Barnard Campus Resources
Student Academic and Wellness Support
Barnard has a wide range of resources available for student academic and personal support. The College initiatives and centers listed below are essential resources for your students' academic and personal well-being. We have provided a brief description, contact information, useful links, and keywords ("academic support," "textbook lending") for each campus resource.
Access and Technology Support
Access Barnard is an institution-wide initiative as well as a new one-stop office for a broad range of student support. It offers a new, integrated approach to supporting students who identify as first-generation, low-income, and/or international. Access Barnard's support will be tailored to the diversity of identities represented within these groups and will allow these distinct programs to work more closely together.
Faculty with specific "access codes" to instructional resources are encouraged to email them directly to email@example.com.
For questions about Access Barnard, please contact Associate Dean Jemima Gedeon firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Keywords: FLI students;, international students; administrative support; student resource; support for basic needs; student mentoring; equity and accessibility; financial aid.
Supplemental Academic Support Application
The Supplemental Academic Support Application (SASA) is intended to provide students with a single point of access to request, propose, or apply for additional resources to support their educational progress throughout their time at Barnard. This support is intended for students receiving any form of financial aid from the college, although the committee reviews each application and will make exceptions depending upon the individual circumstances of the student.
For questions about SASA, please contact Associate Dean Jemima Gedeon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to application.
Keywords: technology support; financial aid; technology access; administrative support; emergency funding; start-up funding; disability testing; student resource
FLI @ Barnard
Barnard College’s Student Success program provides support, training, and programming to the College’s highly diverse student body, working with students, faculty, and other campus offices to create a positive experience for underrepresented students.The Student Success program at Barnard is invested in student development both inside and outside of the classroom. It provides ongoing workshops and panels on various topics, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with faculty and administrators, and much more.
For questions please contact Dean Jemima Gedeon at email@example.com.
Keywords: First-generation students; low income students; networking; professional development; support, training; administrative support; peer support; student resource
Barnard FLI Partnership Library (FLI Library)
The Barnard FLI Partnership Library is a part of the Barnard Library, dedicated to lending textbooks to and in collaboration with first-generation and/or low-income undergraduate students and in the sharing of textbook resources between first-generation and/or low-income undergraduate students. We add materials to the collection based on the assessment of required courses for Barnard majors. The FLI Partnership library collection is updated based on the frequency with which the materials are used in courses and their cost, and as a result the main focus is on expensive textbooks for STEM and language learning classes. Link to Find and Borrow Course Materials.
Keywords: textbook lending; course materials; FLI students; textbook access; peer textbook sharing
International Student Services
The Office of International Student Services (ISS) at Barnard is dedicated to serving the needs of F-1 and J-1 visa students and is also a resource for self-identified international students at the College. ISS provides a wide array of services and programming to new, continuing and visiting international students.
Please contact the International Student Services team by phone at (212) 854-1777 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: international students; international student visas; academic programming; cultural programming
BCIT Student Computing
BCIT Student Computing provides computing resources and support to all current Barnard students, assisting students with a wide range of technological issues, including software installation, computer security, and network configuration. It supports the computer labs on campus and helps to disseminate information about technology through special events and workshops.
Quick Links: Get Help; New Student Information
Keywords: technology support; software; technology education; peer education
Instructional Media and Technology Services (IMATS)
IMATS is assisting faculty with continuing instruction via distance learning including video conferencing tools, equipment, trainings, and resources for distance learning.
Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Keywords: Zoom; Canvas; instructional technology; equipment; digital tools; troubleshooting; pedagogy; remote teaching; online teaching; faculty resource
Peer Education Resources
Barnard Speaking Fellows
The Barnard Speaking Center aims to foster intellectual connection through dialogue, listening, and active engagement. Speaking Fellows help their peers tackle challenges such as presentation clarity and apprehension about public speaking, with the belief that there is not one type of “good speech.”
Make an Appointment with a Speaking Fellow or Apply to be a Speaking Fellow. For questions, please contact the Program Coordinator, DaMonique Ballou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keywords: Speaking skills; peer support; academic support; peer learning
The Science Fellows are a subset of the Writing and Speaking Fellows program, made up of students pursuing majors in a wide variety of subjects who have taken rigorous science courses and pursued their own research interests. They work closely with science professors across departments to support every student in developing tools to describe and interpret data, use scientific language clearly and concisely, and blend the skills learned in humanities classes with scientific ones.
