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 � Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 14 15 16 16 16 17-19 20 21 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 Registration 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 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 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? Required materials: 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). Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the following required materials. � LionsLinkUsernameandPassword � AcademicCatalog:uafortsmith.edu/Catalog/Index � StudentHandbook&CodeofConduct:uafortsmith.edu/Life/PoliciesAndPublications Students are responsible for bringing the following required materials to their advising appointments or sessions. � LionsIDcard � Proposedclassschedule,including: � CRNs(CourseReferenceNumber) � Titleofcourse � Daysandtimesofcourse � Eachoftheseitemscanbefoundat:uafortsmith.edu/Academics/ClassSchedules What you are expected to do? � BecomeknowledgeableaboutUAFortSmith'scurriculumrequirements,policies,andprocedures � Clarifyyouracademicandcareergoals � Provideyouradvisorwithaccurateinformationaboutyourinterestsandabilities � Beproactiveinyourlearningprocess � Beproactiveinyouracademicandcareerdecisionmakingprocess � Askquestionsaboutissuesorconcernsyouhave � Followthroughonsuggestedresources,referrals,assignments,and/oractionsyouradvisorprovides � Keeprecordsofyourmeetingsandofficialdocuments � Comepreparedtoyourappointmentswithclassschedule � ReadyourUAFSe-maildaily � Acceptresponsibilityforyourdecisionsandyouractions,bothpositiveandnegative,thataffectyouracademicandcareergoalsand/or progress toward those goals What you can expect from your advisor? � CommunicateeffectivelyUAFortSmith'scurriculumrequirements,policies,andprocedures � Encouragestudentstodeveloprealisticacademicandcareergoals � Encouragestudentstotakeresponsibilityforacademicandcareerplans � Monitorandaccuratelydocumentstudentprogresstowardacademicandcareergoals � Monitorandaccuratelydocumentstudentprogresstowardgraduation � Encouragestudentstotakeresponsibilityfortheiractions � Listencarefullytoquestionsand/orconcerns � Provideaccurateandtimelyreferralstoon-campusandoff-campusresources � Maintainconfidentiality,adheringtoFERPAguidelinesandUAFortSmithpolicies 6 [AdvisingGuide] When should you meet with your advisor? Academic Advising 7 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration 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 Prior to the Start of my First Semester... q 1. q2. q 3. q 4. q 5. I have activated my LionsLink account and changed my password. I have registered for classes and printed my class schedule for the upcoming semester. 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. I have logged into LionsLink and reviewed the information under the "My Courses" and all other tabs. 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. q6. IhavereviewedtheStudentHandbook&CodeofConductatuafortsmith.edu. q7. Ihaveaccessedthe"Student&CampusLife"tabatuafortsmith.edu to investigate how I might become involved on campus. q 8. I have received my Lions ID card from the Records Office. Each Semester... 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. q14.Ihavecheckedtoensurenootherholdsexistwhichmaypreventmefromwebregistering,i.e.LibraryfinesorBusinessOffice. q 15. I completed a degree evaluation within LionsLink. Ongoing... q 16. I check my UAFS email daily. q17. 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. [AdvisingGuide] [Academic Calendar 2011-2012] Fall Semester (2011) University Days New Student Convocation ClassesBegin Holiday (Labor Day) ADHE Census Date Mid-Term Grades Due FallBreak(noclasses-officesopen) Holiday (Thanksgiving) Last Day of Classes Final Exam Week Commencement Final Grades Due 73 Class Days (R-F) August 18-19 (U) August 21 (M)August22 (M) September 5 (T) September 6 (W) October 19 (W)November23 (R-U) November 24-27 (T) December 6 (W-T) December 7-13 (W) December 14 (F) December 16 (Noon) Spring Semester (2012) University Day ClassesBegin Holiday (Martin Luther King Day) ADHE Census Date Mid-Term Grades Due SpringBreak2011 Faculty Appreciation Ceremony/ Undergraduate Research Symposium Last Day of Classes Final Exam Week Commencement Final Grades Due 73 Class Days (F) January 6 (M)January9 (M) January 16 (T) January 24 (W) March 7 (M-U)March19-25 (F) April 13 (F) April 27 (S-F) April 28 - May 4 (S) May 5 (T) May 8 (Noon) Domestic & International Maymester (2012) ClassesBegin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due 15 Class Days (M)May7 (F) May 25 (T) May 29 (Noon) Summer I (2012) ClassesBegin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due 19 Class Days (T)May29 (R) June 28 (T) July 3 (Noon) Summer II (2012) ClassesBegin Last Day of Term Final Grades Due 19 Class Days (T)July2 (R) August 2 (T) August 7 (Noon) 8 [AdvisingGuide] 01 link. Enter your username and password. Go to uafortsmith.edu, click on the LionsLink 05 option: Major, Advisor Information: On the Student Records page, find the first 02 Welcome page. Then, select the My Courses tab from the On the My Courses page (below), select 03 Student Services and Financial Aid from your options to the left: Then click Submit: 04 On the StudentServices&FinancialAid page, select Student Records: 9 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources 06 term (semester), you will be asked to do so. If you have not already selected the current Registration Academic Advising [How Do I Know Who My Advisor Is?] [AdvisingGuide] [Advising Contact Information] [Student Advising and Career Planning] What Majors Do They Advise? � AllAssociateDegrees:AAS,AGS,orAA(including undecided majors) � Non-Degreeseeking � SeekingaCertificate � LifelongLearners � TransientStudent � Studentstakingstudentsuccesscourses BradMolder 479.788.7411 email@example.com Julie Mosley 479.788.7404 firstname.lastname@example.org Who Do I Contact? For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a Professional Advisor, you may: � call479.788.7400 � email@example.com � goto:uafortsmith.edu/Advising � visittheStudentAdvisementofficeonthe2nd floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Monica Moore 479.788.7130 firstname.lastname@example.org Mindy Patton 479.788.7133 email@example.com Louis Scivally 479.788.7795 firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Schumacher 479.788.7416 email@example.com Professional Advisors Joann Chandler 479.788.7129 firstname.lastname@example.org Kyle Harris 479.788.7115 email@example.com Who is my advisor? Career Planning Please go to page 9 and follow the instructions to see who your advisor is. 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? � BachelorofAppliesScience(BAS)* � BachelorofScienceinOrganizationalLeadership(BSOL)* How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? YouareadvisedintheCollegeofAppliedScience&Technologybya faculty member if you meet the following requirements: � HavecompletedanAssociate'sDegree(AAS,AGS,orAA) that meets the requirements of their program � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses *BothdegreesrequirethatstudentsfirstcompleteanAssociate's Degree that meets the program's requirements. For example, the BASdegreerequirescompletionofanAssociateofAppliedScience (AAS) degree. 