Need to Know: COVID-19 Issue 12. Notices and Updates for CAS.

Official UB Covid-19 Information

Academics

  • As UB continues planning campus operations and course delivery for the fall 2020 semester, the Office of the Registrar and academic departments will be implementing course scheduling scenarios using the fall 2020 schedule in HUB. Starting June 17 and continuing while the implementation efforts are underway, students will not be able to:
    • View their fall schedule in HUB.
    • Enroll, drop or swap fall courses.
    • Search the fall course schedule in HUB or on the registrar’s website.

Information for Faculty and Staff

  • Return to campus plans developed by CAS departments and programs have been submitted to university human resources for review. Thank you to everyone who worked quickly to submit the careful, thoughtful, and detailed plans. At this time faculty and staff should continue to work remotely until informed by their supervisor that they should return to campus. As we begin to return to campus, we will follow all safety and health guidelines including lowering density, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing. Further guidance from university human resources is available online.
  • UBIT: The UBIT faculty page includes direct links to faculty-focused IT services. New faculty should visit the webpage to learn how to activate your UBIT account, connect to Wi-Fi, setup UBmail, cloud storage and download software.
  • CAS Student Emergency Fund:

Online Training and Support

  • Tip of the weekAdd quizzes to Panopto and have results go directly to Gradebook.
  • Are you interested in a CAS specific workshop for online exams, quizzes and assessments? A training is in development for August. Contact CAS Online Learning.
  • Do you know the difference between hybrid and hyflex courses? View the Official SUNY definitions.
  • All CAS faculty may contact Jay Stockslader, director of online learning, for assistance with CAS specific online course building and university supported tools such as UB Learns, Zoom, Webex and Panopto.  

Resources for Students

  • Higher Education Economic Relief Fund (HEERF): This fund provides financial aid grants to students who have incurred educational expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid may apply for a HEERF grant through June 30, 2020.
  • Student Life Emergency Funds: A variety of additional funds are also available for students through the student life website. Information and applications.
  • Student Life Information: Summer 2020 Student Life Services
  • Student Academic Resources: Academic Affairs has an extensive FAQ listed on their website for students with questions in relation to the transition to online learning.
  • Blue Table: students experiencing food insecurity can get support through Blue Table.
  • Health and Wellness: a variety of services are available to help students with their physical and mental health needs. Please refer students to counseling and health services.

UB Seen: College Edition

Explore photographs, slideshows and videos capturing activities the of the College. UB Seen: College Edition

Gail Seigel, professor in the UB Center for Hearing and Deafness, made her music room in a multiple use space by setting up a microscope and camera to continue her imaging and image analysis work from home instead of her lab.

Gail Seigel, professor in the UB Center for Hearing and Deafness, made her music room in a multiple use space by setting up a microscope and camera to continue her imaging and image analysis work from home instead of her lab.

The College wants to hear about how you are teaching or working remotely. Please submit your photos or a few short sentences about the ways you are staying connected to students or colleagues so we can share them with the rest of the College and the UB community.

All previous issues of "Need to Know" are available on the CAS COVID-19 website.