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EIU Resources for Students in the B.S.B. in Business Administration Program at Parkland

The following resources are available through EIU for students enrolled in the BSB Program at Parkland:

Textbooks

Textbooks will be delivered to you on the first night of each class. At the end of the semester, you will receive instructions on returning the textbooks. (EIU uses a textbook rental system.) Your fees include the textbook rental fee.

Billing Statements

If you have questions about your billing statement, please see: http://www.eiu.edu/~busofc/bursar_accountinfo.php

EIU’s School of Continuing Education

EIU’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) co-sponsors most of EIU’s classes at Parkland. Check out SCE’s website for useful information including notices of class cancellations or modifications due to weather: http://www.eiu.edu/adulted/

PAWS

PAWS is the student online system that helps you keep track of your academic life. Your PAWS account allows you to complete important tasks (like registering for classes) and provides access to lots of information including:
• Records: Grades, Transfer Evaluations, Degree Audit, Application for Graduation
• Registration: Printable class schedules, web-based registration, and drop/add capabilities
• Financial Aid: Aid award information, required documentation needed to complete the application, and loan eligibility amounts
• Business Office: Amount owed for the current semester, a breakdown of current charges, and due dates
• E-mail/Web-CT: Web-CT and e-mail accounts

Access PAWS from:
EIU’s home page: http://www.eiu.edu
PAWS website: : http://www.eiu.edu/pawslogin/

New students: To access PAWS, you will need your EIU Net ID and Net Password. If you have not yet received that information, please contact Professor Roszkowski at croszkowski@eiu.edu.

PantherMail (email)

EIU and the School of Business will send important information to you through your EIU Email Account. Please set up your email account and check it regularly! See www.eiu.edu/panthermail/ for further information.

WEBCT

WebCT is a web-based system that is used for delivery of online classes and to provide tools and information for traditionally delivered classes. If the instructor of any of your classes uses WebCT, you will need to become familiar with the system. To learn about WebCT see: www.eiu.edu/online/student/

Library Access

As an EIU student, you have access to library materials at EIU’s Booth Library and at other Illinois academic libraries including those at Parkland College and the University of Illinois. For online access to Booth Library’s databases from off-campus, you will need a library number that is available through your PAWS account (under “Student Passwords & Keys”). The instructors for all of your classes should also have a library number that can be used to access Booth Library’s databases. If you want to check out materials from any Illinois academic library, you will need an ID card (see below).

Student ID Cards

Student ID cards for off-campus students can be requested online at: www.eiu.edu/adulted/requestidcard.php

If you attend on-campus at Charleston, you will be issued a campus ID card (Panther Card: castle.edu.edu/campusid/policies.php).

Career Services

Students in the EIU Business program at Parkland may use EIU’s Career Services which provides a wealth of online resources that you may use in looking for jobs or internships. You also are welcome to attend on-campus events including workshops and Career Network Days. See Career Services’ website for more details: http://www.eiu.edu/careers/

Academic Calendar

Be sure to check the official Academic Calendar for important academic deadlines (such as last day to add classes or drop classes) and official holidays. The Academic Calendar is online at: http://www.eiu.edu/registra/acacal.php

Class Schedules

Each semester, class schedules are posted online through PAWS. You can also easily access the off-campus schedules from the School of Continuing Education’s home page (see "View Course Schedule" in Current Students box on the left side of the page): http://www.eiu.edu/adulted/.

Need Assistance? We can help!

Academic Issues?
Your advisor is the best person to turn to for help. If you have already been admitted to the School of Business, your advisor is either:

Lisa Canivez
lecanivez@eiu.edu
581-6905
Renee Stroud
rstroud@eiu.edu
581-2623
If you are not yet admitted to the School of Business, your advisor is:
Christie Roszkowski
croszkowski@eiu.edu
581-6924
Problems with email, PAWS, or WebCT?
Contact the EIU Help Desk at:
581-HELP (4357)
Need help on the Parkland campus?
Visit the EIU Center at Parkland College
Room X107 Parkland College
or contact Anna Peterson, Continuing Education Community Coordinator at:
eiu@parkland.edu
351-2543

Not sure whom to contact?
Then try:

Kathy Schmitz, Director of the Student Center, School of Business
kaschmitz@eiu.edu
581-8581