ACADEMIC ADVISING

Every student has a faculty advisor at all times. The instructor in the fall First-Year Seminar (FRS 120) serves as the first year advisor for most of the student’s first year. When a major is declared, usually in April of the first year, advising shifts to a disciplinary faculty advisor, who may remain the student’s advisor until graduation. Students who do not declare a major in the first year remain with their first year advisor until a major is declared.

Frequent contact between advisor and student is essential. Faculty advisors initiate some contacts, but students are strongly encouraged to make every effort to maintain a close relationship with their advisors. Because students hold full responsibility for ensuring that specific disciplinary requirements for graduation are completed, frequent and careful review of the College Catalog in consultation with advisors is helpful.

 

BOOKSTORE

The Maryville College Bookstore is located on the ground level of Bartlett Hall. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday with extended hours on Saturdays when football games and special events are scheduled.

Textbooks are returnable, with the receipt, one week after classes start during the fall and spring semesters. For summer and J-terms, the return period is three days at the beginning of each semester. After that time, the books can be sold to the used book company. For a full refund, the books must be in the same condition as when they were purchased and be returned within one week of the start of classes in the fall and spring semesters and within three days of the start of classes in the summer and J-terms.

Refunds, Returns and Exchanges
• Textbooks - Full refund for the first 7 calendar days of the semester (With receipt) Books must remain in new condition.
• Textbooks can be returned through the end of the Drop/Add period for a full refund with receipt and proof of Drop/Add. Books must remain in new condition.
• Clothing and giftware - 14 days (with receipt).
• Medical reference books and software - software is not returnable if opened - 5 days (with receipt).
• Review books and study aids - 24 hours (with receipt).
• Clearance or Final Sale items – Manager’s discretion

Books may not be returned during the last week of the semester or during finals weeks. Books identified as desk copies by the publisher are not accepted for refunds or returns. Store management retains the option to extend the return periods or policies.

The bookstore carries all the necessary items needed for college living, such as health and beauty items, clothing, CDs, trade books, reference books, study items and supplies. Coke products, water, juice, candy and chips are also available. For more information, call 865.981.8080, or visit our website at www.mctnbookstore.com.

CENTER FOR CALLING & CAREER

The Center for Calling & Career, located in 308 Bartlett Hall, provides services to help MC students explore their options related to their majors, their vocations, and their future life satisfaction. CCC staff members can provide or arrange for the following services to aid in various parts of this decision- making and skill-building process:

  • Administration and interpretation of vocation-related assessment instruments
  • Counseling assistance in choosing a major and thinking about career/vocational options
  • Assistance with graduate school choices, application procedures and materials, and GRE preparation
  • Assistance with exploring and obtaining internship placements
  • Assistance with searching and applying for part-time, seasonal, and full-time jobs
  • Assistance and skill-building instruction related to professional career searching (resume and cover letter writing, how-to’s on informational interviewing, information on professional behavior and communication, interview information and practice opportunities
  • Workshops, career fairs, and on-campus employer contact opportunities

For answers to career-related questions or to make an appointment, you may:

  • stop by the CCC office at 308 Bartlett Hall (drop-in hours are Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m.)
  • call 865.981.8220, or
  • e-mail ccc@maryvillecollege.edu.
  • access CCC information on the Maryville College website by clicking on the Current Students tab, then choosing Center for Calling & Career from the drop-down menu.
  • log onto CCC Works to view current job and internship opportunities.

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Mark Twain once wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness - all foes to real understanding.” Recognizing the validity of that statement, Maryville College believes a period of travel and study outside the United States should be a part of one's education whenever possible.

Confronting other cultures and viewpoints, learning about the customs and practices in other societies, coping with unfamiliar surroundings in a language not fully one's own can do much to deepen insights and broaden perspectives. Such experience can also foster remarkable personal growth. A range of opportunities for guided travel and study is available. Short-term possibilities come through experiential travel with a small group of students and faculty. For more extended periods, however, Maryville College maintains exchange programs with several overseas institutions and is a member of the International Student Exchange Program. Students should begin the process of exploring study abroad opportunities as freshmen, since most application deadlines occur in the sophomore year.

The Center for International Education (CIE) is also proud to welcome students from around the world. We provide a variety of resources and services to help international students make the most of their university experience. The CIE offers international student orientation programs, international and exchange student advising, a variety of social, cultural and educational programs throughout the year, and referrals to other campus services to assist with issues related to health, housing, language, immigration and student development.

If you have questions about Maryville College education abroad programs or international student services, please either visit International House, e-mail kirsten.sheppard@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865.273.8991.

