Nov 30, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

General Information for Graduate Programs


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2017-2018 Graduate Academic Calendar


Mon   September 4   Labor Day (no classes)
Tues   September 5   Session I Classes Begin
Wed   September 6   Graduate Student Orientation
Fri   September 8   Add/Drop for Session I Ends
Thurs   September 28   September Graduation Date
Mon   October 9   Columbus Day (no classes)
Tues   October 10   Last Day for Session I Course Withdrawal
Mon   October 23   Session I Classes End
Tues   October 24   Session II Classes Begin
Fri   October 27   Add/Drop for Session II Ends
Mon   November 13   Registration for Spring 2018 Begins
  November 22 -
November 26
  Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
Tues   November 28   Last Day for Session II Course Withdrawal
Mon   December 11   Session II Classes End


Mon   January 15   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
Tues   January 16   Session I Classes Begin
Fri   January 19   Add/Drop for Session I Ends
Sun   January 28   January Graduation Date
Mon   February 19   Presidents’ Day (no classes)
Tues   February 20   Last Day for Session I Course Withdrawal
Mon   March 5   Session I Classes End
  March 5 -
March 9
  Spring Break
Tues   March 13   Session II Classes Begin
Fri   March 16   Add/Drop for Session II Ends
Mon   March 26   Registration for Summer/Fall 2018 Begins
Mon   April 16   Patriots’ Day (no classes)
Tues   April 17   Last Day for Session II Course Withdrawal
Mon   April 30   Session II Classes End
Sat   May 12   Commencement


Tues   May 15   Summer Session I Classes Begin
Wed   May 16   Add/Drop period for Summer Session I Ends
Mon   May 28   Memorial Day (no classes)
Tues   June 19   Last Day for Session I Course Withdrawal
Mon   July 2   Summer Session I Classes End


Tues   July 3   Summer Session II Classes Begin
Wed   July 4   Fourth of July (no classes)
Mon   July 9   Add/drop for Summer Session II ends
Tues   August 7   Last Day for Session II Course Withdrawal
Mon   August 20   Summer Session II Classes End


Class Schedule

Fall, spring and summer semester courses will be offered in 7-week sessions with courses developed in a hybrid model using the Canvas course management system, integrating technology into the learning process. Students can complete the degree while maintaining their professional positions. The program is designed for part-time study by taking six credits each fall, spring and summer semester. Courses will be held on weekday evenings; studio courses in the Interior Architecture concentration may be held on Saturdays. In this way the Master of Science in Management may be completed in two years of part-time study. The Class schedules can be found on MiWeb.


Library Services and Academic Technology


The College Library

The Wadsworth Library supports undergraduate and graduate students throughout their programs of study by providing reference help, access to print and electronic resources, instruction, and a welcoming place to study and collaborate.

The library staff develops, evaluates, and maintains a targeted collection of resources to help students as they progress through their course of study.  Additionally, Mount Ida College is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, which is comprised of thirty-six public libraries and seven academic libraries, and students, faculty, and staff may use their ID cards to access materials at any of these libraries.  If a member of the Mount Ida College community needs to access resources that cannot be found within our own collection or the collections of the Minuteman Libraries, then the library staff will work to find these materials through OCLC, a global library cooperative. 

The librarians work in collaboration with faculty in each academic program to develop students’ information literacy competencies throughout their course of study.  Our librarian liaisons teach instruction sessions that help students learn how to identify, find, and evaluate information needed for any assignment and how to best navigate our catalog, databases, and other resources.  Additionally, our library staff provides reference and research help to patrons at the reference desk, in individual meetings, and virtually, through email and LibChat, our instant-messaging system. 

The Wadsworth Library is open seven days a week and committed to providing a welcoming environment that supports all modes of study, learning, and collaboration.  Students can study in our open loft space, at individual study carrels, or in one of our group study rooms.  Members of the Mount Ida Community can also access and use computers, printers, copiers, and scanners at the library. 

For more information about the Mount Ida College Wadsworth Library, please visit the library website

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA

All students have free access to the Museum of Fine Arts including special exhibits, and may use the MFA Library. A student must present his or her Mount Ida College student ID to obtain free entrance to the MFA and special exhibitions. The MFA Library has over 320,000 items and supports research on the museum’s permanent collections, special exhibitions, and general art history.

In addition, Mount Ida College has four MFA passes that circulate for a period of three days. Each pass is good for one general admission. Faculty, staff and students may check out the passes at the Center for Arts and Graphic Equipment (CAGE) in the School of Design.


Academic Technology

Course Web Sites

The Center for Curricular Innovation and Instructional Effectiveness (CITE) provides faculty members with the opportunity to create course web sites in the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to enhance student learning. Students have access to technical support throughout their time at Mount Ida College. For more information, visit the Canvas Basics site on Canvas or contact CITE at

Student Copiers and Printers

There are two self-serve Student Copiers/Printers in the library. Students can also scan documents to a file from these machines.

Copy Center

The Copy Center is located in the Wadsworth Library building and provides the following services to students:

  • Color copies - drop-off service with 24-hour turn-around time. Same day service is NOT always available. Color copies can be printed from a hard copy, storage media, or an email attachment.
  • Class use with a faculty member’s written permission for a specific course - Black and white copies and color copies may be printed from a hard copy, storage media, or an email attachment.
  • Student Organizations - Black and white copies and color copies may be printed from a hard copy, storage media, or an email attachment.
  • Scanning - Documents and pictures can be scanned as a PDF or JPEG file and emailed as an attachment.

Policies Regarding Copying

  • All copying must adhere to the Copyright Laws of the United States. Students who have questions should contact the Coordinator of the Copy Center. To review the Copyright Laws, go to the College website, select Library, select Library Mission and Policies, and then Copyright and Academic Honesty.






Resources and Services

Office for Graduate Studies

The Office for Graduate Studies provides administrative advising and support to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Management programs. It provides orientation to the graduate programs, calendars and course schedules, and catalog information and interpretation. The Dean of Graduate Studies is in the Academic Technology Center, Office 227, telephone (617) 928-7354. 


Free e-mail accounts are provided to all students, faculty, and staff members through Mount Ida’s Network Services group.

Identification Card

The Mount Ida One-Card is the official identification card of Mount Ida College. All students receive a card when they enroll in a program at the College. The card can be used for the library, building access, dining, bookstore, copy machines, public safety and local businesses. A prepaid spending account can be established on the card. Replacement cost of the card is $25.00.


The Mount Ida Bookstore, located in Wingate Hall basement, is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The store sells all textbooks for campus use, including many used textbooks at a 25% discount. Also available are all school supplies and many art and graphic design items. In addition, the store sells food, health and beauty aids, clothing, gifts and greeting cards. Most major credit cards and ATM debit cards are accepted. Books may also be ordered on-line at .

MiWeb can help you plan out your book purchases or rental needs! When you view a section schedule listing, you can click on the section link that then provides more detail for that section, including description, pre-requisites, and instructor. The link labeled “View Textbook Information” then opens a window that brings you to Follett, with detailed textbook information for that course section, including title, author, ISBN, and all of the information required for full compliance with HEOA (Higher Education and Opportunity Act) legislation.


Academic Support Services and Programs

The Academic Services department provides students with appropriate assistance to facilitate a successful college experience. Academic support services include academic advising for all students, the Academic Success Center, and the Writing Center (tutoring support services and classroom workshops), and accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Academic Success Center and Writing Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) assists students in meeting their academic potential by providing academic support for course work and is open to all Mount Ida College students at no additional charge. The Center offers a supportive learning environment where students may work with tutors on a variety of subjects, including science, math, business, design, dental hygiene, and veterinary technology. Individual or group tutoring is available. Students may also attend tutorials where they can develop study strategies, skills in reading comprehension, note taking and exam preparation, and strategies for organization and time management. The Academic Success Center is staffed by professional and peer tutors and is supervised by the Director. The Center operates on both a drop-in and appointment basis. Weekly standing appointments are also available.

