News & Announcements for the Class of 2022

Friday, Feb 28 Deadlines:

  • 2/28/2020 at 5:00 – deadline for withdraw from third-quarter courses

Note: Do not confuse with the last day to withdraw from full semester courses which will be Wednesday, 04/29/2020
Last day to withdraw from full semester & 4th quarter classes

Employment/Leadership/Internship Opportunities:

Health Concerns:

Remember to take good care during this cold and flu season which coincides with midterm exams, research papers, and projects.

Review the email sent earlier this month from Wesleyan’s medical director in which reminds the community members that there is still time to get a flu vaccine and encourages the use of the Davison Health Center and the DHC’s online information about flu prevention and self-care.

Dean Wood’s 5 Steps to Organization:

  1. Plan out your time wisely.
  2. Break down big assignments into smaller, manageable chunks
  3. Make study guides for tests/using flash cards and/or quizlets. Try to predict the questions.
  4. Study in groups so that you can help/quiz each other.
  5. Take time out to decompress and practicing self-care.

(shared by Dean Jennifer Wood, Dean for Class of 2023, 2/27/20))

Apply now – Honor Board/Community Standards Board

Attention current sophomores!

I am writing to invite your application to serve on the University Board charged with upholding the Honor Code and the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.
Here are a few things to note about this important leadership role:
  • Alleged violations of the Honor Code and the Code of Non-Academic Conduct are adjudicated by the Honor Board (HB) and Community Standards Board (CSB).
  • The Boards are comprised of juniors and seniors serving two-year terms. The tenure of applicants selected this spring runs from the Fall 2020 semester through the Spring 2022 semester.
  • The selection process to serve on the HB/CSB is highly competitive and the confidential cases that the board reviews demand careful thought and critical deliberation.
  • Former board members describe feelings of pride and esteem in their involvement in upholding the Honor Code and the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.
  • In preparation for this role, applicants are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct and Honor Board & Community Standards Board processes and responsibilities beginning on page four (4) of the Student Handbook.
Application Process:
  • Submit a completed application, using the on-line application form by Friday, March 7 at 5 p.m. 
  • Request one letter of recommendation from a member of the Wesleyan community to be sent by email to Mrs. Karen Siciliano at ksiciliano@wesleyan.edu by the March 7th deadline. Please instruct references to email their reference letter to Mrs. Karen Sicilian directly or contact the Office of the Dean of Students with any questions.
  • If selected to move on to the interview stage of the process, expect to participate in interviews during Midsemester Recess (3/6/20-3/23/20)
Thank you,
Dean Kevin Butler, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Community Standards

kbutler@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3162

Confirm Schedule by Feb 19

From: Registrar Office:

Now that Drop/Add has closed, you need to confirm the accuracy of your course schedule via WesPortal>Courses>Class Schedule. If it is not correct, you must take action to correct your schedule before confirming it’s accurate.

Detailed information is available via http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/registration/schedule_confirmation_notes.html.

The deadline to confirm your schedule is 5pm on Wednesday, February 19th.

Deadline – Grading Mode Changes

Students enrolled in a non-tutorial course this semester with a “Student Option” grading mode can change the selected grading mode through 5pm on Wednesday, February 19th.

Grading modes for these courses can be changed via WesPortal>Courses>Class Schedule. You should see a confirmation message appear if the change successfully processed.

Try new Note taking Software and BeeLine Reader

Student Academic Resources is pleased to share with you two new technology programs available to Wesleyan users. Glean is a new note taking software and BeeLine Reader is a program to assist with digital readings. Please see below for information on accessing these programs FREE to you!

GLEAN

Glean is designed to make good note taking come naturally. By recording conversations and presentations, Glean enables users to capture everything while staying in the moment. Glean is intuitive, fun, cloud-based, and it takes only a minute to get started. For more information, please watch this short introductory video: https://vimeo.com/357554505

Wesleyan is piloting Glean for the spring 2020 semester, and we are inviting you to try out Glean with us! During the semester, we are available to assist you as needed, and welcome all feedback as to the usability of the program (including any features you would like to see changed/added). You are not obligated to use Glean in any particular way; feel free to use Glean for classes, meetings, conferences, watching TV, anything! We are interested in all types of feedback (including when using Glean was most useful, or not). If you try Glean and decide not to use it, we want to know that as well.

If you are interested in trying out Glean, please email Crystal Rose Hill at chill01@wesleayn.edu; be sure to include your Wesleyan email address – this is where you will receive the invitation link.

BEELINE READER

BeeLine Reader applies gradient colors to assist with eye tracking, speed, and focus while reading digital materials. As a Wesleyan user, you have access to two BeeLine Reader Chrome extensions (one for web pages and one for PDFs) and the beta BeeLine Reader PDF converter. You will find the links and directions for activating BeeLine Reader in your WesPortal, just search for “BeeLine”.

We hope you will take advantage of these tools. Let us know if you have any questions about activating or using either program.

Thank you!

Crystal Rose Hill, M.A., Accessibility Specialist
Accessibility Services

Dean Thornton early February message

Greetings Class of 2022’ers,

I am sending this email message to all sophomores to draw attention to a few upcoming time sensitive administrative actions and to remind you about my interest in meeting with you throughout your journey at Wes. In this email you will find 5 bulleted topics with links to more details.  It is critical that you review briefly all topics in this email and I strongly encourage you to take the additional time to read the expanded information and hyperlinked references as well.

Wishing you all the best for a successful semester at Wes! –Dean Thornton

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