 

COMPUTING RESOURCES

Computers for general student use are located in the library in Thaw Hall. This allows students to do research, write papers, prepare presentations, and complete multimedia projects in one location. Sixty desktop PC computers in the reading room and the lower level stacks provide access to the campus network, the Internet, and various software packages. In addition, students may check out a wireless laptop PC to use in the library.  There are thirty laptops available.  All public computers print to networked laser printers.  Scanners, headphones, microphones, and micro card readers can be checked out at the main desk for use with public computers.  There is one computer specially equipped for users with visual and mobility impairments.  There is also one computer and laser printer for producing final copies of theses and resumes on special paper provided by the student. The library’s copy machine offers high speed scanning with email delivery as well as paper copies.

Several academic divisions on campus provide computer labs for students majoring in subjects within the division. Check with your advisor or professor for information about these labs.

 

COOPER ATHLETIC CENTER

Cooper Athletic Center offers use of gymnasium, indoor pool and weight room for our students. All of our students should realize that there is a risk involved with participation in any physical activity. We ask that they demonstrate care and discretion in the use of our athletic facilities. It is advisable that they receive a physician’s approval before participation in any strenuous physical activity.

Building Hours: (Beginning April 18, 2011)

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Pool hours

Mon – Thursday 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Water aerobics Mon & Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 PM

 

Building hours are subject to change during academic breaks and in the summer. New hours are posted at Cooper Athletic Center.

Weight Room
The weight room is open and available for all students during the posted building hours. All participants must have a spotter and will lift at their own risk. Students must rack all weights after use and help keep the weight room clean.

Swimming Pool
A certified lifeguard who is on the Maryville College Swimming Pool Staff must be present and on the pool deck for all activities in this facility. The pool is available to our students during the posted hours only. Current pool hours and swim programs will be posted at the pool area. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Athletic Office at 865.981.8280.

Tennis Courts
The Maryville College tennis courts are available on a first come, first serve basis. All tennis players must wear tennis shoes. Only tennis-related activities are allowed on the courts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Athletic Office at 865.981.8280.

Athletic Fields
The Maryville College Athletic Fields are for varsity athletic practices and games. Permission to use these fields by students or college organizations should be obtained by contacting the Athletic Office at 865.981.8280. Campus Security has been asked to remove any individuals on the fields without authorized permission.

 

COUNSELING (PERSONAL)

The Counseling Center, located in Bartlett Hall, Rm. 337, is committed to promoting the health and well being of the Maryville College community. The Counseling Center provides assessment, short-term care, and referrals related to academic, social, and personal concerns. Educational programs on study skills, stress reduction, self-management, chemical dependency, and personal development are also offered. All services are confidential. For further information, you may contact the Counseling Center at 865.981.8035.

 

FINANCIAL AID AND THE HOPE/TELS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The majority of Maryville College students receives scholarship and/or need based assistance. Maryville College scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains an appropriate minimum grade point average (GPA) and/or participation in a particular program or performance group. GPA renewal requirements are on the student’s "Your Messages" Tab of the MC Online Financial Aid System. Other program requirements can be clarified by the coordinator of the program in which the student participates.

Eligibility for any need based aid (i.e. Pell Grants, Tennessee Student Assistance Awards [TSAA], Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants [SEOG] and/or MC Grant) or student loans is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. TSAA is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. MC students who may be eligible for a state award and who file late, may miss out on valuable grant assistance from the state.

Tennessee residents who have received any scholarship assistance through the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship program (e.g. HOPE/TELS Scholarship) need to be aware of the renewal criteria.
Eligibility shall be reviewed by the institution at the end of the semester in which the student has attempted a total of 24, 48, 72, 96, and any subsequent multiples of 24 semester hours thereafter. The student:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 24 and 48 attempted semester hours; AND
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 after 72, 96, and any subsequent multiples of 24 attempted semester hours thereafter; OR
  • Must have between a 2.75 – 2.99 cumulative GPA after 72, 96, and any subsequent multiples of 24 attempted semester hours thereafter and have a semester GPA of at least a 3.0 in the semester in which the student attempted 72, 96, and any subsequent multiples of 24 attempted semester hours thereafter (The student will be reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis and must maintain full-time enrolment).
  • If a student ceases to be academically eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, the student may regain the award one-time only. The award may be re-established once the student meets any of the above criteria and continues to meet non-academic requirements.
  • Must be continuously enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and spring semesters and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

All course grades are counted in the cumulative TELS GPA. Attempted hours include courses in which a student enrolls but withdraws after the official drop/add date, remedial coursework, and any courses taken at another higher education institution that were completed after the student’s graduation from high school. The TELS program provides a Repeat Provision that offers a student the ability to repeat one course to increase their TELS GPA. There is also a Regain Provision where a student can regain their HOPE at the subsequent benchmarks. Each of these provisions can only be used once. Please consult the Financial Aid or Registrar’s Office for detailed information. To renew your HOPE/TELS scholarship each year, you must submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.

