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SASS Faculty Information: Welcome

Sample Syllabus Language

Please include information about Student Academic Support Services on your syllabus.

Based on your needs, please copy and paste one of the appropriate statements below onto your syllabus!

General Statement Statement for Online Courses ONLY:

You should always identify Student Academic Support Services available specifically for the class (such as supplemental instruction or required Writing Consultations), or use the following general statement about academic support services available at Defiance College.

Student Academic Support Services (SASS):

For extra help in this class or many of your other courses, please be sure to visit Student Academic Support Services in the Pilgrim Library, for free tutoring and writing assistance. SASS writing consultants can help with most any writing assignment at any stage of the writing process. SASS also offers supplemental instruction for some courses, administers the structured study program, as well as provides study skill workshops, handouts, and LibGuides to help students succeed in their classes. Further information is available at:, 419-783- 2332, or

Use the following syllabus language if you are teaching a course online.

Student Academic Support Services (SASS):

Tutoring and writing assistance is available for most courses at Defiance College. These services are offered by peer tutors and writing consultants trained to encourage the highest level of individual academic success while upholding personal academic integrity.

Writing Consultants are available in the Pilgrim Library by appointment. If a student is taking courses online and cannot make it to campus for a face-to-face appointment, they can share their paper with through Google docs.  Or they can use the online writing tool, Grammarly. To create a free premium education Grammarly account:

1. Go to
2. Provide your name and @ email. 
3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.

Tutors are also available for most subject areas as well as Supplemental Instruction for specific courses. You can complete an online tutor request form at  If you are taking an online course and cannot make it to campus for a face-to-face tutoring appointment, you can let your tutor know this when they email you after the request.  The tutor and you can then use Google Hangouts to instant message through chat or use the video feature as well to communicate online through your phone, tablet, or computer.  Courses with Supplemental Instruction (SI) will have the sessions recorded, so students who are not on campus can view the weekly SI review sessions.  The SI leader for the course will let you know how to access these videos. 

For more information about the services provided by SASS, contact Lisa Crumit-Hancock at ext. 2332 or You can also check out our webpage:

Faculty Recommendations

The SASS Learning Studio is dependent on reliable, friendly, and talented student workers to serve as peer tutors, writing consultants, supplemental instruction leaders,  and first-year peer leaders.  We encourage faculty to please forward names of students that they think would be an excellent candidate for any of these positions. Faculty can contact Lisa Crumit-Hancock directly at 419-783-2332 or to submit their recommendations at anytime.   

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