ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER AT AQB COLLEGE 

We are glad to welcome you to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Al-Quds Bard College! The ARC constitutes an integral part of AQB as it provides students with English language support by focusing on a less formal way of teaching. This can be done through conducting workshops and giving one on one tutoring sessions either face to face or online. We at the ARC strive to help students at all levels with different topics whether it is writing or presenting your ideas.

Our office hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM from Saturday through Wednesday. To arrange a tutorial, you can book an online appointment via Calendly System, please visit the ARC calendar and follow the instructions to add an appointment.


OUR ARC FELLOWS 

The ARC consists of four fellows who graduated from different Bard Network campuses around the world and are committed to assisting you concerning academic issues.

Akmaljon Akhmedjonov

American University of Central Asia

International Relations, and Politics. aakmedjonov@staff.alquds.edu

Akmaljon Akhmedjonov

American University of Central Asia

Marwa Hassouneh

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences

Literature and Society mhasouneh@staff.alquds.edu

Marwa Hassouneh

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences

Alexander Lynch

Bard College

Historical Studies. alynch@staff.alquds.edu

Alexander Lynch

Bard College

Raneem Ghareeb

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences

International Law & Human Rights rghareeb@staff.alquds.edu

Raneem Ghareeb

Al-Quds Bard College for Arts & Sciences

ARC WORKSHOPS

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Al-Quds Bard College offers a suite of workshops under the following categories; Learning, Writing, and English as an Additional Language (EAL). Workshops range from 60 to 90 minutes and provide valuable information in engaging formats. Each semester we present a slightly different collection of workshops. 

For up-to-date information on ARC workshops, please see the list of the workshops on the right side.


WRITING RESOURCES

The Writing Center provides printable (PDF) handouts for relevant advice, examples, and instruction on a broad range of writing topics. Each would be a good starting place for searching for specific guides or topics.  Please click on the file you want to read or download it on your computer. 


RESEARCH TOOLS AND FREE DATABASES 

AL-Quds University provides free research databases covering a variety of subjects for students, faculty and staff. Access to the free collection of AQU subscription databases is via your AQU Login credentials. You need to login to the AQU portal using your AQU credentials then click on the "Open Access Databases" tab then just choose the database best suited to your particular topic in order to find citations and full text articles. 


Al-QUDS COLLEGE MODERATION GUIDELINES 2020 

Moderation is an important milestone at Al-Quds Bard College, ordinarily undertaken in the second semester of the sophomore year. The process of Moderation represents a student’s selection of a major and a transition to the upper college and the final two years of work. Moderating students are expected to prepare and submit three polished papers by the College-wide moderation deadline. For up-to-date information on moderation guidelines, process and papers please visit the following links: 
 


SENIOR PROJECT GUIDELINES

Viewed by Al-Quds Bard College as the capstone of the student's education in the liberal arts and sciences, the Senior Project is an extended piece of work growing out of the student's cumulative academic experience at the college. One course each semester is devoted to completing the Senior Project (SP I and SP II). A student can enroll in SP I after the student has earned at least 96 credit hours, has successfully moderated into a program, and has successfully completed the Senior Project Proposal Workshop (SPPW). Students ordinarily enroll in SPPW in the second semester of their third year, during which they begin developing a senior project idea, select an adviser, and become familiar with primary and secondary sources in their senior project topic. Students who fail to complete any of the senior project requirements will be ineligible to graduate from his/her program of study at AQB.

The senior project at AQB is a culmination of the educational process. Through this process, students are required to complete a satisfactory senior project in their related fields of study. The senior project process provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in their areas of study. Through this journey, the students apply the knowledge and critical thinking skills gained during their study at AQB.

The senior project mission and philosophy ensures that every student is capable of producing a satisfactory senior project in the student’s area of study and can become a productive participant in the community. It also creates an opportunity for students to produce a project that allows them to demonstrate and exhibit the various skills needed for lifelong learning and success in their careers after graduation.

Below is an overview of the Senior Project requirement, followed by a step-by-step guide to the three-semester process taking you from conception to completion.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Al-Quds Bard College provides a suite of online resources for career development for Effective Job Searching and Beyond. The resources listed below will help you prepare for a productive and effective job search as well as enhance your career development efforts.