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Academic Resource Center (ARC)

What does the ARC provide?

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Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

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Peer and professional academic coaches (PACs) meet with students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills - online learning, organization, test taking, and more.

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Tutoring Referrals

Tutoring Referrals

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Get connected with tutoring centers and other academic support resources across campus. View a listing of courses supported by tutoring and make requests for tutoring.

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Academic Workshops

Academic Workshops

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ARC staff faciliate workshops by request. These small group sessions provide students with opportunities to enhance their academic learning. Workshops are offered either in-person or online.

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On National First-Gen Day, the ARC's peer academic coaches showcased a "day in the life" of a first-gen student.

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Mentoring Referrals

Mentoring Referrals

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Find mentors, mentoring programs, and access important mentoring resources.

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Custom Training

Custom Training

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ARC staff are available to facilitate trainings for tutor/mentor programs offered by offices, departments, and/or student organizations arcoss campus. View list of training options.

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A listing of helpful handouts, videos, and other resources

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For faculty, staff, or student groups who need custom support offered by the Academic Resource Center

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Visit Us in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library

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Room 1313



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Meet the Staff

Marissa A. Jimenez

Marissa Jimenez

Executive Director, Office of Academic Success Initiatives and Support and the Academic Success Center

2016C Student Success Center


The Academic Resource Center, formerly called the Learning Center, was formed in Spring 2018, when newer academic initiatives prompted the restructuring of staff and services.

The University moved toward a more decentralized model for tutoring, in which subject-specific tutoring centers were developed within the colleges. The Academic Resource Center emerged as the leader in not only promoting tutoring services across campus, but as coordinators of tutoring who facilitated requests for tutoring, maintained the tutoring central website, and sought other resources to enhance the tutoring landscape at ODU.

In addition, the Academic Resource Center grew its existing services - peer academic coaching, peer mentoring, workshops & resources - and also facilitated tutor/mentor training. Departments and programs across the institution request tutor/mentor training from our center.

What began with a few desks in an open space of the 2nd floor in the Student Success Center, grew into a full physical room, Room 2016A, in the Student Success Center.

As of Fall 2021, the Academic Resource Center moved to an even larger space within the Learning Commons @ Perry Library.

Spring 2018

Learning Center Space 2018

2nd Floor Lobby

Fall 2019

Learning Center Space 2020

Room 2016A

Fall 2021

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Room 1313, Learning Commons

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