School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College Manchester

Springfield College Manchester

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are perfect for adults who wish to transform their careers and their communities. Whether you’ve been out of school for five, 10, even 20 or more years, you’ll find that we make the transition as easy for you as possible. Beginning with weekend programs that can often be completed in 16 months, School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adults who care about people above all else.

Program Highlights:

  • Attend classes only on weekends, typically two weekends per month
  • Finish your degree in as little as 16 months
  • Receive undergraduate credit for college-level life, school, and work experiences
  • Earn a degree from a well-respected, fully accredited private college
  • Enjoy an affordable tuition, with financial aid opportunities
  • Learn in a small class that values and reflects a diverse world
  • Take advantage of the adult-centered Academic Success Center
  • Get valuable, hands-on experience right from the start

Dolores Marikian, G'97

"A lot of people helped me in my career. Today, I'm more satisfied professionally because I see the larger picture—what more is possible, where we can be, and how I can help drive the Y to larger goals."

Dolores Marikian, G'97

The Campus Guide

The Campus Guide includes essential information for students attending this campus, such as academic support services, ID cards, class cancellation information, and a resource for restaurants and hotels in the area.

Greetings!

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal welcome to you as a student at Springfield College Manchester.

At the Manchester campus you are treated with respect for your life, work, family, and community and life experiences. The sharing of these experiences with your fellow students and faculty increases total awareness and critical thinking, which is the key to our program’s success. Open, ongoing, and authentic dialogue is the foundation of our educational approach.

The willingness to assist you in succeeding with your educational endeavors is sincerely shared by all the faculty and staff at Springfield College Manchester. We look forward to providing the very best learning environment for you throughout your Springfield College experience.

Again, welcome.

Dennis Martino M.Ed
Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College Manchester has an Academic Success Center that offers readily and easily accessible services. The Center is a resource for students and instructors alike and focuses on writing support services, resource support services, research skills, and developing sustainable study skills. Reference tools connect directly to information, materials, and resources for writing, APA, organization, analysis, critical thinking, reflection/reaction essays, public speaking, and study tips.

All services are coordinated with the assistance of a resource specialist and focus on the development of sustainable skills to help students become independent learners.

The support services are available on a drop-in basis during regular campus hours, class hours of operation, or by appointment. A student may self-elect to seek assistance or follow through on a recommendation.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the Academic Success Center services by contacting Rosemarie Buxton at (603) 666-5700, rbuxton@springfieldcollege.edu to set up an appointment or learn more about these services and free reference tools.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities may be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations to help them succeed in their academic program. It is the student’s responsibility to make a request for such accommodations and to provide appropriate documentation administered by a qualified professional such as psychologists, medical doctors, or agencies specializing in the diagnosis of such disabilities. Students must submit current documentation. If you have questions about services for students with disabilities, please contact Campus Director Dennis Martino at (603) 666-5700, dmartino@springfieldcollege.edu.

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Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Suzanne Bartlett at (603) 666-5700 ext. 118, sbartlett@springfieldcollege.edu or TSC (413) 748-4872 or TSCRequest@springfieldcollege.edu.

Academic Information

Class Cancellations, Delays, Closing

Notification of campus class cancellation, openings, delays, or closings will be available through PrideNet, College e-mail, or turning to the following stations

For Manchester tune to WZID 95.7FM and WMUR for information on class cancellation. Please call 1-800-SCQ-0504; cancellation notice will be available by 6:30 am.

Academic FAQs

What is the role of my academic advisor?

Think of your academic advisor as your partner in education. Your advisor is responsible for ensuring that you understand the School of Professional and Continuing Studies program and sequencing of courses and for monitoring your academic progress so that all graduation requirements are met. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to ask questions and to keep track of your own progress.

What is a syllabus and what information is usually included in it?

A syllabus is your guide to understanding what is expected in a course. The instructor will give you a syllabus no later than the first class. This document will include contact information for the professor, class and Moodle assignments, grading criteria, and academic policies.

What is a pre-course assignment?

Pre-course assignments are reading, writing, and project activities that are preparation for the first class of the course that you will be taking. You will find the vital information you need prior to your first class in the syllabus. It contains the instructor’s contact information, course objectives, required texts, and the pre-course assignment. The syllabus must be downloaded from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. You may be required to submit your pre-course assignment in the learning management system called “Moodle.”

Do I have to complete any academic work between classes?

Yes. Education is continuous and class meetings are just one aspect of the learning process. You are expected to complete all assignments as indicated on the course syllabus and the web-enhanced between-class assignments that incorporate the learning management system called “Moodle.” This applies for all School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses. These assignments are critical to your academic success. They also enable you to qualify for federal financial aid as a college student taking courses in our accelerated course format. Therefore, you must allocate some of your time between classes for learning activities that might include reading, writing, analyzing, reflecting, interacting with others, research, and interacting online with fellow students and the instructor. Assignments must be completed before each class session so you will be prepared for the classroom learning experience.