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 BASmajors should make an appointment by contacting either: Dr. Leroy Cox Dr. Kerrie Tabor 479.788.7768 OR 479.788.7707 Baldor119B Baldor119 If these faculty members are not available, contact the Advising Coordinator for an appointment: BobbyJones 479.788.7798 Baldor142A 10 [AdvisingGuide] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofBusinessAdministration(BBA) � Accounting � BusinessAdministration � Marketing How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? Who Do I Contact? AllCollegeofBusinessMajorscontact: Courtney Sturges, Advising Coordinator 479.788.7878 BusinessandIndustrialInstitute,105 Walk-in appointments are seen if advisors are available. YouareadvisedintheCollegeofBusinessifyoumeetthe following requirements: � HaveadeclaredmajorinAccounting,BusinessAdministration, or Marketing � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses [College of Education] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofScience(BS) � EarlyChildhoodEducation � Middle-levelEducationinMath/Science(Grades4-8Licensure) � Middle-levelEducationLanguageArts/SocialStudies(Grades 4-8 Licensure) How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? 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 � AlgebraIGrade8 � SpecialEducation�InstructionalSpecialistinBirth-Age8 � SpecialEducation�InstructionalSpecialistinGrades4-12 11 Student Resources *SecondaryEducationMajorsareadvisedintheCollegethathouses their degree. � Math, Life Science, and Physical Science Secondary Education majors are advised in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering,&Math(seepage13). � 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? If you do not know who your advisor in the College of Education is, call LisaBeshears,theAdministrativeSpecialistfortheCollegeofEducation, to make an appointment with the Advising Coordinator for the EarlyChildhoodandMiddleLeveleducationprograms.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. Major and Career Resources You are advised in the College of Education by a faculty member if you meet the following requirements: � HaveadeclaredmajorinEarlyChildhoodEducationora Middle-Level Education program � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses. Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [College of Business] [AdvisingGuide] [College of Health Sciences] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofScience(BS) � ImagingSciences(BS): � DiagnosticMedicalSonography � Management � Nursing(BSN) � RNtoBSNOnlineCompletion How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Health Sciences if you meet the following requirements: � HaveadeclaredmajorandhavebeenadmittedintoImaging Sciences,BSN,orRNtoBSNOnlineCompletion � HavedeclaredNursing(BSN)andarenottakinganystudent 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 PendergraftHealthSciencesBuilding,108 Appointments are recommended. If unavailable, contact: Janet Mailer 479.788.7283 PendergraftHealthSciencesBuilding,104 [College of Humanities and Social Sciences] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofArts(BA) � History � Psychology � Music � StudioArt � Theatre How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? You are advised in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences if you meet the following requirements: � HaveadeclaredmajorinHistory,Psychology,Music,StudioArt, or Theatre � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses BachelorofMusicEducation(BME) � MusicEducation�InstrumentalMusicP-8and7-12 � MusicEducation�VocalMusicP�8and7-12 BachelorofScience(BS) � CriminalJustice � HistorywithSocialStudiesTeacherLicensure7-12 � GraphicDesign Who Do I Contact? AllHumanities&SocialSciencesmajorsexcept Music contact: Debbie Findlay, Advising Coordinator 479.788.7433 Vines 123 Appointments are recommended. If unavailable, contact: BJMcKim,AdministrativeSpecialist 479.788.7570 Vines 119 All music majors contact: LeAnn Clairday, Administrative Specialist 479.788.7530 Breedlove202 12 [AdvisingGuide] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofArts(BA) � English � MediaCommunication � RhetoricandWriting � Spanish 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: � HaveadeclaredmajorinEnglish,MediaCommunication, Rhetoric and Writing, or Spanish � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses BachelorofScience(BS) � EnglishwithTeacherLicensure7-12 � SpanishwithTeacherLicensure7-12 Who Do I Contact? All College of Languages and Communication majors contact: PatBroadwater,AdministrativeAssistant 479.788.7290 Vines 225 [College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics] What Majors Do They Advise? BachelorofScience(BS) � BiologyandBiologywithSecondaryTeacherLicensure � Chemistry,ChemistrywithBiochemistryOption,and Chemistry with Secondary Teacher Licensure � Engineering(ElectricalandMechanical) � InformationTechnology(Database,Networking, Programming, and Web Developer) � Math/MathwithSecondaryTeacherLicensure How Do I Know If I Am Advised Here? Who Do I Contact? If you are a BiologyorBiologySecondaryEducationmajor, contact the Department Chair's administrative assistant at 479.788.7735 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 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. 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 an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering major, contact the Department Chair's administrative assistant at 479.788.7756 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. 13 Student Resources Major and Career Resources YouareadvisedintheCollegeofScience,Technology,Engineering,& Mathematics by a Faculty member if you meet the following requirements: � Haveadeclaredmajorinoneoftheabovementionedprograms. � Arenottakinganystudentsuccesscourses. Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [College of Languages and Communication] [AdvisingGuide] [General Education Requirements] What are Core (General Education) Requirements? Core, or General Education, classes are the basic courses every student musttaketoreceiveaBachelor's(andinmostcases,anAssociate's) Degree from UA Fort Smith. 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. Hereisasample*ofthecorerequirementsforadegreeplan: Humanities (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q q q q q ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL PHIL 2783** 2793** 2803** 2813** 2753 AmericanLiteratureto1865 AmericanLiterature1865toPresent WorldLiteratureto1750 WorldLiterature1750toPresent Introduction to Philosophy History/Government (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q HIST q HIST q POLS 2753 2763 2753 English Composition (6 credit hours, both classes) q ENGL ENGL or q ENGL RHET 1203 1213 1233 2863 Freshman English I and Freshman English II U.S. History I U.S. History II American National Government Honors Composition and Advanced Composition Social Sciences (6 credit hours, 2 Classes from 2 Different Areas of Study) q q q q q ANTH E CON E CON GEOG H IST H IST H IST H IST P OLS 2803** 2803** 2813** 2753 1123 1133 2753 2763 2753 1163 2753 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 BiologicalScience/Lab Anatomy&PhysiologyI/Lab Anatomy&PhysiologyII/Lab GeneralBotany/Lab GeneralMicrobiology/Lab GeneralZoology/Lab Chemical Principles/Lab Organic Physiological Chemistry College Chemistry I/Lab College Chemistry II/Lab Physical Geology/Lab Earth Science/Lab Physical Science/Lab PhysicsConcepts&Applications College Physics I/Lab College Physics II/Lab Engineering Phys. I/Lab Engineering Phys. II/Lab q PSYC q SOCI CulturalAnthropology PrinciplesofMacroeconomicsor PrinciplesofMicroeconomics World Regional Geography Civilizations of the World to 1500 or Civilizations of the World since 1500 U.S. History I or U.S. History II or American National Government (If not used for History/Government requirement) General Psychology Introduction to Sociology Some majors also require lower-level coursework in a World Language. *ThespecificcoursesthatmeettheGeneralEducationrequirements 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. **SeemostrecentAcademicCatalogforthecurrentprerequisitesfor courses in these subject areas. Fine Arts (3 credit hours, 1 Class) q q q q ART ART HUMN MUSI 2863** 2873** 2563 2763 SurveyofArtHistoryI SurveyofArtHistoryII Humanities through the Arts Music Appreciation 14 [AdvisingGuide] 1.) Log in to your campus LionsLink account. 