Tuesday
10/20/20

Have you selected your UB Curriculum Pathways Courses?

Graphic that show how to begin the process of selecting your UB Curriculum apathways courses.

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:

Wednesday
09/16/20

Creating your Study Plan Template in an on-line Calendar – Step 1: Entering your Semester Classes

Where are you going to enter information for your Study Plan?

  1. From each course syllabi ,use a color high lighter to highlight the date, time, and location for each assignment, quiz, test, paper, project, or presentation.
  2. Decide upon what type of planner you will use.  Some students prefer to use a paper planner, others use an on-line calendar. Your UBmail is powered by Google, so some UB students are creating a Study Plan in Google Calendar.
  3. Some students may use a desk sized calendar
  4. Some students will also incorporate a wipeboard.

A graphic showing showing a weekly view of a class schedule

Enter your Class (Synchronized courses)  into Calendar

Is one of your semester goals to do well in your semester classes?  If so, then you will want to start by creating your own Study Plan Template using your online Calendar.  Once you have this calendar set up for the semester, you can synch it with your phone, and even add reminders.

Synchronous Courses Synchronous” describes remote courses that occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means all faculty and students will participate in the course at the same time per the schedule. Course information will be shared during this scheduled time. All students are required to participate in class activities at the scheduled time. You will know your class is synchronous because there will be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Print out a copy of your Semester Class Schedule
  2. Open up your on-line Calendar.  Your UBmail is Powered by Google, so you might find it beneficial to use the Google Calendar.
  3. In most cases you want to initially just view the week from Monday through Friday. But if you have a Lab on Saturday, you will want to see Monday through Saturday.
  4. Enter the first class from your schedule into the first meeting of the class. A pop up box will show up
  5. Add Title – example PSY 101 – Lecture
  6. Select the Time Range for the class (Start time and End time) – Example 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  7. Click the “Does not repeat” drop down arrow.  Then select Custom, from here you can select the days of the week that the course is offered. Example: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you have an in-person class, then you will also enter the Location (Building and room number) for that class.
  8. End date, select Custom recurrence and from the calendar select the last meeting time for this course.

Create your own meeting pattern for courses on your schedule that do not list a meeting pattern.

Asynchronous Courses: “Asynchronous” describes remote courses that do not occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means students are able to participate in and complete their coursework on their own schedule. Faculty may provide recorded lectures or videos for review. Students may also be asked to participate in discussion boards with their classmates. You will know your class is asynchronous because there will not be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Look at the your calendar, and find time slots that are open ideally either three days a week for an hour, or two days a week for an hour and a half.
  2. Try to keep breaks of at least an hour between your classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
09/09/20

Study Abroad Information Sessions – Fall 2020

Dear Students,

We hope this message finds you all safe and well! The Study Abroad Programs Team is available remotely this fall to help you plan your future study abroad experience. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! An appointment is not required to join the Virtual Office Hours via Zoom. We are also happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments with our Study Abroad Program Advisors to answer any questions you may have.

You are also invited to attend our Study Abroad Information Sessions as well as the UB & SUNY Virtual Study Abroad Fairs!

Ø  STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Thinking about participating in a future study abroad program? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Study Abroad Programs Staff will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships—focusing on 2021 programs and beyond! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesday, September 8 from 2:30PM – 3:30PM – Zoom Link
  • Monday, October 5 from 10:30AM – 11:30AM – Zoom Link
  • Friday, November 13 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Link

Ø  SUNY VIRTUAL STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Every year study abroad offices across SUNY come together to host fairs at each participating campus to showcase the many opportunities students have to go abroad. This year the fair will be completely virtual via CareerEco! The fair will consist of chat rooms hosted by each participating campus. Students can sign in anytime during the three hours and use text or video to ask questions to program representatives and advisors. Click here to pre-register for the SUNY Virtual Study Abroad Fair.

  • Wednesday, September 9 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM

   **SAVE THE DATE: UB will also host its own Virtual Study Abroad Fair via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Registration details coming soon!

We wish you a successful fall semester and look forward to connecting with you soon!

Sincerely,

 

Karen & the Study Abroad Programs Team

 Karen Joppe

Study Abroad Advising Assistant

P: 716-645-3912  |  E: karentho@buffalo.edu

201 Talbert Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1604

When will #UBabroad?

*Virtual office hours via Zoom are available M-F from 8:30am – 4:30pm*

Friday
08/28/20

Have you download the UB Navigate App?

Navigate is an app that will help you manage your academic journey and connect effectively with the full range of resources at UB.

Use Navigate to:

  • Make an appointment. Instantly schedule a meeting with an academic advisor or tutor.
  • Set alerts and reminders. Stay on top of your to-do list and important deadlines.
  • Locate campus resources. Connect to resources and support throughout campus.
  • Sync your class schedule with your phone calendar. See your whole schedule in one calendar view.
  • Find Study Buddies. Start or join a study group with other students from your classes.
  • Explore majors. Discover best-fit majors and career information.

Student Success Gateway – Introducing Navigate

Wednesday
08/19/20

Course Information You Will Need When Ordering Your Textbooks

Ordering your textbooks

You will need to know some specific course information when ordering your text books.  You will find this information in your HUB Student Center.  With this information you will order your textbooks through the University Bookstore.

Graphic showing where to find course information to use when ordering textbooks. Refer to body text for written steps

Step 1 – Create a list of your Classes + Class Sections

  1. Open your HUB Student Center, and select the Manage Classes square. The default page for the Manage Classes section is View My Classes.
  2. You will want to know the Course abbreviation and Number (example PSY 101) and the Section. Some courses only has one component (example LEC = Lecture, or SEM = Seminar)
  3. Some courses may have more than one component, and there may be materials required for each component.

