Be Part Of the 2019 Teaching Festival
There is something for everyone at the 2019 Teaching Festival, which will be held on Feb. 12-14 at various locations on the Webster Groves campus. Join fellow adjunct faculty, full-time faculty, students and staff as they discuss strategies designed to motivate students and support student success. Participants are encouraged to RSVP for the sessions they would like to attend. For more information, to see a conference agenda, and to RSVP, please visit here.
Check In With Your Students On Their Academic Progress
Adjunct faculty are reminded that the first Progress Survey for the Spring 2019 semester is currently active for all domestic on-ground and online courses. If you are teaching a Spring semester course, you should have recently received an email from the Student Success Portal notifying you that the Progress Survey launched. Please check for your active Progress Surveys. Following are some helpful links:
As always, you may reach out to your department chair to discuss any questions you may have.
New Guidelines and Accommodations for Medical Absences
In order to create added structure around medical absences and accommodations, as well as flexible assignment deadlines, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) revised the guidelines governing such situations. Please review the new standards governing occasional absences and flexible assignments. Should you have questions, please reach out to your department chair or program coordinator.
Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Applications Due Feb. 15
The Provost’s Adjunct Faculty Development Fund is now seeking applications for activities that take place from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. The fund, which was established in 2016 is intended to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities. For more information on the application process and covered activities, please visit here.
Don’t Miss the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference
The University’s acclaimed Diversity & Inclusion Conference, “Expanding the Conversation,” will be held on the main campus in Webster Groves on February 26-28. As in years past, the event features an exciting assortment of lectures, panel discussions, and theatrical performances.
This year’s keynote speaker is Marilyn Booker, managing director and head of the Urban Markets Group at Morgan Stanley. Named by Savoy magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,” Ms. Booker focuses on urban communities and financial education programs.
Other noteworthy guest speakers on this year’s agenda include Jackie Joyner-Kersee, six-time Olympian and founder of the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation; and Neal Richardson, head of financial education at U.S. Bank and co-founder and president of Dream Builders 4 Equity.
Registration is now open for all activities and free of charge.
Please visit here for conference information and registration.
Student Leadership Nominations Now Being Accepted
Do you know a special student who is giving back to the Webster or St. Louis community? Or, perhaps, a student organization that has made a difference? If so, nominate them for a Student Leadership Award. Nominations are being accepted through March 1.
Visit here for a list of possible awards and their nomination forms. Good luck!
2019-20 Curriculum Proposals Due Feb. 1
Curriculum proposals for the 2019-20 catalogues are due by Friday, Feb. 1. Proposals received after that date will be considered for the 2020-21 catalog. For more information on the process and key dates, visit here.