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UB Curriculum Syllabus Language

The following 3 sections provide important information to students and should appear on your UB Curriculum course syllabus. 

Syllabus Statement: UBPortfolio

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If you are completing this course as part of your UB Curriculum requirements, please select an artifact from this course that is representative of your learning and upload it to your UBPortfolio account. Templates have been created for this purpose. Artifacts include homework assignments, exams, research papers, projects, lab reports, presentations and other course materials. Your final UB Curriculum requirement, UBC 399: UB Curriculum Capstone, will require you to submit these artifacts as you process and reflect on your achievement and growth through the UB Curriculum. For more information, see the UB Curriculum Capstone website.

Syllabus Statement: Counseling Services (Mental Health)

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As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. These might include strained relationships, anxiety, high levels of stress, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, health concerns, or unwanted sexual experiences. Counseling, Health Services, and Health Promotion are here to help with these or other issues you may experience. You learn can more about these programs and services by contacting:

Counseling Services:            120 Richmond Quad (North Campus), phone 716-645-2720

                                              202 Michael Hall (South Campus), phone: 716-829-5800


Health Services:                    Michael Hall (South Campus), phone: 716- 829-3316

Health Promotion:                114 Student Union (North Campus), phone: 716- 645-2837


Syllabus Statement: Sexual Violence

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UB is committed to providing a safe learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking. If you have experienced gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, attempted or completed sexual assault, harassment, coercion, stalking, etc.), UB has resources to help. This includes academic accommodations, health and counseling services, housing accommodations, helping with legal protective orders, and assistance with reporting the incident to police or other UB officials if you so choose. Please contact UB’s Title IX Coordinator at 716-645-2266 for more information. For confidential assistance, you may also contact a Crisis Services Campus Advocate at 716-796-4399.

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Please be aware UB faculty are mandated to report violence or harassment on the basis of sex or gender. This means that if you tell me about a situation, I will need to report it to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. You will still have options about how the situation will be handled, including whether or not you wish to pursue a formal complaint. Please know that if you do not wish to have UB proceed with an investigation, your request will be honored unless UB's failure to act does not adequately mitigate the risk of harm to you or other members of the University community. You also have the option of speaking with trained counselors who can maintain complete confidentiality. UB’s Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence provides a full explanation of the resources available, as well as contact information. You may call UB’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 716-645-2266 for more information, and you have the option of calling that office anonymously if you would prefer not to disclose your identity.

UB Curriculum Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the UB Curriculum students will: 

  1. Attain and apply knowledge in written, oral and visual communication; mathematics and quantitative reasoning; and natural sciences. 
  2. Acquire, apply, analyze, evaluate and integrate knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. 
  3. Attain and apply critical thinking skills to define and solve problems. 
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of human and cultural diversity within local and global contexts. 
  5. Acquire the knowledge, skills, technologies, ethical judgment and personal responsibility for effective citizenship, professional leadership and lifelong learning.
Center for Educational Innovation

CEI staff provides support for course design, course redesign and pedagogical innovation, as well as for the articulation of learning outcomes and development of student assessments for the UB Curriculum.  Learn more about CEI.

Center for Excellence in Writing

Faculty looking to design or redesign courses for Communication Literacy 2 are encouraged to consult the CEW’s Writing in the Disciplines resources.