Students may view their personal financial aid information and accept their financial aid awards on the MC Online Financial Aid System at http://finaid.maryvillecollege.edu/NetPartnerStudent.

If you have any questions about your financial aid award or the HOPE/TELS scholarship program, please visit the Financial Aid Office, Fayerweather Hall, RM 141.

 

FITNESS CENTER

The Fitness Center is located in Bartlett Hall Student Center, Rm. 201. Facility use is free for all students, staff, and faculty. Available exercise equipment includes treadmills, stairmasters, cross-trainers, stationary bikes, and hand weights. In conjunction with the Fitness Center, several fitness classes are offered free of charge and are advertised campus-wide. Regular Fitness Center hours are as follows:
Monday-Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Hours are subject to change due to usage.

 

FOOD SERVICES

Meal Plan Policy
There are three meal plan options offered to students based on their class standing. The meal plans offered are full board (19 meals per week), 14 meals per week, and 10 meals per week. All students living in College housing must purchase a College meal plan.  You can visit the MC Dining Services online at:  http://www.campusdish.com

The following is the breakdown of class credits for each meal plan option:

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
0-28 hours 29-58 hours 59-93 hours 94 + hours
19 meal plan only 14 or 19 meal plan 10, 14, or 19 meal plan 10, 14, or 19 meal plan
Note: Students who live in units with kitchens may purchase the 10-meal plan regardless of class standing.

 

Students on any meal plan have an additional $50.00 in “Bonus Bucks” added to their meal plans each semester. These Bonus dollars can be used at Pearsons Dining Hall, Isaac’s Cafe, and the Highland Grounds Coffee Shop. Students who would like to place additional funds on their card for convenience may do so in the form of “Gold Card Dollars.” The “Gold” account is a debit account that can be used for purchases in all three dining locations. Gold card use at Margaret Ware Dining Room located in Pearsons Hall is also discounted up to 20% vs. the normal guest rate paid at the door. Bonus and Gold dollars do not roll over from semester to semester.

For logistical reasons, students who are applying to change their meal plans for next semester can project how many hours they will have at the end of the spring semester and assume they will receive all the needed credits. However, this total will be checked for accuracy and if the proper class standing is not obtained, they will be removed from a plan for which they do not qualify.

Any change in meal plans must be made prior to the first day of the second week of classes. However, students always have the option of increasing their meal plan at any point in the semester.

Students who feel they have special circumstances that do not allow them to participate in the meal plan allocated to them may submit an appeal form with the Dean of Students to hear their case. The Dean of Students will approve, request more information, or deny the request.

Policies and Procedures
ID cards must be handed to the cashier upon every entrance to the Dining Hall. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card. Have another form of identification with you if your Maryville College ID is lost. A three-day temporary pass will be issued until a new ID card is made in the Residence Life office. Meal Plan ID cards must be presented by the cardholder at the point of purchase to gain access to the dining hall. ID cards presented by persons other than the cardholder will be confiscated and considered stolen and turned over to the Office of Student Development.

Shoes and shirt must be worn in the Dining Hall and Isaac’s Cafe.

No food may be taken from the Dining Hall. Our no-limits policy provides you with plenty to eat while you are in the Dining Hall.

After dining, return china to the dish room and leave your table and chair clean in consideration of others.

Special Needs
Students with special dietary needs should consult with the Nurse and the Food Service Director. All efforts will be made to meet the special needs of the student. Students who are too ill to attend class or come to the Dining Room should obtain a special dietary request from the Nurse or Resident Assistant. When presented to the Dining Manager along with the student’s ID card, a take-out box will be provided.

If a required school activity prohibits you from attending a meal period, a meal may be packed for you. Please have your activity leader request one week ahead of your outing. ID#s will be needed when an order is placed and a meal will be deducted from your meal plan for each meal where food is provided for a College approved outing.

Margaret Ware Dining Room
Located on the first floor of Pearsons Hall, hot and nutritious meals are served each day.

