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    Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Student Handbook

Academic Resources



Bookstore

Bookstore Ordering:

baker.bncollege.com

Baker College Bookstores Are Operated by Barnes & Noble College.

Refunds and Exchanges:

Barnes & Noble College maintains a refund policy developed with students’ welfare in mind. We feel that a liberal policy is the best way to encourage repeat business. Our standard refund policy is as follows:

Textbooks

The Baker College bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment for textbooks purchased at the bookstores if returned in original condition, with the original receipt, and within the first week of classes. Within 30 days of the first day of classes, textbooks with the original receipt and valid proof of add/drop will be refunded.

Electronics

The bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment for electronics purchased at the bookstores if returned in original condition, with the original receipt, and within 14 days of purchase. Opened software, audio books, DVDs, CDs, music, and small electronics may not be returned for refunds but can be exchanged for the same item if defective.

All Other Merchandise

The bookstores will issue refunds in the original form of payment any time during the semester for other merchandise purchased at the bookstore if returned in original condition and with the original receipt. If returned without a receipt, a store credit will be issued at the current selling price. Refunds or exchanges will not be issued for the following items: food and beverages, unwrapped loose-leaf books, activated e-books, custom course materials, outlines, study guides, school guides, magazines, and prepaid cards.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Library Services

The mission of the Baker College libraries is to fully support the educational endeavors of the students, faculty, and staff of Baker College by providing service and instruction; by collecting and organizing curriculum-focused resources; and by providing access to new information, products, and services, thereby making the libraries destinations conducive to effective learning and academic success.

The libraries are here to advance students’ learning and career goals at Baker College and offer a variety of services and resources:

Library Website

Research Assistance

  • Personalized sessions with a librarian for assignment-focused help
  • Online research assistance daytime, evening, and weekends
  • Help with APA format

Online Resources

  • Full-text articles from more than 100 databases
  • Over 70,000 searchable Ebooks
  • Access to over 100,000 Ejournals
  • Streaming media covering college-level subjects
  • Available 24/7 with student ID

Faculty Support

  • Library instruction sessions available by appointment
  • Embedded librarians available for many classes
  • Assistance with faculty research

Print and Onsite Materials

  • More than 200,000 books and journals
  • Media: DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks
  • Space for research, individual and group study

Faculty Support

  • Library instruction sessions available by appointment
  • Embedded librarians available for many classes
  • Assistance with faculty research

Ask Us

  • Visit askus.baker.edu for help
  • Search a list of previously answered questions

Research Guides

  • Visit guides.baker.edu to locate program and course-specific resources such as links to electronic books, credible authoritative websites, searchable keywords, topic ideas, focused database choices, journal articles and academic video suggestions.

Additional Services

  • Technical assistance/troubleshooting for online resources
  • Interlibrary loan services - If we don’t have it, we can get it for you.

Tutoring Services

The Goal of Baker College Tutoring Services is to promote, support, and encourage academic maturity and excellence in its students. Tutoring Services are housed within the campus Academic Resource Center (ARC), including the Virtual Academic Resource Center.

Each Baker College ARC provides professional tutors and consultants who can tutor in various disciplines and for a plethora of courses in various modes, including a tutoring session at the ARC or a virtual session in the Virtual ARC.

There are two types of tutoring sessions available in the Virtual Academic Resource Center: asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Below, the types of sessions are explained:

Asynchronous Session: Don’t have time to meet in real-time? Just upload your document and a consultant will provide feedback. You will still be involved with the feedback as you will be provided comments in the margins of your submission as well as a more holistic comment summarizing the revision suggestions, but you and the consultant will not have to be online at the same time during this session. Once you upload your draft, your consultant will provide feedback within a 24-hours period.

Synchronous Session: This means that you and the consultant will be online at the same time. You will work with the consultant online, in real-time. You can use the audio, video, or chat functions, as well as the white board to work together.

Consultants can help you understand an assignment, help at any stage of the writing process, understand concepts, theories and applications, and much more.

Whether you want help with managing your time, understanding the material, becoming a better writer, or becoming a better student, the ARC will help get you on the path to academic and professional success! To schedule an appointment with a consultant or professional tutor, go to Baker College Tutoring Services.

Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center coordinates a large range of career-related services for students and alumni. It is dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting students to opportunities to help them achieve their career goals.

  • Login to Handshake, Baker College’s online recruiting platform, to post your resume and start connecting with employers.
  • Work with a Career Specialist to receive valuable assistance to help craft a quality resume and learn valuable interviewing skills.
  • A wide variety of essential on-demand career readiness tools to go along with personalized career coaching 
  • Lifetime employment assistance available to all Baker College graduate

Employment Assistance

The Career Resource Center offers assistance to current students and alumni seeking employment and work experience opportunities. Students and alumni can search Handshake for approved employers, apply to available job openings, and access various career resources. 

Work Experience Courses

Undergraduate Work Experience Courses

Baker College work experience courses provide students with opportunities to earn academic credit while gaining professionally supervised work experiences in business, industry, government, and other agencies/organizations. The work experience course must be career oriented and program related. Qualified students in associate and bachelor degree programs are required to participate in internships after the majority of the program major core courses are completed. The objectives of the work experience courses are to prepare students for the transition from classroom to employment and to provide students with a better understanding of the fields they have chosen to enter. These programs also provide valuable experiences necessary for students to obtain related employment. When applicable, students may fulfill their work experience hours with their current employer. 

Health Insurance Coverage for Work Experience Courses

Students are required to cover the costs of any medical care they may need during their work experiences. Health science students are required to have health insurance at all times. Some work experience sites will not accept students who do not have health insurance coverage.