School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College Milwaukee

Springfield College Milwaukee

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.

Degree 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

Tony C. Moore '09, G'12

"It doesn't matter what you've been through, it's how you come through."

Tony C. Moore '09, G'12

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 Milwaukee.

At the Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee. We look forward to providing the very best learning environment for you throughout your Springfield College experience.

Again, welcome

Antonio Guajardo, Jr.,Ph.D.
Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College Milwaukee 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 Charles Robinson at (414) 276-2300, kcriackerman@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 Assistant Director for Academic Services Kim Watt-Daniels at (414) 276-2300 ext. 230, kwattdaniels@springfieldcollege.edu.

Please visit here for complete information.

Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Ms. Suzanne Guthrie at (414) 276-2300 ext. 226, sguthrie@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 Milwaukee tune to WISN and its affiliates MKE Channel 12, WTMJ and its affiliates Mke Channel 4, WITI and its affiliates Mke Channel 6 Fox

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 Assistant Director for Academic Services Kim Watt-Daniels at (414) 276-2300 ext. 230, kwatt-daniels@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 campus Computer Lab located in Room #526 and 522, 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 Milwaukee the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Barbara Fetkenhauer (414) 276-2300, ext. 229, or email bfetkenhauer@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

Students may visit online for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College Milwaukee 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 , Suzanne Guthrie (414) 276-2300 226ext. 233, sguthrie@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

Parking is available for Springfield College Milwaukee students. Weekdays: Parking in the parking lot across from the Timbers building. Saturdays and Sundays: Parking in any parking lot available.

Accommodations

Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 345-5000
Astor Hotel, 924 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 271-4220
Best Western Inn Towne Hotel, 710 W. Old World 3rd St., (414) 224-8400
Comfort Inn & Suites, 916 E. State St., (414) 276-8800
Courtyard Marriott, 300 W. Michigan St., (414) 291-4122
Doubletree-Holiday Inn, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-2950
Hampton Inn & Suites, 176 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-4656
Hilton Milwaukee, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7250
Hotel Metro, 411 E. Mason St., (414) 272-1937
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 276-1234
Inter Continental Milwaukee Hotel , 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 276-8686
Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., (888) 543-4766
Knickerbocker On-Lake Hotel, 1028 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 276-8500
Park East Hotel, 916 E. State St., (414) 276-8800
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222
Residence Inn by Marriott, 648 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 224-7890

Restaurants

Near the Campus

McDonald’s, 707 South 1st St., (414) 276-7906
Subway, 1009 South 1st St., (414) 645-5277
Popeye’s, 1567 West National Ave., (414) 649-9989
Jimmy John’s, 1532 West Wells St., (414) 344-1234
Cielito Lindo LLC, 739 South 2nd St., (414) 649-0401
Conejito’s, 539 West Virginia St., (414) 278-9106
Transfer Pizzeria/Café, 101 W. Mitchell St., (414) 763-0438

Undergraduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 16-17
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • February 13 Senior Seminar
  • February 20-21
  • February 27-28
  • March 5-6
  • March 12-13
  • March19-20
  • April 2-3
  • April 2 Senior Seminar
  • April 9-10

May 2016 Term

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 7-8
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • June 11 Senior Seminar
  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10,
  • July 16-17
  • July 23-24
  • July 30-31
  • August 6-7
  • August 6 Senior Seminar
  • August 13-14

Graduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 16-17
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • February 20-21
  • February 27-28
  • March 5-6
  • March 12-13
  • March 19-20
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

May Term 2016

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 7-8
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10,
  • July 16-17
  • July 23-24
  • July 30-31
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Cancellations/Campus closing Make-up Dates

January Term 2016

  • January 23
  • February 20
  • March 12
  • April 9

May 2016 Term

  • May 14
  • June 18
  • July 23
  • August 13

Directory

700 W. Virginia St., Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone (414) 276-2300
Toll free (866) 271-2983
Fax (414) 277-8370

Antonio Guajardo, PhD
Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Ext. 224 aguajardo@springfieldcollege.edu
Carlos Aranda
Lecturer
231 caranda@springfieldcollege.edu
Cynthia Altendorf
Staff Assistant
221 caltendorf@springfieldcollege.edu
Warren Braden
Faculty
223 wbraden@springfieldcollege.edu
Barbara Fetkenhauer
Assistant Director for Administration
229 bfetkenh@springfieldcollege.edu
Jose Elias Garcia
Lecturer
228 jgarcia3@springfieldcollegel.edu
Suzanne Guthrie
Administration Assistant
226 sguthrie@springfieldcollege.edu

Rosalinda Ortega
Assistant Director for  Recruitment and Admissions

222 rortega@springfieldcollege.edu

Laurie Rodriguez
Faculty

227 lrodriguez9@springfieldcollege.edu
Charles Robinson
Resource Specialist
232 crobinson5@springfieldcollege.edu

Kimberly Watt-Daniels
Asstistant Director for Academic Services

230 kwatt-daniels@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

 

