A Special Message from the School of Professional Studies

December 9, 2020

To Current SPS Students

As we quickly approach the start of our Spring I term, we want to ensure that our entire SPS community is well informed about our operations and classes. It is part of our commitment to provide outstanding service. With that in mind, here are some important updates:

To those who are currently enrolled or looking to enroll in Spring I 2021 on ground classes, please take special note that these classes will be held remotely via Blackboard and not face-to-face at our SPS locations. Though some on ground classes might show a building and room number, no student should report to our centers for classes during the Spring I term. The only exception to this will be two face-to-face classes listed below that are scheduled on the Broadway campus:

two face-to-face classes
CRN Course Instructor Meeting Location
87031 CRIJ 2333: Juvenile Justice Solis, Lionel AD 242
87072 HRES 3360: Training and Development Vera, Mary Ann AD 319

Students enrolled in the two courses above must complete and adhere to all rules, guidelines, and precautionary measures that all other students, staff, and employees adhere to when on the Broadway campus. Students need to review all items found in the Cardinal Flight Plan and complete the COVID-19 Safety training and acknowledgement form.

We are happy to announce that there are plans to hold more face-to-face classes in our SPS centers in the Spring II 2021 term. Be sure to check your Cardinal email regularly for more details as they are made available. Our goal is to have limited face-to-face courses in all our centers in Spring II 2021.

Your Academic Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have regarding these updates. To schedule an appointment, please click here.

Information for Student Veterans using VA benefits that have questions about Post 9/11 benefits and the Monthly Housing Rate (MHA) – COVID-19

H.R. 8337 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, extends the special COVID-19 rules to December 21, 2021. Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training. Please visit the VA FAQ page for further information.

The keyword is converted. The course must originally be a resident course converted to an online modality. Therefore, in order to receive an MHA rate for resident training for a term, we advise you to continue to select at least 1 originally offered a resident course within that term.

How to identify a resident course?

You can still identify a resident course even when it is converted to an online modality by section number.

The section number will begin with AH, NW, NE, and CC to indicate resident courses for the School of Professional Studies. A section # that begins with a V (Virtual) indicates an original online course and not a converted resident course.

If you have any questions or would like more clarification, please feel free to contact our office at veterans@uiwtx.edu or (210) 832-5651. We are more than happy to assist and review your schedule if needed.

Jonathan C. Lovejoy, Interim Director
School of Professional Studies (SPS)
Senior Director for Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA)
University of the Incarnate Word
210‐832‐5668 | lovejoy@uiwtx.edu

Dr. Glenn James
Vice Provost
University of the Incarnate Word