Academic Gains through Improved Learning Effectiveness (AGILE)

Academic Support Resources Overview

This page provides a brief snapshot of our programs, services, and resources designed to help USM students achieve their academic goals. More detailed information can be found by clicking on the links below.

 Peer Academic Support Services

At USM, there is an entire team of trained peers to assist with a wide array of learning goals. These student employment positions include:

Schedule an Appointment* with a

*NOTE: All peer academic support services will be delivered live online via Zoom this semester.

Academic Strategies

The AGILE strategies hyperlinked below involve self-testing, active practice, and making connections between ideas, all of which will maximize students' time and effort!


Writing Resources

Coming soon!

Videos and Printable Resources 


Printable Resources

Maximizing Class Time
Self-Testing and Connecting Concepts 

Learning Strategy Articles

Below are the links, in reverse chronological order, to all of the "Learning: It's What You DO That Matters" articles published in the Free Press. 

Technology Resources

Please visit the following links to learn more about USM's most frequently used technologies. 

For technical issues, including MyUSM logins, connectivity, or other access issues, please contact the USM Help Desk at (207)780-4029 or


AGILE workshops are designed to provide USM students with the most efficient and effective strategies for academic success in college. Workshops are organized by topic and designed to meet the demands of academics throughout the semester.

For more information, including upcoming dates and how to RSVP, please click HERE.

NOTE: For Fall 2020, all workshops will be conducted online via Zoom. 



If you have questions, concerns, or are looking for more information, please feel free to send an email to or leave a phone message at 207-780-4228, and we will respond within 24 hours.