PASTORAL & ACADEMIC SUPPORT
As a community Morling places a high priority on providing pastoral and academic support for students. Praying for one another and showing God's love to one another are essential aspects of College life. Students are encouraged to share their needs with one another and offer support to each other. While some might consider seeking support as a sign of weakness, we believe that it is a valued aspect of personal and spiritual formation.
At times students will need specific pastoral or academic support, especially if they are also struggling with other life circumstances. The Dean of Students has the specific responsibility of coordinating pastoral and academic support and can also refer students to other support and counselling services. Students are also encouraged to share these needs with their Mentors, Course Advisors and/or Lecturers.
No issue is too small to share - especially if it is impacting your life or study!
Current students have the support of Course Advisors. Course Advisors are available to help students with their Unit selections, Course Progression and to provide information on possible pathways of study. Information about Course. More information about how to contact Course Advisors can be found on Morling Online (Moodle).
ACADEMIC WRITING & STUDY SUPPORT
At Morling we encourage all students to achieve a high academic standard and believe that all students can be further equipped by developing their study skills. We realise that many students who are returning to, or beginning, their tertiary study benefit from specific training. We encourage students to have a Study Tutor and also we offer a range of services to support students including:
- MC101 Academic Writing and Study Skills: completed as through online Tutorials and/or on-campus intensive (offered each Semester).
- Study Skills page on Morling Online
- Library Academic Support and referral
Students can also discuss their study skills with their lecturers or with the Dean of Students.
Morling seeks to value, support and assist students with permanent or temporary disability or medical conditions.
Assistance for students could include :
- Offering advice in regards to access and study
- Arranging for accessible course material
- Liaising with lecturers and staff
- Supporting applications for assignment extensions and/or compassionate withdrawals
- Providing alternative assessment or examination tasks.
The College is committed to respecting privacy and maintaining confidentiality, and will only share information when readily offered by the student or permitted. Students can share their situation with the Dean of Students and Registrar.
Please note that students may be asked to provide appropriate documentation where necessary.