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General Information



Location

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has three campuses. The Monticello campus is located three miles south of Monticello, Arkansas, adjacent to U.S. Highway 425. Monticello, the county seat of Drew County, is located approximately 100 miles southeast of Little Rock and 85 miles north of Monroe, Louisiana.

The UAM College of Technology at Crossett (UAM-CTC) is located on Highway 52 West, 4.5 miles northeast of Crossett, Arkansas, the largest city in Ashley County, and 9.5 miles southwest of Hamburg, the Ashley County seat.

The UAM College of Technology at McGehee (UAM-CTM) is located within the city limits of McGehee, Arkansas, on Arkansas Highway 1. The campus is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 65 and Arkansas highways 1 and 278.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is ideally located to serve the state’s educational and technical needs and provides an excellent setting for the state’s only College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Included in the University’s total acreage are 1,544 acres of forestland used for research, management and instruction, and 300 acres devoted to agricultural teaching and research.

History

The history of the University and the mission statement of the University are enduring and are used by the campus community as the foundation for the daily operation of the University and its strategic plan for the future. The mission statement of the University is used as a benchmark to measure UAM’s success.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello was established in 1909 by an act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas to serve the educational needs of Southeast Arkansas. Originally called the Fourth District Agricultural School, the University opened its doors September 14, 1910. In 1925, the General Assembly authorized the school’s name to be changed to Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College. A & M received accreditation as a junior college in 1928 and as a four- year institution in 1940.

Arkansas A & M became part of the University of Arkansas system July 1, 1971 and its mission expanded to serve the needs of the state, region, and nation. On July 1, 2003 the University of Arkansas at Monticello again expanded its mission to include technical education with the merger of the Forest Echoes Technical Institute and the Great Rivers Technical Institute becoming, respectively, the UAM College of Technology at Crossett and the UAM College of Technology at McGehee.

The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees governs the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors aids in the continuing development of the University and furnishes counsel, guidance, and recommendations for the University. Its diverse membership is representative of the Southeast Arkansas region.

Accreditation

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Council on Assessment of Education Programs, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, the Society of American Foresters, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Technical programs have been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Department of Health.

The University offers certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs.

Documents concerning accreditation are available for review upon request to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on the Monticello campus; the Vice Chancellor for the UAM College of Technology at Crossett; or the Vice Chancellor for the UAM College of Technology at McGehee.

Vision

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will be recognized as a model open-access regional institution dedicated to empowering students to realize and develop their potential. UAM is committed to advancing three vibrant, diverse campuses that serve their communities and foster key partnerships that contribute to the economy and quality of life in the region, state, and beyond.

Mission

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is a society of learners committed to individual achievement by:

  • Fostering a quality, comprehensive, and seamless education for diverse student learners to succeed in a global environment;
  • Serving the communities of Arkansas and beyond to improve the quality of life as well as generate, enrich, and sustain economic development;
  • Promoting innovative leadership, scholarship and research which will provide for entrepreneurial endeavors and service learning opportunities;
  • Creating a synergistic culture of safety, collegiality and productivity which engages a diverse community of learners.

Core Values

  • Ethic of Care: We care for those in our UAM community from a holistic perspective by supporting them in times of need and engaging them in ways that inspire and mentor.
  • Professionalism: We promote personal integrity, a culture of servant leadership responsive to individuals’ needs as well as responsible stewardship of resources.
  • Collaboration: We foster a collegial culture that encourages open communication, cooperation, leadership and teamwork, as well as shared responsibility.
  • Evidence-based Decision Making: We improve practices and foster innovation through assessment, research, and evaluation for continuous improvement.
  • Diversity: We embrace difference by cultivating inclusiveness and respect of both people and points of view, and by promoting not only tolerance and acceptance, but support and advocacy.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Students will communicate effectively in social, academic, and professional contexts using a variety of means, including written, oral, quantitative, and/or visual modes as appropriate to topic, audience, and discipline.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating all forms of persuasion and/or ideas, in formulating innovative strategies, and in solving problems.
  • Global Learning: Students will demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diversity issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, and gender and will be capable of anticipating how their actions affect campus, local, and global communities.
  • Teamwork: Students will work collaboratively to reach a common goal and will demonstrate the characteristics of productive citizens.

