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Center for Academic Development Services

208 Norton Hall (716) 645-3072

2009 Summer Program

Student Handbook


Dr. Henry J. Durand Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, CADS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 255 Capen Hall 645-7301

EDUCATIONAL OPPORUNTY PROGRAM 208 Norton Hall 645-3072 Dr. William Coles III Assistant Vice Provost Associate Director

RONALD E. MCNAIR PROGRAM 220 Norton Hall 645-5478

Darryl K. Barnes Assistant Director EOP Senior Counselors Roland Garrow Denise Hare Lani Jendrowski Sheryl Marable James Ramsey Marcelina Rodrigues-Rondon Lucinda Scott Manuel Wong


CORA P. MALONEY COLLEGE 255 Capen Hall 645-7301

Christina M. Nietopski Office Manager/ Student Supervisor


Janice Anderson Counseling Secretary

CADS TUTORIAL LAB 46 Capen Hall 645-6693

CADS PEER MENTORING 255Capen Hall 645-7301



The Center for Academic Development Services (CADS) represents a network of student support programs designed to assist students who have distinguished themselves in some areas, but need enrichment in others. CADS is comprised of 11 programs offering a range of diverse services and avenues of admission to the University at Buffalo. Departments and programs which are a part of CADS include: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Academic Challenge and Enrichment Program (ACE); Cora P Maloney College; Daniel Acker Scholars Program; Collegiate Science and Technology Entrance Program (CSTEP); Student Support Services (SSS); Ronald E. McNair Program; PSIP; and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). It is the goal of all CADS staff that every student receives quality counseling and academic advisement; sufficient tutoring and training; personal and social counseling; access to academic enrichment and career or professional development opportunity, and be able to access all students support services; and receive personal and professional advocacy and support. Together, each facet of CADS works to provide support and opportunity in an effort to promote the success of each student admitted through CADS programs in both academics and life.


To Our Students:

SUMMER PROGRAM OVERVIEW You have been identified as a talented student with enormous potential. It is the goal of the Center for Academic Development Services (CADS) to provide you with the opportunity to utilize this potential at the University at Buffalo. To this end, you have been provisionally admitted to the University at Buffalo, provided you successfully complete this Summer Program. The Summer Program is designed to acquaint you with the university setting and to provide you with the skills necessary to take full advantage of the services available to you. This is a highly structured and intense program. The central component is a series of academic courses designed to strengthen your reading, writing, mathematic, and communication skills. These courses will introduce what will be expected of you at this university and to the work level you can expect in the regular semester. In addition, these courses will give you a head start on the fall semester, exposing you to material you will likely see. The Summer Program is designed to help you understand and adjust to the university’s environment and culture. You will learn where important offices and services are located and become familiar with the campus community. Tutoring is a required part of this program. Tutoring will be run by the CADS tutorial office, which operates free of charge to CADS students during this summer and the regular school year as well. Our goal is to assist you as you strive for a successful college career.


Although your primary purpose here is academic, there is an important residential component of the program. Just like college during the regular semester, the social aspect of this program can deeply affect your studies in both positive and negative ways. During this program, you will have an opportunity to learn to balance these social pressures alongside your academic pressures. In addition to living in the dorms, a full schedule of recreational and social activities have been arranged. During the Summer Program, new and lasting friendships with fellow students and university professionals are cultivated. You will begin to build a support network which will benefit you throughout your academic career at the University at Buffalo. Finally, you should know that you are now a part of an elite and prestigious group of students, both past and present. CADS students are involved in leadership activities in every facet of UB. CADS students are members of Dean’s Lists and Honor Societies. The Center for Academic Development Services is here expressly to provide you with advice, guidance, and support to assist you in achieving success. We are proud of our students and our program. We look forward to serving you.

The Summer Program is your first step towards academic success and a fulfilling career. WELCOME ! For more information visit our website


ACADEMICS Curriculum The curriculum meets the educational needs of CADS freshmen. Your high school performance will determine some of your courses: a final assessment will be made at the end of the Summer Program. Your class performance, attendance and behavior will all determine admittance to the University. Due to the short, but intense duration of CADS summer classes, absences can not be permitted and, unless excused by a Vice Provost or program coordinator, may result in a class failure. If you are tardy more than twice to the same class, it will count as an absence.

