University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Global Campus

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Global Campus The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education is committed to offering high quality fully online programs.
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The Global Campus page is a part of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo. The Graduate School of Education creates and applies knowledge informed by research on human development, educational policy, pedagogy, and information science. GSE has offered fully online and accredited degree programs since 2001. Programs currently offered include: Science and the Public (EdM), Rehabilitation Counseling (MS and Adv. Cert.), Library & Information Science (MLS with concentrations in Reference and School Media), Gifted Education (Adv. Cert.), and Educational Technologies and New Literacies (Adv. Cert.). For more information about the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, visit http://gse.buffalo.edu. For additional information about online programs, please visit gse.buffalo.edu/online.

Mission: The mission of the GSE Office of Online Education is to expand and diversify University at Buffalo’s reach to those geographically or otherwise separated from our scholarship, research, education and public service via information and communication technologies. Our goal is to develop rich and unique learning experiences through the use of communication technologies designed to enrich and enhance learning opportunities for students. GSE Online has spent the last 15 years developing a welcoming learning environment. This environment will quickly make you a part of our community and provide you with the opportunity to learn from tenure-track faculty and seasoned practitioners.

A new study, with a #UBGSE co-author, reveals that the stay-at-home orders have worsened the health of children with obe...
06/16/2020

A new study, with a #UBGSE co-author, reveals that the stay-at-home orders have worsened the health of children with obesity. They are eating more poorly, exercising less and spending more time on phones, TVs and computer screens.

“Children and teens struggling with obesity are placed in an unfortunate position of isolation that appears to create an unfavorable environment for maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors,” said Myles Faith, PhD, childhood obesity expert, study co-author, chair and professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in UB GSE.

The study, published in April in Obesity, examined 41 overweight children in March and April in Verona, Italy. Details about diet, activity and sleep were collected three weeks into Italy’s mandatory national stay-at-home order and compared to data gathered in 2019 when children were in school.

Faith believes government officials should consider these negative consequences when evaluating stay-at-home restrictions. School and its daily routines make a big difference in the health of these young people, he said.

“School environments provide structure and routine around mealtimes, physical activity and sleep – three predominant lifestyle factors implicated in obesity risk,” said Faith.
#childhoodobesity #health #UBuffalo @wileyinresearch

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Interested in helping others lead more independent lives? Empower and advocate for people as a rehabilitation counselor....
06/16/2020

Interested in helping others lead more independent lives? Empower and advocate for people as a rehabilitation counselor. The profession with its focus on people with physical, mental, cognitive or sensory disabilities is expected to grow. Our master’s program is on-campus or online. #UBGSE is accepting fall semester applications until July 1. Send us yours: https://bit.ly/ApplyUBGSERehab #RehabilitationCounseling #GradSchool #UBuffalo #Admissions

Come together for #PrideMonth in solidarity and celebration. #UBGSE is committed to equity, inclusion and an environment...
06/15/2020

Come together for #PrideMonth in solidarity and celebration. #UBGSE is committed to equity, inclusion and an environment where everyone feels safe. This spring’s move to distance learning kept #UBuffalo from its traditional LGBTQI+ festivities in April. But you can’t quarantine SUNY Pride 2020, which went virtual in June! Take the Pride Video Challenge. Post your work in the Virtual Art Exhibition. Consider the options at suny.edu/pride.

Kevin Ahuna, PhD, director of UB’s Intercultural and Diversity Center offered this insight from Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name “bell hooks”:

“When we end our silence, when we speak in a liberated voice, our words connect us with anyone, anywhere who lives in silence," she wrote in her book “Talking Back.”

For Ahuna, Pride month is transformational. The LGBTQI+ community shares a perspective that is too rarely heard and too often silenced.

“Pride month not only empowers those who actively take part in it, but also uplifts those in the LGBTQI+ community who live in silence and do not or cannot participate,” he said. “For college students … Pride is an inspirational example of what is possible.”

Be a part of ending the silence. Participate in #Pride.

