Pathways Learning Community

The Pathways Learning Community

Are you undecided about your major? The Pathways Learning Community is designed to help students discover potential degree programs and career paths. These students will actively engage with Webster University’s resources and community to evaluate personal goals and challenges in regards to their college experience. Based on their applications they will be placed in one of two cohorts.

Career exploration, major exploration, personality tests, leadership development all help create valuable experiences to help you gain the most from your education.

“I liked the learning community because it made me feel especially welcomed at Webster. It was my first college semester and I had the opportunity to bond with great people without feeling alone and lost particularly because most of my classes consisted of the people in the learning community with me!”

Brogan Rooney- Pathways Learning Community 2015/2016

Students in the Pathways LC will learn:

  • how to utilize campus resources and engage with the campus community
  • how to explore options for their degree program and subsequent career possibilities
  • how to evaluate personal aspirations and challenges regarding the college experience

Experiences Outside the Classroom:

These programs are often designed to enhance the classroom curriculum. All programs are free to Pathways Learning Community students. While these programs often change from year to year, below are a few from recent years:

Open Mic Night at Fitz’s in the Delmar Loop, City Museum, STL Food Crawl, Forest Park Annual Balloon Race

CoHort A Courses:

FRSH 1200 02 Fact, Fiction, or Outright Lies

Tues/Thurs 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Instructor: Holly Hubenschmidt (hollyh@webster.edu)

Sarah Reando (sarahreando96@webster.edu)

SPCM 1040 01 Public Speaking

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Instructor: Melissa Benton (bentonme@webster.edu)

EDUC 1500 03 Webster 101

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM (F1)

Instructor: Katie Knetzer (mccombka@webster.edu)

EDUC 1510 01 Major Exploration and Career Development

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM (F2)

Instructor: Francesca Henderson (f.hendersongroup@gmail.com)

Cohort B Courses:

FRSH 1200 03 Discover U: A Seminar of Self-Discovery

Mon/Wed 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Instructor: Kim Wylie (kimwylie34@webster.edu)

PHIL 2320 03 Contemporary Moral Problems

Tues/Thurs 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Instructor: Mike Jostedt (jostedmi@webster.edu)

EDUC 1500 04 Webster 101

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM (F1)

Instructor: Heather Sadi (heathersadi68@webster.edu)

EDUC 1510 02 Major Exploration and Career Development

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM (F2)

Instructor: Francesca Henderson (f.hendersongroup@gmail.com)

Questions? Feel free to contact:

Justin Barton, Director of First Year Experience


Vanika Spencer, Coordinator of First Year Experience



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