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Frequently Asked Questions

I need more information about my STEM program and courses. Who can help me?

If you are a prospective student, please visit to learn more about our programs and apply https://www.massbay.edu/admissions

If you are a current student and have general questions regarding the program or the courses, please contact Dean Chitra Javdekar at cjavdekar@massbay.edu or send an email to an appropriate department chair listed on this page.

How can I contact my instructor?

Please send an email to your instructor.  Instructor contact information is available at https://www.massbay.edu/directory

How do I obtain a syllabus for a course?

You may request it directly from the instructor of the course. To request a syllabus, send an email to the instructor of the course. https://www.massbay.edu/directory

If you do not hear from the instructor, or if an instructor is not yet assigned to the course, please contact Janet Bustos at jbustos@massbay.edu, or send an email to an appropriate department chair listed on this page.

I need to speak with someone other than my instructor. Whom should I contact?

It depends on what you wish to speak about. If you wish to speak with someone about a current course that you are enrolled in, we recommend that you first speak with your instructor, and then contact Asst. Dean Matthew O’Connor at moconnor@massbay.edu in case you need additional assistance.

In case you do not find your answer here, you may wish to contact the Office of the Dean of Students so they can direct your questions to appropriate offices or departments on campus. https://www.massbay.edu/studev

I need guidance/advice about course selection. Where should I start?

You may direct your question to an academic advisor at the Center for Academic and Transfer Advising or to your faculty advisor. If you do not hear from them, or if an instructor is not yet assigned to the course, please contact Asst. Dean Matthew O’connor at moconnor@massbay.edu.

I need an internship or a job. Who can help me?

You may direct your questions to Brenda Egan, STEM Student Success and Career Coach, at  began@massbay.edu For more comprehensive information regarding MassBay’s Career Services, please visit https://www.massbay.edu/careers.

I need more information about MassBay’s STEM Starter Academy. What should I do?

See information about STEM Starter Academy elsewhere on this page. You may direct your questions to Valerie Kapilow, Director of STEM Starter Academy at vkapilow@massbay.edu or by phone 781.239-3197.

I need more information about MassBay’s STEM Mentor Program. Where do I start?

You may direct your questions to Tracey Gustafson, STEM Mentor Program Manager at tgustafson@massbay.edu

The STEM Starter Academy program at MassBay focuses on 1) expanding and diversifying the pipeline of students interested in STEM education and careers by recruiting high school students and adult learners to STEM programs at MassBay; 2) increasing retention, completion, graduation and transfer rates of STEM students by providing an educational environment that gives students the support and resources they need to persist and be successful in their studies; and 3) assisting STEM students with their educational and professional development so they are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and/or enter the workforce with marketable skills in the STEM fields.

To reach the STEM Starter Academy staff during this 2020 spring semester, please see contact information below:
Director of STEM Starter Academy, Valerie Kapilow: vkapilow@massbay.edu, phone, 781-239-3157.
STEM Student Success and Career Coach, Brenda Egan: began@massbay.edu
STEM Academic Advisor, Carolyn Frantz: cfrantz@massbay.edu
STEM Starter Academy Project Coordinator, Chrystal Ehnert: cehnert@massbay.edu
STEM Mentor Program Manager, Tracey Gustafson: tgustafson@massbay.edu

For information about the STEM Starter Academy Summer Program for incoming STEM students, please visit:
https://www.massbay.edu/stemstarter

For information about the Virtual STEM Summer Sampler Program for high school students, please visit:
https://www.massbay.edu/stem-summer-sampler