The Achievement & Retention Committee (ARC) at LAC is a group of staff and faculty who engage with students in order to enhance their academic experience at the University of Southern Maine. They meet regularly to discuss students of concerns and to reach out and engage with them. There are a variety of ways they encounter students:
- referrals are made by faculty
- students contact the committee for assistance
- staff may identify areas/students of concern
The ultimate goal of their outreach is to set up an in-person conversation with the student of concern in order to discuss strategies to overcome their challenges. When needed, the ARC may bring in appropriate faculty and staff to help the student resolve these issues.
You may contact the committee through the LAC Student Success Center at 753-6536.