School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College Wilmington

Springfield College Wilmington

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

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

Springfield College Wilmington Program Concentrations

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 Springfield College Wilmington.

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

Again, welcome.

Judy Stang, DPA
Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College Wilmington 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 Gwen Sanders at (302) 658-5720, gsanders@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 Elizabeth Asbury-Brown, Assistant Director for Academic Services at (302) 658-5720, ext. 213 easbury@springfieldcollege.edu

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Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Gwen Wilson at (302) 658-5720 ext. 209, gwilson2@springfieldcollege.edu or TSC (413) 748-4872 or TSCRequest@springfieldcollege.edu.

Academic Information

Class Cancelations, Delays, Closing

Notification of campus class cancelation, openings, delays, or closings will be available through PrideNet, College e-mail, or turning to the following stations For Wilmington tune to KYW-TV3, Channel 10, and KYW news radio 1060 for information on class cancelation.

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 Elizabeth Asbury-Brown, Assistant Director for Academic Services (302) 658-5720, ext. 213, easbury@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 #515 ,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 Wilmington the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Regina Patterson (302) 658-5720, ext. 202, or email rpatterson@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

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

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College Wilmington 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 Gwen Wilson, (302) 658-5720 ext. 209, gwilson2@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 stickers are distributed each Saturday and Sunday on class weekends (only) by the administrator on duty. Students can park in the City Center parking, located on 11th Street.

Accommodations

Al Courtyard by Marriott, 1102 West St., (302) 429-7600
Sheraton Suites, 422 Delaware Ave., (302) 654-8300

Restaurants

Season’s Pizza, 615 S. Maryland Ave., (302) 998-5055 {Delivery offered}
Lucy’s, 3840 N. Market St., (302)762-1996 {Delivery offered}
Planet Hoagie, 901 N. Orange St. (302) 656-3300
Subway Sandwiches, 222 Delaware Ave., (302) 777-0126
Dunkin Donuts, 112 W. 9th St., (302) 658-4425

Undergraduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 20 Senior Seminar
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • March 5-6
  • March12-13
  • March 26 Senior Seminar/Fitness and Wellness
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

Graduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • March 5-6
  • March 12-13
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

Undergraduate Schedule

May Term 2016

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 14-15
  • May 28 Senior Seminar
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • July 9-10
  • July 16-17
  • July 30 Senior Seminar/Fitness and Wellness
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Graduate Schedule

May Term 2016

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • July 9-10,
  • July 16-17
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Cancellations/Campus closing Make-up Dates

January Term 2016

  • March 19

May 2016 Term

  • May 29
  • July 23

Directory

1007 Orange Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone (302) 658-5720
Toll Free (800) 506-9270
Fax (302) 658-5756

Judith Stang, DPA
Assistant Dean/Campus Director
Ext. 201 jstang@springfieldcollege.edu
Zulma Arroyo-Loomis
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
221 zarroyo-loomis@springfieldcollege.edu
Elizabeth Asbury-Brown
Assistant Director of Academic Services
213 easbury@springfieldcollege.edu
Regina Patterson
Assistant Director for Administration
212 rpatters@springfieldcollege.edu
John Roland, PhD
Faculty
202 jroland@springfieldcollege.edu
Gwendolyn Sanders
Resource Specialist
(302) 658-5720 gsanders@springfieldcollege.edu
Lauren Volpone
Staff Assistant
206 lvolpone@springfieldcollege.edu
Cecilia Willis, PhD
Faculty
210 cdwillis@springfieldcollege.edu
Gwendolyn Wilson
Administrative Assistant
209 gwilson2@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

Judith Stang, DPA

Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar

Springfield College Contact Information
jstang@springfieldcollege.edu
(302) 658-5720

Highest Degree
DPA, Nova University

Other Degrees and Certifications
BA, Slippery Rock State College

Areas of Expertise
Sociology, social welfare systems, public administration for profit and non-profit organizations, community advocacy, community organizing, community conversations

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Member, Wilmington Rotary Club; Board member, Wilmington Early Childhood Council; Co-chairperson, Wilmington Early Childhood Resource Center; Board member, Pennsylvania Prison Society; Past president, Mid Atlantic Region Association for Continuing Higher Education


Cecilia Douthy Willis, PhD

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Integrative Core 1: Education, Oppression and Resistance, Exploring Women’s Issues through Literature, Strategic Planning, Grant Writing, Graduate Project I, II, III and IV

Springfield College Contact Information
cdwillis@springfieldcollege.edu
(302) 658-5720 ext. 201

Highest Degree
PhD, Iowa State University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, Kansas State University, BS, Kansas State University; Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Certified Trainer; Life Coach

Areas of Expertise
Strategic planning, administration, child development, addictions services, resource development

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Strategic planning for Reach Academy, All Girls Public Charter School; Trainer/coach, Foster Care Children and Families; Life coach, Mentoring Program United Way of Delaware; Youth Leadership Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware; Statewide coordinator, Substance Abuse Prevention Services State of Delaware


John Roland, PhD

Associate Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Issues in Research, Group Project in Community Development, Research and Evaluation, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship III

Springfield College Contact Information
jroland@springfieldcollege.edu
(302) 658-5720 ext. 202

Highest Degree
PhD, Capella University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MEd, Springfield College; BA, American International College; Human Service Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP)

Areas of Expertise
Counseling studies, research methodology, spirituality and religion

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
License and ordain non-denominational minister; Military Children Coalition of Delaware; Community volunteer, University of Delaware Early Learning Center; Community mental health advocate


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Ken Donavan

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment, Research and Evaluation

Springfield College Contact Information
kdonovan@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BA, University of Delaware

Areas of Expertise
More than 24 years experience in progressive experience in the health and human services field providing direct care services to diverse populations along with all aspects of executive leadership including: strategic planning, program and business development, financial management, marketing and public relations, team building, organization development, fund raising, community collaboration, platform and writing skills

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Rodel Foundation of Delaware; The Aspen Institute; Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International Accredited Organizations National Alliance on Mental Health; Mental Health and Private Practice Marketing and Management; American Network of Community Options and Resources; Social Work and Human Services Network


 

Joanne M. Kassees

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II

Springfield College Contact Information
jkassees@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MSEdC, Youngstown State University

Areas of Expertise
Mental health counseling with a focus on trauma, especially childhood abuse/neglect

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Active inchurch community; volunteer with a ministry working with the homeless; reading and gardening

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

Date Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18,, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All open houses are held at Springfield College Wilmington located on 1007 Orange Street, Suite 500, Wilmington, Del.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Zulma Arroyo-Loomis, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admission
(800) 506-9270 or (302) 658-5720
Email: zarroyo-loomis@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact

Judy Stang, Assistant Dean/Campus Director
E-mail: jstang@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (302) 658-5720
Toll Free: (800) 506-9270
Fax: (302) 658-5756

Springfield College Wilmington
1007 Orange Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday Campus closed when there are no weekend classes.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(7:00 p.m. for Graduate Weekend) class days only
Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
class days only
Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000