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2/4/20 - Adjunct News

Posted: 2/4/2020 4:16:00 PM

Mandatory Title IX Training Now Available; Please Complete Yours Today
All full-time and adjunct faculty, staff and students are required to complete an online mandatory Title IX training course by February, 21. The module is expected to take no more than 30 minutes.

For a link to the training hosted by SafeColleges, please visit webster.edu/titleixtraining.html . For questions, contact titleixtraining@webster.edu.

Title IX is a comprehensive U.S. federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to use federal money in educational programs that do not support any type of sex discrimination and provide individual citizens effective protection from any practices base on sex discrimination. Title IX law prohibits sexual harassment as well as sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion; it applies to all people regardless of gender, and applies regardless of whether or not a criminal report is filed.

Learn more by visiting What is TItle IX?, or view Webster University’s Title IX Policy.

Please Read President Julian Schuster’s Message on Coronavirus
As a global educator with operations and programs in China and other countries affected by Coronavirus, the university’s administration is monitoring developments and adhering to guidance posted by the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Students studying abroad at Webster campuses or partner institutions are also receiving communications, advice, and a reminder of important contact information. Because universities in China are delaying the start of their spring terms at the direction of the government, the start of Webster’s MBA program has been delayed accordingly.

For a complete copy of the president’s message and tips on avoiding other infectious diseases like the flu, which is now in full swing, please visit here.

Two Adjunct Faculty Members Receive Faculty Research Grants from the Office of the President
The Office of the President awarded Faculty Research Grants to John Dumont and Marko Niinimaki, adjunct faculty members in Athens and Thailand, respectively. Dumont will study “Advancing Project Management in Tourism utilizing Artificial Intelligence,” while Niinimaki will examine “Big Data Integration 2020 - A Research Plan.”

For more information on other award recipients, please visit here.