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Success Services Faculty Information: Welcome

Faculty Recommendations

The Academic Support Center, the Writing Studio, and the FYE Program are 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 at 419-783-2332 or lcrumithancock@defiance.edu or Lacey Strickler at 419-783-2495 or lstrickler@defiance.edu to submit their recommendations at anytime.   

Sample Syllabus Language

Please include information about Success 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:

Please use the statement below on your syllabus. You should also always identify Success Services available specifically for the class (such as supplemental instruction or required Writing Consultations).

Success Services:

Defiance College is dedicated to providing you with the academic support you may need as a student. Success Services at DC encompass the following: Library & Informational Resources, Academic Support Center, Writing Studio, Structured Study Program, First-Year Experience (FYE), DC PASS (Pathways to Academic Student Success), DC F1RST (First-gen program), and  Study Skill workshops & individual consultations. All services are located in the Pilgrim Library. If you have questions about any of the services, contact Assistant Dean Crumit-Hancock, at lcrumithancock@defiance.edu or 419-783-2332. In addition, further information is available at: https://library.defiance.edu/SuccessServices

For extra help in this class or many of your other courses, please be sure to visit the Academic Support Center (ASC) in the lower level of the Pilgrim Library, for free tutoring. The ASC also offers supplemental instruction for some courses. To find out more information about tutoring or SI, contact ASC Director Lacey Strickler at lstrickler@defiance.edu or 419-783-2495 or go to the ASC webpage at:  https://library.defiance.edu/ASC   

For assistance with your writing assignments, visit the Writing Studio in the Pilgrim Library (to your left as you enter the building). Writing Consultants provide students with private, individualized help in half-hour sessions to develop strategies for approaching their papers, projects, and reports through a better understanding of purpose, structure, topic, and audience. To make an appointment go to: https://library.defiance.edu/writingstudio 

As a Defiance College student, you also have access to the online writing tool, Grammarly. To create a free premium education Grammarly account:

1. Go to grammarly.com/enterprise/signup
2. Provide your name and @defiance.edu email. 
3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.

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

Success Services:

Success Services is dedicated to providing you with the academic support you may need as a student at Defiance College. Success Services at DC encompass the following: Library & Informational Resources, Academic Support Center, Writing Studio, Structured Study Program, First-Year Experience (FYE), DC PASS (Pathways to Academic Student Success), DC F1RST (First-gen program), and  Study Skill workshops & individual consultations. All services are located in the Pilgrim Library. Further information is available at: https://library.defiance.edu/SuccessServices

Most Pilgrim Library services are accessible online. To access the library’s resources off campus, you will need your student ID number. You can locate your ID number on your Student ID card or on MyDC. Your Library Card Number is your 7 digit student ID number with the numbers 80 added in front. For example, if your ID number is 1234567, then your Library Card Number is 801234567.  You’ll need this info anytime you want to request an item through OhioLINK OR to log in to one of our resources from off campus.

Online tutoring and writing assistance are available at Defiance College. These services are offered through Smarthinking, a 24/7 tutoring and writing help platform accessed through a link located in your Moodle courses.

As a Defiance College student, you also have access to the online writing tool, Grammarly. To create a free premium education Grammarly account:

1. Go to grammarly.com/enterprise/signup
2. Provide your name and @defiance.edu email. 
3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link. 

For more information about Success Services, contact Assistant Dean Lisa Crumit-Hancock at 41-783-2332 or lcrumithancock@defiance.edu.

Pilgrim Library:   
  419-783-2481     
  library@defiance.edu     
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