2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 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, 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 plans for personal and professional success. We support students and alumni in planning, preparing, and managing their careers by helping them to:

  • Identify and explore career areas that align with one’s interests and priorities through a process of self-discovery, experimentation, and reflection.
  • Connect and engage with others to develop mutually supportive relationships and cultivate a network of professional contacts.
  • Apply effective job/internship search and graduate school application skills in the attainment of desired career goals. 
  • Recognize and convey value to a potential employer or graduate school through the articulation of skills and strengths in both written and verbal forms of communication.

For more information please visit: https://jacketconnect.bw.edu/careercenter/home/

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 600,000 ebooks, 120,000 print volumes, 118,000 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.

Public scanners and a printer 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, student collaborative worktables and a comfortable student lounge. Study rooms can be reserved from the library homepage.

Center for Academic Success & Achievement (CASA)

The Center for Academic Success & Achievement (CASA) offers a robust selection of services to help students build the reading, writing, and learning skills necessary for their coursework and career advancement after graduation. Learn more by visiting the CASA website (bw.edu/CASA) or Jacket Connect page (jacketconnect.bw.edu/CASA). Stop by the top floor of Ritter Library to study independently, meet with a group, work with a tutor, or attend a workshop.

Individual Services: Work one-on-one with professional staff or peer tutors by making appointments for Academic Coaching, Individual Tutoring, Reading Support, and Writing Support.

Group Services: Engage with a community of learners by visiting Drop-In Tutoring, attending Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions, participating in a Success Seminar, or joining a study group.

External Online Services: When CASA staff and tutors are unavailable, BW students have 24/7 access to on-demand online tutoring services.

Reach out to us by phone (440-826-2425) or email (casa@bw.edu) with questions.


Office of Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to help create equitable, inclusive educational environments for qualified students with disabilities. Accessible Education works to address educational barriers by providing access to reasonable accommodations, services and resources while maintaining the rigorous academic standards and integrity of Baldwin Wallace University. We engage in outreach across campus to ensure a more accessible and welcoming environment for people with varying disabilities.

For detailed information on our policies and procedures, please visit www.bw.edu/accessible-education.

Location: Bonds Administration Building
Email: disability@bw.edu  Web: www.bw.edu/accessible-education