Assessment

Assessment for the University of Arkansas at Monticello is a process leading to improvement in the institution and in the quality educational programs it offers. Assessment occurs at the individual, class, program, academic unit, and university levels. Evaluations of these assessments are used to enhance student learning outcomes and institutional outcomes. Students can expect assessments throughout their educational experience.

Because UAM students are expected to become productive citizens, assessment of institutional learning outcomes is significant. Faculty assess the extent to which students have learned to synthesize knowledge, communicate effectively, use knowledge and technology with intelligence and responsibility, and act creatively within their own and other cultures. Students assess coursework, teaching, and other services of the University, lending a voice to improving not only their own educational experience but also the experiences of other students.

All students, faculty, and staff who participate in assessment and evaluation are expected to be open and honest in an effort to improve the institution and its educational programs.

Academic Degrees, Majors, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency Programs

Degrees, majors, and technical certificates are listed below. Consult the Academic Units section of this catalog for course requirements of individual programs of study.

Associate of Applied Science

Advanced Manufacturing Technology - College of Technology at Crossett
Crime Scene Investigation - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Forest Technology - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
General Technology - Division of General Studies
Hospitality and Tourism Management - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Industrial Technology - College of Technology at Crossett
Law Enforcement Administration - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Nursing (LPN to RN) - School of Nursing

Associate of Arts

Division of General Studies

Associate of Science

Agriculture - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business Administration - School of Business
Computer Information Systems - School of Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Education - School of Education
Exercise Science - School of Education
Land Surveying Technology - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Natural Resources Management - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Bachelor of Arts

Art - School of Arts and Humanities
Communication - School of Arts and Humanities
English - School of Arts and Humanities
History - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
K-6 Elementary Education - School of Education
Liberal Arts - School of Arts and Humanities
Middle Childhood Education - School of Education
Modern Languages - School of Arts and Humanities
Music - School of Arts and Humanities
Political Science - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Science

Division of General Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration

Accounting - School of Business
Business Administration - School of Business

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Division of General Studies

Bachelor of Music Education

School of Arts and Humanities

Bachelor of Science

Agriculture - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Biology - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Chemistry - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Computer Information Systems - School of Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Education Studies - School of Education
Exercise Science - School of Education
Land Surveying - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mathematics - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Natural Resources Management - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Natural Science - School of Mathematical and Natural Science
Nursing - School of Nursing
Psychology - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Teaching and Learning - School of Education

Bachelor of Social Work

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Master of Arts in English

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching-Online

Graduate Programs

Master of Education-online

Education - Graduate Programs
Educational Leadership - Graduate Programs

Master of Fine Arts-online

Creative Writing - Graduate Programs
Debate and Communication - Graduate Programs

Master of Music in Jazz Studies-low residency

Graduate Programs

Master of Physical Education and Coaching-online

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Forest Resources

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing in Public Health

Graduate Programs

Post-master’s Certificate in Public Health Nursing

Graduate Programs

Pre-Professional Studies

The University’s faculty provides courses to prepare students in numerous professional programs. These programs include:

Allied Health - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Pre-Dentistry - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Pre-Engineering - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Pre-Law - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pre-Medicine - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Pre-Pharmacy - School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Pre-Veterinary - College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources or School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Advanced Certification

Computer Information Systems - School of Computer Information Systems

Advanced Technical Certification

Electromechanical Technology-Instrumentation- College of Technology at Crossett

Technical Certifications

Advanced Manufacturing Technology - College of Technology at Crossett
Automotive Service Technology - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Business Technology - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Crime Scene Investigation - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Diesel Technology and Transportation - College of Technology at McGehee
Early Childhood Education - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Education - School of Education
Electromechanical Technology - College of Technology at Crossett
Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic) - College of Technology at McGehee
Health Information Technology - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Health Professions - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration - College of Technology at Crossett
Heavy Equipment Operation - College of Technology at McGehee
     -Construction
     -Timber Production
Hospitality Services - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Industrial Production Technology - College of Technology at Crossett
Law Enforcement Administration - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Practical Nursing - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Welding Technology - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee

Certificates of Proficiency

Automotive Diagnostics - College of Technology at McGehee
Basic Business Principles - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Child Development Associate - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Crime Scene Investigation - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Education - School of Education
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Basic - College of Technology at McGehee
Healthcare Office Skills - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Fundamentals - College of Technology at Crossett
Heavy Equipment and Basic Maintenance - College of Technology at McGehee
Hospitality Skills - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Industrial Equipment Repair - College of Technology at Crossett
Law Enforcement Administration - School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Manufacturing Principles - College of Technology at Crossett
Nursing Assistant - College of Technology at Crossett
Phlebotomy-College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee
Timber Equipment Safety and Operation - College of Technology at McGehee
Tractor-Trailer Operations - College of Technology at McGehee
Welding - College of Technology at Crossett or McGehee

For students who have not decided upon an academic major during their first two years of enrollment, the University provides a program of general studies. Students may complete the Associate of Arts degree without deciding upon a major. Alternatively, students may earn the Associate of Arts degree while completing freshman and sophomore course requirements for a chosen major.

Academic Support Units

Continuing Education

The University seeks to meet the educational needs of the working adult, and life enrichment and skill development needs of children and adults of all ages. Programs offered through Continuing Education range from full semester courses to one- or two-month mini-courses or workshops lasting from one day to a week or more. Some programs are offered in partnership with professional, business, and public service organizations.

Continuing education courses may be offered throughout the Southeast Arkansas area, based on demand. Some continuing education courses are designed and taught specifically for business and industry to assist with the training of their employees; as a result, some classes have prerequisites. Courses leading to licensure generally require that an individual be at least 18 years of age to take the credentialing examination(s).

Fees for any continuing education course vary according to the specific curriculum as well as the cost of books and supplies. Classes in continuing education are offered through each campus. Please contact the offices below for specific information regarding continuing education.

Office of Advancement

Administration Building, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1028 / Fax: (870) 460-1324
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3520, Monticello, AR 71656

UAM College of Technology at Crossett

Telephone: (870) 364-6414 / Fax: (870) 364-5707
Mailing Address: 1326 Highway 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635

UAM College of Technology at McGehee

Telephone: (870) 222-5360 / Fax: (870) 222-4709
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 747, McGehee, AR 71654

Distance Education

Location: Student Success Center (SSC), second floor, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1663 / Fax: (870) 460-1920
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3626, Monticello, AR 71656
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/distance-education.html

The University employs distance education to help fulfill its mission. Distance education services primarily support web-based instructions.

Information Technology

Location: Student Success Center (SSC), second floor, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1036
Fax: (870) 460-1920
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/it/index.html
E-Mail: weevilnet@uamont.edu
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3626, Monticello, AR 71656

The University provides an opportunity for students and other members of the UAM community to enhance their educational experiences and expand their academic knowledge by making available access to computer facilities and resources including the Internet. Computing and networking resources have been allocated for academic activities that are consistent with the mission and goals of the University; i.e., to support teaching, research, administrative processes, UAM sponsored community service, and other legitimate pursuits. Each faculty and staff member is eligible for an email account and Internet access, as is any student who is enrolled in three or more hours (credit or audit).

The Department of Information Technology is responsible for administering and/or overseeing the campus computer network including all network connections in campus offices, labs, and residence halls, as well as the campus public computer labs and facilities. Information Technology also provides support for distance education services.

The Library

Taylor Library and Technology Center, Campus Quadrangle
Telephone: (870) 460-1080
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/library/index.html
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3599, Monticello, AR 71656

Library/Media Center, Crossett

Telephone: (870) 364-6414 / Fax: (870) 364-5707
Mailing Address: 1326 Highway 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635

Library/Resource Center, McGehee

Telephone: (870) 222-5360 / Fax: (870) 222-4709
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 747, McGehee, AR 71654

The Taylor Library and Technology Center facility is centrally located on the Monticello campus. The Monticello campus collections comprise over 400,000 items including books, microforms, government documents, and archival materials, as well as print journal and digital journal subscriptions.

The UAM College of Technology at Crossett Library/Media Center holds over 7,000 items. This branch collection includes reference books, periodicals, technical and industrial books, and other learning resources.

The Library home page, from the UAM website, furnishes access to electronic research subject databases, most of which are full-text, as well as links to web sites of interest to graduate and undergraduate students. The Library participates in ARKLink, a statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement program. Memberships in regional and national computer networks provide extensive opportunities for research and promote resource sharing.

Registrar’s Office

Location: Harris Hall, Room 102, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1034 / Fax: (870) 460-1935
E-Mail: Registrar@uamont.edu
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3598, Monticello, AR 71656

The Registrar’s Office supervises registration for classes, maintains academic records, verifies the awarding of certificates and degrees, issues diplomas and issues transcripts.

