College of Arts & Sciences

ARC 

 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is an extra support for all CAS students, especially transfer students new to UNCW, students experiencing academic difficulties, or students with questions about academic policy. Feel free to stop by our office in Bear Hall 103 or email us with any questions or concerns you may have. Please see the links to the left for important academic information and tools for all undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. For specific information about a major or minor within the College, please refer to that department's webpage.  

   

Transfer Student New to UNCW? 

 Meet the ARC Team

Maggie Bannon

Maggie Bannon

Assistant Director of Academic Services
910-962-2294
bannonm@uncw.edu
Bear Hall 103
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Responsibilities:
  • Works with Transition Programs, CAS Departments, and the students themselves to create a smooth transition for transfer students
  • Communicates with students who struggled the previous semester and may be placed on probation, be term dismissed, or be academically dismissed (see academic standing page link on left)
  • Communicates with and provides support to Term Dismissed Students who successfully appealed their dismissal and are allowed to return
  • Provides academic coaching for students who have faced challenges effecting their academic progress
  • Assists CAS students who may have questions about academic policies, University Studies, or graduation requirements
  • Shares information related to academic policies and advising best practices with CAS departments
Carly Wilson

Carly Wilson

Academic Services Advisor
910-962-2401
wilsonca@uncw.edu
Bear Hall 103
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Responsibilities:
  • Advises stopped out students who wish to return through the Seahawk Success Program
  • Communicates with students seeking to return to the university through the Reinstatement process
  • Works with students transitioning between majors
  • Provides academic coaching for students who have faced challenges effecting their academic progress
  • Advises students in the Interdisciplinary Studies major, which is only available to previously stopped out UNCW students 
  • Assists CAS students who may have questions about academic policies, University Studies, or graduation requirements
Profile photo of Jess Boersma.

Jess Boersma, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Student Success and Applied Learning
910-962-3413
boersmaj@uncw.edu
Bear Hall 109
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Responsibilities:
  • Promotes undergraduate scholarship
  • Encourages student research and oversees scholarship awards
  • Enforces and helps students and faculty understand academic policies
  • Works with faculty and students regarding student issues (e.g., withdrawals, grade appeals, and academic eligibility determination)
Sue Tatum

Sue Tatum

Executive Assistant 
910-962-3413
tatums@uncw.edu
Bear Hall 109
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Responsibilities:
  • Contact person to request a meeting with Dr. Boersma, the Associate Dean
  • Works with students who have completed a Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances application 
  • Helps students understand processes to sign up for DIS and internships (see Academic Forms page link on left)
  • Processes student course substitutions and waivers  
  • Processes student academic forms like Time conflicts and Early Commencement Participation Application (See Academic Forms page link on left)
  • Supervises the student workers for the ARC