Learn about the available tools and resources to be a successful student. Resources include time management and academic integrity tips, tutoring, Fogler Library, Accessibility services, and more.
Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine is the largest research library in Maine, with a 150-year history supporting the faculty, students, and staff of the University as well as residents of the State of Maine.
Fogler Library is the regional depository for federal government publications and an official depository for Canadian federal and Maine state government publications. The library is also the designated State Research Library for Business, Science, and Technology, and is the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center in Maine
The primary goal of the University of Maine Student Accessibility Services is to create educational access for students with disabilities at UMaine by providing or coordinating disability accommodations, giving information about the University and available resources to students and families and educating the campus community. Some of the services provided or coordinated for students with disabilities include testing accommodations, note takers, ordering alternate format texts, classroom relocation, and advisement on disability issues.
The University of Maine’s VETS Office serves student veterans as they apply to, attend and advance beyond UMaine. The Veterans Office connects student veterans with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. This includes help navigating the admissions process, applying for financial aid and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, academic assistance and preparing to re-enter the workforce.
The Career Center staff are excited to work with online learners on everything from resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, interview coaching, career/graduate school counseling and more! As a newly admitted student, you can register for CareerLink. This is an employment database we offer to all of our students, that will provide information on career opportunities in all areas of the country. It is never too early to see what is out there!
Learning to manage your time can be critical to your success as an online student.
BBC [BBC Learning English]. (2017, November 15). Study Skills – Managing your Time [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGr46kYMEQQ
Netiquette is the guidelines for internet etiquette. This includes, but is not limited to, proper formatting of emails, not posting comments that are hurtful to others, and being a professional in the online setting. Similar to in-person etiquette, netiquette provides rules for conducting oneself in an online social situation.
The University of Maine Writing Center works with all students and faculty on any kind of composition at any point in the process. Our mission is to create a lasting and positive relationship between writers and their writing through peer-to-peer collaboration.
VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing & Library Tutors), provides synchronous and asynchronous help for writing, research, and the technology you need to succeed in your courses.
Academic honesty is very important. It is dishonest to cheat on exams, to copy term papers, to submit papers written by another person, to fake experimental results, or to copy or reword parts of books or articles into your own papers without appropriately citing the source. Students committing or aiding in any of these violations may be given failing grades for an assignment or for an entire course, at the discretion of the instructor. In addition to any academic action taken by an instructor, these violations are also subject to action under the University of Maine Student Conduct Code. The maximum possible sanction under the student conduct code is dismissal from the University.
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Finish online orientation by completing the post-orientation form by summarizing what you learned from this online orientation and letting the UMaineOnline advisors know if there is anything you had further questions about. We look forward to hearing from you!