UAFS Advising Guide 2011-2012
The advising guide for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
[AdvisingGuide] University of Arkansas - Fort Smith [AdvisingGuide] 2 [AdvisingGuide] 3 [AdvisingGuide] [Welcome!] Welcome to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith! We are pleased that you have made the decision to attend our University. We are proud of our reputation for quality education and the many academic and social opportunities that are available to our students. The Advising Guide is your guide to the many available resources that will help you take the first steps in reaching your educational goals. We hope that with the information and tools provided in this guide, you will have a better understanding of your responsibilities as a student and the many services available to assist you. Our advisors are committed to providing you with quality advising that guides you toward graduation. We encourage you to establish relationships with your advisor and faculty members early. These relationships will play an important role in your college experience and ultimate success. Our faculty and staff are committed to assisting you in reaching your personal and educational goals. We encourage you to take advantage of the information provided in this guide and every learning opportunity available to you on our campus. Your success is our success! Sincerely, Director of Student Advisement and Career Planning [Advising Vision/Mission] Vision: UA Fort Smith aspires to be recognized for its excellent academic advising through initiatives to meet the changing needs of a growing and diverse community. Mission: The advising mission is to empower students to develop and achieve educational plans consistent with their academic, personal, and professional goals in order to succeed in an ever-changing world. Values: Personal Responsibility Continuous Improvement Collaboration Integrity Inclusiveness Transparency Persistence Efficiency Diversity Accessibility Accountability Reflection Stop by the Student Advisement and Career Planning office located on the upper level of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center or call 479.788.7400 to schedule an appointment. Hours: Monday â€“ Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also email email@example.com with advising questions. 4 [AdvisingGuide] [Table of Contents] Academic Advising Advising Syllabus Academic Calendar 2011-2012 How Do I Know Who My Advisor Is? Advising Contact Information 6-7 8 9 10-13 General Education Requirements How Do I Register Online? Search for Classes Wait-List Classes Drop Classes LionsLink: How Do I? Online Information How to Read Your Schedule 14 15 16 16 16 17-19 20 21 Registration Academic Resources Academic Success Center Guided Study Academic Early Alert Calculating my GPA Academic vs. Financial Aid Standing Student Support Services Library Services Time Management Worksheet Transfer Credits Major and Career Resources Majors Undecided About My Major? How Do I Change My Major/Declare My Minor Steps to a Successful Career Plan Four Year Educational Planner Career Services Student Resources Financial Aid Online Payment Lions ID Card Student Services Student Organizations Greek Life Athletics Lion Lingo Campus Resource Index Phone Directory 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40-41 42 43 44 45-47 48-50 51 5 [AdvisingGuide] [Advising Syllabus] “Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience...” Dr. Richard Light, Harvard University What is academic advising? Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004). Required materials: Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the following required materials. • LionsLink Username and Password • Academic Catalog: uafortsmith.edu/Catalog/Index • Student Handbook & Code of Conduct: uafortsmith.edu/Life/PoliciesAndPublications Students are responsible for bringing the following required materials to their advising appointments or sessions. • Lions ID card • Proposed class schedule, including: • CRNs (Course Reference Number) • Title of course • Days and times of course • Each of these items can be found at: uafortsmith.edu/Academics/ClassSchedules What you are expected to do? • Become knowledgeable about UA Fort Smith’s curriculum requirements, policies, and procedures • Clarify your academic and career goals • Provide your advisor with accurate information about your interests and abilities • Be proactive in your learning process • Be proactive in your academic and career decision making process • Ask questions about issues or concerns you have • Follow through on suggested resources, referrals, assignments, and/or actions your advisor provides • Keep records of your meetings and official documents • Come prepared to your appointments with class schedule • Read your UAFS e-mail daily • Accept responsibility for your decisions and your actions, both positive and negative, that affect your academic and career goals and/or progress toward those goals What you can expect from your advisor? • Communicate effectively UA Fort Smith’s curriculum requirements, policies, and procedures • Encourage students to develop realistic academic and career goals • Encourage students to take responsibility for academic and career plans • Monitor and accurately document student progress toward academic and career goals • Monitor and accurately document student progress toward graduation • Encourage students to take responsibility for their actions • Listen carefully to questions and/or concerns • Provide accurate and timely referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources • Maintain confidentiality, adhering to FERPA guidelines and UA Fort Smith policies 6 [AdvisingGuide] When should you meet with your advisor? Academic Advising If your question or statement begins: “How do I …” “Where do I …” “When do I…” “Who is…” “What do I…” “Help…” “I do not know…” “Why do I…” Checklist q 1. I have activated my LionsLink account and changed my password. q 2. I have registered for classes and printed my class schedule for the upcoming semester. q 3. I have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov if I plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. q 4. I have logged into LionsLink and reviewed the information under the “My Courses” and all other tabs. q 5. I have reviewed the sections in the academic catalog, located on the UA Fort Smith website, that describe academic assistance and support, academic and college policies and procedures. q 6. I have reviewed the Student Handbook & Code of Conduct at uafortsmith.edu. q 7. I have accessed the “Student & Campus Life” tab at uafortsmith.edu to investigate how I might become involved on campus. q 8. I have received my Lions ID card from the Records Office. Registration Prior to the Start of my First Semester… Each Semester… Academic Resources q 9. I have reviewed my address, phone number, and major in LionsLink, and the information is correct. q 10. I have reviewed the requirements for my major as outlined in the Academic Catalog. q 11. I have developed my academic long-term plan and I will update it each semester. q 12. I have checked my financial aid status in LionsLink to make sure I have completed all my requirements. q 13. I have met with my advisor to release my advising hold. q 14. I have checked to ensure no other holds exist which may prevent me from web registering, i.e. Library fines or Business Office. q 15. I completed a degree evaluation within LionsLink. Ongoing… q 16. I check my UAFS email daily. q 17. I routinely check LionsLink and review bulletin boards for information about campus events and student clubs and organizations. Yearly… q 18. I have reviewed and completed all financial aid requirements if applicable. Prior to my Final Semester… q 19. I have completed a degree evaluation in LionsLink, registered for my final semester, and submitted an application for graduation to my advisor. Student Resources Major and Career Resources 7 [AdvisingGuide] [Academic Calendar 2011-2012] Fall Semester (2011) University Days New Student Convocation Classes Begin Holiday (Labor Day) ADHE Census Date Mid-Term Grades Due Fall Break (no classes - offices open) Holiday (Thanksgiving) Last Day of Classes Final Exam Week Commencement Final Grades Due (R-F) August 18-19 (U) August 21 (M) August 22 (M) September 5 (T) September 6 (W) October 19 (W) November 23 (R-U) November 24-27 (T) December 6 (W-T) December 7-13 (W) December 14 (F) December 16 (Noon) 73 Class Days Spring Semester (2012) University Day Classes Begin Holiday (Martin Luther King Day) ADHE Census Date Mid-Term Grades Due Spring Break 2011 Faculty Appreciation Ceremony/ Undergraduate Research Symposium Last Day of Classes Final Exam Week Commencement Final Grades Due 73 Class Days (F) January 6 (M) January 9 (M) January 16 (T) January 24 (W) March 7 (M-U) March 19-25 (F) April 13 (F) April 27 (S-F) April 28 - May 4 (S) May 5 (T) May 8 (Noon) Domestic & International Maymester (2012) Classes Begin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due (M) May 7 (F) May 25 (T) May 29 (Noon) 15 Class Days Summer I (2012) Classes Begin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due 19 Class Days Summer II (2012) Classes Begin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due 19 Class Days 8 (T) May 29 (R) June 28 (T) July 3 (Noon) (T) July 2 (R) August 2 (T) August 7 (Noon) [AdvisingGuide] Go to uafortsmith.edu, click on the LionsLink 01 link. Enter your username and password. Academic Advising [How Do I Know Who My Advisor Is?] On the Student Records page, find the first 05 option: Major, Advisor Information: Then, select the My Courses tab from the Registration 02 Welcome page. If you have not already selected the current Academic Resources Then click Submit: Major and Career Resources 03 On the My Courses page (below), select Student Services and Financial Aid from your options to the left: 06 term (semester), you will be asked to do so. 04 On the Student Services & Financial Aid page, Student Resources select Student Records: 9 [AdvisingGuide] [Advising Contact Information] [Student Advising and Career Planning] What Majors Do They Advise? • All Associate Degrees: AAS, AGS, or AA (including undecided majors) • Non-Degree seeking • Seeking a Certificate • Lifelong Learners • Transient Student • Students taking student success courses Professional Advisors Who Do I Contact? For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a Professional Advisor, you may: • call 479.788.7400 • email firstname.lastname@example.org • go to: uafortsmith.edu/Advising • visit the Student Advisement office on the 2nd floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Joann Chandler 479.788.7129 email@example.com Brad Molder 479.788.7411 firstname.lastname@example.org Monica Moore 479.788.7130 email@example.com Louis Scivally 479.788.7795 firstname.lastname@example.org Kyle Harris 479.788.7115 email@example.com Julie Mosley 479.788.7404 firstname.lastname@example.org Mindy Patton 479.788.7133 email@example.com Anna Schumacher 479.788.7416 firstname.lastname@example.org Who is my advisor? Please go to page 9 and follow the instructions to see who your advisor is. Career Planning Student Advisement and Career Planning can assist you in your decision of which career would be best for you by using a combination of selfassessment tools. Students wanting to talk about majors and goal setting should make an appointment with one of our Professional Advisors. Refer to page 32 “Undecided About My Major” for more information on Career Planning and Goal Setting. [College of Applied Science and Technology] What Majors Do They Advise? How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? *Both degrees require that students first complete an Associate’s Degree that meets the program’s requirements. For example, the BAS degree requires completion of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. • Bachelor of Applies Science (BAS)* • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL)* You are advised in the College of Applied Science & Technology by a faculty member if you meet the following requirements: • Have completed an Associate’s Degree (AAS, AGS, or AA) that meets the requirements of their program • Are not taking any student success courses Who Do I Contact? BSOL majors should make an appointment by contacting either: Dr. L. VanOsdol Dr. Amy Jordan 479.788.7296 OR 479.788.7295 Vines 149 Vines 148 BAS majors should make an appointment by contacting either: Dr. Leroy Cox Dr. Kerrie Tabor 479.788.7768 OR 479.788.7707 Baldor 119B Baldor 119 10 If these faculty members are not available, contact the Advising Coordinator for an appointment: Bobby Jones 479.788.7798 Baldor 142A [College of Business] Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) • Accounting • Business Administration • Marketing Who Do I Contact? How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Business if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major in Accounting, Business Administration, or Marketing • Are not taking any student success courses Academic Resources Registration All College of Business Majors contact: Courtney Sturges, Advising Coordinator 479.788.7878 Business and Industrial Institute, 105 Walk-in appointments are seen if advisors are available. [College of Education] What Majors Do They Advise? How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? *Secondary Education Majors are advised in the College that houses their degree. • Math, Life Science, and Physical Science Secondary Education majors are advised in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (see page 13). • Music Education majors are advised in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (see pages 12). • Spanish and English Secondary Education majors are advised in the College of Languages and Communications (see page 13). Who Do I Contact? Bachelor of Science (BS) • Early Childhood Education • Middle-level Education in Math/Science (Grades 4-8 Licensure) • Middle-level Education Language Arts/Social Studies (Grades 4-8 Licensure) The College of Education also advises students in Endorsement Programs (areas that can be added to a teaching license/major area but are not a major themselves): • 5th and 6th Grade • Algebra I Grade 8 • Special Education – Instructional Specialist in Birth - Age 8 • Special Education – Instructional Specialist in Grades 4-12 You are advised in the College of Education by a faculty member if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major in Early Childhood Education or a Middle-Level Education program • Are not taking any student success courses. If you do not know who your advisor in the College of Education is, call Lisa Beshears, the Administrative Specialist for the College of Education, to make an appointment with the Advising Coordinator for the Early Childhood and Middle Level education programs. Ms. Beshears can be reached at: 479.788.7900 If you know who your assigned faculty advisor is, you can meet with him/her by signing up for an appointment on the sign-up sheet outside her/his office at least 24 hours in advance. 