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Student Resources

Student Resources: COVID-19

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This page will be updated with additional resources as this situation evolves. Please check back periodically.


DMC RESOURCES

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Del Mar College is accepting applications for student loaner laptops. Click here for the application. Answers provided will help the College allocate loaner devices to students who need them during this time.

DMC LIBRARY ONLINE RESOURCES

The DMC Libraries provide access to multiple research tools for both on and off-campus use. Head to the DMC Libraries website to access the following tools:
  • BEACON searches the majority of our research databases in one location for academic journals, eBooks, newspapers, and magazines
  •  A to Z Database list allows you to research using an individual database based on your research needs
  • LibGuides are webpages created by our librarians to help you with your research. They are created for various DMC disciplines and specific to a course's needs, and the guides include links to helpful databases, books, webpages, and assignment help
Off-campus users can login with their WebDMC username and password to access all of the libraries' research needs.

We have some additional ways to reach us:

  • Reference librarians are available via chat, phone and email. Email: refdesk@delmar.edu
  • 24/7 Chat: Through Ask a Librarian link available on Library home page 
  • Phone: (361) 698-1311
    • Librarians will answer your calls from:
      • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Friday: 9:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
      • Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Any voicemail left after hours we will be returned during operating hours.

MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE/SOFTWARE

All current DMC students have FREE access to the Microsoft Office Suite of online and computer software apps. To download/use the software, please visit portal.office.com and login using your DMC credentials.

If additional support is needed, please contact the Viking Help Desk at vikinghelpdesk@delmar.edu.

TUTOR.COM, 24/7 FREE ONLINE TUTORING

Visit Viking Central on Canvas (student login required) and click on the Tutor.com link in the left menu to access the free tutoring provided by the Student Success Center.

MATH LEARNING CENTER

The Math Learning Center (MLC) is open for online tutoring. Go to the MLC Canvas page (requires login).

The DMC Math Learning Center offers lecture videos for all their math books and handouts. For the lectures, the students should go to:

  • DMC MLC Website
  • Next, click on "Lecture Videos" in left sidebar.
  • Enter your DMC credentials.
  • After this, you will be taken to the page that lists all of the math books.
  • You can also scroll to view lectures, book examples, and other support.

Follow the same procedures for the handouts that contain formulas and examples. 

MATHEMATICS VIDEO LECTURE RESOURCES

DMC Mathematics Professors Anthony and Timothy Precella have put their math lectures on YouTube.

STONE WRITING CENTER

The Stone Writing Center (SWC) provides one-on-one writing instruction to students from all disciplines to develop and strengthen their writing skills. Professional writing tutors read students’ work online and send individual comments to help students become stronger and more effective writers.

  • Go to DelMar.edu/SWC and select Online Tutoring.
  • Use Canvas username and password to log in.
  • Students can access the Online Tutoring Program 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Handouts

Helpful handouts for writers are available at DelMar.edu/SWC. Handouts cover topics in Grammar and Punctuation, Composition, Literature, Documentation and Research, and Résumé Writing.

SWC Tutors

The Fourth employs degreed, professional tutors who complete robust training and professional development programs. Meet the tutors here.

Social Media

Twitter (@theSWC) and Facebook (@stonewritingcenter) – Follow us for the latest updates and writing tips.


Student Engagement and Retention Resources

The Office of the Dean of Student Engagement and Retention (SER) coordinates the Student Conduct Administration processes, serves as an advocate for students facing challenges to their success as students, and assists students in filing Student Complaints. Please email Cheryl G. Sanders, Dean of Student Engagement and Retention at cgarner6@delmar.edu for assistance with student issues or concerns including:
  • Grade Appeals
  • General Academic Non-Grade Complaints
  • Non-Academic Complaints
  • Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Violence Complaints
  • Student Conduct Concerns
  • Conflict Resolution Services

Career Development

Students please contact Jennifer Gonzales, Career Development Coordinator at (361) 726-1722 via text or voice call or jgonzales124@delmar.edu to schedule a remote (via phone, e-mail, face-time or Skype) career counseling session.

Below are some of the services provided through the sessions:
  • Web Based Career Assessments
  • Exploring Majors
  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Career Exploration
  • Mock Interviews
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is available to all students. Students can request counseling by e-mailing dmccounseling@delmar.edu.

Students are encouraged to follow @dmccounseling on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for self-help, community resource and emergency information.

For additional resources, please visit

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office is available via telephone to serve students. Simply call 361.698.1292 with questions or concerns.

If you are one of the 200 accommodated students currently enrolled, applicable approved face-to-face classroom accommodations for students with disabilities carryover to online learning settings. Obviously note taking is not applicable in the online modality given faculty will provide lesson materials directly. That said, testing accommodation--for those who earn time and one-half or double time on exams and quizzes--does carryover. While your faculty are already aware of your test accommodation needs, you are encouraged to remind them prior to test time so they may adjust your timer. Should issues arise, connect with us at 361.698.1292.

