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

2021-2022 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report

News and Articles

Welcome back to college, pandemic students. This year is different.

Christian Science Monitor, January 19, 2023

Lifelong advocate achieves decades-long dream

UMBC News, May 12, 2022

Academic Success Center featured in The College Tour, highlighting peer educators Giuliana Weiss, Gabby Khan, and Aarsh Shah

Amazon Prime, March 19, 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

Advocating for students: GSE alumna’s career journey enhanced by lessons from off-road racing

University at Buffalo Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, March 9, 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


Competitive Collaboration: Oxymoron or approach to inspire team-building, motivation, creativity, and productivity in
a growing SI PASS Program?

2022 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

2022 International Conference on Supplemental Instruction

Training tutors: Are our modules designed for diversity and inclusion?

2022 Association of Colleges for Tutoring & Learning Assistance Conference

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