What is your biggest achievement? Your greatest failure?
It's not always easy at Brown to find a time and place to share these stories, but talking about your highs and lows and getting feedback from your fellow students is a powerful way to begin figuring out what success means to you and how to craft your own story. These stories can be used to help you narrow down what you might want to apply for in the future, and be used to secure those opportunities.
Dear first-year advisors and Meiklejohns,
Today is the mid-semester point, and a good moment for you to check in with your advisees about how their semesters are going. If any of your first-years are having trouble in a course or are simply in need of additional guidance, remind them that academic deans are available in drop-in hours Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm.
Some first-years may be interested in staying on campus this summer and using Brown's summer course offerings to move forward in a discipline, explore possible areas of concentration, or improve their academic standing. This year over 50 courses, from anthropology to visual art, will be available; students may take up to two courses in a summer, and can actually earn a semester of enrollment credit if they take a career total of four courses in the Brown summer session. (Four is, however, the limit for summer credits.) Students receiving financial aid from the University may also qualify for summer aid, and can contact the Financial Aid office for details. Direct students to Summer and Continuing Studies to peruse the offerings; pre-registration begins on April 1.
Ann Gaylin & Carol Cohen
Sign up for either of these workshops designed to give you tips on how to take full advantage of your academic experience. See the links below for more information.
Engage with your community
Your general education at Brown will be enriched by the many kinds of work you do beyond the classroom. Real-world experiences anchor intellectual pursuits in practical knowledge and help you develop a sense of social and global responsibility. Internships, public service, and other community activities both on campus and beyond Brown not only have the potentialto strengthen your core programs; they also can strengthen your moral core, by showing you how and why your liberal studies matter. Looking beyond the horizon of your immediate interests and sharing your knowledge and talents with others can expand intellectual and ethical capacities. And, even more important, allowing others beyond Brown to teach you can offer invaluable insight leading to a fuller and more engaged life, or, in the words of the Brown charter, "a life of usefulness and reputation."
Available through Psychological Services" on-call system. The on-call counselor provides confidential crisis support and information and is available to accompany a victim to the hospital.
Confidential services include support for a survivor or the friends of a survivor, help filing a complaint (if that is the student"s choice), and educational programs for the student community.
Confidential consultation for faculty, staff, and students provided by the Dean for Issues of Chemical Dependency.