Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Hill Book (Class of 2023) 
  
2019-2020 Hill Book (Class of 2023)

Academic Partnerships & Resources



Academic Partnerships

Marine Studies Consortium

Stonehill College is a member of the Marine Studies Consortium, which was organized in 1977 by representatives of twenty-five Massachusetts universities and colleges. Its primary purpose is to promote marine education. Each year the consortium offers several marine-related courses in Boston that attract undergraduate students from schools throughout the area. Credit for courses taken is granted by the student’s home institution, and the grade received becomes part of the student’s permanent record at the school. Students interested in enrolling in any of these courses must apply through Professor Kristin Burkholder, Environmental Science & Studies.

SACHEM Exchange Program

Stonehill College students may cross-register for courses at any of the SACHEM (Southeastern Association for Cooperation of Higher Education in Massachusetts) institutions on a space-available basis as part of their normal full-time load during the fall or spring semester. Winter and summer sessions are excluded from the SACHEM exchange program. Tuition is covered within the students’ full-time tuition charge at Stonehill; students are responsible for lab fees when applicable. Students must request an official transcript from the SACHEM School be sent to the Registrar’s Office.

Colleges involved in the SACHEM program are the following:

*Students may not cross-register at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester at one of the above institutions, provided that the courses are not offered or are filled at Stonehill for that semester. First-year students are not eligible to participate in the SACHEM program. Cross-registration is not available for General Education courses. SACHEM courses may count as major requirements with approval of the relevant Department Chair.

SACHEM Registration Forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office and final approval is granted by the Registrar’s Offices at both Colleges involved. In accordance with Stonehill College policy, the transfer of credit to Stonehill is given only for courses with a grade of “C” or better and only the credits received are added to the permanent record. The grade received is recorded on the permanent record at the college where the course is taken. Students are responsible for adherence to the academic regulations of the institution involved.

Engineering Dual-Degree Programs (B.A./B.S.)

Stonehill College has affiliation agreemtns with The University of Notre Dame and King’s College to offer a five-year dual degree program in science and engineering. Students enrolled in the program matriculate for three years at Stonehill College and then transfer to either The University of Notre Dame or King’s College for two years. Those who complete the program receive two degrees: A bachelor’s degree in one of the sciences from Stonehill College and a second bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from The University of Notre Dame or King’s College. Students in this program will also complete the General Education requirements of Stonehill College. The dual degree ensures that students will graduate with both a strong liberal arts background and the requisite knowledge for a career in an engineering field.

For more information, contact Prof. Ralph Bravaco, Engineering Program Director and Chair of the Computer Science Department at rbravaco@stonehill.edu.

The University of Notre Dame

To transfer to Notre Dame a student must meet each of the following minimum qualification criteria:

  1. A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6;
     
  2. A cumulative technical GPA of 3.6 (will be calculated from math, physics, science, and engineering courses appearing on the student’s transcript);
     
  3. A grade of at least C in all courses; a B or better must be earned in courses that transfer to satisfy Notre Dame degree requirements (per Notre Dame Undergraduate Academic Code). For all courses where a student does not earn the minimum grade (Cor B), at Stonehill’s discretion, the student may retake that course in an attempt to:
    • Earn a C and remain eligible for the program; or
    • Earn a B and allow the course to transfer to the Notre Dame transcript.

      In this case, consistent with Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Academic Code, both grades will be used to calculate the student’s GPA (overall and technical required in paragraphs 1 and 2)
  4. At least 62 semester credit-hours of work that can be transferred to satisfy Notre Dame engineering degree requirements;
     
  5. Recommendation for admission by their academic advisor or the Program Director at Stonehill College; and
     
  6. Demonstrated commitment to the community values and standards of conduct of both Notre Dame and Stonehill as determined in Notre Dame’s sole discretion, following its assessment of the information provided by Stonehill in the “College Official’s Report.”

Students may choose one of the following degree combinations:

King’s College

To transfer to King’s College a student must meet each of the following minimum qualification criteria:

  1. A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0;
     
  2. Only courses with a grade of C or better will be considered for transfer;
     
  3. At least 60 semester credit-hours of work that can be transferred to satisfy King’s engineering degree requirements;
     
  4. Recommendation for admission by their academic advisor or the Program Director at Stonehill College; and
     
  5. Demonstrated commitment to the community values and standards of conduct of both King’s and Stonehill as determined in King’s sole discretion, following its assessment of the information provided by Stonehill in the “College Official’s Report.”