Meet with a Science Fellow. For more information, please contact Contact info: Pam Cobrin at email@example.com and DaMonique Ballou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: Speaking skills; peer support; academic support; STEM; STEM communication
Barnard Writing Fellows
The Barnard Writing Fellows Program, founded in 1991, is designed to help students strengthen their writing in all disciplines. They view writing as a process that happens in stages and in multiple drafts. Writing Fellows are educated readers, specially selected and trained Barnard students who participate in a semester-long workshop in the teaching of writing. After their training, they staff the Erica Mann Jong '63 Writing Center and work with courses across the disciplines. They conference with students about written assignments to help clarify, organize, and strengthen content, so that a non-expert can understand the assignment.
Make an appointment with a Writing Fellow or Apply to be a Writing Fellow. For more information, please contact Pam Cobrin at email@example.com and DaMonique Ballou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: Writing skills; peer support; academic support
Peer-To-Peer learning offers weekly help rooms in a variety of subjects like chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, Spanish, and more. These rooms have open drop-in hours where anyone in the course is welcome to come and get help with an assignment, receive clarification on a topic, or review for a test. Students who are interested in more personalized and structured support can request an individual or small group tutor. These tutors will meet with you weekly to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while reviewing material for a course.
For questions and to learn more about Peer-to-Peer Learning or to become a Peer-to-Peer Tutor, please email Dean Evelyn Leong at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: peer learning; peer tutoring; subject tutoring; test preparation
Individual & Small Group Tutoring
Students have many academic resources to support their in-class learning which include Faculty & TA Office Hours, review sessions, and Help Rooms. If additional support is needed beyond these resources, students may request an individual peer tutor after the second week of the semester. In order to provide the most effective peer tutoring experience, students should be able to clearly articulate why they need a peer tutor for a specific course.
Peer tutors, when available, will be assigned as quickly as possible beginning after the end of the Add/Drop period. To be matched with a peer tutor, please send an email to email@example.com with your request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a tutor and visit the site to learn the academic requirements for peer tutors.
Keywords: peer support; peer tutoring; academic support; academic resource
Course Accessibility and Academic Support
CARDS Information for Students
The Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) offers housing and academic accommodations for students with qualified documentation. The types of accommodations vary based on the person's need. When students register, CARDS engages in an interactive process based upon their specific situation and may implement an individualized accommodation plan for the student to allow them access to their educational program(s). Students work with a dedicated coordinator to implement their accommodation plan. Please note that accommodation plans are not intended to be retroactive, it is important to register with CARDS early in the semester to use your accommodations for all your coursework.
CARDS is currently operating remotely 9AM-5PM, M-F. Until further notice, they are not offering in-person or walk-in appointments. Students may still schedule appointments with their coordinators over the phone or Google Hangouts. You can reach CARDS at (212) 854-4634 or email@example.com. Please know that any documentation faxed or mailed to their office will have a delay in processing. They highly recommend scanning and emailing documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Links: Register with CARDS; CARDS Spring 2021 Information; CARDS coordinators; Digital Accessibility Working Group
Keywords: accommodations; accessibility; intake evaluation; registration; digital accessibility
The Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP)
The Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP) supports students and faculty to engage in meaningful teaching and learning practices and processes that foster mutual growth and facilitate the collaborative cultivation of knowledge. It is committed to striving towards inclusive and innovative pedagogical practices that acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, forms of expertise, and academic pathways.
Students and faculty are welcome to contact the CEP with their learning and teaching questions by emailing email@example.com, or attending a staff member's office hours.
Quick Links: Center for Engaged Pedagogy; Remote Learning Resources for Students; Remote Teaching Resources for Faculty
Keywords: pedagogy; remote teaching; online teaching; faculty resources; study skills; teaching and learning
The Empirical Reasoning Center
The Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC) helps students and faculty with all kinds of “empirical reasoning,” the use of data to describe people and things and apply critical reasoning to make inferences about those people and things. It partners with faculty members to design and deliver workshops to help students learn about software packages that use data; works with faculty members to identify data sources; works with faculty members to identify innovative ways in which to teach empirical methods to students, including help with designing assignments and grading rubrics; works with faculty members to develop assessments of students' empirical work.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Links: Empirical Reasoning Center ; ERC Course/Workshop Support
Keywords: Excel; SPSS; Stata; R; Python (pandas); Qualtrics; Matlab; LaTeX; ArcGIS; faculty resource; data analysis; assignment support; data software support; rubric support; assessment support
CARDS Information for Faculty
The Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) is available to consult with individual faculty members and departments. Topics they present to departments include developing universally designed courses; managing complex student needs; or any specifically requested presentation related to disability services in higher education.