What happens if I miss a class?

You are expected to attend all class sessions and workshops for the courses in which you are enrolled. If you must miss all or part of a class session, you must notify the instructor in advance and make arrangements to make up course assignments. If you miss more than one class session, you may withdraw from the course or you may receive an “F” grade for the course depending on when the absences take place.

What happens to financial aid when I add/drop a course?

Your eligibility for a grant may be lost or reduced when a course is dropped. In some cases, your eligibility may increase if a course is added. Your eligibility for a loan may also change. Check with the staff person handling financial aid at the campus before making final arrangements to add or drop a course so that you will know the impact, if any, in your specific situation.

How is my financial aid impacted when I take less than a full-time load (12 credits undergraduate, 9 credits graduate)?

Aid is based on full-time enrollment unless your enrollment status is specifically stated as part-time. Many grants are available only to full-time undergraduate students. Pell grants are required to be adjusted for less than full-time status. Cost of attendance changes due to enrollment less than full-time status may also reduce loan eligibility.

If I have a disability, how can I get assistance and support?

Support services and accommodations are available to any student with a documented disability. If you require reasonable accommodations to assist you with your studies, you must provide current and appropriate documentation. For information regarding the type of services available to you, please contact Campus Director Dennis Martino (603) 666-5700, dmartino@springfieldcollege.edu.

How do I receive credit for experiential learning in the undergraduate program?

The portfolio course (Human Services Portfolio Development, HUSB 307) teaches a process that identifies each student’s college-level learning and utilizes methodologies that enhance the student’s ability to think conceptually and analytically. Students identify, categorize, and organize their knowledge and present this knowledge through a course equivalent process. Once the knowledge has been identified, students must decide if and how this knowledge relates to learning that is typically credited at the college level. The Human Services Portfolio Development course provides a framework to assist students in reflecting upon and articulating their college-level experiential learning. These policies and procedures are based upon guidelines established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

When is my portfolio due?

The portfolio must be submitted at least six months prior to your anticipated graduation date to allow for the timely review and possible revision of submitted materials.

Why do I need a student ID card?

As a matriculating student, you are required to have a Springfield College photo identification card. The card should be carried at all times and must be used for identification purposes in accessing campus buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library, and attending college-sponsored events. In addition, commercial organizations within your community may offer discounts if you present your student identification card when purchasing their products or services.

Where do I find out the latest info about School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities?

You can find the latest information regarding School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities through e-mail announcements sent to your Springfield College e-mail address, other campus correspondence to students, campus bulletin boards, academic course schedules, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. When viewing the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website, be sure to access the link leading to your campus location.

How can I access computers for email, research, and/or word-processing?

The Manchester Computer Lab gives you access to the Babson Library to conduct research for your course assignments and the opportunity to use the word processor. The computers in the lab are equipped with computer software applications for student use that include spreadsheets, Internet research, and library search services. You are able to access e-mail through your Springfield College PrideNET account. Your Springfield College email account is the mandatory mode of communication between you and the College. Routinely, the College will make you aware of general announcements pertaining to the entire Springfield community. You will use your e-mail account to communicate with School of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty and administration, Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Library, and any other College office in which you will do business.

Are online courses available at School of Professional and Continuing Studies?

Online courses are offered through both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs to matriculated School of Professional and Continuing Studies students. See your advisor for details or check the School of Professional and Continuing Studies home page for the schedule.

Campus Information

Bookstore and MBS Direct

MBS Direct is a virtual bookstore, with online services available to students 24/7. The virtual bookstore offers students of Springfield College Manchester the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Suzanne Bartlett (603) 666-5700, ext. 118, or email sbartlett@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

Students may visit the Springfield College bookstore online for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College Manchester will be issued a student identification card with an assigned student identification number. This card is used for identification purposes in accessing college buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library and attending college sponsored events. The first Springfield College Identification Card is issued to a student at no charge. Replacements for lost or stolen cards will cost $35. Photos for identification cards are taken during the New Student Orientation. If you have questions about obtaining an ID card, please contact Crystal Thompson, (603) 666-5700 ext. 103, cthompson11@springfieldcollege.edu.

Emergency Information

Safety on Campus

Springfield College and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is serious about safety at all of our campuses. Please visit here to register for SC Alert and Rave Guardian applications.

Sexual Misconduct Chart

Parking

On the weekend parking is free for Springfield College Manchester students. You may park in the back lot (on the river side), in the lot under the overpass (on the side of the building), or on the street. During the week, the street and overpass lot are pay to park, and the lot of the river side is reserved for employees of the building (Stark Condo Mill Association).

