About the Library
The Library Resource Center of Parker University is located on the second floor of the South building at the top of the central staircase. Three enclosed study rooms and one open study room are in the library, another two study rooms are down the hall. Students have access to an additional fifteen study rooms in the North building. All study rooms contain computers with large, mounted, flat screen monitors and dry erase boards or tables. There is a black and white printer in the Library for student use.
The library collection consists of nearly 3,000 books, archival material, and DVDs. Additionally, there are over 370,000 e-books, 17,000 online journals, and 20,000 academic videos for students to use. The library collection contains physical textbooks for limited use, in addition to other curriculum and evidence-based resources.
The Parker Library also provides access to TexShare, EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest, databases such as AltHealth Watch, Medline, Mango Languages and Academic One File.
Parker University students with a disability that significantly impairs their functioning in a particular area may be eligible for disability services after completing the eligibility determining process. Many students may have concerns that they are viewed differently if their disability is revealed to those employed in their academic institution. The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Rehabilitation Acts were created to protect students from discrimination based solely on their disability. Confidentiality is a top priority of the services offered at Parker and only the director, the student, the instructor, and employees with a legitimate need to know have information pertaining to a disability. Some of the services provided include:
- Note-Taking Services
- Classroom Arrangement
- Board Exam Verification
- Recording Class Lectures
- Exam Accommodation
Counseling Services are free, confidential, and available to all students.
Parker University Counseling Center strives to meet a range of unique needs presented by college students. Committed to delivering quality care, the Parker University Counseling Center professionals provide a range of short-term mental health services to students. All students are welcome to request an appointment for an initial assessment to discuss their concerns. Clients in serious mental or emotional distress may be referred to providers trained in crisis management for stabilization.
The counseling office provides individual counseling for students. This entails a variety of areas:
- Academic concerns (e.g., study skills, test-taking anxiety, managing stress)
- Personal (e.g., self-confidence, social skills, depression, self-esteem, anxiety)
- Interpersonal difficulties (e.g., parent/family problems, peer conflicts)
Dr. Jacquelyn Elbel
Counselor (Licensed Psychologist)
Services and Tutoring
Parker University Department of Student Affairs provides many different programs to enhance student development including an activities calendar, career information and resources, community services, housing information, international student services, newsletters, a student discount program, part-time, on-campus employment information, and part-time and full-time employment information for off-campus employment.
The Parker University Department of Student Affairs assists all international students in finding housing and getting settled in the Dallas areas. In keeping with the Parker mission of expanding chiropractic throughout the world, the numbers of current international students at Parker and our graduates represent some 93 foreign countries.
Workshops are available on a variety of topics such as time management, test anxiety, managing relationships, and the importance of getting adequate sleep.
Through Tutoring Services, Parker University assists students seeking additional support outside the classroom. Students receive tutoring from peers who have demonstrated high academic achievement in their courses. Parker University has partnered with Tutor.com for students outside of peer tutoring. Information about accessing Tutor.com is provided to all students through Blackboard and includes access through single sign-on. The Center for Teaching and Learning is a student learning hub located in South 161, in the southeast corner of the first floor. This space provides peer tutoring, flexible study spaces, and learning models. The Center for Teaching and Learning manages these programs and services, allowing students with specific instructional needs to obtain extra educational assistance at no cost.
Learn more at MyParker.
You know where you want to go, and the Office of Career Services at Parker University knows how to help you get there. Our experience assists you in defining clear goals for the future and outlining the steps necessary to achieve your professional dreams.
The Office of Career Services also coordinates two Career Fairs each year where students and graduates can meet with employers offering careers in chiropractic and health sciences programs (Career Fairs have DC and all CHS employers represented).
The Parker Success Academy-Marketplace website provides some of the latest offerings for career growth including available associate/employment positions, practices for sale, office lease, and equipment for sale.
The Office of Career Services is located in East Building, Suite 200. It is best to schedule an appointment with our Student Activities and Career Services Coordinator, Alexandra Harrel.