😎 Planning to catch up or get a head start in your coursework? Summer sessions☀️ start today! The drop/add deadline for ...
05/26/2020

😎 Planning to catch up or get a head start in your coursework? Summer sessions☀️ start today! The drop/add deadline for a 10-week class is Saturday, May 30. Soak up the knowledge. 😎 #summerschool 📚 #ubthissummer ubthissummer.buffalo.edu

05/16/2020
University at Buffalo Alumni

University at Buffalo Alumni

Congratulations #UBClassof2020 from Wolf Blitzer, BA '70! Don't forget to wash your hands! #UBuffalo

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University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education
05/05/2020

University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education

Soon after the pandemic shutdown started, #UBGSE PhD student Raven Baxter (Raven the Science Maven) made a video about fighting the virus. It went viral: stations from New York to Hawaii broadcasted “Wipe It Down.” Then, her remix of Lil Boosie’s “Wipe Me Down” landed in Mayor Byron Brown’s office and led to an invitation. This week she joined his new #BuffaloPAUSE initiative to persuade teens to stay home and safe.

Ahead, Baxter will announce a new science contest each week. Teens should follow her @RavenTheScienceMaven and make videos of themselves explaining an experiment for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. She explained this week’s by Instagram Live Monday: Show how keeping clean can fight the virus by using dish soap to clear pepper from water.

“The real challenge is communicating the science behind it,” said Baxter, 26, a #UBuffalo curriculum, instruction and the science of learning PhD student with a concentration in #science #education. She now teaches chemistry and directs the college #STEM program at the Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo.

She is aiming for a career in science communication. The pandemic, and the project with the mayor’s office, are education opportunities that she hopes will lead to new awareness. “The reality is we really should be thinking about science every day,” she said.

Read more: https://bit.ly/35KBgU9

University at Buffalo
04/29/2020
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

#UBuffalo will be planning for every eventuality—from a distance education model to a residential, campus-based experience in a less dense and safe environment, to a potential full return to conventional campus operations. #UBuffaloStrong

Jiayou China! Jiayou Buffalo! In Chinese “Jiayou” means “Keep Fighting!” It is the message that GSE PhD student Qinghua ...
04/27/2020

Jiayou China! Jiayou Buffalo! In Chinese “Jiayou” means “Keep Fighting!” It is the message that GSE PhD student Qinghua Chen first sent to her home country of China in a video produced last month. This month, she sent aid of a different kind to her Buffalo-area home: She donated 3,600 face masks to the Amherst Police and Pediatric & Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY.

Chen, a Shanghai native, has been moved to creative action by the hardships caused by the virus. As news of the outbreak swept from China to the US and around the world, she launched a series of projects. She started with a video of people from #UBuffalo campus offering messages to China of support and cheer. She moved on to fundraising $2,100 to buy face masks to donate locally. Lately, she’s been cultivating online exhibitions of international children’s art made during the pandemic via her blog on the Chinese WeChat app.

“For me, I’m playing the role of a global citizen,” said Chen, who studies early childhood education in GSE’s curriculum, instruction and the science of learning PhD program. “I just want to help a little bit.”

So far, the first two projects by Chen, a former finance reporter for a British service in China, captured the interest of the local press and UB collaborators.

Channel 7 aired a story in February about the video to encourage people in China struggling with the virus. Filmed before UB’s North Campus closed, it featured about 100 people offering messages of support. “We hope you get well,” said one man speaking from the lobby at Baldy Hall holding a red sign with “Jiayou China” written in Chinese. She posted her 5-minute video on YouTube — bit.ly/jiayou-china — last month. In China, the video was warmly received by friends, colleagues and social media.

“I’m very grateful because I received tremendous support from people who I know, who are my friends and my peers, and people I don’t know at all,” said Chen. “These are the people who make the world bright and warm.” #UBGSE #QuarantineLife

University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education
04/01/2020

University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education

The GSE Admissions office has gone virtual. Bring on your questions! Meet Danielle, Ryan, Renad and Lynette, our Admissions team. They’re taking calls and scheduling virtual sessions and events. They can connect you with faculty and answer any application question. There are some changes because of these unprecedented times. We added a temporary FAQ webpage to address these unique circumstances: ed.buffalo.edu/admission/covid-19. We’re accepting applications. Our team can help! We look forward to talking with you. #UBHornsUp #UBuffalo #UBGSE #GSEGrad #UBuffaloStrong #HornsUp #FlattenTheCurve #SocialDistancing #DoingOurPart

| Going Viral with Virus Safety | Raven Baxter, a.k.a. “Raven the Science Maven,” is a 26-year-old UB GSE PhD science ed...
03/31/2020

| Going Viral with Virus Safety |

Raven Baxter, a.k.a. “Raven the Science Maven,” is a 26-year-old UB GSE PhD science education student who took on the coronavirus and went viral herself. Her rap music video “Wipe it Down” about keeping clean and keeping safe went on YouTube last week, got her a story on local Spectrum News and CNN’s “must-watch” list.