11 Major and Career Resources Student Resources What Majors Do They Advise? Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] [AdvisingGuide] [College of Health Sciences] What Majors Do They Advise? Bachelor of Science (BS) • Imaging Sciences (BS): • Diagnostic Medical Sonography • Management • Nursing (BSN) • RN to BSN Online Completion How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Health Sciences if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major and have been admitted into Imaging Sciences, BSN, or RN to BSN Online Completion • Have declared Nursing (BSN) and are not taking any student success courses Who Do I Contact? Please contact the College of Health Sciences to make an advising appointment with a faculty advisor. Lori Jones, Advising Coordinator 479.788.7841 Pendergraft Health Sciences Building, 108 Appointments are recommended. If unavailable, contact: Janet Mailer 479.788.7283 Pendergraft Health Sciences Building, 104 [College of Humanities and Social Sciences] What Majors Do They Advise? How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? Bachelor of Arts (BA) • History • Psychology • Music • Studio Art • Theatre You are advised in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major in History, Psychology, Music, Studio Art, or Theatre • Are not taking any student success courses Bachelor of Music Education (BME) • Music Education –Instrumental Music P-8 and 7-12 • Music Education – Vocal Music P – 8 and 7 -12 Bachelor of Science (BS) • Criminal Justice • History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure 7-12 • Graphic Design Who Do I Contact? All Humanities & Social Sciences majors except Music contact: Debbie Findlay, Advising Coordinator 479.788.7433 Vines 123 Appointments are recommended. 12 If unavailable, contact: BJ McKim, Administrative Specialist 479.788.7570 Vines 119 All music majors contact: LeAnn Clairday, Administrative Specialist 479.788.7530 Breedlove 202 [AdvisingGuide] Bachelor of Arts (BA) • English • Media Communication • Rhetoric and Writing • Spanish Bachelor of Science (BS) • English with Teacher Licensure 7-12 • Spanish with Teacher Licensure 7-12 How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Languages and Communication if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major in English, Media Communication, Rhetoric and Writing, or Spanish • Are not taking any student success courses Registration Who Do I Contact? Academic Resources All College of Languages and Communication majors contact: Pat Broadwater, Administrative Assistant 479.788.7290 Vines 225 [College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics] What Majors Do They Advise? Bachelor of Science (BS) • Biology and Biology with Secondary Teacher Licensure • Chemistry, Chemistry with Biochemistry Option, and Chemistry with Secondary Teacher Licensure • Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) • Information Technology (Database, Networking, Programming, and Web Developer) • Math/Math with Secondary Teacher Licensure How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics by a Faculty member if you meet the following requirements: • Have a declared major in one of the above mentioned programs. • Are not taking any student success courses. If you are a Biology or Biology Secondary Education major, contact the Department Chair’s administrative assistant at 479.788.7735 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. If you are an Information Technology (IT) major, contact the Department Chair’s administrative assistant at 479.788.7756 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. If you are a Chemistry or Chemistry Secondary Education major, contact the Department Chair’s administrative assistant at 479.788.7735 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. If you are an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering major, contact the Department Chair’s administrative assistant at 479.788.7756 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Student Resources Who Do I Contact? Major and Career Resources What Majors Do They Advise? Academic Advising [College of Languages and Communication] If you are a Math or Math Secondary Education major, contact the Department Chair’s administrative assistant at 479.788.7960 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. 13 [AdvisingGuide] [General Education Requirements] What are Core (General Education) Requirements? Humanities (3 credit hours, 1 Class) These courses are designed to give students a broad set of critical and analytical skills as well as general exposure to a variety of academic fields. Here is a sample* of the core requirements for a degree plan: History/Government (3 credit hours, 1 Class) Core, or General Education, classes are the basic courses every student must take to receive a Bachelor’s (and in most cases, an Associate’s) Degree from UA Fort Smith. English Composition (6 credit hours, both classes) q ENGL ENGL or q ENGL RHET 1203 1213 Freshman English I and Freshman English II 1233 2863 Honors Composition and Advanced Composition Math (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q MATH 1303 or MATH 1403 College Algebra or Math courses with MATH 1403 as a prerequisite. Speech (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q SPCH 1203 Introduction to Speech Communication Sciences** (8 credit hours, 2 Classes with labs) q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL CHEM CHEM CHEM CHEM GEOL PHSC PHSC PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS 1153/1151 1523/1521 1533/1531 2303/2301 2503/2501 2703/2701 1303/1301 1314 1403/1401 1413/1411 1253/1251 2653/2651 2713/2711 2784 2803/2811 2823/2831 2903/2911 2923/2931 Biological Science/Lab Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab General Botany/Lab General Microbiology/Lab General Zoology/Lab Chemical Principles/Lab Organic Physiological Chemistry College Chemistry I/Lab College Chemistry II/Lab Physical Geology/Lab Earth Science/Lab Physical Science/Lab Physics Concepts & Applications College Physics I/Lab College Physics II/Lab Engineering Phys. I/Lab Engineering Phys. II/Lab Fine Arts (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q q q q ART ART HUMN MUSI 14 2863** 2873** 2563 2763 Survey of Art History I Survey of Art History II Humanities through the Arts Music Appreciation q q q q q ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL PHIL q HIST q HIST q POLS 2783** 2793** 2803** 2813** 2753 2753 2763 2753 American Literature to 1865 American Literature 1865 to Present World Literature to 1750 World Literature 1750 to Present Introduction to Philosophy U.S. History I U.S. History II American National Government Social Sciences (6 credit hours, 2 Classes from 2 Different Areas of Study) q q q q q ANTH ECON ECON GEOG HIST HIST HIST HIST POLS q PSYC q SOCI 2803** Cultural Anthropology 2803** Principles of Macroeconomics or 2813** Principles of Microeconomics 2753 World Regional Geography 1123 Civilizations of the World to 1500 or 1133 Civilizations of the World since 1500 2753 U.S. History I or 2763 U.S. History II or 2753 American National Government (If not used for History/Government requirement) 1163 General Psychology 2753 Introduction to Sociology Some majors also require lower-level coursework in a World Language. *The specific courses that meet the General Education requirements for each major differ. For example, psychology majors must take two (2) social science courses from the list above in addition to PSYC 1163 General Psychology. See your signed degree plan or Academic Catalog for specific information. **See most recent Academic Catalog for the current prerequisites for courses in these subject areas. [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [How Do I Register for Classes Online?] 1.) Log in to your campus LionsLink account. 7.) Once you have submitted your 3.) Select “Registration,” then “Register or Add/Drop Classes.” 4.) Select a term from the drop down menu and click “Submit.” TIP: DO NOT select a term that says “Non-Credit” or “View Only.” Registration select “Register” from menu on the left side of the screen. TIP: If you click on “Register” and you get an error message, please email techsupport@ uafortsmith.edu from your LionsLink e-mail address for assistance. 8.) View or print a copy of your schedule. TIP: Select print from the tool bar at the top of your browser or from the File menu and your schedule will print. Every time you make a change to your schedule, you must print or view a copy of your schedule to make sure the change occurred. This is especially important if you are trying to withdraw from classes to avoid tuition charges. TIP: You will need a copy of this schedule and your Lions ID in order to purchase textbooks at the Campus Store. Academic Resources 2.)Select the “My Courses” tab then CRN(s), you will return to the Add/Drop Classes Screen. Your classes and registration status are displayed as you scroll down the screen. A status of Web Registered indicates successful registration. TIP: A red stop sign indicates a registration error. It is followed by a brief explanation of the error. Examples of errors are prerequisite error, closed classes, wait-listed class, or classes unavailable for web registration. Please see your advisor if you have questions about errors. Major and Career Resources TIP: Please make sure that you can log in to LionsLink prior to registration. If you need to have your password reset, go to LionsPass. You will need to have your original password, which you can pick up at Admissions, located on the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. 5.) You should now see your online Student Resources registration form. Please make sure the information listed is correct. TIP: You may correct your address online. You must meet with an advisor to correct your major and visit the Records Office to correct your name. If you indicate that any information is incorrect, you will still be able to web register. 6.) Once you have submitted your information, you will be asked to accept or decline your registration. Once you have accepted, you will be able to register. You may now enter the CRN(s) in the boxes provided, then click on the Submit Changes button to complete your registration. 15 [AdvisingGuide] [Search For Classes] Go to the University website at uafortsmith.edu and hover the mouse over “Academics,” then select “Class Schedules.” • Select the “Term” • Select the “Subject” or enter Course Number • Click the “Search Class” button • Other criteria can be selected to refine your search, like course number, day, times, or full online. [Wait-List Classes] If the course is closed then look for other open sections in the same course or other courses that fulfill your academic requirements. Contact your advisor if you need help identifying other appropriate courses. If you decide to join the wait-list for the closed section then register for the class through LionsLink. If a seat becomes available, you will be moved into your wait-listed course. If you no longer want your wait-listed course, you must drop the course. Please check your online schedule using LionsLink to find out if you were moved into your wait-listed course. Instructions for viewing your schedule online are on page 17. • You must meet all pre- or corequisites for a wait-listed course. • You may not be registered and on a wait-list for the same course. • You can only be wait-listed for the same course once. • You may not wait-list a course that has a time conflict with another class. • You may not wait-list a course which will put you beyond your maximum allowed credit hours. [Drop Classes] Before the term starts, in your schedule that appears in LionsLink, choose “Drop” from the Action Column to drop a class. Then choose “Submit Changes.” Your schedule should reflect the change. Check with an advisor for drop deadline information. After the term starts, see your advisor to complete a “Change of Schedule Form,” then go to the Records Office to process the withdrawal from a class. After the 11th class day, a signature from the instructor is required to drop a class. Students must officially withdraw prior to the start of term for full refund. Official withdraws after the term starts will be prorated for refunds. The most effective way to avoid dropping a class is to make a realistic assessment of your ability to do well in a class before you enroll in it. However, there can be consequences from dropping courses: • Dropping below full time status might delay graduation plans. • Completing fewer credit hours in an academic semester/year could affect certain types of financial aid, including scholarships. • Dropping below 12 hours could affect benefits such as health/auto insurance coverage. Before dropping, seek assistance from your advisor! 16 [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [LionsLink: How Do I?] How do I register for classes? See the “How Do I Register for Classes Online?” page (page 15) for detailed instructions or visit: uafortsmith.edu/Advising/WebRegistrationInstructions How do I see who my advisor is in LionsLink? See the “How Do I Know Who My Advisor Is?” page (page 9) for detailed instructions on finding out who your advisor is. How do I find the date I can register in LionsLink? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. Click “Registration.” Click “Student Detail Schedule.” Select “Term” (i.e. Fall 2011). Click “Submit.” How do I view my midterm/final grades in LionsLink? 1) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click the “My Courses” tab. 4) Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. 5) Click “Student Records.” 6) Select either “Midterm” or “Final Grades.” 7) Select “Term” (i.e. Fall 2011). 8) Click “Submit.” Note: Midterm grades will be available when they are posted by your instructor. Final grades are available according to the date on the academic calendar. For your most recent grade in a current class, your instructor is the best source of information. (continued on next page) 17 Student Resources How do I view/print my class schedule in LionsLink? Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration 1) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click the “My Courses” tab. 4) Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. 5) Click “Registration.” 6) Click “Check Your Registration Status.” 7) Select “Term” (i.e. Fall 2011). *Do NOT select a term that says “Non-Credit.” 8) Click “Submit.” Note: You may need to go back and select a new term if your LionsLink is set for the current term. If you cannot find your registration date, contact your Faculty or Professional Advisor. [AdvisingGuide] What should I do if I forget my password for LionsLink? If you did NOT set a Secret Question and Answer or you do not remember your Secret Question or Answer, visit the Admissions Office with your Student ID card to have your password reset. If you DID set a Secret Question and Answer (either through LionsPass or when registering for classes), you should: 1) Go to LionsPass at lionspass.uafortsmith.edu. 2) Click “Cancel” when asked for a username and password. 3) Click “Reset Password.” 4) Enter in your username and your date of birth then click “Submit.” 5) If you have a Secret Question, you will be prompted to answer it and type in a new password. 6) Confirm the new password by typing it in a second time and click “Change Password.” 7) If you answer the question correctly, your password will be set to the new password you just created. How do I view my transcript in LionsLink? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. Click “Student Records.” Click “Academic Transcript.” Select “Level” and “Type” of transcript. “Type” can only be unofficial. If you need an official transcript, you will need to request one from the Records Office. Click “Submit.” How do I verify ( for insurance, financial aid, etc.) that I am enrolled in LionsLink? The Records Office has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications at any time for a scholarship, student loan, or insurance purposes. Students may access this service through LionsLink by clicking: 1) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click the “My Courses” tab. 4) Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. 5) Click “Student Records.” 6) Click “Enrollment Verification 24/7.” How do I check my financial aid status in LionsLink? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 18 Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” in the left-hand navigation menu. Click “Financial Aid.” Click on information you wish to see. [AdvisingGuide] How do I view/print a degree evaluation? Academic Advising 1) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click the “My Courses” tab. 4) Click “Student Services and Financial Aid” from the left-hand navigation menu. 5) Click “Student Records” from the menu. 6) Select “Degree Evaluation.” 7) Click the highlighted or underlined program to view degree evaluation. Note: If the major is not underlined or highlighted, click Generate New Evaluation at the bottom of the page to generate one. Select the radio button by the program and the evaluation term from the Term drop-down list and click Generate Request. How do I change my password? Academic Resources Registration 1) Go to lionspass.uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click “Change your Password.” 4) Enter your current password in the top box. 5) Enter your new password in the second box, being sure it meets the requirements listed on this website. 6) Re-Enter your new password in the third box to confirm the new password. Note: Your new password must meet the password requirements listed on this website and it must match exactly in both New Password boxes. 7) Click “Change Password” to set the new password. LionsLink will not let me see Student Services or Register. What do I do? If you can log in to LionsLink but are denied access to Student Services (Registration, Grades, Financial Aid, etc.), please send an email to email@example.com with your LionsLink ID number and a brief explanation of the problem. How do I buy my books? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. Click “Register” from the options to your left. Click “Registration.” Click “Buy Books.” Major and Career Resources Student Resources For more help with LionsLink, visit the Student Advisement webpage at: uafortsmith.edu/Advising 19 [AdvisingGuide] [Online Information] How to be Successful in an Online Course Many students do well in online courses while others learn better in the traditional classroom. Taking online courses has many benefits, but may also present many challenges. To be successful in online courses, you should have the following: Self-discipline Good time management skills Basic computer skills A solid command of reading and writing in English Ability to handle frustration caused by computer or other technical problems Be honest with yourself. If you have had difficulties in school in the past, or if you are not a self-directed learner, you should enroll in traditional classes in the first year to ensure success in your coursework. Then, when you have strengthened your skills and study habits, you can try online courses. Minimum computer requirements can be found on our website: techsupport.uafortsmith.edu/FAQs/BrowserProblems. Am I eligible to enroll in an online course? The university has implemented the following guidelines restricting the following students from enrolling in online/hybrid courses: those who are registered in Reading 0513 and/or English 0153/0163; those who are on academic probation or suspension; and those who are on academic warning. Students may enroll in online or hybrid courses once they are in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, and/ or have successfully completed Reading 0513 and/or English 0153/0163. Online Courses and Technical Related Issues If you have problems with the tests, assignments, or other content-related issues in your online courses, you should contact your instructor(s). Firsttime web students are required to complete the mandatory online orientation at: uafortsmith.edu/Online/OrientationInfoForWebBasedClasses. If you have problems with your computer, internet, or network connection when trying to work in your online courses, you should contact UA Fort Smith Technology Support at 479.788.7460 or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. What are the Different Types of Online Courses? Full Online Course The full online course (also called web class) has all course materials, class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes online. The final examination (and some major examinations) must be completed in a proctored environment. If you plan to take the examinations at a location other than the UA Fort Smith campus, you must complete the proctor form and obtain your instructorâ€™s approval. A fee will be charged for full online courses. (Contact the Records office for details.) These classes are noted with an E in the section number. Hybrid Course The hybrid course has the majority of course materials available online. The instructor reduces the normal class meeting time by at least 1/3. Most or all class assignments, discussions, projects, and quizzes are available online. You must take the final and any major examinations in the classroom. A fee is charged for hybrid courses. (Contact the Records office for details.) These classes are noted with a Y in the section number. Web-Enhanced Course The web-enhanced course may not be listed as an online course in the course catalog. Some course materials are available online, such as the syllabus, calendar, announcements, contact information, PowerPoint lectures, teaching notes, and some lessons. Faculty members may also put assignments and quizzes online so that you can submit assignments online and take quizzes. You must attend every class. You must take the final and major examinations in the classroom. No fee will be charged for web-enhanced courses. These classes are noted with a D in the section number. 20 [AdvisingGuide] 01 02 03 04 05 UA Fort Smith Student Schedule/Bill Fall 2011 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 CRN SUBJ CRSE SEC COURSE TITLE CREDS LV ST BEGIN END DAYS TIME BUILD ROOM INSTRUCTOR 1067 1318 1336 255 596 687 798 3.00 3.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 1.00 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 10/18/11 TR MWF T MWF TR MWF TR 1100-1215 pm 1000-1050 am 0100-0250 pm 1100-1150 am 0930-1045 am 0900-0950 am 0800-0850 am GARDNR MS-UC MS-UC HOLT MS-UC FL FL 138 101 344 102 206 219 108 Waller, T. Boyd, A. Knubley, C. Jennings, K. STAFF Peerbolte, G. Swoffard, T POLS 2753 PHSC 2653 PHSC 2651 ENGL 1203 MATH 1403 COBI 1033 MGMT 1201 002 002 006 013 012 002 004 American National Government Earth Science Earth Science Laboratory Freshman English I College Algebra Foundations of Business Planning for Success 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 RE WR WR RE RE WR RE Course Credits: 17.00 01. CRN (Course Reference Number): This is a unique identifier for each course per semester Registration 07/10/2010 10:13:56 Academic Advising [How To Read My Schedule] 02. SUBJ (Subject): This is the department offering the course (i.e., PSYC for Psychology) 03. CRSE (Course Number): This is a four-digit number for the course name (i.e., MATH 1403 is College Algebra) Academic Resources 04. SEC (Section): This alphanumeric item is used to specify the course times and instructors (i.e., MATH 1403 001) 05. COURSE TITLE: This is the name for the course (i.e., College Algebra) 06. CREDS (Credits): This number will show you the number of credits you are earning with the successful completion of the course 07. LV (Level): This two-digit number is a standard unit for the location of the course, with 10 as the number for UA Fort Smith 08. ST (Status): Declares the method of registration. RE=Manually Registered, WR=Web Registered, WL=Wait-Listed 09. BEGIN: The official beginning date for the course 10. END: The official ending date for the course Major and Career Resources 11. DAYS: Days this course will meet: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday, U=Sunday 12. TIME: Time this course will meet 13. BUILD: Building where the course will meet 14. ROOM: The room where this course will meet Student Resources 15. INSTRUCTOR: The lead instructor for the course 21 [AdvisingGuide] [Academic Success Center] The Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center (formerly the Learning Assistance Center) helps students become independent and efficient learners so they are better equipped to meet the University’s academic standards and successfully attain their own educational goals. The Academic Success Center (ASC) maintains a program of support services to address the educational needs of all students. The ASC staff considers not only the student’s academic background, preparation, and study habits, but also the specific challenges of the course content and the student’s overall college experience. Services offered include drop-in tutoring in math and writing, scheduled tutoring in other content areas, study strategies, and other helpful resources. Guided study, assessment tools, tutoring and course specific resources are available to students and are listed in further detail below. Group Tutoring Groups consisting of 2-8 students in the same course with the same instructor will meet twice per week. Any student can request group tutoring in Vines 202 and must submit a tutoring request form. Drop-in Labs Several areas of coursework have drop-in labs where you can find additional help in your classes. Math, science, information technology (IT), Spanish, and anatomy and physiology (A&P) all have specific drop-in times. Math CDs and Videos Students needing additional help in their math courses can utilize CDs and videos available in the Academic Success Center. These CDs and videos can pinpoint the exact topic where you need help and can also give you alternate explanations for further assistance. Writing Center If you’re looking for some writing help, stop by the Drop-In Writing Center. With resources and staff available, students can improve their writing at any stage of the writing process. 22 Student Success Mini-Workshops Special workshops are offered throughout the semester to help with topics such as note taking, time management, and setting goals. These workshops are offered on campus and are coordinated by the Academic Success Center. The Virtual Academic Success Center The Virtual Academic Success Center is designed to meet the needs of students taking online courses at UA Fort Smith. The Virtual ASC will provide you with access to many of the services offered by the ASC, including Guided Study materials and online versions of some of the mini-workshops offered by the ASC. The Virtual Academic Success Center may be accessed at: uafortsmith.edu/ASC/TheVirtualAcademicSuccessCenter uafortsmith.edu/ASC Fall and Spring Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summer Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Vines 202 479.788.7675 [Guided Study] Listed are some of the skills discussed in a guided study session to encourage your success in college. If you are interested in managing your time more effectively, and studying smarter not longer, please give us a call and schedule a guided study appointment. Note Taking Study Behavior Inventory Cramming is not effective study. Many students experience difficulty in math, you are not alone! This self assessment rates your study skills in math and suggests strategies that will improve those skills. Time Management Poor time management is possibly the #1 reason for failure in college. Finding time for study while balancing school, job, and family is challenging! Organization is essential. Let’s develop a plan that works for you. Test Taking Strategies Are you easily distracted when you test? Try earplugs to filter out distractions. This is one of many “tips” that may improve your test performance. Registration Math Study Skills Inventory The key to performing well on tests is starting early and using short frequent study sessions. This is one of the most effective plans for good test performance. Reducing Test Anxiety Do you “go blank” when you take a test? Do you recall information after you turn in the test? Test preparation is directly related to retention of information and for managing anxiety. We have a plan. For more information please call the Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center at 479.788.7675 or 479.788.7681. Academic Resources Study suggestions based on your preferred learning style, plus strategies to strengthen weaker ones. The result is more effective learning, regardless of the professor’s teaching style. Five Day Study Plan Major and Career Resources Learning Style Inventory One Hour of Successful Study Student Resources The SBI targets your strengths and weaknesses as a student. Good note taking is not writing down everything the professor says. Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] 23 [AdvisingGuide] [Academic Early Alert] What does an academic early alert do for me? An Academic Early Alert (AEA) provides feedback on your academic progress. Your faculty sends these out of concern for your success in her/his course. These may indicate that you need additional help in the course. In each AEA a potential problem is identified. How do I know if I have received an alert? You will receive an AEA by email from the instructor who sent the AEA. All students will receive an email about AEAs from Campus Announcments each semster. Why did I receive an alert? An AEA might be sent for the following reasons: excessive absences or tardiness; missing assignments; poor performance on tests or quizzes; poor performance in a course. Your faculty might also provide recommendation of support services and/or actions that can lead to success in the course. What should I do about the academic alert? Respond now! Contact your instructor to discuss the Alert’s concerns. Alerts that are not addressed in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on a student’s account, preventing registration. If I receive an alert, does that mean I am failing and should drop the course? Not necessarily. An AEA might not mean you are failing, but you should resolve the concern as soon as possible. Speak with your instructor to resolve the Alert’s concern. What if I have received an academic alert by mistake? Contact your instructor if you think you have received an AEA by mistake. Where can I go for help with test taking strategies? The Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a range of academic success strategies including test taking and text anxiety help. You can schedule an appointment with the Guided Study Specialist (see page 23) by calling 479.788.7675. The ASC is located in Vines 202. What can I do if I need help in my class? Your instructor is the best resource for help in a class. Other support services such as tutoring, drop-in math or writing labs, guided study assistance, and so forth are available at the ASC in Vines 202. Suggestions when meeting with your instructor: Focus on resolving the issue in the AEA. Remember that the instructor is the expert on success in his/her course. 24 [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [Calculating My GPA] 1.) To find your GPA (Grade Point Average) in a given semester, first add up the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled. CREDIT HOURS TOTAL CREDIT HOURS BIOL 1163 3 BIOL 1161 1 3+1=4 2.) Then, find your quality points. To do this, multiply the value of your grade in each class by the number of credit hours each class is worth. GRADE BIOL 1163 C (2.0) 2.0 x 3 hrs. = 6 BIOL 1161 B (3.0) 3.0 x 1 hr. = 3 TOTAL QUALITY POINTS Academic Resources COURSE QUALITY POINTS 6 + 3 9 4.0 B 3.0 C 2.0 D 1.0 F 0.0 Major and Career Resources * Each letter grade is worth a specific value as shown below: A Registration COURSE TOTAL QUALITY POINTS TOTAL CREDIT HOURS CALCULATION GPA 9 4 9/4 = 2.25 2.25 Student Resources 3.) Finally, divide the Total Quality Points by the Total Credit Hours. A GPA calculator is also available online at: A GPA Re-Calculator for classes being retaken can be found at: uafortsmith.edu/Advising/GPACalculator uafortsmith.edu/Advising/GPARecalculator 25 [AdvisingGuide] [Academic vs. Financial Aid Standing] Academic Standing Academic Warning (AW) – Result of the first time a student has a cumulative GPA below a 2.00. Student does not have limited enrollment, but is required to meet with their advisor to discuss academic progress. Student is not allowed to take full online or Hybrid classes. Financial Aid Standing Financial Aid Warning – Result of a student failing to successfully vs. complete 67% of the classes they enroll in and/or fail to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA as follows: 0-15 Hrs, 1.50 GPA; 16-29 Hrs 1.75 GPA; 30+ Hrs, 2.0 GPA Academic Probation (AP) – Result of student on Academic Financial Aid Probation – Result of a student on Financial Aid Warning not achieving both a 2.00 semester and cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation. Student does not have limited enrollment, but is required to meet with their advisor. Student is not allowed to take full online, Hybrid classes, or weekend classes, nor can they web register. Suspension appealing that suspension and having that appeal approved. If the appeal is approved the student is placed on Financial Aid Probation and can receive Financial Aid. Academic Suspension – Result of students while on academic probation, not achieving both a 2.00 semester and cumulative 2.00 GPA at the close of the fall, spring, or combined summer terms. If suspended the following guidelines will apply: First Suspension (A1) – For the first suspension, the student can: Option 1) Sit out one major term (fall or spring) and return without appeal or Option 2) Register in the following term for a maximum of 13 credit hours in a spring/fall or 4 credit hours in summer that must include SAS 0201 Bridge to Success. (AB Suspension) If the student does not make a 2.00 semester GPA and pass the SAS 0201 with a grade of C or better, the student will be suspended for one major term and cannot appeal. Second Suspension (A2) – Students must sit out a mandatory two major terms - a fall and spring semester. Third Suspension (A3) – Students will be placed on academic dismissal. Academic dismissal is permanent unless readmission is granted by the Admission Appeals Committee. Appeals will only be reviewed for extreme medical/life crisis situations if documented and past academic history is supportive. For all questions about Academic Warning/Probation/ Suspension, contact your assigned Faculty or Professional Advisor. 26 vs. Financial Aid Appeal – An appeal process is available to a student who is placed on financial aid suspension. Appeal forms are available vs. in the Financial Aid Office or online at uafortsmith.edu/Finaid/ FinancialAidForms. Financial Aid Suspension – Result of a student failing to meet minimum requirements while on financial aid probation or warning, or if they receive all F grades and/or withdraw from all courses in a semester. Financial Aid Suspension means the student is not eligible to receive financial assistance and can also result in a permanent loss of eligibility. A student on Financial Aid Suspension who failed to meet the requirements for Financial Aid Warning in the previous semester can submit an Appeal (see above) for financial aid suspension review. Maximum Time Frame – Students are expected to complete their degree program within 150% of the hours required for their degree. If a student attempts more hours than the 150% allowed they will be placed on Maximum Hours Suspension and will not be allowed to receive financial aid. If a student completes a certificate and moves into an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program, the hours completed for the certificate will be applied toward the total allowed for the higher degree. All acceptable hours appearing on transcripts from prior institutions will be included in the attempted hours calculation. ttt, withdrawals, and repeated courses will be included in the total number of attempted hours. If a student has exceeded the maximum time frame they can meet with their academic advisor and complete a ‘Request for Maximum Hour Extension’ which can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. For questions about Financial Aid status, contact a Financial Aid Advisor at 479.788.7090 [Student Support Services] Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRiO program that is 100% federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Funded to serve 140 students, SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates of participants. SSS provides academic tutoring, advice and assistance in course selection, information on financial aid availability (including grants, loans, and scholarships), and assistance in completing financial aid applications. Participants also receive information to improve financial and economic literacy and assistance in applying to graduate and professional programs. All participants must complete an application and meet the program eligibility requirements listed above. Applications may be obtained from the SSS office in Boreham Library 206-209 or from the website at uafortsmith.edu/Studentsupportservices. All participants must be planning to complete a bachelor’s degree and have a strong dedication to their education. Contact Information Boreham Library 206-209 uafortsmith.edu/Studentsupportservices 479.788.7355 Participant Requirements • Meet with assigned SSS staff four times a semester (once a month) • Attend two hours of group study or tutoring a week • Attend at least three workshops a semester • Maintain good academic standing while in the program Registration Once accepted into the program, participants can expect to obtain the following: • Individualized academic and career advising • Tutoring/Group study sessions • Learn how to communicate with instructors • Learn to utilize campus resources • Study skills/Time management • Presentation skills • Calculator workshops • Computer skills • Budgeting/Financial aid skills • Learning communities • Financial aid assistance • Budgeting advice • Graduate school assistance Academic Resources How to Join SSS Program Services Major and Career Resources Students must meet the following to qualify for the program: • Be committed to your education • Show a willingness to be successful • First generation college student (parents have not completed a bachelor’s degree prior to student turning 18) and/or • Meet certain income requirements and/or • Registered with ADA services Student Resources Eligibility Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] 27 [AdvisingGuide] [Library Services] The Boreham Library continues a long tradition of excellent service to the University campus. In addition to over 86,000 book volumes, the library provides 24/7 access to over 20,000 electronic books and over 35,000 full text periodicals available through library database subscriptions. The library also offers over 4,000 audiovisual titles and 60,000 microforms. Your Lions ID serves as your library card and is also used for printing services in the library. Borrowing – Your Lions ID card allows you to check out books, DVDs, CDs and other resources from the Boreham Library. You may also use your Lions ID card to borrow from the Fort Smith Public Library regardless of where you live. Computer Labs & Laptops – The library maintains 75 computer workstations for student use, including two labs and several computer clusters throughout the building. Fourteen laptops are also available to check out for use in the Library. Connect from Home – Students can access the Boreham Library Home page and the A to Z List of Research Databases directly. Although going through LionsLink is not required for use of the research databases, a current valid student ID number is required to use databases off campus. Copying/ Printing – The library has several printers (one for color printing) and two photocopiers available. Use your Lions ID card to pay for print services. Course Reserves – The library maintains additional course materials placed on reserve by instructors and makes them available online or for use in the library. Databases – Over 75 databases in a variety of subject areas are available to support all areas of undergraduate research. Group Study Rooms – Several group study areas are available, including 5 enclosed study rooms. Interlibrary Loan – This service provides access to materials from libraries nationwide. The library will locate and borrow books and articles for you from another library if it is not available here. Media Production Facilities – Scanners and CD burners are available throughout the Library. Reference and Research Assistance – Get assistance from our librarians in person, by e-mail or by phone. Pebley Center – Find books, microfilm archives, photographs and other materials on local and regional Arkansas history in the library’s Pebley Center. For more information, please visit the Boreham Library web page at library.uafortsmith.edu and visit the library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BorehamLibrary. Library Phone Numbers Book/AV Acquisitions 479.788.7206 Circulation Desk 479.788.7200 Interlibrary Loan 479.788.7201 Periodicals/Databases 479.788.7208 Reference Desk 479.788.7204 Toll-free 800.935.9341 Library Hours (excluding holidays) Spring/Fall Semesters Summer Terms Between Semesters Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CLOSED 28 [Time Management Worksheet] 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (W) 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Saturday (S) 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Friday (F) 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Thursday (R) Registration 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (T) Academic Resources Monday (M) Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Student Resources 3:00 p.m. Major and Career Resources Sunday (U) 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Schedule your class time and study time and then commit to it! 29 [AdvisingGuide] [Transfer Credits] Acceptance of Transfer Credits The amount of credit granted for transfer courses depends upon the nature and quality of the applicant’s previous work evaluated according to the academic requirements for the University. I took a class at another college/university; will it count towards my degree? irst, the Records Office will complete an initial evaluation of the transfer credits for the institution. Second, the department responsible F for the program of study will evaluate the transfer credits that will satisfy degree program requirements. Credits found to be eligible for general transfer may not always apply to a specific degree program. See your advisor if you have questions. I took a course and it did not count towards my degree program but I think it should have. What can I do? Make an appointment with your advisor about the course. Students should be prepared to submit course syllabi and course descriptions as they may be required for transfer work to be articulated. Your advisor can complete a Course Substitution Form for the class and attach the course syllabi and course description. The department responsible for the program of study will evaluate the transfer credits that will satisfy degree program requirements. Credits found to be eligible for general transfer may not always apply to a specific degree program. What does 1xxx, 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx on my transcript mean? UA Fort Smith does not have an equivalent course, but the course could possibly be used as an elective or substituted for certain requirements. See your advisor if you have questions. Not all of my coursework transferred in. Why? Transfer credit is awarded for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned, grades of “D” or “F” do not transfer. Also, the maximum number of hours transferable to a bachelor degree is 68 semester hours of lower-level (1000-2000) coursework. The only exception to this is the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree, to which 80 hours of lower-level coursework may transfer. The number of upper division transferable coursework will vary by department and program. I’m a current student and want to take a class during the summer at another college/ university; will it count here for my degree? Make an appointment to see your advisor. Students should be prepared to submit course syllabi and course descriptions as it may be required for transfer work to be articulated. Students can also look at the Transfer Credit Guide at uafortsmith.edu/Transfer/TransferCreditGuide. Articulation may not apply to every student in every situation and a Course Substitution Form may need to be submitted. More information on course transfer can be found at: acts.adhe.edu The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. uafortsmith.edu/transfer/transfercreditguide UAFS course equivalencies of general education or more for all Arkansas public colleges/universities and Carl Albert State College. The Transfer Student Organization is open to all transfer students. The Transfer Student Organization helps current transfer students get to know one another, recruits and mentors incoming transfer students, hosts transfer-topic related events (on overcoming Transfer Shock, for example), and assists the transition from Transfer Student to UAFS Lion. For more information on the Transfer Student Organization, contact Kelly Mabery at 479.788.7106. 30 Biology Business Administration Chemistry Creative Writing Criminal Justice English Geography* Geology* Historical Interpretation Associate’s Degree Administrative Professional – Accounting Assistant Administrative Professional – Human Resources Assistant Administrative Professional – Medical Office Assistant Associate of Arts Associate of General Studies Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Architectural Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Digital Design Music Education with Grades P-8 and 7-12 Teacher Licensure with Vocal Specialization Music Education with Grades P-8 and 7-12 Teacher Licensure with Instrumental Specialization Nursing (BSN) Nursing—RN to BSN Online Completion Program Organizational Leadership (BSOL) Psychology Rhetoric and Writing Spanish Spanish with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Studio Art Theatre History Information Technology – Database Technology Information Technology – Web Development Mathematics Media Communication* Music Philosophy Physics* Political Science Psychology Rhetoric and Writing Sociology Spanish Speech Studio Art Theatre Computer Aided Drafting and Design – General Computer Aided Drafting and Design – GIS/GPS Mapping Computer Aided Drafting and Design – Mechanical Criminal Justice Dental Hygiene Early Childhood Education Electronics Technology General Technology – General General Technology – Automotive General Technology – Welding Information Technology Law Enforcement Administration Legal Assistance/Paralegal Nursing Technology Radiography Surgical Technology Workforce Leadership Academic Resources Minors Imaging Sciences – Management Information Technology – Database Management Information Technology – Networking Information Technology – Programming Information Technology – Web Developer Marketing Mathematics Mathematics with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Mechanical Engineering Media Communication Middle Childhood Education with Grades 4-8 Teacher Licensure in Math/Science Middle Childhood Education with Grades 4-8 Teacher Licensure in Language Arts/ Social Studies Music Major and Career Resources Accounting Animation Technology Applied Science Biology Biology with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry with Biochemistry Option Chemistry with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Electrical Engineering English English with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Graphic Design History History with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Imaging Sciences – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Resources Bachelor’s Degree Registration [Majors] Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] Certificate Programs A variety of certificate programs are available. See an advisor for more information. *pending approval by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, ADHE 31 [AdvisingGuide] [Undecided About My Major?] Many students starting college are undecided about their major and may change majors several times before selecting the one for them. Using a combination of self-assessment tools offered through Student Advisement and Career Planning, we can assist you in your decision of which career would be best for you and how to set goals. Students wanting to talk about majors and goal setting should make an appointment with a Professional Advisor at Student Advisement and Career Planning located in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center by calling 479.788.7400 or email email@example.com. Explore Majors Professional Advisors are available to help you explore your interests, values, and skills in finding the major and career that are most suited for you. We can help you find out where you are in the career decisionmaking process and suggest appropriate self-assessment tools that relate to your needs. We can also assist you with finding the right resources to learn about career fields and what majors fit with these career fields. Research Career Options One reason to research your career options is to give you a better idea of the career planning process and how to determine what careers might be a good fit for you. Student Advisement and Career Planning can help you learn about various occupations through interviews, internships, volunteering, student organizations, on-line resources, and the Career Library. For more information on your career options go to our website uafortsmith.edu/Advising/ExploringMajors. Career Interviews You may consider going straight to the source for career information. Choose your favorite career and locate someone in the community who has that career. You can contact that individual and explain that you are a college student interested in going into that occupation. Request an appointment to meet with the career professional to further discuss the career. You will want to prepare a few questions in advance and may want to consider listing characteristics of the career that are important to you, for instance: • What are the job title and responsibilities? • What are the educational and other requirements for the job? • How many hours worked per week/weekend are required? • Is there room for advancement? • What do you like most and least about your job? • What does your average day look like? 32 You can write your answers and your overall impression of the career down to review at a later time. It is important to be polite and thank the career professional for their time and assistance. This person may be a contact when you are looking for employment! Goal Setting Goal setting is one of the first steps in career planning. Long-term goals usually have a deadline as far into the future as one year, five years, and even ten years. Short term goals have a deadline of less than a year. Once you have defined your goals – both long-term and short-term – your next step is to develop a career plan. A career plan lists all your goals and the steps needed to reach them. The simple act of writing down your goal is so important because it takes it out of your thoughts and into your reality. SMART is an acronym used to describe the essential elements of a goal: Specific A goal is a well-defined target that gives you direction. If the goal is vague, then it will be difficult to achieve. Measurable The goal needs to be measurable so that you have a way to track progress. Action-oriented You need to develop a strategy for how you will achieve our goal. Reasoned and realistic The goal needs to be realistic and relevant to your life. Time Goals should have a deadline. Goals without a deadline tend to be put off until another day. [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [How Do I Change My Major/Declare My Minor?] To change your major: 1. Obtain a signature on a Change of Major form with your current advisor (your advisor will have the form). 2. Take the signed form to the department of the new major being declared to be assigned a new advisor. 3. Review the new major with the new advisor and sign a new degree plan. Declaration of Minor Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Minors are required for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students pursuing other bachelorâ€™s degrees are not required to complete a minor but may choose to do so. Students wishing to pursue a minor must declare their intent after consultation with their faculty advisor. The student must deliver the declaration of major and/or minor form, with required signatures, to the Records Office before completion of 75 hours. Registration Once all signatures have been obtained, the Change of Major form must be processed though the Records Office before the change is complete and official. Students receiving financial aid must notify the Financial Aid Office of a change of major. 33 [AdvisingGuide] [Steps to a Successful Career Plan] Junior Year • Identify specific career interests and research required qualifications • Investigate the employment outlook for your options • Examine your major and how it relates to your desired career • Discuss your academic plan and career questions with your advisor • Look for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities that will enhance your career research • Continue to participate in campus activities and organizations • Make your final decision regarding major selection • Attend the Fall/Spring Job Fair • Meet with your advisor early to review academic progress and projected graduation date • Meet with Career Services • Develop your interviewing skills • Network with professors, employers, alumni, and friends regarding professional career advice • Conduct informational interviews for insight about your career choice • Continue to seek advice from faculty and professional advisors • Make career choices involving employment or graduate school • Research graduate schools • Update resume and apply for career-related internships, coops, and summer jobs • Attend the Fall/Spring Job Fair • Build a professional wardrobe Summer Find a job or internship Develop a good work ethic Summer Get career-related job or internship Sophomore Year Freshman Year • Meet with an advisor to discuss career and academic planning • Examine career interests, values, and skills by completing the Career Planning Toolbox • Attend a career planning workshop • Get to know faculty, advisors, and administrators • Explore and join clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities • Create your initial resume with Career Services • Maintain a high GPA • Attend the Majors EXPO Summer Get a job / gain experience 34 Senior Year • Complete course requirements for major • Discuss career choice • Maintain contacts with faculty, advisors, and administrators • Continue relevant work experience • Join professional organizations • Schedule a mock interview • Research employer information • Attend career fairs and job search seminars • Review and update resume • Upload resume into CareerLink • Participate in on-campus and off-campus interviews • Follow-up on job vacancy announcements • Send resumes and inquiry letters to target employers • Evaluate career employment options • Make career decision and prepare for employment Apply for Jobs or Graduate/ Professional School [AdvisingGuide] Credits Subject / Course Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Subject / Course Credits Subject / Course Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Subject / Course Credits Subject / Course Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester Subject / Course Total Credit Hours Credits Subject / Course Total Credit Hours Credits Subject / Course Credits Registration Subject / Course Credits Academic Resources Credits Summer Semester Credits Major and Career Resources Subject / Course Spring Semester Credits Total Credit Hours My declared major is which is a two year associate or four year bachelorâ€™s degree. This degree requires credit hours to graduate. If I want to graduate in two or four years, I will need to average credit hours per year. 35 Student Resources Fall Semester Academic Advising [Four Year Educational Planner] [AdvisingGuide] [Career Services] Career Services provides the foundation skills for career development, effective job search skills, and general access to employers. The following services are FREE for currently enrolled students and alumni: • Resume and cover letter writing assistance • Career Counseling and assessments • Career and employer information • Career development workshops • Job search assistance • Internship assistance • Practice interviews • Career Library • Job fairs and employment opportunities • Graduate School planning How to Register for CareerLink What is Career Link? Contact Us First, our office provides resume/cover letter assistance by providing templates as well as long term storage for these documents without having to worry about your password expiring. 479.788.7017 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: uafortsmith.edu/careerservices Career Link is a service provided to students that is a one-stop shop for employment opportunities. Second, this database provides two different job boards – one for job openings that have been sent directly to our office and another national job board that searching from four of the top job databases including indeed and Google. Finally, students will receive a weekly job search list created by our staff specifically for their listed major. Sign up today!! 