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Monday, September 12, 2022


Week One Class Schedule, Opening Convocation, and Change in Processional Line-Up

Classes begin today at 8:30 a.m. with a special schedule of slightly shortened classes for the day to accommodate Opening Convocation at 3:00 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. See all the details for today’s class schedule and the academic procession. PLEASE NOTE that due to our convo speaker’s schedule, we need to be promptly in our places at 3:00 p.m. so we will begin processing this year at 2:45 p.m. I hope your year gets off to a great start!

Faculty Meeting and Faculty Forum Dates for 2022-23

Faculty meetings and forums are held monthly through the academic term. All faculty are welcome to attend. Faculty meetings will continue to be hybrid (Boliou 104 + Zoom). We are planning to hold Faculty Forums in person, but if circumstances change, we will revise plans as needed.

Faculty Meeting Dates

  • Monday, October 3rd (4:30pm-6pm)
  • Monday, November 7th (4:30pm-6pm)
  • Monday, January 9th (4:30pm-6pm)
  • Monday, February 13th (4:30pm-6pm)
  • Friday, March 3rd (10:50am-11:50am)
  • Monday, April 3rd (4:30pm-6pm)
  • Friday, May 19th (10:50am-11:50am)

Faculty Forum Dates

  • Monday, September 26th (4:30pm-6pm, AGH Meeting Room)
  • Monday, October 24th (4:30-6pm, Hasenstab 002)
  • Monday, January 23rd (4:30-6pm, AGH Meeting Room)
  • Monday, February 20th (4:30-6pm, AGH Meeting Room)
  • Monday, April 17th (4:30-6pm, AGH Meeting Room)
  • Monday, May 22nd (4:30-6pm, AGH Meeting Room)

COVID-19 Case Counts

We’ve had a few inquires about COVID test results. This is a reminder that you can find the daily case counts on the COVID dashboard.

Working with Reference & Instruction Librarians

Do you want to offer your students additional research support? Do you have a research skill in mind you’d like them to master? Would you like your A&I students to meet their librarian or take a tour of the stacks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to get in touch with your liaison librarian to discuss the variety of services we offer to help support you and your students.

Additional Information

This is support that you can take advantage of at any point during the term, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your ideas or your students’ research needs. To learn more about how librarians can support your class, check out our “Teaching with Librarians” blog post for the LTC last year. Whether you are new to Carleton or have been working with your librarian for years, we are always looking for new ways to build or strengthen our partnerships with faculty. Not sure who your librarian is? Send an email to reference@carleton.edu, and we will get back to you!

Look for communication from your liaison librarian about more specific support information. A&I faculty, you will have heard from your liaison about library instruction for A&Is and first years. And keep an eye on the East Laird Times for more updates from R&I (the Reference & Instruction department) throughout the term!

Updating Your College Record

Please take a moment to review your User Profile link on the Hub and make sure your contact information is up-to-date. If your address or phone number has changed, please send a note to ppfister@carleton.edu.

Big Term-at-a-Glance Calendars

The Academic Support Center’s large (11×17″) term calendars are ready! Feel free to pick up copies for you, your colleagues, your advisees, and/or your student workers. They’re on the front table in the Writing Center (4th Libe, across from the penguin), or download a PDF from the the ASC website homepage. If you stop by and the cupboard is bare, let the Academic Support Center know, and they’ll make more copies. Campuswide digital signs will let students know they’re available.


Welcome back to Fall term!

I would like to send a special thank you to all first-year advisers for all the work you have done with your Class of 2026 advisees during New Student Week. It was great to see some of you at the Annual Advising Workshop. The Advising Handbook website has the powerpoint presentations with important updates shared by our presenters at the workshop.

Below you will see important dates to remind your advisees of deadlines they should be mindful of as they plan their fall term.

Key Deadlines during Fall 2022

  • Friday, September 16, Ten-week Independent Study and Overload Petition Deadline (both at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, September 18, First Five-week and Ten-week Course Drop/Add Deadline (11:59 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, September 28-Thursday, October 13, Sophomorphosis (a.k.a Sophomore Week) (perhaps of interest to those of you who wish to think ahead by about a year!)
  • Friday, September 30, First Five-week Course Late Drop and S/CR/NC Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, October 21, Second Five-week Course Drop/Add Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, October 24, Advising Days Begin (through Nov. 4)
  • Friday October 28, Ten-week Course Late Drop and S/CR/NC Deadline (5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 4, Second Five-week Course Late Drop and S/CR/NC Deadline (5:00 p.m.)


Each fall we hold a series of events designed specifically for sophomores.  These events cover a wide range of topics that will be of particular value to your sophomore advisees—from working on their writing portfolio to thinking about off-campus study options, from selecting a major to interviewing skills to internship or fellowship opportunities. All of the details are on the Sophomorphosis website.

My office will make sure that all sophomores are aware of the program, but it really helps to have advisers encourage their sophomore advisees to attend some of these events. Please forward this information to your sophomore advisees and urge them to make time in their busy schedules to attend these events.

Pre-Health Advising

Pre-med is its own world within the larger advising system at Carleton. Fortunately, we have a dedicated and specialized adviser, Pam Middleton (pmiddlet), who handles the specifics. See Pam’s Welcome Letter to the Class of 2026. This letter provides a useful set of talking points for advisers who may be asked about the pre-health (a.k.a. pre-med) program at Carleton. Pam will also be able to answer their questions, so be sure to refer pre-health students to her early in the fall term.  Let your advisees know about the Pre-Health Information Sessions (refer them to the Pre-Health website). These are primarily geared to first-year students, but the sessions on October 4 and 6 are part of Sophomorphosis and focus more on what sophomores ought to be doing in the first term of their second year.

Student Health and What Advisers Should Know

The website Supporting Student Mental Health serves as a one-stop shop for mental health related information designed specifically for faculty, staff, and families (not students). Instead of surfing through the SHAC website, calling the Dean of Students Office, or searching for Health Promotion’s training opportunities — you can find it all on the Supporting Student Mental Health website. Specific subpages include an emergency situation flowchart, educational resources, support resources based on type of concern, and frequently asked questions.

Advising Quick Links

Grants and Fellowships

Conferences and Workshops