7.) Once you have submitted your 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. 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. 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." 5.) You should now see your online 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 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources 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. Registration 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. Academic Advising [How Do I Register for Classes Online?] [AdvisingGuide] [Search For Classes] Go to the University website at uafortsmith.edu and hover the mouse over "Academics," then select "Class Schedules." �Selectthe"Term" �Selectthe"Subject"orenterCourseNumber �Clickthe"SearchClass"button �Othercriteriacanbeselectedtorefineyoursearch,likecoursenumber,day,times,orfullonline. [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. [Drop Classes] �Youmustmeetallpre-orcorequisitesforawait-listedcourse. �Youmaynotberegisteredandonawait-listforthesamecourse. �Youcanonlybewait-listedforthesamecourseonce. �Youmaynotwait-listacoursethathasatimeconflictwithanotherclass. �Youmaynotwait-listacoursewhichwillputyoubeyondyourmaximumallowedcredithours. Beforethetermstarts,inyourschedulethatappearsinLionsLink,choose"Drop"fromtheActionColumntodropaclass.Thenchoose"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: �Droppingbelowfulltimestatusmightdelaygraduationplans. �Completingfewercredithoursinanacademicsemester/yearcouldaffectcertaintypesoffinancial aid,includingscholarships. �Droppingbelow12hourscouldaffectbenefitssuchashealth/autoinsurancecoverage. Before dropping, seek assistance from your advisor! 16 [AdvisingGuide] 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. HowdoIfindthedateIcanregisterinLionsLink? 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 "Check Your Registration Status." Select"Term"(i.e.Fall2011).*DoNOTselectatermthatsays"Non-Credit." 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. How do I view/print my class schedule in LionsLink? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) HowdoIviewmymidterm/finalgradesinLionsLink? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) (continued on next page) 17 Student Resources 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." Select either "Midterm" or "Final Grades." Select "Term" (i.e. Fall 2011). 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. Major and Career Resources 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." Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [LionsLink: How Do I?] [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." HowdoIverify( forinsurance,financialaid,etc.)thatIamenrolledinLionsLink? 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." HowdoIcheckmyfinancialaidstatusinLionsLink? 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 "Student Services and Financial Aid" in the left-hand navigation menu. Click "Financial Aid." Click on information you wish to see. 18 [AdvisingGuide] How do I view/print a degree evaluation? 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. Click "Student Services and Financial Aid" from the left-hand navigation menu. Click "Student Records" from the menu. Select "Degree Evaluation." 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? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Go to lionspass.uafortsmith.edu. Log-in with your username and password. Click "Change your Password." Enter your current password in the top box. Enter your new password in the second box, being sure it meets the requirements listed on this website. 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. LionsLinkwillnotletmeseeStudentServicesorRegister.WhatdoIdo? How do I buy my books? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) If you can log in to LionsLink but are denied access to Student Services (Registration, Grades, Financial Aid, etc.), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your LionsLink ID number and a brief explanation of the problem. For more help with LionsLink, visit the Student Advisement webpage at: uafortsmith.edu/Advising 19 Student Resources Major and Career Resources 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"BuyBooks." Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [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 Behonestwithyourself.Ifyouhavehaddifficultiesinschoolinthepast,orifyouarenotaself-directedlearner,youshouldenrollintraditional 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. OnlineCoursesandTechnicalRelatedIssues 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 email@example.com. WhataretheDifferentTypesofOnlineCourses? 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 instructor'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-EnhancedCourse 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] 07/10/2010 10:13:56 UA Fort Smith Student Schedule/Bill Fall 2011 01 CRN 1067 1318 1336 255 596 687 798 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 ST RE WR WR RE RE WR RE 09 BEGIN 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 8/22/11 10 END 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 10/18/11 11 DAYS TR MWF T MWF TR MWF TR TIME 12 13 BUILD GARDNR MS-UC MS-UC HOLT MS-UC FL FL 14 ROOM 138 101 344 102 206 219 108 15 INSTRUCTOR Waller, T. Boyd, A. Knubley, C. Jennings, K. STAFF Peerbolte, G. Swoffard, T SUBJ CRSE SEC COURSE TITLE POLS PHSC PHSC ENGL MATH COBI MGMT 2753 2653 2651 1203 1403 1033 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 CREDS LV 3.00 3.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 1.00 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Course Credits: 17.00 01. CRN (Course Reference Number): This is a unique identifier for each course per semester 02.SUBJ(Subject):Thisisthedepartmentofferingthecourse(i.e.,PSYCforPsychology) 03. CRSE (Course Number): This is a four-digit number for the course name (i.e., MATH 1403 is College Algebra) 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:Theofficialbeginningdateforthecourse 10. END: The official ending date for the course 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:Buildingwherethecoursewillmeet 14. ROOM: The room where this course will meet 15. INSTRUCTOR: The lead instructor for the course 21 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration 1100-1215 pm 1000-1050 am 0100-0250 pm 1100-1150 am 0930-1045 am 0900-0950 am 0800-0850 am Academic Advising [How To Read My Schedule] [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. StudentSuccessMini-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 GroupTutoring 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 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. 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. Drop-inLabs Several areas of coursework have drop-in labs where you can find additional help in your classes. Math, science, information technology (IT),Spanish,andanatomyandphysiology(A&P)allhavespecific 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. 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 Summer Hours of Operation 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 [AdvisingGuide] 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. NoteTaking Good note taking is not writing down everything the professor says. Study Behavior Inventory Learning Style Inventory One Hour of Successful Study Cramming is not effective study. TheSBItargetsyourstrengthsandweaknessesasastudent. Five Day Study Plan Math Study Skills Inventory TestTakingStrategies 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. 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. 