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REGISTRATION NEWS & NOTES - FALL 2020 SEMESTER, SPRING 2020 UPDTAES DUE TO COVID-19

 

FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER - UPDATES DUE TO COVID-19

(Added 3/26/2020) Temporary changes to academic deadlines and policy for Spring 2020 - from "Important Information for the Spring 2020 Semester" communication linked here and posted on prepare.uni.edu)

Several changes have been made to help students navigate unexpected challenges that may result from the initiatives taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 this semester.:

  • The last day to drop a class without a “F” has been extended by two weeks until 4:30 pm, April 9, 2020. [Students may still choose to drop a course(s) any time up to this date/time.
    UPDATE on 3/26/20:  The deadline for dropping a class without a "F" has been extended to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.

  • The last day to change a course from graded to Credit/No Credit has been extended two weeks until 4:30 pm April 9, 2020.  [Please have the student complete the online form to request this change]
    UPDATE on 3/26/20:  The deadline for changing a course from graded to Credit/No Credit has been extended to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.

     

  • The limitation preventing the use of Credit/No Credit grading for classes counting toward majors, minors and the LAC is waived for all undergraduate courses. Undergraduate students choosing to change from graded to Credit/No Credit during Spring 2020 may count those classes toward any program. Credit-only classes do not impact GPA calculations. Please note that a grade of C- or higher is required to receive credit for the course.
     

  • Limitations for Credit/No Credit courses for graduate courses is relaxed; however, due to certain post-graduate licensing requirements, graduate students must still submit a student request to the Graduate College to ensure their program is eligible.

Additional Information on Policy and Procedures Adjustments

Add/Drops: While UNI temporarily shifts to exclusive online courses, the Add/Drop Form is now available online and can be submitted via email. Please have the student send the completed form with appropriate signatures to registrar@uni.edu from their UNI email. All forms received from a personal (non-UNI) email account will not be accepted.

Declaring or Changing Majors/Minors: Students intending to change or declare their major or minor must complete a Declaration of Curriculum form and send it to registrar@uni.edu from their UNI email address. All forms received from a personal (non-UNI) email account will not be accepted.  The Office of the Registrar will then forward the form as appropriate for the necessary signatures for processing.
 

(Added 3/30/2020) Requirements for UNI Admission to Teacher Education Suspended for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Registration Periods

On 03/26/2020, the Teacher Education Executive Council determined that effective immediately, and until further notice, all requirements for UNI Admission to Teacher Education are suspended. In this unforeseen time of crisis, the goal is to remove all potential holds/barriers that students may encounter as they register for the next courses in their program of study.  The overarching principle and goal driving this work to help move students toward timely completion of their programs. At this time, this decision applies to the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 registration periods. These accommodations have been made for the students who were most likely to take these courses as they progress through their program. Course prerequisites are still required.

Attached is a guide sheet that will help you navigate through the admission requirements for the UNI Teacher Education Program and what you will need to do in order to support students next week as registration begins. 

Please direct all questions to J.D. Cryer in the Office of Teacher Education (jd.cryer@uni.edu 273-2294.

 

UNI Teacher Education

152 Schindler Education Center

319-273-2265

https://teachered.uni.edu/


UNI Teacher Education Program Admission Guidelines for 2020 Summer and Fall Registration.
 

(Added 3/30/2020) 

The Learning Center REMOTE (TLCRemote) is NOW OPEN.  As long as The Learning Center @ Rod Library remains closed to the public, TLCRemote will be available 24/7.  UNI Students who need academic support can explore their options by going to https://tlc.uni.edu/. The alert homepage message instructs students to select “COVID 19 TLCRemote” to review current academic support options. Option #1 encourages students to take advantage of Smarthinking, a 24/7 online tutoring service. Option #2 directs students to our newly developed Zoom tutoring center where we offer half-hour tutoring for math/stats, science, writing, and academic coaching/specialty tutoring. Questions can be directed to TheLearningCenter@uni.edu
 

Message Sent to Education Prep Faculty from JD Cryer Click text to view link
 

Message Sent to Teacher Education Students Click text to view link

(Added 4/6/2020). Click here to view PDF. Online Learning Guide for students including the topics of:

