About The PARC

PARC History

The College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts (PSFA) Academic Resource Center (or PARC) opened on October 11, 2021 as a study and recharge space with one professional learning coach. Its grand opening was the realization of seven years of visioning and planning by PSFA Assistant Dean Lanie Lockwood and others.

In Spring 2022, the PARC offered peer tutoring and peer learning coaching for the first time and launched its virtual learning center on Discord. In Fall 2022, the PARC added embedded tutoring, in which tutors partner with faculty members to provide in-class support and lead tutoring sessions outside of class for students in specific course sections. 

In January 2024, the PARC earned Level 1 International Tutor Training Program Certification through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). In doing so, the PARC became the second CRLA certified tutoring program at San Diego State University.

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Professional Staff

Our Impact

Quick facts:
  • During the 2021-22 academic year, the PARC was open for 123 days. In that time, students checked into the space 735 times.
  • In Fall 2021, 109 unique students checked into the PARC. In spring, 206 unique students checked into the PARC.
  • In Spring 2022, our first semester offering peer tutoring and learning coaching, students made approximately 30 appointments.

For more information, read our PSFA Academic Resource Center 2022-23 Report.

Hours of Operation

North PARC Hours:

Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

South PARC Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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We also have a virtual learning center on Discord that SDSU community members are welcome to join! On our Discord, students can hangout, get help making tutoring or coaching appointments from our welcome desk staff, and to ask quick questions of our tutors and learning coaches.

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