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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.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to offer your suggestions or provide feedback on the information provided on this site. Send your suggestions and comments to: randy.thomas@stonybrook.edu.

News and Announcements

 

Mid-semester Grade Report

Dear Faculty,

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.

Sincerely,

Dr. Charles L. Robbins


Provost Lecture Series 

AJAY NAIR

Embracing Diveristy & Inclusion:  Individual Action for Change

Ajay Nair is the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University.  Dr. Nair is an accomplished scholar and student affairs leader whose interests include immigration, race, and ethnicity.  As Emory’s chief student advocate for nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Nair shoulders a broad portfolio of responsibilities ranging from intercollegiate athletics and the Greek experience to student health services and residence life.  He also provides leadership and strategic direction in cultivating an ethically engaged community consistent with Emory’s vision. His research interests include quality assurance in educational systems, service learning and civic engagement, and second-generation Asian American identity. His co-edited book, Desi Rap: Hip-Hop in South Asian America, focuses on the complexities of second-generation South Asian American identity. His current book project explores the current state of multiculturalism in higher education.

Dean Nair will be joined by Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, and Robbye Kinkade, Project Director for the Responding to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (R.E.D.I) Project and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Health Technology and Management as well as the School of Medicine. RSVP »

    Date:  Thursday, March 23
    Time:  9:00 am
Location:  Wang Center Theater

ADRIAN BEJAN   

Life and Evolution as Physics 

Adrian Bejan is J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. His research covers engineering science and applied physics: thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, convection, and porous media. More recently, he developed the constructal law of organization and evolution in nature. Professor Bejan was ranked in 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries), by the Institute for Scientific Information. Professor Bejan has received 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries. He is the author of 30 books and over 600 peer-referred articles.

Co-sponsor: Collge of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Mechanical Engineering

For complete information on the Provost Lecture Series, click here.

      Date:  Thursday, March 30, 2017
      Time:  4:00 pm 
 Location:  Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium 


University Libraries Upcoming Events

Women in STEM: Past, Present, & Future   Presenter: Dr. Nancy Tomes

     Date:  March 28, 2017
     Time:  1:00--2:30 pm
Location:  Special Collections Seminar Room
To register for the event, click here

 

 

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