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Academic Policy Details


Resources for Learning


Dulany Library


Dulany Library is open 89.5 hours per week during the academic year and contains a wide variety of materials, including almost 100,000 printed books and more than 10,000 DVDs and other non-print materials. The circulation period for most materials is 30 days and can be mailed directly to students.


The Library subscribes to a variety of digital resources including almost 200,000 e-books and 38,000 full-text journals.  Additional digital resources are also available, such as dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, legal reference databases, and streaming videos. The Library provides a discovery service, called Woods OneSearch that retrieves journal articles, books, videos and other materials in a single search with the ability to refine searches using specific parameters, making it extremely easy to find the resources you need.


Reference services are available by calling the Library at 1-573-4289 or by clicking on “Ask the Librarian” on the Library main web page.  All library resources are accessible through the Library’s web site at


William Woods University is a charter member of MOBIUS, a statewide consortium of academic libraries which provides WWU faculty and students with online access and borrowing privileges to twenty-four million items in Missouri’s academic libraries as well as providing detailed information about the library materials housed on the WWU campus. Materials not available through the WWU Library or MOBIUS may be requested free through interlibrary loan; a form is available on the library’s web site. 


Technology Resources


Atomic Learning


All students at WWU have access to this on line tutorial program. Atomic Learning is a digital tutorial website with more than 1,500 hours of on line professional development and learning resources. This program will assist you in learning how to use different software programs.


Atomic Learning is accessed through Owlnet. Once logged into Owlnet, the Atomic Learning link is on the far right in the grey section under courses. The log in is your email user name and password. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the UIT helpdesk at




Online assistance for English, Math, and most other academic subjects is also available 24/7 through SmartThinking, our e-tutoring service provider.  Just click on the "Tutoring" tab at the top of your Owlnet main page and follow the simple directions to connect with a dedicated personal tutor!


No separate login is required. You will see a list of basic subjects, and a field to do a subject search.  For most subjects there are two options, “Drop-in tutoring” and “Offline questions.”  Drop-in allows you to chat live with a tutor, and offline allows you to submit a question; They email you back the answers. The system is very user friendly.  However, if you are confused by the navigation of the system, please contact the Academic Advising Office at


Graduate and Online Welcome Center


New Graduate and Online students are invited to visit the Graduate and Online Welcome Center. The welcome center may be accessed via the Current Students web page on New students are counseled to visit the portal by their admissions counselor following official university acceptance. Students also receive reminders to visit the welcome center via success coach contacts and communications. The welcome center was designed to provide consistent information that is conducive to a positive orientation experience for new graduate and online students.  While this portal is designed for new students, it may be accessed on an unlimited bases.


Student Services


Career Development Center


The mission of the William Woods University Office of Career Services is to educate and empower students and alumni in the development of lifelong career strategies for a diverse world.


Career Services is designed to help students and alumni at all stages in the career development process. As the university mission states Career Services strives to be ‘student-centered and professions-oriented’ by helping students answer the questions: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?




  • Career exploration
  • Career planning
  • Interest inventories
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Internship searches and obtaining
  • Interview preparation
  • Job searches
  • LinkedIn
  • Networking and social media


Student Disability Services


The Director of Disability Services organizes support services to enable students with disabilities to achieve their academic potential. Available services include alternative testing and information about external support services and resources. The Director of Disability Services is the institution's Americans with Disabilities Act officer. 


William Woods University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, ethnicity, nationality, disability or veteran status in the recruitment and admission of any student. This pertains to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, including administration of William Woods University's educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-related programs.


Students are not required to disclose a disability when applying to the university or at any other time. Students who choose to disclose a disability to the university and/or who request accommodation or special aids (when applying for admission or at other times) must provide notice and documentation of the disability in accordance with the university's policy. The university's policy requires the following:


Students who choose to disclose a disability are responsible for notifying the university of their disability on a timely basis.


Students must direct any such notice to the Disability Services Coordinator.


Students are responsible for requesting specific academic adjustments and/or special aids on a timely basis.


Students are responsible for giving the university appropriate supporting evidence of their disability and the requested academic adjustments or special aids on a timely basis.


For additional information regarding the university's policy, please contact the university's Americans with Disabilities Act officer.


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