Job Opportunity -Temporary Learning Management Assistant – P220260

The Department of Learning Environments and Technologies has a posting for the position of Temporary Learning Management Assistant.

The University at Buffalo (UB) Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT) seeks to hire a Temporary Learning Management Assistant for a period not to exceed one (1) year. The Learning Management Assistant will provide direct support to instructors and instructional support staff as they are trained to deliver courses via the new learning management system. The Learning Management Assistant develops and delivers training related to key functionality within the new system and provides direct support for course content migration and setup within the new system.

 For further information, please review the full posting at the below link:

Job Title:                                 Temporary Learning Management Assistant
Posting Number:                    P220260
Department:                            Learning Environments and Technologies
Quick link for Posting: 

Please share with those who may have an interest.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Graduate School’s Free Grant Writing Workshops

The Graduate School is pleased to offer a series of free grant writing workshops designed for doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars. The series will include the following workshops:

  • Fellowship and Grant Writing Basics.
  • Grant Writing for STEM fields: Research Planning for Future PIs.
  • Grant Writing for Humanities: Pursuing Grants to Help Support Your Humanities Scholarship.

Registration is required by Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Register for a Grant Writing Workshop

Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop Series

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. This award is only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents in a GRFP-supported field.

Virtual workshops will take place August 15, 16, 17 and 18 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop Series

Imagine PhD and My IDP

Imagine PhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences (though master’s and PhDs in all disciplines will find it useful). This platform is designed to allow users to assess their career-related interests, explore career paths appropriate to their disciplines, create self-defined goals and map out next steps for career success.

For more information visit the Imagine PhD website

My IDP is a free, web-based career-planning tool that was created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals. This platform provides exercises to help you examine your interests, a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills, a tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, and articles and resources to guide you through the process.

For more information visit the My IDP website

Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study

In this three-part virtual workshop series you will learn more about the Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. This program is for U.S. citizens only.

Summer 2022 Program Dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 12-1 p.m. — Fulbright Basics
Wednesday, Aug.17, 12-1 p.m. — Preparing an Application for the Study/Research Grant
Thursday, Aug.18, 12-1 p.m. — Preparing an Application for the English Teaching Assistantship Grant

Register for the Fulbright workshop

Graduate Student Listening Sessions

Dear Graduate Students,

The Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships invite you to one of three listening sessions. The goal of the listening sessions is for us to ask you about your needs for professional and personal development programming in the upcoming year.

In this informal setting, we will ask you to share your thoughts on topics such as, programming, communication approaches, resources available and resources needed, and program format (in-person vs virtual).

Monday, July 18, 2022 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. – 107 Capen Hall – A light lunch will be served.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Virtual – link below

Meeting URL:

Meeting ID:        915 8881 4416

Passcode:           612550

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – 107 Capen Hall – A light breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP here for the session you would like to attend.

Call for Volunteers ~ PhD Excellence Oversight Committee

The PhD Excellence Oversight Committee is searching for graduate students to serve on the CAS PEOC committee for 2022-2023 academic year.

-We need a total of 3 members from 3/4 of the different “divisions” in the college.

-Graduate students with some knowledge and experience with the Excellence Initiative would be preferable.

The charge of the committee can be found here.  Terms start July 1, 2022.

UBEDC Summer Webinars ~ Teaching with Technology

Register at:

Additional Information at:

Address questions to:

Printable Flyer

Offered as part of a collaborative event sponsored by the 2022 FACT2 Excellence Award winner, UB Educational Design Collaborative (UB EDC), UB Libraries, UB Information Technology (UBIT), Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching Transformation (CATT), and various UB Schools and units. Webinars are presented online and free to all.

Workshop Title Date Time
Peer Evaluations Tues. June 7 10am to 11am
Beyond the Template: Creating Robust Web Resources
for the Classroom with Google Sites
Wed. June 8 10am to 11am
Understanding Regular & Substantive Interaction (RSI): OSCQR 4.0 is here! Thurs. June 9 10am to 11am
Designing and Delivering Awesome Presentations Fri. June 10 10am to 11am
Incorporating Career Competencies into your Courses Tues. June 14 10am to 11am
Multimodal Learning and Visual Methods of Instruction Wed. June 15 10am to 11am
Accessibility & Advanced Universal Design (UDL) Wed. June 22 10am to 11am
Beyond the Paper: Intro to Digital Options for Class Projects Thurs. June 23 10am to 11am
Immersive Xperiences (IX): Shifting Time, Space, Things, and Learning (Creating 360° Interactive Tours) Tues. Aug. 2 10am to 11am
Flipgrid for Self-Reflections & Video Responses Wed. Aug. 3 10am to 11am
Ways to Integrate ELN Digital Badges into Courses Thurs. Aug. 4 10am to 11am
Building Great Learning Objectives Mon. Aug. 8 10am to 11am
The Attendance Conundrum
(Faculty Panel by members of UBTaLCK)
Tues. Aug. 9 10am to 11am
Organizing Your Panopto Videos Wed. Aug. 10 10am to 11am
Emerging Teaching Technology Assessment Initiative (ETTAI) Thurs. Aug. 11 10am to 11am
Escape Rooms for Engaging Learning Activities Mon. Aug. 15 10am to 11am
Designing Effective Poster Presentations Tues. Aug. 16 10am to 11am
LMS Transition: A Brightspace Sneak Peek Wed. Aug. 17 10am to 11am
How Can We Support Students’ Success: Organizing, Planning Time, Creating Priorities, & Notetaking Thurs. Aug. 18 10am to 11am
EndNote 20 for Beginners Tues. Aug. 23 10am to 11am
Collaborative series sponsored by the 2022 SUNY FACT2 Excellence Award winner UB Educational Design Collaborative (EDC), Libraries, UB Information Technology (UBIT), Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching Transformation (CATT), and UB Schools.

GSA Summer Hours

Please note that as of Monday, May 16th GSA will be on summer hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Friday (closed for lunch daily 1:00 – 2:00pm)

Regular business hours will resume with the start of the Fall semester on Monday, August 29th.

NCFDD Institutional Membership Information

Dear Graduate Students,

We are pleased to announce that the University at Buffalo has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. For more information, see UB’s NCFDD webpage.

The NCFDD provides a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings.

To claim your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose University at Buffalo from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”.
  4. Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (
  5. Go to your UB email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.

If you have questions about the membership, please contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence ( If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at

Despina Stratigakos, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence
Office of Inclusive Excellence
University at Buffalo
549 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

GSA Officer Election and Referendum Results

The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2022-2023 GSA Officer Elections and Referendum vote:


J Coley: 233

(70 abstentions)

Vice President:

Jennifer Schechter: 228

(75 abstentions)


Joshua Joseph: 119

Ryan Enser: 110

(74 abstentions)

These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2022.


That the student activity fee be MANDATORY for all graduate students: 183

That the student activity fee be VOLUNTARY for all graduate students: 120

Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated in these votes!


GSA Election Committee

Morgan Redington (EC Co-Chair)

Vaishnavi Hatrote (EC Co-Chair)

Monika Che  (EC)

Andrew Brown (EC)

Fahed Ali (EC)

Inkululeko Kunye – South Africa Trip

Hello GSA,

My name is Rachael Specht. I am a senior student and Communication major at UB. For the Spring ‘22 semester, I am enrolled in COM 493, which involves working with the ELN (Experiential Learning Network) to partner with a non-profit. I am partnering with Inkulueko, whose Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Jason Torreano, was from Western New York.  Inkulueko is leading a trip (12/28/22-1/10/23), and I am assisting in communicating this to people who may be interested.

Trip information for Inkulueko’s program, Kunye:

 Inkulueko Kunye Flyer.pdf


Coordinating Organization:

Inkululeko  ( is a nonprofit organization that works with motivated, young people from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds in Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa.

The organization has these goals:

– To support students with finishing high school and moving onto university, or

– To support students with finishing high school and obtaining a skill set so they can be gainfully employed upon graduation

Inkululeko welcomes accepted students from the local township several days a week after school to receive academic support in areas where they are struggling and enrichment opportunities in areas where they are excelling. Regular tutors are Rhodes University students.

This Program:

Participants who join this trip will have an opportunity to engage with, teach, and learn from Inkululeko students through purposeful volunteering, including tutoring Inkululeko learners and collaborating with them to work on aspects of building a social enterprise project.

Participants will be immersed in the local culture, with opportunities to take Xhosa language lessons, interact with guest speakers who are change agents in the Makhanda (Grahamstown) community, embark on a walking township tour led by residents, and visit local artists who sell beadwork, locally sourced fabrics, and other assorted crafts.

The trip is for anyone 18+, so it is not limited to college/graduate students.

I would love to pass this information along to the GSA (and anyone else you may think is of interest). Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

I appreciate your time and consideration.


Rachael Specht
Communications BA 2022
University at Buffalo
(716) 225-9332