Below you'll find resources which offer Wayne State students access to virtual academic assistance. The University's student services staff is available to ensure you meet your online learning goals.
Enroll in The Effective Online Learner- a Canvas course designed to offer you a variety of remote learning tips and resources organized into topic-based modules for your conveneince.
Short on time? Get a jumpstart with our 8 quick tips for being a successful online student. Keep these suggestions on hand by downloading to your device.
- The Student Introduction to Canvas will get you started and show you how to participate in your courses using Canvas tools.
- Academic Success Center: Your one-stop-shop for remote learning support:
- Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL): Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and Course Study Groups. Check out PAL's Fall 2020 publication of Tutoring Connections.
- Study Skills Academy: Evidence-based study strategies to enhance learning and academic performance, including One-on-One Study Skills Counseling, Procrastination Accountability groups, and Succeeding in the Sciences groups
- Mathematics Literacy Services: Math-based study skills counseling and content knowledge assistance. Join the Math Literacy Services Remote Tutoring and Study Group's Canvas
- Keep up with the latest in the Learning Communities program by viewing their most current newsletter.
- The Wayne State Writing Center is a free, virtual service that offers 1:1 writing support for all WSU students and faculty. From the drafting process to the to the final review, they've got you covered.
- The Mathematics Resource Center (MRC) is a free online drop-in tutoring service provided by the Department of Mathematics for Wayne State students enrolled in mathematics classes.
- University Library System:
- Computing & Information Technology offers technology support for online classes, student resources, internet and cell service info, plus communication and file sharing
- Student Disability Services ensures access and inclusion for students with documented disabilities seeking academic accommodations and training in assistive technology
Adjusting to online learning can feel overwhelming. The tips and resources below can offer sustainable options to both prevent and manage stress.
- Stay connected. Take advantage of professors' online office hours, talk to a friend or peer mentor, and keep in touch with roommates and classmates as you can. Staying connected with friends and family can keep you grounded and motivated in times of uncertainty.
- Plan ahead to prevent future stress. Creating blocks of time to study is great, but staying productive during that time is essential to maintaining balance. Consider joining the Study Skills Academy's Procrastination Accountability Groups for a customized approach to staying on task.
- Make (and keep!) academic advising appointments. Your academic advisor is here for you and is an excellent source for guidance. Wayne State's advisors are prepared to offer appointments remotely. Navigate the University Advising Center's website for links to departmental advising and to schedule your appointment. Don't forget to check with your advisor before your appointment to ask how you can best prepare.
- Give your brain a boost with physical activity. Brain-dervived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein that's manufactured in the brain as a result of exercise. BDNF is referred to as the miracle gro of the brain, as it primes the brain for learning and encoding course material. View the offerings of the Recreation and Fitness Center's pre-recorded and live fitness classes to take advantage of this free service! The RFC is also open for in-person wellness services!
- Reprioritize sleep! The Study Skills Academy created a quick-read infographic which highlights how sleep quality impacts learning and stress.
- Be sure you know your financial aid status. The staff of the Student Service Center is working remotely and is ready to answer your questions.
- Attention Transfer Students: The Transfer Student Success Center is offering virtual appointments and programming. If you'd like to connect via chat, visit the Transfer Student Success Center site to access their live chat feature (found in the bottom right hand corner).
- Use your career goals as momentum. Career Services is offering a number of remote services including those pertaining to internships, career planning, and students employment.
- Graduating? Congrats! Career Services has a job searching during COVID guide just for you.
The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is working remotely and ready to help. To work virtually with a CAPS counselor, download the Teams app to a computer and/or smartphone and then call (313) 577-3398. They are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to provide you with an initial consultation.
Want a check up from your neck up? This free brief screening is the quickest way to determine if you should connect with a behavioral health professional. The screening is completely anonymous and confidential. Once you submit, your results, recommendations, and key resources become available.
If peer-to-peer counseling interests you, the Dean of Students Office — in collaboration with the College of Education Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations Division and CAPS — will offer free online sessions through the Warrior Chat program.
The School of Social Work published a useful guide, Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn about anxiety as a response and action-based ways to manage it.
Feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of illness?
Information on the Campus Health Center's coronavirus webpage will guide you through steps to take to seek medical assistance.
W Food Pantry- The W Food Pantry is currently open Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bags of supplies will be packaged in advance for pickups. Please complete our client intake form prior to picking up a bag to expedite service. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Warrior spirit isn't just confined to campus! You can stay engaged with other Warriors through the many activities being offered remotely through the Dean of Students Office (DOSO) and the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE). Visit DOSO's Get Virtually Involved or OMSE's events/programming page to learn more about ways to virtually connect with students and campus.
Wayne State is celebrating Mental Health Day on Friday, October 30th. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take part in activities throughout the day to enhance mental wellness.