10 Facts to Know about the Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides academic resources, support, advocacy, and access through relationships that empower students across the worldwide Webster University community. The ARC team works to support Webster’s community in any way possible and is always available to visit your departments during meetings and/or your classes to help connect with employees and students. 

  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a resource for all Our services include testing, tutoring and writing assistance; assistive technology; disability accommodations and support; academic counseling; advocacy and direction to help students meet their needs; and more.
  • The ARC is available to assist faculty and staff members in and out of the classroom. Team members can provide Gorlok Grit Huddles 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.
  • 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 our services online and via email and phone.
  • The ARC assists students who are high-performing and want to do even better as well as students who are struggling.
  • Academic Counselors help students improve their GPAs, get organized, manage stress and anxiety, improve study habits, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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 an international campuses.
  • The ARC team members are friendly and work to support Webster’s community in any way possible. We want to help the Webster community! Please call us, email us, and/or come by to see us.
  • We encourage you to invite us to visit your departments during department meetings and/or to invite us to your classes as a great way to help us connect with employees and students.
  • The ARC website (webster.edu/arc) contains valuable information and resources that we encourage everyone to access.