Students may choose one of the following degree combinations:

SEA Semester

Stonehill College is an affiliate institution of the Sea Education Association (SEA) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. SEA offers a semester-long program of study that integrates social science, natural science, and seamanship. During the program students conceive, investigate, write, and present research projects. In addition, students form a community at Woods Hole that grows and deepens at sea where they participate as crew, researchers, and learners aboard a 140-foot brigantine sailing vessel. Tuition is covered within the students’ full-time tuition charge at Stonehill, however acceptance into the SEA program is limited to five students per academic year. Successful completion of the SEA program fulfills the Stonehill College learning community, social scientific inquiry, and natural scientific inquiry requirements.

Students interested in the SEA Semester Program should speak to Dr. Elizabeth Chase, Assistant Dean of General Education, at echase2@stonehill.edu for more information, and apply through Stonehill’s Office of International Programs.

Cooperative Agreements with Graduate Programs

Master of Accounting

Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business & Management offers preferred admission to qualified students, regardless of major, who meet specific criteria for the Master of Accounting Program.

Master of Arts in Communication

Bryant University will offer preferred admission to students who meet particular criteria to the Master of Arts in Communication Program.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Qualified students interested in pursuing counseling psychology will be offered preferred admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Regis College.

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

Stonehill students who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, to the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Program at Regis College.

Master of Business Administration

The Emerging Leaders Master of Business Administration Program at Loyola University Maryland offers preferred admission to qualified students who have successful completion of pre-program competency in Economics, Statistics & Probability, Finance, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Marketing, or Operations.

Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Qualified Psychology majors who are interested in learning how to effectively apply behavior-analytic procedures to solve behavioral problems of social importance and improve conditions for those who exhibit problematic behavior and skill deficits are eligible for preferred admission status to the Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis Program at Regis College.

Master of Science in Applied Economics

The Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Boston College offers preferred admission to qualified students who are interested in acquiring extensive training in the tools and methods necessary for understanding complex policy issues, industry trends, and analytic strategies within specialized fields of economics including health care, finance, marketing, and the environment.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

An articulation agreement allows for the preferred admission of at least two qualified Stonehill College students each year into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Bridgewater State University.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

At least two qualified Stonehill College students each year will earn preferred admission through an articulation agreement with the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Bridgewater State University.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Policy and Governance

An affiliation agreement allows for the preferred admission of Stonehill College students who satisfy certain requirements into the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance at Boston College.

Master of Science in Health Administration

Stonehill students who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, to the Master of Science in Health Administration Program at Regis College.

Master of Science in Information Management

Qualified students interested in pursuing information management will be offered preferred admission to the Master of Science in Information Management Program at Syracuse University.

Master of Science in Leadership Administration

Students seeking a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge with practical application in order to meet the challenges of a competitive marketplace in a variety of organizational settings who meet certain criteria are eligible for preferred admission to the Master of Science in Leadership Administration Program at Boston College.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science

The Master of Science in Library and Information Science Program at Syracuse University offers preferred admission to qualified students who are interested in assuming leadership roles in the libraries, information centers, and the broader information environment.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science: School Media

Syracuse University will offer preferred admission to students who meet particular criteria to the Master of Science in Library and Information Science: School Media Program.

Master of Science in Optics

The Master of Science in Optics Program at University of Rochester offers preferred admission to qualified students who are majoring in physics or in chemistry with a minor in physics.

Master of Science in Sports Administration

An articulation agreement allows for the preferred admission of Stonehill College students who satisfy certain requirements into the Master of Science in Sports Administration (MSSA) program at Boston College.  The Sports Administration masters is designed to propose new thinking and broaden leadership competencies for those in sports management as well as administrators and coaches.

Master’s in Public Health

Stonehill students who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, to the Master’s in Public Health Program at Regis College.

Master’s in Social Work

An articulation agreement allows for the preferred admission of at least two qualified Stonehill College students each year into the part-time, three-year Master’s in Social Work program at Bridgewater State University.

Master’s in Social Work

Stonehill students who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, to the Master’s in Social Work Program at Regis College.

Cooperative Agreements with Law Schools

Stonehill College has affiliation agreements with the following two Schools of Law:

The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law

Villanova University’s School of Law

Each agreement provides two pathways for Stonehill students who are interested in earning a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree:  1) a 3+3 pathway in which Stonehill students spend three years at Stonehill and then three years in law school with credits earned at the successful completion of the first year of law school transferring back to Stonehill to satisfy final graduation requirements; and 2) a 4+3 pathway in which Stonehill students apply to law school in their senior year and matriculate after having graduated from Stonehill. Third-year students (juniors) who qualify for direct admission through the agreement with Villanova will receive a guaranteed annual full-tuition scholarship during their three years of law school. Fourth-year students (seniors) who qualify for direct admission through the agreement with Villanova will receive a guaranteed half-tuition scholarship during their three years of law school.

