2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Services



Annie Gabriel Library

The staff, resources, and services of the Annie Gabriel Library enhance the quality of the academic experience available at California Baptist University by supporting the instruction, learning, and research activities of its students and faculty. In addition to the more than 400,000 books (including 280,000 eBooks) in its collection, the library currently provides access to more than 45,000 full-text journal titles through its online databases and subscriptions. Students and faculty can access books, journals, reference resources, videos, and music through the library catalog (OneSearch Catalog), which is available along with many other resources and services through the library Web page. The Annie Gabriel Library houses computer workstations and provides access to the campus wireless network. It participates in local, regional, and national information networks that increase its resource-offerings to the California Baptist University community through its interlibrary loan programs. It houses special collections and archives devoted to Southern Baptist History, Holocaust Studies, Hymnology, and California Baptist University History.

Student Success Coaching and Advising

The Office of Academic Advising assists students with course registration, degree planning, graduation checks, program changes, various academic appeals, and with goal setting as students seek to live their purpose. Student Success Coaches work in cooperation with academic departments and other student support offices to ensure the best possible assistance is provided to students navigating their programs of study and the university. Coaches are available by appointment, walk-in, chat, email, or phone.

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success (OSS) hosts a variety of academic support services and resources. OSS includes California Baptist University’s University Tutoring Center, University Writing Center, Disability Services Office, and the Veterans Resource Center.

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office is committed to providing support services to achieve equal access to the education experience. Disability Services (DS) approves and coordinates accommodations and services for Students with documented disabilities to help Students acquire skills essential to achieve academic success. Services may include note taking, extended testing time, a quiet testing environment, academic support, and auxiliary aids, i.e., Interpreter, readers/scribes for exams, and textbooks in alternate format.

University Tutoring Center

The University Tutoring Center (UTC) provides additional instruction and academic resources in order to help CBU students succeed in their coursework. 

University Writing Center

Writing Center coaches are trained to cultivate purpose-driven writers, communicators, and influencers.  They are here to help students develop the necessary process and strategies to become more rhetorical writers, who communicate clearly and persuasively. While they are not editors, the coaches provide useful resources and help students to recognize areas for improvement.

Veterans Resource Center

Strategically located next to the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) office and Office of Student Accounts, the Veterans Resource Center is co-located with the Office of Student Success to provide ready access to tutoring, testing, and Disability Services. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to providing a supportive environment and a committed campus culture to all Student veterans and their dependents. The VRC is devoted to assisting veterans with their transition to post-secondary education. Using veteran educational benefits, VRC staff will process course certification to the Department of Veterans Affairs in a timely and efficient manner. The VRC is dedicated to providing Student veterans/dependents a place to study, relax, fellowship with other veterans, increase peer mentorship, and offer computer access with complimentary printing.

The VRC maintains records for each identified veteran. A record of transfer work is kept on file and the Veterans Affairs (VA) is notified of the transfer work accepted for each veteran.

California Baptist University (CBU) is a participating Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp) institution, and military credit or experience may provide some equivalency credit in accordance with the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines.

At the beginning of their first term at CBU, new student veterans and dependents must provide a written request to the CBU School Certifying Official (SCO) to initiate reporting of verification of enrollment and academic progress to the appropriate VA regional office. Continuing students are not required to submit written request to the SCO. Any changes in enrollment or attendance should be reported to the SCO. Satisfactory progress must be maintained as specified in the Scholastic Regulations Section under Academic Policies.

Students who qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® may also qualify for the VA Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship , details are found within the Financial Aid scholarship opportunities.

Student veterans/dependents requesting their classes be certified under Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) are required to submit a certificate of eligibility from the VA to the SCO. Student veterans under Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) case manager should forward a Purchase Order Authorization via Tungsten network directly to the SCO. For a period of ninety (90) days from the beginning of each term, students under Chapters 31 or 33 will not incur any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or be required to secure additional financial resources to meet the student’s financial obligation which results from delayed VA disbursement.

Student veterans and dependents receiving educational benefits under Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, and 1606 are required to submit a Student Statement of Responsibility form every semester if they plan to use VA educational benefits at CBU. Students can fill out the form electronically located in the CBU Veterans page, visit www.calbaptist.edu/veterans.  Once submitted, the form will go to the veteran’s email address. Student veterans and dependents are encouraged to call the VRC for confirmation of receipt.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information about VA educational benefits, visit www.gibill.va.gov.

Military Tuition Assistance

California Baptist University Online Programs are available to active-duty service members of all branches of the Armed Forces through CBU’s participation in the Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefit Program. For additional information, go to https://www.cbuonline.edu/students/militarytuitionassistance.

Other Resources

The OSS also facilitates/coordinates review of Academic Appeals and provides administrative support for the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.