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. For more information please call the Gordon Kelley Academic Success Center at 479.788.7675 or 479.788.7681. 23 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources TimeManagement ReducingTestAnxiety 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. Registration 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. 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. Academic Advising [Guided Study] [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] 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. COURSE BIOL 1163 BIOL 1161 CREDIT HOURS TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 3 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. COURSE BIOL 1163 BIOL 1161 GRADE C (2.0) B (3.0) QUALITY POINTS 2.0 x 3 hrs. = 6 3.0 x 1 hr. = 3 TOTAL QUALITY POINTS 6 + 3 9 *Eachlettergradeisworthaspecificvalueasshownbelow: B C D F 3.) Finally, divide the Total Quality Points by the Total Credit Hours. 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 CALCULATION 9/4 = 2.25 GPA 2.25 9 4 A GPA calculator is also available online at: uafortsmith.edu/Advising/GPACalculator A GPA Re-Calculator for classes being retaken can be found at: uafortsmith.edu/Advising/GPARecalculator 25 Student Resources TOTAL QUALITY POINTS TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Major and Career Resources A 4.0 Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [Calculating My GPA] [AdvisingGuide] [Academic vs. Financial Aid 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. Academic 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 Financial Aid Standing 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 Suspension appealing that suspension and having that appeal approved. If placed on academic probation. Student does not have limited enrollment, vs. the appeal is approved the student is placed on Financial Aid Probation but is required to meet with their advisor. Student is not allowed to take and can receive Financial Aid. full online, Hybrid classes, or weekend classes, nor can they web register. Financial Aid Appeal � An appeal process is available to a student Academic Suspension � Result of students while on academic who is placed on financial aid suspension. Appeal forms are available vs. in the Financial Aid Office or online at uafortsmith.edu/Finaid/ 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 FinancialAidForms. the following guidelines will apply: Financial Aid Suspension � Result of a student failing to meet First Suspension (A1) � For the first suspension, the student can: minimum requirements while on financial aid probation or warning, or Option 1) Sit out one major term (fall or spring) and return without if they receive all F grades and/or withdraw from all courses in a semester. appeal or Financial Aid Suspension means the student is not eligible to receive Option 2) Register in the following term for a maximum of 13 credit financial assistance and can also result in a permanent loss of eligibility. A hours in a spring/fall or 4 credit hours in summer that must student on Financial Aid Suspension who failed to meet the requirements includeSAS0201BridgetoSuccess.(ABSuspension)Ifthe for Financial Aid Warning in the previous semester can submit an Appeal student does not make a 2.00 semester GPA and pass the (see above) for financial aid suspension review. SAS 0201 with a grade of C or better, the student will be suspended for one major term and cannot appeal. MaximumTimeFrame� Students are expected to complete their 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. 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'sprogram,thehourscompletedforthecertificatewillbeapplied 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 26 [AdvisingGuide] 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. Eligibility Students must meet the following to qualify for the program: � Becommittedtoyoureducation � Showawillingnesstobesuccessful � Firstgenerationcollegestudent(parentshavenotcompleteda bachelor's degree prior to student turning 18) and/or � Meetcertainincomerequirementsand/or � RegisteredwithADAservices Program Services How to Join SSS Contact Information Participant Requirements 27 Student Resources Major and Career Resources BorehamLibrary206-209 uafortsmith.edu/Studentsupportservices 479.788.7355 � MeetwithassignedSSSstafffourtimesasemester(onceamonth) � Attendtwohoursofgroupstudyortutoringaweek � Attendatleastthreeworkshopsasemester � Maintaingoodacademicstandingwhileintheprogram Academic Resources All participants must complete an application and meet the program eligibility requirements listed above. Applications may be obtained fromtheSSSofficeinBorehamLibrary206-209orfromthewebsite at uafortsmith.edu/Studentsupportservices. All participants must be planning to complete a bachelor's degree and have a strong dedication to their education. Once accepted into the program, participants can expect to obtain the following: � Individualizedacademicandcareeradvising � Tutoring/Groupstudysessions � Learnhowtocommunicatewithinstructors � Learntoutilizecampusresources � Studyskills/Timemanagement � Presentationskills � Calculatorworkshops � Computerskills � Budgeting/Financialaidskills � Learningcommunities � Financialaidassistance � Budgetingadvice � Graduateschoolassistance Registration Academic Advising [Student Support Services] [AdvisingGuide] [Library Services] TheBorehamLibrarycontinuesalongtraditionofexcellentservice 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. 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. Borrowing � Your Lions ID card allows you to check out books, Group Study Rooms � Several group study areas are available, including 5 enclosed study rooms. DVDs,CDsandotherresourcesfromtheBorehamLibrary.Youmay also use your Lions ID card to borrow from the Fort Smith Public Library regardless of where you live. 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. 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. Media Production Facilities � Scanners and CD burners are available throughout the Library. Connect from Home �StudentscanaccesstheBorehamLibrary Reference and Research Assistance � Get assistance from our librarians in person, by e-mail or by phone. HomepageandtheAtoZListofResearchDatabasesdirectly.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. Pebley Center � Find books, microfilm archives, photographs and other materials on local and regional Arkansas history in the library's Pebley Center. Formoreinformation,pleasevisittheBorehamLibrarywebpageat library.uafortsmith.edu and visit the library's Facebook page at facebook.com/BorehamLibrary. 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. Book/AVAcquisitions Circulation Desk Interlibrary Loan Periodicals/Databases Reference Desk Toll-free LibraryPhoneNumbers 479.788.7206 479.788.7200 479.788.7201 479.788.7208 479.788.7204 800.935.9341 Library Hours (excluding holidays) Spring/Fall Semesters Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Summer Terms 7:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Between Semesters 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED 28 [AdvisingGuide] Monday (M) 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (T) 8:00 a.m. Wednesday (W) 8:00 a.m. Thursday (R) 8:00 a.m. Friday (F) 8:00 a.m. Saturday (S) 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Sunday (U) 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Schedule your class time and study time and then commit to it! 29 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [Time Management Worksheet] [AdvisingGuide] [Transfer Credits] AcceptanceofTransferCredits 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? First, the Records Office will complete an initial evaluation of the transfer credits for the institution. Second, 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. See your advisor if you have questions. ItookacourseanditdidnotcounttowardsmydegreeprogrambutIthinkitshouldhave. 