ACADEMIC ADVISING

Every student has a faculty advisor at all times. The instructor in the fall First-Year Seminar (FYS 110) serves as the student’s advisor for most of the first year. When a major is declared, usually in March of the first year, advising shifts to a disciplinary faculty advisor, who often remains 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. 

Textbooks are returnable, with the receipt, one week after classes start during the fall and spring semesters. For summer and May 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 May 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 maryvillecollege.edu/bookstore/.

 

CAREER CENTER

The Career Center, located in Bartlett Hall, provides  information and services to help MC students and alumni to promote exploration of self, knowledge of options related to majors and careers, and the skills to find and obtain meaningful employment. At the Maryville College Career Center, staff members can provide or arrange for the following services to aid in various parts of career exploration, skill-building processes and building professional networks:

  • Assessment of personal and career interests, personality, skills, and values as applied to major and career selection
  • Assistance in choosing a major and thinking about career options
  • Opportunities for one-on-one coaching that foster active reflection on education and career
  • Assistance with graduate school choices, application procedures and materials, and information about GRE preparation
  • Assistance with exploring and obtaining internship opportunities
  • Assistance with searching and applying for part-time, seasonal, and full-time jobs
  • Assistance and skill-building instruction related to professional development (resume and cover letter writing, informational interviewing, professional behavior and communication, interview information and hands-on practice opportunities)
  • Workshops, career fairs, and on-campus employer contact opportunities

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

  • Stop by the Career Center to make an appointment to discuss any career-related questions Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment online via Handshake
  • Call 865.981.8400
  • E-mail >careercenter@maryvillecollege.edu<.
  • Access general Career Center information and career-related resources on Handshake via the Maryville College website

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

 The Center for International Education (CIE) is proud to welcome international students from around the world and assists Maryville College students to integrate a period of study abroad into their academic program.  Further details about these programs can be found in the study abroad section of the catalog.

The Center provides a variety of resources and services to help international students make the most of their college experience. The CIE offers international student orientation programs, international and exchange student advising, an intensive English program, 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.

Students who have additional 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, allowing 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. Students should check with their advisor or professor for information about these labs.

 

COOPER ATHLETIC CENTER

Cooper Athletic Center offers use of gymnasium and weight room for students. Realizing that there is a risk involved with participation in any physical activity, students should demonstrate care and discretion in the use of College athletic facilities. It is advisable that they receive a physician’s approval be obtained before participation in any strenuous physical activity. Building hours are posted each semester.

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 available to all students during 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.

Tennis Courts
The Maryville College tennis courts are available on a first come, first serve basis. All tennis players must wear tennis shoes and only tennis-related activities are allowed on the courts. Questions or concerns should be directed to 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 Safety and Security may remove any individuals on the fields without authorized permission.

 

COUNSELING (PERSONAL)

The Counseling Center, located in Bartlett Hall, Rm. 304-308, 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, contact the Counseling Center at 865.981.8035.

 

FINANCIAL AID AND THE HOPE/TELS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The majority of Maryville College students receive scholarships 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 (e.g. 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 should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, each year after the FAFSA becomes available. 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.

Students with questions about their financial aid award or the HOPE/TELS scholarship program should visit the Financial Aid Office, Fayerweather Hall, RM 141.

 

ALUMNI GYM: RECREATION AND FITNESS CENTER

The Fitness Center is located in Alumni Gym. Facility use is free for all current students, staff, and faculty. Examples of available fitness equipment include treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and free weights. In conjunction with Alumni Gym, various fitness classes are offered free of charge to Maryville College students, staff, and faculty. Such classes are advertised campus-wide. Intramural activities also take place within Alumni Gym. Offered programs alter each semester, and often include basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and dodgeball. Open hours for Alumni Gym are posted each semester, and are subject to change. 