Quick Links: CARDS Processes and Procedures; Guidance for Remote Accommodations; Syllabus Statement; AIM Faculty Portal; How-to Guide to the AIM Faculty Portal
Keywords: accommodations; accessibility; intake evaluation; registration; digital accessibility
Every student at Barnard has a personal librarian who serves as their main point of contact for the library - a go-to person for all things library-related. Students can receive individualized help for a project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian.
Quick Links: Find out who your personal librarian is here; schedule a research consultation; and view online research guides.
Keywords: Personal librarian; BLAIS; research; copyright; tools; books; articles; information services
The Office of the Registrar implements College policies and procedures. The office maintains student records; issues transcripts; processes course registration and grades; oversees and maintains the schedule of classes; assigns classrooms; schedules final and deferred examinations; certifies students for graduation; orders and distributes diplomas; verifies enrollment and graduation; approves and evaluates transfer, study abroad, summer school, and advanced placement credit; maintains the Academic Calendar; and supplies statistics, reports, and listings. The office also supports student and faculty use of the College's registration, advising, and course scheduling systems.
Contact the Registrar by Email or phone (from 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm) 212-854-2011
Keywords: Student records; transcripts; classrooms; course registration; final exam schedule; academic calendar; study abroad and transfer credit; enrollment; graduation; adding and withdrawing classes
Barnard Library and Columbia Copyright Advisory Office offer support to faculty navigating a variety of copyright issues - including copyright law for e-resources and for faculty research.
Please see the Barnard Library research guide page Copyright for Faculty for further information.
Keywords: copyright, fair use, permissions, licensing, open access, courseworks, e-resources
Student Wellness Resources
The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center
The Furman Counseling Center promotes the social and emotional development of Barnard students to allow their fullest experience of College life. They offer therapy, support groups, workshops and medication to assist students in maintaining emotional and mental health. The Furman Center also supports the College’s commitment to diversity, raising awareness of systems of oppression and unequal access to resources, and work to promote social justice. Their website offers racial justice and Covid-19 specific resources. In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all appointments will be conducted virtually.
Spring 2021 hours of service: Monday - Thursday 9am until 8pm, Friday 9am until 6pm (closed on weekends and holidays)
To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (212) 854-2092 or email email@example.com
Keywords: counseling; wellness; therapy; emotional health; mental health; mindfulness; stress; racial justice response; Covid-19 response
Well-Woman Health Promotion Program
The mission of Barnard’s Well-Woman Health Promotion Program is to promote the health and wellness of the Barnard student body through peer education, educational programming, individual health behavior consultation, campus-wide health campaigns, community outreach, and advocacy. Well-Woman supports wellness as an integral component of learning. Their programs aim to help students achieve their academic and developmental potential while at Barnard, and to prepare them to make positive health decisions throughout their lives so they can fully engage in the world. During of the Spring 2021 semester, staff are working remotely until further notice and can be reached via e-mail; the calendar for staff and peer educator drop-in hours and programs is on the program’s website.
Please contact staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: student health and wellness; health education; community outreach
Being Barnard Violence Prevention Program & Sexual Violence Response at Columbia
Being Barnard is the college's sexual violence education, prevention, and outreach program. Its mission is to provide a holistic approach to sexual violence prevention through campus-wide campaigns, educational programming, one-on-one health consultation services, community building, outreach, advocacy, and intervention. Sexual assault and interpersonal violence affect students of all genders, identities, and backgrounds and are widely recognized to not be isolated issues but part of a much larger societal picture. As of the Spring 2021 semester, the Being Barnard office will be remote until further notice.
Virtual appointments are available Monday - Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and can be made by emailing email@example.com The Columbia Sexual Violence Response is available for in-person appointments; please call (212) 854-3500 to make an appointment with an advocate.
Keywords: sexual violence; violence prevention; educational programming; student and outreach and advocacy; intervention
Alcohol & Substance Awareness Program
The ASAP program provides drug and alcohol education, prevention, and intervention efforts to the Barnard community. Its purpose is to promote the healthy development of students enabling them to reach their full potential to explore their options and ultimately make choices that are positive for them as individuals. They offer both individual and group counseling at no charge; all services are confidential.
