WCSU Returns to Normal, Reopening Information and Covid-19 Updates

Division of Student Affairs

AccessAbility Services

Upcoming AAS Events / Announcements

Academic Workshops: Use this link to join the workshops

Monday, August 31st, 1:00 – 2:00: 
Reading a College Syllabus and Getting Ready for the Semester

Tuesday, September 8th, 1:00 – 2:00: 
Textbook Reading – Math and General Textbook Reading Skills
Monday, September 14th, 1:00 – 2:00: How to Increase Productivity for Remote Learning
Tuesday, September 22nd, 1:00 – 2:00: Tips on How to Best Communicate with Faculty Members
Tuesday, September 29th, 12:00 – 1:00: Study Techniques that Work

Tuesday, October 6th, 1:00 – 2:00:
Tips for Effective Stress Management
Tuesday, October 13th, 1:00 – 2:00: How to Adress Loneliness in a Remote Environment
Tuesday, October 20th, 1:00 – 2:00: Effective Research Strategies

Tuesday, November 17th 1:00 – 2:00: 
Tips for Effective Stress Management

Should you require accommodations or if you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth Werling Morel at morele@wcsu.edu.

Covid-19 Information

WCSU will be conducting all activities through a virtual campus for the remainder of Spring 2020, this includes AccessAbility Services. AccessAbility Services will be available Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm via email, phone, or video meetings. If you call the office, please make sure to leave a message if your call is not answered as we are unable to see missed calls. Please make sure to provide your name, reason for calling, and phone number so that we can have the most appropriate staff member return your call.

Testing Accommodations: Should you receive testing accommodations, you will need to touch base with your faculty member in advance of the exam to request that they extend your timing online. Most faculty members will be using Blackboard which has a built-in feature to extend your time. In case you want to know more, here is a link that explains the process to faculty members: Test Availability Exceptions

Academic Support: We recognize this can be a stressful and challenging change for each of you. As you begin to learn how your class will be structured, please do not hesitate to schedule a meeting with one of the Learning Specialists in AccessAbility Services. Learning Specialists will continue to be available during this time remotely through WebEx appointments. If you currently have a meeting scheduled, you will receive an email from your learning specialist inviting you to a video meeting. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please give the office a call at 203-837-8225.

Campus Academic Support: AccessAbility Services will continue to officer assistance on time management and organization skills, however, if you need more tailored support for a particular class, the following campus support services will continue to provide assistance remotely; Tutoring Resource Center, Writing Center, Math Clinic, and the Ancell Learning Commons. Please note that some of the schedules and availability of these support services may be different and/or limited. Please check the following website for constantly updated information and instructions. Library Continuity

Additional Accommodations: The switch to online classes is an opportunity for you to reevaluate your accommodation needs. Should you have any new needs or unexpected challenges due to the change to an online environment, please do not hesitate to request additional reasonable accommodations. Students looking to request additional accommodations should email aas@wcsu.edu outlining their accommodation request. A staff member will respond to have the student participate in an interactive virtual conversation regarding their needs.