STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Our SAS staff coordinates a variety of services for students seeking academic support. All services are free to Baker students. SAS is the main student resource for study abroad materials and guidance and support through the study abroad process. Student Academic Success helps students achieve inside and outside of the classroom, offering tutoring and access services.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 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 are automatically assigned to be advised by their First Year Experience instructor or that instructor’s faculty partner. You will meet with your advisor to enroll for interterm and the spring semester. As a freshman you may change your advisor after the completion of the FYE class at the end of fall semester.

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
Academic Achievement Coordinator
ADA Accommodation Coordinator, International Student Services
Collins Library 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.

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.

Subjects Tutored

Accounting

Mackenzie Brock
David Guerrero

Business

Holly Chestnut
Mackenzie Brock
David Guerrero

Economics

Mackenzie Brock
Holly Chestnut

Corporate Finance

Mackenzie Brock
David Guerrero

Quant Analysis

Holly Chestnut
Conner Petty

Managerial Accounting

Mackenzie Brock

Writing

Monica Morris
Hanna Greer
Matt Mogle
Ryan Merchant

Education

Monica Morris

International Studies

Brenda McCollum

Political Science

Brenda McCollum

Chemistry

Taylor Johnson
Jake Moore – Organic
Jacob Dunlop – General

Biology

Taylor Johnson
Caitlin Apollo

Exercise Science

Caitlin Apollo

Spanish

Meg Detwiler

French

Steeve Pouna

German

Brenda McCollum

Psychology

Caitlin Apollo

Astronomy

Rob Dawdy

Communication Studies

Jordan House

History

Brenda McCollum

 Mass Media

Jenna Black
Rob Dawdy

Public Relations

Jenna Black

Calculus

Matt Braun – I, II, III
Taylor Johnson – I, II
Ryan Merchant – I
Jake Moore – I, II, III
Jacob Dunlop – I, II

Trigonometry

Ryan Merchant
Jake Moore
Taylor Johnson
Matt Braun

College Algebra

Ryan Merchant
Mackenzie Brock
Jake Moore
Taylor Johnson
Rob Dawdy
Fabian Franck Love
Jacob Dunlop

Statistics

Jake Moore – I, II
Tommy Sharp – I, II
Caitlin Apollo – I

Computer Science

Ryan Merchant – Major
Matt Braun

Fall 2017

See the full pdf schedule.

Writing Center

Writing tutors provide writing assistance and editing.

  • Mon., Wed., Fri. 9-10 a.m. Monica Morris
  • Wed., Fri. 2:30-4 p.m. Hannah Greer
  • Mon., 7-9 p.m. Monica Morris
  • Tues., Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Matt Mogle

pdf Schedule & Procedures.

Study Group

BI151 Molecular & Cellular Biology
7 – 9 p.m. Room LI 104

STAFF

Robin Liston 

Dr. Robin Liston

Coordinator of Academic Advising, Associate Professor of Music | robin.liston@bakerU.edu

B.M.E. The Ohio State University; M.M., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: music education, music history
Office: Library 120 | 785.594.4508

Samantha Cheek

Academic Success Assistant | samantha.cheek@bakerU.edu

Office: Collins Library
785.594.7862

Kathy WilsonKathy Wilson

Academic Achievement Coordinator, ADA Accommodation Coordinator, International Student Services | kathy.wilson@bakerU.edu

Office: Collins Library 131
785.594.8352

CONTACT US

Lower Level of Collins Library
Summer Hours | Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
785.594.8352
fax: 785.594.8367
SAS@bakerU.edu