To participate in courses, students must use their Stephens Graduate, Online & Non-credit Email account and have regular access to the Internet. Using the online Blackboard system, students may review the syllabus, readings, and notes from the instructor. Students communicate with fellow students and the instructor through discussion boards and e-mail. While students are expected to log-in regularly to the course web site they are not required to do so at particular times.
Upon acceptance to Stephens College Graduate & Continuing Studies, each student is assigned an academic advisor who will work with the student until graduation. The advisor is a professional member of the Graduate & Continuing Studies staff. The advisor and the student work together to develop an academic plan. The advisor also serves as a liaison for the student to all campus constituencies. The advisor assists the student with any problems that may arise and, when necessary, refers these problems to the appropriate administrative offices. The student is urged to have frequent contact with his/her advisor. Any concerns about advising should be referred to the Director Advising & Student Services.
The Hugh Stephens Library, located on the Stephens College campus, serves the learning needs of Stephens College students and faculty by providing access to print and electronic materials. The library can be accessed through the Stephens College web site at: www.stephens.edu/library. Students may also visit the library on-campus. Those students wishing to utilize this service must have a Student I.D. in order to check out and use library materials.
Stephens College will provide e-mail accounts to all active Graduate & Continuing Studies students. All communications from Stephens College will be sent to this e-mail address. Students are accountable for information sent to their Stephens e-mail account. E-mail accounts will be issued automatically upon a students' acceptance to the college. This account will remain active during the student’s course of studies at Stephens College. Upon graduation, the account will be closed within six weeks after graduation. If the student withdraws from Stephens College, the account will be immediately closed.