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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 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
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., Fri. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monica Morris
  • Mon., Wed., 1-5 p.m. Bill Pore
  • Mon., Wed., Fri. 2:30-4 p.m. Hannah Greer
  • Mon. 8-10 p.m. Monica Morris
  • Tues., Thurs. 8-10 p.m. Caroline Birt

pdf Schedule & Procedures

Study Groups

SO115 with Gretchen Boxberger
9/25, 9/27, 10/30, 11/1, 12/4, 12/6 | 2-4 p.m. Mabee 200

BS330 with Jarrett Alley
Mondays, 9 p.m. Room LI104

Corporate Finance with Hannah Remick
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. LI107

Subjects Tutored

Accounting

Jarrett Alley
Hannah Remick

Algebra

Gretchen Boxberger
Jacob Dunlop
Jackson Godwin
Fabian Franck Love
Jake Moore
Nicolasa Kenney

Biology

Sophie Robertson
Jack Taylor – A&P

Business

Jarrett Alley

Bus. Quant Analysis

Jarrett Alley
Hannah Remick

Calculus

Matt Braun – I, II, III
Jackson Godwin, I, II
Nicolasa Kenney – I, II, III
Jake Moore – I, II, II

 

Chemistry

Gretchen Boxberger – Basic
Jacob Dunlop – General
Jake Moore – Organic
Sophie Robertson – Organic

Computer Science

Matt Braun
Jackson Godwin

Corporate Finance

Jarrett Alley
Hannah Remick

Economics

Jarrett Alley

Exercise Science

Jack Taylor

Education

Hannah Greer
Nicolasa Keney
Monica Morris

French

Steeve Pouna

Managerial Accounting

Jarrett Alley

Mass Media

Jenna Black

Physics

Jackson Godwin

Psychology

Gretchen Boxberger
Sophie Robertson

Public Relations

Jenna Black

Sociology

Gretchen Boxberger

Spanish

Maria Echeverry

Statistics

Jake Moore – I, II
Sophie Robertson – I, II

Trigonometry

Matt Braun
Jackson Godwin
Nicolasa Kenney
Jake Moore

Writing

See Writing Center Schedule
Caroline Birt
Hanna Greer
Monica Morris

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, Assistant Football Coach 

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

Samantha Cheek

Student Academic Success Department Assistant 

Office: Collins Library, Room 120
785.594.7862
samantha.cheek@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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