 

FOOD SERVICES

The College partners with Metz to provide food services on-campus.  The Metz staff believe good food is essential to a healthy life.  They are committed to help students power their life on campus with good food and a dining program that makes it easy for students to eat right.

For detailed information about menus, meal plans, hours, and catering, please visit the Metz Culinary Management website.

Policies and Procedures
ID cards must be handed to the cashier every time the dining hall is entered. Students should not ask the cashier to admit them without their ID card. In the case of a misplaced Maryville College ID, students should provide another form of identification. A three-day temporary pass will be issued until a new ID card is made. Meal Plan ID cards must be presented by cardholders 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 Affairs.

Shoes and shirt must be worn in the dining hall and Isaac’s Cafe.

No food may be taken from the dining hall, unless participating with the "green box" program. The no-limits policy provides students with plenty to eat while they are in the dining hall.

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

Dietary Needs
Students with special dietary needs should consult with the Nurse and the Food Service General Manager. All efforts will be made to meet these needs.  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 Life staff. 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 a student from attending a meal period, a meal may be packed for the student upon request. Activity leaders should request packaged meals for students at least one week in advance of the outing. Student ID numbers will be needed when an order is placed and a meal will be deducted from your meal plan any time that 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 of operation are listed below:

Monday-Friday:  
Hot Breakfast: 7:00AM - 9:30AM
Continental Breakfast: 9:30AM - 10:45AM
Hot Lunch: 10:45AM - 1:30PM  | Extended Lunch 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dinner: 4:30PM - 7:00PM

Saturday-Sunday:  
Brunch: 10:30AM - 1:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 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 friends. Hours of operation are listed below:

Monday-Friday 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM

 Highland Grounds
The Highland Grounds Coffee shop is located in the Scot's C-Store in the Pearsons Lobby and offers a wide selection of gourmet made-to-order premium coffees.

Flex Dollars
Flex Dollars provide flexibility and value.  For more information you can go to: metzmaryville.com

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 Student Activities Coordinator.
• 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 Student Activities Coordinator. 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 AND WELLNESS

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.

The services available in the clinic include:
• Treatment by the nurse of minor illnesses and injuries
• 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 asked, 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. 

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

If the Clinic is closed and a student needs to see a medical professional, there are options reasonably close to campus. The following list is provided for informational purposes, and reflect a representation of options available for students:

East TN Medical Group Care Today Clinic, 865-984-3864, 266 Joule St. Alcoa

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

The Clinic at Wal-Mart, 865-980-5070, 1030 Hunters Crossing Dr., Alcoa Walgreens Take Care Clinic, 865-982-1135, Hall Rd. Alcoa       

Dr. Robert D. Proffitt, 865-982-2084, 611 S. Washington St., Maryville

 These facilities charge for their service, but many health insurance plans apply.

Questions regarding Maryville College Health Clinic services should be directed to the Assistant Dean of Students at 865.981.8716.

Emergency Medical Care
In the event of a student illness or injury that requires emergency care, one option for students is to access Blount Memorial Hospital, located directly across Highway 321 from the main entrance to the College. Additionally, there are a number of urgent care centers within Maryville. Emergency room visits are not covered by the Maryville College health fee, and must be paid by the student of filed with personal insurance. Call 865.981.8112 (Safety and 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 identified senior leaders 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 Assistant Dean of Students regarding College procedures and proper health care. Confidentiality will be strictly observed. For further information, call 865.981.8215.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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 a student has trouble with an invalid password, they should stop by the Information Technology Department Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Students must show their photo student ID card in order to request 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 network cards 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 a 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.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER

Resources provided through Maryville College’s Academic Support Center (ASC) encourage development of skills and strategies for independent, active learning.

Academic Support Services for all Students

Learning Strategies
ASC 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 ASC 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 ASC 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 ASC 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 ASC to request an application for services. 

Students should meet with a Disability Services advisor in the ASC 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 ASC Director.   The ASC 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 ASC 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 in the basement of Thaw Hall, Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm or contact the center at 865.981.8124 or 865-981-8121.