  • Prepare for Change

  • Stay on Task

  • Setting a Schedule

  • Making the Most of Video Lectures​​​​​

  • Working with a Group or Team    

  • Update your Learning Strategies

FOR FALL 2020 SEMESTER    

(Added 3/30/2020) Course Updates / Changes for the FALL 2020 semester:

  • New Subject: American Sign Language (ASL)

    • American Sign Language (ASL) I is now ASL 3190 (formerly CSD 3190)

    • American Sign Language (ASL) II is now ASL 3195 (formerly CSD 3195)
       

  • Department Name Change: Communication Studies is now Communication and Media

    • When using Searching for Classes, use the course subject “Communication and Media” to find COMM 1000 Oral Communication
       

  • Subject Change: Leisure, Youth, and Human Srvs (LYHS) courses are now identified as Rec, Tourism & Nonprofit (RTNL)

    • When using Searching for Classes use these courses, use the subject “Rec, Tourism & Nonprofit”
       

  • New Subject:  Tech Const Mgmt (TECH CM) and Technology Engineering Edu (TECH TEE)
     

  • Subject Change: Health Promotion and Education (HPE) is now Public Health (PH)

(Added 3/30/2020) TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching — 1 hr. Specific teaching population identified with each section:

Click text above to view link to sections

(Added 3/30/2020) Guide to Courses (Major and Liberal Arts Core) Taught by History Faculty in Fall 2020:

Click text above to view link

(Added 3/30/2020) Fall 2020 English Courses

ENGLISH 4775/5775: Applied Writing: Specialized Documents - This course offers students the opportunity to engage in real-world, client-based workplace communication projects. This project has been designated as a Service Learning course. Please note: With instructor permission (lamberti@uni.edu), English 4775's pre-requisite, English 2770: Introduction to Professional Writing, can be taken as a CO-requisite.

ENGLISH 4770/5780: The Profession of Editing - This course involves applying editing, writing, and project management techniques to academic, creative, and professional manuscripts via non-hypothetical projects, as well as learning about the business of being a professional editor. 

ENGLISH 1059 Section 01 Introduction to Writing Studies - Satisfies both LAC 1A and 3B requirements. It may be of interest to students who plan to pursue one or more of your majors or who may just want a different perspective on writing, literacy, and how those technologies shape both society and psychology.  Click here to view PDF flyer​

  • Writing Studies Advising Guide - More detailed information / with Q&A. Click here to view PDF .

(Added 04/01/2020) 

  • College of Business Administration - Course Registration for Business Minors

    • On Wednesday, April 15th and Thursday, April 16th, the College of Business Administration will be registering students with a major outside of business but with a minor in business (normally we would do walk-ins on these days for you...but not now!!).  Please have the student sign up for a time based on their last name with the calendar links below to get registered for classes.

(Added 04/01/2020)

SUMMMER AT UNI     

  • Stay on track for graduation with summer courses!  Accelerate progress toward your degree. More than 150 online sections are available this summer, with 50+ applying to LAC requirements.Visit Summer@UNI <summer.uni.edu> and see how you can get ahead and make process toward your degree. Course details and financial aid information are also available on the website. 

​(Added 04/06/2020) From Maureen Clayton (CHAS) regarding the enrollment process into Capstone sections:

  1. Review the Class Search for open seats in LAC 6 Capstone for the Fall 2020 semesterThere are still some sections that have available seats.  Unless there is a reason that they cannot take those sections, students need to fill these seats first.

  2. Discuss Summer 2020 semester options. There are seats still available for the summer sessions including online options.  For some students this will not be a viable option (due to cost or other limiting factors), but others may find that the choices available are attractive.

  3. If a student must have a LAC 6 Capstone class in the Fall 2020 semester in order to graduate, please use link sent to campus wide advisors on 4/3/20 to provide information on the student (including units needed [2 or 3] and notes for guidance with enrollment).  The academic advisor should fill out the information rather than having students contact Maureen directly (if possible). All information requested must be completed. Students who can take CAP this summer, in Spring 2021, or a later semester should not be included on this list.

