Forward Together: Academic Support & Study Abroad

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Academic Advising

Your Academic Advisor is your main point of contact for questions about your course schedules and your progress to degree. Students can locate academic advisor information by accessing the “Advising” tab on the myMU portal.

Scroll down to the “Advisor Information” section. In this section, the Advisor Name, Advisor Type (Temporary, Major, Exploratory, MAAP), and Advisor Email Address are displayed.

  1. Students in their first semester (freshmen and transfer) work with advisors to create their first-semester schedule (Temporary).
  2. Continuing students have faculty advisors in their majors (Major).
  3. Students who have not yet declared a major are assigned to an advisor from the Academic Services team who will assist them in scheduling and selecting a major (Exploratory)
  4. Students who have been accepted to the Methodist Academic Achievement Program are provided an advisor from the Academic Services team for their first two semesters (MAAP).

If you need help finding a fall semester schedule that will allow you to complete your coursework remotely because of Covid-19 health concerns, please send a request to Dr. Tina Miller (tmiller@methodist.edu). Dr. Miller will work with Academic Advisors to do everything possible to provide a remote schedule that keeps you on your degree path, but options may be limited.


Accessibility & Disability Services

The Office of Accessibility & Disability Services remains committed to providing services to our students with diagnosed disabilities to provide equal access to education. Due to the need to ensure that students are practicing social distancing and that our office continues to provide quality service and operation, please note the following operational changes:

Meetings: appointment only

  • Accessibility & Disability Services encourages students to schedule virtual meetings (chat, email, phone, zoom) when possible
  • Face-to-face meetings will be offered when possible and appropriate by appointment only
  • Intake/medical documentation/appointment requests should be emailed directly to: cawilliams@methodist.edu

Instructor accommodation/notification forms

  • Students should request accommodation forms via email or phone call
  • Students will be given a time for pick up or notified that notification will be send digitally to faculty (when possible)
  • No walk-ins will be permitted

Test/Exam Proctoring: appointment only

  • Students must schedule and reserve a proctoring appointment.
  • Scheduling: Send an email to cawilliams@methodist.edu to schedule your appointment
  • No walk-ins will be permitted due to a reduced space capacity and the need to maintain social distancing
  • Students will be encouraged to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to appointment or scheduled testing time as we will not permit students to wait inside of the center
  • Face coverings must be worn
  • The office has reconfigured furniture inside of the testing center to reduce capacity and allow for physical distancing within the testing room
  • Students will be asked to check in using a paperless procedure which will be communicated with students at a later date

Contact

Charmagne Williams: cawilliams@methodist.edu or (910) 630-7402


The Writing Center

The Writing Center continues to offer writing support and coaching to individuals and groups, and to faculty and staff as well as students. All writing consultations are conducted online, either in live teleconferences or telephone conversations, or with written feedback. Requests for in-person consultations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students can schedule their consultations at https://methodist.mywconline.com/index.php?.

The Writing Center staff will be available, with appropriate social distancing, to help students set up their writing consultations and find other resources.

Questions? Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.


Tutoring & Testing Center

The Monarch Tutoring & Testing Center will utilize Zoom sessions for the majority of tutoring appointments, study groups, test reviews, success coaching and study skills.

A limited number of in-person sessions, with appropriate social distancing and wearing of face coverings, will be available by appointment.

Click this link to schedule an appointment with a peer tutor.

Please schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance by contacting Quincy Malloy, Director at qmalloy@methodist.edu.


Center for Student Success and Student Solutions

We in the Center for Student Success and the Student Solutions office are here to ensure that our student is going to continue the pathways to success throughout their MU Journey. There may be many questions to be asked and to be honest we may not have all the answers. However, we are a gateway for students and families to find those answers to best help you adapt to the many changes. If you have any questions you can email or call our office at:

Tavares Hunter, Director, Center for Student Success
tthunter@methodist.edu
(910) 630-7249

Jimarr Williams, Student Solutions Coordinator
jiwilliams@methodist.edu
(910) 480-8513


Study Abroad

All Study Abroad programs previously scheduled for the Fall 2020 Semester have been canceled. A decision on Spring/Summer 2021 Short-Term and Faculty-Led programs will be made in early September 2020.

Questions? Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.