Student Success in the Colleges

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Destination Arkansas Blackboard Activities

Destination Arkansas Blackboard Activities is available to all first-year students after summer orientation to help students navigate campus and create an individual campus life plan. Students continue to access this program well after the first year of college as a reliable resource.

The Fulbright Advising Center Help Desk

The Fulbright Advising Center Help Desk has an advisor on duty from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. The advisor on duty can help schedule appointments and answer quick questions. 

Student Success Courses in Fulbright College:

ARSC 3013 Career Connections

The ARSC 3013 Career Connections course teaches students how to use a design thinking framework and positive psychology to develop a career plan, cultivate and write a resume and other application materials, and build a career team.  Students will learn how to capitalize on their strengths, skills, experience, and academic discipline to develop and further their career goals.

Fulbright College Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a full- or part-time experiential program where students participate in professional work related to their major or career goals. Cooperative education provides the opportunity for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom, clarify their career goals and build a valuable professional network. Students may also receive college credit for participation.

Contact

Deborah Korth
director of Fulbright student success
479-575-7661 or dkorth@uark.edu

Advising Center

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Bumpers College Student Services Office

The Student Services Office offers resources and opportunities through scholarships and financial aid services, pre-transfer and change of major exploration, professional academic advising, connections to clubs and organizations, career services, honors programming and international programs.

Contact

Bumpers College Student Services Office
479-575-2252 or aflsdean@uark.edu

Advising Office

College of Education and Health Professions

Statistical and Measurement Support Services:

Statistical and Measurement Support Services is dedicated to promoting high-quality research within the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. Senior graduate students and faculty from the Educational Statistics and Research Methods program provide research, statistical and measurement assistance to COEHP faculty, students and staff at no charge.

Contact

Allison Ames Boykin
assistant professor of educational statistics and research methods
boykin@uark.edu

Advising Office

College of Engineering

The Early Career Awareness Program

The Engineering Career Awareness program is designed to recruit students who are underrepresented in the field of engineering and give them the support they need to feel comfortable, confident and ready to succeed. The ECAP program provides financial assistance to qualifying students, in addition to a three-week summer bridge program and services throughout their academic career.

Arkansas-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The scholarship program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields. Students receive an $1,800 per year scholarship and can take advantage of membership in the LSAMP Learning Community and enrichment opportunities such as in-depth advising and mentoring; STEM workshops, seminars and field trips; and opportunities to live in STEM Scholars apartments.

Contact

Thomas Carter III
assistant dean for student success
tic@uark.edu

Advising Office

Global Campus
(For Online Students)

Online Student Liaison Office

Student liaisons help online students enroll for classes and navigate life as an online student. They answer questions through phone, chat, email and text, providing information about online programs and classes and connecting students with relevant campus resources. They can assist with navigating University of Arkansas procedures, systems and websites; making appointments with their college advisors; and accessing scholarship information.

Undergraduate Online Student Orientation

The Undergraduate Online Student Orientation website provides step-by-step instructions to help new online students make their first connections with the U of A and gain access to tools and information needed to be successful. It also provides online chat with Online Student Liaisons and links to tech support.

Contact

479-575-6493 or online@uark.edu

Support Site

Honors College

First-Generation Mentoring Program

The First-Generation Mentoring Program pairs students who are the first generation in their family to attend a university with faculty mentors who help them navigate college resources and the university experience. All first-generation students can participate in the program, not just Honors students.

Contact

Xochitl Delgado Solorzano
Path Program Director
479-575-3874 or xdelgad@uark.edu