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Student return to campus plan
Butler’s plans for an on-campus, residential experience

Academic Support Services for Students

All student services offices remain open and available to students. In the past, students have dropped by offices. But in an attempt to reduce density within offices and maintain social distancing, students are asked to make appointments (face-to-face or virtual) in lieu of drop-ins. Please see specific information about each student services area below.

Please click on the subject areas below to learn the details about each topic.

Student Disability Services (SDS)

SDS is available by virtual appointment; please contact SDS at 317-940-9308 or sds@butler.edu for an individualized, confidential discussion regarding your specific situation.

Career and Professional Success (CaPS)

The Career and Professional Success (CaPS) office is offering virtual appointments with our College-based career advisors and consultants. In addition, short, 10-minute appointments can be scheduled to discuss student employment questions. To make an appointment, log in to Handshake using Butler credentials and click on “Career Center” at the top of the page. Keep current about all virtual events and fairs on Handshake. Contact us at career@butler.edu or 317-940-9383.

Center for Academic Success and Exploration

The Center for Academic Success and Exploration (CASE) is here for you (with physical distancing guidelines in place). Social connections and support services remain the same for all CASE programs: academic success coaching, Exploratory Studies (and transitional) academic advising, peer tutoring, and LC courses. CASE academic advising and coaching meetings will be mainly by appointment and virtual. Contact information is as follows:

Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV)

The Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV) has developed a Spiritual Care Conversation resource. Students (and all members of the Butler community) can click the link to request a Spiritual Care Conversation with CFV Staff and Advisors from various traditions and backgrounds who are available for care and support. These conversations are private or confidential.

CFV staff are also available for conversations or appointments regarding faith communities on- or off-campus, vocational reflection topics such as your values and decisions, interfaith engagement opportunities, and CFV wellness initiatives. Please reach out to schedule an appointment, which can occur both through Zoom or in-person with social distancing guidelines in place at the CFV.  Reach out to CFV Director, Daniel Meyers, at dgmeyers@butler.edu, to connect for an appointment.

 

Butler Libraries

Butler Libraries are open for student support, both in-person (socially distanced), and virtually.    

Virtual research support is available via LibChat. Students can live chat with a librarian about their research questions, database access issues, and questions about library services such as book renewals. The hours of the live chat service are Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM–10:00 PM; Friday 8:30 AM–5:00 PM; Saturday closed; Sunday Noon–10:00 PM.  

You can also contact the librarian who works with your major by consulting the listing of Subject Librarians.  

For your research needs, Butler Libraries have substantial collections of online databases that include articles and texts, online catalogs for ebooks, and librarian-curated LibGuides for your major.

Center for Global Education (CGE)

Study Abroad: All fall 2020 semester study abroad programs have been canceled. The feasibility for international travel will continue to be monitored for each upcoming term using, but not limited to, the resources at the US Department of State and CDC. The Center for Global Education (CGE) is actively conducting remote meetings with students to plan study abroad for spring 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, in conjunction with faculty members, the CGE is already planning over 30 exciting short-term programs abroad for summer 2021. 

  • Meetings: There are no drop-in appointments at this time. To schedule an appointment, please contact Caitlin Moore at cmmore1@butler.edu. Virtual meetings are strongly encouraged; face-to-face meetings are possible with additional precautions including required masks and six feet of social distancing.

International Students: The CGE will continue to support international students and scholars through virtual orientation, immigration advising, employment eligibility, and OPT application. The network of International Diversity Ambassadors and the staff in the CGE will aid in the transition to the USA.

  • Meetings: There are no drop-in appointments at this time. To schedule an appointment, please contact Bobbie Gibson at bgibson@butler.edu. Virtual meetings are strongly encouraged; face to face meetings are possible with additional precautions including required masks and six feet of social distancing.

Engaged Learning Center (ELC)

The Engaged Learning Center (ELC) is offering virtual appointments to discuss the Honors Program, Prestigious Fellowships, and the domestic learning semesters in Washington, DC and New York City. Contact Melissa Friedman at mfriedma@butler.edu to schedule an appointment for any of these programs. For questions or virtual appointments related to the Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR) or service-learning please contact Donald Braid at dbraid@butler.edu or Hanako Gavia at hgavia@butler.edu. Any required forms can be dropped off in JH109 in the tray provided or signed, scanned, and emailed to citizenship@butler.edu.

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum Office is readily available to assist students and faculty by contacting Carol Baker at 317-940-9480 or core@butler.edu. Virtual
appointments may be arranged.

Registration and Records (R&R)

Please contact registrar@butler.edu or 317-940-9203 for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

The Writers' Studio

The Writers' Studio will be open for face-to-face and virtual appointments during Academic Year 2020-2021. For virtual appointments, you may choose between synchronous (real-time) online and asynchronous eTutoring appointments. Please think carefully about which option would work best for you: 

  • Online appointments take place in real-time using a text chat, document-sharing whiteboard area, and/or audio-video features. For example, if you have an online appointment scheduled from 10:00–11:00 AM, you will meet with your tutor at that time, online rather than in person. If you and your tutor each have a webcam and microphone, you will be able to see and speak to one another. If you or your tutor do not have these features, or if you choose not to enable them, you will talk with your tutor using a real-time chat feature.
  • eTutoring appointments do not take place in real time. Rather, you upload a draft to your appointment and your tutor returns the draft to you with comments by the end of your appointment time. If you choose the eTutoring option, you will not interact directly with the tutor. Therefore, eTutoring is most appropriate for final editing, proofreading, and citation or documentation checks. It is not ideal for developing, organizing, expanding, or revising a draft, and obviously it is not a good option for helping you understand an assignment or come up with ideas. For those needs, you should choose either a face-to-face or online appointment option.  
  • To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, go to WCOnline and register using your Butler email address. You can also cancel and reschedule your appointments via WCOnline. If you need help scheduling an appointment or have questions about the Writers’ Studio, the Studio staff can be reached at 317-940-9804 during regular Studio hours. You may also contact Dr. Sunny Hawkins, Director of Peer Tutoring, at shawkin1@butler.edu or 317-940-6892.

The Speaker's Lab

The Speaker's Lab will be open for face-to-face and virtual appointments during Academic Year 2020-2021. All appointments will be scheduled through our Appointy scheduling system. Please think carefully about which option would work best for you:

  • Online appointments take place in real-time using Zoom with document-sharing, whiteboard area, and audio-video features. For example, if you have an online appointment scheduled from 10:00-11:00 AM, you will meet with your tutor at that time, where you can discuss ideas for your presentation, brainstorm with your tutor using the whiteboard, share your outline for your tutor to give feedback, or rehearse your presentation, sharing your PPT slides as you would for your in-class presentation. 
  • Face-to-Face appointments will take place in the labs: FC 114, 116, 140. MASKS ARE REQUIRED for face-to-face tutoring sessions. You can expect your tutor to be masked and you can expect to be asked to leave if you do not have a mask on when entering the lab. The recommended six feet of social distancing will also be enforced. 
  • To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, go to BU Speaker's Lab and register using your Butler email address. You can also cancel and reschedule your appointments via WCOnline. If you need help scheduling an appointment or have questions about the Speaker's Lab, please email one of our Lab Managers: Mariesa LaRosa at mlarosa@butler.edu or Spencer Wolff at sgwolff@butler.edu. You may also contact Dr. Sally Perkins, Speaker's Lab Director, at sperkins@butler.edu.

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If you have questions after reviewing this website and FAQ page, please complete this form which will then be directed to the appropriate department.

 

Updated 7/20/2020