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Distance Education

The University at Buffalo offers distance education sections of certain courses. All distance education sections are designated with a campus of “remote” in the public class schedule.  For more information on a specific distance education course, please contact the offering department.

If a course requires specific equipment or skills, students must have access, in advance of registering for the course, to information about any hardware and software requirements and prerequisite skill level. Students enrolled in distance education courses will have access to services traditionally provided in person; i.e. libraries, labs, academic advising, Career Design Center, financial aid counseling, personal counseling, disability services, and other student services as appropriate.

All existing UB policies, i.e. grading, course evaluation and admission criteria, apply to all activities bearing UB academic credit, including distance education.

Guidance for Remote Learning Students Residing Outside New York State

The University at Buffalo is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and follows the complaint resolution policies and procedures outlined within the SARA Policy Manual, also summarized here. Consumer protection complaints resulting from online courses, activities, and operations may be submitted for investigation and resolution via the Undergraduate Academic Grievance Policy. If a student is dissatisfied with the campus-based resolution, a concern may be submitted to System Administration of the State University of New York as outlined here. And, if still not satisfied, a complaint may be submitted, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the New York State Education Department as outlined here.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 08:02:22