Monday
05/14/18

Final Grades

Posted May 14, 2018 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point ValueFinal grades for Spring Semester 2018 should all be posted by the end of the third week in May.   A student’s grades can be found on the View My Grades page in their HUB Student Center.

To be considered in Minimal Good Standing at the University at Buffalo (UB), a student must have a semester grade point average and an overall UB grade point average of 2.00.

To determine a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa and course completion, a student would refer to their Academic Requirements report in their HUB Student Center.

If a student’s Academic Requirements report is not configured to the major desired, a student will need to run a What- if Report.

In early June the University will begin the Academic Standards Review Process.  Students whose overall grade point average is below a 2.0 will either be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Dismissal.  If a student falls into any of these categories, they should immediately contact an academic advisor.  A student can find their Advising Office location and phone number in the Advisor Box in their HUB Student Center, or refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.  If the student receives financial aid, or scholarships the student should immediately contact a financial aid advisor to determine how this might affect their continued eligibility to receive financial aid.

 

 

Tuesday
05/01/18

Feeling Stressed as the Final Exam Period Approaches?

Posted May 1, 2018 in Did You Know?, Time Management

Stress Management and Prevention

Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, the Student Life Gateway- Stress Management and Prevention page has tips and resources that you may find helpful.

Friday
04/27/18

Are you on track?

Posted April 27, 2018 in Exploring Majors & Careers, Grading

Picture show the component areas to earn a degree

 

Many of our currents students will have already registered for Fall Semester classes.  However that does not mean that there will not be points in the upcoming months in which a student might have to revisit and access their academic plan.  Here are some scenarios in which a student initiate future discussions with an academic advisor:

  • Final Grades for this semester should be posted by the end of May or early June.  If a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa (grades earned in Prerequisite courses) is below that major’s Acceptance Criteria baseline, it may be time to consider a different academic path.
  • Repeat prerequisite courses over the summer. In some cases a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa is below the required level, but close enough that repeating a prerequisite course might make sense.
  • Student decides to switch to a new major and wants to know how to be accepted into that program, and also get a sense of how long it will take to complete.
  • A student might also have completed a course whose initial purpose was to satisfy a UB Curriculum requirement, but now find that they want to take another course in that area.  Should they consider a minor in that subject.  A Minor typically requires at least 18 credit hours (six courses).

Do you know where to go speak with an academic advisor?  In you HUB Student Center, you will see an Advisor box on the right hand side of the page.  In that box you will see the Advising Office that you are currently assigned to, and their address and phone number.  You can also find contact information for Advising Offices using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Wednesday
04/25/18

Celebration of Student Academic Excellence – Thursday, 4/26/2018

Posted April 25, 2018 in Did You Know?

Image showing the Poster Session at the Celebration of Academic Excellence in the foyer or the Center for the Arts

The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence will be taking place on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Come join the UB community as we gather to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty, and research mentors. The event will feature presentations from students participating in research and creative works followed by a formal recognition ceremony with President Tripathi honoring select individuals for their contributions to academic excellence.

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1-2:30 p.m., Center for the Arts

 

 

Wednesday
03/28/18

What can I do with a major in…? (Workshop)

Posted March 28, 2018 in Exploring Majors & Careers

If you’re deciding on a major or wondering how your major will connect to a career, don’t miss this skillshop. You’ll learn about tools and strategies to help you choose a major Plus learn about the many career possibilities related to your major.

Register by joining the What can I do with a major in…? event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Student Union (SU) – Room 330

 Sponsored by: Career Services

Sunday
03/25/18

Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess

Posted March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Calendar View - Week 8 - Spring Semester 2018

Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess:

Sunday, March 25, 2018 through Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday
03/23/18

Gear Up For Registration – Fall Semester 2018

Posted March 23, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

Visual graphic showing some of the HUB links a student will use in preparation for class registration for the upcoming semester semester