 

LAMAR MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Lamar Memorial Library prepares students for lives of citizenship and leadership by serving as an intellectual commons and providing information access as well as teaching research and information fluency skills.

Learning Goals Library programming strives to develop student information literacy as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries as the “set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  (2016)

Students successfully completing a program of study at Maryville College will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 

  • Determine the nature and extent of information needed
  • Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge bases and values systems
  • Use information effectively, individually or as members of a group, to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information
  • Access and use information ethically and legally

 Intellectual Commons

The library provides a welcoming physical and virtual space supporting academic success, scholarship, and research. An overview of facilities and services include the following: 

  • The library’s web page, http://library.maryvillecollege.edu, connects users to the library’s services, collections, and people.
  • The library is open 86 hours a week, including evening and weekend hours, and offers special hours during the last week of classes and finals. See the library’s web page, http://library.maryvillecollege.edu, for specific hours.
  • The library hosts public computer work stations as well as color and monochrome printing, scanning, and copying services for students.
  • The library offers a variety of work spaces, including three classrooms with smart TV presentation systems, group study rooms, cozy study nooks, and quiet study areas.
  • The library collaborates with other campus offices to enhance student success – the Academic Success Center, Writing Center, Math Tank, and Career Center all hold study sessions and consultations in the library. Questions about these services should be directed to staff in the Academic Support Center or Career Center.

 Information Access

The library provides information resources supporting the Maryville College curriculum, success in Maryville College degree programs, and individual scholarship and research.

Access is provided in part by the following: 

  • Managing a textbooks and course readings service that provides in-library access to many of the texts used in classes at the College.
  • Providing state of the art research tools that connect students to high quality information appropriate for college and professional research.
  • Supporting collaboration between librarians and faculty to build a collection of books, media, and digital information supporting each program of study at Maryville College.
  • Obtaining materials it does not own via interlibrary loan at no cost to the requestor. 

Research Assistance

The library, as an academic division, teaches research skills and information fluency, empowering the academic community to discover, access, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically. 

  • Librarians are available in person, by phone at 865-981-8256, and via email or online chat and message services at http://maryvillecollege.libanswers.com to answer questions and assist with research.
  • Librarians help students develop research skills and information fluency through individual consultation and class instruction, with special emphasis during the first year and senior study. 

Library Etiquette

The Lamar Memorial Library supports academic endeavors. To help provide a pleasant, productive environment, we expect students to respect the following standards while in the library:

  • Speak quietly
  • Respect the “no talking” quiet zones
  • Limit phone use
    • Set cell phones to “vibrate”
    • Use texting instead of voice to communicate
    • Do not use speaker phone or video phone apps (Skype, FaceTime, etc.)
    • Wrap up calls within a few seconds or take them in the lobby, stairwells, or outside
  • Use headphones to listen to audio
    • Check out headphones at the desk if you do not have your own
    • Set the volume so others cannot hear the sound
  • The library, like all campus buildings, is a smoke, vape, and tobacco free zone
  • Enjoy beverages in sturdy, “spill-proof” containers
  • Eat snacks in study areas – away from computers, printers, copiers, and stored books
  • Please eat meals outside the library
    • Any food that is hot, comes in a takeout container, or requires utensils to eat is a meal
    • Pizza, burgers, fries, sandwiches, sushi, salads, fruit, and ice cream are examples of food to eat elsewhere
  • Leave no trace by leaving workspaces clean and ready for the next person to enjoy 

Library Accounts and Overdue Materials

Each member of the Maryville College community has a library account. Students should bring their Maryville College ID to the Start Here desk in the library to activate their account and receive their unique library account number (in the form of a sticker on the back of their ID card). The library account allows students to check out physical library materials and keep track of items they have borrowed. The Lamar Memorial Library does not charge late fees; however, borrowers are asked to keep their library account current by returning or renewing materials by the due date. Use the “My Library Account” link the library’s home page to see what titles have checked out, when they are due, and how to renew them. Overdue materials must be renewed in person. 

A bill for replacement and processing fees will be sent to any borrower who has one or more items that are two or more weeks overdue. Library notices are sent via Maryville College e-mail. Please contact the Circulation Coordinator Marina Jaffe – marina.jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu, 865-981-8099 – with questions about bills for library materials. Borrowers with overdue materials must clear their library account before they may borrow additional materials. Holds will be placed on registration and graduation for students who have outstanding bills for library materials at the end of each semester. Should materials become lost, damaged, or stolen, borrowers should contact Circulation Coordinator Marina Jaffe via email at marina.jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu or by telephone at 865-981-8099 for details about replacing them.

 

LOST & FOUND

A lost and found service is located at the Library’s main desk. Items remain in lost and found for one semester before being donated to charity. Lost USB drives will be sent to the Information Technology Department located in the basement of Fayerweather Hall.

 If you have any questions, please call 865-981-8256 during library hours.  After hours, please email Marina Jaffe at Marina.Jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu.

 

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 PHR activity credit. Up to three (3) hours of PHR credit can be earned through Mountain Challenge. 

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.

 Various Mountain Challenge activities include:

  • Alpine Tower
  • Bicycle Trips 
  • Caving
  • Camp 4 – Outdoor Fitness Activities
  • Hiking
  • Map and Compass
  • Mountain Trips and Expeditions 
  • Outdoor or Environmental Related Service Projects
  • Paddling Trips
  • Rafting
  • Ropes Courses

 

CENTER FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion exists to celebrate, educate, and explore the vast diversity within the campus and greater community. The work of the Center is to support students from underrepresented portions of society through sponsorship of on-campus events such as diversity-focused programming, seminars, concerts, lectures, plays, and trips, and participating with annual campus recognition programs. The Center also provides academic and diversity-related support services to students through initiatives associated with the following: 

  • Alana Scholars 
  • Athletes for Change                                                                                   
  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)                   
  • Latino Student Association (LSA)                                                               
  • PRIDE                                                                                                       
  • Voices of Praise Gospel Choir

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion collaborates with a student-informed advisory board to help inform student-centered initiatives.


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.

 

Posted Fliers, Signs, and other forms of advertisement

Fliers and Signs posted on campus must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • May only be hung on approved surfaces (such as corkboards or other type of bulletin board). Damaging adhesive must not be used.
  • Fliers and/or signs to be posted in residence halls, must be delivered to the Residence Life Office, Bartlett Hall, Rm. 306 and must be posted by Residence Life staff members.
  • Must avoid being posted on any glass surface and/or wood surfaces, such as railings, door frames, or moldings.
  • Will be removed at the discretion of the Student Affairs Staff if deemed inappropriate due to language, images, or content that would disrupt the Maryville College community.
  • All off campus entities seeking to post fliers on campus may do so on bulletin boards posted throughout Bartlett Hall.
  • Chalking must be removable by rain and is only allowed on campus sidewalks.
  • Banners may be hung in the Bartlett Atrium, Isaac’s, and in the Thaw Hall lobby to advertise events. Organizations must receive permission from the Residence Life office to have Banners posted in residence halls.

* Think before you post.  Maryville College upholds free speech and expression on campus, and students should consider whether or not their posters containing language or images that couple be interpreted as malicious to other members of the Maryville College community.  

 

TODAY@MC STUDENTS

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

 

WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Each member of the Maryville College community is encouraged to engage intentionally in a lifelong process that promotes optimum health.  The College provides the following services and activities to promote wellness and fitness, examples of which include:

  • Free fitness classes
  • Fitness Center
  • A network of maintained trails is available in the College Woods for walking, running, or biking
  • Intramural programming
  • Activities through Mountain Challenge

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.