How to get academic accommodations this semester

first_img + posts printThe beginning of a new semester can be a daunting task or refreshing start. The Center for Academic Services encourages students to plan ahead if they would like to receive academic accommodations for courses in the fall.The process for receiving the proper academic accommodations can be simple if done as soon as possible.The first step is to send or bring the most current testing records available to the Center for Academic Services department, located in Sadler Hall. This should be done as soon as possible. After the Academic Services has received the documents, they will be reviewed and the student will be assigned coordinator.The student and coordinator will have an interview where they discuss what the student wants most out of their accommodations. The coordinator’s role is to take the student’s testing results and interview them. Here, the coordinator will take into consideration the testing and interview to make a list of the accommodations necessary for the student to do their best. At the end of this interview, it’s crucial to set up another meeting time during the first week of school to review the accommodations the coordinator makes.First Week of ClassIn this meeting, the student will either approve or make changes to the accommodations that the coordinator has given. If changes need to be made, the student and coordinator will need to set up another meeting where they approve the changes made. If the accommodations are approved by the student and coordinator at the end of the first meeting, the student moves to the next step.The coordinator will give the student letters that must be signed by all professors the student will have that semester. Now, it is up to the student to speak to professors as quickly as possible. Professors often want to give the proper accommodations to students–it is important to arrange the accommodations before the first exam. This makes the testing process easier for the student and professor.Second Week of ClassDuring the second week of class, students should return all signed accommodations letters back to their coordinator. The coordinator will then ask the student to sign an agreement for the next semester. This agreement simply says that by turning in the signed accommodations letters, the Academic Services department will have the accommodations letters for the next semester’s courses available on the first-day class to expedite the process. This process will continue throughout one’s time at TCU.If students have any questions or concerns about how to receive their academic accommodations they can check out the Center for Academic Services website or call: (817) 257-6567. Facebook ReddIt Facebook Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Megan Guter Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ Megan Guter Megan Guter Megan Guter Students seeking academic accommodations can go to Sadler hall to set up their first meeting.Photo credit: ATMTX Photography Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Megan Guter Twitter ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleDumpster fire causes evacuation at University House TCU apartment buildingNext articleTCU misses shots and big opportunity in loss to No. 6 Baylor, 62-53 Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Limerick leads the way

