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Monday, May 20, 2024


Workday Updates

We are excited to announce two new reports in Workday designed to enhance our students’ exploration of the curriculum.

The first report, “Department Pick,” allows department chairs to highlight a specific course of their choosing. Department chairs are invited to select one course they wish to feature each term and communicate their selection to Ann May in the Registrar’s Office. Students who explore the “Department Pick” report in Workday will see the highlighted course from each department.

The second report, “Have You Thought About These Courses?” helps students discover courses with available seats. This report features courses with fewer than ten enrolled students, making it easier for students to find and enroll in classes that have open spots.

Please encourage your students and advisees who have not yet registered to utilize these new tools for a more robust course selection process.

Honors Convocation: Friday, 5/24 at 3:00pm

Honors Convocation draws the Carleton community together in Skinner Chapel to celebrate the awards & academic accomplishments of our students. This year, in addition to the presentation of awards, we will enjoy two performances by the Carleton String Quartet under the direction of Natalia Moiseeva, instructor in violin and viola. In a departure from the recent practice of having refreshments on the lawn outside of the chapel following the ceremony, this year there will be a reception in the garden at Nutting House from 4:30-5:30pm (rain location: Great Hall). Each student honoree is encouraged to invite several people (faculty mentors, staff supervisors, close student friends) to join them at the reception.

Special Class Schedule for Honors Convo

  • 1a 8:30–9:20 am
  • 2a 9:30–10:20 am
  • 3a 10:30–11:20 am
  • 4a 11:30–12:20 pm
  • 5a 12:30–1:20 pm
  • 6a 1:30–2:20 pm

Honors Convocation will be preceded by the traditional Academic Procession, in which all faculty are encouraged to participate and academic dress is customarily worn. Administrative staff are welcome to join the procession. The Academic Procession will assemble at 2:45 p.m. in front of Laird Hall. Staff should join the procession at positions appropriate to their length of service.

Order of Academic Procession

  • College Marshal Professor Gregory Smith
  • College President Alison Byerly
  • College Provost Michelle Mattson and Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston
  • Chaplin Schuyler Vogel and CSA President Kaori Hirano ’25
  • Emeriti Faculty
  • Faculty
  • Administrative Staff
  • Student Honorees

Please help us promote Honors Convocation to your majors and students in your classes! This is a great opportunity for students to celebrate the achievements of their friends and classmates, and we’re hoping a little nudge from you might help to increase student attendance.

You can visit the Honors Convocation website for more information. Please contact Noel Ponder with any questions. See you there!

Self-Scheduled Exams

Self-scheduled exam packets will be delivered May 20 & 21. If you plan to use the self-scheduled exam process and have not received your packet by May 22, please contact Ann May and she’ll get one to you as soon as possible. Self-scheduled exams are due back to the Registrar’s Office by Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Spring Term Exams

Spring term exams are Saturday, June 1; Sunday, June 2; and Monday, June 3.
All examinations will be held in the same rooms in which classes have been held during the term unless the Registrar’s Office has assigned you to a different examination room. If you need a different room for exams, please call the Registrar’s Office, x4289. If it is possible, we will assign your class to a larger classroom.

Schedules, Policies, and Deadlines for Spring Term Exams

Note: There will be one additional exam slot for self-scheduled exams only from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. For those of you using the self-scheduled exam process, your exams are due to the Registrar’s Office Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. If you are using the self-scheduled process, please remind your students that the exams will be administered in Olin 149 and they should arrive at the testing site 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam slot.

Grades for seniors are due on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Grades for all other students are due on Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m.

A reminder that grades for the current term are due in The Hub.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office with any questions. Have a great summer break!

Mid-Career President’s Leadership Fellows Program

We are thrilled to announce the faculty selected for the inaugural Mid-Career President’s Leadership Fellows Program. Melissa Eblen-Zayas and Yansi Pérez were impressed by the number and quality of the applications. Although the selection process was challenging, they are excited about the outcome. This inaugural cohort represents a diverse group of faculty members from various departments across the college, each bringing unique leadership strengths. Please join us in congratulating the following colleagues:

  • Shaohua Guo, Associate Professor of Chinese, Chair of Asian Languages
  • Jonathan Lafky, Associate Professor of Economics, 
  • Paul Petzschmann, Senior Lecturer in European Studies, Director of European Studies
  • Anna Rafferty, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Computer Science
  • Juliane Schicker, Associate Professor of German, Incoming Chair of German and Russian
  • Aaron Swoboda, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Economics, Director of Environmental Studies
  • Cherlon Ussery, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Chair of Linguistics

Look for more information about associated programming that will be open to the broader community.

New Requirements for PIs on Federal Grants

The America COMPETES Act and the CHIPS and Science Act include new requirements that all PIs and senior personnel on federal grants in support of research complete training in the responsible conduct of research, and training to mentor others in this area. To meet these new requirements, Carleton will require faculty who are named personnel on a federal grant to attend an in-person RCR training event at least once during the lifetime of their grant (prior to extensions, and ideally early in the lifetime of their grant). They will also be expected to complete the same CITI training modules as their students prior to attending the in-person training event, in order to best engage with students on these topics.

The first faculty RCR training event will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 10am when participating faculty will serve as small-group discussion facilitators for STEM SRPs as part of their RCR training. A formal invitation to this session will be sent to all STEM SRP supervisors and all faculty serving as senior personnel on federal grants.

Please reach out to our compliance officer, Charlotte Whited, if you have any questions.


Registration for Fall Term 2024

Priority Registration will open for class years 2026-2027 during the below dates. Registration changes can be made until Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 pm (the end of Drop/Add period). Each registration date has an early, midday, and afternoon time slot.

  • Class of 2026: Tuesday, May 21
  • Class of 2027: Thursday, May 23

More information on priority registration can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Continued Support for Registration in Workday

The Registrar’s Office will continue offering support for students and advisers during registration for fall term. Please stop by the Registrar’s Office during their registration office hours:

  • April 15 through May 24
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM and 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Drop into the Workday Zoom Hotline:

  • May 6 through May 24
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Thursday, May 23: Priority Registration for Fall Term Ends
  • Wednesday, May 29: Last Day of Classes
  • Thurs. May 30 – Fri. May 31: Reading Days
  • Sat. June 01 – Mon. June 03: Exams
  • Wednesday, June 05: Senior Grades Due 8:30am
  • Saturday, June 08: Commencement
  • Wednesday, June 12: Grades Due 8:30am

Advising Quick Links

Grants and Fellowships