If you missed last Friday's Virtual Commencement Ceremony, you can view the celebration here:
A big thank you to the Graduation Committee for producing the live steam. The committee was led by Delores Becenti and members Sherietta Martinez-Brown, Howard Kayaani, Michael McMillan, Leslie Tsosie, Andrea Wilson, Nathalie Archie, Brenda Yazzie, Kelly Chiquito, Geraldine Slim, and Kyle Arviso.
Dody Begay, Alex Perry, and Chris Yazzie of NTU's IT department should also be commended for being able to host the live stream through an open broadcast system and connecting the feed to our website and Facebook page. Great work, team!
For more information about the Virtual Commencement, contact Delores Becenti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for Student Course Evaluations has been extended to May 27, 2020.
If you have completed a course evaluation previously, the same username and password will be used. If you have forgotten your password, there is a reset link which can be used to recover your account. For more information, contact Sheena Begay at email@example.com.
The Navajo Technical University Board of Regents have scheduled their next Regular Board Meeting on June 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., in the President's Conference Room in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
Due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation, NTU will have to cancel their on-campus Book Buyback Event. However, the University is partnering with the Nebraska Book Company to still give students a chance to sell their books back online.
If you are student wishing to sell back your textbook, you can get started at the following link: www.nebook.com/virtualsellback
NTU's Spring Intersession is open for registration. First day of class begins on May 18, 2020 and ends on June 5, 2020.
Intersession courses help students who have one class to graduate or want to get one course out of the way. Students can take only one course or a maximum of four (4) credit hours during each intersession.
Tuition for Spring Intersession will be cut in half and all fees will be waived for new and returning students. Students using the Intersession to complete an "I" from the spring do not have to pay tuition or fees or re-register.
For more information, contact the NTU's Registrar's Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation services at NTU have ceased until further notice; however, fleet management will be assisting with the Homework Express. NTU vans will assist with pick up and dropping off assignments for NTU students that don’t have Internet service in the surrounding area.
The Homework Express will deliver to general areas, such as Chapter Houses, stores, mile posts, etc. Off-road requests will not be fulfilled.
It is important for students and faculty to work together in developing a homework pick and drop off schedule. Afternoon requests will not be fulfilled until the next day. Homework can also be dropped off at Security.
For more information, contact NTU Fleet Coordinator Byron Charlee at email@example.com.
If you are a student at risk of dropping out, please contact Sherietta Martinez-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kyle Arviso at email@example.com.
NAU recently released a listing of wifi hotspots throughout the Navajo Nation. These parking lot hotspots are open to K12 and college students and will provide internet access for any mobile device, including laptops and smartphones.
For more information, go to www.nau.edu/access or call the Office of Native American Initiatives at 928-523-3849.
NTU is receiving funds as a result of the CARES Act to assist students in need. As such, NTU will be issuing relief checks to students to assist in resources needed to help you complete the semester such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. The distribution of funds is listed below:
Part-time - $350
Full-time - $625
Full disbursements will be distributed to students who have been regularly attending class, have been in contact with instructors, and have been submitting homework and assignments.
For students who have not been attending classes, you will still have a chance to receive a check. Please contact the Registrar’s office to resume coursework. A 50/50 disbursement will be utilized with 50% of the funds up front, and the other 50% after courses have been completed.
In order to receive a disbursement, students must complete the following:
- Contact NTU’s Registrar Office. You must be able to provide updated information. You can contact:
- Delores Becenti at firstname.lastname@example.org 505-387-7404
- Kelly Chiquito at email@example.com 505-387-7365
- Nathalie Archie at firstname.lastname@example.org 505-387-7426
- Geraldine Slim at email@example.com 505-387-7377
- Complete the NTU Emergency Distance Education Needs Survey. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SP20DisEdSupport. Students without the Internet can call Sheena Begay at 505-387-7461 to request a mail-in survey or to take the survey over the phone. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Obtain an NTU email address. In order to maintain reliable communication, students must have an NTU email address. Email email@example.com if you need help setting up an email address.
