Innovation, Recognition and National Reach

The Academic Success Center has gained national visibility and recognition as a Learning Center that adheres to the professional standards established by the National College Learning Center Association.  The ASC has also been recognized as an early and innovative adopter of the emerging 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 and build upon the models at their institutions.

Annual Reports

2022-2023 Annual Report

2021-2022 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report

News and Articles

Academic Success Center earns elite international distinction
UMBC Magazine, Oct 31, 2023

Orientation for “Gen P”
Inside Higher Ed, September 7, 2023

Amid surging demand for computing education, UMBC initiatives boost student success
UMBC Magazine, April 14, 2023

Meet a Retriever—Adeola Ojomo, sociology major and academic peer advocate
UMBC Magazine, March 13, 2023

Welcome back to college, pandemic students. This year is different.
Christian Science Monitor, January 19, 2023

Where off-roading and Academics Intersect – Endeavors Magazine
Endeavors Magazine, December 2022

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
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


Diversity 360: Strategies to Grow a Diverse Pool of Tutors
2023 College Reading and Learning Association Conference

Harness and Share Data for Student Success
Student Success US

Students Success Impacts of SI PASS Online and In Person
2023 Drexel University Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment

Closing the Loop: Let’s Talk Assessment
2023 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

Onboarding: The Good, the Bad, the Overlooked
2023 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

Growing Into and Growing Through, SI PASS
2023 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

Rebooting Student Success: An Asset-Based Approach For Supporting Students in Academic Jeopardy
2023 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

Supporting the “Murky Middle”: Academic Peer Advocate’s Proactive and Reactive Retention Efforts
2023 Maryland College Learning Center Association Conference

Webinar: How Colleges Are Bridging the Equity Divide
U.S. News Live Presents, November 9, 2022

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