Glossary

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Academic Advisement

The degree audit application within HUB that is used to track the requirements and policies that a student must satisfy to graduate. As a student progresses toward graduation, the Academic Advisement Report (AAR) analyzes those courses completed by the student—both successfully and unsuccessfully—and ascertains what requirements are still outstanding.

Academic Advisement Report

This is an automated system that generates a report of each individual student’s UB and transfer coursework matched with the student’s degree requirements. Coursework satisfying university, general education, and major requirements is identified. The report also identifies courses that will satisfy specific degree requirements yet to be completed.

Academic Career

Grouping of academic work within a level of study. Also can be considered all course work undertaken by a student which can be grouped together in a single student record. Also known as Career. Another way to think of this is a Division.

Examples: Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, School of Pharmacy

Academic Group

Individual College, School or general academic division within the institution. Used to group academic programs and courses.

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

Academic Institution

Independent university or college having its own set of rules and business processes. This will always be University at Buffalo (UBFLO).

Example: University at Buffalo

Academic Organization

Administrative perspective of how the institution is organized to deliver its curriculum. Units responsible for programs, plans, and/or courses.

Examples: Chemistry, History

Academic Plan

Otherwise known as Major. Represents a student’s area of study and is linked to an academic program or career. May also be considered student major or minor. The plan contains both the major and the degree. A plan as a major is associated with an academic program however a plan as a minor is not associated with an academic program.

Examples: Approved History BA, Intended Mathematics BS, Undecided BA, Subsequent Approved Economics BA

Academic 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: Arts and Sciences Bachelor’s, School of Medicine Doctorate

Academic Structure

A module containing a group of tables that defines how programs (including degrees, majors, specializations, and concentrations) are organized. It’s the foundation of HUB data.

Academic Sub-plan

An area of further specialization or emphasis linked to a specific Academic Plan. Also known as Sub Plan. This is also known as a concentration.

Example: International Politics concentration within Political Science BA

Academic Year

A period of time schools use to measure a quantity of study. UB’s academic year consists of the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Example: Fall 2020

Academics

An area of the Student Center that holds student records and academic advisement information related to a particular student. Links that you can find in this area are My Requirements, Weekly Schedule, and Enrollment Shopping Cart.

Accepted Major/Plan

An Accepted Major or Plan (Approved Major) is the status of a student who has been formally admitted into a major by a specific academic department. To be admitted, you must file an application with that department and satisfy admission criteria. Students receiving TAP are required to have an Accepted Major (Approved Major) after completing 60 credit hours.

Accreditation

The school must have accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be eligible to participate in the administration of federal student aid programs. Accreditation means that the school meets certain minimum academic standards, as defined by the accrediting body.

Add Course

Adding a course is the action that you take to register for a class. A course is not “added” to your schedule until the request is processed in your HUB Student Center. Check the semester class schedule for eligible dates to add.

Admissions

This is an area in the Student Center that will display the program that the student was admitted.

Admissions Module

A module in the HUB that will be used to manage applicant data (processes applications, admits applicants, and matriculates applicants to make them students) in UB’s two admissions departments—the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Graduate Admissions Office.

AP Credit

The AP program for secondary schools is sponsored by The College Board and offers a college level curriculum and nationally standardized examinations which are generally recognized for college and university credit.

Audit a Class

Auditing a class is a student option for recording attendance in a course when no grade is desired. An “N” grade is assigned at the semester’s end. Graduate and undergraduate audit policies differ. Please consult the Registrar’s website for further information.

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Bio/Demo

Biographical and demographical data contained within the Campus Community module.

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Cache

Your internet browser’s cache stores certain information about web pages you visit, so that they’ll load more quickly in the future. Here are instructions with screenshots on how to clear the cache for all major browsers. If you experience issues with HUB, clearing your browser cache may help. See the training document (PDF) for help.

Campus

A physical unit used in relation to where classes are scheduled.

Examples: North Campus, South Campus, Downtown, Overseas

Campus Community

A module within the HUB that enables you to maintain and manage a wide range of basic information about people and external organizations. Each module within HUB relies on this data. The data in Campus Community includes an individual’s or organization’s name, address, and Empl ID. The Campus Community area manages Student Groups and Service Indicators.

Cancellation of a Course

An action initiated by the course’s academic unit to rescind an offering for the upcoming semester; if you enrolled in a cancelled course, you will not be charged for that enrollment. The academic unit is responsible for notifying the students of the cancellation.

Chained Course

A chained course is a method of registering for two components of a course by registering for one part. The other part of the course is automatically added to a student’s schedule. For instance, to register for Chemistry 102, there are three parts—lecture, laboratory, and recitation. The laboratory component is “chained” to the recitation.

Checklist

A list of to-do items needed from the student that can be viewed in the Student Center/Student Services Center.

Examples: AP exam results, High School Midyear grades, Official College Transcript

Class

Specific instance of the time, place, and term of a course. A class may have several components; lecture, lab, or tutorial.

Examples: ECO 181LEC B

Class List/Roster

This will allow faculty members to view the students in a class session. This is also known as a Class List.

Class Schedule

Class Schedules provide the semester listing of courses offered by academic departments, including undergraduate, graduate/professional schools and continuing education.

Closed Course

A “closed” course is the status of a course in which current enrollment has reached the capacity requested by the instructor or department.

Continuing Student

A continuing student is a student who is considered eligible for registration the next semester because he/she was enrolled the previous semester, is in good academic standing, and has not yet graduated.

Corequisite

Corequisite is an indicator in the Class Schedule that notes that another part of course is required for complete registration in the course. The other part of the course is not automatically assigned and must be registered by you when you complete your registration.

Course

An instructional unit that is offered by a school and that is typically described in a course catalog. A course has a standard syllabus and credit level; however, these may be modified at the class level. Courses can contain multiple components such as lecture, discussion, and lab.

Examples: ECO 181LEC, ECO 181DIS

Credit Hour

Unit of measurement for course credit; it is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 50-minute session of classroom instruction per week for a semester of not less than 15 weeks.

Cross Registration

Cross-Registration is a program that permits a matriculated student to register for one course at another Western New York Consortium college or university without additional tuition charges, and have the grade automatically forwarded to UB.

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