Academics

Academic Resource Center

The mission of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is “to promote independent learning within a secure environment, meeting the diverse needs of the William Penn University Community.”

Academic Resource Center Spring 2012Located on the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union’s main level, around the corner from Student Services, the ARC is a student resource designed to encourage independent learning. The approachable, knowledgeable staff and comfortable atmosphere make the ARC a great place for students to make strides in specific areas of study or learn more about research methods.

Student tutors are available at no cost to help all William Penn University students study for an upcoming test, write a research paper, or assist with an important presentation. Help is available for most subjects with emphasis on writing, math and computer skills. The ARC also provides testing services, as well as support for students who need special accommodations for tests.


Tutor Schedule for Spring 2013 


CLEP Testing Schedules

The testing center is closed for the summer months and will be open for testing starting again in the fall semester. During the school year, CLEP tests should be started from 8:00 am–3:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tests can also be started at 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Bryce Linkvis at 641-673-2172 or linkvisb@wmpenn.edu to schedule a test.


Resources

  • Computer Lab
  • Internet connection 
  • Microsoft Office
  • Peer-tutoring
  • Resource books
  • EBSCO access
  • Whiteboard (Math)
  • Printer
  • Scanner 
  • Area for independent study 


Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Sunday, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Closed Saturday


Staff

Bryce Linkvis, Director of ARC, linkvisb@wmpenn.edu

Darrell Mackaig, Academic Coach, mackaigd@wmpenn.edu

Jane Miller Van Haaften, Academic Coach, vanhaaftenj@wmpenn.edu 

Bob Morris, Academic Coach, morrisrd@wmpenn.edu 

Jihna Turner, Instructor of Business & Mathematics/ARC, turnerjr@wmpenn.edu 


Want to be a Student Tutor?

Qualified students can have an enjoyable experience by providing a great service to fellow students. If interested in being a student tutor, contact the Academic Resource Center at 641-673-2172. The requirements are listed below:

  • Recommendation from a professor 
  • Maintain a “B” average 
  • Fill out an application 
  • Must be friendly and enjoy helping others
  • Attend tutor training in the fall