description or overview of the request
  • A detailed budget of expenses.

For more information, please call Rita Smith, director of Academic Resources and Planning in the Office of Academic Affairs. She can be reached at kosemund@webster.edu or 314-346-6914.

Early Term Housekeeping: Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Webster Alerts & Forward Your Webster Email To A Frequently Checked Account

As an adjunct, have you ever wondered how you will find out if school is canceled due to inclement weather or another type of disruption? Your Webster.edu email address is automatically registered to receive such alerts.

In addition, you may change your contact information by adding up to three contact phone numbers and two additional email addresses.  That way your loved ones can get the information as well, if you would like. Visit here for more info.

Also, as an adjunct, it is highly likely you have an email account you check more frequently than your Webster University account. If so, you can easily forward your Webster email address to the address you check most frequently. That way you won’t miss a thing. To learn more, visit here.

Finally, visit the Adjunct Resources Page at WebsterAdjunctInfo.org for information about the university and its services that are available to you as an adjunct.

Homecoming This Weekend – Don’t forget to check out all of the festivities for this year’s Reunion and Family Weekend (Homecoming). From alumni and faculty “Lightening Talks,” to “Shop Rock and Glow,” and the University Center’s 25th Anniversary, there’s something this weekend that will appeal to everyone. Join us! Take a look here for more information and the weekend schedule.