Tap into the Resources Needed to Succeed

In the Photonics program, academic advisors provide comprehensive, holistic and personalized assistance to support students through all aspects of the academic experience.

Faculty advisors work in tandem with the program director to confirm that students are accurately and appropriately informed and guided. Guidance in the area of course/degree requirements, selection, registration and completion is administered by the photonics program director.

Supplemental advising and support in the areas of academic policy, progress and integrity is led by the Office of Academic Services & Advising (OAS&A). OAS&A also supports students with supplemental services associated with academic skill development, interest exploration, and advocacy.

The Office of Accessibility Resources supports Stonehill’s commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. Within its existing structure, OAR will work with graduate students to ensure equal access to all aspects of campus life. Through an interactive process, the Office will assist students in identifying strategies, resources, and accommodations to help mitigate disability-related barriers.  

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. For students in our Graduate Programs, the CWAA offers Professional Writing Tutoring on an appointment-only basis. The CWAA is located in MacPhaidin Library, Room 314. Graduate Students are encouraged to contact the CWAA with any questions at CWAA-services@stonehill.edu. The hours for Professional Tutoring will vary by semester. 

MacPháidín Library offers resources to meet the unique needs of students enrolled in the program. The library provides access to several electronic database resources (such as the ScienceDirect database) as well as print and ebook collections and Interlibrary Loan texts. In addition, the program’s students will be offered opportunities to sharpen their technology and research skills to help them optimize time spent engaging with the Library’s resources while enrolled in the program.

Each student enrolled in the photonics program will be given Stonehill account credentials that grant access to the campus network, applications, software and technology services.  Additionally, students will be provided an account in our Office 365 suite which includes a Stonehill email address, OneDrive file storage, Office applications for their personal computer, and many other online, collaborative tools.  The new graduate courses will utilize our Blackboard Learn learning management system where students may access syllabi and course content, take assessments, submit assignments, view course grades, and interact with their faculty and classmates. Students will also have access to software in computer labs on campus as well as the option to install/access all the required software programs from their personal laptop.  The College’s current administrative systems, which are primarily Ellucian Banner, will be available to graduate students to conduct business such as applying for admission, registering for courses and paying their bill.