2012-2013 University Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2012-2013 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Baldwin Wallace University is a developmental process of faculty members working with students to strategize, plan and critique decisions related to students’ educational, career and personal goals. Through this interactive relationship, students learn how to utilize resources and tools to make effective, self-directed decisions. While this process is a collaborative effort, the ultimate responsibility for making decisions rests with the individual student.

Academic Advising is available to all students who are admitted to Baldwin Wallace University. Advising for full-time, undergraduate day students is provided by faculty and Learning Center specialists and is coordinated by the staff of the Office of Academic Advising. Every student who has declared a major will be advised by that department or division. A student whose major is undecided is advised by a faculty member in a department of interest, a faculty member who works with undecided students or by the director of the Office of Academic Advising.

Students should come to the Office of Academic Advising, located in Bonds 106, to add or change their major(s) or minor(s), change their advisors, or receive additional help utilizing their academic program evaluations.

For more information, visit www.bw.edu/resources/advise, call 440/826-2188, or e-mail at advising@bw.edu

Career Services

The Office of Career Services at Baldwin Wallace (BW) University is a comprehensive career services office that integrates one-on-one career advising and web based technologies to educate BW students with the necessary skills to independently manage their careers upon graduation and throughout their lives. Career Services’ goal is to encourage, support and advance career and professional development for students in order to facilitate the transition from University to career. We do this by:

  • Offering students resources and assessment tools for self-discovery, academic major selection and career exploration;
  • Teaching students resume and cover letter writing, professional networking and job search techniques;
  • Presenting students opportunities to connect with alumni for mentoring, job-shadowing, career advice, networking and informational interviews; and
  • Connecting students to employers through our annual Career and Internship Expo, the Northeast Ohio Teacher Education Day job fair, Employer Meet & Greets, the BW Career Network, and through our On Campus Recruiting Program.

For more information about Career Services, visit www.bw.edu/career

Graduate Study

The University encourages students to continue their formal education in graduate programs. Specific advice and information concerning graduate work may be obtained from the faculty members in the student’s major department. The Office of Career Services offers a graduate school workshop each semester and extensive resources on graduate programs and admission tests. The University also maintains a library of information in Ritter Library relating to graduate and professional programs, graduate fellowships and graduate scholarships.

Baldwin Wallace offers two graduate degrees, Master of Business Administration (http://www.bw.edu/academics/bus/mba) and Master of Arts in Education (http://www.bw.edu/academics/mae).

Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology maintains a reliable, secure network and communication infrastructure, while supporting applications, training, and services for the students, faculty, and staff. www.bw.edu/resources/infotech

Ritter Library

Ritter Library has a book collection of more than 200,000 volumes. The Library subscribes to approximately 500 print journals and provides on-line electronic access to over 45,000 journals. More than 250 on-line databases are available for student use, including EBSCO databases, Academic Search Complete, Lexis-Nexis, and PsyINFO. Through OhioLINK, an Ohio-wide academic library consortium, Baldwin Wallace students have borrowing privileges at most of Ohio’s other academic libraries. Ritter’s professional staff assists students in using the collection and advising about access to off-campus resources. Ritter Library’s has 36 computer workstations for student use and 16 laptop computers which students can check out for use in Ritter Library.

The Learning Center

The Learning Center seeks to enhance the educational experience of Baldwin Wallace University undergraduates by offering a plethora of support programs and services.

Our resources include:

Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Baldwin Wallace University is dedicated to making education accessible to students with documented disabilities. To be eligible for services, students must self-disclose information about their disability(ies) to Disability Services for Students (DSS). Students must provide documentation of their disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2009, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Upon receipt of the documentation and intake form, a DSS Specialist will review the documentation and determine the appropriate accommodations. Accommodations may include: extended test times, alternative text formats, note takers, reduceddistraction test environment. Website: http://www.bw.edu/resources/disability/ Phone: 440.826.2303, Location: Second Floor Ritter Library.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Baldwin Wallace University is a developmental process of teaching students to strategize, plan, and critique decisions related to their educational, and personal goals. The Learning Center helps students utilize campus resources and provide tools that enable them to make effective self-directed decisions. While this is a collaborative effort, the ultimate responsibility for making decisions rests with the individual student.

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is provided for students who may need individual assistance with time management, test-taking skills, concentration, reading textbooks, note taking, motivation, and memorization techniques. These hourly sessions can run for a few weeks or more, depending on individual needs. The Learning & Study Strategies Inventory or LASSI is used to assess students’ current skills.


The Learning Center offers several courses designed to help you acquire and develop skills necessary for University success. These courses will provide you with mastery study strategies, critical reading and thinking, writing, listening, speaking, and decision making. Please see our website for more details.

Drop- in Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is provided for some subjects at Baldwin Wallace University. No appointment is necessary, but students should bring their books and other course materials. Other subjects and locations are included on our website. The Learning Center has a drop-in math center for students needing assistance with math.

English as a Second Language

ESL instructors are available for individual instruction, informal conversation groups, assistance with written assignments, grammar, cultural understanding through discussion and field trips, and TOEFL study groups. Two formal courses, ESL 101  and ESL 102 , are available for credit to help students improve English speaking and writing skills.


Online Tutoring is available for all undergraduate students. Synchronous tutoring is available for accounting, anatomy and physiology, biology, calculus, chemistry, math, and statistics. As a Baldwin Wallace University undergraduate, you will have access to the eOnline Writing Lab, eLive Tutoring, eQuestion assistance and a host of other eResources. eQuestions and the eOnline Writing Lab are asynchronous.

Math Specialist

Our Math Specialist provides individual tutoring for students enrolled in undergraduate math courses. During these hourly sessions our Math Specialist will review material, provide explanations, assist with homework, and help with math anxiety. Schedule an hour long session if you are having difficulty or just want to improve your grades.

Peer Tutoring

Individual peer tutoring is available for many undergraduate courses. This year, we will begin certification for our tutors to ensure they have adequate training to help students reach their academic goals. Our peer tutors work with students to provide assistance in understanding the course content, and implementing the best study techniques.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills, while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

For more information on our programs and services:
Website: http://www.bw.edu/resources/learn/
Phone: 440.826.2147
Email: lrncntr@bw.edu