UAdvantage Summer Courses
The UAdvantage First-Year Experience is structured so that the first two weeks (July 2 - July 15, 2018) are online and the final three weeks (July 16 - August 8, 2018) are in-person on the University of Arizona campus. This hybrid model allows you the flexibility to take six units of academic credit without having to cut your summer and time at home too early. Even though the first two weeks are online, you will need to plan to have time every day to complete required assignments and coursework just like you would in a regular in-person class. Students will need to login to the D2L site the first day of classes to review the course requirements, start assignments and see if they have any questions they need to ask their Peer Advisors or course Tutors. The UAdvantage staff recommends student set aside 4-6 hours per day to focus on their studies during the program. That time recommendation is based on a student's comfort level with online classes and what is required to complete six units of academic credit.
We also recommend that students use the tutorials that are communicated with them during the pre-program communication emails. There are just a few step-by-step tutorials that will guide students through using their D2L as online learning platform which will help them significantly in understanding their course requirements and with getting assignments completed properly and on time. Make sure to ask questions to your Peer Advisors and Tutors in a timely manner during the program if you are unclear on what is being asked of you.
When you move to campus, you will attend the Welcome Conference the following day and your in-person classes the day after that. You will attend your General Education, ENGL101 or ANTH150, course from 8:30am - 11:30am, Monday - Friday and your Educational Leadership course, EDL297a, from 12:30pm - 1:30pm, for discussion on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 12:30pm - 3:00pm on Wednesdays for lecture.
It is recommended that you miss no more than one in-person class day during the program. Missing one, or more than one, class during this accelerated summer format will put absent students at risk for missing information and performing poorly in the course.
Students who might have another engagement when an online assignment is due will need to complete the activity or assignment in advance. Other, non-emergent, engagements are not considered valid excuses for missing or late assignments.