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  • For Faculty | Whittier College
    the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Disability Services Slider Disability Services Prev Next In This Section Disability Services Mobile Home Accomodations Supportive Educational Services Requesting Services Requesting a Meal Plan Exemption Documentation Guidelines Confidentiality Grievance Policy For Faculty Prospective Students Contact Us You are here Home Disability Services For Faculty For Faculty On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments Disability Services works with academic offices and campus departments to facilitate the inclusion and full participation of students with disabilities at Whittier We encourage faculty to reach out to us with their concerns Syllabi Statement Faculty are requested to include the following statement on their course syllabi Students desiring accommodations on the basis of physical learning or psychological disability for this class are to contact Disability Services Disability Services is located on the ground floor of the Library building and can be reached by calling extension 4825 Resources for Faculty The

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  • Prospective Students | Whittier College
    Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Disability Services Slider Disability Services Prev Next In This Section Disability Services Mobile Home Accomodations Supportive Educational Services Requesting Services Requesting a Meal Plan Exemption Documentation Guidelines Confidentiality Grievance Policy For Faculty Prospective Students Contact Us You are here Home Disability Services Prospective Students Prospective Students On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments There is a fundamental distinction between the laws governing students with disabilities in K through 12 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA and the laws governing students with disabilities in college Americans with Disabilities Act ADA and Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 ADAA A significant difference is that IDEA strives for academic success while ADAA strives for equal access to all courses programs services and activities Many of the modifications and instructional supports mandated under IDEA are not considered to be reasonable under

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  • Orientation | Whittier College
    Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni First Year Experience Slider First Year Experience Prev Next In This Section First Year Mobile Orientation Freshman Writing Seminars Faculty Mentors Peer Mentor Program Living Learning Communities Academic Advising Events Freshman Checklist First Year Parents Contact Us Services for Commuters You are here Home First Year Experience Orientation Orientation On 29 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments First Year Orientation is a comprehensive program that assists new students their parents and families in making successful transitions into the Whittier College community New students are assisted in the development of competencies academic economic social cultural and personal associated with success as a college student Faculty staff administrators and peer mentors work to ensure that students are equipped to fully engage

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  • Freshman Writing Seminar | Whittier College
    Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section Writing Program Mobile Freshman Writing Seminar Writing Intensive Courses Writers at Whittier College Paper in the Major Resources Contact Us You are here Home Writing Program Freshman Writing Seminar Freshman Writing Seminar On 23 Apr 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments The Freshman Writing Seminar introduces students to the Whittier College Writing Program These seminars themed courses designed by faculty from all disciplines delve into challenging intellectual questions which freshmen explore in class discussions and in essays Composition instruction emphasizes writing as a process involving the constructive critical collaboration of author the author s peers and the instructor Seminar size is limited to 15 students and differ in content each year Each seminar is a 3 credit course and is taken for a letter grade Program Objectives Through analysis of complex texts chosen to frame a central course theme students sharpen critical reading and thinking skills Students transfer and apply these skills to writing assignments designed to teach the use of description narration exposition analysis argument and synthesis as developmental strategies but not as ends in themselves Students are also introduced to research based writing writing under time pressure and correct mechanics of language Extensive revision is emphasized as integral to the writing process The student identifies summarizes and critiques the arguments presented in class readings The student demonstrates the ability to write an effective essay which states and supports a thesis The student demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly in written and oral form conclusions about complex problems The student evaluates the mechanical strength of his her own writing The student develops a habit of revision The student writes a final analytical paper of more substantial length supported by

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  • Faculty Mentors | Whittier College
    Aid Costs Admitted Students Contact Us Campus Life Campus Life Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni First Year Experience Slider First Year Experience Prev Next In This Section First Year Mobile Orientation Freshman Writing Seminars Faculty Mentors Peer Mentor Program Living Learning Communities Academic Advising Events Freshman Checklist First Year Parents Contact Us Services for Commuters You are here Home First Year Experience Faculty Mentors Faculty Mentors On 1 May 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments Faculty mentors who teach the Freshman Writing Seminar also serve as advisors for first year students until they are ready to declare a major Mentors reserve time to meet with students each week to discuss issues such as Succeeding academically Developing education goals Investigating majors Planning for careers Graduate

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  • Peer Mentor Program | Whittier College
    Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni First Year Experience Slider First Year Experience Prev Next In This Section First Year Mobile Orientation Freshman Writing Seminars Faculty Mentors Peer Mentor Program Living Learning Communities Academic Advising Events Freshman Checklist First Year Parents Contact Us Services for Commuters You are here Home First Year Experience Peer Mentor Program Peer Mentor Program On 1 May 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments Peer mentors are upper class students who work with first year students to help them understand and prepare for the academic and social demands of college life Mentors begin the academic year working as leaders during Orientation and then continue to assist mentees throughout their entire first year at Whittier Peer mentors introduce first year students to college services and talk with them about living in residence halls and roommate concerns how to best utilize their advisors make friends join clubs or student government manage their time and prepare for classes Peer mentors also help students acclimate to

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  • Academic Advising | Whittier College
    First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni First Year Experience Slider First Year Experience Prev Next In This Section First Year Mobile Orientation Freshman Writing Seminars Faculty Mentors Peer Mentor Program Living Learning Communities Academic Advising Events Freshman Checklist First Year Parents Contact Us Services for Commuters You are here Home First Year Experience Academic Advising Academic Advising On 1 May 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments First year students work with the Center for Advising and Academic Success CAAS to register for courses during the summer and winter before classes begin This provides first year students with the ability to work closely with a peer advisor and professional staff member to select the appropriate course schedule for their first semester Registration also happens early so that students have the opportunity to thoroughly think about their

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  • Events | Whittier College
    you are and the roles you can and will play in bettering society You will quickly experience the fact that learning is an exercise in complexity Rather than focusing on discrete facts memorization and knowledge produced by others your professors will ask you to rethink unlearn and reconfigure what you thought you knew The facts of course still matter However the focus on our campus will be to approach texts and data with careful and critical evaluation of what we can know how we come to know it and what we still don t know You will also be asked to apply that knowledge beyond the classroom As you explore those opportunities beyond the classroom you will start to see the contributions that you can make to Whittier College the community and the world Whittier College values community as an integral component of the Four C s of our liberal arts curriculum Community Communication Cultural Perspectives and Connections Given that your Whittier experience will be complex we want you to begin grappling with that notion and focus on developing an appreciation of community right from the start This is why our campus is requiring all of our new students to read Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle This book shows the power of community and storytelling to transform even the most dire and violent situations It also demonstrates the importance of each human being because change and growth are collaborative and we re all in this project together Finally Tattoos on the Heart is a beautifully written book that embodies exactly what it teaches Some of Father Boyle s stories are hysterically funny others heartbreaking but re shaping our worlds through narrative makes human community as well as liberal education possible This book gives us just one vivid

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