Dean’s Notes 9-9-2019

September 9, 2019

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of September 9, 2019

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 note that I teach on Wednesday mornings.

ACADEMICS

Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2023 Monday, September 9, 5:00 pm
Class of 2022 Tuesday, September 10, 5:00 pm
Class of 2021 Tuesday, September 10, 5:00 pm
Class of 2020 Wednesday, September 11, 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. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

September 11 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 19 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript

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

Trumbull Writing Tutor: Adam Sexton is the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam teaches three courses in the English department (“Reading and Writing the Modern Essay,” "Writing About Music," and “Reading Fiction for Craft”) and is a Critic in the graduate School of Art. Adam is also a writer; his next book, "Difficult Listening," is due to be published in 2021.

To meet with Adam, please reserve a half-hour by logging on to https://www.yalewco.com/index.php, and be sure to email him the document you want help with by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Include the instructor’s prompt, your focus for our meeting, and when the paper is due. Adam looks forward to working with you!

Trumbull Mathematics and Science Tutor: Allie Nagelski is the Residential College Mathematics and Science tutor in Trumbull College. Allie, who is a 3rd year graduate student in Chemistry, is eager to start work helping undergraduates. Allie will start with the following schedule:
TC Basement Rm 29 (near Entryway G); Sun 8.00 PM-9:30 PM

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 file a petition by September 11th. See Special Arrangements.

Yale Academic Strategies Program
https://orgsync.com/162209/
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.

1-1 Mentoring
Meet with a junior or senior Academic Strategies Mentor to help get organized for the semester. They 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. 16. If you’d like to schedule a meeting before then, please email us at academicstrategies@yale.edu.

Starting Smart
Want to get the semester off to a good start? Check out our Academic Strategies web guides, including Starting Smart: How to Focus Your Academic Efforts from the Very First Class.

Workshops
Most workshops are held in the Poorvu Center (the new name for the CTL). Room M104A is located on the Poorvu Center’s Writing Center mezzanine, just up the stairs near the 301 York St. entrance to Sterling Library. You are encouraged to RSVP vis Yale OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/162209/)

Fresh Start
Monday, September 9, 2019, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Want to refresh your approaches to your academic work? Our mentors will lead you through a series of activities to help you identify your current strengths and develop new strategies for meeting the new challenges presented by your current semester’s courses.

Reading Effectively for STEM
Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Learn strategies for reading purposefully and efficiently for STEM courses. Topics of discussion include how to effectively read textbook chapters and scientific articles, how to navigate jargon, data, and figures, and how to use readings to prep for problem sets and exams.

Creating a Timeline for Your Senior Project
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
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, and juniors planning for the following year.)

Time Management
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Seminars and lectures make different demands on students. Learn preparation, participation, note-taking, and review strategies to help you succeed.

Pathways for First-Years
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
First years get a lot of advice from a wide variety of sources. But what do you really want to get out of your first year? This interactive workshop helps students identify goals and sources of satisfaction and offers strategies for avoiding common pitfalls like overextension and burn out.

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Feeling overwhelmed by piles of reading? Learn some essential strategies to make the most of your limited reading time. Have less stress and create more free time!

Strategies for Language Classes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Learn the daily habits and mindsets that can help you succeed in learning a language at Yale. This workshop offers an overview of how we acquire new languages and provides suggestions for study strategies and approaches that support this process.

Reading Analytically for Social Science
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
This workshop provides an overview of deep reading to generate effective contributions to class discussion, develop essay topics, and identify strong evidence for essays. Participants will get practice with these strategies in our interactive session.

Strategies for Reading Literature
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center M104A
Reading literature presents special challenges. How do we read deeply without running out of time to complete the reading? This workshop introduces techniques to help you effectively read and respond to literary works.
The Community Initiative: Empowering first-generation and low-income students at Yale
A partnership between the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: https://fgli.yalecollege.yale.edu

Invitation to our Fall Community Dinner
Celebrate the start of our school year and learn more about being FGLI at Yale. Attend our Fall Community Dinner at St. Thomas More, 268 Park St., on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please sign up for the dinner via this Google form. All are welcome!

