TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of September 4, 2018
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 or not 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!
• If you need to meet with me, please follow the instructions below. Thanks.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); 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 teach on Wednesday mornings.
Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2022 Monday, September 10, 5:00 pm
Class of 2021 Tuesday, September 11, 5:00 pm
Class of 2012 Tuesday, September 11, 5:00 pm
Class of 2019 Wednesday, September 12, 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. (Clerical error on schedule is $50)
A schedule of 3.0 course credits or 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 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 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 the 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). 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.
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 email@example.com 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 3 Labor Day; classes do not meet
September 12 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 21 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript
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/.
Academic Strategies Workshops: https://academicstrategies.ctl.yale.edu/workshops/calendar-workshops I strongly recommend these workshops – we’ll host some in Trumbull in the coming weeks!
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.
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 12th. See Special Arrangements.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CIPE
Annual CIPE Calendar Contest
Each year since 2007, CIPE has sought the best photos taken by students who participated in CIPE sponsored programs internationally and domestically for the CIPE calendar. The calendar is distributed to offices around Yale's campus, and the first place winner receives their photo professionally framed. We want YOUR amazing photos to feature! See our website for more details and to submit your photos.
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Office of Career Strategy OCS
OCS Drop Ins: Available when classes are in session, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Online Resume & Cover Letter Review: Downloadable resume templates and cover letter samples can help you get started.
Job & Internship Offer Guidelines: Check out the OCS guidelines created to help balance the interest of students and employers.
Fall 2018: Industry Networking Events: Check out the Fall 2018 networking events and sign up to attend in Yale Career Link (under Events-OCS Events). Dress code: Business Casual.
Reserve Space for Remote Interviews: Reserve time at OCS (55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor), using your Yale email address. Sign-Up Sheet: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/gzbxp.
Visit the Calendar of Events for more upcoming events and log in to Yale Career Link under Events/Employer Information Sessions to Sign-up.
YALE SUMMER SESSION
Why do Yale College students participate in Yale Summer Session? We’re glad you asked.
1. To focus more easily on those tough classes
2. To incorporate a second major into their graduation plans
3. To make more room for study abroad and internships later on
4. To take advantage of reduced tuition
5. To try out a new subject that they can’t fit in during the fall or spring
6. To ease their course load in future semesters
So, the real question should be… Why wouldn’t Yale College students take advantage of Yale Summer Session?
Summer 2019 course offerings will be posted in December. Sign up for email updates from Yale Summer Session so you hear first when classes are posted. Plus, your dean oversees residential life in Yale Summer Session, so you might want to consider applying for a YSS staff position next term! :)
Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser
Drop-In Hours: Held every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session, at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor. No appointment is necessary.
Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 15 minutes each.
Schedule an Advising Meeting: Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes and take place during designated office hours when classes are in session.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Credit for Spring 2019 Abroad – Deadline to apply October 15, 2018
Search the Study Abroad Calendar for information sessions and other study abroad events throughout the academic year.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Info Session: Wednesday, September 5, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 369
Craig Harwood, Director, will speak about this $90,000 scholarship to pursue graduate study in the U.S.
Light Fellowship Info Session #1: Friday, September7, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Supporting Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students pursuing intensive language study in East Asia.
Fellowship Drop-In Hours Friday, September 7th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.
APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
September 12 - Knight-Hennessy Scholars National Deadline
September 17 - Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program National Deadline
September 18 - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Preliminary Deadline
September 20 - Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program National Deadline
September 25 - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline
September 27 – Schwarzman Scholars Program National Deadline
October 5 - Churchill Scholarship Campus Deadline
October 10 - Gates Cambridge Round 1 National Deadline
From the STEM Program Evaluation & Research Lab, here’s a link to opportunities for 1st- and 2nd-year Yale undergraduates to get involved in STEM research: https://stem-perl.yale.edu/cure-courses
Spend Spring 2019 taking Yale classes in London!
Yale-in-London is now accepting applications for Spring 2019; 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. 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. 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 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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 22nd 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs