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    Springfield College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Springfield College Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Offices


Academic Affairs

Academic Success Center

AmeriCorps

ARAMARK Dining Services

Athletics

Babson Library

Business Office

Doggett International Center

Financial Aid

Information Technology Services

Multicultural Affairs

Public Safety

Registrar’s Office

Springfield College Bookstore

YMCA Relations

 


Academic Affairs

Contact:     Jean A. Wyld, PhD                       

Phone:       (413) 748-3959

Location:    Marsh Memorial, Room 211

Hours:        Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Division of Academic Affairs provides support services for faculty members and the Faculty Senate, coordinates the student academic progress process, academic appeals, and annual commencement ceremonies. The vice president for academic affairs and the assistant vice president for academic affairs are responsible for all academic programs offered by the College, and for academic support functions and services.

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Academic Success Center

Contact:     Andrew Wilcox, MA

Phone:        (413) 748-3389

Location:     Hickory Hall, Room 109

Hours:          Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

                    Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

                    Sunday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Email:         asc@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:     springfieldcollege.edu/academic-success-center

The Academic Success Center offers wide variety of services and programs:

  • Writing Support Services is open 56 hours every week and offers writing help for all parts of the writing process such as getting a paper started, refining ideas, organizing a paper, employing proper documentation styles, and improving grammar and usage.
  • Math-Science Support Services is available 25 hours each week and offers assistance in many courses within the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science and the Department of Biology/Chemistry.
  • Learning Support Services coordinates academic accommodations and support services to students who have documented disabilities. Learning Support Services is open more than 40 hours each week.
  • The Content Tutorial Program offers tutorial assistance in those courses that are not covered by Writing Support Services and Math-Science Support Services.
  • The Academic Coaching Program offers individualized assistance to students who want to maximize their academic potential by enhancing their time management and study skills.
  • The Assistive Technology Program utilizes computing equipment and software to assist learners of all backgrounds and abilities with their academic endeavors.
  • The MTEL Assistance Program provides support for students preparing to take the Communications and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®.
  • The Conversation Partners Program provides support for non-native speaking students wishing to improve linguistic skills in languages such as English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and other languages as available.

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AmeriCorps

Contact:     Shannon Langone, MS                       

Phone:       (413) 748-3403

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 342

Hours:        Monday-Friday; 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Email:       slangone@springfieldcollege.edu

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 85,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Through the Massachusetts Reading Corps and School Turnaround Initiative programs, AmeriCorps members serve in Springfield schools and early education centers, where they facilitate interventions targeting risk factors for dropping out of school, including poor early literacy skills, low attendance, behavioral/disciplinary issues, and course failure in English and math.

AmeriCorps members can serve part-time, completing 900 hours as an academic coach, literacy tutor, or school counselor, or full-time, completing 1,700 hours as an academic support specialist.  Members are selected and placed based on previous experience, academic program, and applicable skills. The program also provides extensive training and support around evidenced-based practices and interventions in education and literacy, ensuring that members have a meaningful service experience that positively impacts the academic success of children in Springfield.

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and, upon completion of the program, an Education Award that can be used for future tuition or to pay back qualified student loans. Applications and more information are available at springfieldcollege.edu/americorps. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  

All Springfield College students are eligible to apply, provided they are

  • a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • available for 20 hours per week during the school day (for a part-time, 900-hour position)

The AmeriCorps programs at Springfield College are supported in part by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Education, the Funder Collaborative for Reading Success, and the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation. 

Springfield College does not discriminate in admissions or employment policies and practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a veteran.

Springfield College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation in college programs and activities for persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided for persons with documented disabilities on the basis of need. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants during the interview process and for members at their service sites.

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ARAMARK Dining Services

Contact:    Jennifer Needle

Phone:       (413) 748-3205

Location:   Cheney Hall

Web Page:     campusdish.com/en-us/csne/Springfield

The College operates a complete dining and snack service available for cash and meal plan customers. Undergraduate students living in a non-apartment style residence hall must have, at minimum, the 14 Meal Plan. Various options are available with a weekly meal allowance (to be used at the Fresh Food Company), and a declining balance of Dining Dollars (which may be used at any of the dining facilities on campus). The student’s campus ID card serves as their meal ticket and must be presented to the cashier.

Dining Facilities

Cheney Hall: The Fresh Food Company provides “all you care to eat” dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hours of the Fresh Food Company are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Fresh Food Company offers a variety of made to order menu options utilizing fresh local ingredients.

Union Station: On the lower level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Union Station offers the following dining options plus an array of grab and go items:

  • Burger Studio: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 11a.m.-11p.m.
  • Chef’s Pride: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Brick Oven Pizza: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Subway: Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: On the lower level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union offers a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts experience. The hours of Dunkin’ Donuts are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Provisions On Demand (PODs): On the main level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, PODs offers almost everything typically available in any convenience store. The hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 3-10 p.m., and Sunday, 3-7 p.m.
  • Starbucks: In Locklin Hall, the hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Health Sciences Building Coffee Shoppe: In the Health Sciences Building, the hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

All food service locations on campus honor the student’s dining dollars.

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Athletics

Contact:   Craig Poisson

Phone:     (413) 748-3333

Location:  PE Complex, Room 304

Hours:       Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:      cpoisson@spingifeldcollege.edu

Web Page:   springfieldcollegepride.com

The athletics program is an integrated part of the College’s total curriculum. Athletics interacts with academics-they are co-curricular, not extracurricular. Unlike at many institutions, coaches at Springfield College do more than coach. As faculty members and academic advisors, they also teach in the classroom and their “classrooms” extend to the playing fields and beyond. In their roles as teacher-coaches, they work with students and student-athletes alike to help them develop to their fullest potential.

The influence of this great teaching/coaching tradition has had a powerful impact: approximately 200 of the College’s graduates hold intercollegiate head coaching positions. Springfield College takes great pride in a nationwide reputation as a training-ground for coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning.

  • Baseball
  • Men’s/Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s/Women’s Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Men’s/Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field
  • Football
  • Men’s/Women’s Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Men’s/Women’s Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Men’s/Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s/Women’s Swimming
  • Men’s/Women’s Diving
  • Men’s/Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s/Women’s Volleyball
  • Wrestling

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Babson Library

Contact:     Andrea Taupier, MS                       

Phone:       (413) 748-3315

Location:    Babson Library, First Floor

Hours:        Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-midnight

                                               (Labs close at 11:45 p.m.)

                  Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

                  Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

                  Sunday: 9 a.m.-Midnight

Web Page:    springfieldcollege.edu/babson-library

In today’s rapidly changing world, Babson Library is the student’s gateway to information services. The library serves the students, faculty, and staff of Springfield College and the College’s regional campuses. The library is a repository of a rich collection of print and nonprint materials, as well as featuring high-quality digital resources. Library staff members are pleased to provide professional assistance to all library users.

The latest information about Babson Library, its resources, and services are available on the library’s Web page at www.springfieldcollege.edu/library. The site also features access to the library’s electronic resources, its online catalog, contact information, request forms, electronic reserves, archival and special collections, and information about the library’s staff and other services. Information about library hours is available by phone at (413) 748-3315, and is also posted at the entrance to the library. The library hires many student employees each year and welcomes applications from all students. Students must use their student ID to gain access to the library every day after 6 p.m.

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Business Office

Contact:    Bernice Alvarado

Phone:      (413) 748-3183

Location:   Administration Building, First Floor

Hours:        Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Web Page:  springfieldcollege.edu/resources/business-office

The Business Office at Springfield College manages tuition, housing fees, meal and dining plans, student health insurance, and payment plans. Student accounts are managed by individual business office staff based on class standing.

As part of efforts to become more environmentally conscious, bills will be sent electronically with the ability to pay online via credit/debit card or check.

The Business Office will cash Springfield College payroll checks, up to $999.99, for students during normal business hours Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m..

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Doggett International Center

Contact:     Deborah Alm, MEd                       

Phone:       (413) 748-3216

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Room 309

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:         dalm@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:    springfieldcollege.edu/academics/international-center

The mission of the International Center at Springfield College is to foster the international character of the institution by promoting, supporting and developing a wide range of international and intercultural opportunities for all members of the Springfield College community. The International Center provides support services for international students at Springfield College. Students are provided with an orientation program, opportunities to actively participate in the International Student Organization, and peer and faculty advisors. It is also responsible for providing information to all students who may wish to explore study abroad opportunities.

Study Abroad

As an integral component of our undergraduate curriculum, Springfield College offers students opportunities to study abroad. Students may elect to attend one of our partner universities or to arrange study at another institution. Each partner university for study abroad is unique and offers Springfield College students an opportunity to select courses that may satisfy major, minor, electives, or courses that will fulfill the General Education curriculum at Springfield College. All courses must be pre-approved by the registrar’s office and academic advisors.

Requirements:

  • Students who wish to participate in a semester of study abroad at a partner university must have an overall GPA of 3.0, full-time undergraduate enrollment, and an excellent citizenship record. Individual institutions may have further requirements.
  • Students who meet the requirements of, apply to, and are accepted at one of Springfield College’s partnership schools may qualify to have a portion of their financial aid applied to their semester abroad.

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Financial Aid

Contact:    Edward Ciosek, MEd

Phone:      (413) 748-3108

Location:   Administration Building, Second Floor

Hours:        Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Web Page:   springfieldcollege.edu/academics/international-center

The Office of Financial Aid has complete information on grants, loans, state scholarships, and part-time employment on campus. A financial aid award is not automatically renewed. Applications and financial aid forms must be submitted each year by every applicant.

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Information Technology Services

Contact:     Technology Solutions Center             

Phone:        (413) 748-4872

Location:    Babson Library, Main Level

Hours:        Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Email:        tscrequest@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:    springfieldcollege.edu/information-and-technology-services

Each student is given an individual email account and all residence halls are equipped for wireless connection.  In addition, most campus buildings have wireless Internet access.

Technology Solutions Center Reception Desk

The Technology Solutions Center (TSC) reception desk is located on the main level of Babson Library.  For more information, please review the student FAQs.

Contact Information: (413) 748-4TSC (4872) or tscrequest@springfieldcollege.edu

Student Repairs - General Policy

  1. Person dropping off computer must have the Springfield College ID card for the owner of the device.
  2. Computer owner must pickup the computer in person, present their Springfield College ID card upon pickup and sign the request form for acceptance of the computer.
  3. If parts are not required, computer will be ready for pickup in up to two full business days.
  4. If parts are required, computer will be ready for pickup in up to five full business days.
  5. If the TSC can not meet the timeframes above, TSC will contact owner at the number on the request and provide them with an explanation.
  6. A job ticket will be created under the owner’s name at drop-off. When the computer is ready, the owner will receive and email with the subject ‘Help Request Closed’.
  7. If the TSC is not able to service a computer (out-of-warranty, illegal software, etc.), the TSC will inform the owner as to why they cannot service the machine and will give advice on how to remedy the situation

Student Device Registration Requirement Policy for Repairs

The Student Device Registration Requirement Policy for Repairs defines the criteria and priority students can expect when requesting technical support.

Network Registration

To ensure a safe and secure network experience, Springfield College uses a network registration process for connecting student computers to the campus network from the residence halls.

The instructional labs CR1 and CR2 in Babson Library feature overhead presentation technology; the Davis Hypermedia Lab in Visual Arts Center has high power PCs with CD sound, laser disk players, zip drives, scanners, and overhead presentation technology as well as a connection to the College cable television network with VHS and video projector playback facilities. This lab unleashes student creativity and resourcefulness through advanced software programs for art, multimedia, graphics, animation, sound, full motion video, and hypertext.

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Multicultural Affairs

Contact:    Keith Moore (Interim)

Phone:      (413) 748-3249

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 342

Hours:       Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email:      kmoore@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:   springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/multicultural-affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs serves as the advocacy center for all students, regardless of race or ethnicity. Among the multitude of services provided, the center supports and advises students in all aspects of their experience and collaborates with academic and administrative departments on campus in an effort to better serve them.

Through the involvement of the African-, Latino/a-, Asian-, and Native-American alumni/ea and off-campus community agencies, a comprehensive network of support is offered which provides meaningful and enriching experience to all students at the College and to underrepresented students, in particular. In addition, the Center promotes and encourages racial and ethnic programs on campus in an effort to promote cultural pluralism. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in the programs and activities planned.

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Public Safety

Contact:     Chief Michael Sullivan                        

Phone:       (413) 748-5555

Location:    Public Safety Building, 25 Portsmouth Street

Email:         scdispatch@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:    springfieldcollege.edu/department-of-public-safety

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of campus police officers and security guards whose primary responsibility is to protect life and property, and to prevent and detect crime. The department is charged with the enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances, as well as College rules and regulations. The office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An escort service is provided upon request to any on-campus location or College-owned housing. Call boxes are located at the rear of Abbey Hall and in Lot 10 between the Physical Education Complex and the Linkletter Natatorium. These phones connect with the Department of Public Safety by opening the cover and pushing the “emergency” button. There is a blue box at the entrance to Lot 2 on Wilbraham Avenue; simply opening the door activates this box. There are blue emergency call boxes with blue lights above them. One is located on Portsmouth Street, near Lot 5 and another is attached to the field shed at Blake Track. Pushing the “emergency” button activates these. There are two emergency poles located on the campus. One is near Lot 1 and Babson Library. The other is located at 45 Island Pond Road on the south side of the Brennan Center. Pressing the “emergency” button also activates these.

While it is the goal of the Department of Public Safety to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community, there can be no guarantee of a community free of crime. Each member of the campus community must assume some responsibility for their personal safety.

Arrest Information

Students in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may be adjudicated both through the internal judicial proceeding and through a legal proceeding with public safety. If a student is arrested by the Department of Public Safety or by another law enforcement department, then it is expected that the student will attend the appropriate legal proceedings. For more information regarding your rights and responsibilities for these proceedings, please visit the Department of Public Safety.

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Registrar

Contact:     Keith Ingalls, MS                       

Phone:        (413) 748-3530

Location:    Administration Building, First Floor

Email:         registrar@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:     springfieldcollege.edu/registrar

The registrar is dedicated to supporting the College’s mission and its Humanics philosophy, and to serving the academic goals of its students. The Office of the Registrar serves as the centralized source for complete, current, and accurate academic information relevant to Springfield College. In addition, the office is dedicated to providing high-quality educational support services as well as clear and consistent information regarding institutional academic policies and procedures.

Academic policies and regulations are managed by the registrar. The office is also responsible for, but not limited to, certifying students’ degree completions; preparing class schedules; coordinating student course enrollment; providing official student transcripts, degree and enrollment verifications; and compiling and maintaining grade reports and records. The office also ensures that student records of academic progress and accomplishments are maintained with accuracy and integrity, and are transmitted in a timely and professional manner.

Academic life at Springfield College is governed by a series of policies and regulations that ensure consistency and permit fairness to all students. These policies are under the auspices of the Division of Academic Affairs and can be found in the Springfield College undergraduate and graduate catalogs. Student transcripts and loan eligibility certification are maintained by the Registrar.

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Springfield College Bookstore

Contact:   Nikki Parker

Phone:     (413) 748-3597

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Lower Level

Hours:       Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

                 Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

                 Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Email:      bookstore@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:   spfld.bkstr.com

Textbooks, clothing, gifts, residence hall supplies, gift cards, and other essentials are available at the SC Bookstore located on the lower level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. Students may buy books online at the following website: spfld.bkstr.com.

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YMCA Relations

Contact:     Harry Rock      

Phone:       (413) 748-3914

Location:    Stitzer YMCA Center, Judd Gymnasia

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:         hrock@springfieldcollege.edu

Web Page:     springfieldcollege.edu/ymca

Springfield College and the YMCA enjoy a relationship that began in 1885 when graduates from the School for Christian Workers went on to serve in YMCAs. Today, Springfield College remains true to its heritage, and many Springfield College graduates choose to work for the YMCA. The Office of YMCA Relations offers the YMCA professional studies program to uniquely prepare students for careers in the YMCA. The program integrates:

Academic Preparation: Students major in an area of interest which is relevant to a YMCA career and minor in YMCA Professional Studies.

Leadership and Professional Development: The focus of the YMCA Club is leadership/professional development, community service, and wellness programs. Students also have the opportunity to participate in local, regional, and national YMCA trainings and conferences.

Career Development: Students engage in a full range of career exploration and development programs designed to prepare them for employment.

Internships and Employment Opportunities: To expand student’s understanding of the YMCA and to deepen their commitment to service, YMCA Relations helps students’ secure meaningful internships and employment at YMCAs.

 

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