Our advising staff is available to help you with degree completion planning, course scheduling, and resources for success.

Students who have questions about their advising assignment or who need assistance may contact 913.491.4432.

ACADEMIC ADVISING | Course requirements & expectations

1. How will I be advised about course work?

All students are provided opportunities to confer with academic advisors before enrollment and throughout their program. An advisor provides students an understanding of their academic status and the requirements they must satisfy for the completion of their degree program. Advisors are available to work with students online, by phone or in person. For advising, contact Academic Advising or call 913.344.1050.

2. When will I receive my student ID number?

Each student will receive an email containing their student ID number. The email will be sent to the email addresses on the student's record before you start classes. This student number is used to check out materials from the library and to place interlibrary loan requests. Please save this email for future reference and/or print out a copy for your records.

3. What kinds of academic resources does Baker offer me as an online student?
  • Online Collins Library
    Library resources such as full-text databases and subscription search services are available 24 hours a day at Baker University's Collins Library. To access the subscription services you will use your student ID number.
    • To access electronic library resources from off-campus, use your Moodle credentials when prompted on the login screen. Include the domain as part of your username.

  • Online Collins Library Tutorial
    Students can access an online Collins Library tutorials for assistance using the library services.
  • Librarian Assistance
    If you are unable to find the answer to your question, contact information is provided under the Get Help heading in the top-right corner of this page.
  • Business Subject Guides
  • Writing Assistance
    Baker provides online writing assistance for students. Students can receive feedback on writing questions within 24 hours during the workweek.
4. What resources are available to help me understand policies and procedures?

All Baker University policies and procedures are described in the pdfSPGS Catalog and Student Handbook.

5. What is the student portal?

The student portal is a secure system for accessing your student information. The following information and services are available through the student portal:

  • Accessing grades
  • Student schedule information
  • Instructor information
  • External links to frequently used items and sites
  • Course attendance records
  • GPA calculator
  • Making changes to personal information records
  • Access to alerts and appointments
  • Anti-virus software for downloading
  • Access to unofficial transcripts

Access student portal help and instructions.

6. How do students provide feedback to Baker?

Baker University has multiple opportunities for students to provide feedback on their educational experiences. Every student may complete an end-of-course survey after each class. An electronic link is provided with each online course shell to complete the survey. Students also complete an end-of-program survey in the last course of their program. Online students receive an electronic link to this survey within the course shell as well as an email reminder about the survey.

7. What should I do if I have a concern about my instructor?

Baker University's Academic Advising staff can provide guidance with instructional issues. Call 913.344.1050.

8. Does Baker University provide online accommodations for students with disabilities?

Baker University will provide accommodations for students with disabilities. Students who wish to request accommodations should identify themselves by contacting the Director of Academic Advising. Students may review detailed accommodations policy in the pdfSPGS Catalog and Student Handbook.


Stephanie Jennings portrait
Stephanie Jennings

Academic Advisor |
“I enjoy the challenge of working with and supporting adult students so they can make informed decisions on how to earn their degree. Working with students as soon as they become a Baker Wildcat and following their educational journey all the way through graduation is a very satisfying career for me, and I am proud to be along for the ride with them. I also have a special place in my heart for our military students, having served as the School Certifying Official for the last several years.”

Office: Overland Park Campus | 913.344.6081 | Fax 913.491.0470

Carol Reed portraitCarol Reed

Academic Advisor |
“As an adult student and Baker SPGS graduate, I enjoy helping students throughout their Baker program. I love that I can share firsthand knowledge about the courses they are taking and the benefits of the programs. I also understand the commitment it takes to work toward educational goals while working full time and caring for a family. Being able to be a source of support to students and cheering them on is very fulfilling. My favorite part of my job is attending graduation and seeing our students celebrate all that they have achieved with family and friends.”

Office: Overland Park Campus | 913.344.6087

Jamie Fields, academic advisorJamie Fields

Academic Advisor |

“My passion for helping others and my love for learning makes academic advising a perfect career for me. When returning to school to earn my graduate degree as an adult student, I realized my desire was to in work in higher education and found my place at Baker using my experiences to help others succeed in their educational journey. Being an adult student requires balancing many responsibilities, and I am continually inspired by those who make improving themselves through education a priority. Whether it is through my position as an advisor or adjunct faculty, my focus is to provide support and help students grow both personally and professionally during their time at Baker. I truly find joy in witnessing the transformation students experience through the program, and share in the pride and excitement that comes when graduation day arrives!”

Office: Overland Park Campus | 913.344.1237

Brianna HoltzBrianna Patton

Academic Advisor |

“As a current student in the SPGS graduate program, I have seen firsthand how a quality academic advisor can have a positive impact on a student’s educational experience. I enjoy watching students grow both personally and professionally through the entirety of their degree program. I am proud to work for an educational institution that emphasizes the importance of Students First!”

Office: Overland Park Campus | 913.491.6015