Hours:

Monday-Friday:  
Hot Breakfast: 7:30AM - 9:30AM
Continental Breakfast: 9:30AM - 10:45AM
Hot Lunch: 10:45AM - 1:30PM
Dinner: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Everyday:
Afternoon Dining 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Saturday-Sunday:  
Brunch: 11:00AM - 1:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Guest Meal Prices (tax included)
Breakfast $6.00
Lunch/Brunch $8.50
Dinner $9.75

Isaac’s Cafe
Located on the second floor of the Bartlett Hall Student Center, Isaac’s offers the perfect atmosphere for students to relax and enjoy their meal while watching the big screen TV, playing a game of billiards, and socializing with their friends. Isaac’s caters to the diversity of the College community with the selections from the grill, deli, pizza, salads, grab-n-go and much more.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 noon -3:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Students have the option of choosing from a meal equivalency menu available at Isaac’s any time it is open. The meal equivalency will consist of predetermined combo specials that will be listed daily in Isaac’s and is an exchange for a meal at Pearsons. Any additional purchases during the mealtime must be paid for with cash, Gold card or Bonus points. A meal plan cannot be used to eat at both Pearsons and Isaac’s during a specific mealtime. Only one meal may be used during each mealtime. Remember, your meal plan is yours and yours only, so shared meals among guests are not permitted. However, you are always welcome to charge a guest’s meal to your Bonus or Gold card account.

Highland Grounds
The Highland Grounds Coffee Shop offers a wide selection of gourmet made-to-order premium coffees, as well as grab-n-go deluxe pastries. Iced coffees are now available, and are one of the most popular items on campus. You are welcome to use cash, Gold dollars as well as Bonus points at the coffee shop. However, the meal plan exchange is not valid at the Highland Grounds Coffee Shop. Hours of operation for regular class weeks are normally 8:00 am-5:00 pm M-F.

Gold Card Program
The Gold Card dining plan offers seven-day service and is available to commuter students, faculty and staff. Resident students may purchase Gold points to supplement their Meal Plan. The Gold Plan offers an easy, cost saving alternative to paying with cash. The added convenience of not having to carry cash can also be used in all locations. Buying Gold card points will result in the following savings at Pearsons Dining Hall.

Meal Period Guest Rate Gold Card Rate Total Savings

  Guest Rate Gold Card Rate Total Savings
Breakfast $6.00 $5.20 15%
Lunch/Brunch $8.50 $6.85 24%
Dinner $9.75 $8.30 18%

 

Your ID will be validated when you make your initial deposit. Additional funds may be added at any time between 9am-11am and 1 pm-3 pm at the main dining room. Your Gold dollars may not be resold or transferred and are non-refundable. Make sure to use all of your Gold Card points and/or Bonus points by the end of each semester because they do not roll over to the next semester.

The Gold Card holder is solely responsible for reporting lost cards to the Food Service Management. Your account is fully protected from the time you report the loss. A replacement card will be made in the Residence Life office.

Guidelines on the use of Isaac’s Cafe
Implicit in its name, Isaac’s Café serves primarily as a functional public space for food and entertainment/social activities. Designed for and utilized by MC students, staff and faculty, Isaac’s is available for open, participatory activities as well as activities targeting a particular audience. With these points in mind, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

• An event may target a particular audience as long as the availability of regular food service is not interrupted and the event complies with the open and inclusive requirement for student organizations, as outlined in the Student Handbook (an evening event must occur Monday-Friday between 7pm and 11pm).
• All MC events must be approved and scheduled by the Director or Associate Director of Student Involvement.
• If an event is being facilitated by a student organization, the faculty/staff advisor must be notified and may be required to attend.
• Any group using Isaac’s must be prepared to move all furniture back to its original position and clean up the entire area immediately at the conclusion of an event.
• Time availability will vary based on the nature of the activity, the reservation schedule, and the day of the week.
• If Isaac’s availability is needed during closed hours on weekends, the same reservation rules apply, including the conclusion of all events by 11:00pm.
• Sound equipment will be available after either a student leader or organization advisor has been shown how to operate it by the Director or Associate Director of Student Involvement. Both the student organization leader and advisor must sign a waiver that their organization will be responsible for any equipment damage.
• Non-Maryville College entities will have access to the facility during closed hours on weekends only when the reservation calendar is open and the activity is approved by the Director of Conference & Event Services.

 

HEALTH SERVICES

Clinic Care
Student Health Services is an on-campus health facility that helps to achieve the students’ optimum health through wellness promotion, illness and injury management, and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Clinic is located in Fayerweather Hall, Rm. 226B, and is staffed by a registered nurse four hours each day, Monday through Thursday:

Monday:  9 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday – Thursday: 12 Noon – 4 PM

 If the Clinic is closed and you need to see a medical professional, you can go to:

                 ETMG Care Today Clinic, 865-984-3864, 266 Joule St. Alcoa

                 Park Med Urgent Care, 865-982-3409, 117 Gill St.  Alcoa

                 The Clinic at Walmart, 865-980-5070, 1030 Hunters Crossing Drive, Alcoa

                 Walgreens - Hall Road, Alcoa (more info call 865-982-1135)

The student health fee is included in the activity fee. This fee covers the physician visits and services provided through the clinic. It does not cover prescriptions or any diagnostic tests such as laboratory tests, x-rays, cultures, etc.

