University of the Ozarks: Jones Learning Center

Mission Statement

True to our Christian heritage, the University of the Ozarks prepares students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds to live life fully.  The Jones Learning Center (JLC), a comprehensive support program at Ozarks, is designed to serve students with documented learning disabilities, AD/HD, or autism spectrum disorder who can think critically, but need additional support to demonstrate their knowledge in a traditional academic environment. 

Program Description

Program Overview

The Jones Learning Center (JLC) is a comprehensive support program designed to serve students with documented learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who have average or above average intellectual abilities.  Students who benefit from the services of the JLC are able to think critically, but need additional support to demonstrate their knowledge in a traditional academic environment.  Established in 1971 as a fee-based program, the JLC has a current staff-to-student ratio of 1:5.

Description of Services

Students have individual daily sessions with masters’ level coordinators and have access to skill specialists, peer tutors, notetakers, one-to-one test administration, and assistive technology. In 2012 the Living and Learning Community (LLC) was established, specifically for students with social and independent living skills deficits.  The LLC provides an added residential component for the first year and both individual and group sessions with the coordinator of that program throughout the college career. 

Application Process

Rolling

Target Population

  • Specified Learning Difference
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • ASD and at least average verbal abilities Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with at least average verbal abilities

Contact Information

Jones Learning Center
University of the Ozarks
415 N. College Avenue
Clarksville, AR 72830
www.ozarks.edu/jlc
Phone: 479-979-1403
Email: jlc@ozarks.edu

Program at a glance

How many students are enrolled in this program? 50-99

What are the annual costs for a student to attend this program? $10,000+

Is this program public? No

Is this program fee-based? Yes

how large is the instition associated with this program? 0-999

What type of institution is associated with this program? University