Barnard Campus Resources
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jemima Gedeon, email@example.com
Rebecca Grabiner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Kuan Tsu, email@example.com
Evelyn Leong, firstname.lastname@example.org