News for faculty and staff

Share your ideas with our interim president

Interim President Matthew WilsonOn July 18, Interim President Matthew Wilson sent an Invitation to Engage to everyone in the campus community, asking us to share our input and concrete ideas on how we can address our most immediate concerns.

The topics are:

  • recruiting and retention strategies
  • revenue generating ideas
  • cost savings measures
  • shared governance enhancements
  • communications improvement

Multiple submissions are welcome. Share your ideas on this short form.

Your direct input will be forwarded to the tiger team of 20 campus representatives to consider for possible inclusion in its recommendations for actions that will move UA forward.

For students with a funding gap, help is available

With the fall term approaching, students and parents are turning attention toward getting ready for the semester, including their tuition bills.

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.”

Harpham’s team has been especially active throughout the summer, reaching out to students, encouraging them to line up their financial aid early. The hope is this will reduce calls and visits in late August, so service times are improved and students can focus on everything else they need to do to be ready for classes.