Ross Undergraduate Academic Advising:
Ross Undergraduate Academic Advising is here to help support you in achieving your academic goals. We offer course advising, assistance with academic questions, issues, and concerns, degree audit checks, and drop-in advising. During the Winter 2021 term, academic advisors will be available to meet virtually with BBA students during the following drop-in hours:
Monday - Friday from 2-3:30pm (Eastern)
All drop-ins are conducted via Zoom. During the designated drop-in time each day, you can join the online drop-in queue to meet with the academic advisor on duty. Drop-ins are held on a first-come, first-served basis and last about 10-15 minutes each.
You may also schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or reach out to us via email.
In addition to your assigned academic advisor, Ross Academic Peer Advisors (RAPAs) are available to provide student perspectives and advice on academics at Ross and UM.
Senior BBAs Alana Gartenberg, Brian Lucido, and Zaria Koch (pictured above, left to right), will be Ross Academic Peer Advisors for the 2020-2021 academic year. Peer advising drop-in hours for the Winter term are as follows (beginning on Tuesday, January 19):
Thursday: 10am-1pm and 2:30-5:30pm
RAPA drop-ins will be conducted via Zoom. During the designated drop-in time each day, you can join the online drop-in queue to meet with the peer advisor on duty. Drop-ins are held on a first-come, first-served basis and last about 10-15 minutes each.
Tips for Online Learning:
Some Other Tips from Advisors:
- Check your email every day. UM faculty and staff will use your Umich email address to communicate important information to you.
- If possible, try to maintain a schedule. Make sure that you schedule time to attend/listen to lectures and work on assignments as you were while in class on campus.
- Adjust your study habits. What worked for in-person classes may not work for online coursework. Check out this helpful study resource page put together by UM Academic Innovation.
- Ask for help. Reach out to your instructors with any questions you have about course material and how to best prepare for exams/assessments. It can take longer to master content taught in an online format - staying in good communication with your instructors is important.
- Be aware of course expectations. Some online courses will allow collaboration or the use of outside resources/material during assignments/exams while others may not. Check with your instructor on their expectations for the course and be sure to ask if their policy is unclear.
- Limit your distractions. Try to separate your learning/study space from friends, family members, pets, etc. that may distract you from your material.
- Take breaks! It's important to make sure you are taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional health during this time of great transition. Taking intentional breaks throughout your day will help you to re-focus and re-energize!
- Sweetland Center for Writing: The Sweetland Center for Writing provides free one-on-one tutoring and writing workshops to UM students, including services for English as a Second Language students.
- UM Math Lab: The Math Lab is a drop-in tutoring service available for free to all UM students. Specialized tutoring is available for undergraduate mathematics courses. Although help is not specifically designed for other courses, Math Lab tutors will attempt to answer questions and assist any UM student seeking mathematics help.
- UM Academic Support Services: Use this website to browse University-wide academic support resources including tutoring, academic technology, and mentorship.
- UM Dean of Students Office: Students can contact the Dean of Students Office for a wide variety of reasons, including to seek assistance with any questions or concerns you may have about returning home due to COVID-19 and any challenges you face in transitioning to online learning.
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Resilience, Wellness, & Coping during COVID-19
A critical component of being successful in your academics is taking care of your own health & well-being. There are many resources available to help students navigate through the changes we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19: