Dean’s Notes 1-23-2017

January 23, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of January 23, 2017
Hope you all had a nice weekend and are enjoying your classes so far this term! It is going to be a busy week in the office, with schedules due later in the week. Please be sure to meet with your adviser(s) for signatures before submitting your schedule (please see the deadlines below). If you need to meet with me this week, please touch base with Leah (see below). A couple of tips for that: 1) Sometimes it’s easier to call the office. 2) If you e-mail her, please suggest a few times that you are available. Thanks!

TC Dean’s Office:
To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu). Our hours are M-F 8:30-5:00pm and I have a set of office hours each day of the week. It is best to make an appointment with Leah, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we don’t set up appointments during the evening/weekends.

ACADEMICS
Yale Degree Audit: YDA is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. It is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). Please make use of this helpful tool.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

Freshman Counselor Applications are now available at the Yale College Freshman Counselor website at http://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/advising/student-advising-p.... Prospective freshman counselors should complete the online application form and also turn in one-page resume to their own Residential College Dean's Office. These and other guidelines are on the application and the website. The application will be open until Friday, January 27, at 11:59pm. An info session is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd at 6pm in the TC Fellows Lounge (Entryway K).
Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2020 Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 pm
Class of 2019 Thursday, January 26, 5:00 pm
Class of 2018 Thursday, January 26, 5:00 pm
Class of 2017 Friday, January 27, 5:00 pm

Schedules are handed in to TC Dean’s Office. The deadlines are strictly enforced. A late schedule incurs a fine of $50. A late schedule cannot elect any courses CR/D/Fail. Clerical Error on schedule: $50.
A schedule of 3 or 3.5 course credits and a schedule of 6 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the schedule is handed in. Schedule an appointment to see me (see above).
On-line Course Selection: www.yale.edu/sis
1. Use the worksheet capabilities to search courses to shop during shopping period.
2. After you have settled on the courses you will take, print your final schedule.
3. Take the final schedule to your adviser for the signature. Sign the schedule.
4. Hand in your signed schedule to the TC Dean's Office by the deadline for your class (see deadlines above and here)

I remind you that 1) The system does not check for conflicts in class meeting times (that is the student’s responsibility – see “overlapping meeting times” below), and that 2) Once you print your final schedule, you cannot reenter the system to make changes and print a different final schedule. Including or removing a course (after meeting with your adviser, for instance) must be hand written on the printed final schedule itself (in the Include and Remove Sections), and each change must be initialed by your adviser or me before the deadline for handing in your schedule.
Overlapping Class Meeting Times: Class meeting times may not overlap by more than 15 minutes once a week. Required are a conversation with me before the Course Enrollment deadline, compelling academic reasons for the overlap, and with my assistance, a petition to the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing, which includes written approval from both professors.

A schedule with a course in The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (and also not listed in the YCPS) or a professional school requires an additional form, which is available in the TC Dean’s Office or here. Hand in the completed form with the syllabus attached by the deadline for your course schedule. [Note: SOM courses cannot be added to your schedule through OCS; they must be written by hand in the “include” section on your schedule. The form (above) for those SOM courses must be handed in to my office in the first week of shopping period, well before the deadline for your course schedule, because SOM determines its class enrollments well before your schedule is due.]
Courses at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and at a professional school cannot elect the CR/D/Fail option.
Credit for these courses on your transcript: When you put a Graduate or Professional School course on your schedule, zero (0) course credits are recorded for the course until you hand in to my office the form for graduate school courses (syllabus attached) and the Registrar’s office determines the course credits for that course after that. Some courses earn 1 course credit in Yale College and some earn .5 course credits (most commonly in SOM and EPH).
Independent Studies (Directed Reading, Directed Research, etc. as listed by most departments). There are limits on the number that a student can enroll in during a given year and over four years. For more information, refer to the YCPS. Enrolling in an independent study requires the additional permission of a Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Deadline to apply for a Spring Term Leave of Absence: January 31, 2017. See me if you are thinking about requesting a leave of absence for this term.
A list of Sc courses without prerequisites may be found at http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/faculty-resources/science-....

A list of QR courses without prerequisites may be found at http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/courses/qr-courses/qr-cour....
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE
January 27 Last day for students in the class of 2017 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two major.
January 31 Last day to apply for a spring term leave of absence
Last day to withdraw from Yale College that entitles a student to a full rebate of spring term tuition
February 3 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript
February 10 Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition.
February 2 Last day to drop a spring first-half course (with a W on your transcript)
March 1 Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
March 5 Year or Term Abroad Application for Academic Year 2017-2018 and Fall 2017 Abroad application due
March 10 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript

FRESHMEN
Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2020 is Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 pm
Freshmen must earn a minimum of 8 course credits after the completion of two terms of enrollment.