Classes Class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Monday - Friday for the duration of the Summer Program. CADS will supply all of your course books at no charge. Between 9:00 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. on weekdays you cannot return to the dorms so please be prepared with all of your day’s materials .

Tutoring Six hours of tutoring are required each week. You are responsible for scheduling tutoring sessions. Tutoring takes place between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and during free time on weekends.

Study Hour Students are required to observe daily study hour, to be held in their own rooms in the residential halls. Study hour will take place 9:45-10:45 p.m. Monday - Friday, and students are expected to be present and using this time to work quietly and individually on their material for classes. During study hour no audible media, instant messaging, or disruptive conversations will be permitted. 6

The class schedules below are organized by letter. You received your letter as part of your orientation materials. If scheduled for “PSY/CHE/BIO/Flex”, you attend the class specific to your major: Psychology, Chemistry, or Biology. When you do not have classes you have “flex time”; this is a time to see professors, counselor, tutors, visit the financial aid office, etc. The CADS tutorial lab is open every weekday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. You may not leave North Campus or return to the dorms during flex time. “CI/UGC” is a class that combines study skills and computer skills with UGC111 Time


A 8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10 B


UGC111 Calculus PSY/Flex Lunch CI/UGC English

8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 PSY/Flex ULC148 Lunch English CI/UGC

8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:10 - 12:10 12:10 - 1:40 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 CI/UGC Lunch English ULC148L PSY/Flex

Time D





8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10 8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10 8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:10 - 12:10 12:10 - 1:40 1:55 - 3:25

UGC111 ULC148 PSY/Flex Lunch CI/UGC English UGC111 PSY/Flex ULC147 Lunch English CI/UGC UGC111 CI/UGC Lunch English ULC147




8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 Statistics PSY/Flex Lunch CI/UGC English


8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 Statistics PSY/Flex Lunch CI/UGC English


8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 Calculus CHE Lunch CI/UGC English


8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10 8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 Calculus BIO Lunch CI/UGC English UGC111 ULC148 CHE Lunch CI/UGC English

8:30 - 9:25 9:40 - 11:10 11:25 - 12:55 12:55 - 1:55 1:55 - 3:25 3:40 - 5:10

UGC111 ULC148 BIO Lunch CI/UGC English




RESIDENTIAL LIFE Living in the dorms is a fundamental part of university life, and a key aspect of the CADS Summer Program. You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities afforded you. Residential staff will provide various educational and recreational programs, and sports equipment is available in the RC office. Keep in mind CADS policies are geared toward academics. This makes the Summer Program different than the living in the dorms during the regular school year.

CADS Summer Program Residential Staff Residential Coordinator and Senior Counselor Manuel Wong Residential Director Brittany Ballard Assistant Residential Director David Louis Resident Counselors Olywatomi Abayomi Michelle Balbuena Tina Chang Crystal Maisonet Brittany McCoy Joyce Mixson

Dwane Bruce Brandan Deshane Hassan Farah Zaquan Gaines Isaac Owusu-Manu Michael Siu

RC Office: Richmond 2, Room 218


SUMMER PROGRAM RULES The CADS Summer Program is highly structured to help you focus on developing strategies necessary for succeeding at the University at Buffalo. The following rules are to be adhered to at all times during the Summer Program. The residential staff, including RCs and Residential Directors are responsible for enforcing these rules, in addition to teachers, tutors and all CADS staff. You are expected to respect all Summer Program rules and Residence Hall Policies. Refer to the following section for consequences when rules are not followed. 1. Illegal drugs or controlled substances are not permitted; their use or possession will result in immediate dismissal from the program and the University. This is an arrestable offense. 2. Absolutely no tampering with any fire equipment, fire extinguishers, fire hoses, pull boxes, etc. This is an arrestable offense. 3. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Their use will result in immediate dismissal from the Program and the University. 4 Stealing from others will result in immediate dismissal from the Program and the University. 5. No sexual activities at all. As the focus of this Program is academics, and for the sake of consistency, absolutely no public or private displays of affection can be tolerated. 6. There is to be no defacing of University property. You will be charged for repairs. This is an arrestable offense. 7. Students are expected to conduct themselves with a sense of community. No fighting or threats of physical violence 10

8. Students must be present and with materials at their desks in their rooms at 9:45 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. every day for study hour. Audible music, instant messaging, phone calls, or outside conversation are not permitted. 9. Sunday – Thursday each student must be in the dorms by 11:30 p.m. and in their rooms by 12:00 a.m. 10. Friday and Saturday each student is to be in the dorms by 12:30 a.m. and in their room by 1:00 am. 11. Students must be in their own room after room curfew. If you are in a dorm room that is not your own the door must be open. 12. You may not pick up delivered food after building curfew. RCs are not permitted to pick up deliveries for students. Deliveries arriving after 11:25 p.m. will be asked to leave the premises; therefore you must place your order so that it will arrive before 11:25 p.m. 13. If necessary, your RC might schedule a mandatory floor meeting after study hour. You must be on your floor by this time, after which you must follow the directions given by your RC. You may not leave the floor unless specifically told to by an RC. 14. There is no laundry to be done or picked up after building curfew, even if the laundry is in your building. If laundry is left there, it must wait until morning. 15. Monday – Friday you are required to leave your room by 8:15 a.m. regardless of your class schedule. You cannot return to the dorms until 5:10 p.m., unless directed by a CADS staff member. 11

will be tolerated. These are arrestable offenses. 16. No gambling for cash or favors is permitted during the summer program. 17. You must be early or on time for all classes, absences will not be tolerated without a doctor’s note or clearance from CADS administration. 18. Tutoring-session attendance is mandatory. 19. Attendance on all trips and meetings at all are mandatory unless specifically stated otherwise. 20. Milk - During each meal, you must have a carton or a glass of milk on your tray. This is mandated by CADS’s USDA food grant which pays for your meals. 21. Visitors are only allowed on weekends before 9:00 p.m. with permission of your RC. No visitors are allowed Monday – Thursday. 22. Only Richmond buildings and the Richmond Dining Hall are to be used. All other residential areas are off limits. 23. Absolutely no cooking is permitted in student rooms. 24. Lounge furniture is not permitted in student rooms. 25. No unauthorized room changes are allowed. 26. When the fire alarm sounds, you must leave the buildings as promptly as possible. 27. Courtesy towards others is expected, especially regarding noise. 10

28. Lost key must be immediately reported to the Resident Director. There will be a $50 charge to replace lost keys. 29. Duplicate keys are not permitted. 12

Room Damage and Lost Keys You will receive a key and a swipe card to your dorm room, this key must be returned at the end of the Summer Program. The swipe card must be returned as soon as an ID card is given. A fee will be charged to the resident for any lost keys or swipe cards. The fee is used to replace both the lock on the door and any other replacement keys. Rooms have been inspected prior to the students’ arrival. All damages and losses incurred to any room during the Summer Program will be billed to the individuals living in the room. 1. In the event that there is damage to university property, and the individual responsible cannot be identified, all people living within the damaged area will be held collectively responsible.

2. Any damage to rooms will be billed to the individuals living in the room and deducted from Fall awards. 3. Rooms will be inspected at the end of the Summer Program. 4. Keys and swipe card must be returned by the last day of the summer program or you will be charged.

The University and the CADS Summer Program reserve the right to enter rooms, without prior notice, for health and safety reasons


Incidents and Notification Reports Notification reports are either positive or negative notices that bring certain behaviors and events to the attention of CADS councilors and administration. Positive incident reports are to be used at the discretion of teachers and tutors to acknowledge that a student is demonstrating an exemplary attitude or outcome. These will affect the overall considerations of any student. However, in accordance with the discipline policy, in response to any violations (no matter how minor) Notification Reports will be filled out to report relevant incidents and events to CADS councilors and administration. The goal of the discipline policy is to provide a structured climate that is safe and enables you to learn at an optimum level. The discipline policy provides all students the opportunity to develop self discipline, successful interpersonal skills, and selfdirection. Conduct considered counterproductive to an individual’s learning or self-development; detrimental or unsafe to persons or property; violating laws, policies, or commonly accepted standards will not be tolerated. These policies will be consistently enforced by the residential staff in a fair, firm, and timely manner. If a student violates CADS Summer Program guidelines, a notification report is filled out on the spot detailing the incident. Different forms are used for academic and residential incidents. A record of all incidents will be kept by the RCs, EOP Counselors, and Dr. Coles. Students will be notified by their RC within two days of an incident of subsequent consequences. In many cases, this will happen the same day. The most severe incidents, mostly those pertaining to the first seven rules, will be reported to the administrative staff and dealt with immediately. The CADS staff will follow the disciplinary sequence that follows. 14

