Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be Wi-Fi access?

Yes, you will be assigned a UARK campus username and password that you will be able to use to log on to campus computers and log on to Wi-Fi from your personal devices.

Can I bring my service animal?

If you require a service animal, please notify the Institute leaders as soon as possible. Although we recognize the necessity of such an accommodation, there will be certain forms and permissions through our campus services to provide this service. You will be staying in an on-campus residence hall so this will need to be cleared with Housing as well. The Center for Educational Access (CEA), University Housing work to ensure accommodation needs are appropriately implemented for students with disabilities living on campus.

Is the University campus handicap accessible?

If you are wheelchair or motorized-vehicle bound, our campus buildings are handicap accessible. We will be utilizing a small portion of campus – all within walking distance of your on-campus residence hall – and should be accessible to you. Please notify us at your earliest convenience and we will make sure to provide appropriate accommodations for your stay on campus. If you have further questions, please contact the CEA.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Because you will be staying in an on-campus residence hall, you will be dining in Fulbright Dining Hall. This is a full-service dining hall. As such, there may be options that will accommodate your dietary restrictions but these will be limited. Fulbright Dining does have a station that is gluten and allergy free. Click here to view the dining hall website and partial menu.

What are the technical competency/skills required for this NEH Institute?

Although much of our coursework will include certain technology-based assignments, you are not required to have specific skills before the Institute. Part of our coursework will focus on instruction in the specific programs we will be utilizing. In addition, we will supply access to computers that have the software for our coursework.

What are the technical competency/skills required for this NEH Institute?

Although much of our coursework will include certain technology-based assignments, you are not required to have specific skills before the Institute. Part of our coursework will focus on instruction in the specific programs we will be utilizing. In addition, we will supply access to computers that have the software for our coursework.

Aside from the daily meetings & lecture time, will there be time each night to work on the project?

We will meet for instruction each day from 9:00am until around 4:00pm. After this time, you will be released for dinner with your cohort and have time to spend as you choose. Every other night, we may have optional evening activities. Our Institute leaders are cognizant of your nighttime assignments and will plan accordingly.

What will we be expected to do at night for homework?

There will be light reading assignments on some nights. However: the co-directors have put together a schedule that will keep overnight reading assignments at a minimum.

When can we expect to have the books for the Institute?

Before arriving in Fayetteville, you are expected to have read the following texts: Shelley’s Frankenstein, Perrault’s Cinderella, Meyer’s Cinder, Oppel’s This Dark Endeavor, Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein, and Gaiman’s Coraline. These will arrive by May 1, 2018, which should give you adequate time to complete the reading before arriving in Fayetteville. Other reading selections will be shared on our Institute Blackboard page, which you can access with the username and password you will be provided. We strongly recommend you design a reading schedule that will permit your comfortably completing the assigned readings before you arrive on campus.

What kind of access will participants have to campus facilities?

Participants are free to use all communal spaces including laundry rooms, lounges, community kitchens, and the computer lab. You will be provided a username and login to access both the computer lab and log onto Wi-Fi from your individual devices. Please note that the laundry rooms and kitchen are fully functioning, but you will need to provide your own laundry detergent and cooking materials (both food and utensils) should you choose to use them. Click here to find pictures of Northwest Quad room/suite, floor plans, and pictures of the residence hall.

Can I have alcohol in my suite?

According to campus policy, we have a completely dry campus during summer operations meaning that no alcohol is allowed in residence halls.

If I find another Summer Scholar who is willing, can we be assigned to the same suite?

Yes. We cannot assign you to the same room, but we can assign you to the same suite. We will contact our Summer Scholars about housing via email in the near future, and you may specify this request at that time.

When will I receive my stipend?

Each participant will have a stipend of $2,100 to offset the costs of participation in the Institute, a portion of which will be deducted to reserve and pay for room, meals, and board. You will receive the first half of my stipend when you arrive at the University of Arkansas at the beginning of the Institute, and will receive the remaining balance of the stipend upon your successful completion of the Institute. The Co-Directors have arranged for room and meals for all participants at a reasonable rate of $66 per day. Participants who elect to stay in the on-campus accommodations (strongly recommended) will have a total of $925 deducted from their stipend to cover the costs of lodging and meals. Participants who elect to stay off-site are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation to and from the Institute each day, but will have $418 deducted from their stipend to cover the costs of on-campus and field trip meals. Any questions about these terms should be sent via email to AdaptLit@uark.edu. (Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to Arkansas.)

Will I receive academic credit for this Institute?

At this time, we will not be awarding academic credit for attending the Institute.

When will alternates be notified if they are accepted or rejected into the Institute?

Those that are accepted have until April 6 to accept or reject their acceptance. Should any of them decline, we will offer places to alternates as they become available. We will not know until April 7 how many, if any, may decline their acceptance.