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.


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.


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.


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


Kathy Wilson
Director of Student Academic Success
Director of ADA Compliance
Academic Support Specialist
International Student Services
Collins Library, Room 131 785.594.8352

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.


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.


Peer Tutors During Online Classes

Stay academically connected and motivated during online learning through the virtual tutoring program.

Access a Tutor

  1. Go to your Moodle page.
  2. Select Virtual Baker Student Resource Hub.  
  3. Select Online Tutoring Session.
  4. Go to Drop-In Online Tutoring Session. You will find the welcome page that explains how to use this resource! There is also a video that walks you through how to use the site and attend a Zoom meeting.

Check often for SP20 tutor schedule updates!

SAS is here to help YOU be successful! Please contact me with questions or concerns at

Subjects Tutored


Logan Williams

Algebra MA090 ALKS

Elaena Steffen


John Ely


Dylan Pelland – BI246, BI130
Bailey Stiffler – BI151


Logan Williams
Brett Elifritz
Emma Ure
Enrico Favarin

Bus. Quant Analysis

Logan Williams
Enrico Favarin


John Ely – I, II, III


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

Corporate Finance

Emma Ure


Logan Williams
Enrico Favarin

Exercise Science

Dylan Pelland


Jamie Pellikaan

Mass Media

Will Hanson


Elaena Steffen


Kara Knapp

Religious Studies

Jamie Pellikaan


Kara Knapp


Marissa Neumer


Dylan Pelland
John Ely
Enrico Favarin


John Ely

Writing Center Tutors

See Writing Center Schedule
Richard Bakiaj
Caroline Birt
William Clark
Carly Hassenstab
Noah Hastings
Isabella Hinck
Audrey Luffman

Math Center Tutors

Elaena Steffen

Online Writing Center

Bill Pore, Writing Center Coordinator:

Writing Center hours: Monday-Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.

What the Writing Center Can Do

  • Discuss brainstorming strategies for generating ideas
  • Read and provide feedback on in-process written work (maximum 3-5 double-spaced pages)

What the Writing Center Cannot Do

  • Proofread, edit or “correct” written work
  • Provide “drop-off” and “pick-up” service for written work

How It Works

  1. Email your draft (as an MS Word document) to Professor Bill Pore at: at least 15 minutes before you enter the Zoom waiting room. Begin your email subject line with: WC CONFERENCE.
  2. Click on Spring 2020 Remote Learning Writing Conferences to access the link to Zoom.
  3. Be prepared for an interactive one-on-one Zoom conference about your writing, which will last approximately 15 minutes.


Kathy WilsonKathy Wilson

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

Office: Collins Library, Room 131

Robin Liston Dr. Robin Liston

Academic Advising Coordinator, Academic Coaching, Associate Professor of Music

Office: Collins Library, Room 120

Brandi Pohlmeier

Student Academic Success Department Assistant 

Office: Collins Library, Room 120

Bill Pore

Writing Center Coordinator 

Office: Collins Library

Jason Thoren

Academic Support Coordinator, Head Football Coach 

Office: Collins Gym, Room 150
Collins Library, Room 130


Lower Level of Collins Library
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
fax: 785.594.8367

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