Current as of 10:56 a.m., April 2, 2020

COPING RESOURCES

Still in Tuscaloosa? Social Distancing Key to Slowing Virus
Students are encouraged to practice social distancing, which means staying away from crowds and limiting, even eliminating, close interaction with others.

Coping with Social Distancing
Social distancing has become a new way of life in recent weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but some may have a tougher time than others adjusting to staying at home and away from family and friends.

How Students Can Cope with Stress Amid COVID-19
As details emerge and continue to change with COVID-19, it’s important to manage stress during this unprecedented crisis.

Virtual Tour: Faculty and Staff ‘Work from Home’ Office Setups
UA is currently operating under limited business operations, so most of our faculty and staff are working from home. Take a look at some of their setups.

How Faculty and Staff Can Cope with Stress Amid COVID-19
“Self-care is vital,” said Dr. Sha-Rhonda Green, assistant professor of social work at UA. “We have to take an active role in protecting our own well-being.”

Show Your School Spirit While Slowing Spread of Coronavirus
Physical distance won’t stop you from showing you love the Capstone.


TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES

Video: Faculty Welcome Students to Online Classes
Faculty across campus marked the first day of all-virtual classes for The University of Alabama with video greetings and encouraging messages for students.

Concern for Students Driving Creative Solutions to Continuing Semester
As UA moves to remote instruction to finish the semester, the faculty has kept student needs at the forefront of decision making.

Tips for Distance Learning
As UA students resume the spring semester, some will face a new set of challenges by taking courses online for the first time.

Tips for Teaching Online
As UA shifts to distance learning for the foreseeable future to combat the spread of COVID-19, some faculty will be called to teach courses online for the first time.

UA Libraries Closed Physically but Open Virtually
Due to COVID-19, all University of Alabama Libraries are closed until further notice, but the libraries support of the UA community will continue virtually.

UA Museums Goes Online to Provide Educational Content
UA Museums began livestreaming educational content March 27.


OUTREACH

UA ACCESS Support Center Offers Free Online Courses to Grades 7-12
The University of Alabama ACCESS Support Center, in collaboration with the Alabama State Department of Education, is offering free online courses through its Franchise Model to all students in grades 7-12 in the state of Alabama.

UA Junior Creates Fee-Free Shopping Service for Elderly
Michael Arundel returned home to Chicago for spring break expecting to study for the MCAT, but he ended up creating a service that helps senior citizens practice social distancing by grocery shopping for them free of charge.

UA Greek Life Donates Food to Local Organizations
UA’s fraternity and sorority houses donated food and supplies left unused after classes moved online amid COVID-19.

UA Program Helps Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, based at The University of Alabama’s Office for Research and Economic Development, is providing direct assistance to small businesses in Alabama in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UA Graduate School Temporarily Waives Test Score Requirements
To better accommodate applicants to The University of Alabama’s Graduate School during the COVID-19 pandemic, UA will temporarily waive admission and language test score requirements for the summer and fall 2020 semesters as well as the spring 2021 semester.

UA Experts Available to Discuss Issues Around K-12 School Closures
Faculty at The University of Alabama are available to discuss aspects of continuing the academic year for primary and secondary schools remotely across the state.

With Schools Out, Parents Encouraged to Help Learning Continue
With grade school students at home, parents can help their children continue to learn while they’re not in a traditional classroom.


RESEARCH

UA to Study How Emotions Impact Behavior to COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Philip Gable, associate professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, was awarded a federal grant to study how people’s emotions influence their response to the spread of the novel coronavirus.