Dean’s Notes 9-11-2017

September 11, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of September 11, 2017
Hi, all! Hope you had a good weekend. Schedules are due this week! See the deadlines below. It’s time to settle in for the term, and I wish you all a wonderful week.
Meeting with me
To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu); when e-mailing, give Leah 2 or 3 times when you are free for ease of scheduling. 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, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we do not set up appointments during the evening/weekends. Please also note that I will be teaching on Wednesday mornings this term.

ACADEMICS
Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2021 Monday, September 11, 5:00 pm - TODAY
Class of 2020 Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 pm
Class of 2019 Tuesday, September 12, 5:00 pm
Class of 2018 Wednesday, September 13, 5:00 pm

Schedules are handed in to Leah Jehan in the TC Dean’s Office.
The deadline is strictly enforced. A late schedule incurs a fine of $50 and a late schedule cannot elect any courses CR/D/Fail (Clerical error on schedule is $50)
A schedule of 3.0 course credits and a schedule of 6.0 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the schedule is handed in. Schedule an appointment to see me (see above).

Online 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 his/her signature. Sign the schedule yourself, too.
4. Hand in your signed schedule to the TC Dean's Office by the deadline for your class.
(see deadlines above and in the Blue Book)

I remind you that (1) the program does not check for conflicts in class meeting times (that is the student’s responsibility – see “overlapping meeting times” in YCPS and below) and that (2) once you print your final schedule, you cannot reenter the program 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: 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.

A schedule with a course in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (and also not listed in the Blue Book) 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.
Only four professional school credits can be offered toward the 36 credit requirement; however, students may enroll in more than four credits understanding that all courses will remain on the academic record and be included in the GPA even if not offered toward the 36 credit requirement.

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 0.5 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. Enrolling in an independent study requires the additional permission of a Director of Undergraduate Studies.

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....

Yale Degree Audit: Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending. A “Look Ahead” feature shows you how future course enrollment might apply toward your degree. Yale Degree Audit does not take the place of face-to-face advising, although you may wish to share your audit with your adviser. Instead, it provides an easy-to-read summary of requirements, allowing you and your adviser to spend more time discussing course selection and academic goals. Do not rely solely on your degree audit when planning your courses; continue to use Yale’s standard systems for schedule planning, and employ YDA as an additional tool. More features will be added to YDA in the future, including the ability to track progress toward major requirements. If you have suggestions, general observations, or questions that are not answered by the FAQs, send them to registrar@yale.edu using the subject line “Degree Audit.” If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

September 13 Deadline to apply for a fall term Leave of Absence. See me if you are thinking about requesting a leave of absence for this fall term.
September 22 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript
October 6 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade for a course offered in the first half of the term.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term.
October 15 Deadline to apply for a spring 2018 Term Abroad.

TUTORING
TC Resident Writing Tutor: The TC Writing Tutor is Adam Sexton. His office is in the basement of TC, room 29, and his email address is adam.sexton@yale.edu. He has regular office hours, which are posted at www.yale.edu/bass/tutoring.
Writing Center/Tutors/Partners: http://ctl.yale.edu/writing; http://writing.yalecollege.yale.edu/
Sc/QR Tutoring: http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/quantitative-reasoning-science
Language Tutoring: http://cls.yale.edu/foreign-language-tutoring
Advising Resources; http://advising.yalecollege.yale.edu/.

FIRST-YEARS
First-Year Distributional Requirements: At the end of your first-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.
STARS (Science, Technology, and Research Scholars) is a program that is administered by the Yale College Dean's Office and aims to support underrepresented first year students in the STEM fields.
Link to STARS information: http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/stars
Link to STARS application: http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/stars/stars-i-academic-year-program (Due Sept 15, 2017)

SOPHOMORES
You must hand in your Sophomore Adviser form if you have not done so. I cannot approve your schedule until you hand in the form, due no later than the day your schedule is due. If you need suggestions for potential advisers, I am available. Leah can provide you with the form.
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.

JUNIORS
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.

SENIORS
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.
Senior Fall Term Completion: All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by September 13th. See Special Arrangements.
Academic Strategies

Yale Academic Strategies Program
https://orgsync.com/162209/chapter?welcome=true http://ctl.yale.edu/AcademicStrategiesProgram

Attend a workshop (listed below) or Meet 1-1 with a peer Academic Strategies Mentor for advice and strategies for meeting Yale’s academic challenges.
Contact academicstrategies@yale.edu or visit our website for more information.

This week our workshops come to you! Attend a workshop at one of the residential colleges, and check out our special workshops for athletes, transfer students, and international students. Meet with a peer Academic Strategies Mentor for an individual consultation on Yale’s academic challenges. Contact academicstrategies@yale.edu for more information.

I strongly recommend these workshops

Pathways for First-Year Students
Monday, Sept. 11, 6-7 pm, Berkeley College South Court Seminar Room

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Monday, Sept. 11 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Seminar Room 415, Byers Hall, Silliman College

Seminars & Professors: An ISO/Academic Strategies workshop for international students
Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 4 pm, CTL Room 120C

Tackling Problem Sets - Math
Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 6 pm, Trumbull College Seminar Room

Time Management
Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 7:30 pm, Branford, Mendell Room
Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 4 pm, CTL Room 120C
Tackling Problem Sets - Physics
Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine)

Time Management for Student Athletes
Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7 pm, Varsity Room, Ray Tompkins House
Fresh Start for upper-level students
Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7 pm, Branford, Mendell Room

Managing a Heavy Reading Load: An ISO/Academic Strategies workshop for international students
Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 4 pm, CTL Room 120C
Academic Strategies for Transfer Students
Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A
Succeeding in Lectures
Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 6 pm, Trumbull College Seminar Room

Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning
301 York St.
http://ctl.yale.edu

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Yale Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) is a group of offices that work together, and with other academic advisers on campus, to support students throughout their four years at Yale. The CIPE is located at 55 Whitney Avenue, just steps past OISS, and is home to dozens of advisers and programs that connect Yalies with study abroad options, fellowship and funding possibilities, Yale Summer Session courses online, abroad, and in New Haven, and career development resources that range from employment and internships opportunities to professional school and career advising. Connect with CIPE to learn more and stay informed. http://facebook.com/YaleCIPE | @yaleCIPE | cipe.yale.edu | cipe@yale.edu | 203-432-0800 | Office Hours: M - F, 8:30 - 5:00

STUDY ABROAD

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Information Session for Spring 2018 Study Abroad Students
4:00 – 5:00pm, Wednesday September 13th - CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd Floor, Room 305

In the first of a series of information sessions, Nicole DePaola, a representative from Yale’s Student Financial Services (SFS) office, will go over the financial aid transfer process for semester study abroad students. To learn more about financial aid and term-time study abroad, click here.

Drop-in Hours
Advisers are available to answer quick questions during drop-in hours which are held every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when class is in session. No appointment is necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 15 minutes each. [55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor]

A New Website
Take a tour of our newly launched website, meet our staff, or explore possible program options.

Did you study abroad this summer or last academic year? Please submit a photograph (or two) that you captured during your experience while the 2018 CIPE Calendar Contest is live.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events

Richard U. Light Fellowship Information Session
4:45 – 5:45pm, Monday September 18th - CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 369

During information sessions, the Light Fellowship team provides important and detailed information about application procedures and requirements of the Light Fellowship, which funds the study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at approved sites in Asia. Applicants are required to attend a session to be eligible to apply for a Light Fellowship.

Upcoming Deadlines
September 20 - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Preliminary Deadline (To begin an application.)
September 22 - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline
September 27 - Knight-Hennessy Scholars National Deadline

Open for Applications
The Michel David-Weill Scholarship supports a two-year master’s degree in any field at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), but economics is especially encouraged. Eligible are seniors at Yale who are US citizens.

Drop-In Hours
Drop-in hours are every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when class is in session. The entire fellowships team is on hand to answer your quick questions. No appointment is necessary. [55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor]

Newsletter
Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up to receive your class year’s Fellowship Programs biweekly newsletter.

Did you receive a fellowship this summer or last academic year? Please submit a photograph (or two) that you captured during your experience while the 2018 CIPE Calendar Contest is live.
Office of Career Strategy
Upcoming Events
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.

Data Science Careers: Media, Consulting, Fintech, Bioscience
Friday evening & Saturday afternoon, October 6th and 7th
Want to join forces with Yale alums to explore the joys and challenges of data science careers? Of getting in on the ground floor? Or maybe even…of helping to build the ground floor? Yalies have great stories for you – with lots of career/life wisdom. Join fellow students and alums on Friday evening, October 6 and Saturday afternoon, October 7. Learn – from Yale alums -- how to start and survive in, and succeed at, data-intensive fields.
Our discussion leaders/panelists have worked at the following firms: Amazon, Disney, DoubleClick, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intuit, McKinsey, Microsoft, MongoDB, AuraSense, Bank of America, Boehringer Ingleheim, The Broad Institute, Business Insider, Cisco, Citibank, Credit Suisse, CVSHealth, Deutsche Bank, ExCure, FivePrime, Genentech, Gilt, Guggenheim, Huron, Jounce, KPMG, McGraw Hill, Merck, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomad, Panasonic, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Regeneron, S&P, SafeRock, Sapient, Solucient, Symphony, Workframe, and Zola.
Limited capacity. Deadline September 29. Register.
Did you participate in one of the following programs: Yale-coordinated Domestic & International Internships, Women in Government, Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowships, Yawkey Community Service Fellowships, Paul Block Journalism Internships, William F. Buckley Summer Internships, or Yale in Hollywood? Please submit a photograph (or two) that you captured during your experience while the 2018 CIPE Calendar Contest is live.
YALE SUMMER SESSION

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Half-Tuition Scholarships
Yale Summer Session in New Haven offers half tuition scholarships to Yale College students on financial aid. These scholarships may be used for a maximum of two courses (with a 2-credit maximum) in New Haven, online, or for a faculty led program abroad.

International Summer Award (ISA)
The ISA is available for students who receive financial aid during the academic year for one summer study abroad experience. Students who have already used an ISA in a previous summer and would like to attend a YSS program abroad will receive a half tuition scholarship for up to a total of 2 credits. Read more at: http://summer.yale.edu/dates-costs/financial-assistance.

Global Summer Program Funding
For students interested in studying with the Global Summer Program in Tokyo or Copenhagen: There are scholarships offered by the Friends of the University of Tokyo and The University of Copenhagen that interested students may apply for. Read more at: http://iaru.ethz.ch/for-students/global-summer-program.

Contact YSS
Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad
http://summer.yale.edu

Did you participate in a YSS program abroad or in New Haven? Please submit a photograph (or two) that you captured during your experience while the 2018 CIPE Calendar Contest is live.
OTHER
Discover New Haven: First-Year Challenge
What: By now you probably know where to check out a book on campus, but do you know where the best cookies are sold? Come learn what you really need to know for the next four years as you experience and explore New Haven. Using a smart phone app, search for clues around downtown that will help you learn all about the City. Teams of 4-5 participants will be arranged by residential college. Only one smartphone per team required.
When: Saturday, September 16th from 3-5pm
Where: Meet on Old Campus, rain or shine.
Why: Free t-shirts for all participants who register. Prizes will be awarded. Get to know the city you’ll call home for the next four years. It’s good exercise. It’s a great way to make new friends. Need we say more?
Registration required: onhsa.yale.edu/register
Questions? Contact Karen King, karen.king@yale.edu
Hosted by the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs

Are you interested in medicine? Public Health? Traveling abroad? Volunteers Around the World is a national organization that operates mobile medical clinics in various developing countries, from Thailand to Peru. VAW Yale team members gain memorable and hands-on experience from the clinics, from educational activities, and from being immersed in another country’s culture. If that sounds like your cup of tea (or you are curious to learn more), come out to our informational meeting on Thursday, September 15th, 7pm in LC101! We hope to see you there!

Take your Spring classes in London!
Yale-in-London is now accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Term; the deadline is October 5th. New and exciting courses are on offer...and you earn Yale credits automatically as well as distribution credits in Humanities and WR. Take classes that immerse you in your subject, with visits to historical sites and museums--all while living in one of the world’s greatest cities! Details on courses, faculty, and the application process are available at http://britishart.yale.edu/education/yale-college-students/yale-in-london, or email us at yaleinlondon@yale.edu for questions or advising appointments. Talk to our YIL alums in your college to find out more, or come to our info session at the Yale Center for British Art, September 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP with Haruko Nakamura, at haruko.nakamura@yale.edu. Make sure to provide your name, email address, major, year of study, and area(s) of interest in your response. The session will meet in front of the circulation desk at the Sterling Memorial Library (120 High Street).
THE SHOPS AT YALE
We have assembled more than 50 exclusive deals to area retailers, restaurants and services for all Yale University students to enjoy. These digital coupons and offers are available for downloading until end-of-day on Sept. 22 - http://goveb.co/eb/187af0