First, use me and your classmates as a resource for success. Come
meet me in office hours, write me via email, or talk to me before and
after class. Take advantage of my help.
Second, FINANCIAL AID is available
for many students, not just the poorest students. If you have not applied
for financial aid, I STRONGLY urge to you do so. It is NEVER too late to
apply for at least some aid. Extra money in your pocket means you will
have the resources to buy your books, pay your fees and devote more of
your time to being a student instead of working to pay for your rent, food,
and gas. The financial aid folks are very helpful. Talk to me about where
Third, COUNSELING SERVICES are
available to help you to plan for your education, to negotiate your way
through the process and to support you if and when your life gets hard.
The counselors and academic advisors can be your entry-point to almost all
of the many services at De Anza designed to help you succeed. Talk to me
about counselors I especially like.
SUPPORT SERVICES such as the Reading and Writing Center, the Puente
Project, the Educational Diagnostic Center, EOPS, the Honors Program, and
others are designed to meet the specialized needs of our diverse student
body. There is help available for EVERY SINGLE STUDENT at De Anza. Look at
the list towards the end of this syllabus for a sample of some of these
programs. Don't be a stranger. DO ask me for help.
Finally, if you are a military veteran,
please also be aware that there is a Veterans Center especially set
up to help you make the transition back to school.
Any student who feels s/he may need an
accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me
privately to discuss your specific needs. For more help, you can also
contact De Anza College's Disability Support Services (DSS) at
408-864-8753; TTY 408-864-8748 or www.deanza.edu/specialed;
and De Anza's EducationalDiagnosticCenter at 408-864-8839.
You CAN Succeed, and WE'LL Help You Do
It:At De Anza College we are committed to your success
as a student. There are many services to help you along the way. Below is a
list of some of these services.