Message to Students: A New Type of Semester Begins Monday
By: Tammy McGuckin
We hope that you managed to enjoy your spring break and got some much needed rest! We understand that many of you might be feeling anxious about the ongoing pandemic and the move to an online format for the rest of the semester, but we are committed to working with you to make it the best experience possible.
While we will not be able to connect with you in person for a while, please know, we are with you. Continue to monitor your email, Midnight Ranger, and the UW-Parkside website for additional information as things develop. Additionally, please stay in contact with your professors who are working diligently to move course materials online and make necessary adjustments to their syllabi.
We encourage you to maintain your academic schedule as close to normal as possible for the remainder of the semester. While your courses will be online, that does not mean they are self-paced; you will still be responsible for participating in class discussions, submitting assignments on time, and following the syllabus. Watch for messages via email and Canvas from your instructors.
Here are some online tools and services you should check out:
- Navigate – a free app that puts important information, deadlines, advisor appointment scheduling, and more all in one place.
- Canvas – most classes will be on Canvas, an easy-to-use learning platform.
- NetTutor – free online tutoring for a variety of subjects, available 24 hours a day.
- Parkside Academic Resource Center – online, drop-in peer tutoring available for math, writing, chemistry, and anatomy & physiology via Canvas. Online tutoring for additional subjects by appointment; schedule through Navigate. Visit the PARC website for more details and information.
- UW-Parkside Library – the library is home to many online resources and tools. You can connect with a librarian using one of the options below:
- Computer Help Desk (CTS Help Desk)
- SilverCloud – free online program designed to help with anxiety, stress, and depression.
Given the Governor’s Safer at Home order which is currently in effect through April 24th, all campus buildings are closed until further notice with the exception of the residence halls for those students who have been approved to stay.
As we relaunch the semester, we are here to answer any questions you might have and support your success during the final seven weeks – Seven for Success!
Stay safe and stay healthy! Go Rangers!
Dr. Tammy McGuckin
Student Affairs & Enrollment Services