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1. The COMPLIT Office

1.1 Comparative Literature Offices

The Department of Comparative Literature is located along the “Comp Lit Corridor” on the second floor of Tisch Hall.  The DGS is available for advising appointments in 2021F Tisch, and the departmental administrative offices are in 2021 Tisch (including the Department Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, the Chief Administrator, the Student Services Coordinator, and the Academic Program Specialist).  The Comparative Literature Library (2021C Tisch) is reserved for committee meetings, examinations, and department functions.  The kitchen (2021A) has tea and coffee, and the photocopier/scanner is in 2015 Tisch.  Students teaching Comparative Literature courses are assigned GSI offices along the Comp Lit Corridor.  The Graduate Student Lounge in 2014 Tisch is available for use by all graduate students in Comparative Literature.  

1.2 Mailboxes

Faculty, graduate student and GSI mailboxes are located in 2015 Tisch.  Graduate students will receive U.S. mail, University mail, and department mailings to their mailboxes. Library books requested from the library (7Fast) will be available for pick-up in the graduate student lounge. 

1.3 Home Mailings

Some important written communications will be sent to you at home.  Be sure to give us your local address and telephone number as soon as you have them, and please keep us informed whenever you move or change phone numbers.  Also, it is vital that your address in Wolverine Access is kept current, as that is what the University uses for correspondence.

1.4 Electronic Mailings

It is extremely important to have access to electronic mail.  The Comparative Literature Office uses electronic mail extensively, as do the University and the academic profession as a whole. Students are notified by email about events, deadlines, fellowship applications, teaching opportunities, department announcements, and information from the DGS and SSvC. Furthermore, email is often the only effective way for a student to reach an instructor in a timely fashion.  Be sure to get an email account as quickly as possible.  We will not use yahoo, gmail, and other accounts, which can still be used by students for personal business but not for University of Michigan business.  Please note that emailing faculty or staff from accounts other than your umich.edu account makes it difficult to track correspondence and is strongly discouraged; the Comparative Literature Department will only send email notices to umich.edu accounts.  

Please take care to avoid replying to all, and in relying on email to negotiate sensitive subjects, except to make an appointment to speak in person to those involved or that need to be consulted.