Many offices and departments are eager to support your students.Below are statements that you can include in your syllabi for relaying information about what our offices can do for your students. TRIO has also contributed statements concerning inclusion and access to course materials that you may wish to use.Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Assistive Technologies | Class Presentations and Public Speaking | Course Materials Assistance | Inclusion | Learning Strategies and Time Management | Library | Math |Prefects | Quantitative Skills & Reasoning | Student Well-Being |Title IX | Writing
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Carleton College is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Disability Services office (Henry House, 107 Union Street) is the campus office that collaborates with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. If you have, or think you may have, a disability (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, autism spectrum disorders, chronic health, traumatic brain injury and concussions, vision, hearing, mobility, or speech impairments), please contact email@example.com or call Sam Thayer (’10), Accessibility Specialist (x4464) or Chris Dallager, Director of Disability Services (x5250) to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations.
Assistive Technologies: Technological Resources for Students
The Assistive Technologies program brings together academic and technological resources to complement student classroom and computing needs, particularly in support of students with physical or learning disabilities. Accessibility features include text-to-speech (Kurzweil), speech-to-text (Dragon) software, and audio recording Smartpens. If you would like to know more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit go.carleton.edu/aztech.
Class Presentations and Public Speaking
Speech coaching is a student-staffed resource designed to assist you with class presentations, comps talks, and other speech-related events. Jenny Portis ’20 can assist you with speech & communication skills including clarity, organization, articulation, projection, body language, eye contact, and effective use of aids (e.g., notes, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.). Depending on your goals, your coach can also work with you on the content of the presentation: organization, voice, clarity, and, ultimately, persuasive impact. Jenny will coach students remotely, using Zoom. If you’d like to schedule a coaching session, just fill out this brief, online form. . For more information, visit go.carleton.edu/speakeasy.
Course Materials Assistance (statement provided by TRIO)
I recognize the potential financial burden of additional course fees, supply requirements, and travel costs. If you are in need of assistance to cover course expenses, please speak with me by [preferred week/date].
Inclusion (provided by TRIO, the Office of Intercultural and International Life, and GSC)
I strive to create an inclusive and respectful classroom that values diversity. Our individual differences enrich and enhance our understanding of one another and of the world around us. This class welcomes the perspectives of all ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, regions, and nationalities.
Learning Strategies and Time Management
Oscar Alvarez, Academic Skills Coach, is eager to help you develop learning strategies that work in the Carleton context. His goals are to heighten your awareness of your personal strengths and to offer different ways you can approach your academic work so you’re more efficient and effective. For details on how to schedule a videoconference with Oscar, visit: Learning Strategies & Time Management.
If you prefer to learn these skills and strategies on your own, visit “Helpful DIY Resources.”
Librarians work as liaisons to academic departments, and yours can be found at https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/help/help/liaisons/. You can make an online appointment with your library liaison. or chat with a librarian online 24/7. You can also email and call. Librarians help students find and evaluate articles, books, websites, statistics, data, government documents, and more. For more information on hours and librarians, visit the Gould Library website at go.carleton.edu/library.
The Math Skills Center is offering remote tutoring! To make an appointment with a tutor, check out the instructions and schedule here. Russ Petricka, Supervisor of the Math Skills Center, also provides assistance during daytime and most evening hours.
This course has a prefect, [ ], whose email address is [ ]. The Prefect Program offers synchronous videoconferencing tutoring and/or optional collaborative learning sessions for participating classes. Prefect sessions review course concepts and often focus on critical thinking and problem-solving exercises centered on the course material. Our course prefect(s) will use email or Moodle to inform everyone in the class about upcoming sessions and availability for 1:1 tutoring.
Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
The Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) collaborates with DataSquad and Statistics faculty to provide daily appointments and drop-in support for help with reading, graphing, interpreting, and using numbers and data in QRE courses, comps, or any other work involving QR. Get help understanding basic statistics for your writing, creating graphs, brushing up on math for your non-math classes, and using statistical software. Not sure what you need help with? Come to an all-staff Data Drop-in, every Wed 2:00-4:00 pm. Click on the Hangouts Meet link or call in to join any drop-in!
Carleton College urges you to make yourself–your own health and well-being–your priority throughout this ten-week term and your career here. It is important to recognize stressors you may be facing, which can be personal, emotional, physical, financial, mental, or academic. Sleep, exercise, and connecting with others can be strategies to help you flourish at Carleton. If you are having difficulties maintaining your well-being, feel free to contact me and/or pursue other resources, such as Student Health and Counseling or the Office of Health Promotion.
Carleton is committed to fostering an environment free of sexual misconduct. Please be aware all Carleton faculty and staff members, with the exception of Chaplains and SHAC staff, are “responsible employees.” Responsible employees are required to share any information they have regarding incidents of sexual misconduct with the Title IX Coordinator. Carleton’s goal is to ensure campus community members are aware of all the options available and have access to the resources they need. If you have questions, please contact Laura Riehle-Merrill, Carleton’s Title IX Coordinator, or visit the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response website: https://www.carleton.edu/sexual-misconduct/.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is offering a full schedule of videoconferences with peer writing consultants who can work with you during any stage of the writing process (brainstorming to final proofreading). Hours and more information can be found on the writing center website. You can reserve specific times for conferences by using their online appointment system.
Course-Specific Writing Assistants
This course is supported by a Writing Assistant, whose job is to work with you–through videoconferences this term–on fulfilling the writing expectations for this course. Your WA is [name of consultant], and his/her email address is [ ]. They are aware of our assignments and deadlines, and will use our course Moodle site or email you to communicate with you about available appointment times.
The Term-Long Program for Multilingual Writers
If you are a second language writer and believe you might benefit from working individually with a writing consultant on a regular basis this term, email Renata Fitzpatrick, Multilingual Writing Coordinator, at email@example.com. She can arrange once- or twice-a-week meetings between you and a specific writing consultant throughout the term. Meetings will be in an online format until in-person classes resume on campus.