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Posted: 9/9/2019 11:08:00 AM

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Early Term Student Progress Reports
The Student Success Portal (Starfish) launched its Fall and Fall 1, 2019 Early Term Progress Survey this week. It will remain open until September 16 at 11 p.m. CDT.

Don’t forget to complete your surveys within this completion window – even if you don’t have any feedback to submit. Completion rates inched up to 50 percent during the Summer Term, and we would like to continue increasing the completion rate. The students are reporting they like and appreciate the feedback.

For more information about the process and contact information, please visit here.


Nominations for 2020 Degree Commencement Speakers Now Being Accepted
School just started, yet the groundwork for 2020 Commencement is already being laid. Currently, the Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for honorary degree recipients and commencement speakers in the following areas:

  1. Individuals who have built cross-cultural connections, understanding, and knowledge
  2. Leaders in sustainability
  3. Pioneering technology leaders

If you know of someone who fits one of the criteria, let the committee know. Nominations are due Friday, September 27, 2019. For more information about the evaluation criteria and how to apply, https://www.webster.edu/commencement/honorary-degree-nomination/.

Commencement will once again be held in St. Louis at the Municipal Opera Theatre (The MUNY) in Forest Park, and will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020. 


Cheryl Fritz Appointed Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Fritz joined the university in 2010 and previously served as the director of Total Rewards. She was also a Global Leadership Academy fellow. For more information about Cheryl, her career, and her background, visit here.


Faculty Question
Q: What is a compensation for the class of 4? I checked a previous Q&A (2015) and it said $120 per credit per student. Is it still the same? I was offered a class of 7 initially, then it turned out to be 5, which secured a regular payment. but on the first day of this semester(today), I found there are only 4 students. I had prepared for the course and conducted the first class today. And now I am compensated almost $1000 less. Feel very disappointed…Anonymous

A: Thank you for your question. As with all compensation matters, please discuss this situation with your department chair or program coordinator. They will be in the best position to look into the matter and respond to your questions.