Connecting Students to Academic Counseling

Sep. 6, 2017

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This week is an ideal time to revisit academic counseling and how it can help students. Academic Counseling is a service provided by the Academic Resource Center to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers individual sessions for students who would like to develop better organizational and learning strategies and also offers ongoing academic counseling and mentoring services. The ARC is available to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community.

Academic counseling provides many services on a one-on-one basis to students:

  • Guidance in improving academic skills
  • Guidance in improving time management and stress management
  • Help students adjust to college life
  • Personalized academic success plans
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Support to improve their GPA
  • Support to recover from academic probation

Students may meet with an Academic Counselor at any time and as regularly as they would like:

  • When they feel they are “not doing well”
  • When they want to improve their academic skills
  • When they are missing class, falling behind on assignments, or struggling with assignments and/or courses
  • When they feel stressed and/or under academic pressure
  • When they are placed on academic probation

Gorlok Grit Huddles are available to classes and student groups and are short informative sessions on academic success strategies presented by an Academic Counselor on topics such as the following:

  • Adjusting to change in college
  • Creating a healthy balance
  • Managing time in stressful situations
  • Resisting procrastination
  • Understanding academic expectations

Student groups may request a presentation online by visiting the ARC website at www.webster.edu/arc.

Students should contact Lisa Hempen, student success coordinator, at lhoffmanhempen67@webster.edu or 314-246-8284 for an academic counseling appointment and faculty and staff members should also contact Lisa to schedule Gorlok Grit Huddles for their classes, students groups, and events.

For more information, please visit the Academic Resource Center website.

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