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Academic and Disability Services

Enhancing and supporting student learning, creating inclusive, accessible environments.

The Academic and Disability Services Office exists to address the individual academic needs of students and cultivate a community-wide attitude of welcome and inclusiveness for students with disabilities. It strives to develop the God-given strengths of each student, and provides services both for students needing academic enrichment or assistance and for those dealing with learning, physical or mental health challenges.

Information on resources can be accessed on this website or by contacting the Academic and Disability Services Office. 

Services Offered

Through one-on-one counseling and academic workshops, students are offered the opportunity to improve existing skills, to develop new strategies, and to maximize their learning experience.

A series of workshops are offered each year in the areas of time management, college reading and note-taking, college writing and research, exam preparation, procrastination and perfectionism.

Individual meetings are available by appointment to offer accountability, coaching and accommodation advocacy.

  • Academic counseling for all students
  • Accommodation approval and services for students with documented learning or physical challenges
  • Assessment screening for potential learning challenges
  • Learning style assessment
  • Academic coaching and accountability
  • Strategic learning improvement information

Additional Campus Support Services Available:

All of these services are available to students free of charge.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: Student Development Office Suite 218 – Student Services Building

Appointments: Individual appointments are available with the Director by calling 630.752.5022

Jennie Nicodem

Director of Academic and Disability Services

B.S., Taylor University, 2005
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, in progress

Jennie has experienced firsthand the transformational influence of Christ-centered higher education in her own life.  She is dedicated to walking alongside and holistically caring for students in their journey to become lifelong learners and faithful followers of Jesus Christ by helping them identify and utilize their God-given gifts and abilities and apply them to learning and life.  She is also committed to promoting the creation of environments and opportunities that are as inclusive and accessible as possible.   

Jennie is a committed member of College Church in Wheaton where she serves in children’s ministry, an avid runner, a devoted aunt, a coffee connoisseur, and an eager traveler.

Student Services Building Suite 218