From there her video went up on news stations from New York City to Hawaii. This week a new story debuts on the local WIVB-TV Channel 4. She also gave Fox News and ABC permission to distribute.

“It’s scary having all those people looking at me, but I guess I kind of asked for it when I put that video out there,” said Baxter with a laugh.

She wrote the words in about an hour, made the video on her phone and remixed the music to the beat of another popular rap, “Wipe Me Down” by Lil Boosie. Her take: “Wash your body, wash your hair and wash your hands, too. Get some soap, scrub it down and show me how you do it.” A day later it was online: http://youtu.be/OvMrNfK9fF4.

The point: Empower folks with humor, science information and a healthy to-do. She now counts her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers by the thousands. This includes her current favorite, the world’s most powerful x-ray telescope — NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Baxter, who researched the effects of media representation on black women in science for her dissertation, has more science music on the way. She’s recording an album and aims to release “Protocol” in May. “It’s going to be the new protocol for people like me who want to be their unapologetic selves in science,” said Baxter.

#UBGSE #UBuffalo #WomenInSTEM #QuarantineLife #WipeItDown @lysol @clorox @foxnews @BrandonNewsTV @ravenscimaven

03/21/2020
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

“In times of great challenge, UB demonstrates great resilience, and great character.”

Please take a moment to hear #UBuffalo President Satish K. Tripathi’s message of pride and hope.

For the latest updates and FAQs, please visit https://bitly.com/2UmJ3lK

University at Buffalo
03/21/2020

University at Buffalo

We know this evolving situation is bringing unforeseen challenges. Stay strong, #UBuffalo 💙

Read President Tripathi's message on how our UB community can work together in support of our mission: http://bitly.com/3ddPvUu

Stay safe and healthy #UBGSE. See the message below for some #UBuffalo guidance.
03/18/2020

Stay safe and healthy #UBGSE. See the message below for some #UBuffalo guidance.

[UPDATED 3/19 2:30 PM] We know these are difficult and uncertain times, and we are getting many questions about what you should do. Here is additional guidance:

🔹 Stay home for the remainder of the semester if you are able to do so.
🔹 If you are currently in university housing, we recommend you return home if you are able to do so.
🔹 International students, students who don’t have other housing options, and students with limited access to technology may stay in university housing

If you are staying home, please DO NOT return to pick up your belongings. Your belongings will be secured. UB will contact you in the future regarding alternative arrangements to get your belongings.

There some additional information that will help inform your decision on https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus including:

🔹 What steps to take in order to leave campus housing
🔹 Information on prorated credits for room and board for UB students (including: residence hall/housing and dining/meal expenses)

[UPDATE] Answers to many of your questions about refunds, credits, key returns, notification on access to collect your belongings, and more have been added see the FAQs: https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/covid-19.html

Hey #UBuffalo, considering changing your spring break plans? University at Buffalo Student Experience has some helpful l...
03/12/2020

Hey #UBuffalo, considering changing your spring break plans? University at Buffalo Student Experience has some helpful links and info to help you out!

#UBuffalo Students and Parents: Please coordinate with each other about upcoming travel plans and consider following CDC advisories for domestic and international travel! Check below for helpful links ⬇

- On-Campus residents who decide not to travel can request break housing through this Wednesday, March 11: http://bitly.com/33faX7j

- Parents and family can sign up to receive email updates here: http://bitly.com/39AwgT6

For the latest updates and FAQs on COVID-19, please visit http://bitly.com/39CjhAi

A message from the Provost. Please read carefully.
03/12/2020

A message from the Provost. Please read carefully.

