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Undergraduate Academic Resources

We know that the change to online learning for the Winter 2020 semester can be a big adjustment to make.  We are here to support you and we will be updating this page with resources that can help you navigate through this unique semester.  On this page you will find information regarding:

Academic Advising
Tips for Online Learning
Campus Resources
Resilience, Wellness, & Coping during COVID-19

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. Drop-in advising is held Monday-Friday from 2:30 - 4 p.m. during Fall and Winter terms.  Academic advisors will hold virtual drop-in hours for the remainder of the Winter semester, utilizing a queue process through Bluejeans. You will be able to talk privately with an advisor for up to 15 minutes.  You will need to check this document for instructions on how to join the drop-in queue each day using a unique link.

You may also schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or reach out to us via email.

Ross Academic Peer Advisors (RAPAs) are also available to provide student perspectives and advice on academics at Ross and UM.  They are happy to answer questions about courses, registration, academic planning, etc.  RAPA drop-in hours will take place virtually via Google Meet.  Individual links to join a Google Meet session will be posted on this document each week.  Our RAPAs will be available for Google Meet sessions at the following times:

Monday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m.
Friday from 10 - 11:30 a.m.


2019-2020 Ross Academic Peer Advisors (from left: BBA Seniors Andrea Lin, Dylan Nycz, and Caitlin Brown).


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!

Campus Resources:

  • 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:

 

For Graduate Academic Resources, please click here