Check out these helpful resources for College of Education students as we return to campus this fall. For the University’s complete Fall Restart Guide, visit: https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/
Connect with Your Advisor
Your academic advisor is here to support you as you work toward your degree in the College of Education. Virtual advising will be available during normal university operating hours through Zoom, phone, and email. If you need to discuss your academic goals, major, class schedule, and more, start by contacting your assigned academic advisor by email. It is important that you use your UK email for this communication. If you have issues with your UK email or myUK, please call the IT HelpDesk at 859-218-HELP. To find your advisor, visit education.uky.edu/academics/advising.
Questions About Course Locations
Please see the latest information about course delivery modalities at https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/academics/course-delivery-modality-faqs
If you feel you need accommodation in the delivery method of your courses due to a medical condition or disability, you will need to register with the Disability Resource Center. You can contact the DRC via email@example.com or 859-257-2754. More information regarding the office and its services can be found at uky.edu/disabilityresourcecenter.
Field & Internship Placements
We have continued to connect with our school partners as they decide how instruction will look this fall for the students and families they serve. Some of our districts will have face-to-face and virtual options, and other districts will have virtual-only options until the virus spread is under control in our area.
The school districts’ boards of education are still voting on final school options for the fall, but right now, a majority of our schools will be starting the school year in a virtual environment to ensure the health and safety of our community. Even though a majority of our partners will be in a virtual environment, they have assured us that our student teachers, practicum students and students in other field experiences will be able to fully participate.
The College is working on a plan to prepare you for this environment, making sure you have access to the school districts’ platforms (e.g., Google Classroom), and ensuring you are gaining the school-based and community-based experiences you need in order to graduate from UK well-prepared.
We will continue to communicate plans as we prepare for your arrival to campus.
UK offers a one-stop shop for technology resources for students, from how to reach the help desk to logging into Canvas (the online platform used by the University to support learning) or Zoom (a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing). Visit https://learnanywhere.uky.edu/tech-help
A mini-lab (6 computers) will be available in the basement of Dickey Hall, in room 44.
Download Zoom backgrounds from the College of Education at https://education.uky.edu/communications/digital-downloads.
Inside College of Education Buildings
Masks are required for anyone entering the College and must be worn at all times except when you are alone or while eating and physically distanced at least six feet away from others.
Disposable masks can be found near the main entrance of each building. Hand sanitizer stations are located at entrances.
Elevators will be limited to one passenger at a time.
UK guidelines for PPE, hand washing, and social distancing will be utilized in lab settings. A mini-lab (6 computers) will be available in the basement of Dickey Hall, in room 44. The Mac lab (TEB 240) and Windows lab (TEB 246) will be open for classes only.
All University of Kentucky students are automatically registered in UK Alert with their official university e-mail address. We encourage you to add other contact information, such as mobile numbers and personal e-mails, to your UK Alert account. Parents may register for UK Alert on a voluntary self-subscription basis. More information can be found atwww.uky.edu/police/emergency-notification-uk-alert
Health and Wellness
All students at the University of Kentucky are eligible to use University Health Service (UHS) for their health care. To make an appointment, use the Medicat Patient Portal. (Note that some appointment times and types are not available for online scheduling. Calling 859-323-2778 to schedule will give you additional appointment times).
Important information and quick links to COVID resources are available at: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/covid-19
Big Blue Pantry strives to provide support and awareness for food insecure students. Visit www.ukcco.org/programs/bigbluepantry
Fitness facilities and wellness programs on campus. Visit www.uky.edu/recwell
The William S. Taylor Memorial Fund was established by the University of Kentucky to serve as a memorial to the college’s first dean. It is designed as an emergency fund for students in need in the College of Education to assist in covering costs of unexpected economic hardships such as, but not limited to exam fees, university parking tickets, classroom fee, etc. Recipient(s) will be determined by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success. There is no deadline for submission, nor is there a guarantee of disbursement. To apply, visit https://education.uky.edu/academics/scholarships.
The Community of Concern offers support for students and employees in crisis, or those who have been identified as exhibiting concerning behavior. Community of Concern is also the central hub to address students’ immediate basic food and housing needs. Our case managers help connect students with resources, create action plans for success, and monitor student progress. Visit www.uky.edu/concern to report a concern or get more information about services they provide.
The UK Counseling Center offers counseling, programs to manage stress, crisis assistance, and more. Visit https://www.uky.edu/counselingcenter/ or call the numbers below for:
Scheduled Initial Consults: (859) 257-8701
24-hour Crisis Consultation: (859) 257-8701
- Clinical/Field Experiences – Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Early Childhood Lab – Rosetta Sandidge, email@example.com
- Advising, priority registration, etc. – Steve Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- International students and student teaching abroad – Sharon Brennan, Sharon.email@example.com
- Graduate student issues (dissertation/masters defenses, qualifying exams) – Your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). You may locate your DGS at https://education.uky.edu/graduate-students/directors-of-graduate-studies-by-program.