On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.
Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.
Faculty and Staff
Welcome and thank you for supporting UAA's graduate students. Whether you are new faculty or staff hire, or you have been a part of the UAA graduate family for years, you belong to a community of motivated and caring individuals. Students are counting on your knowledge and experience to help them navigate the UAA system as well as prepare them for careers that address our state's and global challenges. Your commitment and dedication to UAA helps our graduate students grow and thrive. Please fell free to contact the Graduate School with any questions that you may have.
Graduate students are vital to UAA because:
- Graduate students' research advances knowledge and UAA's research mission.
- Graduate students' creativity enhances the cultural life and contributions of UAA
- Graduate students help faculty advance their research programs
- Graduate students provide new ideas and new perspectives
- Graduate students are the future of research, creative activity, and scholarship
- Successful graduate students enhance the reputation of UAA within Alaska, in our country, and around the world.
You are a vital and integral link to our graduate students. Thank you!
A Quick Primer on Grades
Grades must be submitted via UAOnline.
Because of new compliance requirements for Federal Financial Aid, any grades of "F" or "NB" will require a date of last attendance be entered. This date should be entered in the "Last Attend Date" column in UAOnline next to the letter grade. You do not need to enter "Attend Hours". The date must be entered in MM/DD/YYYY form. If a student last attended on March 1st, you would enter 03/01/2019. A best guess is fine, if a student has never attended you may use the first day the semester for example of Spring semester would be 01/15/2019.
Deferred Grade (DF) is used when the student is making satisfactory progress, but completion of the course project (such as thesis, project, research courses, internships, etc.) typically required more than one semester. Credit is withheld, without academic penalty until the course requirements are met. DF grades must be changed on a Change of Grade form submitted by faculty to the Office of the Registrar. DF grades should not be changed before all requirements are met and approved,e.g. the thesis is approved by the Graduate School Dean or the project is approved by the college dean. All DF grades should be included on the Change of Grade form for every semester a DF grade was assigned. (Do not assign an Incomplete grade (I) for thesis, project, research, internships, etc., courses.)
No Basis Grade: A no basis (NB) grade may be used when the student has not attended or if there is insufficient student progress and/or attendance for evaluation to occur. NB is a permanent grade and may not be used to substitute for the incomplete grade. It cannot be removed later by completing outstanding work. Faculty are requested to submit a last date of attendance in conjunction with this grade (best guess is fine). For students who have never attended the class, please use the first day of your class. Faculty are not required to use the no basis grade and may instead assign a failing grade.
You must submit a grade for every person on your roster. If you do not know the student on your roster, you should assign a NB or failing grade.
UAOnline grading will remain available as noted on the Academic Calendar. Academic standing, degree awarding, and financial aid eligibility are calculated based on this information . Missing grades impact a student's ability to receive aid, maintain good academic standing, as well as establish eligibility to qualify for graduation.