Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Library and Academic Support

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Library Services

For 2019, Library Services is located in Flory Hall, the central administration building on campus while it awaits the completion of its new location in the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. Completion and transition to this facility are expected during the fall semester with full operation in Spring 2020.

Librarians and other trained staff are available to offer formal research instruction or point-of-use assistance for students learning how to conduct research or use resources. The library’s webpage includes research guides, “how-to” guides and video tutorials on using the library’s resources.

Special Collections holds reference copies of many of College’s past publications. These include the Ripples yearbooks, student newspapers from around 1920 to 1999, the old and new Philomatheans, books on Bridgewater College history, College history files, and many of the College’s archival photographs. The remainder of its primary source collections have been placed in secure storage during construction and are unavailable.

The print collections are not physically accessible during this period of the construction project. Collection access is available by using the library’s online catalog, Alex Discovery. When a book has the location “Bridgewater College Library at Flory Hall,” you may place a hold request on the book which will notify our staff to retrieve the book and make it available for checkout at library services at Flory Hall.

The Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center, located in the Bicknell House, promotes learning skills and personal development through academic counseling, academic advising, tutoring services, Academic Coach program, learning workshops, disability services and a transition program for selected new students.
Academic coaches and tutors are peers, recommended by the faculty, paid and available upon request. Through individual sessions and workshops offered by the Center, students can enhance study habits and acquire new learning strategies, behaviors and attitudes. For further information regarding academic support services, contact the director of academic support.
Questions regarding tutoring can be directed to the director of student outreach services and tutoring services.

Services for Students with a Disability

Services for students with a disability are coordinated by the director of the Academic Support Center. Bridgewater College is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to enrolled students with a disability to ensure equal access to the academic program and College administered activities. Prior to receiving services, students with a disability are responsible to present required documentation to the director of academic support that meets the eligibility standards set by disability services in accordance with Section 504 and the A.D.A as amended. Such documentation should be provided to the director as early as possible upon
enrollment in the College. Disability services may include accommodations, academic advising, extended time on tests, books in alternative formats, academic coaching, tutoring and other accommodations as appropriate.

Questions or concerns about disability services should be directed to:
Dr. Raymond W. Studwell
Director of the Academic Support Center and Disability Services and Section 504 Coordinator
Bicknell House; 540-828-5370;

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is a tutorial facility designed to improve student writing at all levels,
freshman through senior, in classes across the curriculum. Trained student consultants are available afternoons and evenings to help writers plan and organize, revise and proofread, improve their grammar or document their research. Student writers are encouraged to seek help voluntarily, or faculty members may refer students to the Writing Center. Students may also bring letters, résumés and applications to the Writing Center.