Glossary

P

PeopleTools

The infrastructure behind the system. Updates to PeopleSoft can change features such as the menu.

Person Number

This is the unique number that UB assigns every student. It may also be referred to as an EmplID. Your person number is essential in completing certain administrative tasks at the university.

Personal Information

This is an area within the Student Center/Student Services Center that provides demographic and biographical information about a person. Students should update this information in their Student Center to help the university maintain accurate records.

Positive Service Indicator

Designate special services that should be provided to the individual or used for informational purposes.

Program

Broad course of study or instructional track to which a student is admitted to and from which he obtains a degree. Business rules for level/load, academic calendar, grading scheme, academic standing, honors and awards, enrollment limits are associated at this level by individual program. Also known as Program.

Examples: School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Dental Medicine

Program Action

Indicates a change taken on a student’s record. Program action is used in Admissions processing and Student Records processing related to the Program Plan stack.

Examples: ACTV, COMP, DISC

Program Plan Stack

A stack is created through the admissions matriculation process or through Quick Admit. A Program/Plan Stack is a compilation of the transactional history of a student’s major, minor, etc. It determines the degree requirements necessary to award a degree to this student.

Q

QuikPay

This can be accessed through the HUB Student Center Finances area. It allows the student to manage their payment profile, authorize others to make payments on their behalf, view their account status, quickly make payments to their account, and view billing statements.

R

Register for a Course

Registering for a course is a student action to enroll in a course by following registration procedures specific to the student’s division during a specified period of time.

Requisites

Course restrictions, pre-requisites, co-requisites, and anti-requisites.

Reserve Capacity

Blocks of seats reserved for specific groups of students for certain periods of time. These are typically put on impacted courses due to the Enrollment Control Policy as well major specific courses. Students can find information about reserved seats in the class notes section.

Resign Course

Resigning from a course is an action taken to drop a course from your semester schedule during a specified period of time after registration ends (until the eleventh week of Spring or Fall semester). This action does not eliminate the class from your academic record. An "R" grade is automatically assigned, indicating that you exited the course without academic penalty.

Role-based security

HUB’s security for pages, menu items, and actions based on job role responsibilities.

Room Capacity Reached

Room Capacity Reached Course is a course status in which the actual seating capacity of the room has been reached. No additional registration is possible, even by exception registration.

S

Satisfactory Grade

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) is a student-designated option, with “S” indicating credit and “U” indicating no credit. For more information, see the Undergraduate Grading and Graduate School Grading policies.

Section

A specific class offering. Classes can have more than one section associated with it. It can be differentiated by the instructor, campus, day, or time.

Service Indicator

Also known as a hold. They provide the ability to assign a positive or negative impacts to a student’s record. These impacts identify university administrative services that are available (or should be denied) to that student. This information can be found in the Student Center/Student Services Center under the Holds section.

Session

A time period within a term during which classes are offered.

Examples: 8 week session, 15 week session

Student Center

The self-service component where students manage their academic, financial, and personal information. It can be accessed through MyUB.

Student Financials

An area of HUB that is used to manage student receivables, billing, collections, and cashiering. Using Student Financials, both staff and students can quickly find and use the financial information they need to make critical decisions.

Student Group

Provides the ability to define groups of similar students at a high level. It enables tracking abilities and is used for campus wide processing such as billing, academic advising, or Financial Aid Awarding.

Examples: EOP, ATHL

T

Term

Administrative time period to which students apply and are admitted, students are enrolled and billed, financial aid processed, and academic statistics accumulate. The term code uses the following logic: 1st Digit = Century; 2nd and 3rd Digits = Year; 4th Digit = Term (1 = Spring; 6 = Summer; 9 = Fall).

Examples: Spring 2009 = 2091; Fall 2008 = 2089; Summer 2008 = 2086; Summer 1998 = 1986

The 3Cs (communications, checklists, and comments)

These are a flexible way to track and analyze correspondence, lists of requirements, and notes related to students or organizations within the HUB.

Thinking

When you see this image, HUB is processing the transaction that you have asked it to perform.

To Do Lists

These are found in the HUB Student Center/Student Services Center. These are items that need to be accomplished by the student. These are primarily Financial Aid and Admissions actions.

Transcript

Two main types of transcripts are produced: official and unofficial. The Law, Medicine, Dental, and Pharmacy schools have their own official transcripts. Administrative users, depending on their access, at the very least have the ability to produce an unofficial transcript. Students can also produce their own unofficial transcripts through their Student Center (self service). The unofficial transcript is released to users as a PDF document that can be saved. Students can also use their Student Center to request official transcripts.

Transfer Coursework

Transfer coursework refers to credit hours taken at an institution other than UB.

Transfer Student

An individual formally accepted by the Admissions Office as a matriculated student who has previously attended an institution of higher education following high school graduation.

U

Undergraduate Course Catalog

A online resource that provides information on all academic programs, courses, and academic policies and procedures at UB. It can be found at http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu.

Unsatisfactory Grade

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) is a student-designated option, with “S” indicating credit and “U” indicating no credit.

V

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours is a student option with the instructor’s permission. Courses identified as variable may be taken for a range of credit hours. After the registration period ends, students may not change the credit hours registered for these courses.

W

Weekly Schedule

This can be found in the Student Center/Student Services Center. Students can select a certain week to view their schedule.

What-if Scenario Report

This advisement report provides students with alternative program of study so that they can determine how a change in program of study would affect their progress.

Last updated: November 06, 2012 2:06 pm EST