Syllabus/Moodle Statements for Faculty and Advisers

Many offices and departments are eager to support your students.

Below are statements that you can include in your syllabi for relaying information about what our offices can do for your students. TRIO has also contributed statements concerning inclusion and access to course materials that you may wish to use.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Assistive Technologies | Class Presentations and Public Speaking
Course Materials Assistance | Inclusion | Learning Strategies and Time Management | Library | Math
Prefects | Quantitative Reasoning | Student Well-Being | Writing

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Carleton College is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Disability Services office (Henry House, 107 Union Street) is the campus office that collaborates with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. If you have, or think you may have, a disability (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, autism spectrum disorders, chronic health, traumatic brain injury and concussions, vision, hearing, mobility, or speech impairments), please contact disability@carleton.edu or call Jan Foley, Student Accessibility Specialist (x4464) or Chris Dallager, Director of Disability Services (x5250) to arrange a confidential discussion regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations.

Assistive Technologies: Technological Resources for Students

The Assistive Technologies program brings together academic and technological resources to complement student classroom and computing needs, particularly in support of students with physical or learning disabilities. Accessibility features include text-to-speech (Kurzweil), speech-to-text (Dragon) software, and audio recording Smartpens. If you would like to know more, contact aztechs@carleton.edu or visit go.carleton.edu/aztech.

Class Presentations and Public Speaking

Speech coaching is a student-staffed resource designed to assist you with class presentations, comps talks, and other speech-related events. Your coach can assist you with speech & communication skills including clarity, organization, articulation, projection, body language, eye contact, and effective use of aids (e.g., notes, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.). Depending on your goals, your coach can also work with you on the content of the presentation: organization, voice, clarity, and, ultimately, persuasive impact. Individuals and groups are welcome to request a speech coach by completing a brief, online form. The speech coach will meet you at a mutually convenient time and place.  For more information, visit go.carleton.edu/speakeasy.

Course Materials Assistance (statement provided by TRIO)

I recognize the potential financial burden of additional course fees, supply requirements, and travel costs. If you are in need of assistance to cover course expenses, please speak with me by [preferred week/date].

Inclusion (provided by TRIO and the Office of Intercultural and International Life)

I strive to create an inclusive and respectful classroom that values diversity. Our individual differences enrich and enhance our understanding of one another and of the world around us. This class welcomes the perspectives of all ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, regions, and nationalities.

Learning Strategies and Time Management

Oscar Alvarez, Academic Skills Coach, is eager to help you develop learning strategies that work in the Carleton context. His goals are to heighten your awareness of your personal strengths and to offer different ways you can approach your academic work so you're more efficient and effective. For details and resources: Learning Strategies & Time Management.

If you prefer to learn these skills and strategies on your own, visit "Helpful DIY Resources."

Library

Librarians work as liaisons to academic departments, and yours can be found at https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/help/help/liaisons/).  Ask a librarian for help with your research in this class in person at the library’s Research/IT desk at any point in your process, or chat with a librarian online 24/7. You can also email and call. Librarians help students find and evaluate articles, books, websites, statistics, data, government documents, and more. For more information on hours and librarians, visit the Gould Library website at go.carleton.edu/library.

Math Tutoring

The Math Skills Center is located in the CMC, room 231, on the second floor between the Math Department and the computer labs and classrooms. Tutors assist students who are taking math courses and experiencing difficulty with them, but the MSC also functions as a great place to study, do homework, and meet for one-on-one tutoring. It's open Monday-Friday: 8:30am-11pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm; and Sunday: 2-5pm and 7-11pm. All visits are drop-ins; no appointments are necessary. Russ Petricka, Supervisor of the Math Skills Center, also provides assistance during daytime and most evening hours.

Prefect Program

This course has a prefect, [ ], whose email address is [ ]. The Prefect Program offers optional collaborative learning sessions for participating classes. Prefect sessions review course concepts and often focus on critical thinking and problem-solving exercises centered on the course material. Scheduled outside of class time, they are led by trained student leaders who have received the department’s or professor’s stamp of approval. All the sessions are free and open to all students enrolled in the class. Our course prefect(s) will use email or Moodle to inform everyone in the class about upcoming sessions (where, when, topics, etc.).

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Resource (QR) Center is in East Wing Libe (4th floor). This is a new area for students to work on assignments for their Quantitative Reasoning Encounter (QRE) courses and others that involve quantitative reasoning. This space is open for you to study or work together any time the Libe is open, and staff or peer help is often available, no appointment necessary. For the most updated schedule for who’s in the QR Center, check the Twitter feed.

Here are some things you can work on or get help with in the QR Center:

  • reading graphs
  • making sense of numerical information in your reading
  • representing numerical data visually
  • understanding facts and figures critically so you can include them in your writing
  • other quantitative questions, assignments, or projects from your QRE course

For help with other data issues (finding, cleaning, analyzing), check the schedule to see when someone is available, or come by the QR Center and they’ll connect you to the right person!

Student Well-Being

Carleton College urges you to make yourself--your own health and well-being--your priority throughout this ​ten-week term and your career here. It is important to recognize stressors you may be facing, which can be personal, emotional, physical, financial, mental, or academic. Sleep, exercise, and connecting with others can be strategies to help you flourish at Carleton. If you are having difficulties maintaining your well-being, feel free to contact me and/or pursue other resources, such as Student Health and Counseling or the Office of Health Promotion.

Writing

The Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in 420 4th Libe, has peer writing consultants who can work with you during any stage of the writing process (brainstorming to final proofreading). Hours and more information can be found on the writing center website. You can reserve specific times for conferences in 420 4th Libe by using their  online appointment system. Walk-ins are welcome, though writers with appointments have priority.


This course is supported by a Writing Assistant, whose job is to work with you on fulfilling the writing expectations for this course.  Your WA is [name of consultant], and his/her email address is [ ].  S/he is aware of our assignments and deadlines, and will visit class, use our course Moodle site, or email you to communicate with you about available appointment times.


If you are a second language writer and believe you might benefit from working individually with a writing consultant on a regular basis this term, email Renata Fitzpatrick, Multilingual Writing Coordinator, call her at x5998, or stop by her office in 420D 4th Libe. She can arrange once- or twice-a-week meetings between you and a specific writing consultant throughout the term.