(Added 04/13/2020) Qualitative Methods SOC 4015. Click text to view PDF flyer

(Added 04/13/2020) Geography Department Fall 2020 courses. Click text to view PDF flyer

  • Geography Department Climate Change Courses for Fall 2020: The Department of Geography is offering two courses in Fa 2020 that discuss modern climate change and its socio-economic and political ramifications. Would you please make these available to all interested parties, advisors, and students.
  • GEOG 2210 Modern Climate Change | Prof. Dave May | 9:30-10:45 am TR
    • Brief overview of the climate system. Examination of the evidence for recent global and regional climate changes. Analysis of the importance of greenhouse gases, solar changes, aerosols, and cloud changes as contributors to climate changes. Course addresses the history of successes and failures of political and economic solutions to rein in climate change. 
  • GEOG 4159/5149 Climate Change and Social Justice | Prof. Lisa Millsaps | 1-1:50 pm MWF
    • This is a participatory action research focused class where students engage in research on climate change social justice issues in and around Iowa. 
  • GEOG 2320/6286 Drones for Mapping & Communication | Prof. James Dietrich | 11-1:30 pm TR
    • This course will provide an overview of aspects related to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations for both environmental mapping and communication purposes. Topics will include: Basic aviation knowledge, current UAS regulations, flight control systems, UAS platforms/sensors, basic aerial mapping techniques, and aerial photography/videography for communications. Students will engage in classroom and field exercises and will gain hands-on experience with data collection using a variety of UAS. Field trips are required.

Please see our department webpage: https://csbs.uni.edu/sites/default/files/geographycourses2020_0.pdf

(Added 04/14/2020) PSYCH 1059 Foundations of Positive Psychology: The Science of Human Flourishing

PSYCH 1059 Foundations of Positive Psychology: The Science of Human Flourishing which will count toward one of the electives for a Psychology major.

Course Description:

Over the last 20 years, Positive Psychology has built a large body of scholarship to explain what makes a good life.  This course explores the field's theoretical foundations, methodological approaches, and interventions.  Student study the major constructs, including, but not limited to the following:  meaning, purpose, subjective well-being, resilience, happiness, optimism, flow, positive education, values, character strengths, wisdom, mindfulness, spirituality, and meditation.  

 

(Added 04/29/2020) International Student Sections of ENGLISH 1005 College Writing & Research

  • ENGL 1005  Section 08 Online (with CIEP instructor support)                                                                                                        
    • ​​Enrollment currently "closed," designed for international students unable to get to campus, specifically but not limited to those from Shanghai Dianji and Nanchang Hangkong.
  •  ENGL 1005  Section 11 MWF 1:00 - 1:50 Lang 213 (with CIEP instructor support) 
    • Enrollment currently "closed," designed for international students who would register on August 19.

​​​(Added 04/29/2020) Language Classes available for Fall 2020

The classes below are open for enrollment and they would love to have more students enrolled over the summer months during Student orientations.  Advisors are encouraged to look into their students advisement reports to see if they have competed the language graduation requirement and if they did not encourage students to not wait until the last year to fulfill this requirement. Sometimes students are struggling when that requirement is pushed to the last year of studies or even the last semester! If students start in their first year they might not only satisfy the language requirement for graduation but also if they enjoyed the language learning they might apply those 6 cr towards obtaining a Certificate. Certificates are offered in Chinese, French and Spanish.  In order to fulfill those certificates students must take between 12- 15 credits, which is really encouraging and motivating for students. 

Especially now that in all languages there is a class or 2 offered online this would allow students to take languages and not have issues with conflicting schedules. We only use the placement test scores to enroll students in Spanish. To take the placement exam, click here.

If a student (or academic adivisor) needs assistance in finding the right language classes for your advisees, please communicate with Elena Dobrila via email at elena.dobrila@uni.edu.

