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.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 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 advisor change requests. A signature from the requested faculty member is needed.
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 change 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.
Your advisor must sign the change of enrollment form so that you can adjust your schedule. A change 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.
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.
SAS provides assistance with the following:
- Visa status and documentation
- Tax filings
- Social Security and employment documentation
- Social gatherings and opportunities to engage with other international and heritage students
- International Education Week in the fall
- Acculturation and adjustment
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 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.
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.
Bus. Quant Analysis
Matt Braun – I, II, III
Jacob Dunlop – General
Ryan Merchant – Major
Jake Moore – I, II
See Writing Center Schedule
See the full schedule.
Writing tutors provide writing assistance and editing.
- Mon., Wed. 3-4:30 p.m. Hannah Greer
- Mon., Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Grant Ellis
- Tues., Thurs. 9-11 p.m. Ryan Merchant
- Wed. 7-10 p.m. Ryan Merchant
Managerial Accounting with Mackenzie Brock
Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Room LI 104
Human Development with Sydney Shoemaker
Sundays, 9 p.m. Room LI 107
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
Academic Success Assistant | samantha.cheek@bakerU.edu
Academic Achievement Coordinator, ADA Accommodation Coordinator, International Student Services | kathy.wilson@bakerU.edu
P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-6451