The Writing center: sponsored by the watkins libraryThe Watkins Writing Center assists students in research techniques, library use, and all aspects of writing for school assignments and professional development. Be advised that we won’t do your papers for you, but we’ll definitely help you with the process.
Appointments are available as possible scheduling Mon - Fri. In addition, we have great tutors in the library who can handle appointments. Please remind students that they generally need to give us 48 - 72 hours advance notice when scheduling appointments.
Ms. Felts will offer some walk-in hours again, too, on Tues or Thurs afternoons or Friday morning/afternoons for consultations. Email the Writing Center for dates through the semester.
To schedule an appointment, or to reschedule or cancel a session (please allow 12 hours advance notice): email the Writing Center at [email protected], or call 277-7427.
For more information, go to the Writing Center webpage.
Personal Counseling and Advising Services Watkins College of Art, Design & Film recognizes that sometimes personal problems can cause stress and affect performance in the school setting. Watkins has a partnership with an area counseling practice which would cover the cost of the first three visits.
The counseling service through Watkins is a professional counseling service offered off site which is designed to help students identify problems and seek solutions. The program is a pre-paid service to students and their immediate families-providing three face-to-face sessions at no cost to the student. The program provides assistance in most personal problems such as drug/alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, problems caused by legal/financial worries, abuse and many others. When students feel or believe that a problem exists and want the assistance of a professional counselor, they may contact the Office of Student Life OR refer themselves. Watkins College of Art & Design will not know or ask the names of students who access the program.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and privacy is absolutely respected. Students who are currently enrolled in Watkins College of Art, Design & Film are covered. Once the problem has been identified the counselor will recommend a helping plan to resolve the issues. Most problems can be identified and a plan for achieving resolution developed within the three pre-paid sessions. Beyond these three sessions, the counselor may make a referral to another appropriate service or to have continued visits.
Students may call the Association for Guidance, Aid, Placement and Empathy (AGAPE) at 781-3000 to speak with an intake counselor and to make arrangements for a first appointment. Visitation hours can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 4555 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. For questions about the program, student may seek the advice of the Director of Student Life who will keep all matters confidential and can refer the student to the appropriate contact or can refer the student to other resources.
Disabilities or Disorders
Psychological and psychiatric disorders include a broad range of diagnoses, including, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia, general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and many others. Any of these conditions may be a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if they impact a major life activity. Typically, persons with psychological or psychiatric disorders are not identifiable by appearance, and they are not noticeably disabled. Yet, these individuals may need accommodations in order to fully participate in a post-secondary program.
These students may be reluctant to discuss the nature of their disability with their instructors. However, students who register with the Director of Student Life will have a memo indicating which reasonable accommodation(s) they require. Students with disabilities are not required to disclose their diagnosis and should never be challenged to do so. Reasonable accommodations include:
- Extended time on tests and exams, note-takers or instructor’s class notes, flexible class scheduling, reduced course load.
For additional information contact the Director of Student Life. The director can be contacted by phone at (615) 383-4848.
Health & Wellness
Watkins can provide contact information for students seeking health insurance coverage. Watkins provides information through The Assurant Health Plan. Information can be found outside of the Office of Student Life or by contacting the Office of Student Life.
Students of Watkins are encouraged to join the Northwest YMCA, located near the college campus. Watkins students are eligible for a discounted monthly membership (sliding scale based on income) and if they join at the Northwest YMCA location, the joining fee will be waived!
Go to the YMCA website for more information, membership benefits and schedule of classes, etc.
International student services
International Students needing assistance with visa paperwork or other immigration matters should contact the Office of Student Life. Call 615.383.4848 or email [email protected]