Welcome! This site will provide pertinent information on academic policy and procedure, campus support services for instructors who interact with undergraduate students within an academic setting or on an administrative level.
Through the collaborative efforts of Academic and Transfer Advising Services, the Division of Undergraduate Education, academic departments and the Teaching Learning + Technology, Faculty Center, the goal is to inform instructors on the academic policy and procedure to support the student's academic progress.
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Mid-semester Grade Report
As we enter the midpoint of the spring semester, it is important that students in your classes receive feedback and graded work to evaluate their academic progress. If you have not already provided feedback to your students, thank you for sending communication by MONDAY, MARCH 20. This communication can include a mid-term grade on Blackboard, an e-mail to students for whom you have concerns about their satisfactory progress, or other method so that students still have an opportunity to improve performance.
There are times when students have a false sense of their performance, or do not know the best ways to improve their performance, so providing information in writing is particularly helpful. For any students having difficulties, including those earning less than a C at this point in the term, thank you for communicating your concern and sharing the following resources and information:
1. Your office hours and, if applicable, TA office hours or other departmental resources to assist students.
2. The Academic Success & Tutoring Center provides free 1:1 tutoring in several classes as well as skill building workshops (study skills, time management, and more). Acting now, though, is important as tutoring appointments fill up quickly. More information is available at www.stonybrook.edu/tutoring.
3. The GPNC and withdrawal deadline is Friday, March 24 at 4 p.m. More information is available at www.stonybrook.edu/gpnc.
4. Academic Advisors provide guidance on selecting the GPNC and withdrawal option noted above, assist students in course and major/minor planning, and refer students to appropriate campus resources. Contact information for each advising unit is noted here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/for-students/academic-advising/
5. CAPS provides free personal counseling for students: www.stonybrook.edu/caps.
6. Disability Support Services provides support and academic accommodations to students with a documented disability: www.stonybrook.edu/dss.
Thank you for your continued support of our academic success efforts.
Dr. Charles L. Robbins