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? Notallofmycourseworktransferredin.Why? 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. 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 exceptiontothisistheBachelorofAppliedScience(BAS)degree,towhich80hoursoflower-levelcourseworkmaytransfer.Thenumber 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. TheTransferStudentOrganization 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 [AdvisingGuide] Bachelor's Degree Minors Associate's Degree CertificatePrograms A variety of certificate programs are available. See an advisor for more information. *pending approval by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, ADHE 31 Student Resources AdministrativeProfessional� Accounting Assistant AdministrativeProfessional� Human Resources Assistant AdministrativeProfessional� Medical Office Assistant Associate of Arts Associate of General Studies ComputerAidedDraftingandDesign� Architectural ComputerAidedDraftingandDesign� Digital Design ComputerAidedDraftingandDesign� General ComputerAidedDraftingandDesign� GIS/GPS Mapping ComputerAidedDraftingandDesign� Mechanical Criminal Justice Dental Hygiene Early Childhood Education Electronics Technology GeneralTechnology�General GeneralTechnology�Automotive GeneralTechnology�Welding Information Technology Law Enforcement Administration Legal Assistance/Paralegal Nursing Technology Radiography Surgical Technology Workforce Leadership Major and Career Resources Biology BusinessAdministration Chemistry Creative Writing Criminal Justice English Geography* Geology* Historical Interpretation History InformationTechnology� Database Technology InformationTechnology� Web Development Mathematics MediaCommunication* Music Philosophy Physics* Political Science Psychology Rhetoric and Writing Sociology Spanish Speech Studio Art Theatre Academic Resources Accounting Animation Technology Applied Science Biology BiologywithGrades7-12TeacherLicensure BusinessAdministration Chemistry ChemistrywithBiochemistryOption 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 ImagingSciences� Diagnostic Medical Sonography ImagingSciences�Management InformationTechnology� Database Management InformationTechnology�Networking InformationTechnology�Programming InformationTechnology�WebDeveloper 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 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--RNtoBSNOnline Completion Program OrganizationalLeadership(BSOL) Psychology Rhetoric and Writing Spanish Spanish with Grades 7-12 Teacher Licensure Studio Art Theatre Registration Academic Advising [Majors] [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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. 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 youhavedefinedyourgoals�bothlong-termandshort-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. The goal needs to be measurable so that you have a way to track progress. You need to develop a strategy for how you will achieve our goal. The goal needs to be realistic and relevant to your life. Goals should have a deadline. Goals without a deadline tend to be put off until another day. 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. Measurable Action-oriented Reasoned and realistic Time 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: �Whatarethejobtitleandresponsibilities? �Whataretheeducationalandotherrequirementsforthejob? �Howmanyhoursworkedperweek/weekendarerequired? �Isthereroomforadvancement? �Whatdoyoulikemostandleastaboutyourjob? �Whatdoesyouraveragedaylooklike? 32 [AdvisingGuide] Tochangeyourmajor: 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. 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. MinorsarerequiredforstudentsseekingaBachelorofArtsdegree.Studentspursuingotherbachelor'sdegreesarenotrequiredtocompletea 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. 33 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration Declaration of Minor Academic Advising [How Do I Change My Major/Declare My Minor?] [AdvisingGuide] [Steps to a Successful Career Plan] Junior Year Sophomore Year Freshman Year � Meetwithyouradvisorearly to review academic progress and projected graduation date � MeetwithCareerServices � Developyourinterviewing skills � Networkwithprofessors, employers, alumni, and friends regarding professional career advice � Conductinformational interviews for insight about your career choice � Continuetoseekadvice from faculty and professional advisors � Makecareerchoicesinvolving employment or graduate school � Researchgraduateschools � Updateresumeandapplyfor career-related internships, coops, and summer jobs �AttendtheFall/SpringJobFair � Buildaprofessionalwardrobe Summer Get career-related job or internship Senior Year � Meetwithanadvisortodiscuss career and academic planning � Examinecareerinterests, values, and skills by completing the Career Planning Toolbox � Attendacareerplanning workshop � Gettoknowfaculty,advisors, and administrators � Exploreandjoinclubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities � Createyourinitialresumewith Career Services � MaintainahighGPA � AttendtheMajorsEXPO Summer Get a job / gain experience � Identifyspecificcareer interests and research required qualifications � Investigatetheemployment outlook for your options � Examineyourmajorandhow it relates to your desired career � Discussyouracademicplan and career questions with your advisor � Lookforjobs,internships, and volunteer opportunities that will enhance your career research � Continuetoparticipate in campus activities and organizations � Makeyourfinaldecision regarding major selection � AttendtheFall/SpringJobFair Summer Find a job or internship Develop a good work ethic � Completecourserequirements for major � Discusscareerchoice � Maintaincontactswithfaculty, advisors, and administrators � Continuerelevantwork experience � Joinprofessionalorganizations � Scheduleamockinterview � Researchemployer information � Attendcareerfairsandjob search seminars � Reviewandupdateresume � Uploadresumeinto CareerLink � Participateinon-campusand off-campus interviews � Follow-uponjobvacancy announcements � Sendresumesandinquiry letters to target employers � Evaluatecareeremployment options � Makecareerdecisionand prepare for employment Apply for Jobs or Graduate/ Professional School 34 [AdvisingGuide] Fall Semester Subject / Course Credits Spring Semester Subject / Course Credits Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Subject / Course Credits Spring Semester Subject / Course Credits Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Subject / Course Credits Spring Semester Subject / Course Credits Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Fall Semester Subject / Course Credits Spring Semester Subject / Course Credits Summer Semester Subject / Course Credits Total Credit Hours My declared major is This degree requires Total Credit Hours Total Credit Hours which is a two year associate or four year bachelor's degree. credit hours to graduate. credit hours per year. If I want to graduate in two or four years, I will need to average 35 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration 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: �Resumeandcoverletterwritingassistance �CareerCounselingandassessments �Careerandemployerinformation �Careerdevelopmentworkshops �Jobsearchassistance �Internshipassistance �Practiceinterviews �CareerLibrary �Jobfairsandemploymentopportunities �GraduateSchoolplanning How to Register for CareerLink 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! What is Career Link? Career Link is a service provided to students that is a one-stop shop for employment opportunities. 