Tuesday
02/11/20

UB Wellness Coaching: Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

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UB Wellness Coaching: Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

Taking a positive approach to personal development, Wellness Coaches focus on helping students set and achieve meaningful goals.

What is Wellness Coaching?

The UB Wellness Coaching Program seeks to help students define specific goals related to their overall health and wellness, and to identify and implement actionable steps to achieve their goals.

Using a strengths-based and non-judgmental approach, UB Wellness Coaches assist students in pursuing goals related to academic, physical, social, emotional, relational or spiritual wellness.

Examples of Wellness Coaching Topics

  • Academic Success
  • Active Living
  • Eating Habits
  • Financial Wellness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sleep Habits
  • Social Connection
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management

Who Can Benefit from Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaching is a short-term option for students who have a goal in mind and need help formulating a plan to reach that goal. Students meet with their coach for an initial 45-60 minute session to discuss goals, values, and motivations for making the behavior change. After that, students may meet with their coach to follow up one or more times for 20-30 minutes to adjust the strategy and assess progress.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 716-645-3636.
Monday
02/10/20

Have you selected your UB Curriculum (UBC) Pathway courses?

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UB Curriculum Pathways

The UB Curriculum Pathways are a series of courses linked together by a broad topic that you choose and examine through multiple perspectives. Through the Pathways you will develop a deep knowledge base in a chosen topic and learn how different disciplines approach a similar line of study.

You will find the Path Finder tool located in the Academic Progress tile or your HUB Student Center.

You should select your Pathway courses in your first semester at UB.

  • Use the Path Finder tool to select your Pathway courses.
  • When you save your Pathway selections to HUB, they first to your HUB Planner.
  • Use HUB Planner to assign  the courses to the semester in which you plan to take the course.
  • Once you have saved your semester choices in the Planner, your selections will then appear in your Academic Advising Report (AAR).
  • May be able to select Pathway courses from Schedule Builder

Sources

HUB Training Guides:

Monday
02/10/20

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule via your HUB Student Center?

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Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center. Go to your Manage Classes tile, and then click the View Exam Schedule tab.

Student Responsibility for Exam Conflicts

Beginning in the fall 2014 term final exam information will be available one week prior to the start of fall classes.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

  • Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
  • Two exams occurring at the same time
  • When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for spring or summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.

Final Exam Scheduled for More Than One Classroom

If your final exam is assigned to more than one classroom, contact your instructor during the last week of classes to determine where to report for the exam.

Source: Register – Final Exam Schedule

HUB Training Tutorial: View Exam Schedule

Friday
01/17/20

Can you earn better grades? But unsure how to go about it?

Need to improve your grades? Consider take LAI 203: Academic Success Strategies

Consider taking: LAI 203: Academic Success Strategies

Course Description:
This course is designed for continuing students who need more focus on study skills and time management to be able to meet the challenges of academic courses.

The course provides opportunities to develop a mindset and series of strategies that if used and applied will help the student to achieve success.

The course will give the student exposure to critical thinking skills and theories along with application throughout the semester and beyond.

Wednesday
01/15/20

Financial Liability Deadlines

Per SUNY policy, when you register, you assume responsibility for paying all tuition and fees associated with your enrollment/registration. You must pay even if you did not attend a single class unless you have dropped or resigned your courses according to the published deadlines. This applies to those who are withdrawing from the university OR those who have fallen below full-time status.

If you have received Title IV financial aid (Pell, Perkins, SEOG, Direct Loans) for the semester you resign, you should examine the Policy Statement for the Adjustment of Financial Aid Due to Discontinuance of Study.

Source: Student Accounts – Financial Liability Deadlines

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Financial Liability Deadlines – Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2020 Financial Liability Deadlines

  • 30% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 4 –   Monday, February 10, 2020
  • 50% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 11 – Monday, February 17, 2020
  • 70% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 18 – Monday, February 24, 2020
  • 100% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 25 – last day to resign, April 17, 2020

Before you Drop or Resign Classes

Before Dropping or Resigning from classes you should always consult with an academic advisor and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).

Friday
01/10/20

Spring Semester 2020 Important Dates

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  • Spring semester classes begin: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Spring Recess: Monday, March 16   – Sunday, March 21, 2020
  • Classes resume: Monday, March 22, 2020
  • Last day of classes: Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Reading Days Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10
  • Semester Final Examinations Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020
  • Commencement Weekend Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Final Grades Posted 3rd week in May 2020

Source: Official Academic Calendar 2019-2020 and Registrar – Grading

Tuesday
01/07/20

Have you Checked your Fall Semester Final Grades

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Finding your Final Grades in HUB

  1. To view your Final Grades you will need to login into MyUB and then click the HUB Student Center tab.
  2. Click the Grades and Awards tile.
  3. You will land on the Grades page, and this will show you the Final Grades for the most recent completed semester/session.

