Many offices and departments are eager to support your students. Below are statements that you can include in your syllabi to relay information about how various departments can support your students. TRIO has also contributed statements concerning inclusion and access to course materials that you may wish to use.
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Our investigation of whether a warm-toned short syllabus and one with a Reach Out statement (making getting help seem normative), reinforced the importance of friendly syllabi. Participants who read a short syllabus designed to be warm and friendly were more likely to report intentions to reach out to the faculty member writing the syllabus for three different domains of troubles. Participants who read a syllabus with a special statement addressing mental health and providing contact information were more likely to report intentions to reach out when having an argument with friends or family.Gurung, Regan A.R., and Galardi, Noelle R., “Syllabus Tone, More Than Mental Health Statements, Influence Intentions to Seek Help,” Teaching of Psychology, February 11, 2021, https://doi-org.ezproxy.carleton.edu/10.1177%2F0098628321994632.
Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship
At Carleton, Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) has long referred to an approach to education focusing on community-based learning. ACE courses may be Applied, which generally indicates that a civic engagement project is an integral part of the course, and often involves collaboration with community partners. ACE can also be Theoretical, meaning that it focuses on the theoretical exploration of civic engagement. These courses centrally focus on issues of democracy, such as social justice, positionality, and forms of systemic oppression, and directly explore how students might engage in work toward social change. Visit the ACE website for more about learning objectives.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Carleton College is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Office of Accessibility Resources (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 OAR@carleton.edu or call Sam Thayer ’10, Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources (x4464), to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations. Last updated August 23, 2022.
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. Last updated winter term 2020.
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]. Last updated August 23, 2022.
Inclusion (provided by TRIO, the Office of Intercultural Life, the Office of International Student Life, and the 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, cultures, gender identities, religions, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, regions, and nationalities. Last updated August 16, 2022.
Library staff can help you find and evaluate articles, books, websites, statistics, data, government documents, and more. You can make an appointment with a librarian, get help via chat 24/7 from any page on the library’s website, email, or call. The Library building has lots of great study spaces, and we’d love for you to visit! For more information and our hours, visit the Gould Library website. Last updated August 23, 2022.
The Math Skills Center supports all Carleton students in any mathematics course they are taking in which they are experiencing difficulty, either with the mathematical concepts or with the mathematical tools needed to succeed in the course. Their mission is to “level the playing field” by giving students who enter Carleton without strong mathematics backgrounds the tools they need to succeed here at Carleton. Last updated August 23, 2022.
The Prefect Program offers 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 will use email, Moodle, or Slack to inform everyone in the class about upcoming sessions and availability for 1:1 tutoring. Last updated August 23, 2022.
Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
The Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) offers free peer support for students working with numbers in their non-Math/Stats classes. Chat, drop in, or make an appointment with a trained peer tutor for help with graphs, charts, and writing with numbers; Excel, R, and statistical analysis; and math up through Pre-Calculus. Last updated September 3, 2020.
A speech coach can help you practice and prepare for class presentations, comps talks, participation in class discussions, and speech-related events unrelated to coursework. The speech coach can work with you on tailoring your content for a particular audience, organization, clarity, persuasive impact, body language and eye contact, and dealing with stage fright. To request a meeting, visit the Speech Coaching website. Last updated August 23, 2022.
Your health and well-being should always be your first priority. At Carleton, we have a wide array of resources to support students. 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. For more information, check out Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), the Office of Health Promotion, or the Office of the Chaplain. Last updated September 15, 2021.
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. Last updated August 19, 2021.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides a space staffed 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. Last updated August 23, 2022.
Course-Specific Writing Assistants
This course is supported by a Writing Assistant, whose job is to work with you on fulfilling the writing expectations for this course. They are aware of our assignments and deadlines and will use our course Moodle site or email to communicate with you about available appointment times. Last updated August 22, 2022.
The Term-Long Program for Multilingual Writers
If English is not your primary or home language and you believe you might benefit from working regularly with a writing consultant this term, email Melanie Cashin, 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. Last updated August 23, 2022.