STEM Opportunities
STARS I: Application Deadline Monday, September 9, 11:30 pm
The STARS I Program is designed for students who have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. Receive mentorship, information, and resources about pursuing academic and professional opportunities in STEM at Yale.

For Dean Sandy Chang’s Guide to STEM at Yale and other useful information for STEM-interested students, please visit: https://science.yalecollege.yale.edu.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CIPE
2020 CIPE Calendar Photo 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 the contest website for more details and to submit your photos. The deadline to enter is October 6th.

OCS

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCS Industry-Specific Recruiting Events/Career Fairs
The Office of Career Strategy is hosting 9 industry-specific networking events/career fairs this fall. For details, list of employers attending and to sign up: Yale Career Link (under Events-Career Fairs/Networking Events). Business casual dress for all events. Prior to attending, submit your resume for review in PDF format to ocs.resumereview@yale.edu.

Yale Career Fireside Chats- How to Ace Your Interview Webinar
Tuesday, September 10, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Register

RESOURCES

Welcome to OCS Video: New to OCS? Check out this 3-minute video on how we can help at every stage of your career or graduate school search process.

OCS Drop Ins: Drop-ins are available when classes are in session, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm.

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

YALE SUMMER SESSION

Why do Yale College students participate in Yale Summer Session? We’re glad you asked.
To focus on difficult classes
To be able to double major
To make room for study abroad and internships
To take advantage of reduced tuition
To try out a new subject they can’t fit in during the fall or spring
To ease their course load in future semesters
So, the real question is: Why wouldn’t Yale College students take advantage of Yale Summer Session?

Summer 2020 course offerings will be posted in December. Sign up for email updates from Yale Summer Session so you hear first when classes are posted.

summer.yale.edu
@YaleSummerSession

STUDY ABROAD

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Info Session on Study Abroad and the Spanish Major
Friday, September 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 369

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES

October 15 – Credit for Spring 2020 Term Abroad Application Deadline

Study Abroad Drop-In Hours will be held on Friday, September 13, from 2-4PM at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
Search the Study Abroad Calendar for information sessions and other study abroad events throughout the academic year.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Light Fellowship Information Session 2
Wednesday, September 11, 4:45pm – 5:45pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 369

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Info Session with Director Craig Harwood
Wednesday, September 11, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Dow 100, 370 Temple Street

Oxford/Cambridge Funding Information Session: Gates, Churchill, Cambridge Trust, Keasbey…..
Thursday, September 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES

September 17, 1:00pm - Richard U. Light Fellowship Early Fall Preliminary Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
September 17 - Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
September 24, 1:00pm - Luce Scholars Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & Graduate Students
September 24, 11:59pm - Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
September 26, 11:59pm EDT - Schwarzman Scholars Program (U.S and Global applicants) National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni
October 3, 1:00pm - Churchill Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 7, 1:00pm - Keasbey Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 9 - Gates Cambridge Round 1 National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 10 - Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Alumni
October 23, 1:00pm - Michel David-Weill Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 23, 11:59pm PST – The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 21-25 (depending on field), 5pm - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & First-year Graduate Students
November 1, 2:00pm EDT - The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & Graduate Students

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.
Contact Fellowships with questions or comments.
Explore the brand new filterable list of External Awards for Yale Students

Fellowship Drop-In Hours will be held on Friday, September 13, from 2-4PM.

OTHER
Concerned about funding for Art Courses? – click here for more information

Apply to join the Secretary’s Student Advisory Committee and Student Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students from Yale College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools are invited to apply to join two advisory bodies that meet four times each year: the Secretary’s Student Advisory Committee and Student Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Each is a “brain trust” with students from across the university sharing experiences and offering insight on important campus issues. Applications to join this group are now being taken, the deadline to apply is September 9.

Interested in majoring in Applied Math? Check out the new Applied Math website for lots of helpful advice on picking classes and planning for the major! Unique for its combination of liberal arts variety and quantitative rigor, the Applied Math major at Yale lets students apply their interest in mathematics to multidisciplinary courses across the university, and build advanced quantitative skills in areas as diverse as data science, machine learning, AI, CS, physics, geology, and econ.