Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
Important Dates
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Lunch and Conversation with the Dean

Friday October 16
Queen's Day

Monday October 26 - Friday October 30, 2020
Fall Term Break (No classes to be held)

Monday November 2
Last day to drop Fall term courses

Update on Advising
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Student Services has added new drop-in advising sessions every Friday from 1:30 - 3:30pm EDT. Check out our updated website (https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/pass-academic-advising) to learn more.

Both our phone line and LiveChat are staffed Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm EDT. During peak periods, it may take some time to get through to our lines but know that we are working as hard as we can to help you and your patience is very much appreciated.  Visit our website to LiveChat with us, or call us at 613-533-2470.

First-year students should access academic advising through Peer Academic Support Service (PASS), which is a volunteer service that is run through the Faculty of Arts and Science to assist first-year students. The service is designed to ease student transition into university and to promote academic success. Peer Advisors address common questions and concerns (scheduling, plan requirements, SOLUS, and selecting courses) during confidential, non-judgmental advising sessions.

Send your questions to passhelp@queensu.ca and we will connect with you to chat online with a Peer Advisor.
To Drop or Not to Drop: Student Services Webinar
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To Drop or Not to Drop, That is the Question: Assessing your Progress and Making Decisions

Can I drop a class? When do I have to decide? How can I make up missed credits? What implications does dropping have for someone in my situation?  If you are feeling overwhelmed with your course load, this session will outline some options and provide you with some answers to help you make these big decisions.

On Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 pm EDT, spend an hour with an Arts and Science academic advisor gaining information and tips to help you decide if dropping a class is the right decision for you. 

This webinar will also be recorded and posted to https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/pass-academic-advising after the session.

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdqqOC7LrU.
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Studying with Integrity
 
Your degree is valuable. To keep it that way, we all need to take responsibility for completing assignments and exams with integrity.  Build your skills on citation and studying with integrity with the fantastic new academic integrity module from Queen's Student Academic Success Services.
 
You may see advertising from companies offering to help with studying or assignments - remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Read these tips to help you avoid academic dishonesty.
Assessment in Remote Courses
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This semester, final exams in some courses will be proctored using the remote proctoring service, Examity. Your course syllabus would tell you whether Examity is being used in that course. Other courses will have timed assessments and/or final exams in OnQ.  You can find out more about remote proctoring at http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/students/examinations/exams-office-services/remote-proctoring
 
If you will be writing a final exam with Examity, you are strongly encouraged to write a practice exam beforehand to get used to the Examity platform and increase the likelihood of a successful final exam. Further information regarding how and when to take the practice exam in Examity will be provided at a later date by your instructor or the Faculty Office.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Coffee and Conversation with the Dean event on August 24. We hope everyone enjoyed this informal way of staying in touch with the Dean and our FAS community. We would like to invite you to our next informal event, which will be a brown bag lunch with the Dean, faculty, staff, and students, at today at 12:00 noon EDT, via Zoom.

Join the meeting here.

Meeting ID: 811 9670 4946
Passcode: 391470
 
Find your local number here
 
Please join the conversion and feel free to bring a lunch with you!
queensudaayShow Your Spirit on #QueensuDay

Join us on Oct. 16 for Queen's Day and recognize the day in 1841 the university received its Royal Charter. Post a photo to social media with the hashtag #QueensuDay to show your pride and a chance to win a prize pack. 


TAO is an online, mobile friendly library of engaging, interactive pathways that promote wellness and can help you bounce back from challenging times. Get more info: https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/tao.
empowerEmpower Me

Empower me is a confidentially and remote service where students can connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for various areas of expertise. This service is now available to students who are living in other countries. Learn more at https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/empower-me
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Bounce Back

If you're experiencing low mood, anxiety, worry or stress, a free provincial program is available to help. #BounceBackON is a self-help telephone coaching program. Coaches with training in LGBTQ+ equity and trauma-informed care provide mental health support to adults and youth 15+. Visit bouncebackontario.ca for more info. 
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We are pleased to inform you that our Annual Review 2019-20 is now available. It tells the stories of a remarkable year, and celebrates the many achievements of our staff, faculty, and students.  

contagion2Contagion Cultures Lecture Series
 
This series is a Faculty of Arts and Science collaboration which helps to make sense of this pandemic through the expertise and insights of Arts and Science faculty members.

The series is live-streamed on Zoom every Tuesday at 4:00 PM EDT/EST.

Upcoming events:

Oct 20 - The Black Death: A Global Pandemic and its Consequences in the Middle Ages -  Adnan Husain, Department of History, Margaret Pappano, Department of English

Oct 27 - Libraries and COVID-19: How libraries are working to optimize digital access during a pandemic - Mark Swartz, Queen's University Library

For more info on the series and to register please visit: 
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