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STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Our SAS staff coordinates a variety of services for students seeking academic support. All services are free to Baker students. Student Academic Success helps students achieve inside and outside of the classroom, offering tutoring and access services.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Students who have questions about their advising assignment, who would like to change advisors, or who need assistance finding advising resources may contact SAS for help.

SAS processes pdf advisor change requests. A signature from the requested faculty member is needed.

Freshmen

All freshmen students are automatically assigned to be advised by their BK 100 Baker Experience instructor. Students meet with this academic advisor to enroll for Winterterm, spring semester, and even summer courses. After the enrollment period, students may choose a new advisor in the major they plan to pursue.

Change of Advisor

To change your advisor you need to complete a pdfchange of advisor request form. You may also pick up the form outside the SAS office, located on the lower level of Collins Library, Room 120. Once the form is signed by your requested faculty member, return it to the SAS office for processing.

There is no limit on the number of times you may change your advisor. However, developing a meaningful relationship with your advisor is extremely important.

Add/Drop form

Your advisor must sign the change of enrollment form so that you can adjust your schedule. A pdfchange of enrollment form can also be found outside the Office of the Registrar.

Please note that change of enrollment forms are submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the lower level on Constant Hall.

ACCESS SERVICES

Academic accommodations provide access to learning.

Baker University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all students who meet academic admission requirements. Access Services, in the lower level of Collins Library, provides comprehensive support services to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

  • SAS serves students with documented physical, psychological or learning disabilities, as well as temporary medical conditions requiring accommodations.
  • Temporary accommodations include reassigning classroom locations, testing in the SAS Testing Center and more. Specific accommodations are evaluated case by case, and medical documentation may be required.
  • Permanent accommodations require documentation and verification procedures.

Students who have or believe they may have a disability are encouraged to visit with an SAS staff member.

Download pdf Access Services Policies and Procedures

CONTACT

Kathy Wilson
Director of Student Academic Success
Director of ADA Compliance
Academic Support Specialist
International Student Services
Collins Library, Room 131 785.594.8352
kathy.wilson@bakerU.edu

Accommodations Process

Students with documented disabilities meet with the coordinator of Access Services to request accommodations. Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to advocacy, extended test time, testing environment with minimal distractions, note-taking services, assistive technology, assessment referral, registration assistance, accessibility and liaison to University academic service areas and to community agencies.

1. The student contacts Access Services and asks for accommodations.

2. The student should provide Access Services with recent, professional documentation of disability.

3. Access Services and the student work together to determine accommodations. Instructors will consulted when necessary.

4. Access Services prepares paperwork stating the approved accommodations.

5. A memo from Access Services is provided to instructors.

6. Accommodations are provided.

7. The student and Access Services evaluate the accommodations with input from instructor.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Student Academic Success provides support services for international student and heritage students, U.S. citizens with strong cultural ties to another country.

Administrative Support

SAS provides assistance with the following:

  • Visa status and documentation
  • Tax filings
  • Social Security and employment documentation

Other Support

  • Social gatherings and opportunities to engage with other international and heritage students
  • International Education Week in the fall
  • Acculturation and adjustment
  • Transportation

Student-Athlete Support

Student Academic Success provides academic support for Baker’s student-athletes. The SAS staff members meet with student-athletes, receive midterm grades for selected student-athletes, and collaborate with coaches and faculty members to identify student-athletes who may require assistance.

Through the Professor-Athletics Liaison program, faculty liaisons serve as academic mentors and advocates for athletic teams.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT & TUTORING

Student Academic Success offers a variety of academic support:

  • SAS provides individual support in study skills, testing, problem solving and time management and drop-in tutor services free of charge to all enrolled CAS Baker University students.
  • Peer tutors provide individual and group tutoring in most academic disciplines offered at Baker.
  • Professional staff members are available to meet with students.
  • Students may do homework and study for exams in the SAS. Computer workstations are available for students throughout the day.
  • SAS provides ADA accommodations to qualified students.
  • The SAS Testing Center is available for missed exams when approved by instructor and scheduled with SAS staff,

Peer Tutors

Peer tutors help students understand course concepts, work on their assignments and develop effective study skills. This collaborative service is free of charge to enrolled CAS students. Drop-in tutors are scheduled Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. No appointment is necessary for this service. Students with special tutoring needs or concerns are advised to contact SAS staff members.