Most first year language courses are "credit/year only." That means that a student who completed FREN L1 last term will get no credit for last term unless he/she also completes FREN L2 this term. (Note: Students for whom the language of instruction in secondary school was other than English may satisfy the foreign language requirement in other ways; see me if you think this applies to you).
Freshman Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the freshman year (after two terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in two of the three skills categories (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement. NOTE: If a freshman distributional requirement needs to be made up during the summer following freshman year, that course must be completed in Yale Summer Session.
Applications for the 2017 STARS Summer Research Program is now available online. The STARS (Science, Technology and Research Scholars) Program provides students with an integrated experience that includes mentorship, academic support and engagement in original research. STARS identifies and supports students from groups that are underrepresented in the scientific and technological disciplines, and students who come from disadvantaged circumstances, in any of Yale's natural sciences and engineering majors. Applications are accepted in the spring semester from students who, at the time, are freshmen or sophomores.
During the summer program students conduct full-time research with a faculty mentor in a Yale science laboratory, enroll in SCIE 101, Scientific Research: Process and Presentation, participate in study sessions and journal clubs, and conduct a formal presentation of their summer research. All participants are required to maintain on-campus residency throughout the duration of the program.

SOPHOMORES
Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2019 is Thursday, January 26, 5:00 pm
Sophomore Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the sophomore year (after four terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in each disciplinary area (Hu, Sc, and So) and at least one course credit in each skills category (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Sophomore web site; www.yale.edu/sophomore. Among other information and advice for sophomores, listed on the site are seminars for sophomores and departmental information meetings, which are updated during the term. As for other information about majors, at the web site you can search alumni by their major in Yale College and learn what they do now.
Applications for the 2017 STARS Summer Research Program is now available online. The STARS (Science, Technology and Research Scholars) Program provides students with an integrated experience that includes mentorship, academic support and engagement in original research. STARS identifies and supports students from groups that are underrepresented in the scientific and technological disciplines, and students who come from disadvantaged circumstances, in any of Yale's natural sciences and engineering majors. Applications are accepted in the spring semester from students who, at the time, are freshmen or sophomores.
During the summer program students conduct full-time research with a faculty mentor in a Yale science laboratory, enroll in SCIE 101, Scientific Research: Process and Presentation, participate in study sessions and journal clubs, and conduct a formal presentation of their summer research. All participants are required to maintain on-campus residency throughout the duration of the program.
For Sophomores interested in pursuing a career in academia:
Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowships
The Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet Fellowships aim to increase the representation of students of color and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia.

The Fellowships are open to Sophomores interested in teaching and research at the college and university level. Those interested are encouraged to attend the upcoming Information Session.
Information Session 2
Thursday, January 26, 2017
4-5 PM
Native American Cultural Center
(Pizza will be served)
For more information contact:
Quan Tran, Program Interim Director (quan.tran@yale.edu)
Ayan Hussein, Program Coordinator (ayan.hussein@yale.edu)
Additional information and link to online application can be found at:
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/edward-bouchet-undergraduate-fellows...
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/mellon-mays-undergraduate-fellowship...

JUNIORS
Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2018 is Thursday, January 26, 5:00 pm
The foreign language requirement must be completed by the end of the junior year (sixth term of enrollment) in order to be promoted to senior standing (a seventh term of enrollment).
Junior Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the junior year (after 6 terms of enrollment) a student’s record must show successful completion of all skills requirements: two course credits in QR, two course credits in WR, and foreign language). A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Freshman Counselor Applications are now available at the Yale College Freshman Counselor website at http://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/advising/student-advising-p.... Prospective freshman counselors should complete the online application form and also turn in one-page resume to their own Residential College Dean's Office. These and other guidelines are on the application and the website. The application will be open until Friday, January 27, at 11:59pm. An info session is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23rd (time/place TBA).

SENIORS
Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2017 is Friday, January 27, 5:00 pm
Distributional Requirement for the degree: Successful completion of two course credits each in WR, QR, Hu, So, and Sc and completion of the foreign language requirement. A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Friday, January 27 is the last day for the Class of 2016 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors. The form is in the TC Dean’s Office and requires the signatures of both DUS’s.
YALE ACADEMIC STRATEGIES PROGRAM http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/academic-strategies)
The beginning of a new semester is the perfect time to learn new methods to work more efficiently and get more satisfaction from your classes. Take one of our Fresh Start: New Strategies for a New Semester workshops, and attend others on key strategies for seminars and lectures, prepping for exams, managing heavy reading loads, communicating with faculty, and organizing your time.
No time for a workshop? Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor to set personal goals and develop individualized strategies for the semester. Contact academicstrategies@yale.edu or visit our website for more information.
Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops

Fresh start: Set your goals for the semester and learn strategies for reaching those goals.
Thurs., Jan. 26 @ 7:30, Silliman Fellows Lounge
Monday, January 30 @ 6 pm, Branford Common Room
Tuesday, January 31 @ 6 pm, Center for Teaching and Learning (SML, York St. entrance)
Wednesday, February 1 @ 7:30, JE Seminar Room

How to Talk to Professors: Office hour meetings, email exchanges, recommendation requests: learn how to communicate effectively with Yale faculty, teaching fellows, and staff.
Wednesday, January 25 @ 6 pm, Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge
Thursday, February 2 @ 6 pm, Center for Teaching and Learning, (SML, York St. entrance)

Time management: Set a weekly routine, plan major assignments, and make time for yourself.
Tuesday, January 24 @ 7:30 pm, Morse Fellows Lounge
Monday, January 30 @ 7:30 pm, JE Seminar Room
Wednesday, February 1 @ 6 pm, Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures: Learn effective class prep, class participation, notetaking and review strategies.
Tuesday, January 24 @ 7:30 pm, Center for Teaching and Learning, (SML, York St. entrance)
Thursday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Fellows Lounge

Managing a Heavy Reading Load: Read with purpose and efficiency.
Wednesday, January 25 @ 7 :30 pm, Center for Teaching and Learning, (SML, York St. entrance)
Monday, January 30 @ 6 pm, Branford Common Room

See http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/academic-strategies for updates!
Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)
YALE SUMMER SESSION
The 2017 Yale Summer Session application for courses in New Haven and online is open!

Be a Residential Counselor this Summer!
Yale's residential colleges are an exciting place to be during the summer. In addition to the Yale students taking summer classes, we have an extremely talented and diverse group of students from all over the U.S. and the world. Spend your summer living and guiding these students through their Yale summer experience. We are looking for motivated and energetic students to share their love of Yale with all of the summer students. Please click here for the detailed job description and application.

The Global Summer Program in New Haven & Abroad
Take courses taught in English here in New Haven or abroad. Select courses for Yale credit/transfer credit and ISA eligible. Click here to learn more!

STUDY ABROAD

Summer Study Abroad at LSE or the Pembroke-King’s Programme
When: Friday, January 27, 3 – 4 pm
Where: CIPE Room 305

Come learn more about these two popular summer study abroad destinations. To learn more, visit:
LSE: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/london-school-economics-political
PKP: http://studyabroad.yale.edu/programs/pembroke-kings-summer-programme

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours
When: Friday, January 27, 2 – 4 pm
Where: 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Study abroad advisers will be available for walk-ins every Friday from 2–4 pm during the Spring 2017 semester. These meetings are 15 minutes in length and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

YALE YEAR-LONG FELLOWSHIPS Q & A

Drop-in hours for students applying to the Year-long Fellowships, who may have questions or concerns before the final application deadline of January 31, 2017, are happening @ CIPE on Tuesday, January 24th at 1:00 pm. All are welcome. Can't make it? Come to regular drop-in hours on Fridays from 2 - 4 PM.

PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOPS @ CIPE

What goes into an effective fellowship proposal? In these workshops, we will discuss the things committees look for when evaluating fellowship proposals. We will go over what can turn a ‘decent’ proposal into a ‘great’ one, how to approach creating a budget and we will review resources you can use to construct a successful application. The first proposal writing workshop of the semester is Wednesday, January 25th from 3 - 4 PM.

GLOBAL HEALTH SHOWCASE

Interested in Global Health? Join faculty and students representing all disciplines share opportunities for Global Health summer experiences. Students who have completed projects, internships or research either within the U.S. or abroad during the summer of 2016 will be available to share their experiences. Friday, January 27 from 2 - 4 PM in Loria 250. Please check the Global Health Calendar of Events to confirm the location as the event approaches.

OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY

Introducing the New OCS Website:
Log-on today and check out the new OCS website! All the content from the previous site is included plus much more, in an easy to navigate format. If you have any questions please contact careerstrategy@yale.edu.

Walk-in Advising
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122

Common Good & Creative Careers
Read about this new OCS initiative in YaleNews, Common Good and Creative Careers (CGCC), and how you can access these many unique resources and services.

Mastering Employer Interviews Workshop
Thursday, January 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Develop strategies to prepare for your interviews and best position your experiences to employers. This workshop will give you an understanding of the types of interviews students can encounter, and the differences in interviewing approaches.

Summer 2017 Yale-coordinated Internship Opportunities – First deadline is Tuesday, January 24 at 9:30am
Yale-coordinated Internship opportunities for summer 2017 are live in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Students must complete the “Yale-coordinated Internship Programs Policies and Registration” in the Document Library of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.

