Why Can’t I Get into a Class that is Open?

Frustration

During the next few weeks, we are going to address some frequently asked registration questions. If you have a general registration question and you think other UAlbany students would benefit from the answer, please leave it in the comments and we will address it in a post. Continue reading “Why Can’t I Get into a Class that is Open?”

Semester-Specific Course Descriptions

Fall 2017 Classes

Did you know that several departments offer semester-specific course descriptions? 

Some professors give you insight into the type of readings you will examine, how your performance will be evaluated, and their goals for the courses they are teaching. This can be especially useful for courses like Rewriting America and Selected Topics in Political Science where the topics vary. Don’t you want to know more about the classes you are selecting? For a link to the course descriptions in our catalog, click here. Click on the links below to access the semester-specific descriptions. 

English:
Summer 2017 | Fall 2017

History, Judaic Studies, Documentary Studies, Religious Studies
Fall 2017

Language, Literatures, and Cultures
(Spanish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, German, and Latin.)
Fall 2017
Fall 2017 Spanish Only Course Descriptions

Music Lessons and Ensembles
Not quite semester specific, but useful nonetheless!
Click Here

Philosophy:
Fall 2017

Political Science & Public Administration:
Summer 2017 Political Science & Public Administration Course Descriptions
Fall 2017 Political Science
Fall 2017 Public Administration 


Please help us assess to be our best!
Click here to fill out our 5 question survey.
Thank you in advance for your support.

Withdrawing and the S/U Option: Questions Answered

question cubeRe-posted from ASC Advisor, Rachel Moody’s Blog: www.dreamclimbthrive.com.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY S/U GRADING AND/OR TO WITHDRAW FROM A SPRING 2016, SEMESTER LENGTH CLASS IS TODAY, APRIL 5, 2016.

Facts about using the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade mode option:

  • We do not have a pass/fail option. A “D-” is passing, but it will not earn you an “S”.
  • You need to earn a “C” or higher to earn an “S”; a “C-” is not high enough.
  • Some majors do not allow S/U grading for their courses.
  • You cannot S/U upper-level courses (300 Level and Higher)
  • Neither the “S” or the “U” will affect your GPA but you can only earn credit if you earn an “S”.
  • Click here to read the UAlbany official policy on the S/U grading option.

Facts about withdrawing:

Before you S/U or W ask yourself:

  • What have I done to succeed in this class?
  • Am I aware of the resources available to help me?
  • Am I using those resources to the best of my ability? 

Before you S/U or W, you should speak to an advisor. If your advisor is not available, see the advisor-on-duty in our office. The Advisor-on-Duty is available to students of all majors, Monday-Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm. 

If you have a general question about anything above, ask us in the comments below!

AVNs: They are Here!

Register Green ButtonYour AVNs

Your Advisement Verification Numbers (AVNs) that allow you to register are available. In order to receive your Summer and Fall 2016 AVNs, you must first meet with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and outline your course plan.

When Can You Register?

You may view your Enrollment Date by clicking on “When Can I Enroll?” under the Academics tab in your MYUAlbany account. The earliest date and time is what you are looking for!

DO NOT WAIT until your enrollment date to look for an appointment. Make an appointment to meet with your advisor TODAY!


How to Prepare for Your Advisement Meeting?

  • Think about what else you would like to learn aside from your major, minor,  and general education requirements. You will likely have a lot of room to take electives. Use this space to increase your understanding of the world!
  • Are you undecided about your major and your potential career? You are not alone! For many students, the first 1-2 years of college is spent sampling different pathways to determine what makes the most sense for them. Please make use of your Academic Advisor and our Career and Professional Development Office to help you to strategically explore your options.

Resources to Check Out While You Are Waiting for Your Appointment with Your Advisor:

Quirk No. 1 – Viewing Your Schedule

The small things in life can cause much damage. Ticks, mosquitoes, and hitting the send or delete button by accident are just a few examples. While walking to lunch today, I was thinking about registration quirks. After lunch, I walked behind two students talking about bizarre registration issues they were having. Their conversation confirmed the need for this post.

