CARE Student Process
College is a difficult and stressful time in most students’ lives. Everyone goes through hard times and speaking up can help get you connected with resources both on and off-campus. The CARE process is designed to help Clark College students reach their education and life goals.
Why is someone contacting me?
If someone files a CARE report on your behalf, you will hear from staff member on our CARES team. The goal of this outreach to provide you with resources and connection to supports.
If someone has told you that they filed a CARE report, please feel free to reach out
to the CARES Team lead at ClarkCARES@clark.edu. This will help you to get connected with someone right away. If you’re struggling
and want support, and you’re not sure if a staff or faculty member has already reached
out, please reach out to the CARES Team at ClarkCARES@clark.edu.
Once the a member of the CARE team reaches out, the goal is to help provide support moving forward.
Conversation and email starters
Talking to your instructors can sometimes be difficult. We are here to help! This page is designed to help with writing an email to your instructor to let them know a little about what’s going on and how they may be able to help. This could be asking for advice on learning the subject matter, a specific question related to a homework assignment, or help asking for connection to resources at the college. Please also know that you can also reach out to the CARES Team via email at ClarkCARES@clark.edu to ask for support.
Below are some examples of emails that may serve as a helpful guide when contacting your instructors. Remember to let the person know which class you’re in and what you’re specifically hoping to get support with. Clark College wants to help you to succeed!
This is Lisa from your Monday and Wednesday Psychology class. I have been having a hard time getting work done lately and wanted to see if I could talk with you after class on Wednesday. I have really enjoyed your class and am hoping to still be able to catch up.
Thanks for your time,
This is Pavel from your Tuesday night Biology class. I have been having a really hard time understanding the material from Chapter 3. I have been to the tutoring center twice, but am not able to make your office hours. Is there another time that you’d be able to meet? I’m hoping that if we meet for 30 minutes that would help me to better understand the concepts in the chapter I really appreciate your time and if you have any other suggestions, I would be grateful.
This is Vera from your Math 095 class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I am having a really hard time right now. I have always had test anxiety and it’s gotten really bad. I’m not sure if you are someone I can talk with about this or if you know someone else I can connect with. Anything you can help with would be greatly appreciated.