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Latest Memo


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Campus Operations Overview

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is shifting operations and activities – other than essential operations – to online or other remote means to the maximum extent possible. That means many of our offices will not be physically accessible, we will endeavor to remain connected as much as possible. For your reference, a quick digest of updates have been created below:


STATUS
Administrative Offices/Employees Administrative offices are closed. Non-essential employees should work from home | View the campus update memo for details
AM&N Credit Union Closed
Customers needing to complete transactions can call (870) 534-1990 or email uapbfcu@sbcglobal.net
Athletics Events Canceled
The NCAA and SWAC suspended all sports for the Spring 2020 semester. Student- Athletes should contact their coaches regarding summer and fall activities.
Campus Tours Can be done virtually
The Office of Recruitment is providing virtual campus tours. To register for your virtual visit, please contact Kenita McKenzie at kmckenzie@uapb.edu.
Classes
Courses will be conducted online only for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester
Our goal is to allow all of our students to complete their courses for the semester, make progress on completing their degree plans, and remain on track for graduation. For more information, view the Academic response memo.
Domestic Business Travel
International Travel
All university-sponsored travel is canceled until further notice | See UAPB Travel Guidance
Food Service Closed
John Brown Watson Memorial Library System All locations are closed to the public
Mail/Printing Services Closed
Military Science Closed
All staff is teleworking except the Human Resource Assistant. Please contact the office to make appointments if absolutely necessary at (870) 575-8452. Cadets scheduled to attend Basic and Advanced Camp must stay in contact with their Cadre on new dates. Currently, all cadets scheduled to attend Advance Camp that have already completed Basic Training (e.g. Green to Gold Cadets and select cadets in the Simultaneous Membership Program) will receive course and scholarship credit for Advance Camp. Cadets currently enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves MUST notify the Professor of Military Science immediately if Activated in support of COVID-19 support to FEMA.
Residence Halls Closed
Students have the option to schedule a time to collect personal belongings from March 23 through April 3. Any personal items that cannot be collected by April 3 will be packaged and stored. For more information, please view the Housing memo. If you have questions, please email Residential Life or call them at (870) 575-7256.
Student Health Services Closed
Students can schedule medical counseling by calling (870) 575-7106 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. After hours medical advice is available by calling (870) 541-7100, and asking for the doctor on call for Jefferson Comprehensive Care.
University Museum and Cultural Center
Leedell Moorehead-Graham Art Gallery
Closed

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Event Updates

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AgDiscovery Canceled
Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala Postponed
Founders Celebration events (including Honors and Awards Convocation, and Alumni Breakfast) Canceled
Lion Fever Day
Postponed
Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access  Canceled
Spring 2020 Commencement Postponed
Although the date has not been released as of yet, we intend to have a commencement ceremony in late summer. If we are unable to have a ceremony, because of Covid-19, we will invite our Spring 2020 graduates to attend either the Winter 2020 or Spring 2021 ceremony of their choice. You are, however, able to pay your graduation fee online.
Student and Faculty Research Forum Postponed



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About Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
2019-nCoV Overview

UAMS HealthNow portal


Positive Case Reporting
Self-Reporting Form (PDF)
Online Self-Reporting (Microsoft 365)

All students and employees are required to report positive cases to the University.

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Resources for Students

John Brown Watson Memorial Library

Important Sites
Lion Search
LibGuides
Ask A Librarian
Search for Journals
Traveler
Academic Video Online
Kanopy
ProQuest Research Companion
Newspapers
HistoryMakers

Research Databases
EBSCOHOST
CUACRL OER Guide
FirstSearch
JSTOR
LitFinder
ProQuest
ScienceDirect

 Common Links

Pay your graduation fee
How to drop a course
Blackboard
Campus Email
WIFI hotspot locator
Center for Teaching and Learning
myUAPB
WebAdvisor
Enrollment Management FAQ

Mental Health Resources

Student Counseling, Assessment & Development

Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System, Incorporated
https://www.sabhs.org/
1-870-534-1834

Arkansas Employee Assistance Program
https://eap.uams.edu/
1- 800-542-6021

Stress and Coping

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

Disaster Distress Helpline
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
1-800-985-5990

National Domestic Violence Hotline
https://www.thehotline.org/
1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

Quick Reference Guide

Although the date has not been released yet, we intend to have a commencement ceremony in late summer. If we are unable to have a ceremony, because of Covid-19, we will invite our Spring 2020 graduates to attend either the Winter 2020 or Spring 2021 ceremony of their choice.


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Resources for Employees

Common Links

Staff Time and Effort form | View the memo
Blackboard
Center for Teaching and Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Third-party articles

Teaching online for the first time
Advice for online teaching
Completing face-to-face courses online
7 Best Practices for COVID-19-Necessitated Online Meetings
Coronavirus Information for Higher Ed
Online Teaching Strategies

HR Information

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Learn More | In Espanol | Complete FFCRA leave form

Leave for Academic and Other Non-Classified-Personnel
Paid Leave for Classified Employees
Sick Leave


EEOC Information

Mental Health Resources

Student Counseling, Assessment & Development

Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System, Incorporated
https://www.sabhs.org/
1-870-534-1834

Arkansas Employee Assistance Program
https://eap.uams.edu/
1- 800-542-6021

Stress and Coping

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

Disaster Distress Helpline
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
1-800-985-5990

National Domestic Violence Hotline
https://www.thehotline.org/
1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224



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For specific questions, please see the quick reference list to the right. For general questions/concerns, please fill out the form below.
 
 

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Have questions? Call us (870) 575-HELP (4357) or email us at uapbcares@uapb.edu
Quick Reference List:
Adjusted Fall Academic Calendar | View it now
Return to campus protocols | Daily checklist | Guide for returning to campus
Residential Life | Ask a question
Financial Aid | Contact Financial Aid
Finance and Administration | Ask a question about your account
Research and Innovation | View procedure guide for lab practices
Research and Innovation | View procedure guide for lab practices

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is aligning its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Arkansas Department of Health. Please note: Guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and university may change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation. Any changes will be updated on this webpage.