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Information for Faculty & Staff

School of Law faculty and staff can use this page to find information pertaining to the administrative functions of the school.

Information not found on this page can be found on our student pages.

On this page:

HUB Faculty Center

You may access your HUB Faculty Center via MyUB.  The HUB Faculty Center will allow you to view any classes where you were an instructor for current and previous semesters; view class lists and student photos; email your class; and post grades.  An overview of your HUB Faculty center can be a helpful way to navigate to the various areas.

UBLearns

UBLearns is centrally supported.  Extensive information on using UBLearns, as well as class set-up can be found on the UBLearns for Faculty page.

Faculty Advising

Advisors are assigned to 1L, LL.M., and transfer students in their first year.  Students can view their advisor and email address in their HUB Student Center.

Class Registration

Records and Registration will enroll students in 1L classes.  All other law students are responsible for their own enrollment.  More information on student class enrollment, such as add/drop/resign dates can be found on our student page.

Wait List

When a class is designated to allow for a wait list, the student has the option during registration to wait list the class if the class is full.  Students who select this option are given a position on the wait list; if a seat opens in the class, eligible students are moved from the wait list in order of position number.  Information on viewing a wait list for a class you are teaching can be found here.

Permission of Instructor

If student registration in a course you are instructing is by application or permission simply send an email to law-records@buffalo.edu letting us know who the student is and in what class we should enroll the student.  If it's variable credit don't forget to tell us how many credits!

When scheduling courses for each semester our office will assign permission numbers and will send them to you or the staff in your office to be given out as students are accepted for the course or program.  Students will then be able to self-enroll. For Independent Study courses students must ask the instructor to sign a form that needs to be submitted to the office of Records and Registration. We will then register the student.

Examinations

You can view the exam schedule for your class via your HUB Faculty Center.  Students can view the date and time for their final examinations via their HUB Student Center.  Examination policies can be found on the student Records and Registration page.

Examination Deadlines - Spring 2019

Final examinations are due to our office during the following timeframes:

  • Exams held May 7-10 should be submitted to Records and Registration by Monday, April 29th.
  • Exams held May 13-17 should be submitted to Records and Registration by Friday, May 3rd.

ExamSoft

ExamSoft software is used by students to take exams on their laptops.

More information on ExamSoft can be found here.

Helpful tips for creating your exams

On the title page list the following:

  1.     Professor's name
  2.     Course name
  3.     Course number
  4.     Semester
  5.     "There are ___ pages in this exam. Be sure you have all the pages before you begin"
  • Print page numbers on every page
  • For in-class exams state what printed materials are allowed in the exam room, or that the exam is 'Closed Book", meaning no outside materials are allowed
  • Multiple Choice and True/False questions can be answered on scantron (bubble) sheets. Click here to see an example of a scantron sheet. There are five answer choices for multiple choice. Scantrons are sent to Central Scoring Services - you will need to send an answer key to your faculty assistant. If there are any multiple choice or true/false questions and you are not using scantrons, tell students to type all answers directly into the software in your instructions.
  • The software does not have 'pages' - it is continuous typing. If you want to limit the number of pages you will need to use a word count limit.
 

Grading

Final grading is done in your HUB Faculty Center.  Information on how to grade can be found via HUB Support.

Grade Due Dates

  • Summer 2019:  August 2, 2019
  • Spring 2019:     June 4, 2019
  • Bridge 2019:    February 8, 2019
  • Fall 2018:         January 11, 2019

Additional information about grading can be found via HUB Support

Policies

When planning your class the Credit hour policy can be helpful as it defines how many in class and out of class hours students need to be engaged in based on the number of credits the class is awarding.

The General Academic Requirements and Policies (GARP) are based on a student's year of maticulation to a law school.

Who to Call

Classroom Concerns

Locked Classroom Student Affairs 645-6223
Locked Classroom (after 4PM) Koren AV 645-2045
Make-up or Review Session Records & Registration 645-2060
Audio Visual Audio Visual 645-2045

Instructional Technology

(Requests and Help)

IT Services 645-7393

Other Helpful Areas

Student Concerns Bernadette Gargano gargano@buffalo.edu
Course Concerns S. Todd Brown stbrown2@buffalo.edu
Experiential Learning Kim Connolly kimconno@buffalo.edu