Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE Team)
The Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team serves the campus community by assessing and addressing a wide variety of personal and academic issues that can sometimes be barriers to students’ success. Students may request the CARE Team's help for themselves or others by completing the CARE Team form. All requests will be kept confidential. After assessing the request, the CARE Team will contact the student of concern to discuss one or more appropriate forms of support to ensure academic success. Faculty and staff may submit concerns via the Early Alert system located when logged into my.westshore.edu.
To find an all-in-resource for assistance with anything that may hinder your learning experience at West Shore (financial needs, mental health, academic assistance) please follow this link.
Erin Borgeson (M.S., TLLP) is our Counselor. She is available for appointments by phone, Zoom, or in person in the Learning and Testing Center on Tuesdays, 8am-5pm, Thursdays, 1pm-5pm, and Fridays from 8am – 5pm. Please contact Erin by phone at 231-845-3318 or email at email@example.com. Or you can schedule an appointment with Erin using the following online signup link.
The College is committed to doing whatever it can to keep us all as safe as possible and the doors open. Visit the Coronavirus Information page for details about the College’s protocols and the latest information about COVID on campus. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone with a positive case, please contact our Student Services office for help and guidance (firstname.lastname@example.org). Student Services can help you get tested if necessary and advise you about other next steps to take.
Disability Services/ADA Policy
WSCC assists students with disabilities through accommodations, consultation, and advocacy. Student Access and Resources assesses students’ needs and determines if their particular disability merits an academic accommodation.
If an accommodation in the classroom is deemed appropriate after review of supporting documentation, an accommodation form will be emailed to the instructor outlining the type of accommodation to be made. To protect the rights of students with and without disabilities, faculty will only provide accommodations when in receipt of this official notice.
If you have questions about accommodations, contact the Director of Student Access and Resources, Julie Dill, at (231) 843-5942, email email@example.com, or visit her in the Student Services suite of the Schoenherr Campus Center.
Internet Access for Canvas and Email
If you don’t have access to the internet at home, there are many computers and printers on campus that students can use for free. Canvas is the online platform where your courses will be delivered. In Canvas, you will be able to see various assignments, PowerPoint lecture slides, and other resources. Access Canvas from the WSCC home page by hovering over Quick Links, then clicking on Canvas. If you have not logged into your account before, you will need to utilize the Password Management page. You will then be prompted for your WSCC user name and password. Unless you’ve changed it, your user name for Canvas and email is your first initial and your last name (such as tjones for Tom Jones). Your initial password is mmddxxxxW% (where mm=your birth month, dd=your birth day, xxxx=last 4 digits of your SS#, and W% are these two characters at the end). You can change your password after you log in for the first time—hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to see options. If you have trouble logging in, contact the WSCC help desk at 231-843-5570.
The library is open 8 AM – 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 8 AM – 4:30 PM Friday during the semester. Most in-person services are available at a distance or virtually, including
- curbside pickup of library materials by appointment;
- dropbox on the exterior of the Schoenherr Campus Center to return materials anytime;
- research assistance via Zoom or phone by appointment; and
- E-books and databases available online 24/7.
Textbook reservations, study rooms, print books, copying, and printing can still be accessed in person at the library. For the most up-to-date information, check out the library’s webpage. Contact the library by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (231) 843-5529, text (231) 222-6520, or type into the chatbox on the library's main webpage.
This is a virtual safe place where you can talk anonymously about anything such as mental health, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, a bad break-up, a relationship, academic stress—it doesn’t matter. If you want to talk about it, someone else does too. No judgments. No bullying. Just people who get you. How to Download & Use Talk Campus.pdf
As a student, you may need to access additional technologies to be successful in your courses at West Shore Community College. Technology Tools and Assistance will provide you access to installation, support, and privacy resources for commonly used technology tools. For any computer technology problems, password, network, general Canvas and online access issues, contact the WSCC Help Desk at 231-843-5570 or email: email@example.com.
The Testing Center is located in Room 768 on the second floor of the Schoenherr Campus Center. All testing appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling (231) 843-5528 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. During the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters, the Testing Center is open weekdays with varying hours of availability. College holidays and closures are observed. You will be required to provide a photo ID with your first and last name before testing. For additional information please access the Testing Center’s website at Testing Center - West Shore Community College
The Tutoring Center, located in Room 761 on the second floor of the Schoenherr Campus Center, offers students a place to build their skills and improve their content knowledge. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these FREE services by contacting Gail Kowalski at (231) 843-5877 or email@example.com.The College also offers online tutoring through a partnership with NetTutor. NetTutor is available via Canvas, when faculty enables it through their Canvas shell for their students. For more information about NetTutor, contact Amy Pepper at (231) 843-5906. For additional information please access the Tutoring Center’s website at Tutoring Center - West Shore Community College
The Writing Center is a free resource available for all students to use in order to receive assistance with and feedback on any writing-related project. Students can use the Writing Center no matter their level of confidence with writing and at any point in the writing process. Face-to-face and online assistance is available. Appointment options include in-person sessions on campus in Room 754 on the 2nd floor of the Schoenherr Campus Center, Zoom video conferencing, and utilization of the “chat” feature in Google Docs. To view the most current schedule and to request an appointment, please visit the Writing Center's scheduling page. Students can also contact the Writing Center at (231) 843-5953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.