Yale-coordinated Internships: Open Hours
Do you have specific questions about the Yale-coordinated Internship Program? The Office of Career Strategy has added supplementary open hours with Julia Bourque and Janelle Lewis to answer any questions relating to international or domestic Yale-coordinated Internships. Come see us on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Careers, Life and Yale: The Art of Public Speaking
Friday, February 10, 1:30pm–4:00pm, Afternoon snacks on hand
Workshop leader: Robert Russell ’89 (actor, comedian, director/producer, Yale Drama School grad)
Requirement: Be ready to give a 2-3 minute pitch on whatever you want (e.g., informative, persuasive, autobiographical)
Apply to attend at https://clyartofspeaking.eventbrite.com-- $9 deposit ($10 to be refunded at event)

Careers, Life and Yale: Finance and Consulting: Career and Life Skills
Friday, February 10, 5:00pm–9:00pm PLUS Saturday, February 11, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Friday evening (February 10) keynote informal dinner alumni-led life-skills workshops (choose 2): Mock interviews, Networking, Resumes. Saturday afternoon (February 11) continuation–keynote (Yale Senior VP/Operations Jack Callahan ’80) alumni-led career workshops (choose 2): Banking, Alternative Finance, In-house Finance, Consulting
Concluding reception (with food): networking with alumni Apply to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLYFCFeb2017
Space for both events is limited. Contact AYA Senior Director Steve Blum ’74 with questions atstephen.blum@yale.edu.

Yale School of Management: OPEN Research Assistant Position
In celebration of Yale SOM’s 5thDecade, Dean Snyder seeks a part-time research assistant for four months to research, organize, annotate, and summarize world news. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills and be able to successfully identify and highlight themes across news sources. Powerpoint skills are a plus. Pay is $25/hr for a set number of hours per week. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Zupko, Assistant Dean, Yale SOM.

1vyG Conference@Yale, Tuesday, February 24-Thursday, February 26
Initiated in March 2016, 1stGenYale is an AYA Shared Interest/Identity Group of Yale alumni who are among the first in their families to attend college or graduate school, share similar life experiences, or just want to make a difference and give back to the Yale community. For more information on the Conference visit http://www.1vyg.org/conference.

San Francisco Career Forum 2017
Saturday, February 11-Sunday, February 12, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)
Applications are open for spring OCR. OCR employers will be on campus conducting interviews for post-graduation and internship opportunities beginning on February 1. Click on ‘Interviews I Qualify For’ from the Advanced Search in the 'Jobs' section of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity to view the OCR positions and deadline dates.

Taking Time Off Before Law School, Or Not
Thursday, February 2, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Jordana Cofino (Yale ’12, YLS 15) and Ravi Ramanathan, (Brown '09, YLS '14) will be discussing their decisions about taking time off before law school and matriculating directly after undergrad and how it impacted their law school experience. RSVP

What is a Career in Criminal Law?
Wednesday February 8, 4:15pm-5:15pm, Office of Career Strategy
Join a federal defender, state prosecutor, public defender and an attorney in private practice as they talk about their careers in criminal law. RSVP

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.

OTHER

Yale Summer Session course in Croatia: HIST 229/SOCY 286, History and Culture of Southeastern Europe, combined two-credit-course (one credit for history and one for sociology). We will be based in the city of Dubrovnik and will have several class excursions to other parts of Croatia, three day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a day trip to Montenegro during the session. The students will be housed in a dormitory nearby the Old City and will have daily lunches and dinners with professors and their guests. The course will take place from July 1 to August 5, 2017. The International Summer Award (ISA) is available to eligible Yale College students. Registration is open now though Yale Summer Session web site. For more info please visit http://summer.yale.edu/studyabroad for studying with Yale faculty.

TEACH The US Grant Foundation: Since 1953, the U.S. Grant Foundation has provided exceptional summer academic enrichment programs for New Haven Public Schools middle school students. The program gives nine Yale undergraduates the chance to teach creative, self-developed courses and local students the chance to expand their academic horizons beyond the classroom. Ideal candidates should be passionate about education, invested in the New Haven community, and good with children. Prior teaching experience is not necessary, but a large bonus. All candidates must be prepared to teach a six-week long core course as well as two electives that they have developed. The 2017 summer program runs from June 26th to August 4th. If interested, please complete the following application by February 8th and visit Visit http://usgrant.commons.yale.edu/.

Yale-China Teaching Fellowship
Yale-China's most prestigious and long-standing fellowship program. Yale-China selects highly qualified Yale graduates to undertake challenging and rewarding two-year assignments in mainland China and Hong Kong. Gaining cross-cultural fluency and leadership skills, Fellows are immersed in their Chinese communities. Ongoing professional support from Yale-China staff, Chinese language training, and career mentoring by members of the deeply committed Yale-China community are special features of this unique and exceptional opportunity. Fellowship offered since 1909. Second Round Deadline: January 27th.

Find out more at http://www.yalechina.org/education or write us at education@yalechina.org