- Connect with your instructor. You must also contact your instructors in order to work out a plan to complete your coursework. Funds will only be distributed in full to students that complete the semester. If you are receiving an incomplete grade, or “I,” funds can be disbursed during the intercession or summer semester. If a student fails to complete their course, the rest of the funds will not be disbursed and grades will be changed to “F”.
If you have already completed the survey, have an NTU email, and have been in correspondence with your instructors, please contact the Registrar’s office.
NTU has limited services on campus but will continue services like hot spots on each NTU site, laptop checkouts, and our Homework Express. We encourage you to allocate your relief funds to work in conjunction with our current support services.
The sooner you contact us; the sooner you’ll receive your check. Please spread the word.
For more information about the distribution of the NTU relief checks, contact Dean Jerlynn Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Thompson at email@example.com.
Are you at risk of dropping out? Are you having a hard time transitioning to our Emergency Online Environment? Contact the Skyhawk SOS team.
Our team is here to help with early alert referrals, academic probation, disability and counseling referrals, tutoring referrals online, soft skills training, and connecting students with instructors.
For more information, see the attached PDF packet detailing all of our Skyhawk SOS services. You may also contact Sherietta Martinez-Brown at 505-387-7470 or email smartinez@Navajotech.edu. You may also contact Kyle Arviso at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-387-7513.
ATTENTION DUAL CREDIT and McKINLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS - You will need to complete coursework for all Dual Credit classes. Please contact Freda Joe, Dual Credit Coordinator or your Instructor(s) as soon as possible. Your Instructor will provide you with their plan as to how you can receive a final grade for your class(es). We urge you to take this step so you can successfully complete your classes. Our utmost concern is your health and safety, as well as successfully completing your classes. So, please help us so we can help you.
Contact Information: Freda Joe, Dual Credit Coordinator 505-387-7364, ext. 1008 or email@example.com
The spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, has arrived to the Four Corners region causing educational institutions to accommodate learning through new and creative methods.
NTU’s focus has been on emergency distance education with a focus on delivering coursework online, by telephone, or by utilizing traditional mail. We encourage students to maintain constant communication with instructors in order to assist with the transition as they will be able to accommodate your unique situation.
Several resources have been put in place to assist with your unique needs. The resources and services are listed in the attached guide.
NTU's Chinle instructional site is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. If you need assistance, please call the office phone numbers listed below.
Chinle Front Office: (Antonio) 928 – 882 - 3135
Chinle Admission Office: (Jackie) 928 - 882 – 3143
(Howard) 928 – 882 – 3134
Chinle Financial Aid Office: (Judy) 928 – 882 – 3137
Crownpoint Financial Aid Office: 505 – 387 – 7442 / 505 – 387 – 7417 / 505 – 387 – 7428
Chinle Advisor: (Danielita) 928 – 882 – 3139
Academic Counselor: (Valencia) 928 – 882 - 3138
Chinle Recruiter: (Jarvis) 928 – 882 – 3155
Chinle I.T.: (Donavan) 928 – 882 – 3141
Crownpoint Switchboard: 505- 387 - 7401
Any I.T. questions / inquiries email I.T. Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, Indicate your FULL NAME, DATE of BIRTH, and Student ID#
Leave a NUMBER / EMAIL so they can respond to you quickly Or you can contact Donavan at 928 – 882 - 3141
According to the NTU catalog, “an “I” may be issued when unforeseeable circumstances beyond the student’s control prevent the student from completing course requirements. Incomplete grades will not be authorized when the student has failed to complete course requirements or has earned a failing grade due to personal negligence. An incomplete grade must be converted to a credit grade by satisfactorily completing the required assignments within the adjusted deadline (arranged between the instructor and student) of the following semester. A student does not have to reregister for the course if completed within the stated deadline. The Incomplete grade must be converted by the next semester otherwise the “I” will automatically convert to an “F”. The instructor must complete and submit an Incomplete Form to the Registrar’s office.”
