Experience+ is a collaborative effort designed to promote a Dearborn Wolverine's academic, personal and professional growth. Students will have access to technological support, undergraduate research, intercultural opportunities and career development through interactive learning experiences.

Questions? Contact us for more information: ExperiencePlus@umich.edu

Launched in January 2021, this campus-wide initiative endeavors to connect students to opportunities across campus, to encourage learning experiences and reflection, and to promote academic, personal, and professional competencies.

There are a variety of engagement areas, including:

  • Professional development that promotes career competencies
  • Global learning that builds intercultural awareness in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Undergraduate research that encourages academic exploration for all students
  • Information and digital literacy that prepares students for the demands of tomorrow's work
  • Personal growth and development that includes self reflection and self-understanding

Experience+ provides programming, workshops, career development and research opportunities, as well as support for current internship and co-op programs in partnership with faculty and the colleges.

Current Collaborators

  • Mardigian Library brings resources and experience teaching informational literacy and research skills
  • Career Services prepares students for the world of work as they integrate their academic learning with their professional aspiration
  • Talent Gateway focuses on the development of “soft skills” and encourages reflection on the impact of living and learning experiences on academic, personal, and professional goals
  • Global Learning develops self-aware global citizens who can collaboratively address complex, borderless issues in a just and sustainable manner
  • College Co-op and Internship Programs assist students in preparing for and finding work experience in their related fields.

TechTutors

Have questions on how to do an assignment in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or an Adobe product? Not sure what the difference is between "editing" and "suggesting" in a Google doc? TechTutors are here to help! Whether it is an assignment, an Excel challenge, or general help with software and tools such as the Office and Google suites and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, TechTutors will problem-solve with you to find a solution. TechTutors are available to students, staff and faculty via Zoom - see the graphic below for current hours and the Zoom link. You can also reach out to umdearborntechtutors@umich.edu to ask questions or set up a different time if those listed below don't work for you.

Faculty, if you have certain assignments that you know have technology pain points, you can connect with umdearborntechtutors@umich.edu so they can be prepared to help your students. Also, if you have suggestions about tools your students commonly struggle with, please let us know so we may include them in the training for our TechTutors.

Don't forget these other great resources:

  • The Hub for faculty assistance with creating assignments that incorporate technology
  • ITS Service Desk for help with installing software, technical problems, account access, etc.
  • Canvas Support: for technical problems that faculty or students encounter

To connect with a TechTutor during the summer of 2021, please email umdearborntechtutors@umich.edu and let us know your question as well as when you would like to meet.

Undergraduate Research

Starting with the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), Experience+ aims to grow and enhance the undergraduate research experience for UM-Dearborn students. The SURE program provides current students the opportunity to participate in individual research projects under the mentorship of faculty while learning about research-oriented careers.

A faculty workshop took place on Wednesday, February 24 (3:00pm-4:00pm) via Zoom to offer an overview of the SURE program and important information regarding the faculty mentoring role. We discussed the benefits and challenges related to working with undergraduate students - if you have additional questions, please email the SURE faculty committee at umdearborn.sure.committee@umich.edu.

Please visit the program guidelines page for additional details and submit an application. Faculty applications will be accepted through March 15, 2021.

Digital Storytelling

More Than A Single Story: UM-Dearborn Speaks is an upcoming project that recently received a $25,000 grant from the Coalition for Life-Transformative Education to provide UM-Dearborn students with the skills to develop, tell, digitize, and exhibit their stories while challenging the myths about Dearborn, the Detroit Metropolitan area, regional commuter campuses, and the impact of COVID-19 on the region. Read more about it in this article and stay tuned for more information!

 

Have questions or want to get involved? Contact us for more information at ExperiencePlus@umich.edu and check out upcoming events on VictorsLink!

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