Please note, there are now 2 forms of Course and Teaching Evaluations

Juniors – Please be sure to complete your course and teaching evaluations to avoid delays in seeing your course grades. There are now two forms of the evaluations. – Dean Thornton

New Teaching Evaluations Update

Wesleyan is implementing a new teaching evaluation form this fall.  The majority of classes will use the new teaching evaluation form, with new questions.  However, a small number of classes will continue to use the old form for a few more terms, so some students will complete a different form for certain classes.  There will be one landing page for all student course evaluations, with a link to the correct form for each course.

“Professor Meet-and-Greet” – Thurs., 12/1, 4:30 p.m., Judd 113

“Professor Meet-and-Greet” – Thurs., 12/1, 4:30 p.m., Judd 113

Royette Tavernier

Come learn more about ongoing research on campus! PSI CHI  (Wesleyan’s psychology honor society) is hosting a Professor Meet-and-Greet with Prof. Royette Tavernier.  Prof. Tavernier is a developmental psychologist, whose research program examines the link between sleep and psychosocial adjustment. This is a great way to get to know professors in a more informal space, to ask questions, and to get to know fellow psychology majors and non-psychology majors.

**This event is open to all students.** Coffee and donuts will be provided! No need to RSVP. Any questions, please contact any of the Psi Chi officers.

Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS)

The University of Michigan invites outstanding individuals to apply for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS). This program is designed to encourage rising seniors, recent B.A.s and terminal Master’s students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider pursuing a doctoral degree in humanities at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to attract diverse scholars with unique experiences who foster innovation and push the humanities to meet today’s challenges. For 2017, students interested in the fields of English, History, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology (qualitative), and Women’s Studies (any humanities field) are eligible.

This summer research experience, running from Tuesday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017, will help students learn about the various fields within their chosen discipline along with the latest methodologies and developments from faculty in individual departments. Students will have the opportunity to work on a piece of their own scholarship or develop a research project in consultation with U-M faculty and graduate students in their field. Attention will also be given to articulating the importance of diversity to the development of the humanities. Students will receive practical instruction on applying to graduate school and pursuing careers inside and outside academia.

NEW COURSE: CGST210 Q: What is linguistics?


Q:  What is linguistics?

A: It’s the study of language, its structures, and the way it works.

We’re pleased to be re-introducing into the Wesleyan curriculum an introductory course on Linguistics, to be taught by Prof. Louise Neary in Spring 2017.  This course will introduce students to some of the principal areas like phonology  (the study of the sounds of language),morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences) and semantics (the meaning of language). 

This course has no prerequisites and will be interesting for anyone curious about how and why humans make the sounds we make. 

Check out Wesmaps for more info.  Offered M & W—2:50-4:10 p.m.

Faculty Dinner for the Class of 2018

Please register for the upcoming class dinner with Wesleyan alumnae and current Visiting Professor Corinna Zeltsman. Professor Zeltsman will discuss her motivation to pursue graduate school and some of her experiences and advice. The dinner will be catered by Typhoon Thai Restaurant on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 * Allbritton Center Room 311 * 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
This event will be limited to the first 25 students (from the class of 2018) to register by Sunday, November 13th.

Thank you, Dean Thornton

Offering Small Section of PSYC105 (Foundation of Contemporary Psychology) in Spring 2016

Professor Lisa Dierker will offer a small section of PSYC105 (Foundation of Contemporary Psychology) in Spring 2016 to teach content through digital projects. It is a nice opportunity for junior non-psych majors to pick up an SBS gen ed as a small project-based section. The section (2) is POI.  

For additional information, write to Professor Dierker at

Gordon Career Center Informational Nov 30 at 12:15 PM

Career Planning 101

As juniors you are probably wondering what you should be doing to prepare for a summer internship, or life after Wesleyan. Come to a special event to welcome members of the Class of 2018 to the Gordon Career Center. Learn how we can help you define your career interests, articulate the value of your liberal arts education, and find an internship. Meet the staff, hear about our resources, and let us partner with you as you begin to explore possible career paths. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Gordon Career Center (41 Wyllys Ave.)

Pre-Registration Starts Today

Dear 2018’ers,

I am writing to remind you that pre-registration for the Spring 2017 starts today. There are three parts to the process:

  • Planning – from today, Tuesday, 11/1/16 (at 8:30 am) until Monday, 11/14/16 (at 5 pm)
  • Scheduling – Tuesday, 11/15/16
  • Adjustment – from Wednesday, 11/16/16 (at 8 am) until Tuesday, 11/22/16 (at 5 pm)


Use this link to WesMaps to select your desired Spring 2017 courses:!wesmaps_page.html

Help Line – x3222 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Additional information about pre-reg can be accessed via

Please Note:

Pre-Requisite Override Requests require a brief written justification to the instructor.

Pre-Reg plans must be approved by your faculty advisor, so please schedule a time to meet with your advisor before time runs out.

Please feel free to come to one of my drop-in sessions or schedule a meeting by contacting Mrs. Maheu in my office.