In an attempt to help students complete the spring semester, UA Cossatot Chancellor Dr. Steve Cole will have students in lecture courses use the Blackboard Online Learning Platform. Cole said that the COVID-19 epidemic has created one of the most perilous times in Arkansas history and that UA Cossatot stands ready to adapt to these new times.
"...and while we are dealing with these changes, we will always respect the health and well-being of our students, employees, and the public we serve," Cole wrote in an email.
"While we understand this presents a unique way of learning to some students, it is the best and safest method we have in helping students complete their semester."
Cole said that students who are enrolled in technical courses (medical professions, welding, industrial maintenance, cosmetology, agriculture, etc.), the school will be making a determination next week on how they will best serve these students.
"Our faculty, student services staff, Educational Resource Center, and our administration stand ready to assist students in any way possible to help them achieve their desired learning goals during these tough times," Cole wrote.
He said that also effective immediately, UA Cossatot will continue to keep campuses closed to students and visitors at least through April 3, and that employees will be working either on campus or by their remote work schedules.
"While on our campuses, our employees will be strictly observing the rules of social distancing and cleanliness as we continue to fight the battle against COVID-19," Cole said.