NAU’s campus in Flagstaff remains open and operational and NAU employees will continue to perform their job duties. NAU leadership is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal and state agencies to help protect the health and safety of the NAU community, implement recommendations, and evaluate options on how to best manage the numerous complex aspects of the COVID-19 response. This page provides information and links to additional resources to help NAU faculty navigate this fluid situation.
There exists a national trend of ‘Zoom Bombing’: people purposely interrupting Zoom events to intimidate or harass participants. “Zoom Bombers” are using offensive language, imagery and other intimidation techniques to harass people attending Zoom events designed to promote learning and community engagement during our current crisis.
As continue our virtual engagement, we would like to recommend some best practices for your virtual educational events. Here are some practices you can implement immediately to ensure our students have high-quality virtual experiences:
Additional Zoom guides are available for download:
If you have international students, scholars or employees reaching out to you with questions or concerns about their immigration status or general questions related to their particular situation, please refer them to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office.
Phone (928) 523-1520 (8:00am – 5:00pm AZ time)
Non-medical emergency 24/7
In U.S. and Canada: 1-800-285-3943 | Outside U.S. and Canada: 602-234-9105
Appointments are available 8AM to 5PM Monday – Friday via Zoom and can be scheduled by phone or email.
Effective immediately and for Spring 2020 only, all undergraduate and graduate students (with the exception of students in Personalized Learning programs) may convert Spring 2020 classes to Pass/Fail (P/F) grading with certain limitations (listed below).
Students may submit requests to change the grading scale for classes by submitting the Request to Change Grading Basis form. Students will have until May 2, 2020 to request Pass/Fail grading for a Spring 2020 class. Faculty will continue to assign grades as specified in the course syllabus.
If a student requests an “Incomplete,” faculty should consider individual circumstances in the context of this challenging semester. The student and the instructor must complete a written agreement using the Incomplete Contract located on the Registrar’s Office Forms and Policies webpage under “General Forms.” This form will specify course work to be completed by the student and due dates, in order for the Incomplete grade to be replaced with a grade for the completed course. Due dates may not extend further than 12 months from the end of the term in which the student was enrolled in the course.
Typical circumstances under which a student might receive an “I’ include, but are not limited to:
Be aware that some courses serve as prerequisites, and incomplete contracts for courses that serve as prerequisites must be given a completion date that does not interfere with a student’s ability to enroll and participate in future coursework.
The academic continuation status of an undergraduate student will not change from their status at the beginning of the Spring 2020, unless their standing improves as the result of Spring 2020 GPA calculations. If Spring 2020 grades improve the cumulative GPA, the academic continuation status will be changed to allow students to move off academic probation.
Students are encouraged to consult with academic, athletic, financial aid, scholarship, international, or military and veteran services advisors if there are specific questions for unique circumstances.