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. Second,thisdatabaseprovidestwodifferentjobboards�oneforjob 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!! Contact Us Check us out on Facebook! We frequently post job openings, facts about new professionals, and news about upcoming events! 479.788.7017 Email: email@example.com Website: uafortsmith.edu/careerservices 36 [AdvisingGuide] General Information Don't! Check... Tipsonkeepingyourscholarship 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). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:479.788.7090�Fax:479.788.7095 37 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Arkansas Academic Challenge (andotherstatefinancialaid) �Maintaintherequirednumberofcredithourseachterm �MaintaintherequiredGPAforthescholarship �Maintainanyotherrequirementsforthescholarship �ReadyourmailandelectronicnotificationsfromtheFinancialAidOffice Academic Resources 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. � Assumethatyouarenoteligibleforfinancialaid.Apply�it'sfree! � Waituntilyouknowwhatyourfinancialaidpackageistocontinue the admission and enrollment process. � Assumeadviceotherpeoplegiveyouconcerningfinancialaid 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. Registration 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. DepartmentofVeteransAffairs,theBureauofIndianEducation, 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. Do! � CompleteaFreeApplicationforFederalStudentAid(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. � ArkansasresidentsshouldcompleteaYouniversalapplicationto apply for state financial aid programs including the new Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship. Do this online at adhe.edu. � R eadyourmailandelectronicnotificationsfromtheFinancial Aid Office. Academic Advising [Financial Aid] [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) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 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 Installment Plan, click "Add." Click the checkbox of the plan to set up. At set up, you are required to pay the: � Defermentplanfee($10,$20,$30,or$40) � RegistrationFee($25) Set first installment payment (check date). Click "I Accept" and enter payment information. If you need assistance with any of the payment options, contact the Cashier'sOfficeat479.788.7060. Installment plans are available for fall and spring terms and must be set uppriortothelastdaytopay. 38 [AdvisingGuide] The Lions ID Card is the official identification card for the University ofArkansas�FortSmith.Youwillneedtokeepthiscardonyour person at all times. Your Lions ID Card proclaims you are a fully privileged member of the UA Fort Smith community. Why have a Lions ID Card? Lions Cash is the safe, efficient, and practical way to pay for the things you need on campus and off ! 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. Where and when can I get my Lions ID Card? When do I have my Lions ID Card made? What do I do if my Lions ID Card is lost or stolen? 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.onFriday.A$5feemustbepaidattheCashier'sOfficeandthe receipt brought to Records. Lions Cash Questions? uafortsmith.edu/Lionsidcard 39 Student Resources Cashier's Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Room 202 UniversityofArkansas�FortSmith 5210 Grand Avenue P.O.Box3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 479.788.7060 Major and Career Resources 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. Lions ID Card Questions? Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Room 222 UniversityofArkansas�FortSmith 5210 Grand Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 479.788.7230 Academic Resources 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. Registration 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 �Thursday8:00a.m.to6:00p.m.andFriday9:00a.m.to5:00p.m.All University holidays are observed. Academic Advising [Lions ID Card] [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. You can register by clicking the Lions Alert icon on the UA Fort Smith homepage, uafortsmith.edu. Non-traditionalStudentSupport 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 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. Programs include: College Preview: College Preview is an adult student workshop that UA Fort Smith Counseling Clinic 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. 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. 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. OrganizationofNon-traditionalStudents(NTS): Join the Monday�Thursday,10:00a.m.�6:00p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.) Friday,10:00a.m.�2:00p.m. Call 479.788.7398 to make an appointment. In the event of an emergency, call 800.542.1031 Hours of Operation 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. TobaccoPolicy LionsAlertEmergencyNotificationSystem 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. 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. 40 [AdvisingGuide] Service Center for Students with Disabilities University Police Department 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. 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: Mr. Roger Young, Coordinator of Student ADA Services Vines210�Phone:479.788.7577�Fax:479.788.7161 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The department also provides, upon request, security escorts for students walking alone on campus at night as well as jumpstarting vehiclesforstudentsneedingassistance.Bothoftheseservicesare available free of charge. 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. Fitness Center Dental Hygiene Clinic Location and Services: The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located Other services are available at selected times during the semester. Ask your student hygienist about additional services. Hours of Operation for the Fall Semester MondayandWednesday,8:00a.m.�5:00p.m. 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 Spring Semester Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00a.m.�5:00p.m. Friday,8:00a.m.�12:00p.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. 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 Student Resources Hours of Operation for the Fall and Spring Semester Major and Career Resources 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. 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. Academic Resources 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. 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. Registration Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] [Student Organizations] AcademicOrganizations American Society of Mechanical Engineers BiologyClub Chemistry Club CollegeofBusinessSocietyofStudents Collegiate Middle Level Association Criminal Justice Club Future Educators Association Math Club PhiBetaLambda(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 University Outreach Organizations PoliticalOrganizations College Democrats College Republicans ReligiousOrganizations CampusActivitiesBoard(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 ArtsOrganizations Applause Drama Club Kappa Kappa Psi Percussion Club BaptistCollegiateMinistry(BCM) TheBridgeCollegeMinistry Campus Crusade for Christ Catholic Campus Ministries Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Christ on Campus Episcopal Caf� Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) Lions for Christ MissionaryBaptistStudentFellowship Don't see one you like? CulturalOrganizations 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 SpecialInterestOrganizations Circle K International Computer Club Lions for Life Lion Rifles Ping Pong Club Sebastian Commons Organization for Protecting the Environment (SCOPE) Student Animators 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. 