Dear Faculty Colleagues,
We’re almost to the halfway point of the semester! The Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs has put together some information and resources that we hope will be helpful during the midterm and pre-registration periods.
Academic Resource Hub – The Hub has partnered with 75+ student peer educators and 30+ faculty members to provide academic support programming for students through Supplemental Instruction, Mentored Study Groups, and Individual Peer Tutoring. Sessions run September 3rd through December 8th. No sessions over fall break. Students can find the resources associated with supported classes in TracCloud, the Hub’s appointment management system. The Hub will begin recruiting in mid-October for peer educator as well as SI leader positions for Spring 2024. The application will be available for submission by student candidates beginning October 30th. Faculty are welcome to contact, Jill Heilman, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to learn more about the Hub’s support programming.
Accessibility Services – Students registered with Accessibility Services have been reminded to request their Letter of Accommodation: a document provided by Accessibility Services which outlines the reasonable accommodations that are to be provided to the student. The letter is sent electronically to each instructor and the student is responsible for communicating directly with each faculty member regarding the accommodations and how the accommodations apply to the course. Please contact Marty Sullivan email@example.com with any questions.
Health Professions – If you have students expressing interest in a career in Health Professions, please encourage them to review our HP website here. You can direct them to alert us of their interest by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, they can register for an individual advising appointment with Prof. Waters (RISC 218, email@example.com) or Ms. Simona Glaus (101 Scott Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org) via email. Information about our upcoming Health Professions events can be found on our HP website at this link. We will be adding new programs as they become finalized. Juniors and Seniors who are considering applying to a health professions school this spring are required to attend our application meetings on 10/4 and 11/1.
Multi-language Learner Academic Support – The English for Academic Purposes Center will continue to provide academic support services for multi-language learners. Such services include workshops, ENG100 class, the Conversation PARDner Program, one-on-one English language tutoring sessions, the center’s Spaces site for language learning materials, etc.
Scholarships & Fellowships Office – Please encourage students to make an appointment to meet with Dean Goldberg at email@example.com to learn about different scholarship and fellowship opportunities regardless of their class year. The earlier students are made aware of the diverse opportunities available to them, the earlier and better prepared they are to put forward competitive applications. Additionally, we encourage you to check out our Office website to explore the myriad opportunities available.
Speech and Debate – The award-winning Lafayette Speech and Debate team (also known as Forensics) is hosting our annual tournament on our campus on Oct. 14-15.
Student-Athlete Academic Support – Athletics offers a range of services to student-athletes who have the dual challenge of performing well in the classroom while maintaining a commitment to Division I athletics. The Peer Mentor program matches first-year student-athletes with experienced athletes for weekly mentoring and guidance. In addition, semester-long academic coaching is provided to support select student-athletes in a variety of areas. Study Flex is available to all student-athletes to assist with time management and to take advantage of studying during the academic day. Lastly, student-athletes who don’t personally own a laptop may rent equipment at no cost when traveling to competitions. Please contact Carly Riepenhoff with any questions or concerns regarding student-athletes.
See you in a few weeks,