2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Baldwin Wallace University is a developmental process of faculty members working with students to strategize, develop, and implement a plan 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 coordinated by the Office of Academic Advising. Students who have declared a major will be advised by faculty in that department or school. Students whose majors are undecided are advised by a faculty member in a department of interest, a faculty member who works with undecided students or by the Office of Academic Advising.

Students should contact the Office of Academic Advising to talk to an advising professional about planning their courses, to discuss academic issues, or exploring different major or minors.

For more information, visit http://www.bw.edu/academics/student-success/advising/, call 440-826-2188, or e-mail at advising@bw.edu

Career Center

The mission of the BW Career Center is to connect students and alumni with personalized resources, information, and networks that empower them to reflect on their experiences, understand and articulate their skills and strengths, and design future plans for personal and professional success. Whether your goals include job searching, graduate school, or simply expanding your network, we are here to help. Our services include:

  • Individual Career Advising
  • Major and Career Exploration
  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Internship and Job Search Assistance
  • Interviewing Practice and Preparation
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Networking Events with Employers

For more information please visit: https://tinyurl.com/bwCareerServices


Graduate Study

The University encourages students to continue their formal education in graduate programs and post baccalaureate certificates and professional degrees. Baldwin Wallace has such programs in the Carmel Boyer School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences. The Office of Career Services hosts a graduate school fair for BW and other universities each year. Their advisors also offer graduate school workshops and have extensive resources on graduate programs and standard, pre-admission exams.

Baldwin Wallace offers six graduate degrees:

Master of Business Administration http://www.bw.edu/graduate/business/mba/ 

Master of Arts in Education https://www.bw.edu/academics/master-of-arts-in-education/  and https://www.bw.edu/academics/leadership-higher-education/

Master of Medical Science http://www.bw.edu/graduate/physician-assistant/

Master of Science https://www.bw.edu/academics/speech-language-pathology/

Master of Public Health http://www.bw.edu/academics/master-public-health/

Master of Accountancy https://www.bw.edu/schools/business/graduate-professional/master-accountancy/

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. http://www.bw.edu/about/offices/information-technology/

Ritter Library

Ritter Library, located on BW’s North Campus, provides extensive informational resources for student and faculty use. Over 564,000 eBooks, 120,000 print volumes, 126,000 online journal subscriptions and access to more than 285 databases make Ritter Library an important resource for student and faculty research. Ritter Library’s website: https://libguides.bw.edu/library/ provides on-and-off campus access to all its resources. Through Ritter Library’s membership in OhioLINK,  BW students and faculty can easily borrow materials from nearly all academic libraries in Ohio, plus several major public library systems.

Ritter Library’s professional reference staff provides direct one-on-one assistance to library users in person, or remotely via phone, chat or email (see Services - Meet with a Librarian from the library website). Reference librarians also provide library instruction to BW courses, and develop subject guides and online tutorials. The librarians serve as liaisons with academic departments, in order to build the collections and promote usage.

Scanners and printers (b/w and color) are available. A computer lab with 23 workstations and 25 additional computer workstations are available throughout the building. Ritter has wireless internet access, study rooms, and student collaborative worktables. Study rooms can be reserved from the library homepage.

The Learning Center

Welcome to The Learning Center, the place where students come to achieve academic excellence.  Students visit The Learning Center when they want to improve their academic performance, learn new study strategies, develop time and task management skills or provide support to peers as tutors and SI leaders.  Located on the top floor of Ritter Library, we provide an array of free academic support programs and services: Academic Coaching, Online Resources, Success Seminars, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring (drop-in, individual and Smarthinking). 

Our programs are designed so that students can participate in these academic support services in several different ways: one-on-one, online or in a group setting.  On our BW SMART tab in Blackboard, students can schedule individual appointments, access Smarthinking Online Tutoring, view schedules (drop-In tutoring and the success seminars) and find a host of resources.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (BWLearnCtr) for program updates, study tips, the best apps for college success, contests and prizes.

Location: Ritter Library, 2nd Floor

Email: lrncntr@bw.edu    Web: http://www.bw.edu/LearningCenter/

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students (DSS) strives to create usable, equitable, inclusive learning environments for qualified students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to all University programs, services, and activities.  DSS is committed to working with students, faculty, and staff in the development and implementation of appropriate accommodations while maintaining the academic standards and course integrity of Baldwin Wallace University. Our vision is to enhance services for students with disabilities through information dissemination, awareness training and professional development of faculty and staff while providing academic adjustments and promoting self-determination and independence. 

Disability Services for Students:

  • Provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities
  • Serves as a liaison between registered students, their instructors and the campus community (dining, residence life, etc.).
  • Provides classroom accommodations such as sign language interpreters, testing accommodations, adjustable height tables/desks, etc.
  • Provides access to assistive technology such as digital texts, alternative texts, Sonocent note-taking software as well as Dragon Dictation.
  • Imparts advice and mentoring to registered students during their matriculation at BW.
  • Provides priority registration, reduced course load, and course substitutions, where applicable.
  • Proctors exams for faculty of registered students in a room with video surveillance.  
  • Provides housing accommodations such as modified equipment, lowered closet rods, wheelchair accessible rooms and single rooms.
  • Provides an alternative testing environment that includes a reduced distraction environment, earplugs, headphones, extended time, etc. 
  • Hosts webinars and events to keep the campus community up-to-date on best practices for disability services. 

Location: Ritter Library, 2nd Floor

Email: disability@bw.edu  Web: http://www.bw.edu/DisabilityServices