42 [AdvisingGuide] 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. Following is a list of the Greek Life organizations available at UA Fort Smith: 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. 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. � DeltaSigmaTheta- The purpose of Delta Sigma Theta is to build strong, college educated women who are dedicated to public service and building strong communities for generations to come. � KappaSigmaFraternity-Kappa Sigma's purpose is to build better men through four pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. leadership, unity, sisterhood, strength, service, and diversity to women of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. � PiKappaPhiFraternity-Discover your own opportunities in Pi Kappa Phi. Leave your own legacy at UA Fort Smith. � GammaPhiBeta-GammaPhiBetaisanorganization 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. � SigmaNuFraternity-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. 43 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources � GammaEta-The purpose of Gamma Eta is to promote Registration � DeltaGamma- The purpose of Delta Gamma is to foster � KappaAlphaOrder-The Kappa Alpha Order chapter at UA Academic Advising [Greek Life] [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'sandWomen'sBasketball Men'sBaseball Men's and Women's Cross Country Men's and Women's Golf Men's and Women's Tennis Women's Volleyball 44 [AdvisingGuide] Academic Catalog (the Catalog): The main reference tool 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. Class Standing: A student's classification is based on the total Academic Probation (AP): Status for students while on Academic 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 CLEP(College-LevelExaminationProgram): A program Academic Success Center (ASC): Where students can find free tutoring and other academic assistance. Located in Vines 202. offering college level credit by exam(s). See the Academic Catalog for more specific information. College: UA Fort Smith consists of seven colleges that include Academic Suspension (AS): Status for students who while on 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 Academic Warning (AW): Status for students who do not achieve thistermreferstoasciencelab.Forexample,BIOL1153hasa corequisiteofBIOL1151,itsaccompanyinglab. 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. 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 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. CampusCenter(Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter): Student services are located here: Student Advisement and Career Planning, Records, Career Services, Student Activities Office, Testing Center, Food Court,Bookstore,AdmissionsandSchoolRelations,FinancialAid, Welcome Center, Campus and Community Events, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dean of Enrollment Management, and Cashier. 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 Student Resources 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. Major and Career Resources 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. 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, Academic Resources 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 BridgetoSuccessSeminar. academic departments through which students declare a major. For example,theCollegeofBusinesshousesmajorsinMarketing,Business Administration, and Accounting. 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. 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. Academic Advising [Lion Lingo] [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. 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 E-MailAccount: 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. 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. Extended Math 1403: This course covers the same topics as the LionsLink: UA Fort Smith's on-campus network, including your 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. 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. Faculty Advisor: Faculty member whose responsibilities include teaching and advising students within their field of academic expertise. NUMA:Mascot of UA Fort Smith. The name `Numa' has a rich FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. UA Fort Smith's FERPA: Family Education and Rights to Privacy Act. This Act is a FAFSA Code is 001110. More information is available at: fafsa.ed.gov. 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. history, both on this campus and beyond it. It comes from the Tarzan novels,byEdgarRiceBurroughs,whowaschurningthemoutinthe 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 Financial Aid Probation: Students who do not maintain a 2.0 person's or entity's words or ideas as his/her own. Committing such an offense may result in permanent suspension from the University. 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. 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. Full-Time/Part-TimeStudent: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. 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. 46 [AdvisingGuide] Registration: The process of selecting and/or adding one's classes for 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. Transcript: Document showing earned grades and courses taken. It Schedule of Classes: An online list of classes and their meeting times and locations for the upcoming semester. Unconditional Admission: Students must score an ACT 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 grade) for a semester. Syllabus: An outline given by instructors to students describing course content, assignment deadlines, exam dates, course requirements, and grading policy. Work Study: A federally funded program providing work TargetSuccess:An academic program required for students who are retaking classes in the College of Student Success. 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 Academic Resources 47 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Challenge (Lottery funded) Scholarship and other Arkansas State financial aid. More information is available at: ark.org/adhe_financialaid/login.aspx Term(Semester)GPA: A student's Grade Point Average in all classes in a given term (semester). Registration 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 Upper-LevelHours: Course numbers beginning with a 3 ( Junior- level courses) or 4 (Senior-level courses). At least 40 Upper-Level hours are required for any bachelor's degree program. Withdraw/Withdrawal: Dropping all classes (without a final Academic Advising 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. [AdvisingGuide] [Campus Resource Index] Concern Absences Academic Advising CollegeofStudentSuccess DeclaredAssociateMajors DeclaredBachelor'sMajors UndecidedMajors StudentAdvisement&CareerPlanning StudentAdvisement&CareerPlanning Advisingtakesplacewithinthedepartment StudentAdvisement&CareerPlanning Individual professor of specific class Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young University Police Department Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young Records Office or LionsLink Admissions Office Student Handbook or website Records Office, Wayne Womack Financial Aid Office Barnes&NoblesCampusBookstore RecordsOfficeorwebsite University Academic Catalog Barnes&NoblesCampusBookstore RecordsOffice,BethHice Roy Duncan (for trucking) Individual academic advisor Career Services Academic Success Center Academic Success Center PowellStudentHealthClinic Counseling Center Powell Student Health Clinic Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 Vines 207 Vines 207 479.788.7017 479.788.7681 479.788.7681 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and CornerofWaldron&Kinkead Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter145 