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Office of Student Success

North Foundation Hall Rm 157
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-4480
Fax: (248) 370-4485

Academic Empowerment Series

The Academic Empowerment Series (AES) was designed with student’s academic success in mind!  This online 10 module series in e-Space is available to undergraduate students to enhance understanding of study skills and apply concepts and methods toward their academic success.

Get started on the Academic Empowerment Series
What is AES?

The Academic Empowerment Series (AES) is a 10 module series in e-Space with knowledge to empower students to be successful.  Each module is approximately 20-25 minutes long, with a short quiz at the end to pass (4/5 or 5/5) and earn a badge. 

All students start with module 1, "Design Your Own Life Plan", that has students explore what motivates them.  Complete the quiz, earning a score of 4/5 or 5/5 and then the other 9 modules will be opened to the student.

Access to AES
  • Access to the Academic Empowerment Series is easy! 
    • If you are an enrolled student at OU and want to access the AES, click on the button above or here for the login page. Use your NetID and password, click on "Enroll Me" at the bottom of the page and then you'll be able to start with Module 1: Motivation – Design your own life plan    
  • Technology Requirements:
    • Any updated web browser (Chrome, FireFox, etc.) will work fine for this course. Internet Explorer is not recommended.
    • A computer with dependable internet connection is required.
    • Have a plan to use another computer if your computer/internet fails (library, friend, family member’s computer/internet).
    • Contact e-LIS for any eSpace support Help: (248) 805-1625.
    • Contact the Helpdesk for any other help you may need at (248) 370-HELP.
10 Modules

The ten modules for the AES are:

Beginning module everyone completes: Motivation – Design your own life plan        

  1. After completing and passing Motivation, ALL other modules become available!
  2. Metacognition and the Metacognitive Process
  3. Time Management: Priorities, Pitfalls, & Time Robbers
  4. Time Management: Methods to Manage Your Time
  5. Bounce Back with Grit
  6. Sleep: A Key to Student Success
  7. Memory: How do I Learn in College?
  8. Nutrition for Student Success
  9. Stress Less
  10. Success Begins with You

Course completion depends on a student’s academic status. 

Students who successfully complete ALL ten modules will earn a badge, and receive an Academic Empowerment Kit from the Office of Student Success. 

  1. AES is a required stipulation for students who either submitted an academic dismissal appeal OR have been readmitted. These students are required to complete specific AES modules within a set time frame of being enrolled in the AES.
  2. AES is strongly advised for students who are on either academic probation or continued probation (overall GPA is below 2.0). It is recommended to complete the AES at the beginning of the semester to then adapt and prevail in your classes!
  3. AES is encouraged for students who are in good standing (overall GPA of 2.0 or higher) who want to do even better in their academics. Also recommended to complete at the beginning of the semester or in the middle to be reignited and finish strong!