Definitions of Course Formats/Instruction Modes for Fall 2020

Definitions of Instruction Modes:

In-person only = Intend to hold the class in-person on campus until Thanksgiving, remotely after Thanksgiving, and cannot accept any online students who would participate remotely.

In-person with remote students = Intend to hold the class in-person on campus until Thanksgiving, remotely after Thanksgiving, and will accept students who are unable to participate in-person and need to participate remotely.

Online only = Intend to hold the course online for the entire semester.

Hybrid in-person only = Intend to offer a course that will include some in-person sessions and some sessions online until Thanksgiving, fully online after Thanksgiving, and cannot accept any students who would not be able to participate in the in-person sessions.

Hybrid with remote students = Intend to offer a course that will include some in-person sessions and some sessions online until Thanksgiving, fully online after Thanksgiving, and will accept students who are unable to participate in-person and need to participate in all sessions remotely.

You may access this listing from the Office of the Registrar here.

Reactivating Campus in Fall – A Message from President Michael Roth

President Roth sent the following message to the campus community on July 8, 2020. I have posted it on our class blog for your convenience.

Wishing you good health,

Dean Leathers

Dear friends,

As promised in my June message, I am writing now with more specificity concerning our plans to reactivate campus in late August. Since our first priority is the health and safety of our community members, these plans may have to be adjusted in response to changing public health conditions. Whatever these challenging conditions may be, we intend to provide an excellent educational experience (on campus or remotely).

We have developed a robust set of resources on our website about our campus reactivation, including information on instruction and campus life, health and safety, and returning to work on campus. Here are some highlights:

We will begin fall classes on August 31 (one week earlier than initially scheduled), with the possibility of finishing the semester online after Thanksgiving (there will be no traditional fall break). Students will be asked to avoid large gatherings in the weeks before coming to campus and to take increasing precautions, in addition to wearing masks and social distancing. Students who are able to get tested will be encouraged to determine that they are negative for Covid-19 within 48 hours of traveling to campus. Everyone on campus will be tested shortly after arrival, and there will be frequent testing on a regular basis thereafter. Those on campus who test positive for Covid-19 will be provided with supportive isolation until they are no longer contagious. Students who test positive will be able to continue their coursework remotely.

Faculty have been given the choice as to whether they will teach their classes in person, remotely, or in some combination. It is likely that many students will have a portion of their instruction online, whether they return to campus or not. While some staff members will continue to work remotely, there will be a presence of staff on campus.  Apart from the commuting of employees (who will be tested for the virus), we expect little travel to campus.  There will be no program of intercollegiate sports or club sports, but we do plan to have safe athletic training on campus.

Despite the economic challenges we are all contending with, Wesleyan remains firmly committed to both enrolling a socio-economically diverse student body and meeting the full demonstrated need of our financial aid students. Given new regulations from Washington, Wesleyan is particularly concerned about our international students, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that they can continue to make academic progress in Fall 2020.

Please consult the website for detailed information most relevant to your own circumstances, and feel free to reach out to the appropriate department with your questions. We will continually update this site with more information as it becomes available. We will send out another community message in August, or sooner depending on the public health trajectory. Obviously, we are very concerned about the recent surge in cases in the South and West and are monitoring the situation closely. Our plans may have to change.

We believe in the value of an on-campus education, and the basic steps we need to take are clear. The simple act of wearing a mask consistently reduces the likelihood of transmission. Masks combined with rigorous testing, tracing and supportive isolation will make our campus safer. I look forward to a fall semester in which we take good care of one another and continue to excel in learning together.

Sincerely,

Michael S. Roth

President

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session – This Friday (4/3/20)

 

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session

Friday, April 3, 2020, 3pm – 4pm, EST

Join representatives from the faculty, Office of the Registrar, Olin Library, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Office of Academic Advancement/Class Deans to discuss how to prepare for pursuing a thesis next academic year.

The info session will be offered online through Zoom, and you will be emailed the session access information after you submit your RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/westhesis.

We understand not every student interested in the session will be available to participate at the designated time. The session will be recorded and posted online for students to access before the end of the semester.

You may contact Dean Leathers at tleathers@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions or concerns about your RSVP and/or the scheduled session.

We look forward to hosting you on April 3rd!

Dean Leathers

 

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting — April 2 at 12:20 p.m.

Overview of the Psychology Major for Prospective First-Year Majors  —   April 2nd, (Mon.), 12:20-1:10pm, Judd 116

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the major.  Note, there are several requirements to  complete in order to be considered a psychology major. Come and talk about the major with the department chair—bring all your questions—and better assess whether this major might be right for you.  The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign any forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).  This is the last meeting of the year.

Pizza will be provided.

Psychology Majors Manuals: http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf

 

Dance Department Open House — Mon., May 9

The dance department  open house

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

160 CROSS STREET DANCE STUDIO

LUNCH PROVIDED / JOIN US!!

Get information about majoring in Dance, learn about our gateway course, meet and talk to dance faculty, see examples of research and choreography.

If you are unable to attend but interested in the major, please make an appointment with prospective major advisor:

Katja Kolcio x3329 / kkolcio@wesleyan.edu

 

 

Emerging Technology Applications & Workflows in Archaeology 3/28, 4:30 p.m.

Emerging Technology Applications & Workflows in Archaeology

Ian Roy, Head of Brandeis MakerLab and Director of Innovation at Brandeis University Library

This Wed Mar 28, Downey Lounge, 4:30pm

Come see how 3D scanning and printing, drone photogrammetry and VR visualization helps us to better study, understand and experience the past!

In addition to being a passionate advocate for teaching technology as a liberal art, Ian Roy is a brilliant technologist who has worked with our archaeological team on sites and materials from Greece and Crete. In his talk he will demonstrate how new tools, techniques and workflows are being employed to better document and study archaeological sites and artifacts (and perhaps an opportunity to try the VR goggles).

COL Applications due Mon., March 26

Dear Members of the Class 2021,                                                             

Please be aware that the deadline for applications to the COL is this Monday, March 26.

COL is a three year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy, from antiquity to the present.  During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences—both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts.  Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture.  The COL, a unique college within the University, has its own library and workspace where students can attend lectures, study together, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.

To learn more about the COL and the application process, please visit the COL website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/col or you can be in touch with me directly at kweil@wesleyan.edu .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Kari Weil

Director, College of Letters

CSS Info Session — Feb. 6 at noon

An Invitation from the Tutors and Students in the College of Social Studies

The CSS Tutors and Students invite you to a CSS Info Session on Tuesday, February 6th, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., in the CSS Lounge, PAC 406.

Several of the CSS Tutors and many of the CSS Students will speak.  This Info Session will offer you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS.  Pizza will be served.

Please note:

  • Applications for the CSS will be available online beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, and are due by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th.
  • Interviews with CSS Tutors and Students will be held before Spring Break.
  • Check here for more information about the CSS: http://wesleyan.edu/css.