10/22/2021 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update

 

Greetings Cambridge College Students:

 

We hope classes are going well! As a reminder, Spring Term 2022 registration is opening on November 1st. Once it is open, we encourage you to register early. As in the Fall 2021-2022 term, courses will be offered in a mix of modalities with some courses fully online, others Connected/Zoom, and some in person.

 

Coming Soon! Virtual Evening Chats with Provost Stephen Healey

I am delighted to begin serving as the new Provost at Cambridge College. One of my commitments is to engage with our students. To foster an open dialogue between the Office of Academic Affairs and our students, I would like to begin informal virtual conversations with students to discuss matters relevant to them. I know and value the importance of communication and gathering input from students, so I am offering the following dates for the Fall 2021-2022 term:

 

·        Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Via Zoom

·        Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Via Zoom

 

I will share the Zoom access in a separate email.

 

Poetry of Protest, Resistance, & Empowerment

On Monday, 10/25 from 6:15-7:15 PM EST, current students and faculty will read well-known poetry of protest, resistance, and empowerment. Live readers will provide a short introduction of the poet and read one poem centered on the theme. All are welcome. Click here to access the flyer>>.  Click here to join the event>>. For more information, please contact rebecca.heimel@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Fall 2021-2022 Workshops

This fall, Cambridge College is offering many virtual workshops and events! Click here to access the full list of workshops>>.

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

·        Friday, 10/22, 3:30-4:30 PM EST. Pre-Writing to Generate Ideas: Arranging Ideas into a Plan Studio with Lee Okan. Click here to register>>

·        Tuesday, 10/26, 3:30-5:00 PM EST. Job Search Effectiveness with Irina Galatskaya. Click here to register>>

·        Wednesday, 10/27, 5:00-6:00 PM EST. Developing Supporting Paragraphs: Topic Sentence vs. Thesis Studio with Kathleen Hartnett. Click here to register>>

·        Wednesday, 10/27, 6:00 -7:00 PM EST. Library Webinar: Introduction to the Cambridge College Online Library with Jeff Cronin. Click here to register>>

·        Thursday, 10/28, 4:00-5:00 PM EST. How to Strengthen Your Argument with Sources with Kate Litterer. Click here to register>>

·        Thursday, 10/28, 4:30-6:00 PM EST. Resumes that Lead to Interviews with Irina Galatskaya. Click here to register>>

·        Friday, 10/29, 3:00-4:00 PM EST. How to Strengthen Your Argument with Sources with Kate Litterer. Click here to register>>

·        Friday, 10/29, 3:30-4:30 PM EST. Developing Supporting Paragraphs: Topic Sentence vs. Thesis Studio with Lee Okan. Click here to register>>

 

Laptop Loan Program

If you do not have your own computer to attend class and complete assigned course work, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop from the College. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Digital Literacy Program for Students

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering an optional digital literacy program for students, which provides training and practice for building technology skills. This is an excellent program for building digital literacy. To learn more about the benefits of the program, click here>>. If you are interested in participating, contact Joseph Hughes at joseph.hughes@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A Federal Communications Commission program has provided a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. Under the new infrastructure bill that was just passed, this benefit will be expanded as the “Affordable Connectivity Program.”  To learn about eligibility and application options, visit www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

 

Sitters for Scholars

Sitters For Scholars (formerly Sitters Without Borders) is a first-of-its-kind non-profit organization. They offer free and low-cost evening babysitting services to low-income parents attending college in the Greater Boston area. For more information read their flyer here>>.

 

Keep up the good work in your classes. If you need support, don’t hesitate to reach out to your instructors or support staff.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stephen Healey, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at vera.dimoplon@cambridgecollege.edu or 617-873-0614.