The Academic Resource Center (ARC) has two
functions. The ARC offers writing, organizational and study skills
support to students in all William James College programs. The ARC also assists students
with documented disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations which
allow them access to the curriculum and the school environment.
Tutorial sessions can be provided in face-to-face meetings at school, on the phone, using online communication tools like Skype and editing tools like "track changes." Typically, tutors will have an initial face-to-face appointment with a new student to understand the student's needs. Subsequent meetings are arranged based on the format which best suits the student's needs as well as the student and tutor schedules.
Tutoring is provided by William James College students who have been selected because of their communication, writing and organizational skills. An effort is made to match a student's need with a tutor's skills and training. Tutors receive training through monthly topical workshops and consultations.
In keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ARC personnel will insure that students with temporary or permanent documented disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations which allow them equal access to course content. Depending on a student's needs, accommodations may include adaptations such as:
A reasonable accommodation does NOT require a program to alter curricula in order to meet academic needs.