The services available in the clinic include:
• Treatment by the nurse of minor illnesses and injuries
• Referrals off campus for more serious conditions
• Over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies
• Information on personal health improvement, diet and nutrition

Medical excuses are not provided by the clinic for absences from class. If a professor calls to inquire, the nurse will provide only the date and time of a student’s visit to the clinic. The reason for the visit will not be provided, nor will a note be given to the student to take to the professor. Absence from class is a matter to be discussed between the professor and the student.

Questions regarding Maryville College Health Clinic services should be directed to the Associate Dean of Students at 865.981.8215.

Emergency Medical Care
If you have an illness or injury that requires emergency care, Blount Memorial Hospital is located directly across Highway 321 from the main entrance to the College. If you go to the emergency room, you will have to pay for the visit or file with your insurance. This cost is not covered by your health fee. Call 865.981.8112 (Security) or 865.981.8002 (Staff Member on Duty) for assistance.

Communicable Illnesses
The College will respond to cases of communicable illness on an individual basis in close consultation with an advising physician. Maryville College will not exclude persons with contagious illnesses from initial enrollment or access to College facilities or services unless a medically-based judgment by the consulting physicians and the College Medical Advisory Team establishes that exclusion or restriction is necessary to the welfare of the individual or other members of the College community. Any individual made aware of a communicable illness on campus is to consult with the Associate Dean of Students regarding College procedures and proper health care. Confidentiality will be strictly observed. For further information, call 865.981.8215.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The following paragraphs will provide you with an overview of what to expect from the Information Technology Department and how to get plugged in to the College’s campus network.

Overview of Services
The Information Technology Department maintains all of the campus servers and networking equipment that makes it possible for users to connect to the campus network. Information
Technology is prohibited from performing maintenance or troubleshooting problems on student-owned computers. Guidelines for using the Maryville College network are discussed in the Maryville College Network and Computer Use Policy, available in the Student Handbook and at the Information Technology Department support website, http://support.maryvillecollege.edu.

All students are provided a user name and password to access the Maryville College network. User names and passwords are distributed to new students prior to arrival on campus or during their computer orientation session. If you have trouble with an invalid password, please stop by the Information Technology Department Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. You must have and show your photo student ID card in order to request that your network information be corrected or changed. All students with a Maryville College network account will be provided a 100 MB home directory for file storage that is backed up nightly and virus scanned. E-mail accounts are provided for all full-time students. Maryville College will send official communications to students through two methods: campus post office box and/or student e-mail address. Students will be responsible for checking these locations regularly to receive official correspondence and notices. Instructions for connecting to the Maryville College network, using e-mail, and other useful tips are all available at the Information Technology Department support website, http://support.maryvillecollege.edu.

All computers in the computer labs are equipped with Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2007 Premium (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Publisher), Microsoft Visual C++, Minitab statistical software, Internet Explorer for web browsing and accessing Maryville College e-mail accounts, and virus protection software.

Recommended minimum Specifications for Residence Hall Connection:
• 2GHZ Processor(includes IMacs)
• 2GB RAM or higher
• Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X
• Network Card/Interface or 802.11 compatible Wireless device
• Cat-5 Ethernet Patch cable (Available at the College Bookstore)
• Updated Anti-Virus Software
• Updated Anti-Spyware Software
• Microsoft Office 2003 or later (Available at College bookstore: student discount)
• Printer

Getting Connected
Residential students have data ports available in their residence halls in order to connect personally owned computers to the Maryville College network. Resident Assistants (RAs) will have instructions on how to set up your network card and get connected to the campus network. Instructions may also be picked up at the Information Technology Department and, for new students, during computer orientation sessions.

The same instructions for connecting your personal computer to the network in the residence halls may be accessed at any time by using the Internet (from a home computer or a public computer on campus) to connect to the Information Technology Department’s support website at http://support.maryvillecollege.edu. Ethernet category 5 patch cables, which are required to connect a student’s computer to the wall jack in residence hall rooms, may be purchased in the Maryville College Bookstore or at a retail store of your choice.

Responsible Student Computing
Students can find a guide to responsible computer use on the MC network at http://support.maryvillecollege.edu/ responsible_student_computer.htm. It is each student’s personal responsibility to ensure that their PC is kept up-to-date and virus free. These responsibilities include regularly visiting http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com for the latest fixes/patches/updates to Microsoft’s family of operating systems, updating your Anti-Virus software on a regular basis, doing a full scan of your PC with your Anti-Virus software on a regular basis, and uninstalling spyware/adware.

