Undergraduate Course Catalog 2013-2014
From international education to residential life, academic advising to internships and writing, the University offers programs and services to help every student get the most out of his or her college experience.
Every UNH student is assigned an academic adviser, who provides help in choosing courses and planning a program of study. Each college within the University also has an advising office. Other sources of help, for academic or personal problems, are described below
Center for Academic Resources (CFAR)
The mission of the Center for Academic Resources is to support undergraduate students to take on academic challenges, learn from setbacks, and actively develop new skills and strategies that enhance their learning. We offer a comprehensive program of academic services to students at no additional cost and serve approximately 1600 students each year.
Our expert peer and professional staff offer instruction in learning skills and study strategies in small-group and individualized settings. Professional Academic Counselors advise students on a range of academic topics, help students to clarify their academic goals, and work with students to devise action plans to meet their educational goals. The center also provides resources and information about additional academic support available on campus and online.
A federally funded program, TRiO Student Support Services (SSS), provides additional services to students who meet eligibility requirements. The goal of the SSS program is to increase retention and graduation rates for students enrolled in four-year programs who have a high financial need and who are first in their families to go to college, or who have disabilities. Student Support Services is funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $319,203. UNH contributes an addition 25%, $ 81,652, as matching funds.
Located on the second floor of Smith Hall, the center is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and evenings by appointment. For further information call (603) 862-3698 (voice/TTY), fax (603) 862-4043, or visit the website at www.cfar.unh.edu.
The Counseling Center offers confidential professional consultation, individual and group therapy, and educational workshops for a broad range of emotional, psychological, and interpersonal concerns. Services are provided for all students who have paid their Health Services/Counseling fee and who may be facing a major crisis, confusion, depression, family difficulties, or other personal problems.
The center provides a scheduled intake system. Intake appointments can be made over the phone or in person. In addition, emergency services are offered by the Counseling Center during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and after hours by calling the Counseling Center at (603) 862-2090. When necessary, the center’s staff assists with outside mental health referrals.
The staff, which includes licensed psychologists, counselors, and consulting psychiatrists, is committed to the welfare and development of UNH students. The staff is available for consultation with faculty, administrative staff, and parents on matters relating to the welfare of students. The Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. and offers a predoctoral internship training program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
All information about a student’s visits to the Counseling Center is confidential and cannot be released without the written permission of the student.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call (603) 862-2090 or visit the Counseling Center’s Web site at http://www.unhcc.unh.edu/.
Athletics, Men's and Women's
UNH participates in the following intercollegiate men’s athletics programs: basketball, cross country, football, hockey, skiing, soccer, and track and field. UNH also participates in the following intercollegiate women’s athletics programs: basketball, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. An undergraduate ID provides access to sporting events; men’s hockey requires picking up a ticket. (See also Campus Recreation.)
Cat’s Cache is a debit account accessed with a UNH ID card. Cat’s Cache is a convenient way to make purchases on-campus at many locations including all UNH dining operations, the UNH bookstore, most vending machines, and the pro shop at the Hamel Recreation center, as well as many off-campus merchants. There are no minimums, no fees, and no penalty for withdrawals. Account balances carry from semester to semester and year to year. Cat’s Cache is available to all campus community members including students, faculty, and staff.
All UNH undergraduate student ID cardholders have a Cat’s Cache account. Graduate students, faculty, and staff members need to request an account before making a deposit. To make a deposit, use one of our convenient account management centers with cash or a credit or debit card, go to www.blackboard.unh.edu with a credit or debit card, or visit in person at the Dining and ID Office located in Room 101 of Holloway Commons with cash or a check.
Cat’s Cache is intended for purchases and not for cash withdrawals as an ATM card would allow. You cannot withdraw cash from your account unless you withdraw the entire amount. There is a limit of two withdrawals per semester. For more information about Cat's Cache, visit www.unh.edu/dining and follow the Cat's Cache links.
Information Technology (IT)
UNH Information Technology (IT)
Computer Access. UNH has five student computing clusters offering more than 225 computers running Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Clusters also provide scanners and paid laser printers. The computers include a suite of productivity and design software, provide access to the Internet, have many course-specific software applications, and give students personal network storage for documents. Spaces specifically designed for group work are available. The clusters are staffed by student consultants who assist with questions or problems. Two locations are available 24 hours a day. For information and cluster hours, visit clusters.unh.edu.
