For emergencies call 911.
UofA Cares offers a supportive and encouraging partnership with students by linking them with appropriate resources that will allow them the opportunities to overcome barriers on their path to success; both personal and educational.
Based on the information provided, the appropriate professional staff will be assembled to aid in addressing the concern in a comprehensive, efficient, and effective manner. This allows us to establish a system of collaborative care and concern.
COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request
We understand that students may have to quarantine, self-isolate or miss class due to COVID-19-based risk factors and concerns, all courses will still be recorded. However, in order to maximize engagement of students in the classroom, faculty may require in-person attendance for students enrolled in in-person courses, barring any health exemptions a student may have. The COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request process should not be utilized for students who need to quarantine, self-isolate, or miss class due to COVID-19.
We understand that students may have COVID-19 related circumstances that are not addressed through Center for Educational Access (CEA) accommodations that will impact their ability to engage in face-to-face courses. In recognition of this, the university has developed the COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request process for students to note the specifics of their circumstances. Upon receiving the request form, we will review and determine the appropriate academic flexibility for the student’s Spring 2021 semester courses. Not all courses are suitable for remote instruction, and the request cannot be guaranteed. COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Requests will be reviewed on a continuing basis. Students should note, however, that only new and significant COVID related matters that were unknown prior to the start of the Spring 2021 semester will be considered. Students should be prepared to provide verification of their circumstances and the related timeline.
For questions regarding the Center for Educational Access and their accommodation process, please visit the CEA website or contact the office at 575-3104. For questions regarding the COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request process, please contact U of A Cares at 575-5004.
These reports are not checked 24/7. If you are having an emergency please call 911. The university assumes no liability for emergency situations requiring immediate action reported through this form.