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COVID-19 Information

Information for Instructors

1. For LSA Technical Services support, reach out via email at lsait@umich.edu or by calling 734.615.0100 for the fastest service.

2. Keep Teaching @ UM - How to get started with remote teaching  

3. Resources for Teaching Remotely

4. CRLT's Getting Started with Teaching Remotely in An Emergency

5. Teaching Remotely: Instructional Tools and How To

6. LSA COVID-19/Teaching and Learning Remotely FAQs

Remote Tools:

The four tools that UofM has license for to allow faculty to hold classes live (synchronously) in a virtual/online environment and that are free to all faculty, staff, and students, are:

 

Additional Resources

Questions?

Information for Students

LSA Students: Report Your Illness

LSA Students: Direct your general COVID-19 questions to LSA here: lsa-covid-help@umich.edu  

LSA Resources for Graduate Students

 

Students may withdraw from a course up until April 21st with no "W" on their transcript.

 

Advising Support

LSA Technical Services support

  • For LSA Technical Services support, please contact 4help@umich.edu.
  • Need a laptop or iPad to attend class? IT has them available for loan on a first come first served basis. Update 3/24/20 - there are still some laptops available! Visit their website for more information, or call 734.615.0100 to set up an appointment.
  • For getting connected outside Ann Arbor: Anyone with a uniqname and password can access eduRoam networks, worldwide.

Food, Housing, Transportation, and Other needs

Learning & Technology Resources

Financial Assistance 

Loss of Employment 

International Students

Mental Health

Grading Policy Questions/Answers

 

General Information

Mental Health Information

  • Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)  FASCCO remains open and available to provide support to U-M faculty and staff.
  • FASCCO - Working From Home Strategies & Skills - In these trying times, we are all trying new things. For many, that means working from home (WFH) Join this FASCCO facilitated support group to connect with peers. Together you will explore strategies that work for you, plus pick up some practical tools & tips to stay connected with colleagues and manage your time. Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the WFH Strategies & Skills support group" in the subject line.
    • Space is limited to 15 per session, to help facilitate group discussion.
    • Please Register for ONLY One Session
    • Thursday 4/9, OFFERED AT THREE TIMES: 9:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Indicate your preference in the body of your email.
  • FASCCO - WFH Parents support group - So many of us are working from home with the world's most distracting co-workers - our kids! Join FASCCO counselor Jill Castro for a WFH parent support group in Zoom. She's a parent of a 3-year old and will facilitate a virtual support group to offer parents a space to vent, provide support for one another, discuss challenges, and celebrate small victories. Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the WFH Parents support group" in the subject line.
    • Space is limited to 15 per session, to help facilitate group discussion.
    • Please Register for ONLY One Session
    • Wednesday 4/8 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. or Thursday 4/9 8:00 - 9:15 p.m. - Indicate your preference in the body of your email. 
  • FASCCO - Managing Stress & Building Resilience - Join Andrew Greifer, Ph.D. to talk about coping in this time of increased stress. Andrew Greifer, Ph.D. will facilitate a discussion on Zoom where participants can share their experiences and learn strategies for managing stress to build resiliency. Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for Managing Stress & Building Resilience support group" in the subject line.
    • Space is limited to 15 per session, to help facilitate group discussion.
    • Please Register for ONLY One Session
    • Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. or Friday, April 10, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.- Indicate your preference in the body of your email.
  • The CDC Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 provides a good summary, practical tips, and links to reliable information.  
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a factsheet with details on how to talk with families/children about COVID-19.
  • Need help relaxing? These videos from MHealthy guide you through simple actions you can take.
  • MHealthy Guide to Well-Being During the COVID19 Pandemic
  • Helpful Tips for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety
  • Staying Psychologically Sound In Light Of Health Concerns From Coronavirus - Dr. Patricia Deldin about what to expect and ways to cope in light of those emotions most everyone is experiencing.
  • American Psychological Association Resources
  • Don’t Go Down a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral - Dr. Ethan Kross explains why the coronavirus is uniquely stressful, and what you can do to relieve your worries, while still keeping you and your family safe.
  • CAPS is providing both on-site and telephone counseling sessions.
  • Mood Lifters Meetings 
    • Coping with the coronavirus
    • Coping with social isolation and quarantine

Travel Policy

All Undergraduate University of Michigan Related Travel is prohibited. There are no exceptions.

All U-M faculty, staff and students traveling abroad for university-related purposes are required to register their travel plans.

To do so, use the travel registry

 

Supporting our Diverse Community

STAY INFORMED ABOUT BIAS & DISCRIMINATION IN RELATION TO COVID19

It is important that we all stay informed about the ways that the COVID-19 health crisis differentially impacts various communities and various members of our community. Below are articles that may help to highlight some important areas of concern:

Impact of COVID-19 planning for DACA Students

Impact of COVID-19 on low-income immigrant families

Racism/xenophobia in relation to COVID19
 

COMBATTING BIAS, REPORTING DISCRIMINATION, AND BEING AN ALLY

The Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON) reports that as of March 27, 2020 there have been more than 750 racially biased attacks against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the US. These attacks have come in relation to the Covid19 health crisis. As a department, we extend our support to the AAPI community and to all individuals and families who are especially vulnerable during this time.

RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

In the weeks and months ahead, students from various intersecting backgrounds will likely face unanticipated challenges and will need different kinds of supports. Below please find resources that we hope will be helpful.

SUPPORTS FOR WELL-BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

 

 

Community Outreach Opportunities

Washtenaw County

State of Michigan