Academic Resource Center
ARCThe Academic Resource Center (ARC) and fellow departments are committed to academic success and recognize the unique characteristics of each student. We seek to provide an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding that supports student academic growth and personal development. We empower students to remain enrolled and progress in a program of study, to flourish academically, and to prevail to graduation.
What We Offer
We collaborate with academic departments to increase retention and promote student success.
The Tutorial and Math Learning Centers offer a unique approach to academic intervention in that they are programs for the students, of the students and by the students. They are maintained by a part-time faculty coordinator and a student coordinator whose leadership and scholarship are well-established in the Vanguard community. Tutoring services are provided by Vanguard students who have shown exemplary ability to facilitate learning for their peers.
The strengths of the centers are flexed in the philosophy and operation of them. Students are viewed as one-of-a-kind learners with unique learning styles and individual needs. Center operation embraces the positive aspects of tutorial assistance. Rather than students feeling the stigma of needing academic assistance, they are encouraged to use the tutorial services in order to foster success in a class from the onset.
Location and Hours:
Scott Academic Center, Room 295Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Vanguard Writing Center is committed to helping undergraduate and graduate student writers across the curriculum. Students from any major may bring writing projects (from shorter expository essays to longer research papers) to a Writing Center appointment and receive informed, thorough feedback from a peer consultant, with special attention given to the author’s concerns and the parameters of the specific assignment. The Writing Center is committed to assisting students from all disciplines in a collaborative, Christ-centered environment, and we value students’ learning differences and diverse voices. We can help students at any stage of the writing process, including: organizing notes, developing outlines, revising thesis statements, improving organization, or assisting with final editing.
*Please note: The Writing Center is not a proofreading service. Our aim is to develop stronger critical writers.
Location and Hours:
Scott Academic Center, Room 295Mondays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.