Jul 11, 2020  
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic Support Services


Academic Success

Academic Success (Blackmore Library, 2nd floor - http://www.capital.edu/Academic-Success/) provides academic support services to students. Peer tutoring, academic coaching, online tutoring, peer academic advising, and testing services are available to students. Academic Success advises students regarding General Education waivers and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.

Blackmore Library

The staff of the Blackmore Library is committed to the academic success of all Capital students. The library demonstrates this commitment with a wide range of services and resources. Library instruction is provided in various formats, including in-class sessions and personalized consultations. The Reference Desk is staffed by professional librarians and questions may be submitted via email to refdesk@capital.edu, by telephone 614-236-6351, and in person.

The library Web site is the gateway to a robust collection of online resources. These include hundreds of research databases that are accessible on and off campus. Library resources include e-books, e-journals, DVDs, and CDs as well as traditional library materials.

The Blackmore Library is an information commons style library. The first floor houses a Central Desk where students can receive circulation, reference, and IT assistance. Students can perform their research and write their papers on the computers located on the first and second floors, or check out a laptop from the Circulation Desk to use anywhere in the library. For those working in groups, there are five Group Study Rooms available for check out. The first floor lobby of the Library is also a 24-hour study space, where students can use the Library’s technology work spaces after hours by scanning their University ID at the south entrance. Food and drink are permitted in all areas of the Library, and there are vending machines located in the café area for snacks and beverages. 

The Library circulation is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please check the Web site for holiday or special hours. Please note, in order to access the 24-hour study space after hours students must have their current Capital University ID. 

Bookstore

The Capital University Bookstore, located in the Harry C. Moores Student Union, is the primary source for textbooks and supplies for textbooks and supplies for students enrolled in undergraduate, Adult and Continued Education and the School of Management.  The Capital University Bookstore has all textbook options - rental, digital, used, and new. Check out your textbooks at your campus bookstore online at www.capital.bncollege.com through the textbook tab or on the “View my schedule” link on WebAdvisor. Shop our Web site for any school spirit apparel. For the convenience of students and faculty, the Bookstore is open extended hours at the beginning of each semester. The Bookstore buys back current edition books from any source, at any time of the year with a student ID. All Bookstore questions may be directed to 614- 236-6116 or bookstore@capital.edu.

Information Technology

The office of Information Technology provides and supports the following services:

  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Labs
  • Help Desk
  • Instructional Technology & Academic Support
  • ID services
  • Web Site Management/Development
  • Classroom/Multimedia Support
  • Network/User Account Administration
  • Security & Incident Response

The IT Help Desk is located on the first floor of the Blackmore Library. IT offices are located in the lower level of the Blackmore Library and the second floor of Battelle Hall. Contact IT via email at: servicedesk@capital.edu or telephone at: 614-236-6508. Detailed information can be found online at: www.capital.edu/IT

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides support to decision-making, planning, and evaluation activities of Capital University leadership by conducting studies related to ongoing academic affairs and institutional effectiveness. The office provides data analysis and interpretation for use in planning and policy decisions while also serving as a repository for information on Capital University’s faculty, student, and staff populations. The OIR office is located in Yochum Hall 118. The Institutional Research site is available at: http://www.capital.edu/about-capital/institutional-research/.

International Education Office

Located in the Harry C. Moores Student Union, the International Education Office http://www.capital.edu/OIE/ provides services to faculty, international students, visiting scholars and American students who want to study abroad. The following areas are included:

  • study abroad advising;
  • advice about immigration regulations;
  • academic and personal counseling;
  • guidelines for faculty-led short-term study abroad programs;
  • orientation for new international students;
  • International Student Association advising;
  • facilitation of study abroad (including Capital’s own program in Hungary as well as countries worldwide);
  • ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) program serving students with TOEFL scores below 500/173/61.

The Schumacher Gallery

Located on the fourth floor of Blackmore library, The Schumacher Gallery maintains a collection of 2,500 objects, divided into seven areas: 16th-19th Century Period Works, Ethnic Arts, Asian Art, Works by Ohio Artists, Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Graphics, and Inuit Art. In addition to the permanent holdings, the gallery hosts temporary exhibitions designed to enhance the academic courses at the university and to bring artworks of historical and contemporary significance to the area. Students are encouraged to attend receptions and creative programs where they meet informally with artists and others who share an interest in the arts. The Schumacher Gallery serves the students and the public six days a week during the academic year. It is open Monday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. There is no entrance fee. For additional information, call 614-236-6319 or visit the gallery on Facebook, Twitter, or online at www.schumachergallery.org.

Radio Station

WXCU was voted the “Best Student Run Internet Only Radio Station” by the College Music Journal in 2007. Located in the lower level of Huber-Spielman, WXCU is run and managed completely by students and features a commercial-style alternative format. Focusing on experiential education, the studio is equipped with the latest radio broadcasting technology, including both production and playback equipment currently on the air at broadcast stations in Columbus. The station is available online at wxcuradio.com on TuneInRadio and is featured in various campus locations.  Additionally, the station hosts several concerts each academic year and supports the efforts of student groups campus-wide.

Television Studio

The Capital University television studio is located in the basement of Blackmore Library http://www.capital.edu/Electronic-Media-and-Film/. The facility serves as a production facility for students majoring in Electronic Media and Film, as well as the broader campus community. The studio is home to CapTV Network and “Skyline Columbus,” an interview program produced each semester by Capital students. “Skyline Columbus” and a few additional CapTV shows are carried weekly on a local educational access channel operated by Time Warner Cable and the city of Columbus, as well as online at CapTelevision.com. Additional programming is seen on the CapTV Network, found on Channel 2 on Capital’s closed-circuit, campus-wide, cable network.  

The Cabaret Theatre

The Cabaret Theatre http://www.capital.edu/Performance-Spaces/, home to The Capital University Theatre, is a modified black box space located in the basement of the Harry C. Moores Student Union. With flexible seating and staging (thrust, arena, proscenium, and environmental), the theatre is capable of seating up to 120 a performance. The theatre is equipped with a scene shop, a control booth, and a production design office. These facilities combine to provide students, faculty, and the Capital community the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of theatrical productions including musicals, Shakespeare, contemporary drama, and premieres of original works.