Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center (ARC), housed in the basement of the Murdock Learning Resource Center, (the library), consists of three primary branches: Writing Services, Academic Coaching, and Tutoring Services.
During the academic year, the ARC is open from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
Scheduling an Appointment
NEW: Students can go to arcschedule.georgefox.edu, log in using one's GFU username and password, and look for available appointment times. Please contact Rick Muthiah (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you encounter problems with the online scheduling process.
- Consultants provide Writing Services by giving guidance and feedback to students engaged in the writing process. ARC consultants are students from various majors who have strong writing skills in their disciplines. Online resources are also available: Editing, Writing an essay, Documenting sources.
- Academic Coaching consists of one or more meetings with an ARC consultant to discuss strategies for success. Everyone can benefit from sharpening skills in areas that support learning. Individual advising might include topics such as reading strategies, note-taking skills, preparation for exams, and time management.
- Students desiring Tutoring Services for specific courses should first go to labs on campus that offer discipline-specific tutoring (e.g., math or languages). If such services do not exist, students can check to see if an ARC consultant has experience with the course or discipline. An appointment can then be made with the ARC consultant.
The ARC sponsors a series of presentations and workshops each term. Go to the ARC Workshops page for more information.
Contact Rick Muthiah, Dean of Learning Support Services, at 503-554-2314 or email@example.com if you have questions or comments.