The Parker-Adams Year is a freshman learning community designed to integrate classroom and residential experiences. Essentially, students experience a community that focuses primarily on academic achievement, but also encourages leadership, service learning, and engagement in both the University and Tuscaloosa communities. Students in this program become knowledgeable about campus resources, participate in campus events, prepare for careers, and develop successful academic competencies.
Students have the option to live with other Parker-Adams participants in Harris Hall although it is not mandatory to live in Harris as a Parker-Adams participant. Tuscaloosa residents and students living in other residence halls are encouraged to participate.
Faculty and staff are specifically appointed to advise and support Parker-Adams students. This allows Parker-Adams students to get to know and spend time with their faculty. Dr. Larry Bowen, a math professor and former Associate Director for the Center for Academic Success, is the faculty-in-residence at Harris Hall who provides invaluable guidance. Student mentors who have completed the program are also available to provide peer advisement and encouragement. The Housing and Residential Community’s staff includes student resident assistants and a graduate assistant director that manage the facility, uphold policies and provide socials and programming in the hall.
The first year in a student’s college career is extremely important, and the Parker-Adams Program is designed to help students succeed!
Take a look at what the Parker-Adams Year can do for you below!
Registration for the 2018-2019 Freshman will open by December 15, 2017.