The Academic Support Center (ASC), located in the Albert Solheim Library, is PNCA’s research and study support network. Library staff and academic specialists partner with students to build skills and confidence in research, writing, and academics through one-on-one appointments, workshops, and homework and editing support.

ASC fosters and supports research, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving in the many forms they take. We help prepare students for a lifelong practice of ethical information seeking, evaluation, creation, and sharing with an emphasis on understanding and honing one’s own approaches to learning. At ASC, we value and encourage sharing the diverse experiences and knowledge base of all our students. Acknowledging and contextualizing our own stories allows us to better understand the world and how we perceive it. 

For more ASC resources, see our Homeroom Site:

Students are limited to two appointments a week with the Academic Support Center.

We currently cannot accommodate ongoing weekly appointments.

Book an appointment with us online! 

Meeting with Library Staff: Meet with one of our helpful library staff for assistance with finding sources, researching topics, outlining a paper, citation/bibliography creation, refining a thesis statement, paper formatting, and more! (About 30 minutes)

    Meeting with an ASC Tutor: Meet with one of our wonderful writing specialists for assistance with in-depth and/or ongoing help with writing, organization, and academics! (About 45 minutes)

     Please provide information about what you would like help with, when you are available, and whether you would like to meet in person or remotely. Thank you!

      Preparing for a Visit to ASC:

    • Read and bring your assignment (if applicable)
    • Do any required readings (if applicable)
    • Bring your paper or bibliography (if applicable)
    • Think of some specific questions you have
    • Make an attempt to work on the assignment on your own