Wireless Computing on Campus
Students with wireless enabled devices can connect to the “Scots” wireless network in any building on campus. Much of the green space of the campus near buildings is covered.

 

LEARNING CENTER

Resources provided through Maryville College’s Learning Center encourage development of skills and strategies for independent, active learning.

Academic Support Services for all Students

Learning Strategies
Learning Center staff offer consultations to individuals throughout the semester, focusing on individual learning styles, textbook reading, note-taking, test preparation, and test taking. Other topics include academic goal setting, organization, and time management.

Peer-Tutors and Study Groups
Free tutoring and study group sessions are available for most first and second year courses, with assistance in other courses as requested. Tutors and study group leaders have designated drop-in hours and schedule regular review sessions.  The Learning Center posts a listing of courses and designated days/times each semester.

Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are weekly review sessions for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. The sessions are facilitated by a trained SI student leader. SI Leaders are students who have previously completed the course. SI Leaders come back into the class and attend each meeting taking notes over the lectures and completing the readings for the course. The SI Leaders then provides weekly review sessions for students to get together with others in their class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, and develop strategies for preparing for exams. Students enrolled in classes with SI Sessions are encouraged to attend weekly sessions to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. The Learning Center publishes a listing of classes that offer SI sessions each semester.

Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with documented disabilities may register for academic accommodations based on their specific disabilities. The accommodations you qualify for will be based on the documentation you provide and the information on your application for disability services.


Disability Services Procedures

The steps to obtain services through Disability Services in the Learning Center include:
1. Admission to Maryville College
2. Application for Services
3. Provide appropriate documentation
4. Interview and Accommodation Determination
5. Request for Accommodations
6. First week of class responsibilities
7. Continuing Enrollment
8. Grievance Procedure

1. Admission to Maryville College
A student must meet all prerequisites for admission to Maryville College before receiving services through Disability Services (DS). See the current Maryville College Undergraduate catalog for required admission standards. Before selecting and finalizing courses, students with disabilities may want to consult with DS staff to review any disability-related factors that could come into account in determining a final course schedule after admission to the College. 

2. Application for Services
The student is responsible for disclosing a disability and requesting accommodations. Students must complete an application for services and provide current documentation (within 3 years) which documents the disability and supports the request for accommodations.  Please contact Disability Services in the Learning Center to request an application for services. 

Students should meet with a Disability Services advisor in the Learning Center prior to the student's initial semester at Maryville College to determine reasonable accommodations. Additional time may be needed for some modifications, so please allow ample time for accommodations to be activated. A student cannot receive any accommodation services unless the student is registered with Disability Services. This ensures that the student is qualified as defined by the ADAA as having a disability and that the accommodations are reasonable for the disability.

3. Documentation
As previously stated, the student is responsible for disclosing the disability and requesting reasonable accommodations. Documentation is required specifying the disability, its impact, and severity, as well as substantiating the need for accommodations. A licensed clinical professional, familiar with the history and functional implications of the disability, must provide the required documentation. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent or needs of the student, DS has the discretion to require additional documentation.

Current documentation is required for permanent and/or temporary disabilities. In addition, students requesting accommodations for multiple disabilities must provide documentation of all such conditions. The documentation must substantiate current functional limitations. It is the student's responsibility for the financial cost involved in obtaining documentation of a disability. Any additional documentation required or any re-evaluation to substantiate the nature of the disability is also the financial responsibility of the student. Disability Services can refer a student to a diagnostician; however, DS cannot pay any fees for documentation purposes.

4.  Intake Meeting and Accommodation Determination
After completing the Application for Services and acquiring the necessary documentation, contact the DS office and set-up an appointment with a disability services advisor to determine reasonable accommodations. Together the student and the disability services advisor will determine what accommodations are reasonable based on the severity and functional limitations of the documented disability. This initial intake also allows the student to become acquainted with the College prior to starting class.

Determining Reasonable Accommodations:
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or academic adjustment to a course, program, service, activity, or facility, which allows students with disabilities to achieve the same level of functioning as a student without a disability. There are three primary concerns when determining reasonable accommodations. First, the academic accommodation cannot pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others. Second, an accommodation is not reasonable if it substantially alters an essential element of the course or program. Lastly, an accommodation is not reasonable if it poses an undue hardship on the institution.

Disability Services believes that the student is the most valuable resource for determining effective accommodations. DS assists students in becoming self-advocates while supporting their essential needs. DS assists faculty by providing information, validating, and providing necessary accommodations. If you, the student, feel you are experiencing problems in the College setting, contact DS as soon as possible to resolve any difficulties you may experiencing regarding accommodations or access on campus.

