Innovation, Recognition and National Reach

The Academic Success Center has gained national visibility and recognition as an early and successful adopter of the Academic Advocacy Model, positioned uniquely within a College Learning Center. Other campuses routinely reach out to the ASC to request conversations with leadership to learn how to replicate the model at their institutions.

Annual Reports

2020-2021 Annual Report

News and Articles

Academic advocacy on 2 campuses is helping more students cross the finish line

University Business, February 4, 2022

Connecting with Students by Hearing Their Personal Stories

Inside Higher Ed, February 2, 2022

Seeing Students for Who they Are and Where They’ve Been

Inside Higher Ed, February 1, 2022

Princeton Review Highlights UMBC as a “university that wants every student to succeed.”

UMBC Magazine, September 2, 2021

UMBC rapidly expands live online peer tutoring to include computing fields

UMBC Magazine, March 12, 2021

First In Class

UMBC Magazine, November 9, 2020

Holding Down the Fort to Keep Students Connected

UMBC Magazine, April 24, 2020

Academic Success Center to serve as “one-stop shop” for undergraduate academic needs

The Retriever, November 6, 2019


Why We Will Not Return to Exclusively Face-to-Face Tutoring Post-COVID: Improving Student Engagement Through Technology

Delana Gregg and Sarah Shinn, NCLCA: The Learning Assistance Review Vol 26 #2, Fall 2021


Academic Advocacy: The Next Level in Learning Center Holistic Student Care

2021 National College Learning Center Association

Why we will not return to exclusively face-to-face tutoring post COVID 

2021 National College Learning Center Association

Academic Advocacy as Holistic Student Support Through the Student Lifecycle: A Model for Student Success

2021 National Student Success Conference

Academic Advocacy: An Emerging Solution to Turning Information into Action 

2020 National Student Success Conference