Drop Deadline – Friday, March 9

Don’t forget – tomorrow, Friday, March 9, is the last day to drop a full-semester (POT 1) course! You can drop courses in Enterprise up until 11:59 PM on Friday (but don’t wait until the last minute!).

Friday is also the last day to elect to take a course CR/NC and the last day to turn in Grade Replacement forms for full-semester courses you are taking now. You will need to get CR/NC forms signed by your advisor, and both CR/NC and Grade Replacement must be turned in to 2002 Lincoln Hall by the end of the workday.

If you have questions, need a form signed, or want to stop by to discuss, I’ll have drop-ins all day tomorrow (9-12 and 1-4).



Don’t drop the ball – drop that course by the deadline!

Google Values Soft Skills

“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”

Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.

(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)

Read the article in today’s Washington Post.


DROP DEADLINE – Friday, March 10

Just a reminder that FRIDAY, MARCH 10 is the last day to

(a) drop a full-semester (POT 1) course,

(b) elect CR/NC or change CR/NC in a full-semester (POT 1) course to a letter-grade,


(c) opt to use Campus Grade Replacement for a full-semester (POT 1) course.

You can drop courses in Enterprise until 11:59 PM on that day. After that, you will not be able to drop a full-semester course without a “W.” To seek a late-drop (drop with a “W”), you will need to meet with a dean or advisor in the Student Academic Affairs Office, 2002 Lincoln Hall and complete a petition to late-drop the course.

Both CR/NC and Grade Replacement forms need to be filled out in hard copy and turned in at 2002 Lincoln Hall by 4:40 PM on Friday, March 10.

Please see me if you are planning to drop or use CR/NC or grade replacement in a course. I will have drop-ins that Friday afternoon for any last-minute deciders!

CR/NC form

Grade Replacement form

Did You Know? Supporting Coursework


Have you ever seen this on your DARS audit?


– NEEDS:         12.0 HOURS


If you are a Psychology major who began your undergraduate studies prior to Fall 2015, this is one of your degree requirements. Students are required to complete 12 hours outside the major; these courses do not have to be from the same discipline, but they should have some sort of thematic unity (e.g., pre-med courses, courses on health-related topics, world literature courses, courses about history and politics, etc.). We want this requirement to work for you — think about taking courses that will help you meet your career goals, provide you with valuable skills, or deepen your understanding of a particular subject.

Many students complete this requirement by declaring an official minor or second major. If you do this, you will not need to meet with your advisor to complete a major plan of study; it will be entered by your records officer once you apply to graduate. If you do not declare an official minor or second major, you will need to meet with your advisor in Psychology (me!) to discuss the courses you want to use for this requirement. I will then submit the required paperwork to the College of LAS.

Note: This is not a graduation requirement for students completing a Psychology concentration. Refer to the department web site for more information.