Student Success

The Student Success programs and resources offered by the Office of Undergraduate Education gives students the tools, support, and guidance needed to unlock their full academic potential. Need a study group? Exploring options for your major? OUE has you covered.

Kimberly Bethea, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Academic Resource Center

Student Success Offices and Programs

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is committed to encouraging students to continually engage in a process of reflection and self-assessment, and guiding students through the integration of curricular, co-curricular and personal choices into a meaningful life script.

Office Contact
Academic Advising Center
Academic Guides logo

The Academic Guides program integrates academic coaching and advising into the fabric of the Duke campus residential experience. Part of a new residential staffing vision, Academic Guides are available to support students where they live and learn.

Office Contact
Academic Guides
(919) 684-9375
Duke Academic Resource Center logo

The Academic Resource Center offers a variety of programs and services to support the academic work of all Duke undergraduates. Students may receive highly individualized support through any of the three ARC programs.

Office Contact
Academic Resource Center
Testing Center

As of January 2020, Duke began serving undergraduate students registered with the Student Disability Access Office who have been granted testing accommodations. Students must be enrolled in a course with a professor who uses the Testing Center to provide accommodations and will schedule in advance to take their Duke course exams in the proctored environment at the center.

Office Contact
Cynthia Duarte, MDiv, Testing Center Manager
(919) 684-1615
OUE Research's logo: a series of bar graphics arranged in a rainbow circle

In OUE Research, we take a scientifically rigorous approach to investigating the diverse processes that impact student success and well-being. We also provide leadership for research, assessment, and evaluation efforts in furtherance of OUE’s mission to cultivate transformative educational experiences for all undergraduates. A key aspect of our work is to collaborate with partners across campus to leverage research evidence to inform campus decision-making.

Office Contact
Molly Weeks, PhD.
(919) 613-2657
Time Away Office logo

Time Away aims to empower students to take time-off when they feel it is necessary to align their personal and academic paths, enable them to seek time away with minimal administrative burden, and engages them while providing connection and support to facilitate a successful return.  

Office Contact
Kimberly Blackshear
(919) 684-2075