Here are classes being offered for the fall 2020: 

Chinese:

1001 Elementary Chinese 4 cr online 

1011 Intermediate Chinese 4 cr. online

1086 Studies in Chinese Culture 1 cr 2nd half semester class offered on TR at 2

French:

1001 Elementary French (3 cr) offered on MWF at 12

1002 French II (3 cr) offered on MWF at 1pm

1086 Conversational French:  Studies in Current Francophone Issues (3 cr.) offered on TR at 12:30pm

2001 Intermediate French (3 cr.) offered on TR at 2pm

3001 Advanced composition (3 cr.) offered online.

4044 Topics: Screen adaptation French literary works (3 cr) offered on TR at 12:30pm

Spanish:

1001 Spanish I 2 sections one offered at 9 am another at 10 am

1002 Spanish II - 2 sections one offered at 9 am one at 10 am

2001 Spanish Intermediate - offered on TR at 12:30 pm

2002 Oral and written Spanish - offered on TR at 11am

3001 Advanced Writing; 2 sections one offered on MWF at 10 the other is offered online

(Added 04/29/2020) Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership Courses for Fall 2020

The Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership program has multiple courses available for fall 2020. All of our 2000-level courses are blended hybrid (combining synchronous online course delivery with several face to face meetings). None of the 3000-level courses have any prerequisites. 4000-level courses require junior status that can be waived by Michelle Holland- michelle.holland@uni.edu or Heidi Seegers, heidi.seegers@uni.edu.

RTNL 2120 Foundations of Tourism (3hrs) - blended hybrid course

Investigation of many roles travel and tourism play in contemporary society. Overview of the travel and tourism industry, examination of definitions of travel/tourism, and exploration of the history and development of tourism.

RTNL 2130 Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector (3hrs) - blended hybrid course

Overview of the nonprofit sector including history, philosophy, mission, management, activities, and trends. Special emphases on the affiliate agencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Students earning a "C" or better simultaneously earn a certificate from the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center.

RTNL 2160 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation (3hrs) - blended hybrid course

In this course, you will learn about the field of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy (TR/RT), study common disability conditions and the effect of these conditions on lifestyle and health, and explore the therapeutic use of recreation from a person-centered approach. In addition, you will gain volunteer experience in Special Olympic events.

RTNL 3110 Management and Human Resources in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3hrs)

An examination of the foundations associated with recreation, tourism and community services management and human resources, including marketing, legal aspects, fiscal responsibilities, and risk management. Students will be introduced to technological innovations associated with marketing and promoting recreation, tourism and community services management and human resources.

RTNL 3120 Programming for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3hrs)

Introduction to methods and procedures for planning, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating recreation, tourism and community service programs.

RTNL 3130 Marketing in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3hrs)

Core concepts of marketing in recreation, tourism and community services including promotion, management, planning, environment, research, consumer behavior, and market segmentation. Demand, supply and community based assets will be examined with a focus on marketing in Iowa and beyond.

RTNL 3159 Prevention and Intervention Programs in Youth Work (3hrs)

An exploration and discussion of the design, implementation and evaluation associated with prevention and intervention programs for youth in a variety of contexts. An introduction of the various types of programs that may aid in supporting youth during their developmental years.

RTNL 4310/5310 Areas and Facilities in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3hrs)

An introduction to the principles and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating recreation, tourism, park, and community service settings, areas and facilities. Prerequisite: junior standing.

RTNL 4320 Financial Resource Management in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3hrs)

Theory and practice of budget development, fundraising, financial control, and grant seeking in programs within recreation, tourism and community services. Prerequisite: junior standing.

RTNL 4330/5330 Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership (3 hrs)

Introduction to research, evaluation, needs assessment concepts, procedures, and analyses in leisure, youth and human services. Prerequisite: junior standing.

RTNL 4553/5553 Trends and Issues in Outdoor Recreation (3hrs)

Theory and practical application of current issues, concerns, and trends as they relate to the field of outdoor recreation. Covers some of the historical roots of the American wilderness movement, some of the philosophers who influenced that movement, and some of the major philosophical schools of thoughts that have influenced the way we consider wilderness. Prerequisite: junior standing.

 

FOR SUMMER 2020 SEMESTER

(Added 04/29/2020) Political Science LAC 5B and 5C Courses Available during Summer Sessions

Students can consider these offerings from the Political Science Department in the May and June sessions to meet Liberal Arts Core Requirements (information to be posted soon)

Summer Sessions 2020, Political Science