  1. You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how things are going this semester, and your upcoming plans. You can find the location and phone number of your Assigned Advising Center in your Student Center – Advisor Box.
  2. You should check the Student Center – Holds Box on a weekly basis. If you see a Hold listed, click the Details link to find information as to resolving the Hold as soon as possible. A Hold will prevent you from Adding and or Dropping classes.
  3. Do you know when you can begin to register for Fall Semester 2018 classes? No, then check the Enrollment Date box.
  4. How are you doing this semester? Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades? If not, click on the View My Grades or Grades link, and then select the Mid-term Grades tab. Read more about the Mid-Semester Review Process. If you have Mid-term grades of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or Letter Grades lower than “C”, you should speak with your instructor immediately. Note the last day to Resign Spring 2018 15-week classes will be Friday, April 20, 2018.
  5. Which courses do you plan on taking next semester? Perhaps some that will be used toward Acceptance Criteria for your intended major, or for the major, or to satisfy UB Curriculum areas and Pathways (Path Finder Tool). The first place to look for information about Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements for is open the Program Requirements tab for a given major the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. The 4-year Curricular Plans have been reformatted (here is an example of a 4-year Curricular Plan for Geological Sciences BS.
  6. Once you understand the information from the Undergrad Catalog, using the My Requirements report in HUB will be much easier. If you have already selected your Pathways courses to HUB, you can click on your HUB Academic Planner, and assign courses to a particular semester.
  7. Once you have identified which courses you hope to take, use the Schedule Builder to create sample schedules. When you find a schedule you want, you can send it to the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Note: Adding courses to your cart does not guarantee that they will still be open when you register. You will probably want to run the Schedule Builder the evening before your Enrollment Date.
  8. Using the Enroll link, you will be able to start registering for your Fall Semester 2018 classes at 7:00 a.m. on the date listed in the Enrollment Date box (#3 in the diagram). Make sure that you do not have any HOLDs showing in the Hold box.
Tuesday
03/20/18

How should I plan out my UB Curriculum courses?

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

A visual example of which UB Curriculum courses to take in which semester. Your sequence of courses should be discussed with your academic advisor.

To help you plan your future semester, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.

You will want to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress and academic plans.

  • Fall Registration (and Summer) – schedule an appointment in March or April
  • Spring Registration – schedule an appointment in October or November.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

Tuesday
03/20/18

UB Curriculum Milestones added to your HUB Student Center

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Slide 1: New Box in HUB: Milestones

Your HUB Student Center has a new box: Milestones. Currently displaying UB Curriculum areas

(Click image to view in full screen)

The next time you log into your HUB Student Center, you will notice a new box on the right hand side of the page:  Milestones Box.

Currently the Milestone Box is only listing four Milestone categories from the UB Curriculum:  Capstone, Foundation, Pathways, and UB Seminar. There are four Milestone Status statements: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Ineligible.


Slide 2:

If you are a new student, some of your classes may work toward satisfying a UB Curriculum (UBC) area.  The UB Curriculum Areas are:

  • UB Seminar (must be taken in your first semester at UB)
  • UBC FoundationsCommunication Literacy sequence (two courses). Most first semester first year students will satisfy the Communication Literacy 1 requirement by taking ENG 105.  After a student has completed the Communication Literacy 1 requirement, they can then take a course from the Communication Literacy 2 listing (this should be done in consultation with an academic advisor).
  • Foundations:  Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (one course)
  • Foundations:  Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Two lectures and one associated lab from Approved List)
  • Foundations:  Diversity Learning (one course)
  • Pathways use the Pathfinder Tool to select three courses to satisfy a specific Thematic Pathway, and three different courses to satisfy a specific Global Pathway.
  • UBC Capstone taken in the semester in which you are finishing your last UB Curriculum course.  Typically taken in either the second-semester of Junior year or the first-semester of Senior year.

There are currently four Milestone disignations: In Progress; Completed, Not Started, and Ineligible(Click image to view in full screen)


Slide 3:

You will use the HUB Academic Requirements report to plan and track your progress toward completing University Degree Requirements.  You will start using it in your first semester, and continue each semester thereafter to refer to it to determine your progress toward:

  • Meeting Acceptance Criteria for your major
  • Completing all requirements for your major
  • Satisfying UBC areas
  • Meeting or exceeding criteria as detailed in the University Degree Requirements section

When you File for Graduation, Degree Auditors from the Office of the Register will use the Academic Requirements report to start the review process to determine if you meet all University Degree Requirements.

 

You will track your progress toward completing all Degree Requirements using the HUB My Requirements report

(Click image to view in full screen)

Sunday
03/11/18

Week 7 – Spring Semester 2017

Posted March 11, 2018 in Spring Semester 2018

Week 7 – Spring Semester 2018:

Sunday, March 11, 2018 through Saturday, March 17, 2018