first_imgPrint Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp NewsLimerick leads the wayBy Bernie English – March 31, 2016 939 center_img LIMERICK is leading the way in an area fraught with difficulty for many families, that of how to deal with the cremated ashes of a loved one.Despite the growing popularity of cremation, many graveyards do not facilitate ash only interments. Urn Towers, a company set up by Limerick man Stephen Power provides a unique solution, allowing the interring of cremated remains in graveyards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council is the first local authority in the country to support this initiative by piloting a project to allow families inter a loved one’s remains in a new-style memorial called an Urn Tower. The urns holding the remains are placed inside the family Urn Tower.  Two Limerick City graveyards – Killmurry and the extension at Mount St Lawrence cemetery –  will be the first Irish facilities to offer this option.Once the trial period is completed, it is hoped that Urn Towers will be available at other Limerick graveyards and, eventually, throughout the country.Stephen Power of Urn Towers says that with space in city graveyards at a premium, cremation rates are increasing by up to 20 per cent every year.“A new grave can cost from €500 to €14,000. This does not cover the extras such as opening the grave, monument fees and headstone costs.A growing population and the influx of people to cities and towns is putting pressure on graveyards with many running out of space.  Cremation offers some relief on these issues.“Some families scatter the ashes in places where the deceased person had some attachment. However, other families would prefer to have a permanent place to visit and remember a loved one who has chosen cremation.“Urn Towers offer a real solution for this very modern dilemma”, he said. Email Linkedin Previous articleLocal interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekendNext articleMunster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator – Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgCourse managementAdvisementScholarshipServiceClinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, andAssessment Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clear understandingof institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney. Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYThe AFWC is primarily responsible for coordinating the clinicaleducation and the doctoral residency portion of the OTD curriculum,in collaboration with the OTD Doctoral Coordinator. This is afaculty position with teaching, scholarship, advisement, andservice responsibilities in addition to the administration ofclinical education and doctoral experiential component/residency.This position requires significant contact with students, outsideconstituents, professional consortiums, and AFWC faculty at theother USA campuses so teaching responsibilities have beensignificantly reduced in order to ensure that the needs of thefieldwork program are being met.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SUPERVISED BY THE PROGRAMDIRECTOR OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities as assigned by the Academic ProgramDirectorPOSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to: Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic ProgramDirectorCollaborates with: Clinical Education AssociatesTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATIONOccupational Therapy Program Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time andattention effectively. Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students and holds themaccountable for assignments and performance Collaborative – Works cooperatively with others across theinstitution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others. EXPERIENCE Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONMust be currently licensed as an occupational therapist in campusspecific state.TRAVELTravel is an expectation and requirement of the position. Sitevisits to clinical and doctoral residency locations is oftenrequired to assess the suitability of the site and to monitorstudent’s performance. Visits to sites may be initiated by the siteor the AFWC.BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.Physical requirements of this position include the following:Does not applycenter_img Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled by theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity. All Other Programs ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN COLLABORATION WITH THECLINICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging and productive. Terminal academic degree preferred. Post professional master’sdegree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertisewith plans to obtain a terminal academic degree will beconsidered. Communicates between the Academic Institution and AffiliatedClinical Education SitesClinical Site DevelopmentFieldwork Educator DevelopmentWorks with the Clinical Education Department Head to support acollaborative environment in the clinical education office withbehaviors such as: Full-time core faculty teaching in OTD programs must hold adoctoral degree awarded by a ISDE-recognized regional accreditingbody. The doctoral degree is not limited to a doctorate inoccupational therapy.All full-time core faculty teaching in the MOT program musthold a minimum of a master’s degree. The majority of those facultymembers who are occupational therapy practitioners must hold adoctoral degree. All degrees must be awarded by an institution thatis accredited by a USDE-recognized regional accrediting body. Thedegrees are not limited to occupational therapy. Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness. A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at thecollege/university level at Instructor rank.Experience with distance learning preferred.A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content required.Experience in scholarly activity preferred.last_img read more

Duterte signs law expanding protection of journalists’ sources

first_img “It is an omission that must be filled, an anomaly that must be corrected. The journalists envisioned by the Sotto Law cannot be confined to print practitioners,” Del Mar said. Under the law, divulging a journalist’s source shall only be required should the court, House of Representatives, or the Senate or any of the committees of congress find that such revelation is important for the security of the state. “Any publisher, owner, or duly recognized o accredited journalist, columnist, manager, media practitioner involved in the writing, editing, production and dissemination of news for mass circulation of any print, broadcast, wire service organization, or electronic mass media, including cable television and its variants can only reveal the source of his/her information if the court or the House of Representatives or the Senate or any committee of Congress finds that such revelation is demanded by the security of the State,” stated under the provision of the law. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that allows the broadcast and online media not to reveal sources of their stories, just like the journalists. Rep. Raul del Mar, who authored the House’s version, said that an amendment to the existing law is needed as it does not mention anything about journalists from broadcast stations, news or wire agencies and internet newspapers, magazines and other publications. Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11458, or the act expanding the coverage of exemptions from revealing the source of published news or information obtained in confidence by including journalists from broadcast, and news agencies, more known as the “Sotto law.” “When Republic Act 53 was enacted, electronic journalism was almost non-existent, while the internet was not even a dream,” he added./PNlast_img read more

Rupert set for Decatur County Soil & Water Annual Meeting

first_imgLuigi Novi [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia CommonsGreensburg, In. — The 2019 Decatur County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting will feature an appearance by Survivor star Rupert Boneham. The event will be held at the Knights of St. John Hall in Greensburg at 6 p.m.Please call 812-663-8685 for ticket information.last_img