5. Letter of Accommodation (LOA)
When the appropriate accommodations have been mutually decided upon, the student and the faculty member will receive a Letter of Accommodation (LOA). This letter indicates what accommodations would benefit the student for that class. The LOA is provided to break any barriers a student with a disability may feel or have about discussing accommodations with a professor. It will also provide legitimacy to the requested accommodations.

Prior to issuance of an LOA by Disability Services, students must have a complete file. The file must include the Application for Services, appropriate documentation, and a signed Release of Information Waiver. Only after these steps, and with approval from the student, can DS discuss with faculty members academic accommodation concerns of any kind.

6. First Week of Class Responsibilities
The student needs to meet with each of their scheduled class professors during the first week of the semester and present to their instructors Letters of Accommodation. The professor and the student should review and discuss the LOA. Students and faculty should contact the DS advisor regarding questions about ways to implement the requested accommodations.

7. Continuing Enrollment
Each semester continuing students should register for an upcoming semester at the earliest possible opportunity and contact Disability Services at 865-981-8124 to schedule a meeting to review the upcoming class schedule and discuss needed accommodations for the next semester.  If any changes need to be made to accommodations during the semester, notify the DS advisor as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to review documentation of their specific disability and arrange any needed changes accommodations for classes.

8. Grievance Procedures
Disability Services has adopted an internal grievance procedure for students who feel that accommodations provided were inappropriate or with a complaint of non-compliance on a disabilities matter. Students should submit a written statement of the specific complaint within ten (10) business days of the alleged incident or action to the Learning Center Director.   The Learning Center Director will attempt to resolve such concerns informally through discussions with the student and, as necessary, with pertinent faculty or staff members. In some instances, appropriate administrators may be consulted or a meeting convened by the Learning Center Director in order to reach a resolution.  In order to establish the basis for such a grievance, students must have first registered with the office of disability services and provided documentation of disability.

Contacting Disability Services
To register for disability services, please visit the office at Bartlett Hall, Room 204, Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm or contact the center at 865.981.8124 or 865-981-8121.


 

LIBRARY

Welcome to the Lamar Memorial Library! The library provides spacious, relaxed research and study areas in historic Thaw Hall. Library faculty and staff are here to help you find and use information resources! If you have a question and would like help, please ask at the desk or call 865.981.8256.

The library web page serves as the portal to all library resources and services and can be accessed at  http://library.maryvillecollege.edu.

Regular Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am - midnight
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm – midnight

For special hours during the last week of classes, exam periods, and holiday breaks, please see the library web page at http://library.maryvillecollege.edu or call 865.981.8256.

Services

  • Research Assistance – Reference librarians offer individual help with planning research and with locating, evaluating, and using information resources. Reference librarians are available at the research assistance desk most hours the library is open, or you can contact a librarian by telephone (865.981.8256), email (library.help@my.maryvillecollege.edu). You can also schedule an individual appointment with a librarian for assistance.
  • Interlibrary Loan – Books and articles not available at the Lamar Memorial Library may be requested from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) process. Request forms are available at the research assistance desk and online.
  • Reserve Readings – Materials placed on course reserve by professors are available at the main desk. Most reserve materials can be used for two hours at a time, in the library only.
  • Circulation – You may borrow books, DVDs and videos, and Laptop Computers at the main desk. You can check your library account at the main desk or online to see items borrowed, due dates, and fines and to renew books. To request an item that’s already checked out or resolve problems with your account, contact the Circulation Coordinator at 865.981.8099.
  • Computing assistance – The Computing Coordinator and student lab assistants offer individual help with the software and equipment in the library computer lab. They are available at the main desk most hours the library is open, or you can schedule an individual appointment by calling 865.981.8258.

Information Resources
McQuest, the library's web site, provides an online portal to information resources – books and media owned by the library, the library’s electronic resources, materials designed by librarians in support of classroom instruction, and resources available through the Internet. In cooperation with the faculty, librarians create a carefully selected collection that supports the College’s rigorous curriculum and reflects a diversity of viewpoints and modes of inquiry. The collection of approximately 135,000 print and media items, complemented by online books and journals, electronic databases and reference sources and interlibrary services, strives to be current and suited to the research expected of Maryville College students.

Facilities
The spacious, relaxed atmosphere of the library provides varied research and study areas, including individual study carrels and group study rooms. The campus network and the Internet are available throughout the library via wired and wireless connections. The library also hosts public computing facilities for the entire campus. In a world of networked information, the library remains committed to providing a physical space that is inviting and user-oriented and that accommodates individual study, collaborative learning, and the building of a community of learning.

Expectations
The use of library and computer services is based on consideration of others. When in the library, please act appropriately by showing consideration for other students who are here to study. The courtesy of a quiet atmosphere is expected. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the library, but you may bring beverages in covered containers. We appreciate your help in making the library an inviting place that supports individual study, collaborative learning, and the building of a community of learning for all library users.

