Content Updated on March 26, 2020 at 4:09pm

This page contains important information and resources to assist you in navigating through the current U-M and College of Pharmacy precautions during COVID-19.

Please check back to this page often as the content will be updated regularly with new information and resources.

Current Updates and Resources during COVID-19

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Current Communication Updates

    NEW - March 26, 2020 1:20PM - BSPS Updates and Pass/NRC Grading for Winter 2020 from Crystal Gregory

    March 23, 2020: Students should no longer use rooms at the College of Pharmacy for studying.  Please see Governor Whitmer Executive Order  "Stay Home, Stay Safe".

    Coping Skills and Emotional Well-Being Practices

    March 15, 2020 10:09AM - COP Facilities Note from Pat Greeley

    March 14, 2020 6:10AM - BSPS Student Update from Matt Holliday

    March 13, 2020 9:12PM - COVID-19 and the College of Pharmacy from Dean Dalton

  • Classes

    We will be conducting our classes remotely

    • Courses will continue to be offered in either an asynchronous (e.g., recorded lectures available by the scheduled class time) or synchronous (technology facilitating live remote class that occurs during usual class time) fashion. Course coordinators will let you know the online learning option for each course via a Canvas announcement.
    • Faculty will make in-person or remote office hours available to you.
  • Exams

    We will also be giving all exams – even the Final Exams – remotely.  ExamSoft - Examplify Support is a document that provides troubleshooting information when taking remote exams, including contact information in the event you need help. Print/take a picture of this document or write down the numbers so you can access them during an exam when the LockDown feature is activated. Do it now before a problem occurs! 

    • Any midterm exams will be administered remotely at home. Course coordinators will let you know how the exam will be administered (ExamSoft, Canvas, other). 
      • Midterm exams will be administered during their scheduled time, as posted on the exam schedule
      • Accommodations for online exams coordinated through Student Services will continue to be provided, as appropriate. 
      • Live IT/tech support will be available during all exams. A resource guide and phone number will be provided soon. 
      • Faculty may choose to modify their plan for exams for the duration of the semester. Course coordinators will assess the exam materials to ensure the exam can be completed within the scheduled time. Any changes will be announced by the course coordinator. We don’t anticipate any exam dates moving at this time beyond the ones we had to change when classes were cancelled this week.  
    • Final exams will also be administered remotely at home at their scheduled times.
    • All students are expected to abide by the College’s policy on academic integrity.
  • Report Online/Remote Learning Concerns

    Please use this form to provide feedback about the transition to online/ remote teaching (questions, concerns, or feedback more broadly):

    docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Elo8fZEl16QN_Us2MEkht2SyQi5FIie3hRpNZRTqo3Y/edit#gid=0.

  • Advising & Counseling

    Advising

    Please continue to use my Calendly link to make, reschedule, or cancel advising appointments. You can also email me to find an alternate appointment time if you have conflicts during these openings.

    www.calendly.com/mattholliday

    Instead of meeting in person, I will email you a BlueJeans meeting invitation on the day of your appointment. Alternatively, you can email me a phone number to call you if you will not have access to a computer. As always, please proactively cancel and reschedule your meeting if you have a conflict with the time you originally selected.

  • How to be successful with this new teaching pedagogy
    • Reflect on how you might need to adapt the strategies that have helped you become successful at UM. It might seem basic, but please think how you use your time, learn lecture material, and review for exams. We strongly encourage you to ask faculty for help when needed.
    • Success this semester will require some extra discipline on your part to stay on top of your coursework and you probably should put together a calendar for yourselves to keep up with the material. 
    • Matt Holliday will be holding advising appointments for the duration of the semester and you are encouraged to meet with him during this semester.
  • Questions

    If you have questions:

    • Individual course questions - your course coordinator
    • Office hours/content from a lecture - individual faculty member teaching the course
    • Technology- Brian Vanderziel bvanderz@med.umich.edu
    • Advising, Support and any other questions:  Matt Holliday – mhollid@med.umich.edu
  • College Resources and Support

    NEW - Zoom Videoconferencing at U-M (not HIPAA/PHI Compliant)

    ExamSoft - Examplify Support

    COP ITS – Tutorials & Documentation

    COP Facilities: Students are allowed to use COP facilities for studying, accessing the internet, small group gatherings, etc.

    IT Support: Campus and college IT support will continue to be available.

  • Additional Resources

    NEW - Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan (DSHIP) - Special Enrollment Period until April 6, 2020 at 11:59pm

    U-M Libraries: Simplifying Access to Research Journals While Off Campus

    Transportation and Parking Update  - March 17 4:25PM by U-M

    Food Resources

    If you are concerned about food, M&B Pantry still is serving our students in need of food, for those who are remaining on campus for financial/personal reasons.  There are additional resources highlighted on the Food Gatherer’s website as well:  foodgatherers.org/needfood

    Housing Issues

    If anyone is experiencing any housing issues/concerns please let Dean Nelson know.  Also, if anyone has room to host a classmate that does have a housing issue, or knows of available short term housing options, please let Dean Nelson know.

    International Students and PostDocs

    For international students, today the International Center launched a new resource page on COVID-19 resources for international students.  This is a good place to go for any immigration and status questions.

    Well-Being Resources

    Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID

    Maintain Your Emotional Well-being During COVID-19

    CAPS Services