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12/1/17 - Adjunct News

Posted: 12/1/2017 1:42:00 PM

Key Upcoming Dates

As the semester closes and the holidays are in full swing important dates sometimes come out of nowhere! Please mark your calendars for these important dates and deadlines:

December Toast For Students – All faculty are welcome to this special occasion, which will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Music School (CMS).

Other critical dates

  • Exam Period – December 18-22, 2017
  • Grades Due (Undergrad and Graduate) – December 31, 2017
  • Graduate Spring 1 Classes Begin – January 8, 2018
  • Undergrad Spring Semester Classes Start – January 15, 2018

Get Your Proposals In For the Faculty Research Symposium! Webster University faculty are engaging in exciting and cutting-edge research. As a result, the Office of the Provost, Sponsored Programs, the University Library, and the Faculty Development Center want people to know about it!

That’s why they will co-host the Second Annual Faculty Research Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, during the annual Teaching Festival that will take place from Feb. 12 through Feb. 16.

If you are working on a solo or collaborative research project, performance, art piece, etc. , the organizers want to hear from you. Specifically, they are looking for a 45-minute talk at the Festival either in-person or via WebEx. Organizers are also open to any other format that is appropriate for your type of research.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. Prospective presenters will be contacted in early January to finalize details. For questions, please contact Emily Scharf, Library, at emilyscharf99@webster.edu or 314-246-7818.

For more information, visit here.

Kemper Speaker To Address Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Webster University’s sixth annual Kemper speaker is Saundra Yancy McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University. She will be on campus to discuss teaching and learning strategies for both faculty and students.

McGuire, a renowned author and speaker on the topic of how to teach students to excel academically, will be on campus Friday, January 19th for both student and faculty talks and workshops.

If you are interested and would like to see the line up of events and workshops, please visit here.

Fed Data: Higher Than Average Completion Rates for Pell and Transfer Students at Webster U.
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 statistics gathered by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. The completed data will be released in 2018.

Some early highlights concerning Webster:

  • The completion rates for Webster students finishing a program are equal or higher than the national average for all private not-for-profit institutions.
  • Webster’s completion rates are ranked 2nd in Missouri, 2nd among all four-year institutions in the St. Louis region, and 11th among its U.S. News & World Report institutions for full-time transfer students.
  • Webster students who receive a Pell Grant complete their degrees at nearly the same rate as those not receiving a Pell. According to the IPEDS data, average Pell recipients at non-profit universities finish their programs at a rate that is 25 percent lower than non-Pell recipients.

To learn more about the study’s findings and the support services that Webster University has available please visit here.

Webster Top-Ranked For Study Abroad
According to the 2017 Open Doors report prepared by the Institute for International Education, Webster University is one of the top universities in Missouri for sending students abroad and hosting foreign students in the United States. The report surveyed study abroad programs at more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the United States.

Not surprisingly, with the University’s emphasis on global citizenship, Webster ranked in the top third nationally among those colleges and universities surveyed for hosting international students. In Missouri, Webster University ranked second among private universities for sending students abroad, and fifth among private and public universities.

For more details about the report’s findings, please visit here.