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FIRE Semester 1

Fall 2020 Experience Guide

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FIRE Semester 1 Fall 2020 

Cluster & Stream Selection Guide

FIRE Semester 1 - Fall 2020 Cluster & St

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(Updated: 10/27)

FIRE Semester 3

Fall 2020

Experience Guide

FIRE Semester 3 - Fall 2020 Student Guid

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We are working, learning and living through an unprecedented and challenging time. I do not know any more than you when FIRE’s education and research engagements will return to what we once called “normal”.

 

That said, I am confident that every single FIRE faculty and staff member will work tirelessly this year to deliver on our mission: fearless research driving fearless career readiness.

 

In June we started planning for the strong possibility our work with you this semester would be exclusively online. Three months of hard thinking, discussion and professional development has empowered FIRE to make this reality meaningful, productive and empowering. Welcome to (or back to) The University of Maryland, FIRE and a unique time in our lives together.

Here we go.

Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience

CONTACT FIRE LEADERSHIP

Do you need assistance with your FIRE research stream or courses?  Please reach out to us at any time.  We will have additional information soon about how you can use Slack to reach us for live video or chat-based assistance.

Director: Dr. Patrick Killion
Phone: 301-405-0057
Email: pkillion@umd.edu

Associate Director: Dr. Ian Page
Phone: 301-405-5849
Email: ibpage@umd.edu

STUDENT LIFE

Please be sure you are getting the personal, academic, and professional support you need to succeed in all of your UMD courses.

FIRE recommends you become familiar with:

  • COVID-19 RESOURCES
    The university has the HEAL line at (301-405-4325).  The HEAL line is intended for those who screen positive, believe they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19. 

    The Counseling Center has a broad range of COVID-19 Care & Support Resources.

     

  • KEEP LEARNING
    UMD has worked to aggregate many technology and learning services in one place.  Please visit Keep Learning @ UMD to learn more about the Fall semester, ways to academically succeed and solutions to technology problems.
     

  • THE COUNSELING CENTER
    The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social, and academic success of UMD students.

    The Counseling Center will be offering wellness workshops throughout the fall semester.

     

  • THE TUTORING CENTER
    The University is committed to academic excellence and provides a variety of tutoring and other academic resources to support student success.
     

  • THE CAREER CENTER
    The University Career Center & The President’s Promise provides comprehensive career assistance for all students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Designed to support students through each stage of their career development, the Center offers an array of resources, services, and programs that empower students to pursue their ambitions and navigate a meaningful career journey.

     

  • STUDENT SUCCESS OFFICE
    The Student Success Office has a broad range of support available for students seeking tutoring, financial assistance, information on academic policies, and health and wellness services. 
     

  • 4Maryland
    Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
    UMD has been working collaboratively across campus to develop a plan to ensure all operations and courses are safe, coordinated, and in line with state and national guidance.

TECHNOLOGY

The following is a list of resources that will help ensure you and your computer are ready for the engagement.

  • TERPMAIL
    Several FIRE services (Google Shared drives and Slack) require you to have an active Terpmail account working.  Please follow these steps to get this important UMD resource up and running!
     

  • TERPWARE
    Visit the UMD Terpware website and download and install software provided by your enrollment at UMD. 

    Even if you already have some of this software (Microsoft Office), it is recommended that you uninstall your existing version and install a full and complete version of the current version on Terpware. 

     

  • CHROME
    There are many web browsers, right?   FIRE highly recommends you adopt and use Google Chrome exclusively for your UMD courses. 

    We have found that most of the websites, applications, and extensions we use work best and most reliably with Chrome.  We have fixed many problems that students have by suggesting "Have you tried it in Chrome?".  So, just start with Chrome, and let's go from there.

     

  • GOOGLE DRIVE & GOOGLE APPS
    You have a huge amount of cloud storage available to you through your UMD Google account. 

    Install Google Drive File Stream on your computer to ensure all of your non-Google documents (Office, PDF, source code, etc) are automatically backed up as you work on them!

     

  • SLACK
    We will be using Slack for FIRE Semester 1 and some FIRE research streams.  Visit our dedicated page to learn more!
     

  • TECH HELP DESK
    Get help now with any technology issues that you are having (or call 301-405-1500).
     

  • LEARN ELMS & GET HELP
    Take advantage of this short tutorial, and get help when you need it.  You can also browse tutorials and ELMs support guides (or call 877-399-4090).  

University of Maryland

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience

Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning

Email: pkillion@umd.edu

Tel: 301-405-0057