Spring Intersession, Summer Semester and Summer Intersession
NTU will start spring, summer, and winter intersession courses this year. Intersession courses help students who have one class to graduate or want to get one course out of the way. Students can take only one course or a maximum of four (4) credit hours during each intersession. Class meeting times for a three-credit hour course for a face-to-face class during the intersession will be 15 hours per week for three weeks.
Spring Intersession: May 18 to June 5, 2020
Registration for spring intersession begins on April 13, 2020, while instruction begins on May 18, 2020 and ends on June 5, 2020.
Summer Semester: June 8 to July 17, 2020
Registration for summer semester begins on April 27, 2020, while instruction begins June 8, 2020 and ends on July 17, 2020. Summer is a six-week program. For a three-credit hour course, class meeting times will be at least seven hours per week for six weeks.
Summer Intersession: July 20 to August 7, 2020
Registration for summer intersession begins on June 8, 2020, while instruction begins on July 20, 2020 and ends on August 7, 2020. Attached are copies of intersession and summer semester academic calendars for 2020-2022. Students who earn an incomplete grade this semester can complete during courses the spring intersession, summer semester, summer intersession of fall 2020. The earlier the students complete the courses the earn an “I”, the better to avoid the “I” from being converted an “F” grade, and it helps the students to have less course load in the subsequent semester.
Navajo Technical University would like to thank everyone for their patience while we’ve been working on getting out Pell financial aid disbursements. As was mentioned earlier in the year, NTU was required to update our degree program files with the U.S. Department of Education in order to reference our programs and ensure each were in compliance. As this process occurred, we were locked out of the system until the update was complete.
As of yesterday, we were allowed access back into the system and can now begin processing the second batch of disbursements. If you have not received your Pell disbursement, please review your MyNTU account to check on the status of your financial aid. If you need help accessing your MyNTU account, email Sharon Platero at email@example.com.
We are aiming to distribute the next batch of disbursements to those that have completed their financial aid applications by March 30, 2020. Students, please make sure your address is updated.
For more information, contact our Financial Aid department at 505.387.7442 or 505.387.7417 or email Tyrrell Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org, Yolanda Begay at email@example.com or Rena Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Tom is also sending out emails to students missing documents and those that haven’t filled out their FAFSA form. Please monitor your email. If you don’t complete your form, disbursements will be further delayed.
We are working diligently at getting the final disbursements to students and will maintain constant communication as more developments occur. Again, thank you for your patience.
Navajo Technical University (NTU) will cease all scheduled and future campus tours until further notice. NTU will not be taking any request(s) for campus tours for the safety of our students, faculty and staff. NTU Recruitment will be able to provide materials to schools & general public and answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions, feel free to contact NTU Recruitment at 505.488.3722 or by email at email@example.com Thank you.
Navajo Technical University Board of Regents Quarterly Meeting Schedule:
- April 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m., Teleconference Meeting
- July 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at NTU
- October 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at NTU
- January 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at NTU
The 2020 AIHEC Student Conference, which had been scheduled for Albuquerque, NM on March 21-24, 2020, will not take place out of an abundance of caution and concern for Tribal College students and their families, TCU faculty and staff, the residents of New Mexico, and most important, our Tribal elders upon whom we depend.
Since the annual AIHEC Student Conference typically brings together at least 1,000 attendees from nearly half the states in this country, this difficult decision was made even though no known case of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been reported in New Mexico. Of course, the number of reported cases could – and likely will – change over the next two weeks. This year, moving forward with the conference was particularly difficult due to the number of tribal governments that have announced travel bans and mandatory quarantines and the decision by several larger TCUs to stay home
Although U.S. governmental officials place the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus low at this time (especially if you wash your hands frequently), already the CDC is urging persons aged 60 and over to begin preparing for potential disruption of daily life should the virus spread to their communities or if they come into contact with someone or something carrying the virus.
We will keep you informed as the host TCUs make decisions on next steps related to this decision, and please check the AIHEC Student Conference website for additional information as the hosts work through the myriad of issues surrounding this decision.