May 22, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Academic Resource Center


Director: Vacant
Location: Taggart Student Center 305
Phone: (435) 797-1128
E-mail: debbie.palmer@usu.edu
WWW: http://www.usu.edu/arc

Debi Jensen, 435-797-1006, debi.jensen@usu.edu
Dennis Kohler, 435-797-0215, dennis.kohler@usu.edu
Debbie Palmer, 435-797-1128, debbie.palmer@usu.edu

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides learning assistance and academic support programs to help students enhance their academic performance, with goals of improving study skills and learning strategies, academic self-efficacy, and confidence in their ability to succeed in their college courses. The ARC’s comprehensive “tiers of service” specifically addresses the academic and developmental needs of students.

Courses

PSY 1730 , Strategies for Academic Success (1-3 credits), involves practice and application of important learning strategies and study skills. Topics include time management, test preparation, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking, etc.

 , Strategies for Academic Success Online  (3 credits), addresses the same topics as the face-to-face version of the course in an interactive, online environment. This course is expecially well suited to RCDE students and students who must accommodate a work schedule that disallows participation in the traditional version of the course.

USU 2160 , Student Applied Leadership Training (2 credits), is designed to develop the skills of students working as tutors. This class meets the standards of the CRLA National Tutoring Certification Program.

Individual Assistance

Staff members provide individual instruction and consultation for students needing help with specific learning strategies in one or more of their courses.

Supplemental Instruction

A program of Supplemental Instruction (SI) for selected University Studies Breadth classes is sponsored by the center. A qualified student who has completed the specific course is hired by the center to attend all class sessions, conduct review sessions, and demonstrate effective study strategies. SI helps students with “what to learn,” as well as “how to learn.” SI classes are identified in the Class Schedule on Banner and on the ARC Supplemental Instruction Page.

Tutoring Programs

Drop-In Math and Statistics Tutoring

Free tutoring is provided by trained, certified tutors in the Tutoring Center, Taggart Student Center 225. Schedules can be picked up in Taggart Student Center 305 each semester or can be found on the ARC Tutoring Page.

Tutor Directory

The center publishes a directory of all on-campus free tutoring. The directory is available through the ARC Tutor Directory.

Tutor Advertiser

Students can hire a qualified tutor or list themselves as private tutors through the Web-based Tutor Advertiser. These tutors must be paid by the student receiving the tutoring.

Supplemental Instructor, Tutor, and UTF Traning

Students employed by the ARC as Supplemental Instructors, math/stats tutors, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, or Peer Advisors receive extensive training in teaching methods for specific content areas, classroom management, and direction in how to teach college-level study skills to students utilizing these programs. Supplemental Instructors and tutors earn certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I and II International Tutor Program Certification (ITCP).

Workshops

Workshops are offered on a variety of learning topics for classes or student, faculty, and staff groups. For more informatin about workshops, call (435) 797-1128. To schedule a workshop please complete the ARC Presentation Request Form.

Idea Sheets

Free Idea Sheets on a variety of study strategies and self-management skills are available in the center and through the center’s Idea Sheets web page.

Video Viewing Library

The center has a collection of study strategy videos, which students may view in the Merrill-Cazier Library. In addition, a series of Stress and Anxiety Management Workshops, called "Psyc'd Out," are available at the ARC Online Workshop Archive.

Referral Resources

The center provides students with referral information for a variety of on-campus and off-campus services and agencies.