School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College St. Johnsbury

Springfield College St. Johnsbury

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.

Lisa Robertson '12

“The professors do strive to help you, they go the extra mile to make sure that you succeed.” 

Lisa Robertson '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 St. Johnsbury.

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

Again, welcome.

Priscilla Hutchins, Ed.D.
Campus Coordinator

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College St. Johnsbury 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 Victoria Trihy at (802) 748-5402, ext 24, vtrihy@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 Administration Darlene Young at (802) 748-5402 ext. 22, dyoung@springfieldcollege.edu

Please visit here for complete information.

Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Jennifer Grant at (802) 748-5402 ext. 27, jgrant4@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 by checking the voicemail of Priscilla Hutchins, Campus Coordinator, after 6:00 a.m. (802) 748-5402, ext. 33.

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 Administration Darlene Young, (802) 748-5402 ext. 22, dyoung@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 next to the administrative offices, 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 Boston the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Venatia Gilmer-Jones (617) 242-3361, ext. 226, or email vjones@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

You may shop online for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College St. Johnsbury 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 Jennifer Grant, (802) 748-5402 ext. 27, jgrant4@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 convenient and free for Springfield College St. Johnsbury students.

Accommodations

Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel, 300 North Loop West Frwy., (713) 688-0100
Springhill Suites, 2750 North Loop West 610, (713) 290-9242

Restaurants

Jason’s Deli, 11120 Northwest Frwy, (713) 956-0122
Sonic, 5195 W. 34th St., (713) 683-8178
McDonald’s, 3025 Ella Blvd., (713) 861-1341
Antone’s, 2724 W.T.C. Jester Blvd., (713) 686-4338
Olive Garden, 10830 Northwest Frwy., (713) 682-1465
Starbuck’s Coffee, 12025 Northwest Frwy., (713) 476-0081
Jimmy Johns, 5201 W. 34th Street, (713) 680-9997

In addition, students who bring their lunch may choose to dine on campus in the Dining Hall. A microwave and vending machine are available there.

Undergraduate Schedule

January Term 2016

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

May 2016 Term

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

  • March 26-27

May 2016 Term

  • June 25-26

Directory

347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 2
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-9179
Phone (802) 748-5402
Toll Free (800) 441-1812
Fax (802) 748-5719

Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
Priscilla Hutchins, EdD
Campus Coordinator
33 phutchins@springfieldcollege.edu
Tammi Hartley
Lecturer
26 thartley@springfieldcollege.edu
John Cipora, EdD
Faculty
41 jcipora@springfieldcollege.edu
Jennifer Grant
Staff Assistant
27 jgrant4@springfieldcollege.edu
Ann Traverso Moore
Asst. Director for Recruitment/Admissions
32 atraversomoore@springfieldcollege.edu
Victoria Trihy
Resource Specialist
 (802) 496-2448 vtrihy@springfieldcollege.edu
Mary June Williams
Staff Assistant
27 mwilliams3@springfieldcollege.edu
Darlene Young
Assistant Director for Administration
22 dyoung@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

Priscilla Hutchins

Priscilla A. Hutchins

Assistant Professor/Campus Coordinator

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar, Clinical Internship In Mental Health Counseling

Springfield College Contact Information
phutchins@springfieldcollege.edu
(802) 748-5402 ext. 33

Highest Degree
EdD, University of Maine

Other Degrees and Certifications
MEd, University of Maine; BS, Plymouth State University; Licensed Psychologist, Doctorate State of Vermont; Certified Hypnotherapist, Red Cross Trauma Response

Areas of Expertise
Physical education, social science education, counselor education, anxiety treatment, treatment of depression, treatment of trauma, guidance and counseling, supervision of counselors, therapist, and agency human service provider, athletic and personal coaching

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Supervisor, post degree (both master’s and doctoral level) license applicants within the states of Vermont and New Hampshire since 1984; supervisor, local social service agencies; other interests include: camping, writing, biking, hiking, and water sports


John Cipora

John Cipora

Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Project in Community Development and Change 1, 2, and 3, Education Oppression and Resistance, Social Transformation and Visions, Communication Skills I, Foundations of Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Classroom Management, Diversity and Multicultural Perspective in Early Childhood Education, Ethical and Professional Standards for Early Childhood Educators

