The CCT is here to help with any issues related to pedagogy and other aspects of developing your teaching. In addition, a number of other offices on campus can provide information, resources, guidance, and support relevant to your teaching.
- College Advising: If your position is in the College, the College Dean of Students Office and the College Advisers welcome hearing from you should you have concerns about a student. Please feel free to reach out to the student’s College Adviser or to email@example.com when you feel that you have a question about a student or information the College should be aware of regarding a student. It can be particularly useful for them to know when a student has stopped attending class, is at risk for failing a class, or presents other physical, emotional, academic, or behavioral concerns. And they can be helpful in providing information about policies relevant to your teaching. Their goal is to support all students, and they aim to do so in partnership with faculty and with you.
- Writing Program: The Writing Program offers credit and non-credit courses, seminars and workshops focused on writing for readers in academic and professional contexts. They offer writing support to all University divisions, schools, and programs, including tutoring for undergraduates and individualized consultations for graduate students and faculty. They also provide training in writing pedagogy, employment and professional development opportunities for graduate students interested in the teaching of writing.
- Academic Technology Solutions: ATS works directly with instructors to help integrate technology appropriately into their teaching. ATS also oversees technology in learning spaces and works with partners across campus to provide support for digital learning assets. They are available to help with Canvas and other learning technologies.
- UChicagoHELP: UChicago HELP assists students in navigating academic and personal difficulties, while also ensuring that University community members (such as faculty, staff, and students) can connect students needing help with assistance in a timely manner. UChicago HELP is comprised of the Dean-on-Call program, the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call program, and the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST).
- FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the disclosure of students’ personally identifiable information, including enrollment details and photos, to third parties without an academic need for the information. Please take appropriate steps to secure student information accordingly and to discuss individual students only with those who have an academic need for the information.
- Office for Access and Equity: The Office for Access and Equity supports the University of Chicago’s commitment to research, academic excellence, and the pursuit and cultivation of learning by working to prevent, correct, and address instances of unlawful discrimination and by providing consultation on supporting access for individuals with disabilities in our campus community. The Office for Access and Equity works with other programmatic offices within the Office of the Provost’s Equal Opportunity Programs – the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support and the Office of Affirmative Action – on a variety of issues. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have and subscribe to our newsletter to find out more about us and the other programmatic offices.
- Religious Accommodations in Teaching: The University of Chicago’s Policy on Religious Accommodation for Missed Classes, Assignments, and Exams requires accommodations for students who must miss class, assignments, or exams in observance of religious holidays.
- Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support: Sexual misconduct may violate the law, does violate the standards of our community, and is unacceptable at the University of Chicago. Contact this office to discuss concerns raised by a student, file a complaint, pursue prevention programming, or seek student support/resources as it relates to sexual misconduct.
- Student Disability Services: SDS works to provide resources, support, and accommodations for all students with disabilities, whether you require accommodations in your teaching role or the students you are teaching require academic accommodations. Contact SDS for any questions or concerns related to accommodations; please remember that students must provide you with their Accommodation Determination Letter to receive accommodations.