Library materials must be respected and treated with care. Students are responsible for being aware of, caring for, and returning all materials they have checked out. Anyone who has overdue items or owes fines will not be allowed to check out additional library materials until the items are returned or the fines paid. As with all College obligations, any library debt (material or money) will block a student from registration. Anyone who damages, steals, or conceals library property will be subject to College disciplinary action and/or legal proceedings.

 

LOST & FOUND

A lost and found service is provided in the Library located in Thaw Hall.

 

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

The Mountain Challenge program takes students outdoors. Area mountains, lakes, rivers, and woods provide the setting. The seasons, each one distinct in its own right, provide the agenda. In the fall and winter it may be panoramic views of changing leaves high in the mountains or cold mountain mornings shared with fellow travelers over hot drinks. Spring may bring trips to appreciate the wildlife and beautiful plant life of the mountains. The agenda might include hiking, rock climbing canoeing on one of the beautiful mountain lakes, or climbing the Alpine Tower. Whatever the situation, the Mountain Challenge program is a chance to face challenges head on, to struggle through some difficult and unfamiliar tasks, and to experience the thrill of achievement. The Mountain Challenge program is an opportunity to explore yourself as you explore the outdoors.

Many of the events in the Mountain Challenge program require neither experience nor special equipment. The only requirements for these events are a willingness to try new experiences and a commitment to do your best. Some events in the program do require experience and/or proper equipment. Experience can be gained through participation in other program events, and the College will supply needed equipment. Interested persons may sign up for Mountain Challenge trips at Crawford House.

Students who participate in five different Mountain Challenge events may register to receive one (1) hour of academic credit. Up to three (3) hours of academic credit can be earned through Mountain Challenge and can fulfill the College experiential education requirement.

All in all, the Mountain Challenge program is about change; it is about challenge; it is about risk and growth; it is about becoming comfortable and confident outdoors...and with yourself. For further information, call 865.981.8125.

 

MULTICULTURAL CENTER

The Multicultural Center exists to celebrate, educate and explore the vast diversity within our campus community. The work of the center is to support students from underrepresented portions of our society through on campus sponsorship of cultural programming, seminars, concerts, lectures, plays, trips and annual campus recognition programs. The Center also provides academic and cultural support services to students.


POST OFFICE

The Campus Post Office is located on the ground floor of Bartlett Hall. All students enrolled at Maryville College are required to have a mailbox assigned to them and are responsible for checking their boxes regularly. Box numbers are available at the MC Post Office window. The combination for a student post office box is available when the student presents a picture ID. Boxes are provided free of charge.

Window service is available Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Services include stamp sales and package shipping by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express (FedEx). The Campus Post Office does not accept checks or credit cards. For further information, call 865.981.8082.

Only Maryville College departments or recognized organizations may publicize events through the Maryville College Post Office.

POSTING OF FLIERS & SIGNS

Fliers may only be hung on approved surfaces, such as corkboards.

All fliers that need to be posted in the residence halls must be brought to the Residence Life Office, Bartlett Hall, Rm. 306, to be posted by Residence Life staff members.

No fliers may be posted on any glass surface.

Inappropriate material will be removed at the discretion of the Student Development Staff.

TODAY@MC STUDENTS

Today@MC Students is Maryville College’s daily electronic newsletter to communicate important information and current/upcoming activities to MC Students is published Monday through Friday when the College is open. Entries are reviewed on a daily basis for publishing in the next day’s newsletter. Contact the Office of Student Development, 865-981-8213, for information on submitting entries.

WELLNESS

Vision and Goals of Wellness Programming at Maryville College:

Each member of the Maryville College community is intentionally engaged and supported in a lifelong process that promotes optimum health.  The following actions are implemented to support wellness on campus:

  • A campus wide Wellness Advisory Council exists made up of faculty, staff, and students that advises the coordinator.
  • The College responsibly addresses alcohol, tobacco, and drug use through policy and education.
  • Initiatives to minimize stress and encourage mental health among students, staff, and faculty are evident.
  • Members of the community are encouraged to engaged in wellness programming.
  • Wellness education is explicit in the academic core curriculum.
  • Campus food service and food events are planned with good nutrition in mind.
  •  The wellness program is evaluated regularly and changed as needed.
  • The College provides healthy working and living environments.

The following Wellness Activities are available:

  • Morning Weight Lifting
  • Fitness Challenge
  • Individual Tri-Fit Assessments by appointment
  • Kickboxing Class
  • Swimming
  • Water Aerobics Class
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Bartlett Student Center Fitness Room

For more information, call Student Development at 865-981-8213.