Parker Media Lab. The Parker Media Lab in Dimond Library is available for all students to use. The lab includes high-end audio and video editing workstations along with digital editing software and dedicated staff to assist students with course-related and personal projects. The lab also offers a range of camcorders, audio recorders, and associated equipment for students to borrow. Details can be found at parkerlab.unh.edu.
Computer Store. The UNH Computer Store offers UNH students, faculty, and staff access to the highest quality, standardized computer products and services, coupled with expert advice and excellent customer service. We carry Apple and Dell notebook and desktop computers; iPads and iPods; laser and ink jet printers and cartridges; heavily discounted software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites; and a variety of other supplies and peripherals at educational pricing. Speak to a live staff member at (603) 862-1328 or visit us online at computerstore.unh.edu. We are conveniently located on Level 2 of the MUB, across from the student mailboxes.
Computer Repair. UNH Computer Repair Services provides UNH students, faculty, and staff warranty service and computer maintenance and repair. A complete list of services is available online at http://tps.unh.edu/crs. The Computer Repair Service Center is conveniently located next to the Computer Store at the MUB, Level 2, East, across from the student mailboxes. For more information, call (603) 862-4242.
Computer Training. Each semester, UNH IT courses are offered on a variety of topics. For more information, call (603) 862-4242.
Technology Support. UNH IT provides UNH students, faculty, and staff with support for telephones, network connectivity, computing accounts, supported software applications, exam scanning, and a wide variety of personal computer issues.
IT Service Desk
Dimond Academic Commons AT Support Center
Dimond Library – Level 3 (Main Level)
On the Web
Fill out a support request form at: it.unh.edu/contactus
Web Solutions. Web Solutions designs, develops, and manages websites and web-based applications for the UNH, USNH, and its partners. Web Solutions provides expert development and design services for projects ranging from an enterprise content management system to a custom application. Web Solutions offers consulting and project management for large-scale online projects. For more information or to fill out a request form, visit Web Solutions at it.unh.edu/websolutions.
Disability Services for Students
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) are committed to creating equal access for all UNH students with disabilities. It is our goal to help meet the needs of individuals registered and documented through the office. The University will make reasonable accommodations to promote student independence and accessibility to a full range of college activities at UNH.
We strive to see that no qualified student is excluded or discriminated against in participating in any program, function, or activity, while maintaining the highest level of academic integrity. We advocate responsibility for an accessible and holistic learning environment, through removal of informational, physical, and attitudinal barriers.
All UNH students with documented disabilities who anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations and services must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation to Disability Services for Students. Guidelines for documentation of a disability and the timeline for accommodations are available at www.unh.edu/disabilityservices. Please visit the DSS website to learn more about the office. Disability Services for Students is located in Smith Hall, Room 201, (603) 862-2607 (voice/TTY); (603) 862-4043 (fax), or e-mail email@example.com.
General Information for Students with Disabilities
Students seeking academic accommodations, services, and accessibility should contact Disability Services for Students (DSS) at (603) 862-2607 (voice/TTY).
Most major buildings have ramps and many have elevators and adapted restroom facilities. Contact DSS, (603) 862-2607 or Affirmative Action, (603) 862-2930 with questions about building facilities.
Students with disabilities who require accessible parking permits for on-campus use must seek the permits from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of their home state (that is, the state where their driver's license was issued). Applications for New Hampshire accessible permits are available at Parking Services. Processing of New Hampshire permits, however, must still be done by the DMV of the student's home state. Please note: All students using accessible parking permits must still purchase either a commuter or on-campus resident pass. Questions about temporary accessible parking should be directed to Parking Services at (603) 862-1010.
For information about dietary restrictions and needs due to a diagnosis or disability, please see http://www.unh.edu/dining/nutrition.
Students with disabilities who need accessible housing and plan to live in campus residence halls should contact DSS early to allow for timely arrangements of appropriate rooms and location.
