Dean’s Notes 9-13-2021

September 13, 2021

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: September 13, 2021

I hope you all had a nice weekend! The weather has been gorgeous lately and I hope you’re enjoying time outside.

This Wednesday, September 15th at 5pm EST, Add/Drop period ends. Please look below under “Academics” for additional information. Pay particular attention to the notes about overlaps and overloads! If you have not yet met with your College Adviser/DUS/Dept Adviser, make that appointment ASAP. Remember that Leah and I are available if you have questions in the coming days (and always).

Wishing you all the very best as you (finally) settle into your class schedule for the term!

Note: If you simply click “reply” to e-mails from our office that utilize the Yale Messaging system, Leah and I do not receive the e-mail (the address is @message.yale.edu and the e-mails are lost somewhere in cyberspace!). The “message” address also often defaults if you start typing our names into your e-mail app, so be careful! Please e-mail us directly! Thanks!

Meeting with me
To make an appointment, please use the Calendly scheduling tool, https://calendly.com/dean_c, or reach out to Leah with any scheduling issues. I will have a mix of Zoom and in-person meetings each week. Zoom meetings (including open office hours) will be through my Zoom page: https://yale.zoom.us/my/skchandhoke. For in-person meetings, come to the office – masked, of course.

My OPEN (Zoom) office hours for each week are also listed on my Calendly page. I regularly have Friday morning open Zoom hours from 10am-noon. Tomorrow, September 14th, I’ll also have an OPEN block from 2:00-3:30pm.

When you click on the Zoom link, you will be placed into a waiting room. I speak to students in the order they “arrive”.

ACADEMICS

Important Notes on Course Enrollment

The University Registrar’s Office has a helpful new website devoted to course registration, at registration.yale.edu. The “FAQs” and “Important Dates” are particularly helpful!

During the Add/Drop period, you may add courses (if the course is open or you have permission to enroll) and drop courses within Yale Course Search without a fee. The Add/Drop period ends at 5 pm on September 15 and the courses listed on your registration worksheet at that time will constitute your fall course schedule. After September 15, you will need my permission to make any changes to your schedule, and the Registrar will charge a $20 processing fee for each course added or dropped.

Your “Canvas worksheet” synchronizes with Canvas, and you may load as many as 10 course credits onto your Canvas worksheet. Including a course there grants you “visitor” access to those courses’ Canvas sites’ “assignments” and “announcements” features, and that visitor access will last for the duration of the Add/Drop period.

Be sure to distinguish your registration worksheet (used to enroll in courses) from your Canvas worksheet (used as a sort of scratch pad). Keep in mind that to enroll in a course, you must include it on your registration worksheet.

Overloads, Overlaps, Professional School Courses, and Other Petitions

A schedule of 3.0 course credits or a schedule of 6.0 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the end of Add/Drop Period. To request an overload or underload, make an appointment with me as soon as possible and complete the Petition for Credit Overload.

Enrollment in courses that overlap in meeting times is generally not permitted. If you find you MUST enroll in two courses that overlap in meeting times, such an overlap cannot be more than fifteen minutes and requires the permission of both instructors (even if one of the courses is recorded, and even if you will be missing class time in only one of the two courses) AND a petition through my office to the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing. There must be sound academic reasons for such an overlap. This petition is due by the end of the Add/Drop Period, and sooner would be prudent. To petition, here’s what you need to do:
1. Confirm that the final exams for the two courses are not offered at the same time;
2. Confirm that the synchronous components of the two courses do not overlap by more than 15 minutes;
3. Explain how enrollment in the two courses is possible, despite the conflict in published meeting times; and
4. Secure both instructors’ explicit permission to take the two overlapping courses in the context of (a), (b), and (c).
Send those four items to me, with Leah copied on that message, under the email Subject line, “Overlap petition from (your name here).”

A schedule with a course in a professional school requires an additional form: Request to Enroll in a Professional School Course (Blue Form)
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 Professional School course on your schedule, zero (0) course credits are recorded for the course until you submit your completed Blue Form 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). Some do not earn credit.

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. See the YCPS for details: http://catalog.yale.edu/ycps/academic-regulations/course-credits-course-... Such courses may not be used to fulfill any distributional requirements. Independent study courses, other than senior projects and certain other courses designated for A-F grading by the department offering the course, are graded Pass/Fail. Students cannot petition for a conversion from P/F to A-F; only the department or program offering the course may do so.

If you are interested in petitioning to earn double credit in a single-credit course, please read the relevant section in the YCPS, and then consult with me. The deadline to submit this petition is Midterm, but I recommend that you do so well before that date.

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. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.
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....

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

September 15 Add/Drop period ends, 5 p.m.
All students planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall term must file a petition by this date.
Final deadline to apply for fall-term Leave of Absence. You can request a Leave of Absence here: Yale College Request for Leave of Absence

September 22 Deadline for students to submit a request to enroll in a professional school course (blue form) for a full-term or first-half term course. If a blue form is received after Wednesday, an initial late fee of $50, that increases $5 each weekday, will apply. If a blue form is not received for a full-term or first-half term course by October 6, the course will be removed from the student’s schedule and a $20 administrative fee will be applied. (Request to Enroll in a Professional School Course (Blue Form))

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.

