Academic Resource Center

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About the ARC

The Academic Resource Center provides a variety of help for students in the areas of writing, science, mathematics, music theory, accounting, and technology. This free assistance is available on a drop-in basis in Room 109A Davis Administration Building.

Fifteen peer-tutors, two professional writing tutors, and a professional math tutor offer one-on-one instruction for any type of writing, all varieties of math and science offered at Friends, all levels of music theory, and beginning to intermediate levels of accounting and technology. Students are asked to bring their assignments, drafts, and/or notes and handouts to facilitate tutoring.

The center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. This means that we provide tutors with mandatory training and in-services on a variety of matters, and the tutors meet the minimum number of hours tutoring students each academic year. Currently the center sees more than 3,500 visitors a year and completes more than 3,600 hours of tutoring.

Resources for all types of writing, particularly research and documentation style, are available in the ARC. The center keeps a variety of textbooks, handouts and dictionaries for student use. Students may use the computers to write papers, search databases and the Internet, access email, access Moodle, etc.

Group study sessions are scheduled before tests in most of the disciplines.

Students enrolled in Graduate School or the College of Adult and Professional Studies may elect to email their papers to the Academic Resource Center at arc@friends.edu. This service exists throughout the year.

Along with quick writing advice, we have numerous grammar handouts, style and writing handbooks, several ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) resources, dictionaries, mathematics handouts, and computers with computer-science software, professional mathematical-computing software, Internet access, word processing, and printing. We also have charging stations available for students, calculators available for checkout, and a keyboard (with headphones) available during operating hours.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours (June 6 through July 28)

Monday through Thursday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday through Sunday – Closed

GRAD and CAPS students may still email papers during the break
NOTE: The ARC will be closed for breaks, holidays, and weekends around holidays. Holidays include, but are not limited to the following: Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break weekends and holidays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, President’s Day weekend, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Handouts and Resources

Documenting Styles for Research

More coming soon!

ADA Services

The Academic Resource Center is the contact for all on-campus ADA accessibility concerns, and any ADA accommodation requirements. Students needing to utilize ADA services should visit the ADA services page before contacting the ARC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of assignments will the Academic Resource Center help me with?
Our staff will assist you with any type of writing, whether it be class essays, research projects, graduate theses, grant applications, biology reports or even history term papers. Just bring in your draft and assignment (class notes, handouts, syllabus, etc.), and we can help you. We also help with mathematics and science concepts, accounting practices, computer-science processes, and music theory.

Where is it located, and who helps me there?
Our Wichita facility is located centrally on the first floor of the Davis Administration Building, in room 109A. Our staff is comprised of Friends University alumni and student upperclassmen who have been through many hours of training to help you meet the demands of your courses.

Besides tutoring, what does the Academic Resource Center offer?
Along with quick writing advice, we have numerous grammar handouts, style and writing handbooks, several ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) resources, dictionaries, mathematics handouts, and computers with computer-science software, professional mathematical-computing software, Internet access, word processing, and printing. We also have charging stations available for students, calculators available for checkout, and a keyboard (with headphones) available during operating hours.

How can I use the Academic Resource Center if I am not on campus during the hours the Center is open?
Students enrolled in Graduate School or College of Adult and Professional Studies can email a Word document and any assignment details to arc@friends.edu.

For any other questions, please contact us toll-free at 1 (800) 794-6945 ext. 5204 or locally at (316) 295-5204 during operating hours.

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