Whom should I see if I need academic support?

Timothy Rogers, Associate Director of Disability Services
Phone: 617-521-2470
Email: timothy.rogers@simmons.edu
If you know you have a disability, contact him immediately in order to fill out the appropriate paperwork. You will be eligible for reasonable accommodations (as applicable) in your classes once this paperwork is complete. For more information, visit the Center for Academic Achievement.

What if I'm having a problem in a course?

If you find yourself struggling in a course, be sure to communicate your difficulties to the professor and/or your advisor. If you need additional assistance, you can make an appointment to visit Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles. If you are afraid that you will not be able to complete your coursework, discuss the issue with your professor and ask about submitting an Incomplete Form (RTF). If approved, the incomplete will allow you a limited extension in which to finish your assignments. As long as you complete your assignments by deadline, the incomplete will not affect your grade.

Are there student liaisons I can contact?

LISSA Officers and the leaders of the various student groups are good resources to contact if you have any questions. For information about them, visit the Student Groups page. The pages for Incoming Students are full of helpful information for new students.

What if I'm having a problem in a course?

First, discuss your problems with the teacher. If there are unresolved issues, make an appointment to visit Terry Plum or Assistant Dean Em Claire Knowles to discuss any problem you may have in a course. If you are afraid that you will not be able to complete your coursework, discuss the issue with your professor and submit an (PDF). If approved, the incomplete will allow you a limited extension in which to finish your assignments. As long as you complete your assignments in time, the incomplete will not affect your grade. Incompletes are typically given for a student's verified illness, medical emergency, death in the immediate family, extreme hardship, or unusual circumstances beyond the student's control.