Springfield Campus

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is designed to meet the academic needs of working adults who wish to earn a degree in human services. The School offers:

  • Bachelor’s and master's degree programs in human services
  • Weekend classes
  • Human services degree completion in as little as 16 to 24 months
  • Academic credit in the undergraduate program for experiential learning
    • Transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution and experiential learning cannot exceed a combined total of 72 credits
  • Financial aid for qualified students
  • Personal attention from advisors and academic support services

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Springfield College Program Concentrations (Springfield, Mass., Campus)

Bachelor of Science in Human Services:

Master of Science in Human Services:

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 the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Springfield Campus.

At the Springfield 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 the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. We look forward to providing the very best learning environment for you throughout your Springfield College experience.

Again, welcome.

Annemarie Frisby Thomas, MS
Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies 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 either Karina Borowicz at (413) 748-3546, kborowicz@springfieldcollege.edu, or Katrina Borowiec at (413) 748-3546, kborowiec@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 Kellee Grucci, Assistant Director Academic Services at (413) 748-3981, kgrucci@springfieldcollege.edu

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Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Karolynn Shepppard at (413) 748-3429, ksheppard@springfieldcollege.edu or TSC (413) 748-4872 or TSCRequest@springfieldcollege.edu.

Academic Information

Class Cancelations, Delays, Closing

For Greater Springfield, MA area tune to WAQY 1600 AM, 102.1FM, WHYN 1560 AM, 93.1 FM, WHMP 1400 AM, 99.3 FM, WMAS 1450 AM, KIX 100.9 iHeart radio for information on class cancelation. For Greater Hartford CT area tune to WHCN 105.9 FM, WTIC 1080 AM, 96.5 FM radio for information on class cancellation. For Greater New Haven CT area tune to WELI 960 AM radio for information on class cancelation For the Greater Springfield/Hartford area the TV stations that announce class cancelations are as follows: WWLP – TV 22, WGGB Fox 6, WGGB – Channel 40

Immunization Requirements

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all incoming students to complete forms regarding immunization and meningococcal disease.

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 Kellee Grucci, Assistant Director Academic Services (413) 748-3981, kgrucci@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 the Academic Success Center in Blake Hall or in the basement of Babson Library, 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

Bookstore (Massachusetts campuses only)

Required books will be posted on each course syllabus, which can be located through the SHS website. The Springfield College Bookstore is located in the Richard B. Flynn Student Union. For more information regarding book orders, please contact the Bookstore at (413) 748-3597.

Students receiving financial aid may be eligible for a book voucher that can be used to purchase books from the College Bookstore. For more information about book vouchers and eligibility, please contact Pat True at (413) 748-3916 or Karolynn Sheppard at (413) 748-3429.

Bookstore Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Monday -Thursday 9 a.m - 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students may visit the Springfield College Bookstore online to shop for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled at the Springfield Campus 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 Don Martin, (413) 748-3074.

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

All motor vehicles parked on campus must obtain a parking sticker by registering online with IPARQ. A $25.00 parking fee is required at the time of registration. Parking stickers will be issued by mail.

If a student does not register or receives fines that are not paid in a timely manner they will be transferred to the student’s account and a daily late fee will be assessed until paid.

The Campus Police Department is located on Portsmouth Street in the Public Safety Building. Parking is restricted to the lot(s) assigned by Campus Police. Parking regulations are enforced by the issuing of tickets, fines, booting devices, and towing. Vehicles parked in a fire lane, handicapped parking area, tow zone or other designated “No Parking” areas are subject of being booted or towed at any time without prior notice. In addition, any vehicle that has accumulated more than three unpaid parking fines will be booted or towed at the owner’s expense. All SHS students should park in Lot 2, Lot 5, Lot 9, and Lot 15 as those lots are set aside for commuters. Campus security will be enforcing the parking regulations in Lot 4 and Lot 6 on the weekends.

