The Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs has put together some information and resources that we hope will be helpful over the next few weeks.
Midterm Grade Outreach – Students who received midterm grades are strongly encouraged to speak with their professor regarding their course progress. Members of the Office of Academic & Co-Curricular Programs are also available to provide support for the rest of the semester. The deadline to withdraw from individual courses is April 17th.
Fall ’23 Registration is this month – Please check the Registrar’s Office website for the registration announcement. Now is a good time to reach out to your advisor to schedule an appointment. Summer registration begins April 11th.
Class Dean Support – The class deans are your partners in success.
Dean’s excuses – Please use our new Request Form Link to request a Dean’s Excuse. Requests are accepted in advance of the date(s) of absence for active participation in recognized College and Intercollegiate activities, as well as observance of sincerely held religious beliefs. The same link should be used to request an excuse on an as needed basis for bereavement, extraordinary circumstances, and family emergencies.
Academic Resource Hub – Have you done well in a particular course and have a passion for helping your peers? Join the Hub’s academic peer support team! Visit How to Become an SI Leader or How to Become a Peer Tutor to learn about the qualifications and to find the Fall 2023 Hub Application. If you have additional questions email Jill Heilman. This spring semester, the Hub partnered with 75+ peer educators to provide academic support programming through Supplemental Instruction, Mentored Study Groups and Individual Peer Tutoring. Students can find those support sessions in TutorTrac!
Accessibility Services – The Hub offers exam proctoring for in person exams during the Fall Final Exam Period of May 8th – May 15th from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Please consult with your faculty regarding how to access your exam accommodations for finals. If you and your faculty member decide that you need to utilize the Hub to proctor your exam, please submit a Final Exam Proctor Request. Accessibility Services will be utilizing spaces within Scott Hall for exam proctoring.
College Transition Workshops – Students can register for an individual or small group time management workshop with Dean Abigail Close. Sessions are designed to review each students’ course schedules and syllabi to better understand how to organize their daily, weekly, and semester plans. The ultimate goal is to have students learn how to visualize their time so they can better prepare for the busy points in the semester.
Health Professions – Are you considering a career in health professions? Our HP Advising team is here to support you! Advising appointments are a great way to get you started on your health professions journey. So don’t hesitate to come by our offices in 218 RISC (Prof. Nancy Waters, firstname.lastname@example.org) and 101 Scott Hall (Ms. Simona Glaus, email@example.com) or email us directly to schedule your advising session with us. Additionally, you can let us know about your interest in health professions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then add your name on our HP distribution list. This way you will be able to receive the information about our HP programs, workshops, experiential opportunities tailored to health professions students and more. To register for our upcoming Health Professions programs, please visit our website at https://healthprofessions.lafayette.edu/. Please be sure to check your health professions email regularly since we will be adding new programs as they become finalized!
Multi-language Learner Academic Support – The English for Academic Purposes Center has updated the academic support services for multi-language learners on the center’s website.
A Four-Year Academic Success Plan for International Students is designed to assist international students in honing learning strategies, as well as developing mindset and personal management skills, throughout their undergraduate studies at Lafayette College. It is organized into four sections: Academic Success, Career Preparedness, Networking, and Professional Development.
EAP tutors are putting their one-on-one meeting hours through TutorTrac. If you want someone to work individually with you to help your English language skills, please visit the program’s website to learn more.
We started the first session of the Global Expression Speaking Institute on 2/24. The purpose of this program is to 1) improve your English pronunciation and speaking skills and 2) help you adapt to the US culture. Students who successfully completed the 6 sessions and the speaking activities will receive a completion certificate at the end of the program. If you are interested in attending some of the sessions, please contact Tingting Kang at email@example.com . Our last meeting will be held on 4/14, from 12:15 to 1:15 in Scott Hall 104. Food will be provided.
To provide more notoriety and increase the number of contributors, the online magazine Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue is holding a writing contest during March and April. Use this link to learn about the program. You can contact the magazine editor, Armaghan Ejaz, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A webpage that includes a list of useful technology tools and websites that are frequently used in the academic setting at Lafayette College for multi-langauge learners is added to the EAP Cetner’s website. Click here to view the full list of technology helps.
Please feel free to send emails to Tingting Kang at email@example.com to schedule a meeting or if you have any questions.
Scholarships & Fellowships Office – Make an appointment to meet with Dean Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about different scholarship and fellowship opportunities regardless of your class year. Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Office website and explore the myriad opportunities available. If you are a senior or recent graduate and are interested in applying for upcoming scholarships/fellowships, please be aware of rapidly approaching deadlines.
Student Academic Resources – Looking for a one-stop-spot for academic resources? You can find information regarding accessibility services, tutoring, advising/registration, healthy living, and more! Please bookmark this site, and share this information with your fellow classmates!
We’ll send our final update in May!
Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs