2017-2018 University Catalog 
    May 19, 2022  
2017-2018 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 is 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 Coordinator of Academic Advising.

Students should come to the Office of Academic Advising, located in Bonds 102, 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 http://www.bw.edu/academics/student-success/advising/, 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 department that integrates one-on-one career advising, workshops and programs, and web based technologies to educate BW students about the skills necessary 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, choosing a major, 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 recruiters through events such as the Graduate School Fair, 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 http://www.bw.edu/academics/careers/.

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 graduate school workshops 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 five graduate degrees, Master of Business Administration (http://www.bw.edu/graduate/business/mba/), Master of Arts in Education (http://www.bw.edu/graduate/education/index), Master of Medical Science (http://www.bw.edu/graduate/physician-assistant/), Master of Science (http://www.bw.edu/graduate/speech-language-pathology/index), and Master of Public Health (http://www.bw.edu/academics/master-public-health/).

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 1,000,000 eBooks, 100,000 print volumes, 44,000 online journal subscriptions and access to more than 250 databases make Ritter Library an important resource for student and faculty research. Ritter Library’s website: http://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 most academic libraries in Ohio, plus several major public library systems.

Ritter Library’s professional reference staff provides direct assistance to library users at the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library, and also by phone, email, texting, chat, and Twitter (see Getting Help on the library website). Reference librarians also provide library instruction to BW courses, teach information literacy instruction classes, develop subject guides and online tutorials, and are available for one-on-one assistance. The librarians serve as liaisons with academic departments, in order to build the collections and promote usage.

Scanners, printers (b/w and color), and photocopy machines 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

Our mission is to engage and empower Baldwin Wallace undergraduate students to become active, independent learners. We are committed to providing innovative, diverse support programs, services and resources designed to encourage unique student development and to promote academic excellence.

As a result of utilizing Learning Center programs and services, students will improve their academic performance by utilizing appropriate study strategies, employing effective collaborative learning techniques and practicing self-regulated learning techniques. The benefits of using academic support services include: high level thinking skills, increase in subject-specific knowledge, improved communication skills, enhanced academic success, and stress reduction. Best of all, our programs and services are FREE!

For more information on our programs and services, please contact us:

Location: 2nd floor Ritter Library

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 6:00pm and Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Phone: 440-826-2147 Email: lrncntr@bw.edu    Web: http://www.bw.edu/LearningCenter/


Disability Services for Students

Our mission is to create usable, equitable and inclusive learning environment for qualified students with disabilities. Through our programs and services, we provide 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 academic standards and course integrity of Baldwin Wallace University.

For more information about our program and services, please contact us:

Location: 2nd floor Ritter Library, Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone:440-826-2147 (August - May); 440-826-5936 (May - July),

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