Services

Welcome to Academic Support

 

We seek to better equip students for academic success by creating an open, friendly place for students to learn Columbia’s academic expectations, discuss learning challenges, and receive help so that you can be confident and efficient in your work.

 

In Academic Support, we recognize that the desire for discipleship and biblical education draws students from every walk of life. Columbia’s students come with a variety of aptitudes, learning styles, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, giving each student a unique set of abilities and challenges when it comes to college-level academic work.

How to Reach Us

 

Resource Centre - Second Floor
Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:00

 

Email Academic Support

 

604.853.3358 ext 307

 

Book an Appt Online

 

 

Meet the Team
Robin Lawrence

Robin Lawrence

Academic Support Coordinator

Robin is here to help with Academic Writing, Time Management, Studying Strategies, and Academic Accommodations.

Schedule Appointment
Ferin Willms

Ferin Willms

Academic Support Coordinator

Ferin is here to help with Academic Writing, Time Management, Studying Strategies, and Academic Accommodations.

Schedule Appointment

 

Anne Andres

Anne Andres

Library Director

Anne is here to help with Research and Citations.

Email Anne to book an appt or drop by her office in the library

 

 

 

Monday thru Thursday
2:00pm-4:00pm

Drop-In Hours

Have a quick question? Can’t find an appointment time that works for you? Come to one of our drop in times for help with your academic work. This is a free service; no appointment necessary.

*Note: While we do our utmost best to provide consistent and reliable service, there may be occasional cancellations of drop in hours due to scheduling conflicts, illness, or other unexpected circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.

Disability Services

Academic Accommodations

Some students living with identified disabilities or chronic health conditions (including mental illness), may find it necessary to request some academic accommodations to reduce barriers in learning at Columbia Bible College. Our Access Equity Services are designed to assist you as an effective self-advocate in the pursuit of equity and reasonable access and accommodation. In alignment with a student’s previous individual education plan (IEP), psychoeducational assessment, or doctor’s recommendations, we can create an accommodation plan to create opportunities for additional supports in-class, for exams, and more.

If you think you may qualify for academic accommodations, we would love to chat with you. We want you to help you feel prepared and know what to expect before you arrive on campus! Contact us today to chat about your previous educational experiences and supports, what you hope to achieve at college, and how we can best assist you met these goals.

Temporary Academic Accommodations

Temporary academic accommodations may be available for students with extenuating, unexpected personal circumstances, including injury, bereavement, or non-elective surgery. Please contact an Academic Support Coordinator to learn more: academic.support@columbiabc.edu

 

 

 

 

Still have questions about Disability Services at Columbia?
Feel free to send us an email or get in touch by phone (604.853.3358 ext 307).

 

Learn More About
Columbia's Access Equity Policy

Students living with identified disabilities (including physical, sensory, learning, or mental health), may find it necessary to request some adaption to reduce barriers in learning or living situations at Columbia Bible College. The Student Development Department includes Access Equity Services, designed to assist you as an effective self-advocate in the pursuit of equity and reasonable access and accommodation. Access Equity also assists the wider Columbia community to develop appropriate responses toward issues of ability, disability and access on our campus.

Here are some general, but important, details to keep in mind:

  • Access Equity Services must be initiated by self-identification; without it, the College will not implement any accommodation plan. Students who believe their specific circumstances require accommodation will be required to supply appropriate documentation in a timely manner, and to participate fully in the access development process.
  • Students are not required to use Access Equity support while at Columbia. Students who live with limitations imposed by disability, but who do not choose College-supported assistance, will be assumed by the College not to be in need of accommodations for equitable access.
  • Appropriate (reasonable) accommodations in structures or procedures within Academic, Community Life (Residence or Commuter), Registration, Food Service or other departments will be recommended by AE Services as necessary. Students should be aware that accommodation solutions are developed on an individual basis, and will be designed in keeping with the best interests of the individual student, the College community, and CBC's academic standards.
  • It is important to be aware of the differences between the terms "equity" and "equal" as applied at Columbia Bible College. Where the concept "equal" concerns the state of being identical in number, size, amount, position, status or treatment, the concept of "equity" pursues justice, fairness and a reasonable equivalency of treatment or position across differing situations. Columbia's Access Equity Services are designed to promote equitable, not equal, circumstances.

 

Academic Accommodations Application Process

 

1

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with Academic Support to discuss your situation and support needs. Visit our booking calendar online or drop by the Academic Support Office to do so.

2

SUPPLY ACADEMIC SUPPORT WITH APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION of your support need as discussed with an Academic Support Coordinator. Eligible documentation must have been completed by an appropriate registered professional within the last 5 years. Examples include a psychoeducational assessment, Individual Education Plan (IEP), or doctor’s note.

3

The Academic Support Coordinator will present your documentation and support needs to the Academic Success Committee. The Academic Success Committee will determine appropriate accommodations to help you be academically successful.

4

Upon the approval of your Academic Accommodation request by the Academic Success Committee, the Academic Support Coordinator will inform you of the accommodations available to you.

5

With your approval, the Academic Support Coordinator will inform your instructors of your academic accommodations and coordinate your support needs in and out of the classroom. (Note: this does not include the details of your disability, which are held confidentially by Academic Support Personnel)

Academic Coaching

 

Academic Coaching

Academic Support offers students one-on-one coaching in important academic skills and strategies, such as time management and personal organization, effective study habits, reading strategies, citation & research skills, and writing at the college level. This is a free service. To book an appointment, visit our online booking tool.

 

*Note: Due to high demand, editing appointments are now only available to new students and students with a GPA of 2.50 or below. Students wanting to have a paper edited must submit the paper to academic.support@columbiabc.edu a minimum of 24 hours in advance of their appointment.

Upcoming Tutorials (Free, No Need to RSVP)

Time & Task Management

 

Creating a Weekly Schedule

Part A: Creating a Weekly Schedule

When: Monday, Sept 11, 2017 @ 12:00 - 12:45 OR
Tuesday, Sept 12 @ 12:15 - 1:00
Location: Clearwood Room

Bring:Your lunch, course syllabi, schedule of any extracurricular activities (e.g. Service Practicum, Athletics, STUCO, etc.)

Creating a Weekly Schedule

Part B: Tracking & Planning Assignments

When: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 @ 12:00 - 12:45 OR
Thurs, Sept 14 @ 12:15 - 1:00
Location: Clearwood Room

Bring:Your lunch, course syllabi, schedule of any extracurricular trips (e.g. Athletics, Outdoor Leadership, Traveling Ministry Team)

Creating a Weekly Schedule

Parts A & B: Combined

When: Friday, Sept 15, 2017 @ 10:00 - Noon
Location: Clearwood Room

Bring: Course syllabi, schedule of any extracurricular activities & trips (e.g. Service Practicum, Athletics, STUCO, etc.)

Biblical Hermeneutics - Bible Study Questions Assignment

 

Bible Study Questions

Part A: Question One

When: Monday, Sept 11, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:30
Location: Library Study Room 206

Bring: Laptop or pen & paper, Bible

Bible Study Questions

Part B: Questions Two & Three

When: Tues, Sept 12, 2017 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Library Study Room 2016

Bring: Laptop or pen & paper, Bible

Bible Study Questions

Part C: Questions Four to Six

When: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:30
Location: Library Study Room 206

Bring: Laptop or pen & paper, Bible

Downloadable Resources