Accommodations

Holiday Inn, 1 Bright Meadow Blvd., Enfield, CT., (800) 315-2621, (860) 741-2211
Springfield Marriott Hotel, 2 Boland Way, Springfield, (413) 781-7111
Days Inn, 429 Riverdale St., Bldg. A., West Springfield, (413) 785-5365
Red Roof Inn, 5 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT., (800) 733-7663
Quality Inn, 1150 Riverdale St., West Springfield, (413) 739-7261
Econo Lodge Chicopee, (Exit 6/Mass Turnpike), 357 Burnett Rd., Chicopee, MA, (413) 592-9101
LaQuinta Inn, 100 Congress St., Springfield, (866) 462-7440
Econo Lodge, 1533 Elm St., West Springfield, (413) 734-8278
Motel 6, Exit 6 Burnett Rd., 36 Johnny Cake Hollow Rd., Chicopee, (413) 592-5141
Sheraton Hotel, One Monarch Place, Springfield, (413) 781-1010
Red Roof Inn, 1254 Riverdale Rd., West Springfield, (413) 731-1010
Days Inn Chicopee, (Exit 5 Mass Turnpike), 450 Memorial Dr., Chicopee Falls, (413) 739-7311

Restaurants

Pizza Choice, 447 State St., 413) 739-5511
Friendly’s Ice Cream, 65 Sumner Ave., (413) 737-8719
Frankie & Johnnie’s, 35 Island Pond Rd., (413) 734-6773
Antonio’s Pizza, 1030 State St., (413) 734-1719
Golden Crust, 320 Wilbraham Rd., (413) 731-7720
Puerto Rico Bakery & Restaurant, 214 Armory St., (413) 732-0259
Pizzeria Unos, 820 W Columbus Ave., (413) 733-1300
Hong Kong Garden, 475 Breckwood Blvd., (413) 783-1281
MJ’s Pizza and Grinders, 955 Worthington St., (413) 788-9211
Golden Corral, 436 Parker St., (413) 543-4600
Big Mamou, 63 Liberty St., (413) 732-1011
El Caribeno, 858 State St., (413) 732-7979

Weekend Class Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January: 9 - 10, 16 - 17
  • February: 6 - 7, 13 - 14, **20 - 21
  • March: 5 - 6, 12 - 13, **19 - 20
  • April: 2 - 3, 9 - 10

May Term 2016

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

September Term 2016

  • September: 10 - 11, 17 - 18
  • October: 1 - 2, 8 - 9, **15 - 16
  • November: 5 - 6, 12 - 13, **19 - 20
  • December: 3 - 4, 10 - 11

January Term 2017

  • January: 14 - 15, 21 - 22
  • February: 4 - 5, 11 - 12, **18 - 19
  • March: 4 - 5, 11 - 12, **18 - 19
  • April: 1 - 2, 8 - 9

May Term 2017

  • May: 6 - 7, 13 - 14
  • June: 3 - 4, 10 - 11, **17 - 18
  • July: 8 - 9, 15 - 16, **22 - 23
  • August: 5 - 6, 12 - 13

Cancellations, Closings, and Make-up Dates

May Term 2016

  • May 21-22
  • June 25-26
  • July 30-31
  • August 20-21

**Workshop/Senior Seminar Weekend

*Actual schedule may vary due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.

Directory

263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Phone (413) 748-3204
Toll Free (800) 727-0004
Fax (413) 748-3236

Name/Title (413)- E-mail Address
Annemarie Frisby Thomas, MS
Campus Director
748-3081 afrisbythomas@springfieldcollege.edu
Mulugeta Agonafer, PhD
Faculty
748-3779 magonafe@springfieldcollege.edu
Richard Andersen, PhD
Faculty
748-3622 randerse@springfieldcollege.edu
Karina Borowicz
Resource Specialist
748-3546 kborowicz@springfieldcolllege.edu
Katrina Borowiec
Resource Specialist
748-3546 kborowiec@springfieldcollege.edu
Linda Calkins
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
748-3624 lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu
Denise Duguay
Lecturer
748-3626 dduguay@springfieldcollege.edu
Debra Gass
Lecturer
748-3553 dgass@springfieldcollege.edu
Kellee Grucci 
Assistant Director for Academic Services
748-3981 kgrucci@springfieldcollege.edu
Eric Imler
Administrative Assistant
748-3630 eimler@springfieldcollege.edu
Karolynn Sheppard
Assistant Director for Administration
748-3429 ksheppard@springfieldcollege.edu
Ashanta Smith
Administrative Assistant
748-3623 asmith20@springfieldcollege.edu
Janine Spinola Taylor, MS
Faculty
7483986 jspinolataylor@springfieldcollege.edu
Pat Swoboda-True
Financial Aid Coordinator
748-3916 ptrue@springfieldcollege.edu
Danielle Witherspoon
Admissions Staff Assistant
748-3980 dwitherspoon@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

