March 30, 2020 - University Counseling Service
March 23, 2020 - Updated PharmD Spring Course Calendar
March 18, 2020 - Virtual Instruction for Teaching Assistants (TAs) Workshop Series
March 18, 2020 - Instructional technology going virtual
March 18, 2020 - Virtual instruction delayed
March 18, 2020 - University Counseling Services
March 17, 2020 - A message from Dean Donald Letendre
March 16, 2020 - A message from ASHP
March 12, 2020 - Instruction Information and Events
The University of Iowa Counseling Service invites you to join virtual informational meetings via Zoom about ways to address adjustment difficulties relating to COVID-19 every Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 pm. Call 319-335-7294, University Counseling Service, for Zoom Link.
For the updated PharmD Spring Course Calendar, click here.
Course coordinators are preparing a Syllabus Addendum for Virtual Delivery for each course. Courses that have not yet started will include this information in their original syllabus. These will be posted in advance of classes resuming and will outline the approach to future instruction, changes in assessment (exams, quizzes, assignments), and expectations for student engagement.
To prepare for Virtual Learning, please make sure to complete the Virtual Learning Preparation tasks by March 27th.
The UI Graduate College’s Student Success Office is offering a series of webinars, individual consultations, and virtual drop in sessions for graduate instructors to help them transition their instructional responsibilities in courses, discussion sections and labs to an online format so that effective teaching and learning can continue.
The college is offering the following optional Zoom-based workshops for all graduate student teaching assistants to provide additional support in this process. Please register here and you will receive a Zoom link and calendar invite for the workshop sessions for which you register. These services are in addition to the Keep Teaching resource and individual support sessions offered to all instructors through OTLT. These workshops will also be recorded and posted on the Graduate College's Sharepoint for those who cannot attend the live sessions.
Effective Virtual Instruction for TAs Workshop Series
Teaching Office Hours for TAs
Graduate Student Success staff will be available for 1:1 sessions starting on March 16th to help transitions courses, sections, or activities to an online format. Sign up for 30 minute meetings with Brady Krien (sign up here) or Lisa Kelly (sign up here).
Let us know if you have any questions about these services or offerings. Please note that any questions or concerns related to employment or contracts should be directed to University Human Resources or your college.
Effective immediately, both the Pharmacy Help Desk and ITS Help Desk are transitioning to a remote support model. IT support staff will continue to be available during our regular hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, via our normal methods: email@example.com, and 319-335-8649.
Today through Friday, a staff member will be available from 10 a.m. to noon in 261 CPB for equipment pick-up and drop-off only.
Beginning Monday, March 23, most IT support will be provided remotely or by appointment. In addition, the ITS Help Desk continues to provide extended support hours. Their hours and contact information are available at its.uiowa.edu/contact.
In order to give everyone additional time to transition to online teaching, the university is delaying the start of virtual instruction by one week. Courses will now resume on Monday, March 30. They will be conducted virtually through the rest of the spring semester.
The University Counseling Service (UCS) will continue to overall provide counseling services to current students who are located within the State of Iowa and will be moving exclusively to a tele-mental health model to do so. Please visit the USC website on their process, or visit the USC Facebook Page.
Whether you stayed in Iowa City, traveled, or worked, I hope you are enjoying your spring break. I write to you today to encourage you to exercise prudence in resuming work or classes. Please note the following:
While circumstances are fluid, the College is following our Critical Incident Plan and will adjust guidelines as the need arises. To help everyone manage this unique, historic, and evolving healthcare crisis, please remember the following:
As healthcare professionals, we are frequently on the frontline of providing care to our patients and this time is no different.
We will continue to provide updates to the College as additional information becomes available. Make healthy choices, be safe and well; we are in this together.
Donald E. Letendre
Dean and Professor
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
As we collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASHP is taking extra measures to ensure that our evidence-based resources and tools relevant to the pandemic are accessible by all healthcare professionals who need them.
Effective today, we have unlocked many member resources on ASHP.org including section and topical Resource Centers (e.g., Emergency Preparedness, Geriatrics, Inpatient Care), relevant webinars and online programs (e.g., infectious diseases, flu, disaster and mass casualty preparedness, and well-being and resilience), and select AJHP articles. Additionally, public access to AHFS Drug Information® is available for the next 60 days with the username "firstname.lastname@example.org" and password "covid-19."
We hope that you will share this information with your professional networks so that pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals can access these tools and resources in addition to our COVID-19 Resource Center in the days and weeks ahead.
We thank you for your tireless efforts on the front lines of this growing health emergency.
As we collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to let you know about an additional step that ASHP is taking to ensure that our evidence-based resources and tools relevant to the pandemic are accessible by all healthcare professionals who need them.
The University of Iowa is suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks following spring break. <NOTE: The time period is now longer; see updates above.> The university will move to virtual instruction beginning March 23 <NOTE: the start of virtual instruction will now happen later than this; see updates above.> and continue online courses through at least April 3 <NOTE: This also changed, to go through spring semester.>
Timely university information may be found at: coronavirus.uiowa.edu.
Collegiate resources: (Additional) information about College of Pharmacy resources will be located on the collegiate intranet: https://intranet.pharmacy.uiowa.edu. (HawkID required)
University resources: Distance and Online Education, ITS/Office of Teaching Learning and Technology, and the university libraries are working together to provide support at the Keep Teaching at Iowa website. Critical information for temporarily moving online is available under the following categories: