TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of September 5, 2017
Hope you had a relaxing long weekend! Now that it’s back to “shopping”, a few points of advice:
• Compare course syllabi to see what your midterm/final exam/paper schedules look like. What is expected of you each week? When are the bigger assignments or exams happening?
• Given this information, how do the courses you are considering fit together as a set? Be honest with yourself about whether the courses you are choosing actually work well together!
• It is better to switch out one course to protect the rest than to wind up in a position where all are being neglected because of how coursework lined up and piled up.
• Enjoy yourselves – wishing you all the very best with settling into your schedule!
In this week’s notes, please pay attention to course schedule deadlines next week and the note about Yale Degree Audit, a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree (see Academics tab here: Student Information System). We expect upper-level students to check out YDA! Thanks.
Meeting with me
To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (email@example.com); 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.
Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2021 Monday, September 11, 5:00 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. 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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website for more information.
Note: Most of this week’s workshops are in the CTL (Yale Center for Teaching and Learning), located in Sterling Memorial Library at 301 York St. (across from Toad’s)
I strongly recommend these workshops – we’ll host some in Trumbull in the coming weeks!
Academic Success on a Budget
Wednesday, Sept. 6 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine): https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2018970/occurrences/4794007
Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine): https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2017342/occurrences/4802508
Monday, Sept. 11 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Seminar Room 415, Byers Hall, Silliman College https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2024128/occurrences/4817376
Tuesday, Sept. 5 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine): https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2023789/occurrences/4816400
Succeeding in Lectures (including effective notetaking)
Thursday, Sept. 7 @ 4 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine): https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2017668/occurrences/4802530
Academic Strategies for Transfer/Eli Whitney Students
Thursday, Sept. 7 @ 6 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):
Syllabi & Assignments: Understanding Expectations
Sunday, Sept. 10 @ 2 pm, CTL Room M104A (mezzanine):
Pathways for First-year Students
Monday, Sept. 11 @ 6 pm, Berkeley College South Court Seminar Room https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2020782/occurrences/4806465
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018 CIPE Calendar Contest
Students who studied, worked, interned, or conducted research during the 2016-17 Academic Year and Summer 2017 are encouraged to submit their photography. Winning photos will be selected based on artistic merit and how the photo captures a unique or compelling aspect of the student's experience.
Office of Career Strategy
General Drop-in Advising
Available when classes are in session Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
On-campus Recruiting Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Sign up to receive emails about OCR in Yale Career Link under My Account/Personal/Email Communications Settings.
Required 2017 Summer Activities Survey
Returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you haven’t already, you must complete the very brief summer activities survey (less than 3 minutes) available on the Yale Career Link. Please note this survey is a required part of the Registrar's check-in process for all returning students.
Fall 2017: Ten Industry Networking Events
Develop contacts at organizations and learn about job/internship opportunities. RSVP on Yale Career Link (under Events-Workshops). Dress code: Business Casual.
Reserve Space at the Office of Career Strategy for Remote Interviews
Reserve time at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, using your Yale email address. Please choose times for the entirety of your interview (including set-up) and bring all necessary equipment (laptop, microphone, etc.). There is no landline phone available for the room. When you arrive, proceed directly to Room 366, no need to check in.
Sign-Up Sheet: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/gzbxp
Resource of the Week
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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.
A New Website
Take a tour of our newly launched website, meet our staff, or explore possible program options.
Sign up for the Study Abroad Newsletter to receive updates twice a month about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more.
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Never Miss A Fellowships Deadline
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September 7 – Light Fellowship Information Session
Visit Yale Fellowship Programs' Calendar to keep up-to-date on events and information sessions, important deadlines, and many additional opportunities, including national and international fellowships.
Yale Fellowships Drop-In Hours
Every Friday, when class is in session, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
The entire fellowships team is on hand every Friday during the school year to advise, answer questions, explain application procedures, and more.
September 6 – Fulbright Campus Deadline
September 20 - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Preliminary Deadline
September 22 - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline
September 27 - Knight-Hennessy Scholars National Deadline
Yale Summer Session
It’s never too early to think about summer! Check out the Yale Summer Session website for details about what you can do with us during the summer months! We offer:
• Yale courses for Yale credit
• Online courses
• Study in New Haven or abroad with the Global Summer Program
Yale Summer Online
Did you know you can take courses online for credit in the summer?
Top 10 things to know about Yale Summer Session Online
1. Earn Yale College Credit
2. Taught by Yale Faculty
3. Required synchronous class meetings at least twice a week
4. You can take classes that meet during the day or in the evening for a more flexible schedule
5. Small class sizes
6. Lighten your term time load during the summer even if you can’t be in New Haven to take the class
7. Each course meets for five weeks, with specific start and end dates in either Summer Session A or Summer Session B
8. You will need a computer with a web cam and microphone (or headset) to participate in the class
9. A variety of disciplines to choose from between Session A & B
10. A virtual learning environment provides flexibility while also maintaining the personal aspect of an in-person class
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad
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 email@example.com 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.
The Council on East Asian Studies and the East Asia Library have a scheduled orientation session for Friday, 9/8 at 1pm.
The Yale East Asia Library is one of the largest East Asian collections in North America—it holds approximately 800,000 volumes of books, thousands of journals, and hundreds of resources in other formats. We encourage East Asian Studies majors AND first-years and sophomores interested in East Asian Studies to attend one of these sessions as it will be most beneficial to your course of study at Yale. Please note that ALL GRADUATING EAST ASIAN STUDIES MAJORS (SENIORS) ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND one of these sessions.
Please RSVP with Haruko Nakamura, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Media Center Open Houses – You Are Invited!
Students are invited to come celebrate the opening of Yale’s new Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, formerly known as the Digital Media Center for the Arts. The upcoming open houses will highlight the center’s programs and resources, and will include tours of the center’s renovated facilities, including a motion capture analysis lab with integrated dance/performance studio, enhanced moving-image production and media fabrication studios, suites equipped for Augmented- and Virtual-Reality production, and a state of the art media gallery that serves as a platform for projection design and interactive media. Refreshments will be served. Come explore and celebrate! http://ccam.yale.edu
Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, 149 York St
Greater Yale Community Open House Thursday September 7, 4:00-5:00 pm
Greater Yale Community Open House Friday September 8, 9:00-10:00 am
Greater Yale Community Open House Friday September 8, 4:00-5:00 pm
THE SHOPS AT YALE
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