36 1. Go to our website at uafortsmith.edu/careerservices 2. Click on “Student Log-In/Registration” 3. New User: Click “Register” and enter required data and click “Submit” 4. Current Members: Enter your Username and Password Internships Career Services’ goal is to equip every student with some type of work experience related to their field of study prior to graduating. Our internships can be paid or unpaid for credit and many of our current degree programs have internships built into the curriculum. If you are interested in an internship, first contact your advisor to make sure you are eligible for the credit, then stop by our office to discuss your options! Check us out on Facebook! We frequently post job openings, facts about new professionals, and news about upcoming events! Check... the status of your financial aid on LionsLink. Once you log onto your account, Click the “Money Matters” tab and follow the “Financial Aid” links. You can view your awards, outstanding requirements, account balance and your status for financial aid standing. For questions regarding financial aid standing speak to a financial aid advisor. The number of hours you take is important; make sure you are enrolled in the correct number of hours required for each scholarship, grant or loan you are eligible for. Pell Grant awards can vary based on how many hours you take. Arkansas Academic Challenge (and other state financial aid) Students should apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship and other state financial aid at adhe.edu. They will be notified by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education of any state financial aid awards. Students must go to their Arkansas Department of Higher Education account to acknowledge that they have read their requirements, to accept their awards, and to select the school they will attend from the drop down box, or state funds will not be disbursed to them. In addition, scholarship funds will not be disbursed unless the student is enrolled in the required number of credit hours each semester (the notification message will explain a student’s required number of hours). • C omplete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can do this online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The best time to apply is after January 1 and after you and your parents (if you are required to report their information) complete federal income tax returns. Please note that your FAFSA must be renewed each year that you are in school. • Arkansas residents should complete a Youniversal application to apply for state financial aid programs including the new Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship. Do this online at adhe.edu. • R ead your mail and electronic notifications from the Financial Aid Office. Don’t! • A ssume that you are not eligible for financial aid. Apply – it’s free! • Wait until you know what your financial aid package is to continue the admission and enrollment process. • Assume advice other people give you concerning financial aid is correct. Incorrect information might cause you to lose your eligibility. Federal Student Aid is governed by rules and guidelines that must be followed, so always ask a financial aid advisor. Tips on keeping your scholarship • Maintain the required number of credit hours each term • Maintain the required GPA for the scholarship • Maintain any other requirements for the scholarship • Read your mail and electronic notifications from the Financial Aid Office Registration Do! Major and Career Resources Financial Aid includes grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. Funding comes from the federal and state governments, The University and private sources. Financial aid can be used for costs related to your education, including tuition and fees, books and required supplies, meals, on-campus housing, study abroad, or gas for getting to and from school. Apply well in advance of deadlines so you know the amount of your financial aid package. Payment plans can be arranged at the Cashier’s Office or online by going to your LionLink account. Educational funding may also be available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, and WAEDA. For more information or questions about these programs contact the Financial Aid Office at 479.788.7090 or email@example.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 479.788.7090 – Fax: 479.788.7095 Student Resources General Information Academic Resources [Financial Aid] Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] 37 [AdvisingGuide] [Online Payment] Online Payment Instructions 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. On the left menu at the bottom click “Make a Payment.” Click “I Agree.” Click”Pay Now” button. Choose payment type, enter information, click “Pay Now.” Direct Deposit Instructions 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click the “My Courses” tab. On the left menu at the bottom click “Make a Payment.” Click “I Agree.” Click “Main Menu” (bottom of page). Set Up Refund Direct Deposit, click “Add.” Installment Setup Instructions 1) Click on “LionsLink” from the main website: uafortsmith.edu. 2) Log-in with your username and password. 3) Click the “My Courses” tab. 4) On the left menu at the bottom click “Make a Payment.” 5) Click “I Agree.” 6) Click “Main Menu” (bottom of page). 7) Set Up Installment Plan, click “Add.” 8) Click the checkbox of the plan to set up. 9) At set up, you are required to pay the: • Deferment plan fee ($10, $20, $30, or $40) • Registration Fee ($25) 10) Set first installment payment (check date). 11) Click “I Accept” and enter payment information. If you need assistance with any of the payment options, contact the Cashier’s Office at 479.788.7060. Installment plans are available for fall and spring terms and must be set up prior to the last day to pay. 38 When do I have my Lions ID Card made? New students have their Lions ID Card made during New Student Orientation (NSO). If you do not attend the NSO program, you can get your Lions ID at the Records Office on the upper-level of the Campus Center. Once you are officially enrolled and financially cleared, your Lions ID Card is ready to use. What do I do if my Lions ID Card is lost or stolen? Immediately report your card lost or stolen so that the card can be inactivated. Report your card lost or stolen by logging in to your Lions ID Card Account and clicking on “Report Lost or Stolen Card.” Follow the instructions provided. You may also contact the Records Office regarding your missing card. The cardholder is responsible for paying any applicable replacement fee prior to or concurrent with the reissuance of his or her Lions ID Card. How do I get a replacement Lions ID Card? Replacement Lions ID Cards are available during regular business hours at the Records/Registrar Office. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. A $5 fee must be paid at the Cashier’s Office and the receipt brought to Records. As a member of the UA Fort Smith community, you may also use your Lions ID Card to access your Lions Cash accounts. No more late night stops at the ATM or charging up credit cards — Lions Cash is a declining balance account tied to your Lions ID Card. With prepaid deposits of money in this account, you will enjoy the convenience of being able to make purchases at participating locations without having cash in your pocket! As a member of the UA Fort Smith community, adding money to your Lions Cash account is simple. Lions Cash gives you the freedom and flexibility of buying power at locations on and off campus. Money can be added to your account via cash, debit, credit, check, or money order by visiting the UA Fort Smith Cashier’s Office located on the upper level of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. Parents and family can also add money to your Lions Cash account! All they need to know is your first and last name as it appears on your Lions ID Card and your university email address. Lions ID Card Questions? Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Room 222 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith 5210 Grand Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 479.788.7230 Academic Resources On the UA Fort Smith campus, the Lions ID Card is issued at the Records/Registrar Office in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. For more information call 479.788.7230. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All University holidays are observed. Lions Cash is the safe, efficient, and practical way to pay for the things you need on campus and off ! Major and Career Resources Where and when can I get my Lions ID Card? Why have a Lions ID Card? Lions Cash Questions? Cashier’s Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Room 202 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith 5210 Grand Avenue P.O. Box 3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 479.788.7060 Student Resources The Lions ID Card is the official identification card for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. You will need to keep this card on your person at all times. Your Lions ID Card proclaims you are a fully privileged member of the UA Fort Smith community. Registration [Lions ID Card] Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] uafortsmith.edu/Lionsidcard 39 [AdvisingGuide] [Student Services] Powell Student Health Clinic As a UA Fort Smith student, you have access to free, quality, convenient primary healthcare. Any enrolled student in good standing is eligible (excluding WATC students). Students must bring a University ID card at the time of service. Health personnel at the M.D. or Nurse Practitioner level are always present at the clinic. The Powell Student Health Clinic is located in the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center on the second floor. The clinic offers lab services, acute care management, wellness programs, treatments for common illnesses and minor injuries, and prescriptions, which can be phoned to a local pharmacy. The Powell Student Health Clinic is operated and staffed by IMWell Health. You can visit their website at imwellhealth.com for more information. Hours of Operation Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call 479.788.7444 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Clinic hours are subject to change at any time. UA Fort Smith Counseling Clinic There may be times where you need someone to help navigate the challenges in your life. The Counseling Clinic helps to enable students to maximize their educational experience through counseling and psychotherapy. If you or a friend is experiencing anxiety, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, or suicidal thoughts, call 479.788.7398 or drop by the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center, room 312, for a free and confidential appointment. Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.) Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Call 479.788.7398 to make an appointment. In the event of an emergency, call 800.542.1031 Lions Alert Emergency Notification System Lions Alert is a rapid notification system. At its core is a multi-part communications process for disseminating alerts to UA Fort Smith students, faculty, and staff. When activated, Lions Alert sends a brief notice about the situation and instructions of what to do. The message is sent via cell phone text message, cell phone voice call, landline phone call, and email messages. 40 You can register by clicking the Lions Alert icon on the UA Fort Smith homepage, uafortsmith.edu. Non-traditional Student Support The mission of the Office of Non-traditional Student Support is to offer encouragement and assistance to non-traditional students as they face educational, career, and personal challenges. The office promotes a success-oriented environment and strives to ensure that non-traditional students feel connected to the campus community. Typically, a non-traditional student can be included in one of the following categories: Returning to college after having taken classes some years ago. Attending college for the first time after graduation from high school four or more years ago. Attending classes while working 25 or more hours per week. A parent, whether single or married. Anyone challenged by the concerns of balancing college with family, work, and other life obligations Programs include: College Preview: College Preview is an adult student workshop that will help you make the transition back to school. It includes sessions on scheduling classes, funding your education, and brushing up on study skills. It also explains the admissions process and new student orientation. Mentor Program: The Mentor Program is designed to help students with their transition to student life at UA Fort Smith. The program pairs incoming students with a currently enrolled adult student in an effort to help students become oriented to the University and feel part of the UA Fort Smith community. Organization of Non-traditional Students (NTS): Join the student association of Non-traditional Students for support and social interaction. NTS functions include workshops, seminars, and familyoriented events. For more information contact the Office of Non-traditional Student Support at 479.788.7319 or go to Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Room 107. Tobacco Policy According to Arkansas Code Title 6, Chapter 60, beginning on August 1, 2010, smoking is prohibited on each campus of state-support institutions of higher education. “Campus” means all property, including buildings and grounds that are owned or operated by a state-supported institution of higher education. In addition, the use of any tobacco product is prohibited on the grounds of UA Fort Smith in order to establish a healthier and more beautiful learning environment. The tobacco-free environment includes all University property. [AdvisingGuide] Service Center for Students with Disabilities University Police Department Dental Hygiene Clinic At the Dental Hygiene Clinic, dental hygiene students provide services to the public under the direct supervision of dental hygienists and dental faculty. Students are evaluated at various steps throughout that appointment; therefore, appointments are scheduled in 2-4 hour blocks. More than one appointment may be necessary to complete all dental hygiene procedures. The number of appointment times necessary to complete the process varies and depends upon the need of the patient. Location and Services: The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in Room 136 of the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center. Services offered by the Dental Hygiene Clinic are dental radiographs (x-rays), dental prophylaxis (cleaning), topical fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction, dental sealants, and an examination by a dentist. Other services are available at selected times during the semester. Ask your student hygienist about additional services. Hours of Operation for the Fall Semester Hours of Operation for the Spring Semester Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For appointments, call 479.788.7270. You will be assigned to student hygienists who will contact you to schedule your appointment. There is a nominal fee for the dental hygiene services provided through the clinic. Please call the office for additional information. For detailed information you can visit the website at uafortsmith.edu/Dental/ DentalHygieneClinic. Academic Advising Fitness Center Faculty, staff, students, and community members (enrolled in Well Fit) are all welcome to use the UA Fort Smith Fitness Center. UA Fort Smith Fitness Center provides educational, physical, and social activities to meet the fitness, recreational, and wellness needs of the University community. The Fitness and Wellness staff is committed to providing educational opportunities and extensive access to the facility to reduce health risks and improve morale and quality of life. The Fitness Center is accessible during regular operating hours to all full- and part-time students. The fee for using the Fitness Center is paid with your fees each semester. Access to the Fitness Center is available to full-time employees participating in the Employee Wellness Program at no cost. A Well Fit course (PHYE 0990) is available as a non-credit course to anyone who is not a student at UA Fort Smith. This course will not appear on your transcript. Participants registering for the Well Fit course will register at the Student Advisement and Career Planning office in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. Online registration for this course is not available. During the Fall and Spring Semesters, the Fitness Center is closed Monday- Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for Total Fitness Class. The door to the Fitness Center locks 30 minutes prior to class; patrons using the Fitness Center may continue until class begins (10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.). For more information on the Fitness Center visit uafortsmith.edu/Fitness or call 479.788.7600. Hours of Operation for the Fall and Spring Semester Registration The University Police Department can be reached at 479.788.7141 (non-emergency) and 479.788.7140 (emergency). You may also stop by their office in the 51st Street Annex. Academic Resources Mr. Roger Young, Coordinator of Student ADA Services Vines 210 • Phone: 479.788.7577 • Fax: 479.788.7161 email@example.com The department also provides, upon request, security escorts for students walking alone on campus at night as well as jumpstarting vehicles for students needing assistance. Both of these services are available free of charge. Major and Career Resources Working in partnership with the student, the Student ADA Coordinator will develop an individualized plan for services which may include academic advisement and accommodations in testing and instruction. A student with disabilities may present validation of his/ her disability and request services by contacting the Student ADA Coordinator at the following: Safety is a major concern at UA Fort Smith. The University Police Department protects your safety with patrols of the campus community 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays. Student Resources UA Fort Smith makes every effort to offer equal educational opportunities for all students. To ensure a total university experience for students with disabilities, we seek to provide reasonable accommodations and services for students who have a physical, emotional, or learning disability. The underlying philosophy of the program is to provide support, where possible, that will maximize each student’s opportunities for academic success. Monday-Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 41 [AdvisingGuide] [Student Organizations] Academic Organizations American Society of Mechanical Engineers Biology Club Chemistry Club College of Business Society of Students Collegiate Middle Level Association Criminal Justice Club Future Educators Association Math Club Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Radiography Student Association SkillsUSA Student American Dental Hygienists Association Student Nurses Association Student Pre-Medical Association Surgical Technology Students Association Society of Women Engineers Honors Societies Alpha Lambda Delta Alpha Sigma Lambda Kappa Delta Pi Sigma Delta Pi Sigma Tau Delta Tri-Beta Political Organizations College Democrats College Republicans Religious Organizations Applause Drama Club Kappa Kappa Psi Percussion Club Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) The Bridge College Ministry Campus Crusade for Christ Catholic Campus Ministries Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Christ on Campus Episcopal Café Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) Lions for Christ Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship Cultural Organizations Special Interest Organizations Arts Organizations Cultural Network Gay Straight Alliance German Club Hmong Student Organization Japan Club Korean Association Native American Student Organization Students Together Effectively Progressing (STEP) Vietnamese Student Association 42 Circle K International Computer Club Lions for Life Lion Rifles Ping Pong Club Sebastian Commons Organization for Protecting the Environment (SCOPE) Student Animators University Outreach Organizations Campus Activities Board (CAB) Chancellor’s Leadership Council Cub Camp Lions ROAR Non-Traditional Students Student Alumni Association Student Athlete Advisory Committee Student Senate Transfer Student Organization University Student Ambassador Don’t see one you like? Start your own Registered Student Organization at UA Fort Smith. If you are interested in starting a new organization on campus, you will need to begin by applying through the Student Activities Office. You will also need 25 student signatures to register your student organization at UA Fort Smith as well as finding a UA Fort Smith faculty or staff advisor to represent your organization. You can complete an online registration form at the following website: uafortsmith.edu/Life/ StudentOrganizations. Click on “Forms for Student Organizations” then click on “Form to Start a New Registered Student Organization.” If you have any questions about UA Fort Smith’s student organizations, contact the Student Activities Office at 479.788.7699. [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [Greek Life] UA Fort Smith celebrates Greek Life as another opportunity for students to become involved in campus activities. Currently, Greek Life at UA Fort Smith consists of four sororities, three fraternities, two governing councils, and an all-Greek honor society. A strong foundation of leadership, service, scholarship, and fellowship has been laid and together we will continue to build on it. The men and women who comprise the UA Fort Smith Greek community are bonded together by these common interests and goals. To be a fraternity or sorority member at UA Fort Smith, students must have at least a 2.68 semester GPA. Students in Greek organizations average more community service hours, raise more philanthropic money, and have more leaders than any other student organizations at UA Fort Smith. build strong, college educated women who are dedicated to public service and building strong communities for generations to come. • Gamma Eta - The purpose of Gamma Eta is to promote leadership, unity, sisterhood, strength, service, and diversity to women of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. • Gamma Phi Beta - Gamma Phi Beta is an organization consisting of a group of girls who strive for academic success, upholding the highest type of womanhood, philanthropy, sisterhood, and support of UA Fort Smith. Fort Smith seeks to help support and serve the University and local community while giving a lifetime ofexperience to its members and teaching them lessons of duty, honor, academics, and chivalry, all in reverence to God and His women. • Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Kappa Sigma’s purpose is to build better men through four pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity - Discover your own opportunities in Pi Kappa Phi. Leave your own legacy at UA Fort Smith. • Sigma Nu Fraternity - The purpose of Sigma Nu is to excel in all areas of student life while making an everlasting impression and setting the standards for fraternal life on campus and for growth of Greek life at UA Fort Smith. Academic Resources • Delta Sigma Theta - The purpose of Delta Sigma Theta is to • Kappa Alpha Order - The Kappa Alpha Order chapter at UA Major and Career Resources high ideals of friendship among women, to promote cultural and educational interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the best of character. Student Resources • Delta Gamma - The purpose of Delta Gamma is to foster Registration Following is a list of the Greek Life organizations available at UA Fort Smith: 43 [AdvisingGuide] [Athletics] When a person thinks of UA Fort Smith and Lion athletics, they can’t help but think of success. That success has been quite apparent over the years, both in the playing arenas and in the classroom. The Lions have claimed national championships in men’s basketball and women’s basketball, as well as competing yearly for conference and regional championships in all sports for over a half-century. The UA Fort Smith athletic department takes great pride in its facilities. Crowder Field, which is the home of the baseball team, is one of the best baseball facilities in the region. The Stubblefield Center, which opened in January of 2002, is one of the finest athletic complexes in the country. Home of both basketball programs and the volleyball program, the Stubblefield Center also houses the athletic offices and team locker rooms. In addition to Lion athletic events, the Stubblefield Center has also hosted state high school tournaments in basketball and volleyball, as well as community events ranging from choral and band concerts to graduation ceremonies. The UA Fort Smith Lions participate in NCAA Division II Athletics through the Heartland Conference. For more information visit the UA Fort Smith Athletics website at uafortsmithlions.com. UA Fort Smith Athletic Sports Men’s and Women’s Basketball Men’s Baseball Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Men’s and Women’s Golf Men’s and Women’s Tennis Women’s Volleyball 44 [Lion Lingo] Academic Success Center (ASC): Where students can find free tutoring and other academic assistance. Located in Vines 202. Academic Suspension (AS): Status for students who while on AP do not achieve both a 2.0 semester GPA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the close of the fall, spring, or combined summer terms. Students on AS have two options in their first suspension: 1. sitting out the following fall or spring semester then returning without an appeal, or 2. registering for a maximum of 13 semester hours (or up to 4 credit hours in the following summer term), including SAS 0201 Bridge to Success Seminar. Academic Warning (AW): Status for students who do not achieve both a 2.0 semester GPA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the close of the fall, spring, or combined summer terms. Students remain on AW so long as their semester GPA is 2.0 or higher but their cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. AW students must meet with their advisor to review AW and AP policies, and they are not allowed to take full online or hybrid courses. Add: The process of adding one or more classes after registering. Advising Coordinator (AC): Faculty member in each college that coordinates academic advising for that college. Auditing Courses: Students who audit courses must be officially admitted to the University and pay the regular fee for the course. Audited courses are not eligible for financial aid. Blue Crew: Student section at UA Fort Smith athletic events. Campus Center(Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center): Student services are located here: Student Advisement and Career Planning, Records, Career Services, Student Activities Office, Testing Center, Food Court, Bookstore, Admissions and School Relations, Financial Aid, Welcome Center, Campus and Community Events, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dean of Enrollment Management, and Cashier. Classification (a.k.a. Year): A student who has successfully completed 0-29 hours is a Freshman, 30-59 hours is a Sophomore, 6089 hours is a Junior, and 90 or more hours is a Senior. CLEP (College-Level Examination Program): A program offering college level credit by exam(s). See the Academic Catalog for more specific information. Registration Warning who do not achieve both a 2.0 semester GPA and a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the close of the fall, spring, or combined summer terms. Students remain on AP as long as the semester GPA is 2.0 or higher and the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. Students on AP are required to meet with an advisor to review probation and suspension policies and to register. Students on AP cannot take full online, hybrid, 8-week, or weekend classes, nor can they web register. number of college-level hours earned at UA Fort Smith and accepted in transfer from other colleges. Freshman 1-29 semester hours, Sophomore 30-59 semester hours, Junior 60-89 semester hours, Senior 90 or more semester hours College: UA Fort Smith consists of seven colleges that include academic departments through which students declare a major. For example, the College of Business houses majors in Marketing, Business Administration, and Accounting. Concentration: An emphasis or specialization within a major. For example, the History bachelor’s degree has a General or Historical Interpretation option. Convocation: The new student convocation is a formal academic ceremony where new students are greeted and welcomed into the UA Fort Smith community. Co-requisite: A component that is required with a course. Typically, this term refers to a science lab. For example, BIOL 1153 has a corequisite of BIOL 1151, its accompanying lab. Course Load: Number of credit hours in which a student has enrolled for a semester. Credit Hour (Credit/Credits): The semester hour value of a course and the approximate number of classroom contact hours a class meets per week. This is determined by the last digit of the course number, e.g. ENGL 1203 is a 3-credit-hour course and meets 3 hours per week. Cumulative GPA: A student’s Grade Point Average of all classes completed at UA Fort Smith. See the Calculating My GPA page for more information. Degree Evaluation: Featured in LionsLink to help students track their progress toward their degree/program. Students should bring these to any advising meeting in which they want to discuss degree progress, registration, and so forth. 45 Academic Resources Academic Probation (AP): Status for students while on Academic Class Standing: A student’s classification is based on the total Major and Career Resources for students and staff. It lists UA Fort Smith policies, procedures and requirements for its various degree programs and important information such as course prerequisites. Student Resources Academic Catalog (the Catalog): The main reference tool Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] [AdvisingGuide] Drop: Removing one or more classes after registering (see also Withdraw). Electives: These are courses that do not constitute a part of the major requirements and that are not being used to satisfy a general education requirement. Electives are chosen from a specific list of available options and, upon the approval of the student’s advisor, may be used to complete the student’s required hours for graduation. E-Mail Account: Student e-mail accounts are created within 24 hours of class registration and are an official means of communication with/for students. Students are responsible for reading e-mail messages regularly. Extended Math 1403: This course covers the same topics as the traditional College Algebra, but in an expanded time format allowing for increased guided learning activities and learner/instructor interaction. Required if a grade of “C” is earned in MATH 1203 and/or if an ACT score in math is 19-21. Credit hours are the same as the traditional College Algebra class. Faculty Advisor: Faculty member whose responsibilities include teaching and advising students within their field of academic expertise. FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. UA Fort Smith’s FAFSA Code is 001110. More information is available at: fafsa.ed.gov. FERPA: Family Education and Rights to Privacy Act. This Act is a federal law that provides students the right to privacy in regard to their student records, grades, classes taken, etc. For more information contact the Records Office at 479.788.7230. Financial Aid Probation: Students who do not maintain a 2.0 GPA or 67% completion rate may be placed on Financial Aid Probation for a term, during which time the student must meet the necessary requirements to continue receiving financial aid. