Two Locations: The State Quad Success Center & the 2nd Floor of the Science Library
What is Offered?
Help with Study Skills and Time Management
Honors College Strategies for Success
Study Clusters for: BIO 130, 131, 212, 217
- Anthropology (Intro to Human Evolution and Cultural Anthropology)
- Chemistry (General Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry)
- Computer Science and Computer Engineering
- Criminal Justice
- EHC Courses
- Financial Accounting
- Globalization Studies
- Information for the 21st Century
- Political Science & Public Policy
- Sociology (Intro to Sociology & Sociology of Gender)
Organization is key to being successful at UAlbany. Our partners in success in EOP create semester wall calendars to help you map out all of your exams, quizzes, and activities so that you can plan accordingly. In the picture below, our Peer Advisor Diane is plotting out all of her responsibilities in many colors. She knows what it takes to be a Great Dane. Don’t learn the hard way! Make plans like a boss.
Come and get a calendar in our office TODAY.
Through videos, blogs, posters, small group meetings, community outreach, and presentations, our UAlbany Project MyStory bloggers their experiences – the good and the bad; the ugly and the beautiful. Check us out every Monday, after 12 pm, for MyStory Mondays, when we share the latest posts.
Pulled Back to Move Forward
My name is Kerry DeBruce and I am a graduate student in the Special Education & Literacy II Program. I started my journey here at UAlbany in Fall 2013, as a freshmen and have grown so much throughout my time here. Each year I spent here at UAlbany, I became more involved and gained stronger leadership skills. I became a blogger for Project MyStory this past spring semester, to talk about how I’ve moved forward after each loss I’ve experienced. I’m sure that as a graduate student, I will encounter other kinds of losses and I want to bring light to the things that we sometimes don’t talk about as students, the things that affect us the most—things like mental health, asking for help, and more. I also hope to contribute helping students in their junior and senior year start thinking about their post graduate plans, especially those applying to grad schools. I want to continue being a resource and I want my readers to know that someone understands what they are going through during this pivotal time in their life.
Find out more about Project MyStory Here!
Welcome New and Continuing Danes!
We begin this last week of orientation season with a solar eclipse! How fitting that this wonder is taking place during the week that you are about to embark on, or continue on, a path that will alter your lives, and likely the lives of many others. In you, lies great hope and wonder. We, in the Advisement Services Center, are here to help you form your goals and to help you to reach them. We are here to push you, should you begin to lose momentum, to encourage you, when you think that you cannot go on, and to cheer for you when you have successes. Comments are encouraged and appreciated.
Click on the picture above to go to NASA’s Total Eclipse site.
Are you ready? Here we go!
Here are some announcements about making appointments with an advisor in our office:
Our last round of Summer Orientations takes place this week and we are looking forward to meeting with our New Danes. If you have a question for your academic advisor, please e-mail them. They will be wrapped up in orientation and may not be able to meet with you in-person, until the first week of classes.
The First Week of Classes through September 5:
During the first week of classes through Tuesday September 5, every advisor in the Advisement Services Center meets with students on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be open M-F, 8:30 am – 5 pm. If you need assistance just come in! If your advisor is in our office, make sure to select “Walk-in for My Advisor” at the kiosk, and you will be put on the list to see your advisor. If you have a general question and/or your advisor in not in our office, you select “Meet with ANY advisor” at the kiosk. Our Peer Advisors will also be available to assist you. Continue reading “Welcome #UAlbany Danes – Fall 2017”
U UNI 240 The Research Journey (3)
Class Number: 10613
Course Info: UUNI 240 The Research Journey
Meeting Info: TTH 02:45_PM-04:05_PM BB0151
Comments: Open to Freshmen and Sophomores Only
This course is aimed at freshmen and sophomores with an interest in research. This will be an interdisciplinary course, exploring the rigor and principles of research across disciplines – from social studies, to arts, to humanities, to nursing, to natural and physical sciences. The purpose is not to explore how research is conducted in any single discipline, but to facilitate an understanding of how researchers identify and define problems and the discipline that lies behind imagining research. The course will empower students to think of research communities as cultures with unique vocabulary, rituals, norms, and best practices. Readings will be diverse, taken from a range of disciplinary specializations. The course will accomplish four objectives: (1) inspire excitement about the research process; (2) dissuade students of the inviolability of rigid disciplinary boundaries; (3) instill comfort with the (seemingly arcane) terminology and concepts of research; and (4) expand perception of the range of domains in need of informed researchers.
U UNI 250 Becoming a Researcher (3) STARTING SPRING 2018
This course will prepare freshmen and sophomores to participate in research, individually, in groups, or with supervising faculty. The course will introduce students to the common steps in the research process, and how they apply across disciplines. Students will learn how to define problems across disciplines, the research designs commonly adopted across disciplines, and the commonly adopted methods of analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. The purpose of the course will be to empower students to participate with confidence in the various formal and co-curricular learning environments that characterize a Research I university. The course will accomplish four objectives: (1) recognize the similarities and distinctions in research across disciplines; (2) identify how to define a research problem; (3) understand the commonly adopted research designs across disciplines, and how to select among designs; and (4) become exposed to the commonly adopted analysis procedures of both quantitative and qualitative data, across disciplines.
Examples of how UAlbany students are working with faculty on various research projects:
Our office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4
in observance of Independence Day.
This week, we are not sharing student stories, but a piece of the American story, our Declaration of Independence. Whether you were born in the United States or abroad, the significance of a people gathering together to fight for their freedom, likely resonates with you. Many of you will take HIS101 – American and Social History I, POS101 – American Politics, or a similar themed course in the Fall, and will examine the ideas in this document – this document that continues to shape, frame, and challenge our identity and our policies. We hope that you will take the time to read it and share what comes to mind as you think about your freedom, your upcoming semester at UAlbany, and the possibilities for your future.