UMD Resources

Student Success. UMass Dartmouth has a number of resources to help students succeed, including:

  • Center for Access and Success: This office oversees the University’s compliance with the legal mandates expressed in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for students with documented disabilities. Pine Dale Hall, Room 7136. Phone: (508) 999-8711.
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC offers free peer tutoring to any UMass Dartmouth student throughout the school year, and during an abbreviated schedule during the summer and intersession. Each of the three tutoring centers—Math & Business Center, Science & Engineering Center, and the Writing & Reading Center—tutors students in a wide variety of subjects.
  • College Now. LARTS Room 105. Phone: (508) 999-8704
  • Counseling Center. Auditorium Annex. Phone: (508) 999-8648

Student Conduct. Resources dealing with student conduct include:

  • Office of Student Affairs: If a student comes to you with an emergency (e.g. illness, death in family) and needs special dispensation with regards to their coursework, send them (or walk them) to the Office of Student Affairs. Students do not have to go to individual professors to ask for extensions (or other special dispensation) because of an unforeseen circumstance, and you do not have to make a judgement about their  circumstance. Shelly Metvier-Scott does make those decisions and sends email on behalf of students.
  • Student Code of Conduct: This webpage outlines student responsibilities, including expectations for academic honesty
  • Student Handbook: Go to the handbook for guidelines on how to handle academic dishonesty

Useful Phone Numbers

  • TA Balcony Office (345B): (508) 999-9225
  • English Department’s Main Office: (508) 999-8274

Faculty Instructional Responsibilities

These are the official Fall 2013 Memos from the Provost, etc.:

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