This is your reference for Graduate School of Education and University at Buffalo policies, procedures, guidelines and other resources.
GSE’s leadership group and faculty/staff involved in admission and enrollment can access data reports.
Questions about this data? Contact Charlie Baxter, GSE’s director of assessment and data analytics, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-645-8494.
Federal regulations require any institution delivering courses by distance education to provide students and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with the state approval or licensing entity in the student's state of residence and any other relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint. Read more about the student complaint process.
In some instances, it may be necessary for current UB students or non-university members to register for courses that require special registration procedures.
When referring to advanced certificate programs, requirements can be waived based on prior coursework, and the credits do not need to be made up or substituted with another course. (This is not the case with master’s or doctoral degrees.) If the student has fulfilled all credential requirements to the faculty member’s satisfaction, they could graduate with a minimum of 12 applicable graduate credits.
We no longer use an application to candidacy or advanced certificate “program of study” form for degree conferral. Students in the advanced certificate program will apply for graduation online through their HUB student center, and the credential is awarded only with a fully satisfied AAR (academic advisement report). Any time an exception to regular requirements or a waiver is approved, these need to be entered into the AAR. Department staff have received training on processing these and can demonstrate for you. Jennifer Chazen (email@example.com) and her staff are more than happy to review student records and assist with AAR processing should you have any questions or need assistance.
The Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) executive committee, in discussion with full faculty and staff of GSE, suggests visiting scholar guidelines. The purpose is to ensure that we recognize and benefit from the intellectual value of hosting academic faculty visitors for extended visits (more than 10 days) to our departments and research groups. In addition, these guidelines provide helpful procedures for onboarding visiting scholars within GSE in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Recommended guidelines include: