Costs and Financial Aid
Academic Policies and Procedures
The Common Curriculum
Study Around the World
Campus Learning Resources
Learning in the City
Catalog and Time Schedule
Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog
The Facts About SPU
Other Academic Programs
Professional Studies Program
Seattle Pacific University students enjoy aesthetically pleasing
physical learning spaces. Spread over the 45-acre Seattle
campus, the buildings, recognized by their traditional brick or
modern faces, are also known for the many ways in which
they meet studentsí educational needs.
Completed in 1994, the Library is a spacious four-level facility
that serves as the center for academic endeavors outside the
classroom. It provides collections, services, technology and
space for study and research, with approximately 150,000
volumes arranged on open shelves for easy access to readers.
The collection grows by some 6,000 new titles each year,
including more than 1,400 current periodical titles and an ever-expanding
microfiche collection numbering more than 400,000
items. The collection is accessible online in the Library and
through the campus computer network via its automated
catalog. In addition, fundamental library processes of
circulation, reserves, acquisitions, cataloging and serials
control are also facilitated through the same integrated
automation system. Microfilm and microfiche reader-printers,
low-cost duplicating facilities and audiovisual listening and
viewing stations are available as well.
In addition to standard printed reference sources, the Library
makes available an increasing number of electronic information
resources, including abstracts/indexes from ProQuest Direct,
EBSCOHost, First Search and other online and CD-ROM products.
In order to provide the utmost in convenience, access to more than
1,500 full-text journal titles is available from every computer on
campus. Most of these resources are also available to off-campus
students who have Internet access. An interlibrary borrowing
service is available to students, faculty and staff. As a member of
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), the Learning Resources Center can provide access to library holdings throughout the
Northwest, across the nation and beyond.In addition, students
have library borrowing privileges at Seattle University, Northwest
College, Pacific Lutheran University, St. Martinís College and the
University of Puget Sound through a cooperative agreement.
Technology. SPU has received wide acclaim for its sophisticated
campus computer network and its expanding high-tech learning environment.
Among its most notable features are:
Living spaces. Each residence hall room boasts one Internet port
per person, voice mail and cable TV.
Networked Campus. The SPU network links students, faculty and
staff to each other - as well as to the library, campus computer labs,
central data bases, and Internet. With a personal computer, you can
turn in assignments by e-mail, check the availability of a book in
library, register for classes, look up your transcript, or share research
with a student across the ocean.
Communications. Electronic mail is the primary means of campus-wide
communications. From class assignments and announcements about campus
events, to a quick message home to mom or dad - e-mail keeps you connected.
Computer Labs. Seattle Pacific has high quality computer labs
across campus. Some of the labs are specialized for specific academic
programs while other labs are general purpose and open to all students.
High-Tech Classrooms. Nearly all of the University's classrooms
are equipped with built-in Internet access and other state-of-the-art
Online Learning. In 1999-2000, SPU instituted its first degree
program offered entirely via the Internet: the master's degree in
education. Other courses, both undergraduate and graduate, are "hybrid"
courses, blending in-class lectures with online components for maximum
Jobnet. Looking for a work-study job on campus? Need an internship
in your field of study? Interested in an alumni mentor? SPU's new
online service - www.spu.edu/jobnet
- has specialized career connections for students and alumni. To take
advantage of SPU's "wired" campus, students are encouraged to come
to campus with Internet-ready personal computers. With such a PC,
you'll be able to make the most of the University's extensive technological
resources for learning.
The Center for
Learning. Located in Lower Moyer, the Center for Learning offers four
computers for student use, a Writing Center that provides
assistance with writing class papers, services and support for
students with disabilities, tutoring for many General Education
courses, and academic consultation and referrals. Learning
seminars and classes are offered every quarter.
College" Course. If you'd like to intentionally develop effective
study skills and time management strategies for your university career,
you may want to enroll in this two-credit course.
Common Curriculum Support. Academic support is available for
you when taking Common Curriculum courses. Whether you want help with
study techniques, note-taking, reading assignments or writing projects,
the Center for Learning is the place to go.
The Writing Center. At the Writing Center, you can meet with
a peer tutor who will evaluate your term papers and give you individualized
assistance with your writing skills.
Spelling Lab. Students must pass a spelling exam in order to
enter the School of Education. Turn to the Spelling Lab if you want
help preparing for this test or if you just want to improve your spelling.
Tutoring. If you need assistance locating a tutor in any subject
area, the Center for Learning will help you find the right person.
Study Groups. If you desire, The Center for Learning will connect
you with a group of students who live in your residence hall so that
you can study together.
ACCESS Program. Students who are academically under-prepared
at the time of admission may be required to enroll in this program.
ACCESS students receive specialized academic advising, priority course
registration and mid-quarter evaluations in each course, and are enrolled
in the "Success in College" course (see above).
For more information about the Center for Learning, call (206)
281-2272 or contact Sara Wetzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.