Procedures for Disciplinary Consequences The following sequence of disciplinary consequences is progressive, but does not imply that a “step by step” progression needs to be used dealing with violations. Disciplinary consequences are based on circumstances unique to each incident and will be dependent on such factors as: 1. the severity of the incident; 2. the frequency of incidents; 3. the student’s attitude which includes the student’s ownership of the behavior (if they accept responsibility or react argumentatively and shift blame) as well as willingness to change; 4. the student’s running discipline record.


Student Conference Typically used when a student has been late to curfew hours, study hours, a hall meeting, or classes more than once. A conference involves a member of the administrative staff or a Summer Program Coordinator, and seeks to clarify expectations and specify what consequences will be assigned if inappropriate behavior continues.

Group Hearing A student may be required to attend a group hearing hosted by a representative from the CADS. A student may also be assigned to attend the group hearing during a Student Conference. Students will be required to attend a hearing for two hours at a designated time and place.

Delegation to Community Service Assigned if a student is more than 10 minutes late to curfew hours, hall meetings, or class, and will especially be assigned for violations that may involve property damage, assault, or other serious offences listed under the Summer Program rules. It may also be assigned as a result of a Student Conference. Community service is run by a member of the CADS program. Students may be assigned to assist RCs in preparing for CADS events or duties, or assisting in community halls or in the CADS lab through a work detail to be determined at the discretion of a program Coordinator. Failure to cooperate with set guidelines for community service will result in escalating punitive consequences.


Referral to Student-Wide Judiciary (SWJ) If it has been determined that University Rules have been violated (e.g. drugs, alcohol, stealing, gambling, fighting, property damage, or tampering with fire equipment) students will be referred to SWJ. SWJ has the authority to impose sanctions including warnings, checkstops, loss of privileges consistent with the offense, community service hours, disciplinary probation. It also can recommend suspension/expulsion from the University, and other sanctions. These sanctions may still affect students during the spring and fall semester.

Recommendation for Expulsion Grounds for expulsion are determined by the CADS Professional Staff based upon the offense committed by the student. Expulsion will prohibit the student from entering the University at Buffalo in the up-coming year.


Emergencies CAMPUS SAFETY In the dormitories you are responsible for your own safety, that of your guests, and your belongings. For all emergencies, call 716-645-2222 (2222 with an oncampus phone) for University Police.

HEALTH SERVICES Insurance information must be on file in the CADS office (208 Norton) before attending the Summer Program, along with your medical authorization form. Health Services is located in Michael Hall on the Main Street Campus (716-829-3316). This office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Receiving Mail YOUR NAME C/O CADS Summer Program 123 Richmond Area Office State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14261

If you receive mail during the Summer Program, your RC will let you know you may pick up your mail at the RC office in Richmond 2, Room 218.


Additional Computing Sites & CIT Help Desk Information Capen Cybraries, 1st & 3rd Floors of UGL 201 Capen Phone: 645-6585 Monday—Thursday: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. * The CADS Tutoring Lab on the ground floor of the UGL also has computers available. Lockwood Cybraries, 2nd floor outside of Lockwood Library & 3rd floor of Lockwood Library Phone: 645-6588 Monday—Thursday: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. CIT Help Desk, Lockwood 2nd Flood Cybrary 214 Lockwood Phone: 645-3542 Monday—Thursday: 9:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.


Center for Academic Development Services State University of New York at Buffalo 208 Norton Hall, Buffalo NY, 14260 Phone: (716) 645-3072 Fax: (716) 645-3075


CADS Summer Program Student Handbook  

Information for students part of the CADS Summer Program 2009

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