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Distance Learning ARC

Distance Learning at MSPP

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to assist students in their academic work at MSPP. Students may refer themselves for services or be referred by an advisor, instructor, or program director.

Distance learning students are encouraged to take advantage of the ARC’s resources and can receive consultation and training support through a number of distance learning tools including the phone, computer sharing and webinar technology, and email.

Typical reasons for requesting the ARC’s services:

  • Difficulty organizing thoughts and ideas in preparation for writing a paper.
  • Difficulty organizing language and thoughts during the writing process.
  • Difficulty conveying clarity of thought in papers.
  • Difficulty developing a timeline for completing assignments.
  • Difficulty maintaining the necessary momentum to complete assignments.
  • Difficulty in the development and organization of a classroom presentation.

Tutoring sessions:
The majority of students who seek the ARC’s services prefer to work online with a tutor as a result of busy schedules and the demands of graduate work. Typically tutors will read through papers via email for approximately 30 minutes, making comments and suggestions that will be helpful in order for you to proceed with increased autonomy.

Reasonable accommodations at MSPP:

  1. Students who provide the ARC with formal documentation for a learning or attentional disorder will receive a letter for appropriate accommodations in the classroom and in the completion of required assignments at MSPP.
  2. Students who experience a range of disabilities (e.g., the residual effects of traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychiatric and systemic conditions) can request reasonable accommodations in the classroom and in the completion of required assignments at MSPP by submitting the appropriate documentation to the ARC.
  3. Dr. Jane Adelizzi, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the ARC, prefers to meet with students who request the above accommodations in order to ensure the delivery of appropriate services.

More information can be found here.

Jane Adelizzi, PhD
Assistant Dean of Students

Updated 1/29/13

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