Athletics Academic & Student Development Services (AASD) emphasizes the importance of education to help student-athletes develop the skills necessary to become independent and successful learners. AASD provides programs and services to student-athletes to facilitate their academic and personal development and to promote scholarly pursuits and academic excellence with integrity.
|Monday - Thursday||8:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||1:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
Academic Enrichment: Athletics Academic Advisors regularly monitor student-athlete progress toward graduation and overall academic performance. Our advisors are responsible for providing quality assistance in the following areas:
Athletics Academic Advisors also maintain frequent contact with departmental advisors and the Office of the Registrar and Athletics Compliance Services to ensure that NCAA, Mid-American Conference (MAC), and UB academic standards, rules, and policies are followed.
Tutoring: AASD provides opportunities for all student-athletes to acquire the proper study and learning skills and course-specific information through tutoring. Tutors and students work together to develop the independent thinking and learning skills necessary to achieve positive results without compromising the integrity of the educational process.
Learning Assessment: AASD staff is dedicated to ensure that the academic needs of all types of learners are being met. The Division of Athletics also collaborates with The Psychological Services Center that is located on the University at Buffalo's North Campus to assist with further educational testing and assessments. AASD staff will facilitate the process as well as serve as the liaison to the Office of Accessibility Resources.
Bulls Learning Center: AASD provides educational and study environments for its student-athletes in the form of learning centers. Study groups, academic mentors, and tutors are also available at these Learning Centers.
Academic Celebration: AASD recognizes student-athletes with exceptional academic records at the annual Academic Celebration. University administrators, faculty members, and athletics department personnel gather in celebration of the academic accomplishments of UB student-athletes.
Campus Services: Academic Services assists student-athletes in connecting with Division of Athletics and campus support services to accommodate their individual needs. AASD staff members work closely with the UB Counseling Services, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, and other academic, student, and personal support programs to help diagnose and assist student-athletes.
|Dr. Donald Reed
Associate Athletics Director
|Dr. Kushal Bhardwaj
Student Development Coordinator
Student Athlete Development Assistant