Resources and Links

chain linkThe following are resources which may be useful for faculty as they work to support students in their courses. Faculty can download a SAR Handout for information on all resources available for students. Additionally, Accessibility Services is always available to answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Resources for Faculty

Some of the offices which support faculty at Wesleyan.

Creating Courses with Accessibility in Mind
Whether creating an on-campus, online, or hybrid course, here is a collection of resources which provide faculty with information and tools for developing course content which is accessible to all students.

Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI)
CPI provides faculty with resources, assistance, and training to design, test, and deliver innovative courses, materials, formats, and modes of delivery.

Faculty Career Development
Through grants, workshops, seminars, publications, and formal and informal discussions, we hope to cultivate dialogue among Wesleyan faculty members and encourage association with faculty members at other academic institutions.

Academic Resources

A range of academic services are offered to assist all Wesleyan students.

Dean's Peer Tutoring Program
Peer tutors are provided free of charge for individual students in need of further course-content instruction. Students can request a tutor at anytime. Faculty can recommend students either to be tutored, or to be a tutor.

Math Workshop
The Math Workshop always has two staff members on duty, who may be either experienced undergraduates, or math graduate students. The staff offer a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while answering questions about mathematics

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Zone is located in the Science Library and is a space where students currently taking introductory science courses can receive academic support. Students can get help from course teaching assistants, course instructors, peer advisors, and fellow students.

Student Academic Resources (SAR)
The staff in SAR are happy to meet with any student individually throughout the year, and can assist with developing metacognitive learning strategies and academic skills, as well as connecting with other resources on campus. Additionally, Academic Peer Advisors are available to assist with skill building in time management, study skills, note taking, and test taking, as well as understanding and navigating university processes such as course planning and housing selection. Students who believe that they would benefit from academic support, but are not sure where to turn, are encouraged to connect with SAR or a peer advisor at any time.

Writing Workshop
Writing tutors and mentors work individually with students, and assist many students with disabilities. Students can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor's comments on completed work.

External Links

What is a reasonable Accommodation?
by Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D.

When Faculty are TOO Accommodating!
by Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D.

Legal Links

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Wesleyan University is committed to supporting all students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. To this end, Wesleyan complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973