Students interested in either of these law school agreements should contact Prof. Rob Rodgers, the Pre-Law Advisor and Chair of Political Science & International Programs at rrodgers@stonehill.edu.

Cooperative Agreements with Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate Programs in the Health and Allied-Health Fields.

Each of the following agreements with graduate health and allied-health professions programs reserves a specific number of admissions slots for qualified Stonehill graduates.

Students interested in any of the following programs should contact Andrew Leahy, Pre-Health Professions Advisor and  Associate Director of the Career Development Center at aleahy@stonehill.edu.

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Qualified Stonehill students will have the opportunity in their first or second year to interview at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM Bradenton, FL campus.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Qualified Stonehill students will have the opportunity in their first or second year to interview at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Up to five students annually who interview successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice.

Doctor of Optometry

An agreement with New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA offers early admission to Stonehill qualified third-year students into the Four-Year Optometry Program. Students can transfer credits back to satisfy final graduation requirements with credits earned at the successful completion of the first year of optometry school.

Master of Science in Nursing

Qualified students who have successfully completed the pre-requisites will be considered for preferred admission to the Direct Entry Nursing program at Simmons College in Boston. This Nurse Practitioner program is a three-year full-time program for undergraduates with a degree in an academic discipline other than nursing, leading to an M.S. in nursing and preparation for the NP exam.

Master of Science in Nursing

Up to two qualified Stonehill students per year who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, be accepted to the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Regis College.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Qualified Stonehill graduates may be admitted to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA leading to certification and licensure as a Registered Nurse. This accelerated, post-baccalaureate, I6-month program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) is for students who have met all pre-professional course requirements.

Second Degree - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Regis College guarantees one qualified Stonehill student each academic year who meets particular criteria will, through a preferred admission process, be accepted to the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Stonehill students who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program at Regis College.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

An articulation agreement allows for the preferred admission of at least two qualified Stonehill College students each year into the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Bridgewater State University.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

An agreement with Northeastern University in Boston, MA for up to eight qualified students each year who are interested in pursuing a career as a speech-language pathologist in either educational or healthcare settings offers preferred admission to up to eight qualified students to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program.

Academic Resources

Academic Services & Advising

Duffy Academic Center, 104
508-565-1306, academicservices@stonehill.edu

The Office of Academic Services & Advising develops, coordinates, and provides one-on-one Academic Advising and group programing that enable students to reach their educational and career goals. The Office provides comprehensive academic advising services for all students at Stonehill College, including first-year students, incoming transfers, and students on academic probation.  In collaboration with students’ assigned faculty advisors, the Office of Academic Services & Advising helps students navigate major exploration, course selection, and pre-professional planning.  Additionally, the Office provides support through goal setting exercises, study skills workshops, and other strategies for academic success that help guide students through their experience at Stonehill.  Students should visit the Office if they are unsure about how to select a major, are struggling academically, or have any questions about the overall academic mission of the College. 

Accessibility Resources

Duffy Academic Center, 104 F
508-565-1033, oar@stonehill.edu

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports Stonehill’s unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. Our goal is to lead the campus community in its mission to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice and to ensure that all aspects of campus life are universally accessible.

Requesting Accommodations

Students wishing to be considered for academic, housing or meal plan accommodations must first self-identify by registering with OAR. The process involves submitting an online registration form, providing documentation, and completing an intake interview.

https://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/accessibility-resources/register/

Eligibility Determination

The student and the Director of Accessibility Resources partner to identify strategies, resources and accommodations that can ameliorate disability-related barriers. An initial intake meeting provides the opportunity to understand the student’s disability experience and accommodations that have been successful in providing access. The process will be informed by the student’s self-report, the director’s experience, and any documentation that the student presents. Based on an interactive discussion, the director, and/or relevant committee members, may implement accommodations, set up provisional or temporary accommodations while waiting for additional documentation, or request documentation specific to establishing a connection between the disability and the barrier. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to instructional methods and/or a course, program, service, activity or facility that enables a qualified student with a disability to have equal access to programs, services and activities.

Registrar’s Office

Duffy Academic Center, 112
508-565-1315, registrar@stonehill.edu or transfer@stonehill.edu

The Registrar’s Office is dedicated to providing quality support services that are responsive to the needs of the College community. This Office safeguards the accuracy, integrity, confidentiality, and security of the student information system and of students’ academic records; and provides the accurate and timely dissemination of information. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for preparing the course schedule each semester, the academic calendar, the registration process, the grading process, the articulation and approval of transfer courses, AP/IB, and dual enrollment credits, degree audit and degree clearance for graduation, providing academic transcripts, Achievement Records, and enrollment and degree verifications, as well as the scheduling of classrooms and labs.

