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REGISTRATION NEWS & NOTES - FALL 2020 SEMESTER

 

FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER - UPDATES DUE TO COVID19

(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

 

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:

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(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.