Disability Services: How to Request Academic Accommodations

Penn State World Campus offers a variety of resources and accommodations to students with disabilities. Although a member of the staff or faculty or an agency liaison can refer you to Student Disability Resources, you can also contact this office directly to discuss resources available or request assistance. One of the most common reasons for…

Career Series: What Does a Project Manager Do?

When scrolling through the extensive list of degrees and certificates available today, you may stumble across project management programs and wonder what this subject entails. Project management is an exciting, yet ambiguous field of study. While it seems like the title is quite transparent and easily explained, a project manager plays a complex role within…

Writing Tips: Use Email in an Effective and Appropriate Way

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. For most of us, email is an essential staple of daily life. We use it to keep in touch and stay informed. Email is…

Staying Healthy During Finals

As finals near and winter weather approaches, don’t forget to take time to focus on your overall well-being and staying healthy. When you’re working hard on schoolwork, allotting time for anything else is far from a priority. But if you’re not taking care of you, it makes concentrating on your work and giving it your…

Student Disability Resources for Temporary or Short-Term Conditions

When people think of the types of situations that Student Disability Resources would handle, they often think of major, permanent conditions or injuries. While those certainly do qualify for assistance, there is also a broad range of other conditions that would fall under the umbrella of Student Disability Resources. Some students who are experiencing a…

The Disability Resources Team Protects Your Privacy

Students may sometimes be reluctant to seek assistance or special accommodations related to health/medical issues because they are concerned about privacy issues. We want to reassure students that the Disability Resources team — like all staff members at Penn State World Campus — takes great care to protect your sensitive, personal information. When you first…