UNH has specifically equipped vans with lifts, which transport students on campus to other locations along the Wildcat transit routes. These are known as Wildcat Access Vans. For information on this service or for special arrangements possible during periods of inclement weather; please contact Disability Services for Students, (603) 862-2607.
All B.A. candidates must fulfill the University's foreign language requirement by the end of their sophomore year. A student with a documented disability may petition the foreign language board for course substitutions on the basis that the disability will prevent him or her from successfully mastering the foreign language requirement. Students wishing to pursue this process must contact Disability Services for Students to learn about the process.
No otherwise qualified individual may be excluded from or denied access to any program, course of study, or any other offering of the University solely on the basis of a disability. Concerns regarding the institution's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should be addressed to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, in the Affirmative Action Office at (603) 862-2930 (Voice/TTY).
Greek Life at UNH
Greek life at UNH has a long and rich history, with the first fraternity founded in 1881 and the first sorority founded in 1913. Today the Greek community at UNH has more than 1,100 members, representing about nine percent of the student body. The Greek community is made up of five National Panhellenic Conference sororities, nine North American Interfraternity Conference fraternities, a National Multicultural Greek Council sorority, an agricultural sorority, and a co-ed society. The governing bodies for the majority of these organizations are the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils and the United Greek Association. As values-based organizations, fraternities and sororities are committed to intellectual growth, leadership and campus/community involvement, social development, philanthropy and community service, and friendship.
Believing that involvement in or with a Greek organization can promote learning, development, and growth, the Office of Greek Life aims to cultivate a values-based and inclusive Greek community of excellence at UNH. This office is staffed by a full-time coordinator and several student interns. More information about the UNH Greek community can be found by visiting the Office of Greek Life at the Memorial Union Building, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (Room 114 ), visiting www.unhmub.com/greek, or by calling (603) 862-1002.
International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) promotes international education at UNH by facilitating the enrollment and employment of foreign nationals and by providing them with essential support services. The OISS coordinates programs that encourage interaction among the international, campus, and local communities, thereby fostering awareness and appreciation of other cultures. It is the responsibility of the OISS to ensure University compliance with U.S. immigration and employment regulations and to assist international students, exchange scholars, faculty, and staff in the achievement of their academic and professional goals.
The OISS staff provides immigration advising, information on University policies, administrative support, and referral services. A variety of social and educational programming activities are offered, including orientation for incoming students, faculty, and staff, and others designed to enhance student interaction with the broader community and provide opportunities for sharing in family events. For more information on programs and services, visit the OISS website at www.unh.edu/oiss. To schedule an appointment, call (603) 862-1288 or send an e-mail to OISS@unh.edu.
All international students are encouraged to maintain contact with the OISS and are required by law to report changes of address, academic program, or source of educational funds.
Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) creates opportunities for people to participate in an inclusive community and to explore and understand diversity, justice and injustice, inclusion and equity. OMSA's work is grounded in an understanding of diversity that includes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions/spiritual traditions, socioeconomic classes, and sexual orientations.
Providing support and development for Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islanders, Black/African American/Caribbean/African, Latino/Latina/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American/First Nations, Multiracial, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allied students is a focus of OMSA's work.
OMSA offers cultural and educational programs to all students; offers opportunities for exploring leadership potential within a multicultural context; provides support and advocacy for students as well as coordinating support from additional colleagues, programs, and offices on campus; gets students connected; helps students to learn more about race, sexuality, gender, class, and other social identities; responds to acts of bias; and helps all members of the University community to feel safe and welcome at UNH. OMSA's work encompasses professional development opportunities for colleagues as well.
The office provides computers for student use, social and study space, a media library, and educational resources and support for faculty and staff. Staff members include the director, the LGBTQ coordinator, and the multicultural coordinator. For more information, stop by the office in Room 327 of the Memorial Union Building (MUB), phone (603) 862-0324, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nontraditional Student Services
Since the 1970s, the nontraditional student population at the University of New Hampshire has been an active, hardworking group. These students remain dedicated to their education, to their families, and to helping one another deal with issues and concerns often experienced by those having challenging lives apart from a university setting.
To assure that the University and its activities respond to the needs, desires, and lives of nontraditional students, Commuter Student Services provides support, resources, and services.
