MISSION & VISION
With a mission of “elevating student learning,” the emphasis is placed on increasing the level of success students at Parker University already have. Tutoring Services and the Learning Center (LC), as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, promotes advanced student learning at Parker University by providing opportunities to students. By providing learning resources, Tutoring Services and the LC coordinate student-centered academic support services and facilitate effective partnerships leading to improvements in student learning.
The tutoring program at Parker University started in 1987, as an extension of retention efforts put forth by the Dean of Students at the time, Rob Webb. Throughout the years, it was managed by Counseling Services in the Department of Student Affairs. With the creation of the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2012, as well as the Coordinator of Learning Resources position in 2013, Tutoring Services transitioned to the CTL for further growth. In 2015, an online tutoring platform was also purchased in order to expand services to programs without access to on-ground peer tutoring. In 2016, the Learning Center was formally created to house the small group tutoring sessions, as well as various models and academic resources.