At UA Little Rock, we are committed to planning for the future and have been preparing for the fall semester. As plans are announced, we will provide information for students here.
Return to Campus Guide
Face Masks, Screening and Testing
All employees, students, and visitors are required to wear a face covering on campus in all indoor settings with limited exceptions (e.g. when eating). Face coverings will be required in outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained, also with limited exceptions. A cloth face covering, disposable face mask, or similar face covering must cover the mouth and the nose as recommended by the CDC. A face shield may also be worn but will not serve as a substitute for a face mask.
Students must self-screen daily. In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, positive COVID-19 cases should be reported to Health Services.
Fall 2020: Culture of Flexibility
Recognizing the need to protect potentially vulnerable members of the campus community and the increased work and care-taking needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, UA Little Rock will promote a culture of flexibility.
Attendance Policy for Fall 2020: Students who are not feeling well, or exhibiting risk factors of COVID-19 (e.g., cough, fever, recent contact with someone positive with COVID-19, etc.), and/or who do not pass the COVID-19 Screening should avoid contact with others, especially in congregate settings such as classrooms. As directed by University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald Bobbitt, faculty members have been encouraged to exclude physical classroom attendance as a factor in calculating the course grade.
In cases where courses and degree programs have mandatory clock hour requirements to meet licensure requirements, attendance will understandably be required, but faculty have been encouraged to creative and flexible approaches that might allow students who are ill or required to self-isolate to delay attendance or meet clock-hour requirements at another time or through alternative means that does not expose the academic community. Please speak with your professors if you are sick and unable to attend classes.
Students who are enrolled in courses with face-to-face components and who cannot wear a mask due to health reasons will be accommodated through the availability of synchronous and asynchronous online courses. For the small number of classes that, due to unique student learning outcomes, cannot feasibly be adapted for remote instruction, students should be advised to complete them in a later semester. If completing the requirement at a later time would delay graduation, we recommend that programs provide suitable course substitutions.
Request for Student Support
Students can request support from the UA Little Rock Care Team. A member from the Care Team (typically a staff member in your College) will make contact with you within 48-72 hours, usually sooner. The Care Team member is a resource who can help you navigate UA Little Rock, assist with academic support strategies, conflict resolution, connect you to campus and community resources, help you navigate financial resources, and assistance in crisis situations.