Commuter Student Services is located in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, within the Memorial Union Building, room 122. Information about services, resources, campus, and local communities can be found at www.unhmub.com/off-campus or by calling (603) 862-0303.
Office of Conduct and Mediation
The Office of Conduct and Mediation administers the student conduct process. Through the Student Code of Conduct, the office maintains community standards of behavior that are intended to preserve and protect the University’s educational mission of teaching, research, and public service, as well as promote the student’s academic achievement and personal development. To attain these aspirations, students must live, work, and learn in an environment of civility and respect where both rights and responsibilities are deeply valued. For the University community to thrive, the rules of conduct must be clear and understood by all members of the community. The Student Code of Conduct codifies and explains community standards of behavior and responsibility, as well as the rights and remedies accorded to all members of the community. It is available online at www.unh.edu/student/rights.
More specific information regarding the Student Code of Conduct and the conduct process can be found in Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities. For more information, please call the Office of Conduct and Mediation at (603) 862-3377, or visit the website at www.unh.edu/ocm.
The UNH Mediation Program provides community members with an opportunity to talk about and resolve disputes in an alternative and non-adversarial manner. Students or University community members or organizations can access mediation or conflict resolution training or consultation by self-referral. Mediation and/or conflict resolution training or consultation is also available as an alternative to filing conduct charges against a student in some situations. Mediation is provided by trained neutral mediators, who are in charge of and guide the process in a neutral setting and confidential process. The mediators are not involved in the dispute, do not take sides, and do not make any decision for the disputants. The mediators are part of this community-based mediation program and are supervised by the Office of Conduct and Mediation Programs. Some examples of situations appropriate for mediation include issues arising out of relationships such as roommate, friendships, dating partners, neighbors, teammates, organization members, landlord/tenants, etc. Through mediation, disputants are able to identify the issues in a conflict, have their perspective be heard and acknowledged, and communicate about how to better understand and solve their problem(s). The mediators, who are often peers, facilitate communication between the parties and empower the students to generate options for resolution and ultimately assist the development of their own resolution to the dispute. The Mediation Program is a larger component of the effort to provide students with the opportunity to develop important life skills such as conflict resolution, anger management, and effective communication skills. For more information, call (603) 862-3377.
President's Commission on the Status of People of Color
The UNH President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color advocates for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from under-represented groups. It provides educational programs and encourages curriculum development to promote inclusive excellence. Established in 1997 as an advocacy group, it works to establish effective and collaborative relationships among departments, offices, committees, commissions, and special programs that play a role in fostering diversity on campus and ensuring that the environment is supportive of diverse and ethnic populations. The commission is located in Thompson Hall G14. Call (603) 862-1058 or visit the commission’s web page at http://www.unh.edu/cspc for more information.
President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities
The President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities promotes empowerment and inclusion of UNH students, faculty, staff, and guests with visible and non-visible disabilities. Its mission is to assess disability-related issues, services, attitudes, and practices in the creative engagement of diversity toward a model of inclusive excellence. The commission is located in Thompson Hall G14. Call (603) 862-1058 or visit the Disabilities Commission web page at http://www.unh.edu/cspd/.
A central resource for people with disabilities on campus is the Office of Disability Services for Students, located at 201Smith Hall on 3 Garrison Avenue, (603) 862-2607 (TTY: 1-800-735-2964 or 711 Relay NH); (603) 862-4043 (fax); or e-mail email@example.com. Find the disability services office on the web at www.unh.edu/disabilityservices/.
President's Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues
The mission of the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues is to facilitate the development of a university community that understands and appreciates the value of the inclusive excellence of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. The commission accomplishes its goals through advocacy, education, and activism.
Established in 1992, the commission meets monthly during the academic year. Its membership includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied University faculty, staff, and students who are appointed by the president. Students from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied community who are interested in participating on the commission are encouraged to contact the chair. Call (603) 862-1058, or visit the commission’s web page at http://www.unh.edu/glbt.