Apply to be a tutor. Download an application.

SAS Professional Staff

SAS staff members provide academic support on a walk-in basis or by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 785.594-8352 or email a staff member to schedule an appointment.

Writing Center

Writing tutors provide writing assistance and editing.

  • Mon., Wed., 12:30-2:30 p.m. Hannah Greer
  • Mon., Wed., 2-5 p.m. Bill Pore
  • Mon., 7-9 p.m. Carly Hassenstab
  • Tues., Noon- 2 p.m. Bill Pore
  • Tues., 7-9 p.m. Carrington Ream
  • Tues., 9-11 p.m. Richard Bkiaj
  • Wed., 7-9 p.m. Noah Hastings
  • Thurs. 9-11 p.m. Caroline Birt

pdf Schedule & Procedures

Study Groups

Student-Athlete Study Group (SASG) with Coach Thoren
Tuesdays | 7-9 p.m. Mabee 100

BS382 Investments/BS383 Corporate Finance II with Hannah Remick
Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Room LI312 or LI 218

BS230 PSI with Mason Ahlberg
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. LI107

Subjects Tutored

Accounting

Jarrett Alley

Algebra MA090 ALKS

Fabian Franck-Love

Algebra

Fabian Franck-Love
John Ely

Biology

Dylan Pelland – BI246
Bailey Stiffler – BI151

Business

Jarrett Alley
Logan Williams
Brett Elifritz
Emma Ure

Bus. Quant Analysis

Jarrett Alley
Logan Williams

Calculus

Fabian Franck-Love – I, II
John Ely – I, II, III

 

Chemistry

Emily Chambers – Organic
Isabel Ashley – Organic
Peyton Oden – General

Computer Science

Fabian Franck-Love

Corporate Finance

Jarrett Alley
Emma Ure

Economics

Jarrett Alley

Education

Hannah Greer

Exercise Science

Dylan Pelland

French

Steeve Pouna

History

Jamie Pellikaan

Managerial Accounting

Jarrett Alley

Mass Media

Lily Stephens

Psychology

Kara Knapp

Public Relations

Lily Stephens

Religious Studies

Jamie Pellikaan

Sociology

Kara Knapp

Spanish

Marissa Neumer

Statistics

Dylan Pelland
John Ely

Trigonometry

Fabian Franck-Love
John Ely

Writing Center Tutors

See Writing Center Schedule
Caroline Birt
Hannah Greer
Carly Hassenstab
Noah Hastings
Carrington Ream

Math Center Tutors

Fabian Franck-Love
Megan Porsche
Elaena Steffen

STAFF

Kathy WilsonKathy Wilson

Director of Student Academic Success, Director of ADA Compliance, Academic Support Specialist, International Student Services 

Office: Collins Library, Room 131
785.594.8352
kathy.wilson@bakerU.edu

Robin Liston Dr. Robin Liston

Academic Advising Coordinator, Academic Coaching, Associate Professor of Music

Office: Collins Library, Room 120
785.594.4508
robin.liston@bakerU.edu

Jason Thoren

Academic Support Coordinator, Head Football Coach 

Office: Collins Gym, Room 150
Collins Library, Room 130
785.594.8459
jason.thoren@bakerU.edu

Bill Pore

Writing Center Coordinator 

Office: Collins Library
785.594.7862
wpore@bakerU.edu

CONTACT US

Lower Level of Collins Library
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
785.594.8352
fax: 785.594.8367
SAS@bakerU.edu

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