News for faculty and staff
Help is available for students with academic or personal issues
College can be stressful for students as they balance academics with their lives outside of the classroom.
The University has a team of professionals ready to help students experiencing:
- academic issues (missed assignments; poor grades on exams, assignments and projects; repeated absences from class, etc.),
- mental health issues (depression, anxiety, substance dependence, etc.),
- financial issues, and/or
- personal problems (relationships, social contentedness, roommate compatibility, homesickness, etc.)
Rethinking Race 2017 events
The 10th year of Rethinking Race: Black White and Beyond is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Rethinking Race is UA’s annual two-week forum of events in which race and race-related issues are discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood. This year’s forum is scheduled Feb. 3-17, with more than 40 events, and growing.
Keynote speakers, with more being added, include:
- Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, author of "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" and one of the researchers behind the Implicit Associate Tests.
- Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and creator the controversial and startling "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise.
- Nina Turner, a former state senator in Ohio, college professor, motivational speaker, media commentator and author.
Events include a Film Festival, Face-2-Face sessions, keynote speakers, and more.
For students with a funding gap, help is available
If a student mentions that he or she is struggling to close a funding gap, please encourage a prompt visit or call to the Office of Student Financial Aid.
“We can take a second look at a student’s eligibility for assistance,” says Jennifer Harpham, director of student financial aid. “Sometimes we are able to identify additional funding resources or other options available to the student.”