10 Facts to Know about the ARC | Webster University

10 Facts to Know about the ARC

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides academic resources, support, advocacy, and access through relationships that empower students across the worldwide Webster University community.

1) The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a resource for all students. Graduate, undergraduate, online, Webster Groves, and non-Webster Groves students are all encouraged to use ARC services, including testing, tutoring and writing assistance; assistive technology; disability accommodations and support; academic counseling; advocacy and direction to help students meet their needs; and more.

2) The ARC is available to assist faculty and staff members in and out of the classroom. Team members can provide Gorlok Grit Huddles for your students to address topics such as managing time in stressful situations, adjusting to change in college, understanding academic expectations, game plans for finals, and more. Classroom presentations can address proper citations and documentation; academic integrity; and other writing issues, such as conducting quality research.

3) The ARC supports students and employees at all Webster campuses and sites, including online-only students. Students at different locations—whether by enrollment or via study abroad—can access many of the services online and via email and phone.

4) The ARC assists students who are high-performing and want to do even better as well as students who are struggling.

5) Academic Counselors help students improve their GPAs, get organized, manage stress and anxiety, improve study habits, and more.

6) ARC tutors and Writing Coaches are, primarily, Webster students who have been recommended by Webster faculty members for these positions. Writing Coaches are a mix of students and professional staff members who are available to assist students. Some of these Writing Coaches also have expertise in ESL support.  

7) Tutoring and writing assistance is available in the ARC, online (primarily for non-St. Louis-based students), and sometimes in other areas of the Webster Groves campus. For instance, weekend Writing Center hours are held on the first floor of the Library, and tutoring can occur anywhere by appointment, including in labs so that the tutor and student can work on the relevant equipment. The Online Writing Center serves all graduate and online students and students at extended and international campuses.

8) ARC team members are friendly and work to support Webster’s community in any way possible. The ARC team wants to help the Webster community! You can reach the ARC team by calling, emailing, and/or stopping by the ARC.

9) ARC team members encourage you to invite them to visit your departments during department meetings and/or to invite them to classes as a great way to help connect the ARC team with you, your employees, and your students.

10) The ARC website (www.webster.edu/arc) contains valuable information and resources that students and faculty are encouraged to access.