Springfield College Contact Information
jcipora@springfieldcollege.edu
(802) 748-5402 ext. 41

Highest Degree
EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Other Degrees and Certifications
MEd, University of Massachusetts Amherst; AB, Brandeis University

Areas of Expertise
Early childhood education, child development, child and family studies, children’s museums, creativity and design solutions for real world problems, community partnerships for social change

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest:
Extensive experience in guiding community service learning projects with community college students; Ongoing active service on a number of Vermont boards and committees supporting professional development and higher education opportunities for early childhood field teachers and providers; 14 years of active board membership on the New England Adolescent Research Institute in Holyoke, Mass.


Debra Brown

Debra Brown

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Counseling, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Use & Abuse: Prevention to Treatment, Addictions Counseling, Social & Political Issues in Addiction, Dynamics of Case Management

Springfield College Contact Information
dbrown3@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Areas of Expertise
Twenty-five years in the field of substance abuse including counseling, emergency services, case management, group counseling, DUI screening and education; 15 years in the field of criminal justice as a probation and parole officer specializing in gender specific (female) supervision.

Service Experience, Community Involvement and Other Areas of Interest
Mentor, St. Johnsbury Academy, senior capstone project: The Senior developed the THINK program; Past board member, Diversion; Past troop committee, Boys Scouts of America; Board member, Aerie House (Transitional Housing for Women in Recovery); Team member, SMART (Supporting Mothers and Recovery Together); Team member, Caledonia County Family Drug Treatment Court; Presenter, local substance abuse workshops


Pauline Dwyer

Pauline Dwyer

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Ecology, Contemporary Issues in Human Biology, Mathematical Inquiry, PowerPoint, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Human Services Portfolio Development

Springfield College Contact Information
pdwyer@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MST, Lyndon State College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Lyndon State College; Level II Professional Educator’s License, State of Vermont; Outreach Authorized Trainer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Trainer, General Industry Outreach Program; American Heart Association Instructor, First Aid and CPR with AED

Areas of Expertise
Science, mathematics, computers

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Village Improvement Society (VIS), Lyndonville Vermont; Board member, Powers Park


Launderville

Sarah Launderville

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Organizational Change and Development, Social Transformation and Alternative Visions, Global Economy, Culture and Community; Group Project in Community Development and Change 1, 2, and 3; Graduate Project, I and IV

Springfield College Contact Information
slaunderville@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Springfield College

Areas of Expertise
Disability rights, organizational management

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Executive director, Vermont Center for Independent Living; Board president, Disability Rights Vermont; Board member, National Council on Independent Living; Council member, Vermont State Independent Living Council; Council member, Advocacy Chair-Vermont Statewide Rehabilitation Council


 

Rene Rose

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Race, Religion and Culture, Coping with Disease and Death,Introduction to Psychopathology, Internship, Career Development, Leadership: Lifelong Journey, Multicultural and Diversity Aspects of Empowerment Counseling, Conflict in the Workplace

Springfield College Contact Information
rrose@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MA, New York University

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Facilitator certification, Vermont Leadership Institute-WRAP, (Wellness Recovery Action Plan); Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) State of Vermont

Areas of Expertise
Religion, spirituality, death and dying, psychology, mental health recovery, peer movement, diversity and multicultural issues, conflict

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Rotary Club, St. Johnsbury; Board member, Beth El Synagogue; St. Johnsbury Restorative Justice Board

Information Sessions

Do you want to learn more about the School of Professional and Continuing Studies? Do you have a friend, relative, or coworker who wants to know more about our bachelor's or master's degree program for adults? If so, then please join us for an information sessions where we will provide details about our accelerated degree opportunities, financial aid, and the admissions process.

Date Time
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

All information sessions are held at the Springfield College St. Johnsbury campus located at 347 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, Vt.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:
Ann F. Traverso Moore, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
(800) 441-1812 or (802) 748-5402
Email: atraversomoore@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact

Ann Traverso Moore, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Email: atraversomoore@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (802) 748-5402 Ext. 32
Fax: (802) 748-5719
Toll Free: (800) 441-1812

Springfield College St. Johnsbury
347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 2
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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