President's Commission on the Status of Women
The mission of the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women is to create equal employment and educational opportunities for all UNH women by promoting an environment free of sexism and discrimination through policy, advocacy, and education. It works to continue to build a learning community that engages its diversity of experiences to generate inclusive excellence in the curriculum, classroom, programming, and the workplace. Established in February 1972, the commission collects information on the status of UNH women and informs the community of its findings. Located in Thompson Hall, the commission also maintains a Facebook page for those interested in its activities. Call (603) 862-1058 or visit the commission’s web page at http://www.unh.edu/womens-commission for more information.
The University Police Department is committed to enforcing the laws of the state of New Hampshire and University policies while supporting the rights and dignity of all persons and maintaining a campus environment in which learning may thrive. Officers, professionally trained in their respective areas, staff both the Police and Support Services divisions. The department holds accreditation from both CALEA and IACLEA.
University Police Department personnel participate in a number of safety programs for the UNH community including adopt-a-dorm and a nationally recognized women’s self-defense program called R.A.D.—the Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System. Department personnel will meet with groups to provide crime prevention information and tips for increasing personal safety and protection of personal property. A walking patrol provides an escort service for students, faculty, and staff. Engraving pencils to inscribe identification numbers on property in case of theft are loaned free of charge to members of the campus community. To take advantage of any of these services, contact the University Police Department, (603) 862-1427.
Residential Life staff members focus on integrating students’ learning outside the classroom with traditional learning in the classroom. Staff members work with students, helping them to succeed academically, become positively involved in the hall and University community, and make friends. They accomplish this by providing students with social and educational opportunities, along with daily interaction.
The Residential Life staff includes a director, a team of 30 professional staff members, and 150 resident assistants (RAs) who are a carefully selected group of undergraduate and graduate students. Each residence hall is staffed with at least one full-time professional and several resident assistants.
The director of residential life also serves as assistant vice president for student and academic services. In addition, Residential Life staff members often initiate responses to individual student emergencies. The assistant vice president also assumes co-responsibility for leadership development, establishing joint ventures with academic programs, orienting new students to the University, and educational and social programming.
Students are welcome to stop by the Residential Life Office, located in 13A Hitchcock Hall, or call (603) 862-2268 for more information.
Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
SHARPP is a University of New Hampshire-based crisis intervention center dedicated to providing free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, and stalking, and their allies. In addition, SHARPP’s Outreach Program provides education and awareness programs on sexual and relationship violence to the greater University of New Hampshire community. SHARPP’s services are largely supported by volunteers. Volunteering for SHARPP provides many opportunities for hands-on experience working with survivors and for the development of leadership skills.
SHARPP’s Direct Services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency medical accompaniment, criminal justice and University judicial support, systems advocacy, academic intervention, support groups, and information and referrals. SHARPP also provides crisis services and support for those who are close to the survivor, including roommates, parents, friends, family members, and instructors.
SHARPP’s Outreach program provides the highest quality awareness and educational programming, including education programs for students in the residential halls, classrooms, and Greek life, and orientation activities and training for athletic teams, student organizations, and faculty and staff. SHARPP also sponsors awareness events and activities throughout the year.
The SHARPP office is located at Wolff House, in front of Health Services at the corner of Pettee Brook and Main Streets. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The website is www.unh.edu/sharpp/ and features Ask an Advocate, an online resource for help and information. SHARPP's support line and administrative number is (603) 862-3494. SHARPP is also available through a toll free number at 1-888-271-7233 and by TTY at 1-800-735-2964. After hours, all calls will be returned by a trained advocate within 10 minutes. All calls are free and confidential.
Student and Academic Services
The University of New Hampshire has made a commitment to provide students an innovative, high-quality, coherent, and integrated educational experience. This commitment challenges us to create a learning environment that offers students the greatest opportunity to grow and to test the relevance and the effectiveness of what they are learning. Such an approach to higher education also requires that we provide the support and direction necessary for the success of students’ endeavors.
The Division of Student and Academic Services seeks to forge integral links between the academic and non-academic aspects of students' lives, to create better connections between curriculum and co-curricular experiences, and to foster high expectations for academic and personal excellence for all students. The focus of this division is on assisting students to be successful at UNH, contributing to a process of intellectual, personal, and social development that produces graduates who are well educated, well adjusted, and prepared to realize their goals and to contribute to their communities and society with intellect, professional competence, social awareness, the capacity for effective civic engagement, and respect and understanding for the diversity of people and the world around them.
