Student Resources

UALR has many resources to help students achieve academic success. Here is a list of information resources to assist you in locating the answers you need.

Social Networking

Anyone interested in keeping up with news, activities, announcements, and job postings for the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program is invited to join the “UALR Information Quality Graduate Program” group on LinkedIn and to also “like” the page of the same name on Facebook.

Advising

IQ graduate students will find that the IQ program coordinator (or designated faculty advisor) is their principle source of information for academic advising. However many of the questions that graduate students have about academic issues are similar to those asked by undergraduate, transfer, and continuing students. To get answers to frequently asked questions about academic advising, visit the Link for UALR Academic Advising

BOSS

BOSS is the online system that UALR students use to access their admission, registration, and academic record (transcript) services as well as account management for UALR IT systems (e.g. Email, WebCT, NetId, etc.) You can access BOSS by logging into the Link for BOSS

Campus Buildings and Maps

Need help finding your way around campus?  Maps of the UALR campus are available at the Link for Campus Maps.

Computer Labs

To find the location and hours for the EIT Student Lab, visit the Link for EIT Student Lab.

Computing Services

If you’re having trouble with a UALR computer, your UALR e-mail, or any other on-campus technology problem, please contact Computing Services (Link for Computing Services).

Counseling and Career Planning

UALR’s Office of Counseling and Career Planning (Link for Office of Counseling and Career Planning) offers assistance in personal counseling, career and educational planning, and the job search. Individual appointments with a counselor are available to facilitate progress toward life goals and to help overcome problems. The office also has many tools to help students in their career goals, from interest finders and occupational information to job listings.

Disability Support Services

It is the policy of UALR to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal law and state law. Any student with a disability who needs accommodation, for example in arrangements for seating, examinations, note-taking should inform the instructor at the beginning of the course. It is also the policy and practice of UALR to make web-based information accessible to students with disabilities. If you, as a student with a disability, have difficulty accessing any part of the online course materials for this class, please notify the instructor immediately. The chair of the department offering this course is also available to assist with accommodations. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services, telephone 501-569-3143 (v/tty), and on the Web (Link for Disability Support Services).

Extended Programs

To learn more about other distance education programs besides the MSIQ’s online program, please visit the Link for UALR Extended Programs.

Intensive English Language Program

The Intensive English Language Program has been helping students learn English as a second language for over 20 years. The program is a member of state, national and international professional ESL associations and its teachers are enthusiastic, well experienced instructors in the ESL field. Each of these programs is designed to fit your needs, with textbooks and materials chosen carefully to help you to reach your individual goals. To find out more, visit the Link for the Intensive English Language Program.

International Students

The Link for International Student Services has information of particular interest to UALR’s International students.

Library

The Ottenheimer Library is a vital building for any UALR student. In addition to collections of books, journals, and magazines, the Library also allows students to access its resources from anywhere with an Internet connection. For more information about the Ottenheimer Library, please visit the Link for Ottenheimer Library.

Registering for Classes

If you have questions about how to register for classes at UALR, please visit the Link for How to Register at UALR.

Student Services and Support

If you need any type of assistance while at UALR, EIT Student Services and Support will help you get it.  International students can get help from the International Services Office.

Student Success Guide

This guide was created for new students to UALR to help them locate much of the information that they will need. For more information, visit the Link for the Student Success Guide.

Veteran Services

UALR will assist veterans and dependents with the filing of required documents for educational benefits with the Veterans Administration. To see a complete list of services available to veterans and military personnel at UALR, visit the Link for Veterans Admissions.

Blackboard

Blackboard is the system used at UALR to support distance education.  Blackboard has tools that support both synchronous (webcasting) and asynchronous (course websites) interactions between students and instructors.  All of the required courses for the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program are webcast through Blackboard using the Wimba Live Classroom tool.  More information about Blackboard is available at http://ualr.edu/blackboard/welcome/how-to/.

Websites featuring Information Quality

There are a number of websites that MSIQ students will find useful in tracking what is new in the field of information quality. Here is a list to get you started.

Writing Center

The online writing center was developed for students and others in the UALR’s community who want writing help, but who might not be able to come to the University’s writing center during regular business hours. To find out more about what the writing center has to offer, visit the Link for the Writing Center.

Open Education Database

Free resources to help you write better, faster, and more persuasively http://oedb.org/library/features/150-writing-resources/

TOEFL Practice Examinations

Exam Focus website http://www.examfocus.com/toefl/