 

Annemarie Thomas

Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar, Internship

Springfield College Contact Information
afrisbythomas@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3204

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Saint Michael’s College; Candidate September 2014, Undoing Racism Organizing Collective (UROC); Candidate September 2015, Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI)

Areas of Expertise
Community outreach, recruitment, staff development and supervision, budget and finance, enrollment management

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board member, Black Leadership Alliance; Member, Young Professionals Network of Urban League of Springfield, Inc.; Strong interest in working to empower African-American adolescent females and providing avenues for activism and engagement for the Mason Square Community of Springfield, Mass.


Agonafer

Mulugeta Agonafer

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
World Views Analysis, Global Economy Culture and Community, Organizational Change and Development, Economics and Social Change, Social Philosophy, Current Events in International Context

Springfield College Contact Information
magonafe@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3779

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Massachusetts

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, Western Washington University; BS, Purdue University; BA, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise
International relations, political economy, comparative government, African politics and economy, non-profit management, curriculum development, American government and foreign policy, globalization and developing countries

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Founder and president of African, African-American, Development, Education, Research and Training; Conducted annual conferences involving both the campus and the surrounding communities; Nominated for Earnest Lynton Award for community engagement


Richard Andersen  

Richard Andersen

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Contemporary American Literature, Introduction to World Literature, Communication Skills I

Springfield College Contact Information
randerse@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3622

Highest Degree
PhD, New York University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, City University of New York; BA, Loyola University of Los Angeles

Service Experience, Community Involvement and Other Areas of Interest
Foreign Fulbright Professor; Karolyi Foundation Fellow; James Thurber Writer in Residence at the Ohio State University; Springfield College Excellence in Teaching Award; Springfield College nomination for Carnegie Foundation’s United States Professor of the Year award; 29 published books


 

James Kelleher

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Project I, II, and III

Springfield College Contact Information
jkelleher2@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MEd, University of Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise
Substance abuse treatment and education, residential treatment

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Involved in local non-profit charitable endeavors, interest in victim services and conflict resolution


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Richard Spears

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Family Counseling and Understanding Diverse Cultures, Counseling from a Racial Perspectives, Counseling Theories and Perspectives, Basic Management Skills, Abnormal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Personality Disorder Theories

Springfield College Contact Information
rspears@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certified Human Service Professional Practitioner

Areas of Expertise
Patterns of pathological behaviors; alternatives to existing treatment; practices in Solution Focus Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma of focus treatments and Stress Inoculation Therapy, PTSD and Emotional Emancipation and Psychodynamic group therapies; advanced topics in social psychology including cultural and ethnic convergence

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Program manager, The Families First; Program director, Amistad Village; Clinical program manager, Beulah Heights Social Integration; Program director, Roger Sherman House Re-entry Program; Chair, Children’s Trust Fund, Fatherhood Committee; Consultant, One Accord Services; Initiated Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health; Researched HIV intervention for young parents, National Institute on Mental Health; Certified trainer of trainers, National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL); Alderman, Ward12, New Haven, Conn.


janine Spinola

Janine Spinola Taylor

Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Financial Management of Human Service, The Study of Theatre and Drama in Expressing Social Change and Social Justice, Ethical Decision Making for Human Service Professionals

Springfield College Contact Information
jspinola-taylor@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, University of Massachusetts Boston

Areas of Expertise
Trainer, strategic planning, logic models-theory of change, financial management, public speaking, organizational development, revenue projection, community organizing, groups techniques and analysis, facilitator, executive and leadership coaching

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board member, Action for Boston Community Development of Greater Boston; Board member, Boston Inner City Youth Tennis Program

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 

Sunday June 12, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All open houses are held at Springfield College on the third floor of Blake Hall, located on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield, Mass. Please park in Lot #2. 

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Linda Calkins, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
(800) 727-0004 ext. 3624 or (413) 748-3624
Email: lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact

Linda Calkins , Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Email: lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (413) 748-3204
Toll Free: (800) 727-0004
Fax: (413) 748-3236

Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
class weekends only
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
class weekends only

Summer Hours of Operation

Please note that we are piloting two extended evenings beginning May 10th

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
class weekends only
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
class weekends only
Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000