Success at Dearborn
The Office of Academic Success has compiled resources offered across the university to support student success both in and out of the classroom.
We have gathered contact information for both advising and student success offices to access while we are remote this upcoming semester. You can find that information on this webpage:
UM-Dearborn wants to help all new students succeed by providing you with the tools to develop a solid educational foundation and programming to support you whether you're a new freshman, transfer or graduate student.
Canvas is the online space for all current UM-Dearborn courses. In Canvas, you may have access to the course syllabus, assignments, discussions, files, conferences and more. This site offers important dates, strategies, and video resources to help you learn how to best utilize Canvas.
Dearborn Discovery Core is a campus-wide general education program designed to complement the coursework you’ll do in your area of study. It’s a combination of lower- and upper-level courses across many academic disciplines. With this base, you’ll uncover potential new areas of interest and graduate with a strong toolkit for success, no matter the field you pursue.
Degree Works combines the University of Michigan-Dearborn's degree requirements and the student's completed and in-progress coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that will help students see how courses completed at UM-Dearborn, and courses transferred from other schools count toward degree requirements. This site offers instructional videos on how to get started.
The Office of Student Life offers success programming for new students to support you as you begin your college career.
Whether it's meeting with an academic advisor or studying in the library, the university has a wealth of resources all students can utilize on the path to success.
Academic advising is available to provide you with information about program requirements, policies, procedures, and campus resources. Visit the Academic Advising page to find out who your academic advisor is.
Community Read is an opportunity for all university students, faculty and staff to engage in a conversation about a new book each academic year. Events are held throughout the year to give campus community members a chance to come together and discuss the chosen book.
You can visit the Mardigian Library in person or online to access a variety of research resources, including subject guides specific to your area of study. You can also reserve group study space, use a computer, work with a librarian to find the resources you need to succeed and more.
All students can take advantage of the resources offered by a number of learning centers on campus, including:
- Kochoff Language Lab (ALL students)
- Math Learning Center (ALL students)
- Science Learning Center (ALL students)
- Writing Center (ALL students)
- Engineering Learning Center (CECS students)
- Mitchell Communication Lab (COB students)
ITS has compiled a list of resources and suggestions to help you succeed while working/studying remotely.
Need some additional help? Check out these academic tools for success or sign-up for tutoring services.
You'll find resources and programming for students from a variety of different backgrounds at UM-Dearborn, from first-generation students to veterans.
The Campus Resource Guide features opportunities for engagement with campus offices and organizations as well as resources that can help make the most of your UM-Dearborn experience.
The Center for Social Justice and Inclusion offers resources and programming in the following areas:
Disability and Acessibility Service (DAS) collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. There may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of courses result in barriers to inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. When that is the case, Disability Services will work with you to arrange for accommodations.
The Office of Student Life offers special programming focused on supporting first generation students navigate the college experience.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn has numerous mentoring programs across campus to provide guidance on careers, success, well-being, and more! Check out the programs and get involved as a mentee or a mentor!
Where do you want to go next? At UM-Dearborn, we connect you with opportunities to accelerate your learning and develop practical skills in your field of study, including internships and co-op education.
The Office of Career Services supports student career development, exploration and job search by assisting with resume writing, mock interviews, career fairs and events, and more.
Experience+ is a new campus collaborative supporting students’ academic, personal, and professional growth by promoting experiential learning through intercultural, digital, and information literacies. Get technology assistance from our TechTutors, participate in undergraduate research through the SURE program, and learn more about other exciting initiatives.
Each college also has a dedicated internship, co-op or field placement office to help you as you seek to gain practical skills and experience. Learn more about internships, co-ops and career-related support and opportunities at UM-Dearborn.
Have you ever considered a career in public service, going into scientific research, teaching English overseas, or attending a prestigious graduate school? If so, you should consider applying for major national scholarship or fellowship competitions. Start planning early and use these resources to help you on your journey.
Unique to UM-Dearborn, the Talent Gateway can help you get ready for a successful life and career by connecting you with resources and opportunities and then providing you with a space to reflect on the impact of these experiences. Through a web-based gameful approach to career-readiness, you will recognize and articulate your existing skills while also developing new skills that employers seek such as critical, creative thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, oral and written communication, digital literacy, and global fluency.
The Office of Academic Success is committed to academic and student success initiatives, resources, and opportunities that transform student lives by connecting them with high quality services to enrich the student experience.
- Jessica LaGrange
Director of Academic Success
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
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