Quirk No. 1 – Missing classes on your weekly schedule?
Your class may not be “missing”. The weekly calendar view option on MyUAlbany, by default, will only show you the classes you have this week. If classes begin on a Wednesday, then you will not see any classes you have on Monday or Tuesday unless you change the week. The default viewer is also set to show classes until 6pm. If you have a class that meets at 7:15pm, it will not be displayed unless you alter the end times on the viewer.

Taking an 8-week course? You will not be able to see it on your weekly schedule unless you are viewing a week in which the class is taking place. 

Taking an online course? It should be listed at the bottom of your calendar.

When in doubt, you may always view your schedule in list form.

Schedule Quirks.jpg

Written by Rachel Moody, an Academic Advisor in the Advisement Services Center and Coordinator of Project MyStory.

 

 

New Course: UNI 350 – The Threat Within

Hot off the Press – New Course

The Threat Within

Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

Level: Undergraduate
College or School: University (General)
Department or Program: Interdisciplinary Studies
Class Number: 19417
Grading: A-E
Course Info: UUNI 350 Selected Interdiscip Topics
Meeting Info: – ARR Salavitabar,Hadi
Comments: Blended/Hybrid – Asynchronous: Online course activity replaces from 30 – 79% of required face-to-face class sessions and class “seat-time” is reduced commensurately. Asynchronous: describes forms of education, instruction, and learning that do not occur in the same place or same time. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Credit Range: 3.0- 3.0
Component is blank if lecture:
Topic if applicable: The Threat Within
Seats remaining as of last update: 50

 

Course Description: The Threat Within – A new operating reality is confronting public and private sector organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes everywhere: the threat from within that is able to exploit and expose an organization’s greatest competitive edge – the “secret sauce.” Initially many experts thought of the insider threat challenge as a technical problem to solve.  However, if there is anything that one of the largest and most damaging data breaches in U.S. Government history – Edward Snowden – has taught us, it is that this challenge is simply not one dimensional. Insider threats can surface at the strategic, operational and tactical layers of an organization, and therefore, the solution needs to be comprehensive, logical, and balanced.

In this course, students from a variety of disciplines will work in teams of about six to eight students with course faculty, team faculty liaisons, and industry experts as mentors using an online/cloud communication platform. The goal of the course is to enable students to analyze realistic case scenarios and identify the depth and breadth of the cybersecurity challenge from multiple perspectives. Students will focus on the interrelated dimensions of the threat (which may include but are not limited to technical, procedural, legal, behavioral, skills/proficiencies) and the spectrum of constituent cyber domains/functional areas in which to identify solutions.

Course contact hours: Arranged. Most of the teaching will be online but some meetings will take place in person. Meeting hours will be arranged based on availability of team members who register for the course.

Transfer Tuesdays: We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Transfer Tuesdays Spring 2016

Are you an incoming transfer student? Are you enrolling as an “intended” or undecided major? If so, we have scheduled Transfer Tuesdays on December 8, December 15 and January 15.  On Transfer Tuesdays, you will meet with an academic advisor in our office to have your questions answered, plan for your future,  and register for courses. 

Click Here to Visit Our Welcome Website Before You Come!

Information regarding health insurance, residence halls, etc. may be found there. Just click on your student status and get the intel you need!

What is an intended major?

Some of our majors are restricted. Students who are working on the prerequisites for their respective majors have their academic programs listed as intended and they are advised by advisors in our office. Additionally, students who have less than 24 credits are advised by our advisors. Once the prerequisites are met, we declare you into your major and you receive a new advisor from your  department .

Please tell us what you think?

Please help us assess to be our best!
Click here to fill out our 5 question survey.
Thank you in advance for your support.