As we all continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we want to provide helpful resources for our students.
Adjusting to spending more time at home or online can be challenging. We will continue to gather resources helpful to our community and share them on this page.
If you have any suggestions, please email them to CommunicationsAndMarketing@sau.edu.
Listen on SoundCloud
The SAU Master of Public Health provides you with trusted resources on COVID-19. Listen to their channel on SoundCloud.
Read our weekly situation reports on COVID-19 as prepared by Master of Public Health professors.
Bees, Meet Your Needs
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs reminds us how to build a foundation to care for ourselves and reach our goals during this pandemic.
(Begin at the bottom with Physiological needs and work your way up!)
Love and Belonging
Stay connected to friends, faculty, and support staff through technology such as Webex, Zoom, and FaceTime.
Protect yourself and others by following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines.
Resources for Students and Faculty
- Student Success Center
The Student Success Center has identified multiple ways to continue to provide academic support during this time of distance education. SmartThinking tutoring has been added to more than 30 courses on campus. Visit the SSC MySAU portal page or Blackboard to learn more.
- Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)
The ARC has contacted all registered students directly. Visit the ARC webpage for updates.
- Bee Central/Financial Aid
Staff members are still available remotely to assist students and their families by email, phone, or live chat on the Bee Central web page.
- SAU Library
The library's electronic databases are available off-campus by logging in with your SAU ID and password. Reference desk service is available by calling (563) 333-6245, email to email@example.com, or chat service. Library staff is available to scan print material and send it via email on a limited basis. Contact the Reference Desk (563) 333-6245 for additional information.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
- Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Creative Cloud apps are available for free through May 31 to students who log in through on-campus labs as well as for students at home.
- Microsoft Office 365 A1
Free online version of Office with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and more.
- 5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course
- Build Relationships with Faculty as an Online Student
- Graduating in the Age of COVID-19 – Student Guidebook (The Washington Center)
- SAU IT
Available to all SAU students and employees, no matter where you are. Specifically for employees working from home, the IT Department has created a page in the MySAU portal for resources and tips when working off-campus.
- Getting Started with WebEx
All SAU students and employees have access to WebEx, an online meeting tool that can be used to hold virtual meetings, classes, and work sessions. Many faculty are using this for their course lectures and meeting times.
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Launches the Keep Americans Connected Pledge
On Mar. 13, the FCC called upon broadband and phone providers to adopt lenient policies regarding access to their services.
- Verizon Gives Mobile Customers Extra Data During COVID-19 Outbreak
- Several internet providers won't charge overage fees
- Free Internet
- Spectrum COVID-19 Remote Education Credit – Free access to internet and WiFi for 60 days for new Pre-K-12, college students, and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service.
- Comcast – Free Xfinity Wifi hotspots and 60 days of free internet to new customers
- AT&T – Free Wifi. Offering $10/month plans for low-income families.
- Iowa public libraries have been asked to boost their WiFi signals to extend into their parking lots.
- If you live near another academic institution, you may be able to access their campus guest WiFi or use eduroam. Each campus will differ in the WiFi offered to guests.
- Academic Health Video with Amber Dopler, MSW, LISW
Amber Dopler is the university's Mental Health Outreach and Prevention Specialist. In this video, Amber shares ways that students can effectively manage stress and stay motivated with their academics. You must be logged into your SAU email to view this video.
- TAO Connect
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) is the university's provider of online counseling and therapy. TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides self-guided modules to help overcome stress, anxiety, depression and other common concerns. TAO is also a secure system that can be used for one-on-one appointments with our Counseling Center staff. These services are free of charge to current students, faculty, and staff.
- Campus Ministry Food Pantry
For those in need of food assistance (especially those who are still living on campus), the Campus Ministry Food Pantry is located in the Lower Chapel. In addition to food items, the pantry also has limited toiletries and personal items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.). For health/safety reasons, please contact any Campus Ministry staff member first to arrange a time to come and retrieve items. Boxes and bags are also available if needed.
- Spiritual Resources from Campus Ministry
In addition to the weekly bulletin, Campus Ministry has compiled some digital prayer resources. Also, follow Campus Ministry on social media to stay in touch!
- Burnout Prevention and Treatment
- 6 Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday
- What You Need to Know About Stress and Self-Care
The City of Davenport is offering rental assistance to Davenport residents whose income has been reduced due to the pandemic and who also meet certain income guidelines.