Student Success Portal Links Accessible with Canvas and Connection
Faculty advisors are incorporating the Student Success Portal into their student interactions – raising flags, sending kudos and referrals, and making notes. Now the implementation team wants to make sure that advisors understand why they are receiving messages about their advisees’ flags and considering next steps.
If you are unsure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to initiate a conversation and/or a more formal training session for you and your department.
Also, please note the Student Success Portal powered by Starfish is on the agenda for the upcoming Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty with President Beth Stroble and Julian Schuster. The discussion will include a demonstration of how the tool can be used and helpful tips.
The Town Hall meetings will be held on the following dates at the following times:
- Thursday, January 25, 2018: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Location EAB 137
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018: 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Browning Hall Auditorium
Faculty Mobility Program Now Accepting Applications
Want to know what it is like to teach at one of Webster University’s foreign campuses? Well, now is your chance to find out, as applications are being accepted for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the Spring/Summer 2019 term are now open. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.
The university’s in-network faculty mobility program offers faculty the opportunity to teach for a term or a semester one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus).
The fellowship funds travel, housing and some incidental costs. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply. Adjunct faculty must have taught at least six courses at Webster to be eligible.
For more information and a link to the online application, visit here
Library Launches New Smart Phone-Friendly Website
It will now be a lot easier to access library resources from your smartphone, thanks to a new library website update. The update will also help with searches undertaken by those at extended sites, international campuses and online.
If you or your department colleagues are interested in a tutorial or have questions, visit libanswers.webster.edu
to contact a librarian.
A video tutorial and written instructions may also be found here libguides.webster.edu/thismonth.
Webster University Diversity & Inclusion Officer Offers Tips To Those Holding Similar Posts
Webster University’s Nicole Roach, associate vice president for diversity and inclusion and senior director for community engagement, recently penned an article for the American Council on Education’s newsletter.
In her column, she encourages her peers in diversity and inclusion roles to actively engage with people on all sides of an issue. She also recounts the lessons and challenges she’s encountered in her more than four years in the role at Webster University.
Read more about her column and find a link to it here