Antonio Guajardo
Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar

Springfield College Contact Information
aguajardo@sprignfieldcollege.edu
(414) 276-2300 ext. 224

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Mount Senario College

Areas of Expertise
Law enforcement, community based organizations, volunteerism, fund raising

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Former board president, Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation; Board member, Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation; Commissioner, Veterans Affairs Milwaukee County


Laurie Rodriguez

Laurie Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Issues in Research, Graduate Project I

Springfield College Contact Information
lrodriguez9@springfieldcollege.edu
(414) 276-2300 ext. 227

Highest Degree
PhD, University of California, Irvine

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; BS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of Expertise
White-collar crime, criminological theory, qualitative research


 

Warren Braden, Sr., EdD
Associate Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Education, Oppression and Resistance, Issues and Research, Graduate Project I - IV, Building Multicultural Communities and Groups, Research and Evaluation, Leadership: A Life Long Journey

Springfield College Contact Information
wbraden@springfieldcollege.edu
(414) 276-2300 ext. 223

Highest Degree
EdD, Northern Illinois University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MEd, Northern Illinois University; BA, St Olaf College; Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner

Areas of Expertise
Adult education, non-profit management, mentoring

Service Experience, Community Involvement and Other Areas of Interest
Board member of FUTURE, Birds of a Feather, and FCYI


Jones

Lakeia Jones
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Diagnosis and Psychopathology, Human Growth and Development, Crisis Intervention, Treatment Modalities, Practicum in Community Psychology I

Springfield College Contact Information
ljones3@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BA, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist; CSAC, Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Areas of Expertise
Mental health and substance abuse working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Involved in the community collaborating with many mental health and substance abuse treatment agencies in Milwaukee and surrounding counties; supervises more than 24 licensed clinicians, clinicians in training, interns, and practicum students


 

Edgar X. Jordan
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Psychological Testing

Springfield College Contact Information
ejordan2@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, School Psychologist; BA, Psychology

Areas of Expertise
Assessment (cognitive, academic, personality, and socio-emotional), multicultural counseling, trauma counseling

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Hospital emergency room counseling, social service organizations (tutoring, Toys for Tots, community clean up, multicultural counseling, racial identity)


Tim Manzke

Timothy Manzke
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Leadership: A Lifelong Journey, Graduate Project I and II

Springfield College Contact Information
tmanzke@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
PhD, Cardinal Stritch University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; BS, Mount Senario College

Areas of Expertise
Storytelling, leadership

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Volunteer AAU youth basketball team


Anita Sparks

Anita Sparks, EdD
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Project I, II, and III; Critical Overview of Human Services; Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Health, Safety and Nutrition

Springfield College Contact Information
asparks@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
EdD, Cardinal Stritch University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; BS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, License Certifications: Principal (K-12), Instructional Supervision, Reading Teacher, K6 Teaching License, Superintendent’s License

Areas of Expertise
K-12 education, curriculum instruction and design, educational leadership, professional development, school and community collaboration

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Leader/community awareness ministry, Christ the King Baptist Church; Past program development, research and evaluation commissioner, Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators; Voter registration and education, strong interest in community revitalization


 

Gregory T. Williams
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Social Transformation, Group Project I, II, and III, Emotional Intelligence and Introduction to Criminal Justice

Springfield College Contact Information
gwilliams@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MEd, National-Louis University; BS, Tennessee State University

Other Degrees and Certifications
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (Certified Workforce Development Professional), International Community Corrections, Correctional Educational Association Professional Association of Licensed Private Investigators and WI Dept. of Safety and Regulations, National Defender Offender Workforce Development (Offender Employment Specialist Facilitator Training); Diploma from the Department of the Navy, Agent’s Basic Course –Naval Investigative Service/Naval Intelligence; Department of the Treasury, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); Certificate of Completion, Northwest Police Academy (Street Survival). OJJDP Youth Gang Symposium, University of Wisconsin School of Continuing Education-Center for Workforce Development (Marketing and Job Development) Completion.

Areas of Expertise
Public speaking, grant writing, prisoner reentry services, juvenile offenders, employment and training for low-income and working with high risk individuals/gangs

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
President, Tennessee State University Alumni Chapter (Milwaukee); Board member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Milwaukee Chapter); Member, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.; Board member, Institute for People with Criminal Records.


Open Houses

Do you want to learn more about Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Would you like to meet faculty or talk to students? Would you like help with you application or financial aid forms? Come see us during an Open House, or schedule a time that is more convenient for you.

Scheduled Open Houses

Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All open houses are held at Springfield College Milwaukee located at the Tannery Business Center in historic Walker's Point, 700 W. Virginia St., Suite 500, Milwaukee, Wis.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Rosalinda Ortega
(414) 276-2300 ext. 222
Email: rortega@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact

Rosalinda Ortega, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
Email: rortega@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (414) 276-2300 ext. 222
Fax: (414) 277-8370
Toll Free: (866) 271-2983

Springfield College School of Human Services
Tannery Business Center, The Timbers
700 W. Virginia St., Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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