News for faculty and staff

Springboard is now Brightspace

Just in time for fall semester, our learning management software is being updated and made much more user-friendly. It will also have a new name — Brightspace.

Visit the Design and Development Services Brightspace website to learn more about the upgrade, view frequently asked questions and see the project timeline.

For questions, contact Wendy Lampner, manager of design and development services, at wjl3@uakron.edu or ext. 2149.

Help is available for students with academic or personal issues

College can be stressful for students as they balance academics with their lives outside of the classroom.

The University has a team of professionals ready to help students experiencing:

  • academic issues (missed assignments; poor grades on exams, assignments and projects; repeated absences from class, etc.),
  • mental health issues (depression, anxiety, substance dependence, etc.),
  • financial issues, and/or
  • personal problems (relationships, social contentedness, roommate compatibility, homesickness, etc.)

Use this page to make a referral.


For students with a funding gap, help is available

If a student mentions that he or she is struggling to close a funding gap, please encourage a prompt visit or call to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

“We can take a second look at a student’s eligibility for assistance,” says Jennifer Harpham, director of student financial aid. “Sometimes we are able to identify additional funding resources or other options available to the student.”


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