Adjunct Orientation Student Services Fall 2014

Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, Dean of Students
Annandale Campus
Dean of Students
Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, Ph.D., Dean of Students
CA 315, 703-323-3382
Mr. Muhammad Basit, Executive Assistant
Oversees all student services units
Overloads, signs dual enrollment forms after counselors
Care Team
Dean’s reports
Handles campus disciplinary procedures, but not police
 Mr. Steven Mosley, Coordinator of Student Integrity and
Student Services/Admissions
 Ms. Margaret Omwenga, Campus Registrar, CA 114
 Online application assistance
 Registration assistance for special exceptions
 Grade changes, Incompletes, Withdrawal Forms, etc.
 Transcript requests and graduation applications
handled in Central Records Office. Students and
faculty members may contact the CRO at
[email protected]
Student Support Services
 Dr. Marilyn Deppe, Coordinator, CA 113: Oversees
Veteran’s Office, Welcome Center, Smarter Track
Implementation, Special Projects and Professional
 Veteran’s Office
 Mr. Romy Sarmiento
 Ms. Audra Morris
 Jason Hunter, VetSuccess Counselor
 Veteran’s Office, CA 114, 703-323-3145
Financial Aid
 Financial Aid Office: CA 113, Phone (703) 323-3556
VTDD (703) 323-3744, [email protected]
Mr. Raphael Soberano, Campus Financial Aid
Manager, [email protected]
Grants, College Work Study, Loans, Scholarships
Ms. Joan Zanders, College Financial Aid Director
College Financial Aid Office: (703) 323-3199
 Ms. Jessie Zahorian, Interim Coordinator of
 CA 112, 703-323-3200
Academic Advising, undeclared students
Referrals for students needing personal counseling
College Success Skills classes
Mental health referrals and crisis intervention
counseling (Access Hope)
 Career and Transfer Career Center
 Summer faculty advising is done in the Center for
Academic Assistance, CG 224
Student Success
 Mr. Wes Hillyard, Coordinator, CA 112, (703) 764-6010
 GPS for Success initiative
 Seven advising specialists
 High school outreach
 Student Orientation
Student Life
 CF 230, (703) 323-3147
 Many student organizations on campus
 Social, cultural and educational events
throughout the year.
 Student Government Association
 Mr. Tom DiCato, Program Manager
 Ms. Jessica Gardner, Advisor
Athletics and Intramurals
 Men’s Basketball
 Women’s Basketball
 Men’s Soccer
 Men’s Lacrosse
 Women’s Volleyball
 Coed Ice Hockey
 Contact: Mr. Brian Anweiler, Director of College-Wide
Student Activities, 703-845-6206
International Students
 NOVA Office of International Student Services, Mr.
Stephen Bennett, 703-323-3423, [email protected]
 Annandale Campus International Student Center, CA
113, 703-323-2272, Dr. Michael Tucker, Coordinator
Disability Services: CA Bldg, 112
 Counseling Office, CA 112
 Students may receive accommodations for
documented disabilities
 703-323-3200
Ms. Susie Ko
Ms. Vicky White
Ms. Tracy Bell
Career and Transfer Center
CA 105
Career counseling, job referral
Employer visits to campus
Transfer information and assistance
Transfer workshops, fairs and visits
Transfer: 703-323-3211
 Transfer Counselor: Ms. Jennifer Nelson
 Career: 703-323-3144
 Career Counselors
 Mr. Marius Jones and Ms. Stephanie Allen
Annandale Campus Pathway Office, CA 211
 College/university transition program targeted to at
risk students
Partnership includes NOVA, George Mason and most
local school districts
Ms. Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, Director
Ms. Fran Troy, Coordinator, campus programs
703-323-3359, [email protected]
 In Post-Secondary Education:
No qualified individual with a disability, on the basis of
a disability, may be
 Excluded from participation in,
 Denied benefits of, or
 Otherwise be subjected to discrimination
Under any program, services, or activity which
 Is operated by a public entity (ADA) or
 Which receives or benefits from federal
financial assistance (504)
What ADA 504 & 508 does:
 Provides equal access in facilities, materials,
information, opportunity, and activities
What ADA 504 & 508 does not do:
• Guarantee success. Students are evaluated
based on performance
• Give students with accommodations an
“unfair advantage”
Student Responsibilities
 Provide appropriate documentation
 Inform Disability Services staff of accommodation
 Talk with professors about classroom
accommodations, as needed
 Inform the Disability Services staff of barriers to a
successful education
 Follow through with appointments
 Receive new MOA each semester
Faculty Responsibilities
 Provide accommodations or modifications listed
on the Memorandum of Accommodations (MOA)
 Contact the Disability Support Services with any
questions on how to use the MOA or
accommodate the student
 Contact the DSS who issued the MOA if there are
questions about a specific accommodation. There
may be times where an alternative accommodation
is acceptable
Use of a tape recorder/Echo Pen for lectures
Use of Assistive Technology
Use of a comprehensive syllabus
Examination Modifications (e.g., extended time, oral exams, testing in a
quiet environment)
 Preferential Seating
 Use of Reader/Scribe
 The college is not required to provide:
 Personal assistants
 Individual personal tutors/academic coaches
 Personal assistive technology
 The college does not and will not make accommodations that would
alter the essential components and/or academic integrity of any
Myths and Facts
 Students get to ask for what accommodations he/she wants?
No, the MOA is generated based on medical documentation, testing, and
other assessment tools to determine which accommodations the
student is eligible in accordance with ADA and college policies.
 Faculty do not have to provide copies of PowerPoints because it is
his/her intellectual property.
If a student has this accommodation listed on the MOA, it must be
provided if the PowerPoints were used in lecture. As an employee of
the College and as educators we cannot cite intellectual property to
“withhold” accommodations.
Myths and Facts cont.
 Student states that he/she gets to turn in homework assignments
late because he/she is allowed extra time.
False statement. No student is given extra time for homework or projects
as an accommodation. Students are only allowed extra time for in-class
assignments and test/quizzes. Students are given a syllabus, therefore
they know when all assignments are due. However, a case by case
determination can be made by the instructor for consideration for all
students (i.e. student is in an accident & provides documentation).
 Webpage that provides resources and information on working with
students with disabilities. faculty.htm
 Contact your campus DSS counselor
 NOVA Information for students:
 To receive more information about the civil rights of students with
disabilities in education institutions, you may contact us at :
Customer Service Team Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of
Education Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 Phone: 1-800-421-3481 TDD: 1-
877-521-2172 Email: [email protected] Web site:

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