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 479.788.7090. Full-Time/Part-Time Student: For academic purposes, students are considered full-time if they enroll in at least 12 hours in a spring/fall semester. Students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours are considered part-time. 46 Grade Point Average (GPA): Student’s average grade in courses. See page 25 for more details. General Education Requirements: General education coursework specific to each degree. See the page 14 for more specific information. Guided Study Specialist: Staff member who is available to talk to students about various study skills, test-taking strategies, and problems, as well as to help students adapt to university life. Contact 479.788.7675, the Academic Success Center, located in the Vines 202. LionsLink: UA Fort Smith’s on-campus network, including your email account (which you should use for official communication with University officials, instructors, advisors, etc.). Students should check this email account daily for important updates and information. MTWRF: UA Fort Smith’s codes for the days classes meet. M = Monday T = Tuesday W = Wednesday R = Thursday F= Friday S = Saturday U = Sunday. NUMA: Mascot of UA Fort Smith. The name ‘Numa’ has a rich history, both on this campus and beyond it. It comes from the Tarzan novels, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who was churning them out in the 1920s when Fort Smith Junior College was founded. In the language spoken by the great apes in the novels, ‘Numa’ meant ‘male lion.’ Numa is the largest bronze sculpture of a leaping lion in the world. It’s located on the corner of Kinkaid and Waldron. Plagiarism: Serious offense in which a student submits another person’s or entity’s words or ideas as his/her own. Committing such an offense may result in permanent suspension from the University. Prerequisite(s): The required criteria for enrolling in a course. For example, CHEM 1303 has a prerequisite of successfully completing MATH 1203 or a higher level MATH course. Proactive: Acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty. Professional Advisor: Staff member whose profession is advising students in career and academic decisions and providing support and guidance throughout the college experience. [AdvisingGuide] Schedule of Classes: An online list of classes and their meeting Transcript: Document showing earned grades and courses taken. It can be official or unofficial. Students can print an unofficial transcript through LionsLink or get an official transcript from the Records Office. For more information contact the Records Office at 479.788.7230. Unconditional Admission: Students must score an ACT times and locations for the upcoming semester. composite of 19 or above in all areas of the ACT or related testing to be admitted unconditionally to the University. Student Handbook: The University has established careful and Upper-Level Hours: Course numbers beginning with a 3 ( Junior- Target Success: An academic program required for students who are retaking classes in the College of Student Success. Term (Semester) GPA: A studentâ€™s Grade Point Average in all classes in a given term (semester). grade) for a semester. Work Study: A federally funded program providing work opportunities on campus for students who demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 479.788.7090. YOUniversal Application: Application for both the Arkansas Challenge (Lottery funded) Scholarship and other Arkansas State financial aid. More information is available at: ark.org/adhe_financialaid/login.aspx Academic Resources course content, assignment deadlines, exam dates, course requirements, and grading policy. Withdraw/Withdrawal: Dropping all classes (without a final Major and Career Resources Syllabus: An outline given by instructors to students describing level courses) or 4 (Senior-level courses). At least 40 Upper-Level hours are required for any bachelorâ€™s degree program. Student Resources detailed procedures to ensure the rights of all members of the campus community. These procedures, as well as the student code, judicial process, and other university policies and regulations are found in the Student Handbook. The handbook is available online at uafortsmith.edu/Life/PoliciesAndPublications Academic Advising the following semester. The registration period is always in the semester prior to the start of the next semester. For example, registration for spring and summer semesters begins in the fall semester and fall semester registration begins in the spring semester. Registration Registration: The process of selecting and/or adding oneâ€™s classes for 47 [AdvisingGuide] [Campus Resource Index] Concern Go To Absences Individual professor of specific class Location Phone Academic Advising College of Student Success Student Advisement & Career Planning Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7400 Declared Associate Majors Student Advisement & Career Planning Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7400 Declared Bachelorâ€™s Majors Advising takes place within the department Undecided Majors Student Advisement & Career Planning Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7400 Academic Calendar Refer to Advising Guide or Academic Catalog or online Academic Early Alert Individual professor of specific class Accessibility Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young Vines 210 479.788.7577 Accident on Campus University Police Department 51 Street Annex 479.788.7140 Accommodations for Disabilities Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young Vines 210 479.788.7577 Address, Change of Records Office or LionsLink Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 Admission Admissions Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219 479.788.7120 Adult Student Concerns Office of Non-Traditional Students Support Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 107 479.788.7663 Alcohol/Drug Policies Student Handbook or website st Appeals Academic Records Office, Wayne Womack Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7407 Financial Aid Financial Aid Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 479.788.7090 Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and Corner of Waldron & Kinkead Books Barnes & Nobles Campus Bookstore Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 145 479.788.7320 Buckley Amendment (FERPA) Records Office or website Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 Catalog University Academic Catalog Online Class Rings Barnes & Nobles Campus Bookstore Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 145 479.788.7320 Commencement Records Office, Beth Hice Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7232 Commercial Driverâ€™s License (CDL) Roy Duncan (for trucking) 479.462.5072 Counseling - Educational Academic Individual academic advisor Career Career Services Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7017 Study Skills Academic Success Center Vines 207 479.788.7681 Test Anxiety Academic Success Center Vines 207 479.788.7681 Counseling - Health and Wellness Birth Control Powell Student Health Clinic Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7444 Depression Counseling Center Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 312 479.788.7398 Drugs and Alcohol Powell Student Health Clinic Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7444 48 [AdvisingGuide] Eating Disorders Powell Student Health Clinic Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7444 HIV Powell Student Health Clinic Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7444 Rape Crisis Powell Student Health Clinic Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7444 Course Overloads Individual advisor Credit by Examination (CLEP) Records Office, Beth Hice Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7232 Dining Services SODEXO Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 132 479.788.7311 Disability Information and Services Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young Vines 210 479.788.7577 Discrimination Concerns, Student Student Affairs Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Drop Classes Individual advisor Employment Part-time and Full-time Career Services Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7017 Work Study Financial Aid Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 479.788.7090 Enrollment Verification Requests Records Office or LionsLink Events and Activities Student Activities Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7699 Financial Aid Financial Aid Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 479.788.7090 Fraternities Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7694 Grade Appeals Individual professor of specific class Graduation Application Individual advisor Audit/Process Records Office, Mandy Keyes Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7405 Admissions Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219 479.788.7120 High School Transcripts Housing/Meal Plans Sebastian Commons Bree Gates Sebastian Commons 479.788.7340 Lions Den Beth Eppinger Lions Den 119 479.788.7348 Immunizations Records Office, Bea Graham Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7124 Insurance, Student Alumni Association Fullerton Administration Building 215 479.788.7020 International Student Services International Office, Takeo Suzuki Vines 106 479.788.7166 Interviewing Techniques Career Services Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7017 Intramurals Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7694 Library Website Boreham Library 479.788.7200 Lost and Found University Police or Box Office Major/Minor, Change of Individual advisor Name, Change of Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 Non-Traditional Student Services Office of Non-Traditional Students Support Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 107 479.788.7663 Placement Test Testing Center Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 205 479.788.7682 Police University Police Department 51 Street Annex 479.788.7140 st 49 Registration Counseling - Health and Wellness Academic Advising Phone Academic Resources Location Major and Career Resources Go To Student Resources Concern [AdvisingGuide] Concern Go To Location Phone Pre-Dentistry uestions Biology Department, Dr. Davis Pritchett Math/Science Building 325 479.788.7741 Registration Individual academic advisor Residency Records Office, Jenny Jones Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7233 Resume Writing Career Services Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 479.788.7017 Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy, Rules/Regulations Affecting Students Student Handbook Online Safety Escort University Police Department 51st Street Annex 479.788.7140 Scholarships Financial Aid Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 479.788.7090 Sororities Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7694 Student Concerns Student Affairs Student Government Association Student Activities Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7699 Student Handbook Website Student Involvement Student Activities Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 115 479.788.7699 Student Organizations Student Activities Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7699 Student ID Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 Tickets Sporting Events Box Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 103 479.788.7300 Season of Entertainment Box Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 103 479.788.7300 Traffic Ticket University Police Department 51 Street Annex 479.788.7140 Transcript Requests Records Office, Marge Marshall Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7231 Transfer Credits, Evaluation of Records Office, Sherry Spiesshoefer Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7234 Tuition and Fees Payment Cashier’s Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 202 479.788.7060 st Tutoring Math Academic Success Center Vines 202 and Math Science Building 236 479.788.7675 Chemistry Academic Success Center Vines 202 479.788.7675 Biology Academic Success Center Vines 202 479.788.7675 Writing Center Academic Success Center Vines 202 479.788.7675 Vehicle Assistance University Police Department 51st Street Annex 479.788.7140 Veteran’s Benefits Financial Aid Office, Zach Langley Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 479.788.7954 Website uafortsmith.edu Withdrawal from the University Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 50 [AdvisingGuide] Academic Advising [Phone Directory] Department Phone Academic Success Center (Tutoring) 479.788.7675 Admissions 479.788.7120 479.788.7300 Campus and Community Events 479.788.7301 Box Office Registration Advisement 479.788.7400 Career Services 479.788.7017 Cashier 479.788.7060 Financial Aid 479.788.7090 Fitness Center 479.788.7600 Tech Support (Help Desk) 479.788.7460 Information Desk 479.788.7412 479.788.7320 Office of Non-Traditional Students 479.788.7663 Police (24-Hour Non Emergency) 479.788.7141 Lions Bookstore Academic Resources Library 479.788.7200 Records/Registrar 479.788.7230 Residential Life 479.788.7340 ROTC 479.788.7522 479.788.7663 Major and Career Resources SAO Welcome Center Student Activities 479.788.7699 Student ADA Services 479.788.7794 Student Affairs 479.788.7304 Student Senate 479.788.7698 Testing Center 479.788.7682 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) 479.788.7135 Veterans Administration Office 479.788.7126 Student Resources Emergency Contact Information Counseling Clinic 479.788.7398 or 800.542.1031 Student Health Clinic 479.788.7444 Police Cell Phone 479.462.5069 Police (Emergency) 479.788.7140 51 t ree st St 51 nnex A Police Call Station Bike Rack Gym N 51 st D2 n a siu D1 ! 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