The Academic Resource Center at Cox College provides support for students in academics and personal and social development. The Center aids students in developing transition-to-college foundations such as study strategies, note taking tips, test taking proficiencies, time management skills, learning styles assessments, and relaxation techniques, as well as providing guidance in dealing with stress, anxiety, and personal concerns.
The Academic Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor Terrace of the college. At the Center, students and faculty will find many informational forms, including those listed as follows: Information Update forms, Student Employment forms, Tutoring Request forms, Early Warning/Early Intervention forms, Disability Accommodation forms, and information about Student Ambassadors, the Student Government Association and other clubs and organizations. Students may suggest ideas or make comments via a suggestion box. The Academic Resource Center's goal is to encourage success strategies for college and for life. Workshops and seminars on textbook reading, all stages of writing research papers and reports, and APA style may be offered each semester. An introductory course, CCPL 100-Promoting Learning and Ultimate Success, provides incoming students with the opportunity to become familiar with the campus and to develop their learning skills.
Cox College offers an Early Warning/Early Intervention Program. This program occurs during the first five (5) weeks of classes, during the fall and spring semesters. The Academic Resource Center utilizes a proactive format to aid students needing additional study opportunities and resources. All students are encouraged to use the support services available through the Center.
Cox College's Academic Resource Center, located on the second floor Terrace, offers the services of qualified English tutors to interested college students. The ARC is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Drury University's Writing Center is available to Cox College students. The Writing Center is located in Olin Library, Room 204. To reach the Writing Center, call 873-7224, or contact the Center by e-mail: email@example.com. The Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. and Sunday 7-10 p.m. or by appointment.
While the Center takes walk-ins, it is best to plan in advance, and make an appointment. Please be sure to bring your assignment and a draft of whatever you have done.
A tutoring program is available to all students with one-on-one, small group and large group tutoring in both the general education courses and the nursing and health sciences courses. Students may serve as peer tutors through an application, orientation, and training process. Tutor resources such as tutor scheduling, handbooks, timesheets and attendance sheets provide an organized structure to the tutoring process. Students using the tutoring services will be asked to fill out tutor evaluation forms.
One-on-one, small group and large group tutoring sessions are available to Cox College students at no charge; however, if a tutee is unable to attend the tutoring appointment and adequate notices is not provided, a $10.00 fee will be charged to the student's college account. Peer tutors are individuals who have successfully completed courses within the curriculum with a grade of B or higher and have a 3.0 GPA. Students who seek tutoring assistance or are interested in becoming a tutor should contact the Academic Resource Center.
Cox College offers free supportive counseling services provided by a professional counselor to all current students. Students are encouraged to seek counseling help when they first experience signs of distress or other issues that they would like to discuss in a confidential setting. The counseling office is located in room 305 on the 3rd floor of the college. The counselor is available by appointment through the ARC, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 417-269-3598 or 417-269-3225. When counselors are not available on campus, students are referred to community agencies and resources.
- Burrell Center: 1300 Bradford Parkway, Springfield, MO; 269-5400. (Center is for outpatient mental health benefits.)
- Carol Jones Recovery Center for Women: 2411 W. Catalpa, Springfield, MO; (417)862-3455.
- Center for Addictions: 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO; (417)269-2273.
- Crisis Assist Team: (24-hour Hotline) (417)269-5245.
- Missouri Victim Center: 819 N. Booneville Ave., Springfield, MO; (417)863-7273. Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, services offered free-of-charge.
- Murney Clinic: 1322 South Campbell, Springfield, MO; (417)865-8943.
- MSU Counseling Center: 901 S. National, Springfield, MO; (417)836-5449.
- Ozarks Counseling Center: 1515 E. Battlefield, Suite A, Springfield, MO; (417)869-9011.
- Sigma House: 800 S. Park Ave., Springfield, MO; (417)862-3339
- St. John's Regional Health Center: 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO; (417)820-2000.
- Behavioral Health; (417)820-3707
- Psychological Associates; (417)820-9590
Treatment fees may be covered by insurance, sliding-scale fees, predetermined fees, self-pay, or may be free-of-charge. Please contact the individual agencies to discuss payment policies and options.