Division of Research and Academic Resources
The Division of Research and Academic Resources includes the Center for Student Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Hatch Learning Commons, the T. Marc Futter Program for Ethics in Leadership and Integrity in Action, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Center for Online and Digital Learning and Student Academic Support Services, consisting of the Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence and AccessAbility Services.
Center for Online and Digital Learning
The Center for Online & Digital Learning provides dedicated teaching and learning support services for faculty and students engaged in online learning and technology-enhanced learning at Bay Path. This includes formally orienting new faculty and students to online learning, instructional design services for faculty, supporting faculty and students’ work with educational technologies like the Canvas and the iPads, as well as support for the University’s digital badging program.
Center for Student Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work
The Division encourages and supports undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and programs to undertake special research projects, scholarly activities, or creative works under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students may apply for individual grants to support their research. This may include supplies, materials, journals and publications and travel. Students who receive these grants are required to present their findings at the University’s annual Academic Achievement Day.
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Bay Path University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides resources and confidential services to all Bay Path instructors to support educational excellence in on-ground, hybrid and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Through web resources, events and consultations, we strive to offer faculty development opportunities that are relevant, easy to access, time efficient, and high quality.
Hatch Learning Commons
The newly renovated Hatch Learning Commons houses both library services and the center online & digital learning. It offers an inviting atmosphere, not only for individual study, but also for collaborative learning in our group study rooms. We have an up-to-date collection of over 500,000 items, including a vast collection online resources accessible 24/7 from any location, which have been carefully selected to support your academic success. Bay Path students may also borrow recreational items such as popular fiction books or DVDs.
T. Marc Futter Program for Ethics in Leadership and Integrity in Action
Funded by the generosity of benefactor T. Marc Futter, the Program for Ethics in Leadership and Integrity in Action is a University-wide initiative, incorporated throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Based on the belief that ethics is reflected in both words and actions, the Program includes an intense ethics discussion for all incoming students at New Student Orientation, followed by the signing of the Honor Pledge at fall convocation and an ethics speaker in the spring. Ethical concepts are infused throughout the curriculum in all majors and examine the basic notions of “right” and “wrong” in contemporary society. Students develop and define their individual standards of ethical behavior relevant to their personal and professional lives.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Bay Path Institutional Review Board works with students and faculty to ensure that their research complies with federal regulations for the protection of human subjects.
Office of AccessAbility Services
Under the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act, Bay Path University is committed to providing equal access to all students in all programs and services. Students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to classes, programs or services must register with the AccessAbility Services Office, located in the Blake Student Commons room 111. Reasonable accommodations for coursework may include extended time on exams, reduced distraction testing environment, note-takers, auxiliary aids, and preferential seating. Accommodations for programs and services may include visual or auditory aids, preferential seating, special assistance or access to facilities. Each request is evaluated individually and accommodations vary depending on the type and severity of the disability.
Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence
The Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence provides free, academic support services to students at Bay Path University. Support services include peer tutoring, writing tutoring, academic coaching, and other resources. Peer tutors, Professional Tutors, and Academic Coaches meet individually or in study groups and provide academic assistance in understanding course content, preparing for tests, writing papers, etc. individual assistance is by appointment arranged by an online scheduling system.