Little Rock Spring Faculty Meeting Covers Library, Student Support, Military Assistance

| May 12, 2015
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“We know faculty support and guidance is the number one factor in whether students use the library for research,” Hubenschmidt said.

The Little Rock Area Spring faculty meeting welcomed Holly Hubenschmidt, head of Instruction, Liaison, & Reference Services, Webster University Library, as this year’s guest speaker. Faculty from both the Little Rock Air Force Base campus and the Little Rock Metro Campus met for a joint morning session before a working lunch to discuss program-specific academic issues.

Hubenschmidt explained what resources were available to extended campus students and the importance of extended campus faculty supporting students in accessing those resources. “We know faculty support and guidance is the number one factor in whether students use the library for research,” Hubenschmidt said.

Cole Williamson, Webster Little Rock faculty coordinator, indicated this was a record turnout with over half the faculty in attendance. “For an adjunct faculty with other careers and outside commitments, we understand how significant it is for them to spend part of a Saturday focusing on teaching and learning,” he said.

Other agenda items included lessons learned from using World Classroom for on-ground classroom management, a faculty panel on classroom management techniques, and a discussion about a more consistent approach to teaching capstone courses.

Carmen “Caite” Hall, assistant area director, based at the Little Rock Air Force Base campus, presented Hubenschmidt with a challenge coin from the Jacksonville Military Museum as a token of appreciation for Hubenschmidt’s visit.

Hall and Col. Albert “Roy” Hart, USAF (retired), a Webster faculty member and former LRAF Base commander, also hosted Hubenschmidt and Webster Little Rock area director Kelly Lyon for a visit with the Little Rock Air Force Base public affairs office and a tour of the military museum.

“All of our students are important to us, but understanding the culture of the military extended campuses is vital to understanding how to support Webster students who balance military service with pursuing their graduate education,” Hall said.

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