If you are a currently enrolled DMC student seeking new disability-related accommodations, call 361.698.1292 to arrange an intake meeting via telephone. 

Retention Services

Retention Case Managers (RCMs) are singularly focused at this time on serving students in need identified by faculty using an early warning system designed to alert case managers of students experiencing situations negatively affecting their academic success and, therefore, are in need of outreach/connection/intervention.

Student Success Center (SSC)

Student Success Center (SSC) services can be accessed by going to the SSC webage Del Mar College SSC.

Services provided include:

  • Tutor.com 24/7 tutoring DMC students have access to tutoring at their hands with any computer, phone or tablet. 
  • Students can access the Empowering the Student video series on the SSC canvas page.  Video titles: How to Manage Your Time; Science of Note taking; Text Anxiety
  • SSC staff provides workshops for students using Canvas Conference or Go To Meeting. Students can choose the workshop they want presented to them and a date and time can be selected as well.

These are just a few topics listed: 

  • How to Communicate with Your Professor  
  • Learning Styles 
  • Note Taking Strategies 
  • Success Planning 

For assistance, please contact:

Eva De La Garza, Student Success Center Director
Phone: (361) 698-2466
Cell: (361) 945-7788
edelgar2@delmar.edu

Melissa Goonan, Tutor Support Services Coordinator
Program Administrator for Tutor.com
Phone: (361) 698-2267
Cell: (361) 813-6409
mgoonan@delmar.edu

Student Leadership and Campus Life

Coming Soon!! (look for information in DMC e-mail):

  • SGA meetings online via social media or some type of meeting platform
  • Viking Volunteer Program will be accessed online via Galaxy Digital 
  • Menu of digital/virtual campus programming
  • Online video tournaments and video trivia nights

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is online. Students can communicate with staff via the NSLS webpage and Facebook page: The National Society of Leadership and Success.

For more information or questions, please contact: Beverly Cage, Director of Student Life bacage@delmar.edu

Veteran Services/Veterans Upward Bound

The Department of Veterans Affairs has instructed all institutions to refrain from making any adjustments to enrollment certifications. At this time, benefit payments (including the Monthly Housing Allowance for those under the CH. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill) will continue as scheduled.

Congress recently passed an emergency measure that will allow for the continued payment of benefits for enrollments that have been affected by the outbreak and have moved online. As a result, students receiving the Monthly Housing Allowance under the CH.33 Post 9/11 GI Bill will continue to receive the same rate until the college has resumed normal operations of resident training. This emergency measure will stay in effect until December 21st, 2020. 

Veterans Services will continue to post updates and decisions made by the college and Department of Veterans Affairs, and we will continue to monitor all legislative actions taken by Congress, and decisions made regarding the status of the Spring 2020 semester and its subsequent terms.

NEW STUDENT VETERANS

Veterans returning to school in need of assistance with the application/admission process or tutoring services, your first point of contact is Veterans Upward Bound.

CONTINUING STUDENT VETERANS/DEPENDENTS

All inquiries and GI Bill/Hazlewood Act Exemption certification documents for new and returning students MUST be submitted via e-mail to the below address.

A checklist of required documents, as well as applications and certification requests may be found on our website through this link.

Thank you all for your patience as we work to streamline and better deliver our services for those who have served and their families.


Third-PARTY RESOURCES

Note: Del Mar College has no official agreement or partnership with these providers to offer service to students. They are being shared as available resources.

FREE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET FROM SPECTRUM

Charter/Spectrum to offer free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days for new K-12 and college student households. 

  • To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Spectrum will open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
  • More Spectrum details here.

Free Internet service from Comcast

Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers. Monthly data caps are also temporarily waived.

AT&T Home Internet

AT&T is waiving data caps/usage overage charges for their home internet service. 

Sprint

Most Sprint customers with data plans will have unlimited smartphone data through mid-May, along with an additional 20 GB of hotspot/tethering service. 

T-Mobile

Most T-Mobile customers with data plans will have unlimited smartphone data through mid-May, along with an additional 20 GB of hotspot/tethering service. 


DMC COVID-19 Website

Please visit our COVID-19 web page and FAQs web page for college-related updates. Additionally, DMC library staff have created an online COVID-19 Resource Guide, which provides links to several national and state health organizations and the latest local and national news coverage.  View the guide here, which will be updated frequently to reflect the latest COVID-19 information.

STATE OF TEXAS COVID-19 Website

If you have additional questions related to COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. 

REMINDER:  IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED ABROAD, ARE FEELING ILL OR FEEL THAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, PLEASE STAY HOME AND SEEK APPROPRIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. Do not report to class or work until you have been properly cleared by a physician. 

Page last updated April 9, 2020.

Contact Information

College Relations Office
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
colrel@delmar.edu
(361) 698-1247
fax: (361) 698-1956