Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE Team)
West Shore Community College is committed to the care and welfare of its community and to ensuring that the campus environment is conducive to learning, teaching, civility, and working. The CARE Team will assess the concerns of individuals that have originated from observed behavior by a faculty, staff, or student. Further information about this resource can be found at here.
Ann Genson (MA, LLPC) is our Counselor. She is available for appointments by phone, Zoom or in person at the Student Services office on Tuesdays 8am-11:30am, Wednesdays 3:30pm-6pm and Thursdays 2:30pm-6pm. Please contact Ann by phone at 843-5561 or email at email@example.com.
The College is committed to doing whatever it can to keep us all as safe as possible and the doors open. Details about our protocols and the latest information about Covid on campus can be found here. If you yourself 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 that seems necessary and can advise you about other next steps to take.
Disability Services/ADA Policy
WSCC assists students with disabilities through accommodations, consultation, and advocacy. Disability Access Services (DAS) assesses students’ needs and determines if their particular disability merits an academic accommodation.
If an accommodation in the classroom is deemed appropriate, students will bring an accommodation form to the instructor. It will outline the type of accommodation to be made. Because the rights of all students, both with and without disabilities, must be protected, faculty should not make accommodations for a student without this official notice.
If you have questions about DAS, 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.
The library is open 8 AM – 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 8 AM – 4:30 PM Friday during the semester. Most of our 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
- E-books and databases available online 24/7
Textbook reserves, 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 our webpage at www.westshore.edu/campus-life/library. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (231) 843-5529, text (231) 222-6520, or type into the chat box on our webpage.
This is a safe place where you can talk anonymously about anything; mental health, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, a bad break-up or 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
For any computer technology problems, password, network, general Canvas and online access issues, contact WSCC Help Desk: 231-843-5570 or email: email@example.com.
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. You will need to use Canvas, the course management program for this course. In Canvas you will be able to see various assignments, power point lecture slides and other resources. Access Canvas from the WSCC home page. If you have not logged into your account before you will need to utilize the Password Management page on www.westshore.edu. To access this page, click on the Quick Links tab on the top right of site’s homepage, then select Password Management option. 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.
All testing appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling (231) 843-5528. Unfortunately, walk-ins are not possible during the pandemic due to limited capacity. During the Fall and Winter semesters the Testing Center is open weekdays with varying hours of availability. College holidays and closures are observed. Photo ID with first and last name is required for testing. When pandemic constraints are lifted policies will be revisited and communicated to the campus.
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. Encourage students to take advantage of these services by contacting Gail Kowalski at (231) 843-5877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NetTutor is an online tutoring service, available via Canvas, that you can choose to enable for your students. For more information about NetTutor, contact Amy Pepper at (231) 843-5906.
The Writing Center is a free on-campus resource for students. Students can (and should) use the Writing Center no matter their level of confidence with writing and at any point in the writing process (the earlier, the better). Sessions will primarily be held online. Drop-in hours enable students to share their essays with Writing Center coaches and utilize the "chat" feature in Google Docs. Although the Center primarily operates online, Face-to-face assistance is also available on a more limited basis in Room 754, on the 2nd floor of the Schoenherr Campus Center, and requires an appointment in advance. The Center can also schedule Zoom appointments if a student is more comfortable with that option. To schedule any kind of Writing Center help, visit this page! Students can also contact the Writing Center at (231) 843-5953 or email@example.com.