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter222 Online Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter145 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter222 479.788.7320 479.788.7232 479.462.5072 479.788.7320 479.788.7230 479.788.7407 479.788.7090 Vines 210 51 Street Annex st GoTo Individual professor of specific class Location Phone Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter232 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter232 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter232 479.788.7400 479.788.7400 479.788.7400 Academic Calendar Academic Early Alert Accessibility Accident on Campus Accommodations for Disabilities Address, Change of Admission Adult Student Concerns Alcohol/Drug Policies Appeals Academic Financial Aid Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Books BuckleyAmendment(FERPA) Catalog ClassRings Commencement Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Counseling - Educational Academic Career Study Skills Test Anxiety Counseling - Health and Wellness BirthControl Depression Drugs and Alcohol Refer to Advising Guide or Academic Catalog or online 479.788.7577 479.788.7140 479.788.7577 479.788.7230 479.788.7120 479.788.7663 Vines 210 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219 Office of Non-Traditional Students Support Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 107 PendergraftHealthSciencesCenter257 479.788.7444 Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 312 Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 479.788.7398 479.788.7444 48 [AdvisingGuide] Concern Counseling - Health and Wellness Eating Disorders HIV Rape Crisis Course Overloads CreditbyExamination(CLEP) DiningServices Disability Information and Services Discrimination Concerns, Student Drop Classes Employment Part-time and Full-time Work Study Enrollment Verification Requests Events and Activities Financial Aid Fraternities Grade Appeals Graduation Application Audit/Process High School Transcripts Housing/Meal Plans SebastianCommons LionsDen BreeGates BethEppinger RecordsOffice,BeaGraham AlumniAssociation International Office, Takeo Suzuki Career Services Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Website UniversityPoliceorBoxOffice Individual advisor Records Office Testing Center University Police Department Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 205 51 Street Annex st GoTo Powell Student Health Clinic Powell Student Health Clinic Powell Student Health Clinic Individual advisor RecordsOffice,BethHice SODEXO Student ADA Coordinator, Roger Young Student Affairs Individual advisor Career Services Financial Aid Office Records Office or LionsLink Student Activities Office Financial Aid Office Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Individual professor of specific class Individual advisor Records Office, Mandy Keyes Admissions Office Location Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 257 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter222 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter132 Vines 210 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Phone 479.788.7444 479.788.7444 479.788.7444 479.788.7232 479.788.7311 479.788.7577 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 479.788.7017 479.788.7090 479.788.7699 479.788.7694 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219 SebastianCommons LionsDen119 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter222 FullertonAdministrationBuilding215 Vines 106 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 BorehamLibrary 479.788.7405 479.788.7120 479.788.7340 479.788.7348 479.788.7124 479.788.7020 479.788.7166 479.788.7017 479.788.7694 479.788.7200 Immunizations Insurance,Student International Student Services Interviewing Techniques Intramurals Library LostandFound Major/Minor, Change of Name, Change of Non-Traditional Student Services Placement Test Police 479.788.7230 479.788.7663 479.788.7682 479.788.7140 Office of Non-Traditional Students Support Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 107 49 Student Resources Major and Career Resources Academic Resources 479.788.7090 Registration Academic Advising [AdvisingGuide] Concern Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistryuestions Registration Residency Resume Writing Safety Escort Scholarships Sororities Student Concerns Student Government Association Student Handbook Student Involvement Student Organizations Student ID Tickets SportingEvents SeasonofEntertainment BoxOffice BoxOffice University Police Department Records Office, Marge Marshall Records Office, Sherry Spiesshoefer Cashier's Office AcademicSuccessCenter Academic Success Center AcademicSuccessCenter Academic Success Center University Police Department FinancialAidOffice,ZachLangley uafortsmith.edu Records Office Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 479.788.7230 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter103 Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter103 51 Street Annex st GoTo BiologyDepartment,Dr.DavisPritchett Individual academic advisor Records Office, Jenny Jones Career Services University Police Department Financial Aid Office Student Activities Office, Alex Snowden Student Affairs Student Activities Office Website Student Activities Office Student Activities Office Records Office Location Math/ScienceBuilding325 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 232 Online 51st Street Annex Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 221 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 115 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 115 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Phone 479.788.7741 479.788.7233 479.788.7017 479.788.7140 479.788.7090 479.788.7694 479.788.7699 479.788.7699 479.788.7699 479.788.7230 479.788.7300 479.788.7300 479.788.7140 479.788.7231 479.788.7234 479.788.7060 Rules/Regulations Affecting Students Student Handbook Traffic Ticket Transcript Requests Transfer Credits, Evaluation of Tuition and Fees Payment Tutoring Math Chemistry Biology Writing Center Vehicle Assistance Veteran'sBenefits Website Withdrawal from the University Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 222 Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 202 Vines202andMathScienceBuilding236 479.788.7675 Vines 202 Vines202 Vines 202 51st Street Annex Smith-PendergraftCampusCenter221 479.788.7675 479.788.7675 479.788.7675 479.788.7140 479.788.7954 50 [AdvisingGuide] Department Academic Success Center (Tutoring) Admissions Advisement BoxOffice Career Services Cashier Financial Aid Fitness Center Tech Support (Help Desk) Information Desk Library LionsBookstore Office of Non-Traditional Students Police (24-Hour Non Emergency) Records/Registrar Residential Life ROTC SAO Welcome Center Student Activities Student ADA Services Student Affairs Student Senate Testing Center Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Veterans Administration Office Campus and Community Events Phone 479.788.7675 479.788.7120 479.788.7400 479.788.7300 479.788.7301 479.788.7017 479.788.7060 479.788.7090 479.788.7600 479.788.7460 479.788.7412 479.788.7200 479.788.7320 479.788.7663 479.788.7141 479.788.7230 479.788.7340 479.788.7522 479.788.7663 479.788.7699 479.788.7794 479.788.7304 479.788.7698 479.788.7682 479.788.7135 479.788.7126 Counseling Clinic Student Health Clinic Police Cell Phone Police (Emergency) 479.788.7398 or 800.542.1031 479.788.7444 479.462.5069 479.788.7140 51 Student Resources Emergency Contact Information Major and Career Resources Academic Resources Registration Academic Advising [Phone Directory] D1 and ness Busi strial Indu tute Insti d er s Flan B A Holt stian Seba ons Co m m D2 D5 ft endergra Smith-P Center Campus anBallm r Spee ness Busi er Cent ! 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