A Special Message from the School of Professional Studies

January 28, 2021

To Current SPS Students

As we quickly approach the start of our Spring II 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:

We are reopening our Northwest, Northeast, and Corpus Christ Centers in Spring II for limited face to face courses! Seven courses will be taught face to face at the centers.

To those who are currently enrolled in Spring I 2021 or looking to enroll in Spring II 2021 on ground classes, please take special note that all but the below classes will be held remotely via Blackboard and not face-to-face at our SPS locations. Only students in the below courses should report to our centers for classes during the Spring II term. These seven classes will meet face to face at the location and time listed.

Spring II 2021 Face-to-Face Courses

Spring II In-Person Classes
CRN Subject Course Number Course Title Location Room Number
88119 ENGL 1312 Composition II Northeast Center 5
87281 MUSI 1320 Music Appreciation Admin Building/Broadway Campus 330
87306 ORGD 6352 Interventions in Org. Develop Admin Building/Broadway Campus 330
87358 RELS 4330 Death and Belief Northwest Center 116

Spring I 2021 Face-to-Face Courses

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 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.

All remaining courses that were originally scheduled for on-ground will have an instructional method of distance education with synchronous instruction on the day and time scheduled.

Faculty will schedule between a 1-to-4-hour session to interact and engage student in the course material on the day and time listed with the course.

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