Please view updates related to the following categories. You can also view the updates on the COVID-19 page.
ACADEMICS AND CLASSES
Credit/No Credit Grading Update. The UA Little Rock Faculty Senate passed emergency legislation on March 20 to expand CR/NC (Credit/No Credit) grading options for the spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee has now refined this legislation. For more information on the expanded CR/NC grading option, consult the following:
- Updated CR/NC Student FAQ (This FAQ will also be posted soon on UA Little Rock’s COVID-19 update webpage)
- CR/NC “Decision Tree” (to help students and their instructors or advisors determine whether or not the CR/NC grading option will be of benefit in an eligible course
- Updated CR/NC Faculty FAQ
UA Little Rock is closing its residential facilities, effective April 6, 2020. This decision regarding safety was made after consultation with health officials, students, campus living staff, and university administration. Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health emergency, students are unable to return to UA Little Rock residence halls or apartments after April 6, 2020. Students without alternative housing options, including international students, may request an exception with the Office of Campus Living. Exception requests may also be submitted for reasons of personal safety, Internet access, lack of alternative housing, academic distress, and other legitimate reasons.
A decision regarding housing and meal plan refunds is unavailable at this time as UA Little Rock awaits guidance from the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and the University of Arkansas System. Information regarding housing and meal plan refunds will be shared with residents as soon as it is available.
Residents will receive a separate message from the Office of Campus Living with additional information regarding move-out instructions as well as the process for exception requests.
This is an unprecedented event for UA Little Rock. The health and safety of students and employees of the UA Little Rock community is our highest priority. Thank you for your patience and assistance through this difficult matter.
Library Hours Update
Beginning Tuesday, March 31, the UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library will offer library resources and services remotely. While the building will be closed until April 13, all library e-resources will be available 24/7 via the library website. Research assistance (via phone, email, text, and chat) will be available at Ask Ottenheimer Library.
COVID-19 NEWS FROM THE REGION
The Office of Communications and Marketing must approve all UA Little Rock messaging regarding COVID-19. This includes announcements to employees, students, or the community. If you have an announcement to be included in the COVID-19 daily digest, the announcement should have vice chancellor approval and should be sent to Jeff Harmon at email@example.com by 1 p.m. each day. If you have questions about what constitutes an appropriate announcement, please work with a member of the communications team.
At this time, please refrain from posting event modifications or office closings to university listservs without the appropriate vice chancellor approval.