March 3, 2021

Support Available for UM Students

 

 


 

Dear Students,

We know how challenging this academic year has been for everyone, and we are sincerely committed to doing everything we can to help you succeed in your studies at UM. ASUM is working closely with the UM administration, numerous student support units and Faculty Senate to encourage faculty members to continue and redouble their efforts to reach out to and connect with all students in their classes, as well as to identify, assist and accommodate those students who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic or who are struggling to succeed in the various course modalities. 

We encourage you to stay engaged in your coursework and other campus activities and would like to remind you of our robust network of available resources.

First, some notes of encouragement and guidance:

  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that you are not alone.
     
  • Know that you can do this! Don’t give up on yourself or your goals.
     
  • Ask for help. All faculty and staff members want you to succeed and are here to assist.
     
  • Go to class. Attendance is the greatest variable in course success.
     
  • Keep up on coursework. If you fall behind, have a discussion with your professors immediately to strategize a plan to catch-up.
     
  • If you are considering dropping a class, reach out to your professor and adviser to discuss options before making your final decision. There are other alternatives to dropping classes such as changing grade options that could be beneficial to you.
     
  • Create a weekly calendar and daily priority list. Keep close tabs on assignment deadlines, quiz and test dates, etc.

Regarding campus resources available to you, please see the information and links below:

Stay strong, be well and Go Griz!  

Patrick James Flanagan
ASUM Vice President

Brian French
UM Office for Student Success Executive Director

Taylor Gregory
ASUM President

Nathan Lindsay
UM Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Note: This message was sent by the Office of the Provost to all UM students.

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