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    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Academic Resources



Bookstore

Bookstore Ordering:

baker.bncollege.com

Baker College bookstores are operated by Barnes & Noble.

Refunds and Exchanges:

Barnes & Noble College maintains a refund policy developed with students’ welfare in mind. 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 course-related subjects
  • Available 24/7

Faculty Support

  • Virtual and in-person library instruction sessions for courses
  • Course visits available
  • Assistance with faculty research

Onsite Materials

  • Books, journals, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks
  • Space for research, individual and group study
  • Computer access and printing

Ask Us

  • Visit askus.baker.edu for help
  • Fill out the form on the right for reference assistance
  • Knowledgebase of previously answered questions

Research Guides

  • Visit guides.baker.edu to locate program and course-specific resources 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.

Baker College offers professional tutors in a variety of disciplines. 

There are two types of tutoring sessions available: online asynchronous and online live synchronous sessions. Below, the types of sessions are explained:

Online - Asynchronous Session Option: Don’t have time to meet in real-time? Just upload your document and a tutor will provide feedback. When scheduling this type of session, be sure to upload the draft on which you would like feedback. Once you upload your draft, your tutor will provide feedback within a 24-hour period.

Online Live - Synchronous Session OptionWant to work with someone face-to-face, virtually? You will want to choose a synchronous session. This means that you will work with the tutor online (via Zoom) in real-time. You can use the audio, video and Chat function, as well as the whiteboard to work together. For this type of appointment, click on your tutor’s Zoom link (located in their bio) during the scheduled time of your session. 

Whether you want help with time management, understanding concepts, theories, applications or becoming a better writer or student, Tutoring Services will help get you on the path to academic and professional success!

To schedule an appointment with a 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.

  • Lifetime employment assistance
  • Handshake, Baker College’s online recruiting platform, where employers connect opportunities to students and alumni
  • Career-related training and skill development in workplace success, professional branding, interviewing and job search techniques 
  • A wide variety of essential on-demand career readiness tools including resources to help with resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation and personalized career coaching with a Career Services staff member

Career Coaching

Baker College offers one-on-one career assistance for all students and alumni. A Career Services staff member will work alongside all students and alumni throughout their career search. Career Services staff member is available to help build customized career plans based on individual work history and goals:

  • Resumes and cover letters development
  • Identifying job opportunities
  • Targeted mock interviews
  • Online professional branding
  • Networking development
  • Salary negotiation

For more information or to connect with a Career Services staff member go to the Career Resource Center.

Employment Assistance

The Career Resource Center aids 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.