The Writing Center (WC) supports students by providing assistance with writing assignments and papers for all courses at all stages of the writing process. The Writing Center welcomes students of all ability levels. Writing Coaches are available to meet with students one-on-one in the Writing Center; they are also assigned to certain courses and provide assistance to the student writers in those classes via class presentation, in-class workshops and online tutorials.

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the Wadsworth Library. Please call 617-928-7322 if you would like more information.

Students can make Academic Success Center and Writing Center appointments by registering online: log onto the MIWeb Portal, open Menu, click Student, then Academics, and find the quicklinks under Academic Support.  For assistance in making an appointment, please call the Assistant Director of STaR Services at 617-928-4686.


Services for Students with Disabilities

The College provides an array of support services for students with documented disabilities. Services for students with disabilities may include classroom accommodations, test modifications, and assistive technology. All students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. The College grants a longer time frame for degree completion to students with documented disabilities provided the individual student’s cumulative grade point average is in line with the College’s academic progress standard. For further information on the latter, please see the College’s satisfactory academic progress policy in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog.


Students who wish to receive accommodations in the classroom must make an appointment with the Dean of Academic Services and submit a recent WAIS-R or a Woodcock Johnson III assessment, and documentation of a specific disability by the professional diagnostician. Students are encouraged to request classroom accommodations at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester.


Campus Safety

The Mount Ida College Police Department office is located in the building next to the Library. The department is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Persons seeking assistance from off-campus locations can contact the department at (617) 928-4777. On-campus callers can obtain non-emergency assistance at extension 4777 or by using the blue campus call boxes or the red Public Safety direct dial phones located in each building. Emergency assistance while on campus can be obtained by calling 911 from any campus phone.

Student Health and Counseling Center

The Student Health Center provides medical care on campus through a team of nurse practitioners and the College consulting physician, with referral services available through local hospitals and specialists. The Counseling Center serves full- and part-time students on a short-term basis in order to assess treatment needs and, when indicated, refer to the most appropriate ongoing care. The Student Health and Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Appleton House. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Information Technology Services

The Office of Information Technology Services provides the Mount Ida community with access to technology services and support in support of the College mission.

Internet access is available via wired and wireless connections in all campus buildings and residence halls. Faculty, staff and students are provided with email accounts and access to the suite of tools available in Office 365.

Technology is a critical component of the instructional environment in media-equipped classrooms and labs. Canvas is used across campus as the learning management system for courses. In addition, academic programs utilize software specific to that discipline in course work. Computers are also available for student use at the Wadsworth Library.

The Information Technology Help Desk located in the Wadsworth Library offers technology support via email, phone or walk-in visits. Assistance is available for Mount Ida systems, wireless, gaming, mobile devices and laptops.

Media Services

Media Services provides equipment to students, faculty and staff to use information and learning resources in a variety
of formats in and outside the classroom. Members of the College community may borrow upon availability a wide range of
audiovisual equipment. All equipment is available for academic use. Media Services staff instructs students in the use
of the equipment.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Every Mount Ida College classroom has access to the campus network and Internet. There are electronically
enhanced classrooms, electronically enhanced auditoriums and an electronically enhanced conference room on campus with a combination of computers, data/video projection systems and audiovisual equipment.

Policies of Media Services

1. AV Equipment may be borrowed for a curricular assignment, a classroom presentation, or an official student activity
project or meeting. All requests for AV Equipment must be submitted to

2. One-week notice is required to schedule the use of a piece of AV equipment.

3. If a student reserves or plans to use a campus location for a presentation, project or student meeting or activity
and needs AV equipment, the student must email to request use of the AV
equipment in the location scheduled, even if the location is an electronic classroom or auditorium. This is to ensure
that the student has the proper AV equipment for the class or event and they receive training in how to properly use the AV equipment.