Career Development Center

Cushing Martin, Kruse Center
508-565-1325, careerdevelopment@stonehill.edu

The Career Development Center at Stonehill College recognizes the individuality and unique needs of each student, graduate, and employer and is committed to flexible and personalized engagements. Our team’s approach combines individualized career coaching with a wide variety of innovative programs and opportunities that empower student development and self-discovery. Our primary goal is to collaborate with the larger Stonehill Community to ensure the professional fulfillment of our graduates in their first destination and beyond.

Center for Writing and Academic Achievement 

MacPháidín Library, 314
508-565-5014, CWAA-services@stonehill.edu

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides welcoming, peer-based academic support in a comfortable and inclusive environment. Our services cover all academic disciplines and support students at various points in their academic careers. We believe in fostering confidence and a positive attitude in tutors and tutees alike, while encouraging a love of learning beyond the classroom.

The CWAA oversees Peer Subject Tutors, Writing Consultants, and Writing Fellows and offers both group drop-in and one-on-one appointment options. Tutoring is offered regularly in introductory courses, including calculus, chemistry, biology, physics, accounting, and foreign languages. Writing consultants meet with students individually. They assist with assignments from any discipline and at any stage of the writing process. Writing Fellows are trained writing consultants embedded in First-year Seminar and Writing-in-the-Disciplines courses. They work with one faculty member and class for a full semester and provide support through all stages of the writing process.

Library

MacPháidín Library
508-565-1313, librarydeskgroup@stonehill.edu.

Transformation via Discovery: Explore Evaluate Engage.  The MacPháidín Library provides students with the resources needed to become competent consumers of and responsible creators of information.  Our librarians empower students to transform their information fluency via the discovery of new ideas while interacting with our print, digital, and special collections. We offer individual consultations with librarians to foster this type of discovery. In the Library, the Archives, and the new Digital Innovation Lab, students can engage with rich collections and find unique opportunities for experiential learning. By fostering critical thinkers, the Library, Archives, and Digital Lab encourage students to confidently explore resources and become adept at evaluating the vast network of information around them. We offer: research and digital lab consultations; in-person, phone, and email reference; Information Skills sessions in collaboration with faculty; group study spaces including computer labs, Huddle spaces, a podcasting and virtual reality studio, and the Flynn Discovery and Collaboration Space (the DisCo); print, electronic, streaming media, and primary source and special collections; inter-library loan of items from library collections around the world; Library of Things collections to promote academic and social growth; internship opportunities; and Ace’s Place Café, which serves prepared meals and Starbucks drinks.

Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society

Martin Institute, 234
508-565-1131

The Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society prepares students for leadership as active citizens in service to an improved human community. The Martin Institute challenges faculty and students through rigorous, critical interdisciplinary inquiry into law and society by linking theory and practice in a curriculum based upon exploration of the vital issues of public policy and civics. Named after the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the institute honors Martin’s legacy to the Commonwealth and the nation as a center for the study of Massachusetts politics, public policy, and civic culture.

Center for Nonprofit Management

508-565-1856, infononprofit@stonehill.edu

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) works with students, faculty and staff in building the leadership and management capacity of Stonehill students, faculty, and staff and community-based nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and northern Rhode Island.

CNM is focused on enhancing critical management skills, while also fostering relationships with and among the region’s diverse community-based organizations so that they may better achieve their respective missions. Drawing on expertise within the nonprofit sector and the Stonehill community, CNM conducts research and provides workshops and other learning programs for the region’s local nonprofits. Various internship opportunities are also offered throughout the year to Stonehill students with a demonstrated interest and passion for the nonprofit sector. Additionally, CNM hosts the Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute in conjunction with the Advancement Division, a program for selected students aimed at developing nonprofit leadership skills.

Stonehill Service Corps

At Stonehill College, it is our hope that “each graduate thinks, acts and leads with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world.” Upon graduating, many seniors feel the call to advocate for others and give back to their local and global communities. In 2009, Stonehill launched its own post graduate year-of-service program, with sites in the Dominican Republic and India. In 2013, the College created a program in neighboring Brockton, Massachusetts. Partnering with local service agencies, Stonehill Service Corps members have the opportunity to serve in teaching, community organizing, youth ministry, mentoring, direct service, and more. Through these programs, Stonehill graduates live in and serve the community as an expression of the College’s mission as a Catholic and Holy Cross institution. Corps members espouse to the program’s principles of service, simple living, community and spirituality.

For information on the Stonehill Service Corps, contact Kris Silva, Director of Stonehill Service Corps at ksilva@stonehill.edu.