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    Endicott College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Academic Resources


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The Division of Academic Resources works collaboratively with the Endicott community to provide access to information resources and services, technology, and academic support programs. These services are provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Department of Academic Technology, and the Halle Library.

 

The Center for Teaching and Learning

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, located in the Diane M. Halle Library, provides a wide range of services to all students seeking a successful academic experience. Students are encouraged to participate actively in their learning through an understanding of the skills, strategies, and techniques needed to achieve their academic goals. Various programs that focus on content instruction and study skills are offered on an individualized or group basis.

The Advising Services Center

The Advising Services Center (ASC) is located in the Diane M. Halle Library and is open during the day and evening, providing one-to-one and small group sessions on the various majors, concentrations, and minor options available. ASC also offers workshops on the online registration process, the use of degree audit, the course of study, and the components of the College-wide curriculum including core electives and writing designated courses. The Center helps prepare students for their pre-advising meetings with faculty advisors.

College Learning Program

The College Learning Program is offered free of charge and is designed to enhance the educational experiences of all students at Endicott College. Through individualized tutoring with professional and/or peer tutors, students may receive support in a variety of disciplines, either in small groups or one-on-one sessions. Students may view the schedule online to make an appointment or drop into the College Learning Program when the tutors are available. The College Learning Program is open Sunday through Friday with day and evening hours available.

EC101: Endicott Transitions

This course addresses the challenges of incoming students and provides strategies for success in an academic community. The course assists students in the development of knowledge pertaining to social skills, academic resources, the Endicott mission and traditions, Endicott policies and procedures, and the meaning of a college education. Students are encouraged to reflect on both their own development and methods for contributing to the community.

Peer Tutor Program

Peer tutors are highly qualified students who are trained and certified following the guidelines of the College Reading and Learning Association. Peer tutors are successful students who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher, have been recommended by a faculty member, and have received a B or above in all of the courses they tutor. Tutors are available in a wide variety of courses across the curriculum; they work in the Writing Center and the College Learning Program, and are also available for one-on-one or small group sessions. These services are offered free of charge.

Student Support Program

The Student Support Program offers professional tutoring two hours per week to help students master course content and develop appropriate learning strategies that will enable them to be in control of their own education. Course work is closely monitored through frequent contact with faculty and consistent recording of progress. The Student Support Program is available each semester for an additional fee.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free one-on-one assistance with all aspects of the writing process through professional and/or peer tutoring. Students may make appointments online or drop in to the Writing Center, which is open on weekdays, evenings, and Sundays. Writing tutors work with any Endicott student - undergraduate or graduate - on any type of writing. The Writing Center also offers workshops and online writing resources.

The Academic Technology Department, located in the Diane Meyers Halle Library and The Samuel C. Wax Academic Center, provides a comprehensive approach to technology integrated education. Students are able to develop their computer skills through learning experiences appropriate for a variety of educational, occupational, and personal applications. In addition to helping students become computer literate, the Academic Technology Department assists faculty in their efforts to integrate technology in their course curricula.

The Academic Technology Department

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The Academic Technology Department, located in the Diane Meyers Halle Library and the Samuel C. Wax Academic Center, provides a comprehensive approach to technology-integrated education. Students are able to develop their computer skills through learning experiences appropriate for a variety of educational, occupational, and personal applications.  In add to helping students become computer literate, the Academic Technology Department assists faculty in their efforts to integrate technology in their course curricula.

The Academic Technology Department is comprised of six state-of-the art computer labs. Three PC labs are located in the Diane Meyers Halle Library building, one in the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and two Mac labs located in the Art and Design Center. The labs are equipped with the most powerful and sophisticated software and hardware technologies available to date. The labs function both as classrooms and as areas in which students can pursue independent projects. All of the labs provide access to the Internet/World Wide Web, enabling students to conduct research and to communicate around the world. Students also have access to the labs between scheduled classes both day and evening. A number of computers are also available for student use outside of the computer labs. These are located in the Library proper and in the Cyber Café.

All students are given email accounts and have access to GullNet, Endicott’s web portal and instructional management system. GullNet allows faculty and students to share files and communicate online via discussion boards and chat rooms and even complete online assignments and quizzes.

In addition to the six full computer labs, there are 33 classrooms, including two science labs, and a nursing lab, all of which are enhanced with either computer-mediated or “Smart” instructional technology. Media Services supplies a host of audio, visual, and multimedia equipment to support the academic programs. The Scangas Center for Media and Learning combines a videoconferencing and multimedia production facility. All Endicott College classrooms and residence halls are equipped with Internet connectivity via fiber optic cable, and all academic areas are wireless.

Academic Technology also supports the College’s laptop program, which is being integrated throughout the academic schools and divisions over the next several years.

Laptop Requirement for Students Entering in 2009

In order to facilitate student access to technology that is standardized and that meets the professional requirements of specific academic programs, all incoming students for fall 2009 will be required to participate in the College Laptop Program.  Through this program for a per-semester fee, each student will receive a laptop computer with the Microsoft Office Suite pre-installed.  In addition, insurance will be provided for the computer, and students will have access to campus technical support.  Students will be responsible for purchasing any specialty software that might be required by their major programs.  At the start of the junior year, students will receive a new computer, which they can keep upon graduation.  Loaners are provided during the period of time that a student’s laptop might need servicing. 

The Laptop Program fees vary according to the professional demands of various majors as follows*:

  • Interior Design: PC Computer $700 per semester
  • Visual Communications: Macintosh Computer $700 per semester
  • Education: Macintosh Computer $500 per semester
  • All other majors: PC Computer $400 per semester

*Models will be determined each year based on the specific needs of each program and the appropriate technical specifications required to support those needs.
 

The Center for Teaching Excellence

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The Center for Teaching Excellence provides support and training for all teaching faculty at Endicott College. Services include individualized consultation and syllabus review, and mentoring of new faculty. The Center is also responsible for organizing training workshops and discussion groups focusing on all aspects of classroom instruction and academic advising.

The Diane Meyers Halle Library

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The Diane Meyers Halle Library supports the curriculum with a collection of over 120,000 volumes, 95 active print journal subscriptions and titles on microform and in multimedia formats. Membership in the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), a consortium of 28 academic and public libraries, provides direct access to over three million items. Access to the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog enables library users to search and request materials from hundreds of public and private libraries across the Commonwealth, representing many millions of collected titles. The integrated, user-friendly Web-based catalog allows patrons to search the Diane M. Halle Library collection or any and all libraries in the NOBLE consortium and the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog with a few keystrokes. Free, daily delivery service among NOBLE libraries expedites the transfer of requested materials owned by both NOBLE libraries and materials located throughout Massachusetts. On-site reciprocal borrowing privileges between NOBLE member libraries are also available. The Library’s electronic resources include a variety of licensed full-text academic journal and newspaper databases, representing thousands of unique journal titles and hundreds of thousands of individual journal articles across disciplines. Library staff provides both individual assistance and group instruction to support students with their current research and information needs, and to develop information literacy skills that will facilitate lifelong learning.

 

Honors Program: Endicott Scholars

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The Endicott Scholars is an interdisciplinary honors program that challenges Endicott’s most able and ambitious students to engage closely with ideas from a broad array of fields of study and to undertake independent research. For a full description, please see Honors and Awards.

 

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