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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Programs, Resources and Support


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
Allied Health Academic Advising
Athletic Training Academic Support Center / Disability Services
Business Administration Student Success and Career Development
Education Courtright Memorial Library
Educational Mathematics  
Nursing  

ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Academic Advising

Every Otterbein student is assigned an academic advisor. The advising process is an ongoing series of consultations between the student and their advisor. Advising involves both the development and communication of accurate information regarding degree programs, courses, resources, academic policies/procedures, and career opportunities intended to help students in achieving their educational goals. Both the advisee and the advisor share the responsibility of being active participants in the advising process. However, the student is responsible for making decisions regarding personal and educational goals and satisfying all graduation requirements. If a student would like to change their academic advisor, they should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Support Center / Disability Services

Through individual instruction and collaborative learning, the Academic Support Center (ASC) helps students develop and strengthen the skills necessary to attain their academic goals. All ASC services are free of charge for Otterbein students. The ASC offers courses in Learning Strategies for College Success and Writing Workshops (both by placement only); coordinates course-specific academic support via Content Area Tutoring, the Math Lab, the Writing Center, and Supplemental Instruction; provides academic counseling related to learning, time management, organization, and study strategies; supports English Language Learners through Conversation Tables; and, hires, trains, and supervises peer tutors who possess strong content knowledge, study strategies, and communication skills.

The ASC serves a wide range of students: students struggling academically, students in need of accommodations, and high-achieving students wanting to learn more effectively. Students are encouraged to contact the ASC if they have concerns related to their learning, academic progress, or course work.

The ASC also coordinates the University’s Disability Services Program. Disability Services works closely with qualified students with disabilities to ensure they have equal access to an education and campus life. They also provide classroom accommodations, such as testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, and alternative media, to students with documented disabilities including learning disabilities, ADHD, physical disabilities, medical disorders, visual and hearing impairments, psychiatric disorders, and temporary diagnoses. They provide student access through services, accommodations, and advocacy, as specified in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Disability Services is located on the second floor of Courtright Memorial Library, Room 229, and is part of the Academic Support Center. In order to receive accommodations, students must provide ODS with appropriate documentation. All services are free of charge for Otterbein students. For documentation guidelines or additional information, please contact a member of the staff at 614-823-1610 or visit their website.

Student Success and Career Development

Student Success and Career Development (SSCD) serves as a resource center for students at Otterbein. They offer supplemental academic advising, support the First Year Experience program, academic and career exploration, job and internship search skill-building, and assistance with resumes, cover letters, and practice interviews. The SSCD also coordinates support for students who are undecided in their major or are considering switching majors. Additionally, the office supports study abroad programs and students interested in studying off-campus. The goal of the SSCD is to help students by serving as an advocate and removing barriers for success. Student Success and Career Development is located in Towers Hall, room 027. You can contact the SSCD by email, by phone at 614-823-1624, or by visiting their website

Courtright Memorial Library

The mission of the Courtright Memorial Library is to actively engage in and contribute to the teaching, learning, and research needs of the entire Otterbein community. As intellectual partners in the quest for knowledge, the library staff provides access to information, develops a diverse collection, and nurtures critical thinking skills to develop self-sufficient, life-long learners.

The Courtright Memorial Library includes over 500,000 books, periodicals (journals and magazines) - in both print and digital formats, along with Blu-Rays/DVDs, videotapes, microforms, federal government publications, records, and other instructional materials to support the curricular and co-curricular needs of students, faculty, and staff of Otterbein University. Both print and non-print materials (such as Blu-Rays) are shelved together to ease in finding related items. The library supports textbook affordability in many ways, including the provision of many text and course books via Course Reserves and our circulating collection.  The library offers laptop computers, data projectors, digital cameras, digital camcorders, and other equipment for checkout to the Otterbein University community. There are three computer labs located within the building and wireless connectivity is available throughout the library facility.

The Otter Bean Café, provides food, beverages, wireless connectivity, and comfortable seating. Restroom facilities and three classrooms are available in this area. Food and drink are permitted throughout the library facility.

The library is a part of a consortium of 25 private colleges and universities, called OPAL. OPAL provides a shared online catalog, circulation, reserve, and cataloging system. The system can be accessed through the campus network or Internet providers from computer labs, homes, offices, or dormitories. Membership in OPAL allows Otterbein to belong to the statewide consortium called OhioLINK. Through OhioLINK membership, students, faculty, and staff may request materials from other Ohio academic libraries, either electronically or by visiting that library. Any items not owned by another Ohio academic library can be obtained through resource sharing agreements via Interlibrary Loan. Membership in OhioLINK also provides access to vital electronic resources (both journals and books), such as; the EBSCO suite of databases (includes general research resources within Academic Search Complete to the more discipline-specific resources of Cinahl, Environmental Complete, ERIC, Medline, and SPORTDiscus), Lexis-Nexis, Safari and the Electronic Journal Center.  The strength of OhioLINK membership provides access to over 46 million library items!

The library staff strives to provide the best service possible to help students, faculty, staff, and community users find the information they require. Reference assistance is available both in the library and remotely. Contact the Courtright Memorial Library at 614-823-1215, via e-mail or by visiting their website.

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