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Academic Resource Center Records

Call Number: UA160

Scope and Contents

This collection contains office files, tutor files, and pre-major advising files created by the Academic Resource Center.


  • Creation: 1995 -- 2016



University records are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. Records older than 20 years that do not pertain to student education, staff and faculty employment and Board of Trustees records are open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) has existed since the fall of 1988, and was founded by Nadia Medina. Originally, the Center was affiliated with the Office of Equal Opportunity and was headquartered at 72 Professors Row; by 2000, the Center had dropped this affiliation and moved into the newly-constructed Dowling Hall.

Originally, the ARC primarily served as the coordinator for on-campus tutoring for undergraduates, as well as hosting study skill workshops and formal appointments with tutors; it additionally hosted workshops, and gave advice about major and course selections. Since then, the ARC has grown its offerings by creating programs specifically for time management, hiring tutors and consultants for graduate students, and hosting workshops with the Career Center to help students work on their resumes or cover letters. In the fall of 1999, Medina expanded the program’s writing support by creating the Writing Fellows Program: writing fellows are undergraduate writing tutors assigned to specific courses, who work with the same students through multiple drafts of a writing project, and who receive support from the ARC toward improving their own writing and teaching skills.


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Language of Materials



This collection contains office files and tutor and advising records created by the Academic Resource Center.


This collection is organized into one series: Unprocessed accessions.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States