3/11/20 Statement from Provost Scott Weber on UB’s plans to maximize distance learning and reduce in person instruction, effective March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Dear UB Faculty, Staff and Students:

I am writing as a follow up to President Tripathi’s earlier communication regarding UB’s plans to maximize distance learning and reduce in person instruction, effective March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Distance Learning at UB – Spring 2020

During this period of remote learning, the university has defined “maximize distance learning ” to mean that all courses, where possible and regardless of size, should be offered in distance learning format. We recognize that some formats (e.g., labs, studio, field based programs, etc.) may not be amenable to a distance learning format in the short term. Accordingly, unit leadership has the authority to grant exceptions in some circumstances with the guiding principle to minimize density in the teaching environment. In addition:
• Classroom instruction should be delivered remotely with the specific modality determined by individual faculty members and instructors in consultation with their department chair or dean.
• Online training and other resources for remote instruction, testing and evaluation are available at https://www.buffalo.edu/ubcei/teachingbeyond.html.
• Per New York State Education Department guidelines, instructors have the ability to alter assignments in their syllabi as long as stated learning outcomes continue to be met.
• All course instructors, including faculty, staff, and TA’s, should review their syllabi and determine if changes to course requirements are necessary.
• Revised syllabi must be provided to the class with clear instructions for class expectations.
• Instructors should notify their students by March 19 regarding how to access course content.
• As appropriate, deans will share additional guidance regarding specific degree requirements and how their programs will adjust.
• Faculty and instructors should direct questions and concerns to their department chair or dean.


Student Life

• Students may elect to complete their semester from home if their courses do not require on campus activities.
• Campus housing and dining will be open for students who remain on campus.
• Students leaving campus for spring recess should take with them any items necessary to continue their education remotely such as laptops, textbooks, notebooks, essential papers, art materials, musical instruments, etc.
• Students will receive further communication from the Office of Student Life regarding evolving student-centric issues.


Campus Operations

• Campus operations will continue without interruption including research, scholarship, student academic support, health services, university libraries, transportation, campus safety and all other university services.
• All professional obligations of faculty and staff remain unaffected, including those related to research, scholarship and service.
• Students on TA/GA/RA appointments and post-doctoral scholars are expected to carry out their employment obligations and should consult their supervisors for guidance regarding any modifications to regular duties.
Student employees, including work-study students, should consult their supervisors for guidance regarding any modifications to regular duties.
• Vice Presidents, Deans and Vice Provosts should rely on guidance from the Erie County Department of Health in evaluating whether or not to hold campus events involving more than 50 participants.


Please continue to visit https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus for updates and important information related to this evolving situation. Recognizing that these are extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances, I am confident that together we can overcome the challenges presented to us and continue to provide our students with a high quality academic experience.

University at Buffalo
03/12/2020
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

From President Satish K. Tripathi:

Dear Campus Community:
Since the start of the spring 2020 semester, the University at Buffalo has been actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and preparing for any disruptions in university operations, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, and the Erie County Department of Health.

To that end, our Academic Working Group, led by A. Scott Weber, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, has been planning and coordinating for a potential transition to a distance-learning model of course instruction.

Today, in an effort to reduce density in the campus environment and help mitigate the possibility for exposure to COVID-19, Governor Cuomo announced that all SUNY institutions, including UB, will implement plans to maximize distance learning and reduce in-person instruction, effective March 23 and through the end of the spring 2020 semester.

As always, our priorities are the health and safety of our entire campus community, and ensuring that our students can complete their academic course requirements.
As we move to a distance-learning model of instruction, UB will remain open, and UB’s campus operations will continue without interruption. This includes residence halls, campus dining, student academic support and health services, university libraries, transportation, campus safety and all other university services. Again, our campus operations will not be disrupted.

All professional obligations of UB faculty and staff remain unaffected. I thank you for your commitment to UB and for your efforts, on behalf of our university, to make this adjustment as seamless as possible.

Provost Weber will send an email communicating further guidance regarding the transition to distance learning.

To stay informed, please visit our COVID-19 UB website for the latest related UB news and updates, as well as announcements and bulletins from authoritative sources including the CDC, the state and county health departments, and SUNY.

During this period, we ask that you continue to follow public health recommendations to avoid the spread of respiratory illnesses. These include avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequent hand-washing; covering your cough or sneezing with a tissue; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; and staying home when you are sick.

As a reminder, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UB or in Erie County.

As we work through this evolving and challenging situation, I truly appreciate the support, resilience and adaptability of our campus community.

Sincerely,

Satish K. Tripathi
President

For the latest updates, information and FAQs, please visit http://bitly.com/2TFQDbP

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