Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available to CWC students free of charge. Students are able to receive help in real time in the following subjects:
Students are able to access Smarthinking services by clicking the Smarthinking link on their myCentral home page. For more information, or to schedule a live demonstration of this service (either individually or for your entire class), contact Mat Johnson at 855-2039.
There are new Federal and State Regulations regarding Financial Aid that can have severe consequences to students that do not adhere to them. In a nut shell, to be eligible for financial aid, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete (cumulatively over the course of their entire college career) 67% of the courses they enroll in. For example, if a student initially enrolls in 12 credits, and drops a 4 credit course, that is 67%. As faculty, it is important to reduce the number of students that withdraw from classes after the 12% refund date. To help with this, we ask you to look at your roster in the first two weeks, and if you have students that are enrolled but have never shown up, speak with Registration & Records about the Faculty withdrawal process. If you have a student with spotty attendance in the first two weeks, please meet with them and explain that by dropping your course after the 12% date (refund date), it could hurt their financial aid status in the long run. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask! The last day for students to drop classes without it affecting their GPA is before their final exam. Keep in mind that due to these new regulations any withdrawal after the refund date could hurt their ability to obtain financial aid in the future.
Central Wyoming College offers academic advising for all students through a Success Coaching Model. Success Coaches assist in selecting classes based on academic background, test scores, and educational goals. Success Coaches provide students with accurate and up-to-date academic information before, during, and after registration by suggesting appropriate courses to meet academic goals as well as requirements for two-year degrees and/or transferring to a four-year institution.
Initially CWC students meet with a general Success Coach and then are also assigned to a full-time Faculty Advisor based upon the academic area the student has selected. While the ultimate responsibility for decision-making and educational plans rests with the student working with their Success Coach, Faculty Advisors can be valuable resources. Success Coaches and Faculty Advisors assist students with:
• Identification and clarification of life and career goals
• Selection of appropriate courses and other educational opportunities
• Evaluation of progress toward established goals
• Referral to other campus and community resources when appropriate
The general Success Coaches are located in Rustler Central, and office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required but drop-ins are taken as possible. Faculty Advisors maintain regular office hours during the academic term. Making appointments is encouraged.
Requests for special accommodations for classes must be submitted in writing along with supporting documents to the Disabilities Services Coordinator prior to the beginning of the semester. The Disability Services Coordinator must verify the documentation and approve the request before any reasonable accommodations can be made based on special needs. For request forms and additional information, call 307-855-2011.
The CWC Bookstore is located in the Student Center building, and is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. They may be reached via telephone at 307-855-2201.
Twice a semester, faculty rate students' engagement. The ratings help us identify students who might be struggling and give them assistance in order to sustain student retention. Reminder emails will be sent out to all faculty when they are due.
Here’s the process. Open the “Midterm/Intermediate” Grading screen in WebAdvisor for each class. The first column is named “Engagement 1" for the beginning of the semester and “Engagement 2” column for the midterm. The ratings are as follows:
1 – Engaged
2 – Partially engaged
3 – Not Engaged
4 – Not Attending
Just a few items before you start, here are some ideas/suggestions from the Retention Committee.
1. These ratings are entirely based on your own individual definitions. That said, “Not Attending” is pretty straight forward.
2. Rating times are always good times to talk with students about their grades.
The college collects this information in a report consisting of students’ names, the number of faculty ratings for each engagement level, the number of unknown engagements, and the number of classes the student is taking plus some contact information.
What is Counseling? Counseling--also known as therapy, psychotherapy, and/or mental health counseling--provides an opportunity for students to explore important issues that are affecting academic performance with a caring and objective professiona; it is an interpersonal and helping relationship in which the counselor assists the client in setting goals that pave the way for positive changes in school, work, relationships, and life. Contact the CWC Counseling Center for more information.
A phone call or e-mail received out-of-hours will be returned the following business day.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is an honorary program for students who are dedicated to their success as a student and offers multiple support services:
TRIO Student Support Services offers the following services:
You may be eligible for SSS if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and at least one of these fits you:
Student Support Services offices are located in the Student Success Center: Main Hall 123. Applications are available at the Student Success Center and at Rustler Central.
Computer Assisted Learning Lab (CAL Lab)
The CAL Lab, located in MH133, is an open lab available for CWC student use from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tutoring assistance is available.
The Student Support Services Tutor Program is available to: encourage independent, critical thinking skills, support completion of coursework, personalize the learning process and increase student confidence and success.
Tutoring is offered in individual and group settings, in a variety of subjects including pre-college classes, core subject areas, and specialty classes.
Tutoring services are offered in a variety of methods, based on Student Support Service program hours, tutor schedules and student needs.
For more information, contact the Student Support Services Education/Skills Development Coach at 307-855-2117.
At the Central Wyoming College Testing Center, which is located in the library, there are eight workstations for computerized, paper-pencil or online exams, though larger groups can be accommodated with advance notice. Each test is proctored in a quiet, secure environment. All testers are required to provide a photo ID and leave all belongings outside the testing area.
To request testing services for your students, please submit the form below to email@example.com. For more information, call (307) 855-2298.
The CWC Students of Concern (SOC) Team invites and encourages all faculty and staff to be actively involved in the safety and health of students, by referring concerning students to the SOC Team. Whether it is to “combat bullying, prevent violence, support individuals with disabilities, empower the success of those suffering from mental health challenges, or assist those who are in crisis,” our members are joined in common purpose and exploration of best practices. (http://www.nabita.org/).