ARC Remote Support Information

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The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is a community of learners, designed to empower Bates students to succeed and excel in their studies.

In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, ARC tutors are now prepared to support Bates students wherever they may be. Click on any of the tabs below for more detailed information about our remote services.

Video Tour of ARC Remote Support

Break & Exam Week Support

ARC will have tutors available for support during break week as well as the first few days of exam week.

For all scheduled times when a tutor will be available, click here.

To request to meet with a tutor during a different time, click here

PAL Leaders

PAL Leaders will support Chemistry 108, Chemistry 218, ENVR 203 and Physics 108.

Information is being updated regularly – the most up to date information can be found in this document.

All PAL sessions will appear in this calendar, as well as on the subject specific calendars for each class.

Peer Writing and Speaking Assistants & Technical Writing Assistants

Your Peer Writing and Speaking Assistants and Technical Writing Assistants are making arrangements for your support, and information is being updated regularly. The most up to date information can be found in this document.

For Thesis Writers

Just because you’re located across the globe, doesn’t mean you have to finish your thesis alone. You’ve got support! Read on for details.

Pop Up! Thesis e-Cafe

Pop Up! Thesis e-Cafes will be held via Zoom once a week for the next four weeks. Join us virtually each week for inspiration, motivation, and helpful answers to your thesis writing questions. How? Just click on the Pop Up! Thesis e-Cafe calendar event (below) to save it to your own Google Calendar (which includes more details) and click on the embedded Zoom link to join us on the day and time listed. Dress casually, bring your favorite cup o’ tea, and hang out and write with your fellow thesis writers in a calm, quiet, virtual space!

One-on-One Professional Consultations

Set up a one-on-one thesis consultation with a Writing@Bates Professional Staff Member at a time that works for you! We are available for real-time (synchronous) consultations (typically via Zoom or GoogleHangouts) and for asynchronous consultations (typically via email and/or GoogleDoc). Just email the appropriate consultant below to schedule your consultation!

For humanities, social science, and related interdisciplinary theses:

Bridget Fullerton, PhD
For natural science, environmental studies, psychology, and related interdisciplinary theses:

Stephanie Wade, PhD

Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID

The Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan has created a helpful resource for transitioning to remote learning during a time of crisis. As you strategize getting up and running with courses next week, consider giving this a read first:Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID

Making Zoom work for you

Bates Information and Library Services lists these steps to access Zoom videoconferencing.

ILS Guidance for Accessing Zoom at Bates

Microsoft has provided the tips provided on this document as guidance for students getting ready to attend class via Zoom.

Microsoft Zoom Tips for Students