The Center for Writing and Communication

Location: Taylor Library Room 203, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1378
Email: olsen@uamont.edu
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/arts-humanities/writing-center.html
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3460, Monticello, AR 71656

The Center for Writing and Communication (CWC) is a comfortable, communal space where UAM students may work on all kinds of writing projects. The CWC staff consists of trained undergraduate student consultants who assist writers at all stages of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. Students may meet with consultants one-on-one or in groups and engage in a conversation aimed at developing and improving writing in any genre, in any major. While the CWC is not an editing service, consultants always provide extensive feedback, suggestions, and support on student writing.

The CWC features a suite of laptop computers and a resource library with updated handbooks and writing guides. The CWC also sponsors various writing-related activities throughout the school year, such as the Creative Writer’s Circle, workshops, write-ins, and game nights.

Other Support Units

UAM Adult Education has centers at the following addresses:

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Crossett
1326 Hwy 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635
Phone: (870) 364-6414 / Fax: (870) 364-5707

UAM Adult Education Satellite Program/WAGE - Crossett
304 North Alabama Street, Crossett, AR 71635
Phone: (870) 619-4737 / Fax: (501) 476-4462

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Dumas
130 West Waterman Street, Dumas, AR 71639
Phone: (870) 382-2157 / Fax: (870) 382-6786

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Eudora
Adult Education Program
144 West Armstrong Street, Eudora, AR 71640
Phone: (870) 355-9022

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Hamburg
311 N. Mulberry, Hamburg, AR 71646
Phone: (870) 853-8278 / Fax: (870) 853-9840

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Lake Village
Adult Education Program
308 Main Street, Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 632-5042

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - McGehee
Adult Education Program
1609 E. Ash Street, McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-5360 / Fax: (870) 222-4709

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Monticello
Adult Education Program
809 Hwy 278 East, Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870) 224-8150 / Fax: (870) 224-8165

UAM Adult Education / WAGE - Star City
Adult Education Program
102 West Wiley Street, Star City, AR 71667
Phone: (870) 628-5287 / Fax: 870-628-4801

UAM Adult Education Program is designed to strengthen an individual’s academic skills in reading, language, math, and other subjects.

The Adult Education Program is open to individuals 18 years of age or older who are not enrolled in a high school program. An applicant for enrollment may be asked to provide proof of age. Individuals under the age of 18 can be enrolled only in accordance with the Arkansas Act 1659 of 2001 as amended by Act 604 of 2003.

The Adult Education Program also serves high school graduates who desire to take refresher courses to prepare for employment or other school or college entrance tests, etc. The program also serves non-high school graduates who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma (General Educational Development-GED). In addition to academic classes, life skills and employability skills training are available through the Adult Education Program.

The Adult Education Program is of no cost to students and is operated on an open-entry/open-exit basis. Effective January 1, 2014, a testing fee for the official GED test has been implemented by the State of Arkansas. Vouchers to cover this fee are available. Call one of the local Adult Education Centers for more details. Orientation and assessment sessions are scheduled regularly. Some centers have scheduled classes for day, night and Saturdays (upon request). Satellite classes can be established wherever there is sufficient demand as determined and approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education/Adult Education Division. Class schedules are not the same on all campuses; please contact the Adult Education Program on each campus for exact dates and times of Adult Education Programs.

STEM Center

Location: School of Education, Willard Hall Room 125
Telephone: (870) 460-1062
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/education/stem.html

The UAM Math and Science STEM Center encompasses 14 area school districts. The center promotes the enrichment of knowledge, teaching and learning in math, science, and education technology for K-16 by providing materials and resources for teachers, administrators, students and parents to enhance learning.

Concurrent Enrollment

Location: Division of General Studies
Monticello Telephone: (870) 460-1668/Fax: (870) 460-1933
McGehee Telephone: (870) 222-5360
Crossett Telephone: (870) 364-6414

High school students who meet University guidelines may enroll in concurrent enrollment courses that are offered for academic credit at both the University and the high school level. A student should contact his/her high school counselor or principal for current course offerings. To receive concurrent credit, a student must be admitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello as a pre-freshman student. See the Admissions section of this catalog for details regarding admission requirements.