Helping Faculty – Helping Students

  • We know that some of our newly arriving students are at risk of failure.
  • We also know that some of these students will “fall through the cracks” before we realize they are experiencing difficulty.

The SOARS program is designed to identify at-risk students as early as possible, and to ensure that they are offered appropriate support in a timely manner. As a teacher or frontline interventionist, you will be the first to observe signs of difficulty. In many instances, you will be able to provide the necessary support to address the difficulty and ensure students’ success. However, there may be situations which require additional support; the SOARS Program is designed to meet that need.

SOARS Program – GOALS

  • Identify at-risk students promptly
  • Provide assistance to faculty and frontline staff in addressing the needs of at-risk students
  • Refer identified at-risk students to appropriate College resources

Resources

Should you have students who demonstrate difficulty with reading/writing/other academic skills, please refer them to:

THE ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTRE – 2nd floor of the Library
Should you have any questions about the service, please contact:
Rashmini Segarajasinghe-Ernest – local 1742
asc@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Should you have students who are not showing up to class, or seem to have personal problems, please refer them to:

COUNSELLING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT – ROOM 2D.2
Should you have any questions about the service, please contact:
Kelly Ann Morel – local 1125
ccd@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Should you have students who may have a learning disability, please refer them to:

THE STUDENT ACCESSABILITY CENTRE – ROOM 2E.8
Should you have any questions about the service please contact:
Effie Konstantinopoulos – local 1211
sac@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Should you have students who are exhibiting any form of health related issues, please refer them to:

HEALTH SERVICES – ROOM 2D.2
Should you have any questions about the service, please contact:
Julie Drolet – local 1128
jdrolet@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Should you have students who are experiencing difficulty in navigating registration policies or in planning for university, please refer them to:

ACADEMIC ADVISING – ROOM 2D.4
Should you have any questions about the service, please contact:
Dianne Hawryluck – local 1171
dhawryluck@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Continuing Education:
Jane Valihora – local 1141
jvalihora@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

  • You are requested to complete a referral form, discuss it with your student and ask the student to bring it to the service indicated on the form. You may choose to accompany your student to the service area.
  • Due to policies on confidentiality, student information will be shared only with the written permission of the student. Given the benefits of sharing information with the teacher and frontline interventionists, your student will be encouraged to grant permission to do so.


Last Modified: September 20, 2017