Peer Academic Support Applications Open

Student Academic Resources (SAR) is hiring!

  • Enjoy learning new skills to improve your experience as a student?
  • Find fulfillment when helping others to learn something new?
  • Want to provide support to your fellow Wes peers?

Apply to be a Peer Advisor, New Student Orientation (NSO) Peer Advisor, or a Peer Technology Specialist and provide Peer academic support with SAR!

You do not need to be an expert; you only need a desire to learn and an aspiration to help your peers!

Currently accepting applications for:

Academic Peer Advisor

APAs are a resource to students during Orientation regarding the course registration process, and throughout the year they provide support related to improving academic skills and Wes student systems, such as WesPortal and Moodle.

Peer Technology Specialist

PTSs help Wes students to learn how to use digital tools like dictation, text-to-speech, and Google calendar to increase productivity and improve their learning strategies.

NSO Peer Advisor

NSO Peer Advisors work during NSO (New Student Orientation) to assist incoming students with schedule planning, preparation for faculty advisor meetings, and support participation in other Orientation activities.

SAR Peer Support Positions work as a team, collaborating with other campus departments, in order to support other students in their academic pursuits. Learn more about each position, and get the Handshake links on our Website.

Questions?

Please contact Crystal Rose via Zoom Office Hours or email (chill01@wesleyan.edu).

Davenport Study Grants

Davenport Study Grants support student research and other student scholarly projects in public affairs.  Grants are awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public affairs” and “who by their personal qualities and vocational and scholarly intentions give greatest promise of leadership in the public service.”

Please see the Davenport website for application information.

All Davenport Scholars will receive between $500 and $3000 depending on the scope of their project, that can be used beginning this summer.  Please note that a separately submitted letter from the faculty member who will supervise the project, carefully assessing its merit and the ability of the applicant to carry it out successfully, must be submitted with the application.

Applications will be judged by a faculty committee composed of representatives of social science departments and programs. Criteria for judging applications include: the relevance of the project to public affairs; the scholarly value of the proposed research; the clarity and suitability of the project design; the feasibility of the proposed project; the applicant’s past academic record; the evaluation submitted by the faculty member; and the realism of the proposed budget. Senior thesis projects will receive priority.

All materials including faculty recommendations must be submitted electronically to Davenport Student Grants (davenport@wesleyan.edu)by midnight, Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Please direct questions to Marie McKenna, Allbritton AA (mmckenna01@wesleyan.edu) or Katja Kolcio, Allbritton Center Director (kkolcio@wesleyan.edu).

These funds are made available through a gift to Wesleyan University from the Surdna Foundation in honor of Frederick Morgan Davenport, Wesleyan University Class of 1889, and Edith Jefferson Andrus Davenport, Wesleyan University, Class of 1897.

Adjustments to the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar

Please note the following adjustments to the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar

Remote drop/add attendance

January 27 and 28 classes will be held online.  During those two days, faculty have the option of allowing non-registered students to attend remotely. You can see which courses have made available the “Remote Course Access” in your WesPortal in the courses bucket or in the alert box. You will have access to link in WesPortal until 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 28.

Beginning on January 31, classes will be meeting in-person. Students should not attend in-person classes for which they are not registered, unless they have retained explicit permission from faculty. This is due to strict requirements for Covid classroom capacity compliance.

Grading Mode

Only courses offered for “student option” grading mode allow students to choose between taking the course for A-F or CR/U.  Please be sure to confirm your grading option in your courses by 5 p.m. on February 23.  

Jan 20 – Feb 9 Drop/Add period
Jan 20 – Feb 9 On-campus enrollment period for undergraduates and graduates
Jan 27 Classes begin
Feb 23 Grading mode option deadline 5:00 p.m.
Mar 4 Last day to withdraw from 3rd quarter classes
Mar 11 3rd quarter classes end
Mar 12 – Mar 20 Spring break
Mar 21 4th quarter classes begin. 4th quarter classes may be added or dropped during the five working days following the first class meeting
Apr 27 Last day to withdraw from full semester and 4th quarter classes
May 4 Classes end
May 5 – May 9 Reading period
May 10 – May 13 Final examinations

Winter Language Buddy

Wondering if you should sign up to be a Winter Language Buddy? If any of the statements below apply to you, then your answer should be YES!

  • You want to keep practicing the language you’re learning.
  • You want to help someone practice a language they’re learning.
  • You want to brush up on your previous language skills.
  • You are in need of a buddy to talk to over the winter break.

Sign up here by Monday, December 20th.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to me directly at eparis@wesleyan.edu

Finals Write-In & Study Space

This Sunday, 12/12 from 4-9pm in Boger, GCC, and the COL Library the Writing Workshop will be hosting the Finals-Write In. The event will feature writing tutors for drop-in appointments, peer advisors, the student ombudsperson, and get through finals goodie bags. The Write-In is meant to be a space on campus for students to work together in community during what is often a stressful time.

Struggling in Your Courses? Discover New Approaches To Studying and Learning

Cori Anderson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, will be offering a Zoom workshop to introduce basic principles of metacognition and select metacognitive learning strategies.  This workshop will focus on empowering you to think about and be able to assess your own learning and will equip you with new learning tools to implement in your courses.