Students are not allowed to store vehicles or perform any non-emergency repairs to their vehicles in the parking lot.

Accommodations

Best Western Court Inn & Conference Center, 13500 S Willow St., (888) 684-2685
Clarion, 21 Front St., (866) 215-6641
Comfort Inn Airport, 298 Queen City Ave., (866) 611-6301
Econo Lodge, 75 W. Hancock St., (866) 611-6770
Four Points, 55 John E. Devine Dr., (603) 668-6110
Hampton Inn, Manchester/Bedford, 8 Hawthorne Dr., (603) 623-2040

Restaurants

Baked Downtown Cafe & Bakery, 1015 Elm St., (603) 606-1969
Bridge Street Café, 1117 Elm St., (603) 647-9991
Café la Reine 915 Elm St., (603) 232-0332
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 1037 Elm St., (603) 647-7717
900 Degrees, 50 Dow St., (603) 641-0900
Santoro’s, 468 Union St., (603) 627-6666
Subway, 997 Elm St., Suite 103,The Atrium Building, (603) 644-0008
Taj India, 967 Elm St., (603) 606-2677
Waterworks Café, 250 Commercial St., (603) 782-5088

Undergraduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 20-21
  • February 27-28
  • March 12-13
  • March19-20
  • April 9-10

May 2016 Term

  • April 30-May 1
  • April 30 Senior Seminar
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10
  • July 9 Senior Seminar
  • July 23-24
  • July 30-31
  • August 13-14

Graduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 20-21
  • February 27-28
  • March 12-13
  • March 19-20
  • April 9-10

May Term 2016

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10,
  • July 23-24
  • July 30-31
  • August 13-14

Cancellations/Campus closing Make-up Dates

January Term 2016

  • January 30-31
  • February 13-14
  • March 26-27

May Term 2016

  • August 20-21

Directory

500 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101-1151
Phone (603) 666-5700
Toll Free (800) 727-0504
Fax (603) 666-5705


Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
Dennis Martino, MEd
Interim Campus Director

122

dmartino@springfieldcollege.edu
Rosemarie Buxton
Academic Resource Specialist
208 rbuxton@springfieldcollege.edu
Damion Cummins
Faculty
125 dcummins@springfieldcollege.edu
Darlene Young
Assistant Director of Administration
(Financial Aid, Veterans Administration, ADA)
(800) 441-1812 dyoung@springfieldcollege.edu
Amelia Mallona, PhD
Faculty
121 amallona@springfieldcollege.edu
Elizabeth Russell
Assistant Director for Academic Services
107 erussell@springfieldcollege.edu

Linda Chadbourne
Staff Assistant

103 cthompson@springfieldcollege.edu
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Dennis Martino

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Project in Community Development and Change 1, 2, and 3, Graduate Project I and II, Leadership: A Lifelong Journey

Springfield College Contact Information
dmartino@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MEd, Rivier University

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Organizational Psychology, Cal Southern University; Certified Public Manager

Areas of Expertise
Organizational development, strategic planning, mediation

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Chair, New Hampshire Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health; Chair, New Hampshire Association of Certified Public Managers; executive board member, National Certified Public Manager Consortium; Clerk, Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program; Board member, New England Organization of Human Services; Member, Manchester New Hampshire NAACP; Member, American Society for Public Administration


Amelia Mallona

Amelia Mallona

Associate Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Integrative Core Seminar I, Integrative Core Seminar III, A Critical Overview of Human Services, Group Project in Community Development and Change 1, Psychology of Women, Human Growth and Development, Graduate Project I

Springfield College Contact Information
amallona@springfieldcollege.edu
(603) 666-5700 ext. 121

Highest Degree
PhD, Boston College

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, University of Missouri; BA, Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua

Areas of Expertise
Teaching through a social constructivist framework, using a multidisciplinary approach drawing from developmental, educational, community, and cultural psychologies as well as sociology

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Worked with community based organizations in participatory action research projects in Nicaragua and in eight U.S. states. Scholarly work includes: “Participatory evaluation: Rebuilding six indigenous Miskito communities;" “Towards transformational liberation: Participatory and action research and praxis;” “Surfacing our-selves: Gringa, White- Mestiza, Brown?;” and “Liberation Psychology” for the Encyclopedia of Action Research. Her current research interests include challenges facing non-traditional students, in particular Hispanic/Latinos in higher education.


Open Houses

Scheduled Open Houses

There are currently no scheduled open houses.

Contact:

Dennis Martino
Interim Campus Director
dmartino@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (603) 666-5700
Toll Free: (800) 727-0504
Fax: (603) 666-5705

Springfield College Manchester
500 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
class days only
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
class days only
Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000