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10/5/18 - Adjunct News

Posted: 10/5/2018 10:46:00 AM

Be Part of the Solution: Updates On Implementation Team Progress On Growing and Enhancing Revenues
Let your voice be heard at one of four meetings scheduled to discuss the progress underway by the implementation teams. The teams were created last year to explore ideas to improve University revenues. All of the meetings will be held in the Sunnen Lounge on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9-10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 12-1 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15, 12-1 p.m.

One suggestion being considered is establishing continuing education capacity (non-credit offerings). If pursued, information will need to be gathered about the communities/professions that require and depend on “Continuing Ed” courses. Please plan on attending one of these sessions to learn more.

For more information, visit here.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training Essential for All Employees
All employees must complete the mandatory FERPA certification (or recertification) training module, which was announced in March 2018. Adjunct faculty who do not complete this training may not be permitted to teach until they have fulfilled the requirement.

The course is assigned in WorldClassRoom. After logging into Connections and accessing WorldClassRoom, please look for “FERPA” in your assigned courses. The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The course includes a quiz and an attestation certification to be completed before the training requirement is considered met. It is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers to access and complete the training. Please be sure to complete this mandatory training by the end of October, 2018.

“Coffee & Conversations” Summary Posted
Recently, the President, Provost, and the Deans of the colleges and schools convened their “Coffee & Conversation” forums with adjunct faculty. Please visit here, to read a summary of the topics covered and issues discussed.

It should be noted that efforts continue to boost attendance by finding convenient time slots for these gatherings. In an attempt to do so, the Fall 2018 survey of adjunct faculty will include an opportunity for faculty to note preferred time slots. More to come.

Headline: Sverdrup Open House & Welcome Scheduled For Oct. 16
On Tuesday, October 16, at 3 p.m., all visitors are welcome to the new and “reimagined” Leif J. Sverdrup Complex, which is home to Webster University’s School of Communications.

The event will feature remarks by President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, Dean of the School of Communications Eric Rothenbuhler, and Trustee Clark Davis. Also in attendance will be Amy Shaw, senior vice president of engagement and content for the Nine Network and chair of the Communications Advisory Board.

The building, which has been redesigned with the open, collaborative floor plan, will be open for tours immediately following the ceremony.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit here.

Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents ‘The Fantastiks,’ October 3-7 and Oct. 10-14
Check out the Conservatory’s production of “The Fantastiks,” during its run at Stage Three, which is located at 470 East Lockwood). Wednesday through Saturday performances will start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performances will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are free for students and faculty with a valid student ID. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students.

For more information about the play, including a plot summary, visit here.

Food Pantry Opens in Webster Hall, Room 316
According to the Washington Post, 36 percent of college students in the U.S. face food scarcity issues. To combat this at Webster University, Legal Studies Professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert started the WILLOW Project (Women Initiate Legal Lifelines to Other Women) in Webster Hall.

The food pantry is available to Webster University students, faculty and staff Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Donations are also encouraged and accepted at WILLOW’s drop off, which is located in Webster Hall in Room 317.

For more information about this initiative, please take a look here.