How a Grades Point Average is Computed

A Grade Point Average (gpa) is computed by diving the total number of Grade Points earned by the total number of Credit Hours attempted. How to Compute a Grade Point Average.

Assessing your Final Grades

To further understand your final grades, you will want to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog: Explanation of Grades section.

Assessing your Final Grades and your Progress to Satisfying Acceptance Criteria for your Major

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You will find your Academic Advising Report (AAR), in the Academic Progress tile of your HUB Student Center.

After selecting the Academic Advising Report link, scroll down the report the Acceptance Criteria Section.  Here you will find the listing of the Acceptance Criteria courses that have been completed, in-progress, or yet to be taken.  You will also find your Acceptance Criteria grade point average in this section.

If your semester Grade Point Average is below a 2.00, you are not in Good Academic Standing.  If you receive Financial Aid, this may affect your aid eligibility for the upcoming semester.  You should discuss with a Financial Aid Advisor as soon as possible by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.   Additionally, you may need to either adjust your schedule and or change your major. To find your assigned Advising Office click the Advisors link in Academic Progress tile.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
12/13/19

What is behind the tiles in New HUB Student Center layout?

The new HUB Student Center Layout has seven tiles. This article will list the functions behind the four academic tiles: To-Do, Manage Classes, Academic Progress, and Grades/Awards

Your HUB Student Center has a new look. On the HUB Student Center Page, there are currently seven tiles:

  • To-Do
  • Manage Classes
  • Academic Progress
  • Grades / Awards
  • Billing / Payments
  • Financial Aid / Scholarships
  • Profile

What’s behind the Tiles?

To-Do tile

  • Holds and Completed Agreements
  • Helpful Resources

Manage Classes

  • View My Class Schedule
  • Weekly Schedule
  • Schedule Builder
  • Select Classes
  • Shopping Cart
  • Search by Requirements (AAR – Academic Advising Report)
  • Drop Classes
  • Swap Classes
  • Enrollment Dates
  • View Exam Schedule
  • Browse Course Catalog
  • Planner
  • Enrollment Verification

Academic Progress

  • Your Academic Advisor
  • Academic Advising Report (AAR)
  • Path Finder (component of the UB Curriculum)
  • Transfer Credit Report
  • Academic Program Information
  • What-if AAR Report
  • Milestones
  • Apply for Graduation
  • Helpful Resources

Grades / Awards

  • Grades
  • Course History
  • Request Official Transcript
  • View Unofficial Transcript
  • Honors and Awards
Monday
12/09/19

Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2020 – Academic Calendar

Date Event
Monday, January 27, 2020 Classes Begin
Monday, March 16 – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Spring Recess
Monday, March 23, 2020 Classes Resume
Friday, May 8, 2020 Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Reading Days
Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020 Semester Final Examinations
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 Commencement Weekend
Tuesday
11/26/19

How much time will you need to devote to a Winter Session Class?

Do you know how many hours you will need to devote to a Winter Session course?

Let’s start by looking at the time required for a 3.0 credit hour 15-week course.  Over the course of the semester a student would attend 45 hours of lecture.  Faculty typically expect that student will spend two hours outside of class per credit learning the material.  For a 15-week class this would mean 90 hours spent learning the material and preparing for test, projects, papers, and or final exam. Over the course of a semester a student is expected to devote 45 hour of classroom and 90 hours on out of class learning, for a total of 135 hours per 3.0 credit hour course.

Winter Session courses are typically three weeks in duration.

So if a student is supposed to devote at least 135.0 hours per 3.0 credit hour class, how many hours should a student plan on devoting to a winter session course? If we divide 135.0 by 3 (the number of weeks in a Winter Session course), a student should spend 45 hours per week on a 3-week winter session course.

Minimal hours required for Winter Session courses

  • 3.0 credit hour class:  45 hours of instruction + 90 hours outside of class = 135 hours in total, or an average of 45 hours per week
  • 4.0 credit hour class: 60 hours of instruction + 120 hours outside of class = 180 hours in total, or an average of 60 hours per week
  • 5.0 credit hour class: 75 hours of instruction + 150 hours outside of class = 225 hours in total, or an average of 73 hours per week