The Office of the Vice President for Student and Academic Services provides students with information and assistance in problem resolution. For more information or assistance, call the office at (603) 862-2053.
University Advising and Career Center
The University Advising and Career Center, Hood House, (603) 862-2064, provides academic advising to undeclared students in the College of Liberal Arts and provisional English and provisional psychology majors. It supports all students and alumni in career exploration. The center’s professional staff provides assistance to students in clarifying their interests and skills as they relate to developing a program of study at the University and declaring a major, offering opportunities to explore career possibilities, and aiding in securing employment. Vocational assessments (Myers-Briggs type indicator and Jackson Vocational Interest Survey) are offered to help individuals identify potential majors and careers. A nationwide parent/alumni career mentor network, which comprises more than 500 members, and an internship office help students explore career possibilities. Internship and job opportunities are posted online in the Center's Wildcat Careers. Additionally, the center sponsors fairs and activities that bring students into contact with prospective employers and internship opportunities, and help to prepare students for careers.
The center is also the campus resource for students seeking admission to medical and related health profession schools and law school. More broadly, the center assists students considering graduate education, sponsors graduate and professional school fairs, administers national tests for post-baccalaureate study, and guides individuals to resources across the University.
Supported by the federally funded Job Locator Development Program, the internship office in the University Advising and Career Center helps students locate preprofessional internships in settings ranging from traditional business and research facilities to more uniquely tailored environments that reflect academic and career interests. Students who wish to engage in career-oriented work experiences for credit should consult with an appropriate faculty sponsor regarding the possibility of receiving academic credit.
Students who wish to secure internships should consult the internship postings listed on the Wildcat Careers link on the center’s website. Postings are also listed in the center. Several academic departments also have internship listings posted.
For more information regarding internships, consult the center’s website at www.unh.edu/uacc or contact the center at (603) 862-2064.
The UNH veterans coordinator, located in the Registrar’s Office at (603) 862-2066, provides counseling on all aspects of veterans benefits and assistance in procuring and completing the required forms and certifications for veterans benefits. The veterans coordinator maintains a comprehensive directory to assist veterans in contacting state, local, and University resources for housing, day care, career planning, employment, financial aid, tutorial assistance, remedial training, handicapped services, and Veterans Outreach. The coordinator also provides a framework for networking among campus veterans. For further information, go to www.unh.edu/veterans or e-mail UNH.Veterans@unh.edu.
University Writing Program
The University Writing Program is dedicated to making all UNH students successful writers. The University Writing Committee and program staff research, organize, develop, and support a wide range of activities that help students and faculty. The Writing Program conducts routine and directed assessments of the University writing requirement and the writing-intensive (WI) courses that all undergraduates must take. The Writing Committee reviews applications for WI course status as well as student petitions and transfer courses for writing-intensive credit. Frequent seminars, workshops, and classes offer both faculty and students the opportunity to learn more about writing, teaching with writing, and emerging technologies for writing.
Robert J. Connors Writing Center
The Robert J. Connors Writing Center provides individual writing conferences to members of the University community. Collaborating on writing helps students excel in classes and beyond. Writers of all skill levels are encouraged to visit the center to have conversations about their writing. Peer tutors are trained to help students with writing issues from thesis clarity to sentence structure to questions about genre writing and citation styles.
The Connors Writing Center stresses a focus on higher level concerns such as organization, development of ideas, and clarity, but writing assistants are also equipped to discuss sentence-level concerns such as grammar and punctuation. The center welcomes all students, including those whose first language is not English. Writing assistants are trained to work with ESL and EFL students of all levels.
The center offers one-on-one conferences by appointment or by walk-in. Conferences are free and usually last about 50 minutes. The writer’s goals set the course for the conference, and students decide whether tutors communicate the results of the conference to their instructors.
Students may call (603) 862-3272 for an appointment or visit the Writing Center in Hamilton Smith, room 7. The Writing Center also offers a satellite location at Dimond Library. Visit the Writing Program’s website at www.unh.edu/writing.