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To: Members of the Class of 2012
From: David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012
Subject: Preparing for Graduation

Welcome back to your final semester!

This on-line “packet” contains important information about the graduation process and Wesleyan’s graduation requirements. Please review the contents carefully and contact me immediately (217 North College, x2757, dphillips@wesleyan.edu), if you have any questions or concerns.

Preparing for Graduation: Explains Wesleyan’s graduation requirements, the Major Certification Form, the Credit Analysis Report, oversubscription, December Completion, and honors.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Senior Year: Answers to common questions about graduation requirements and the graduation process.

Academic History: Your academic history can be found in your e-portfolio in the “Wesleyan Career” bucket.

Major Certification Form: The Major Certification Form, which can be accessed through your e-portfolio, is used to identify the courses that you have taken and will be taking to complete your major. The form must be submitted electronically by February 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Credit Analysis Report: The link to this report, which reviews your academic record in light of oversubscription and monitors your progress towards meeting graduation requirements, can be found in the “Weselyan Career” bucket in your e-portfolio.

Honors and Thesis Information: Deadlines and other important information for students undertaking honors theses.

Graduation does not just happen; you must make it happen! It is important that you fully understand Wesleyan’s graduation requirements (concentration, credit, GPA, residency) and that you are able to interpret your academic record in light of these requirements. As the you choose courses and build a program of study for your senior year, it is essential that you know exactly where you stand in terms of fulfilling Wesleyan’s graduation requirements so that everything goes smoothly when degree certification takes place in the Spring. Remember, you are responsible for your own graduation and you must fulfill all graduation requirements to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2012.

Have a great semester!

 

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2012

Drop-in hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m.; Tue. 3-4 p.m.; Wed. 5-7 p.m.; Thu. 11-12 p.m.; Fri. 2-4 p.m

Free Lunch!

Dear Students,

In order to promote informal faculty-student interaction outside the classroom, I am pleased to announce the Daniel Family Commons Free Lunch Program.  We have provided each faculty member with vouchers that enable them to take small groups of students to lunch at the Daniel Family Commons in the Usdan Center.  My office is making these same vouchers available directly to you!  Each voucher covers the cost of lunch for a faculty member and up to three students, and vouchers will be good for the remainder of the current academic year.

Please consider inviting your favorite faculty member to lunch, and stop by my office (220 North College) to pick up a voucher.

Bon appétit!

Dean Mike Whaley

dropaddThe last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes is Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and me about your concerns. If you can’t make my drop-ins, please email me at dphillips@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2757 to schedule an appointment.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form. I cannot sign for either without his or her permission, so please save yourself the trouble of waiting to see me during drop-ins just for me to tell you that.
  • Do not wait until Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to see me or you may find yourself waiting in a very long line!!!

Drop-in Hours: M 2-3; Tu 3-4; W 5-7; Th 11-12; F 2-4

Course Withdrawal Deadline

The last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes is Thursday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. Completed withdrawal forms must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • DO use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and me about your concerns. If you can’t make my drop-ins, please email me at dphillips@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2757 to schedule an appointment.
  • DO make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • DO get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form. I cannot sign for either without his or her permission, so please save yourself the trouble of waiting to see me during drop-ins just for me to tell you that.
  • DO NOT wait until Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to see me or you may find yourself waiting in a very long line!!!

Drop-in Hours: M 2-3; Tu 3-4; W 5-7; Th 3-4; F 2-4

What Do Class Deans Do?

Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting students as they transition from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan.

If you have questions about graduation requirements, general education, or transfer credits, or if you need guidance navigating the Wesleyan system, or if you are seeking sources of academic or other kinds of support, you should contact your class dean.  Class deans offer daily drop-in hours for quick (5-10 minute) consultations; for longer conversations, contact your class dean by phone or email to schedule an appointment.

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2012
dphillips@wesleyan.edu
860.685.2757

Noel Garrett
Dean for the Class of 2011
ngarrett@wesleyan.edu
860.685.2774

Marina Melendez
Dean for the Class of 2010
mmelendez@wesleyan.edu
860.685.2764

Louise Brown
Dean for the Class of 2009
lsbrown@wesleyan.edu
860.685.2758

The Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours Schedule identifies the times and locations where students can find Peer Advisors to get advice and referrals on questions relating to courses, working with professors, time management, and academic skills.  The schedule also identifies the dates when Peer Advisors will be conducting workshops on topics such as reading retention, procrastination prevention, and exam preparation.  Peer Advisor drop-in hours and workshops are open to all students.

faculty and student advsing handbook

As you plan for your arrival at Wesleyan at the end of this month, please review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as you build your program of study over the course of your Wesleyan career. The Handbook also provides information about academic departments and programs, graduation requirements, study abroad, the major declaration process, academic support services for students, and the procedures of the Honor Board and the Student Judicial Board.