Course Component Abbreviations

  • LEC = Lecture
  • LR = Lecture + Recitation
  • LLR = Lecture + Lab = Recitation
  • LLB = Lecture + Lab
  • LD = Lecture + Discussion
  • SEM = Seminar

Step 2 – Visit the University Bookstore On-line

  1. Go to the University Bookstore.  The University Bookstore is a private company and therefore you will need to create an account with them. Your UB ID and password will not work for their site.  To create a University Bookstore account, click on the Sign in link at the top of the page. You should then see a Create Account link.
  2. Have you list of courses and sections
  3. Once your account has been created and you have logged in, then follow the steps in the Get Your Textbooks section.

 

 

 

Monday
06/22/20

Have your earned college credits? Have you sent them to UB?

Forward Your Transcripts

Ask the registrar’s office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to ub-admissions@buffalo.edu or:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

Electronic versions of your transcripts are strongly recommended. A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, ask your high school to send UB an official transcript. SAT or ACT results should be forwarded directly to UB from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. Our ACT code is 2978.

Final Transcripts

If you currently have courses in progress, please ask the registrar of your college to send a final official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as the semester is completed. Be sure that any degree received is noted on the transcript. Your acceptance is provisional until final records are received.

Proof of High School Graduation

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call admissions processing at 716-645-6403. Please be aware that if you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED will be required before any funds can be disbursed to you.

Mail both to:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Thursday
03/19/20

Alphabetical Listing of what is behind each tile in HUB

Action you want to do in HUB Go to this HUB Student Center tile:
Academic Program Information Academic Progress
Academic Requirement Report (AAR) Academic Progress
Addresses Profile
Advisor (finding your assigned advising office and advisor) Academic Progress
Apply for Graduation Academic Progress
Billing Instructions Billing / Payments
Browse Course Catalog Manage Classes
Completed Agreements To-Do / Holds
Contact Details Profile
Course History Grades / Awards
Drop Classes Manage Classes
Emergency Contacts Profile
Enrollment Dates Manage Classes
Enrollment Verification Manage Classes
Estimated Cost of Attendance Financial Aid / Scholarships
FERPA Profile
Grades Grades / Awards
Helpful Resources To-Do / Holds
Helpful Resources (Billing) Billing / Payments
Helpful Resources (Financial Aid) Financial Aid / Scholarships
Helpful Resources (Academic Progress) Academic Progress
HOLDS To-Do / Holds
Honor and Awards Grades / Awards
Milestones Academic Progress
Path Finder (for UB Curriculum area) Academic Progress
Payment Options Billing / Payments
Personal Details (Names) Profile
Planner Manage Classes
Request Official Transcript Grades / Awards
Schedule Builder Manage Classes
Search by Requirements (from your Academic Requirement Report (AAR)) Manage Classes
Select Classes Manage Classes
Swap Classes Manage Classes
To-Do Items To-Do / Holds
Transfer Credit Report Academic Progress
View Exam Schedule Manage Classes
View My Classes (List view Schedule) Manage Classes
View Unofficial Transcript Grades / Awards
Weekly Schedule Manage Classes
What-if AAR Report Academic Progress
Friday
02/28/20

Mid-semester Grading Period

Infographic showing how to find Mid-semester Grades. Steps explained in the body text.

Mid-Semester Review Process

At the midpoint of each term, instructors indicate to undergraduate students how they are progressing in their courses by providing each student with a mid-term grade. To see these evaluations, students must go to their HUB Student Center, click on the “Grades/Awards” tile, then click on the term. If no evaluation is listed for a course, the instructor was unable to provide the information, and the student should contact them directly for feedback.

These are not final grades nor do they predict final grades. However, an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” means there may be concerns about:

  • Attendance
  • Inadequate preparation for class
  • Study skills
  • Adjustment issues
  • Poor performance on tests

Actions a Student Should Take

If a student receives an “MU” (midterm unsatisfactory) or any grade below a “C” they should:

  1. See the instructor during posted office hours or make an appointment to discuss the course, obtain help, and clarify issues of concern.
  2. Speak with an academic advisor to develop strategies to improve academically. A full list of advisement offices can be viewed at Undergraduate Academic Advisement website.
  3. Students can also consult the Mid-Semester Review information and success strategies.

Graphic showing grade range for MU (C- to F) and MS (C to A)

Resigning from a Course

If a student plans to resign (R) from a course, they should consult with an advisor to ensure they understand the consequences. For example, they should:

  1. Verify that they don’t have any holds which can stop them from being able to resign.
  2. Review the Course Enrollment Control Policy since a later repeat registration in a course, including a resigned course, may be limited.
  3. Realize that resignations may impact (1) financial aid; (2) medical insurance eligibility; (3) sequence of required courses; and/or (4) time to graduation.

The educational progress relies on good performance in class. The midterm review process encourages an opportunity for students to talk with their instructors, see their advisor, and to use the services UB has to offer. Mid-semester evaluation followed by positive steps can help students achieve academic success.

The last day to Resign from a 15-week class is Friday, April 17, 2020

To resign from a class a student will go to their HUB Student Center and click the Enroll Drop function. Resignation must be done no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. It is advised that a student discuss matters regarding a course resign with their instructor, financial aid advisor, and academic advisor well before the last day to resign.

Source: Office of the Registrar: Important Dates for Spring Semester

Tuesday
02/11/20

UB Wellness Coaching: Empowering You to Reach Your Goals

Photo promoting UB Wellness Coaching

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?

Graphic showing which HUB Fluid tile to select so that you can find start the process of picking and saving your UB Curriculum Pathway choices.

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: