Academic Resource Center



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 one-on-one turotial, you can book an online appointment via Calendly System. Please click on the following links to book an appointment with the respective fellows: Sara AlqobbajMaia Cluver, Shumoo Ayaseh, and Christine Awad. Once you have the selected the fellow's Calendly page, follow the provided instructions to complete scheduling an appointment.


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.

YES One-on-one tutorials and workshops helping students with all aspects of academic paper writing, including grammar and mechanics, citation, the incorporation and analysis of quotes, essay structure, the development of research questions, the utilization of research databases, revision strategies, literature reviews, and more.

YES Tutorials and workshops devoted to study skills, including reading strategies, note taking, and time management.

YES One-on-one guidance and workshops building speaking, listening, and group discussion skills, including preparing for and delivering in-class presentations, posing discussion questions and leading conversations.

YES Tutorials, workshops, and archival resources devoted to career building, including help with resumes, cover letters, and statements of purpose.

YES Archival documentation and consulting in support of moderation procedures and checklists, and senior project proposals and processes.


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.



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.


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. 


ARC Workshops Spring 2023

20 Mar 2024 - 11:00AM
Research Skills 1: How to Identify Proper Sources
27 Mar 2024 - 11:00AM
Moderation Open House
03 Apr 2024 - 08:00AM 05:00PM
Senior Project Open House


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: 

Download the Updated AQB Academic Program Checklists:


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.

Overview: The Senior Project


Step One: The Senior Project Proposal

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Step Two: Senior Project I

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Step Three: Senior Project II

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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.


Mailing Address

Main Campus, Box 51000 

Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, Palestine