SOPHOMORES
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 submit a petition by September 15th. See Special Arrangements.

ACADEMIC STRATEGIES PROGRAM
https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/PoorvuAcademicStrategies/club_signup
https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/academic-strategies-program

Our mission is to help all Yale undergraduate be active, empowered learners at Yale. Though peer academic mentoring, interactive workshops, and connections to resources, we hope to provide you with the tools that can propel you towards your goals.

Senior Thesis Peer Groups:
Students will meet regularly to share strategies, support, solidarity, and accountability in the development and writing of the senior thesis. Meetings begin the week of September 13. Sign up here: ASP Senior Thesis Groups.

Disability Peer Mentorship Program
A collaboration between Academic Strategies and Disability Empowerment at Yale, this program matches students with disabilities with peer mentors who have similar experiences navigating academic life at Yale for individual mentoring. Students can request a mentor via this form: http://tinyurl.com/2021MentorRequest. First-year students can also request mentorship and guidance about Student Accessibility Resources through the SAS Peer Liaison Program.

ADHD Discussion Group
Academic Strategies hosts a discussion group for undergraduate students with ADHD. Share strategies and support with peers who understand your experience. To sign up, fill out this form: ADHD Discussion Group.
Meet with our Learning Specialist
Have a learning difference or other condition that affects how you accomplish your academic work? We can talk with you about new approaches for meeting Yale's academic challenges. Contact Academic Strategies Learning Specialist Sarah Cussler (sarah.cussler@yale.edu) for an appointment.

For First Years: College Transition Videos
Did you know that diving into your syllabi can help you succeed in your classes? What to learn the keys to performing well on p-sets? Learn about these topics and more through our college transition videos: https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/undergraduates/academic-strategies/first-y...

Individual Mentoring
Get organized for the semester by meeting with an Academic Strategies Mentor. Mentors will help you develop a weekly study routine, offer strategies for approaching complicated readings and p-sets, and help you develop a plan for prepping for those first exams. Our online mentoring schedule goes live Monday, Sept. 13. If you’d like to schedule a meeting before then, please email us at academicstrategies@yale.edu.

Workshops
Our famous workshop sessions will all be online again this academic year. Register via YaleConnect to access Zoom links:

Reading Effectively for STEM
Monday, Sept. 13, 4-5 pm
Learn strategies for reading purposefully and efficiently for STEM courses. Effectively read textbook chapters and scientific articles; navigate jargon, data, and figures; use readings to prep for problem sets and exams.

Time Management
Monday, Sept. 13, 7-8 pm
Time management is key for lowering stress at Yale. Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.

Pathways for Sophomores
Monday, Sept. 13, 9-10 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 9-10 pm
Sophomore year offers new challenges: increased course loads, upper-level classes, and identifying a major. This interactive workshop helps students set goals and make long-term plans for the year.

Strategic Planning for Your Senior Project
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 4-5 pm
Learn how to plan your writing and research, and how to access support resources for your senior thesis. For full-year and 1-semester senior thesis writers.

Returning from Your Leave of Absence
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7-8 pm
This interactive workshop helps you assess your current interests, strengths, and needs, and helps you develop a transition plan to help you get reconnected to your academic life at Yale.

Pathways for First Years
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7-8 pm
What do you really want to get out of your first year? This interactive workshop helps students identify goals and sources of satisfaction while avoiding common first year pitfalls.

Tackling P-Sets: Physics
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4-5 pm
This workshop helps you understand the role of problem sets in Physics courses and suggests strategies and resources for completing them efficiently and effectively.

Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning: For First Years
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7-8 pm
After over a year of remote learning, the shift back to in-person learning will require some adjustment. This workshop offers strategies for reinvigorating your in-person work while also adapting effective approaches from your remote learning.

Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning: For Sophs, Jnrs, & Seniors
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7-8 pm
After over a year of remote learning, the shift back to in-person learning will require some adjustment. This workshop offers strategies for reinvigorating your in-person work while also adapting effective approaches from your remote learning.

Strategies for Intro Econ: P-Sets and Exams
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7-8 pm
Learn strategies for efficiently working on intro econ problem sets and key strategies for studying for exams.

Strategies for Reading Literature
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 9-10 pm
How do we read deeply and completely without running out of time? This workshop introduces techniques to help you effectively read and respond to literary works.

Get the Most Out of Your Language Classes
Thursday, Sept. 16, 4-5 pm
Learn the daily habits and mindsets that can help you succeed in learning a language at Yale.

Get the Most Out of Your Reading
Thursday, Sept. 16, 7-8 pm
Learn general strategies for effectively reading texts for any Yale class. Learn how to preview a text, effectively interact with the text while reading, and review your reading for class, essays, and exams.

Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Thursday, Sept. 16, 9-10 pm
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows and staff.

CIPE

THE ONGOING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) SITUATION

Sponsored travel for Yale College students will be governed by the Yale College Travel Policy, but should public health concerns require, further restrictions may be imposed at any time.

RESOURCES
Yale students have a free subscription to the Daily Chatter, a great resource for keeping up with global news presented from a non-partisan perspective.
Follow CIPE on Instagram and Twitter to keep informed

STUDY ABROAD
APROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
Credit for Spring 2022 Abroad Application Deadline – OCTOBER 15, 2021

RESOURCES
Learn more about the possibility of spring 2022 study abroad on our COVID-19 Updates page.
Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser to explore goals, programs, credit transfer, and more.
Passport processing has been significantly delayed, up to 18 weeks. If you need to apply for or renew a passport, get started now! Review U.S. Passport Services for more information.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
UPCOMING EVENTS
Light Fellowships Information Session 2 of 6
Wednesday, September 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Link

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Info Session
Wednesday, September 15, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Register Here

Cambridge Funding Information Session
Thursday, September 16, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom Link

Cultivating Faculty Mentor/Recommendations
Thursday, September 16, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Register Here

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
September 21, 11:59pm ET - Schwarzman Scholars Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni
September 22 - Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
September 29, 11:59pm ET - Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
September 30, 1pm ET - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Competition Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
October 1, 1pm ET - Churchill Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 6, 1pm PT - Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 12, 5pm ET - Fulbright US Student Grants National Deadline| Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 13 - Gates Cambridge Round 1 National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 18-22 (depending on field), 5pm local time - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & First-year Graduate Students
October 18, 1pm ET - Michel David-Weill Scholarship at Sciences Po Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 28, 2pm ET - The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & Graduate Students
October 29 - The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
November 11, 1pm ET - Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores & Juniors
November 11, 1pm ET - Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors
November 15, 1pm ET - James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Explore the Student Grants Database for Yale funding and for awards requiring Yale’s support.

YALE SUMMER SESSION
Summer’s over. Start thinking about summer! In Yale Summer Session, focus on difficult classes, try out a new subject, or ease your course load in future semesters. With over 200 courses in New Haven, Online, and Abroad from a range of disciplinary fields, every Yale College student can find a course that meets their needs and helps them succeed.

Summer 2022 course offerings will be posted in early 2022. Check out our website and social media for updates. Reach out to summer.session@yale.edu with any questions.

summer.yale.edu
@YaleSummerSession

OCS

UPCOMING EVENTS
2021 Virtual Government Networking Event
Friday, September 17, 1-3PM
Employers include the U.S. State Department and FBI

Common Good & Creative Careers Chat – Redstone Strategy Group with Matt Sant-Miller, YC’17 [Nonprofit Consulting]
Wednesday, September 15, 5:30-6:30pm

RESOURCES
Class of 2021 Class List & Summer 2020 Peer List: Search Yalies by major, employer, and location to learn about their experiences. Summer 2021 Coming Soon!

OCS Website: Engage with our career, affinity/identity, and applying to graduate/professional school communities.
Check out the Engineering Career Community (Biomedical, Mechanical & Electrical) to learn about timelines for jobs and internships.
Visit the Common Good & Creative Careers Communities to learn about careers in the Arts, Government & with Nonprofits.
The Applying to Graduate & Professional School Communities will share all you need to know about how to plan for future degrees.

Customize your OCS Weekly Newsletter to your interest areas and receive new events, jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. Log into the OCS website (top upper right corner of any webpage), visit any Community, and click the button on the right 'Customize Your OCS Newsletter with Updates from this Community.' There is no limit to how many communities you can choose, and you can change your preferences at any time.

Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity: Start with this short introductory video to learn about how to make career advising appointments, search for internships and post-graduate jobs, view the employer directory, and sign-up for workshops and employer events.

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The Shops at Yale are excited to offer a Virtual Welcome Bag for all new and returning college students in the New Haven area! The virtual bag includes 70 exclusive shopping and dining offers (valid August 26 – September 26) that they can redeem at businesses throughout New Haven.
Below is the link where students can find more information and redeem their offers:
https://theshopsatyale.com/welcome/

The Yale Center for Language Study is now accepting applications for spring semester study for its Fields Program and its Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program. The deadline for applying to either program for Spring semester study is October 1st at 1:00pm.
The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) Program gives students the opportunity to study a language that is not currently taught in a Yale classroom.
The Fields Program gives students the opportunity to pursue advanced-level language study within the context of their academic area of focus (generally in areas other literature if the language is taught at Yale, since advanced coursework in literature would likely be available).
Both are non-credit programs, open to all enrolled Yale students (undergraduate, graduate and professional).
Details on each program and how to apply can be found at these links:
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS):
https://cls.yale.edu/dils
Fields Program:
https://cls.yale.edu/fields
Please note that all applications must be received by the application deadline (this includes applications for continued study from current DILS or Fields students)