Please contact the program at (212) 854-2128 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: drug and alcohol education; substance abuse prevention; intervention
The Ombuds Office provides a confidential and informal environment in which possible options for dealing with a variety of Barnard-related issues and concerns can be explored. As a confidential and impartial third party, the Ombuds Office is a uniquely positioned, independent resource within the College.
Additional confidential resources can be found here. To schedule a confidential meeting: email to email@example.com or call (212).853-.1352
Keywords: confidential campus resource; mediation; college resource
The Title IX and Equity Office
The Title IX and Equity Office provides information for filing Title IX and Discrimination or Harassment reports and grievance procedures. Students, staff, and faculty can obtain information regarding immediate response considerations and on-campus and off-campus resources and report an incident.
The office is currently operating remotely and is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To contact the office call (212)853-0772 or email Madeline Camacho at firstname.lastname@example.org. Report an Incident here.
Keywords: Notice of nondiscrimination; discrimination; harassment; campus resources; Students' Bill of Rights
Primary Care Health Service
The Primary Care Health Service Office provides comprehensive clinical services that include assessment and treatment of acute and chronic illness, routine gynecological check-ups, health education, contraception and pregnancy counseling, nutrition counseling, allergy treatments, vaccinations, a dispensary for medications, and a referral to off-campus specialists.
Primary Care will be open for telehealth visits only starting at 11a.m. on Monday, August 31st. PCHS anticipates in-person appointments to begin Tuesday, September 8th. Students can call (212) 854-2091 to speak to a provider. Please monitor the website for any updates.
Quick Links: Fall 2020 FAQs; Hours and location; After Hours Clinician On-Call Service
Keywords: Health; nutrition, illness, medications, insurance, clinic, appointments, urgent care
Office of the Dean of Studies
The Class Deans are integral to helping students with course planning and making degree progress towards graduation. Faculty can submit Early Academic Reports to the Dean of Studies Office for students in their class about whom they are concerned. The Dean of Studies Office also oversees the awarding of college honors and awards, academic integrity cases and exceptions to college academic policies. Visit the Office of the Dean of Studies website for more information.
Keywords: excessive absences, missing classwork, college honors, academic integrity, college resources, academic standards, advisors
- Interim Dean of Studies, Sophomore Class Dean and Dean for Transfer Students: Christina Kuan Tsu
- Senior Associate Dean of Studies, First-Year Class Dean and Dean for International Students: Wendy Garay
- Junior Class Dean and Dean for Academic Assistance: Evelyn Leong
- Senior Class Dean and College Case Manager: Rebecca Grabiner
- Associate Dean for Student Success: Jemima Gedeon
- Provide information and advice to students, so they will be able to consider a full range of academic opportunities, and thus make informed and increasingly mature and independent decisions about their academic lives and personal goals;
- Provide training and information to, and serve as general resources for, academic advisers, so that they will be able to help students in the ways described above;
- Work with faculty, administrative, and staff colleagues to facilitate effective means for upholding
- College academic standards and procedures that are fair to the student body at large and that permit individual exceptions in the face of compelling reasons;
- Be accessible to students, faculty, and staff members by e-mail, teleconference, telephone and (when possible) in-person.
- Excessive absences
- Frequent missed assignments or extension requests
- Lack of communication about missing work or class
- When contacting you to ask for an extension or explain an absence, the student mentions dealing with a difficult personal situation: health, family, mental health
- You’re not sure which resource(s) would be most helpful to a student
- Copy a Dean on an email to the student expressing concern about something and/or encourage the student to contact the class dean. If you do this, please emphasize that you’ve heard that the class dean is a helpful resource for students who may be struggling personally or academically; it is not like getting sent to the principal’s office when you’re in trouble in high school.
- Call or email to consult if you’re not sure how concerned to be.
- Submit an Early Academic Report.. This link can also be found on the myBarnard portal.
Once you fill out this form, the form generates a note to the Class Dean, who reaches out to the student and suggests a meeting with her adviser (unless the adviser is the one making the report) or Class Dean. They will discuss the course in which the student is having trouble, using a mid-semester checklist as a prompt (for example, has the student been to see the instructor? Has the student sought out tutoring?). If the student meets with a Class Dean, our office follows up with the instructor/adviser/student about next steps.
The deans see students by appointment or during their walk-in hours. Students may use the online
scheduler to make an appointment.
Wendy Garay, email@example.com
Jemima Gedeon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Grabiner, email@example.com
Christina Kuan Tsu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Leong, email@example.com