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Student Resources

Academic Resources 

Virtual training sessions, remote-learning tips and software programs, students can find their academic resources here. Students can also visit the FAQ webpage for questions related to academic continuity. 

McCain Library is offering remote support for the rest of the semester, with limited access to physical library items. We will do our best to connect you with whatever resource or library service you may need - just ask. All due dates for library materials have been extended until May 13, 2020; fines will be waived. Questions? Email the library at library@agnesscott.edu; that account is checked often, and requests will be distributed to the correct person.
 

Contact itshelp@agnesscott.edu or call 404.471.5487 for support or service requests.  IT is providing real-time virtual support with limited face-to-face assistance

Software Resources 

Students, faculty, and staff have access to several discounted and free software resources.

24/7 Canvas phone support hotline and chat links for faculty and staff are available.

The Office of Academic Advising and Accessible Education is here to support your success! You can schedule a Google Hangouts or a phone conversation using COMPASS. If you have a particular staff member you wish to see and their schedule on COMPASS does not work for you, just email them. You can also call our general office number, 404 471-6200.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: With whom should I share attendance and academic concerns?
A: With your instructors and advisors 

 

Q: How do I schedule an appointment with a member of the Office of Academic Advising and Accessible Education?
A: Students can schedule an appointment through COMPASS 

 

Q: Who should I contact if I can't complete the semester?
A: If students are unable to complete the semester they should contact the Assistant Dean of the College/Director, Academic Advising & Accessible Education jcannady@agnesscott.edu

 

Q: Who should I contact to discuss final exams?
A: Students should contact their instructors to discuss final exams

 

 The Center for Writing and Speaking offers 2 forms of online tutoring. To take advantage of this, you must create an account on cws.agnesscott.edu using your Agnes Scott email address.
  • To receive live tutoring via video/audio or chat, please make an appointment on Schedule 1.
  • To receive written feedback only, please choose Schedule 2. Tutors will provide feedback within 48 hours.
  • Not looking for tutoring? We welcome you to use our handouts, follow us for updates on Facebook, or email your concerns to Imani Young Bey, the Program Coordinator, at iyoungbey@agnesscott.edu.
  • How to prepare a speech 

The Resource Center for Math & Science (RCMS) continues to support students & faculty with virtual centers!

  • Click here for all tutoring & workshop schedules and links visit.
  • Apply to be a Learning Assistant by April 30th. 
  • Contact Shandra Owens with any questions about online tutoring for biology, chemistry, math and physics courses. 

The Center for Digital and Visual Literacy offers a variety of remote-learning resources for students. 

For educational resources visit here: http://cdvl.agnesscott.org/remote-students/
For remote learning training visit: https://cdvl.agnesscott.org/remote-education

The Office of Internship and Career Development is available for appointments virtually. Please use COMPASS to schedule appointments or email members of our team to request appointments outside of the times posted. Coaches will contact you via email to confirm. Students can find additional resources on job searching, internships and more here:  https://linktr.ee/ASC_careerdev.

LinkedIn Learning Course (students should be able to access with their ASC login) covers the basics of successful video conferences. It has some useful tips related to making the video look professional, vocal presentation & nonverbals, etc.

 

TED Talks can give students ideas about synthesizing their argument, arranging ideas in ways that engage the audience and meet them where they are in terms of knowledge and expectations, and so on.

 


Student Emergency Fund 

The Student Emergency Fund is managed by the Office of Student Outreach & Education. Qualifying students will be provided with small grants to help them weather difficult financial events of short duration. Requests are assessed and granted on a case-by-case basis. Funding can be requested for the following needs: groceries/food insecurity, emergency medical expenses, needed medications, and gas money. This funding does not replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid.

To complete an application please follow this link: Scottie Emergency Fund. All questions and inquiries should be sent to: scottiecare@agnesscott.edu

Wellness Resources 

 Students can also visit the FAQ webpage for questions on Health and Prevention. 

Student Health Services will provide a Nurse Advice Line for consultation and guidance on physical health-related conditions. To access the Nurse Advice Line, please call 404-471-7100 and follow the prompts to reach Student Health Services. The Nurse Advice Line is available Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For physical health-related concerns that occur outside of these times, please contact your primary care provider or local urgent care center.

***Please note: If you are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe bleeding, or difficulty breathing, please dial 911.***

 

The Wellness Center will provide student consultations via phone, secure messaging and email, and are available Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. The CAPS Director, counselors, and staff psychiatrist will communicate with student clients who have existing scheduled appointments regarding clinically appropriate next steps. Students will have access to a combination of services including consultation, teletherapy, and referral.


Outside of business hours, students may speak with an on-call counselor by calling (404) 471-7100 and choosing option 1. This line is staffed full-time with licensed clinicians who are trained in crisis response. For students who have not previously been seen at CAPS, but are interested in finding a therapist, you may contact the CAPS Director, Katie Ganske at 404-471-5443 or kganske@agnesscott.edu, for assistance with services in your area.


For referrals to therapists off-campus, please visit agnesscott.thrivingcampus.com. If necessary, you can filter your search for providers who offer telehealth.

Students can reach out to Chaplain Whitney at wboothlockard@agnesscott.edu for comfort and support. Prayer requests can be submitted virtually by submitting a prayer request form. Students can also follow @scottie_spirituality on Instagram) for resources and virtual opportunities for praying and holding space together.

General Resources 

A list of internal and external general resources available to students to assist with daily life. 

Need a Mobile Hotspot? 

Now that we have moved to online learning, some students may find themselves unable to access reliable Internet resources. If you are are in need of Internet, click here: Mobile Hotspot Application and fill out an application for a mobile hotspot.

Comcast Increases Access and Speeds of Internet Essentials Service

  • Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  • New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free
  • The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualifying low-income households in Comcast's service area for $9.95/month.
  • Existing customers will not need to do anything. New speeds will be rolled out nationally over the next few days.
  • To sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com (The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.)

Charter Communications Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. 
  • Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • To sign up, call Charter Communications at 1-844-488-8395

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is reducing the minimum age and waiving young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020 to help students get home safely and ease the burden on families at this time.  https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/deals/young-driver.html  

  • Available to college students 18-24 years of age
  • Official student ID must be presented at the time of rental
  • Valid on Economy through Full-Size cars, Minivans, Small Pickup Trucks, and Cargo Vans
  • Valid at U.S. locations only for rentals reserved in advance
  • Standard driver and credit requirements apply (excluding minimum age)
  • Expires May 31, 2020

Emergency Cross-Country Travel

If you are in need of emergency travel by plane please fill out the following application here: Emergency Travel Funds Request

 

Food Bank Locator Out of town? No problem. Visit feedingamerica.org to find your local food bank(s) name, address, phone number and website. Foodbank locations or food resources can also be found by visiting www.auntbertha.com or by the Why Hunger Hotline at 1(800) 5-HUNGRY. Community Resources Listing: Emergency resources, financial assistance, and jobs are all listed on the United Way Atlanta 211 COVID-19 website.

 

U-Haul Offering 30 days of free Self-Storage for Students

  • Limited availability, so act quickly: uhaul.com/storage
  • U-Haul also offers several moving options, including special rates for truck and trailer rentals (must be 18 years old with a valid driver's license to rent a U-Haul truck

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