Monday, July 27, 2020

Dear parents and families,

Your student received this message earlier today:

Temporary Alternative Learning Arrangements for Students with Vulnerability to COVID-19

Students who are medically vulnerable and at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, or who live with someone who is in a vulnerable population, may wish to seek a temporary alternative learning arrangement (TALA).

TALA requests will follow the process outlined below:

  • Student completes the request form: After logging in with their UI HawkID and password, students should answer the questions and upload supporting medical documentation to certify the underlying serious health condition(s). Medical documentation will be kept confidential.
  • Student Disability Services determines eligibility: Once the request has been processed, students will receive an email notifying them and their college of enrollment that their request is approved.
  • Temporary Alternative Learning Arrangement selection: After receiving the approval email from SDS, students should review their fall 2020 schedule, begin to make adjustments, and work with their college of enrollment, as needed, to identify possible options and solutions.

If you are a student who may need to request an adjustment due to other COVID-19 circumstances, please consider applying for the TALA and it will be routed to the appropriate office.

For additional information on types of temporary alternative learning arrangements and best practices for faculty and staff, see: